The National Center for Appropriate Technology or NCAT has been helping people build resilient communities through local and sustainable solutions that reduce poverty, strengthen self-reliance, and protect natural resources since 1976. NCAT is a trusted, practical, connector for individuals and businesses who are working to leave our world better than we found it. NCAT works to foster and promote sustainable technologies and systems, especially for the benefit of economically disadvantaged individuals and communities. NCAT is a national private non-profit organization whose work includes nationally recognized projects in food, agriculture, and energy.

NCAT is seeking a full-time Development Manager responsible for increasing available funds from private sources, including individuals, foundations, and corporations, and managing other fundraising activities to support NCAT.

This position may be remote for the right candidate, or based at NCAT’s national office in Butte, Montana, or regional offices in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Jackson, Mississippi, or San Antonio, Texas.

This position will provide an outstanding opportunity to work with a dedicated and professional staff on a national level.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The position requires a BA/BS degree in Business, Communications, Marketing, Philanthropic Studies, or a closely related field along with three years of relevant professional experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity with software such as Microsoft Office as well as experience with CRM databases is required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Commitment and passion for the NCAT mission;
  • Familiarity with sustainable agriculture, clean energy, and science-based technological solutions to climate change particularly in rural America;
  • Strong interest and knowledge of mission-driven, non-profit organizations;
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills, with experience in public speaking, presentation, writing, editing and research;
  • Extremely proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, fundraising/communication software, donor databases, and other resources;
  • Experience in building outreach and marketing campaigns to raise awareness of NCAT and increase donor responsiveness;
  • Experience in grant writing;
  • Understanding of non-profit culture, management, and finance;
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment;
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments and to complete tasks in a timely manner;
  • The ability to build relationships and collaborate with community organizations, government agencies, non-profit organizations and other partners;
  • Ability to travel, as occasional travel may be required.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promote and support NCAT’s mission;
  • Support the development and implementation of a strategic fundraising plan to raise restricted and unrestricted funds encompassing governmental, private foundation, corporate and individual giving streams;
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit foundation and corporation prospects;
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit major individual gift prospects;
  • Create appropriate fundraising materials;
  • Manage client relationship management (CRM) database platform;
  • Develop and implement annual and planned giving fundraising campaigns;
  • Research and develop strategic corporate partnerships;
  • Work with program and administrative staff in development of government funding proposals, including grant writing, as needed and appropriate;
  • Coordinate and direct special events as needed and appropriate;
  • Cultivate and steward positive relationships with donors, board members, Alumni Board Circle members and other audiences as appropriate;
  • Collaborate with NCAT’s communications team to develop and distribute appropriate and timely messaging about NCAT’s programs and services to facilitate fundraising and marketing efforts.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
$45,000 – $63,000 annually depending on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits include flexible schedule, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, a cafeteria and 401(k) plan and a pleasant, professional environment.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate can be identified. Early applications are encouraged. Applicants are encouraged to visit the NCAT homepage and attra.ncat.org to learn more about NCAT. NCAT employees interested in the position should email Human Resources a letter of interest as soon as possible.

  1. All persons interested in being considered for the position must submit an NCAT application and upload a resume and cover letter through our BambooHR software. Simply choose the position you are applying for and then click “apply for this job” to upload your materials. Don’t forget to highlight your experience and skills relevant to the qualifications, skills and responsibilities listed above.
  2. Complete the NCAT Supplemental Application Information.
    Note: Incomplete applications packets will not be considered.

Questions about the application process can be directed to:
Kriss Sullivan, Director of Human Resources
e-mail: jobs@ncat.org

For convenience this announcement is also available in PDF format.

NCAT’s mission is to help people build resilient communities through local and sustainable solutions that reduce poverty, strengthen self-reliance, and protect natural resources. Our work brings together diverse partnerships and communities to help reduce poverty and protect our natural resources. We strive to be a multicultural organization that embraces the rich dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical ability, religious or political belief and marital or veteran status. Diversity creates healthy communities. Special consideration will be given to applicants who are reflective of the communities that we serve. NCAT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The National Center for Appropriate Technology or NCAT has been helping people build resilient communities through local and sustainable solutions that reduce poverty, strengthen self-reliance, and protect natural resources since 1976. NCAT is a trusted, practical, connector for individuals and businesses who are working to leave our world better than we found it. NCAT works to foster and promote sustainable technologies and systems, especially for the benefit of economically disadvantaged individuals and communities. NCAT’s work includes nationally recognized projects in energy, agriculture, food, and rural development.

NCAT is seeking a Sustainable Agriculture Specialist who can make an immediate contribution to our work in the Northeast region. The specialist will assist farmers, in adopting and managing sustainable agricultural practices that improve soil health, address risks associated with climate change, and build more profitable farms. If you are a self-directed leader with strong knowledge of agriculture and skills in communication and project development, this is a great opportunity for you! This is a regular, full-time position. This position will provide an outstanding opportunity to work with a dedicated and professional staff on a national level.

The Successful candidate for this position will need to be located in the Northeast with the ability to travel to workshops and trainings throughout the Northeast region as needed. The successful applicant will be required to have a remote office set up.

QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a BA/BS degree in agriculture, soil biology, horticulture, natural resource management, agroforestry, or a related field along with a minimum of five years of farming and/or relevant experience; or an MA/MS degree and a minimum of three years of farming and/or relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A background in agroforestry or climate smart agriculture is preferred. Spanish language proficiency would be a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Commitment and passion for the NCAT mission.
  • Knowledge of agriculture in the Northeast and related organizations and government agencies.
  • Strong knowledge of commercial agriculture relevant to specialty crops, field crops, cover crops and other soil health practices, horticulture, agroforestry, natural resource management, farm marketing, and farm business management.
  • Familiarity with and appreciation of the concepts of sustainability and regenerative agricultural practices.
  • Collaborate with limited-resource farmers and farmers from a variety of different cultural backgrounds.
  • Multimedia skills to produce videos and podcasts.
  • Excellent communication skills, with experience in public speaking, research, writing, editing, social media, and multimedia production.
  • The ability to build relationships with farmers, ranchers, community organizations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.
  • The ability to recognize and pursue project development opportunities.
  • Grant and proposal writing skills.
  • Willingness to travel and work independently.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promote and support NCAT’s mission.
  • Provide regionally appropriate technical assistance to farmers by phone, email, social media, workshops, and field demonstrations.
  • Create educational materials such as publications, videos, podcasts, and online webinars and tutorials.
  • Work with Communications team to promote workshops and events; with a goal of improving technical services to farmers and increasing NCAT’s visibility. Outreach activities include writing newsletters, blog posts, press releases, workshop announcements, and attending and presenting at local and regional meetings and conferences.
  • Research, write, and edit publications on sustainable agriculture topics to assist clients.
  • Work with NCAT staff and Veterans on Armed to Farm Project.
  • Build and strengthen relationships with partners and stakeholders who share our commitment to sustainable, organic, and regenerative farming practices.
  • Seek development opportunities for new projects and participate in proposal and grant writing processes.
  • Manage projects to ensure project work and deliverables are being met.
  • Liaise with farm and agriculture organizations and groups that assist farmers, particularly limited resource farmers.
  • Collaborate with staff as a member of one or more technical teams in developing written materials and projects.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
$50,000-$58,000 annually depending on work status, qualifications, and experience. Excellent benefits include flexible schedule, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, a cafeteria and 401(k) plan and a pleasant, professional environment.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate can be identified. Early applications are encouraged. Applicants are encouraged to visit the NCAT homepage and attra.ncat.org to learn more about NCAT. NCAT employees interested in the position should email Human Resources a letter of interest as soon as possible.

  1. All persons interested in being considered for the position must submit an NCAT application and upload a resume and cover letter through our BambooHR software. Simply choose the position you are applying for and then click “apply for this job” to upload your materials. Don’t forget to highlight your experience and skills relevant to the qualifications, skills and responsibilities listed above.
  2. Complete the NCAT Supplemental Application Information.
    Note: Incomplete applications packets will not be considered.

Questions about the application process can be directed to:
Kriss Sullivan, Director of Human Resources
e-mail: jobs@ncat.org

For convenience this announcement is also available in PDF format.

NCAT’s mission is to help people build resilient communities through local and sustainable solutions that reduce poverty, strengthen self-reliance, and protect natural resources. Our work brings together diverse partnerships and communities to help reduce poverty and protect our natural resources. We strive to be a multicultural organization that embraces the rich dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical ability, religious or political belief and marital or veteran status. Diversity creates healthy communities. Special consideration will be given to applicants who are reflective of the communities that we serve. NCAT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to help people by championing small-scale, local, and sustainable solutions to reduce poverty, promote healthy communities, and protect natural resources. NCAT is seeking an Energy Program Assistant to work with all of our energy programs, including: AgriSolar, Energy Services, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Residential Energy, and Energy Codes. NCAT works to foster and promote sustainable technologies and systems, especially for the benefit of economically disadvantaged individuals and communities. NCAT’s work includes nationally recognized projects in sustainable energy and agriculture.

NCAT’s Energy Services work with commercial buildings and agricultural energy systems to develop energy conservation projects for their HVAC, building envelope, motors, pumps, blowers, and lighting to promote sustainable energy consumption, help alleviate energy costs, and mitigate the effects of global climate change. NCAT’s LIHEAP Clearinghouse serves as a hub for information about the variation that exists among LIHEAP grantees in the operation of their programs. We also provide the National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR) service, which refers households needing assistance to a local LIHEAP office and other assistance entities if available. The AgriSolar Program is at the cutting edge of solar development and is supporting the development of best practices for the co-location of sustainable solar and agriculture through projects like the AgriSolar Clearinghouse.

The Energy Program Administrative Assistant will be a regular, full-time position. The position will report to the Energy Program Director and will provide administrative assistance to program team members. This position will be based in Montana, preferably in Butte, with occasional travel to the headquarters office in Butte required. The position will provide an excellent opportunity to work with a dedicated and professional staff on energy conservation projects throughout the country.

The preferred location for this position is Butte, Montana, but the position also may be located in Montana and commute to Butte on an as needed basis.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum requirements are an Associate’s degree and at least three years’ experience in administrative assistance or a combination of related education and experience.
  • The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently, as part of an NCAT team, and work well with partners and clients. Candidates should have excellent verbal and written communication skills with experience in business writing and editing. The ability to prioritize work assignments, multi-task, and maintain information of a confidential nature are required for this position.
  • The position requires familiarity with administrative task and office coordination. Previous experience working with sustainability, community service, project coordination, or non-profits is preferred. Occasional travel will be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Strong interest in sustainable energy and energy conservation;
  • Ability to assist co-workers in a fast-paced environment;
  • Grant and proposal writing experience;
  • Strong organization and planning skills;
  • Interest in community service;
  • Commitment to alleviating the effects of climate change;
  • Excellent communication skills, with experience in writing and editing;
  • The ability to work well with others, build relationships with community organizations, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and other partners;
  • Demonstrated ability to perform administrative tasks;
  • High level of computer literacy including use of Word, Excel, and Outlook;
  • Ability to work independently.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist program manager with administration of Energy Programs;
  • Assist energy analysts and engineers with day-to-day project work;
  • Assist with community outreach and partner development;
  • Help to organize workshops and events;
  • Assist in the development of commercial energy assessments;
  • Facilitate incentives and rebates from utilities;
  • Assist program manager in project reporting;
  • Assist with development of funding proposals;
  • Research technical information on energy efficiency and sustainable building technology;
  • Provide technical assistance to land and building owners, engineers, architects, contractors, and property management officials on energy efficient building practices and agrisolar opportunities;
  • Communicate via email, telephone, and in person to gather and disseminate information;
  • Attend workshops, seminars, and related events in support of projects;
  • Build and strengthen relationships with members, partners and stakeholders.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
$15.50-$17.50/hourly depending on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits include flexible schedule, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, a cafeteria and 401(k) plan and a pleasant, professional office environment.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate can be identified. Early applications are encouraged. Applicants are encouraged to visit www.ncat.org and www.attra.ncat.org to learn more about NCAT. NCAT employees interested in the position should email Human Resources a letter of interest as soon as possible. All persons interested in being considered for the position must submit an NCAT application and upload a resume and cover letter through BambooHR. To start the application process please visit NCAT Employment Application and complete the online supplemental application. Incomplete applications or references on the application to “see resume” will not be considered. The next part of the process is uploading a current resume and a cover letter highlighting experience and skills relevant to the listed qualifications. Resume and cover letters can be uploaded at https://ncat.bamboohr.com/jobs/. Simply choose the position you are applying for and then click “apply for this job” to upload the required resume and cover letter. Questions about the application process can be directed to:
Kriss Sullivan, Director of Human Resources
e-mail: jobs@ncat.org

For convenience this announcement is also available in PDF format.

NCAT’s mission is to help people build resilient communities through local and sustainable solutions that reduce poverty, strengthen self-reliance, and protect natural resources. Our work brings together diverse partnerships and communities to help reduce poverty and protect our natural resources. We strive to be a multicultural organization that embraces the rich dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical ability, religious or political belief and marital or veteran status. Diversity creates healthy communities. Special consideration will be given to applicants who are reflective of the communities that we serve. NCAT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The National Center for Appropriate Technology or NCAT has been helping people build resilient communities through local and sustainable solutions that reduce poverty, strengthen self-reliance, and protect natural resources since 1976. NCAT is a trusted, practical, connector for individuals and businesses who are working to leave our world better than we found it. NCAT works to foster and promote sustainable technologies and systems, especially for the benefit of economically disadvantaged individuals and communities. NCAT is a national private non-profit organization whose work includes nationally recognized projects in food, agriculture, and energy.

NCAT is seeking a part-time National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR) Specialist to work with our Administrative Services Director and administrative team in NCAT’s Butte, Montana, office. This position will provide support for people all around the United States on NEAR Services.

QUALIFICATIONS: This is an excellent opportunity for the ideal candidate with a combination of education and/or experience in an office setting. The successful applicant must be Spanish speaking, have strong verbal communication skills, writing skills, computer skills, and the ability to work independently as well as part of the NCAT team. The successful candidate will need to prioritize work assignments, and to maintain information of a confidential nature.

RESPONSIBILITIES:Our NEAR Program Referral Specialists provide information and referrals on availability of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), via phone and email, by looking up information on a national database. The position will record information regarding phone and email requests to identify information requested, state, and response provided. The specialist may also help on other projects as needed.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
This position is 20 hours/week with a starting wage of $15.30/hour depending on skills, qualifications, and experience. Benefits, paid leave, holidays, 401(k), life insurance, Long Term Disability, dental, and vision plan options.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate can be identified. Early applications are encouraged. Applicants are encouraged to visit www.ncat.org and attra.ncat.org to learn more about NCAT. NCAT employees interested in the position should email Human Resources a letter of interest as soon as possible. All persons interested in being considered for the position must submit an NCAT application and upload a resume and cover letter through BambooHR. To start the application process please visit NCAT Employment Application and complete the online supplemental application. Incomplete applications or references on the application to “see resume” will not be considered. The next part of the process is uploading a current resume and a cover letter highlighting experience and skills relevant to the listed qualifications. Resume and cover letters can be uploaded at https://ncat.bamboohr.com/jobs/. Simply choose the position you are applying for and then click “apply for this job” to upload the required resume and cover letter. Questions about the application process can be directed to:
Kriss Sullivan, Director of Human Resources
e-mail: jobs@ncat.org

For convenience this announcement is also available in PDF format.

NCAT’s mission is to help people build resilient communities through local and sustainable solutions that reduce poverty, strengthen self-reliance, and protect natural resources. Our work brings together diverse partnerships and communities to help reduce poverty and protect our natural resources. We strive to be a multicultural organization that embraces the rich dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical ability, religious or political belief and marital or veteran status. Diversity creates healthy communities. Special consideration will be given to applicants who are reflective of the communities that we serve. NCAT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.