Director of Projects and Program Management (PMO) - Remote

3 months ago
Full time role


The Center for EcoTechnology helps people and businesses save energy and reduce waste. We make green make sense. We work with ...

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Job Description

The Center for EcoTechnology is hiring a Director of Projects and Program Management (PMO) - Remote to report to the Chief Growth Officer (CGO). The Director in this position develops, plans, and implements project delivery processes and policies that promote delivery excellence, coaches and directs project management staff, and works with other department leaders to define, prioritize, and develop projects and programs. CET has a diverse portfolio of environmental and social impact programs spanning commercial waste reduction, energy efficiency, electrification, deconstruction, and other decarbonization projects.

We are looking for someone who can bring new insights, life experience, and diversity to the CET management team. This is critical to support our innovative thinking, our mission impact in historically underserved communities, and our success mitigating climate change. If you have enthusiasm for the non-profit mission of CET and feel energized by what you read here, please apply even if you aren't sure you meet every qualification! You may be the right person to grow with us and help us achieve our critical mission impact goals.


The Director of Projects and Program Management job:

  • Direct and manage the day-to-day operations of the department, including supervising and developing a team of dedicated Project and Program Managers.
  • Direct the development and implementation of best practice project management methodologies across the organization.
  • Drive adoption of methodologies across all cross-department projects and programs, to ensure consistent, reliable delivery with minimal business impact.
  • Deeply embed equity and inclusion objectives into program and project activities to increase diversity of beneficiaries.
  • Identify opportunities for innovation and continuous process improvement.
  • Proactively engage and consult with other department Directors on project management needs and performance.
  • Work with the CGO, Project Managers, and Program Managers to identify and develop new business opportunities with current clients or as an extension of ongoing activities.
  • Ensure that projects are staffed with the right Project or Program Manager based on skills, experience, knowledge, and abilities to match project complexity.
  • Champion CET's DEI initiative and nurture a healthy and inclusive team culture.


 Knowledge/Skills/Experience preferences:

  • A minimum of 10 year’s relevant work experience as a project delivery practitioner building, deploying, and/or supporting a high functioning project management office preferred.
  • At least 5 years in a supervisory role or an equivalent combination of training/experience.
  • Proficient in various project management methodologies with appropriate application, governance processes, and functions.
  • Experience managing a portfolio of projects or programs to help team members effectively manage, utilize, and forecast resource capacity vs. demand.
  • Proven experience establishing cross-team, cross-project strategies to overcome challenges of a matrix structure.
  • Budgeting skills to track and monitor project financial performance and help team members find cost-effective solutions.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience leading successful teams.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience working for a non-profit or environmental services consultancy.
    • Experience proposing, managing and/or delivering grant-funded projects.
    • Proficiency in Salesforce and NetSuite or equivalent CRM and ERP platforms.
    • Professional project management certification (e.g., PMP).


Location: This is a remote position located in the Northeast, with occasional travel to Massachusetts. Remote employees must have high-speed internet access and a working location free from distractions and interference during business hours. 

What we offer:

This is a full-time salaried exempt position. CET offers excellent benefits including vacation, holiday, and personal/sick time; medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; disability insurance; and a retirement plan with a company match. We cultivate a friendly and supportive environment to help us achieve our mission impact goals.


About Us

At the Center for EcoTechnology, we make green make sense! CET is built on a model of working directly with businesses and residents to reduce waste, increase energy efficiency, and electrify buildings. We are on-the-ground changemakers in the race to decarbonize and we invite you to join us. With nearly five decades of meaningful impact on our community, economy, and environment, we know that our mission starts with you.

CET is committed to racial justice and inclusion. Our staff and Board have been formally co-creating and implementing a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Framework since 2020 that spans all internal and external policies, practices, and services. The candidates we seek share this commitment to equity and find fulfillment in building an inclusive culture in a collaborative, non-linear, and continuous learning environment.


CET is an equal opportunity employer and provider. We strongly encourage women, people of color, and LBGTQ+ candidates to apply. You may include military service assignments and any verified work performed on a volunteer basis.


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