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Project Director

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is a private non-profit corporation that works to promote sustainable technologies and systems, especially for the benefit of economically disadvantaged individuals and communities. NCAT is seeking an experienced project director to lead its Low Income Home Energy Assistance project. The position is headquartered in NCAT’s office in Butte, Montana. Some work on the project could be handled remotely but preference will be given to applicants who wish to work in Butte.

QUALIFICATIONS: The position requires the equivalent of a BA/BS degree in journalism, social work, non-profit management, business management or an appropriate field, plus 4 or more years of related experience and/or training. An understanding of low-income energy issues and/or experience working on public policy issues is required. A willingness and the ability to delve into technical information on new topics is needed to fully perform all aspects of this position. Candidates must possess a full range of technical researching expertise, including strong technical writing, editing and communication skills. The applicant must have excellent organizational, analytical, verbal and written communication skills, be able to work independently and to lead a team. You should be a skilled communicator, adept at public speaking and writing about technical topics in a manner to promote understanding for multiple audiences. We are looking for an applicant with project management experience working with a federal agency and supervising staff. Grant writing experience would be plus. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office is necessary. Experience with software such as Word Press, Drupal and Adobe Photoshop is desirable.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary duties of the position are to lead project staff in researching low-income and energy issues, editing, and disseminating policies, procedures and technical information for the LIHEAP Clearinghouse. This position also prepares written reports and materials, develops and maintains specialized websites, attends conferences and workshops and assists in identifying new projects and funding sources. The Clearinghouse provides assistance to a variety of audiences of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Clearinghouse project with the goal of expanding information exchange on low-income energy issues with the national low-income energy network. The project director regularly facilitates meetings and conference calls with Clearinghouse stakeholders. To learn more about the Clearinghouse please visit The Clearinghouse is a project of the Department of Health and Humans Services.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: This is a full-time hourly position with a starting salary range of $35,000 to $50,000 depending on skills, qualifications, and experience. Benefits include paid vacation and holidays, a health insurance plan, a cafeteria plan, a 401(k) plan and a pleasant office environment in which to work.

Application Process: Applications will be accepted through April 16, 2017 or until suitable candidates can be identified. Early applications are encouraged and applications will be considered as they are received. All persons interested in being considered for the position must submit a cover letter highlighting their experience and skills relevant to the listed qualifications, a current resume and a completed NCAT INTERN application form. Requests for an NCAT application form and inquiries about the application process should be directed to Jody Krzan. Incomplete applications or reference on the application to “see resume” will not be considered. Applicants can visit our home page for a gateway to web sites and projects developed by NCAT staff. Send completed application materials to:

Kriss Sullivan
NCAT Human Resource Specialist
P.O. Box 3838
Butte, MT 59702

For convenience this announcement is also available in PDF format.

NCAT Application Form.

NCAT values diversity and encourages minority and women applicants to apply. For additional information about NCAT please visit our home page.

It is NCAT’s policy and organizational philosophy to ensure that all of our employment practices, including recruitment and hiring, are administered for all individuals without regard to race, sex, creed, color, national origin, age, religion, marital or veterans status, disability, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

Public Outreach Intern

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is a private non-profit corporation that works to promote sustainable technologies and systems, especially for the benefit of economically disadvantaged individuals and communities. NCAT is seeking a current student with an interest in sustainable agriculture and public outreach to work in our Butte, Montana office. This is a… Continue Reading

NCAT Specialist Featured in Small Producer Initiative Webinar March 30

NCAT Specialist Featured in Small Producer Initiative Webinar March 30

As a part of Texas State University’s Small Producer Initiative, NCAT Poultry Specialist Kevin Ellis will be presenting a webinar on the topic of pastured poultry. The presentation serves as an introduction to raising poultry on pasture including egg-laying hens, meat-type broilers, and turkeys. Kevin will cover everything you need to get started including shelter… Continue Reading

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South East

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Montana Farm to Institution Producer Webinar, Thursday March 2nd

Montana Farm to Institution Producer Webinar, Thursday March 2nd

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) hosted a free, one-hour webinar for farmers and ranchers about selling to schools, hospitals, and other institutions. The webinar may be viewed here. Institutions in Montana represent a huge, but largely untapped market for our farmers and ranchers. The webinar will address the major concerns about working with… Continue Reading

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Gulf States

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LIHEAP Can Help Communities Address Extreme Weather

LIHEAP Can Help Communities Address  Extreme Weather

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that extreme cold weather caused more than 13,400 hypothermia deaths between 2003 and 2013. The people most at risk for weather related deaths include populations identified as vulnerable populations by LIHEAP – the elderly, disabled, and young children. The flexibility provided by LIHEAP’s block-grant structure can be… Continue Reading