Interesting position requiring effective people skills
North Country Regional Outreach Coordinator (Current Employee) – Potsdam, NY – September 26, 2013
This is the business of creating awareness of statewide incentives to improve energy efficiency, energy conservation and renewable energy generation as a means of increasing statewide and regional economic development.
A broad array of energy related programming is available and accessible by businesses, municipalities, entrepreneurs and residents to improve our energy and economic position. It's my job to build relationships, discover projects and facilitate connections to appropriate program compatibility with projects, tie them to regional and state objectives, and follow them through to ensure continuity, consistency and access to incentives.
Highly detailed reporting using Salesforce.com Customer Relationship Management software (CRM), is time consuming, but necessary for state to prove results of outreach efforts.
The most enjoyable part of the position is meeting and assisting clientele in their efforts toward progressive measures to reduce energy demands, improve opportunity for renewables, reduce their bottom lines, and meet state and federal objectives for conservation, efficiency and propagation of renewable energy, particularly solar. Solar energy is accessible, sensible, readily available, naturally sourced, affordable (with incentives) and sustainable!
Flexibility to create opportunity and my own schedule with, positive support from CITEC management and support staff.
Bureaucracy and heavy demand, sometimes delays response time to clientele.