WAP Energy Efficiency Coach

EFFICIENCY COACH - Full Benefits, Flexible Schedule, Work Life Balance

Are you passionate about improving the lives of Vermonters? Are you looking for a rewarding job with great benefits, time off, and career growth? If you answered YES, Capstone Community Action has an opportunity for you. We are looking for a hardworking, passionate, and positive team player to work with our clients one on one and help make improvements to their homes. 

The Company: 

Here at Capstone Community Action, we're one of the largest energy renovation contractors in Vermont. For over 40 years, we’ve helped thousands of Vermont homeowners achieve a comfortable and energy efficient home through energy efficiency improvements. With a greater depth of experience and higher level of training, our staff consistently delivers excellent results. To learn more about the organization and the work we do, please visit www.capstonevt.org

The Job: 

The core of our work includes energy use analysis, efficiency upgrade installation and investigation as well as working with our cliental to refer them to other resources. Our Efficiency Coaches prioritize teamwork, safety, quality workmanship and, above all, respect and care for our clients and their homes. Experience working in energy efficiency and case management is preferred but not a requirement. Motivated individuals with a good attitude who are willing to work hard are likely to advance quickly regardless of previous experience. Our shop is based in Barre and our Efficiency Coaches cover all of Washington, Lamoille & Orange counties. 

Why Work for Capstone Community Action? 

  • Pay starts at $50,000-$54,000 depending on experience 
  • Paid vacation 
  • Paid Family Leave 
  • Company Vehicle 
  • Medical/Dental 
  • Company Match 401k 
  • Flexible  Schedule 


  • DATES OF POSTING: 08.11.23 – 08.21.23, Thereafter, open until filled.
  • POSITION: WAP Energy Efficiency Coach
  • LOCATION(S): Gable
  • PROGRAM: Weatherization
  • SCHEDULE: Full-time Regular
  • CLASSIFICATION: Exempt (Salaried)
  • WAGE: $50,000 - $54,000, depending on education and experience

Capstone Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Send cover letter and resume to: jobs@capstonevt.org

Job Description

  • Program: Weatherization
  • Job Title: WAP Energy Efficiency Coach 
  • Pay Grade: Exempt
  • Last Review Date/Update/Change of Job Description: 08/10/2023

A. General Statement:

Capstone has a contract with Vermont’s Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) to implement the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) within its territory. As part of this grant, Capstone is committed to implementing behavioral change models to support low-income consumers in developing energy efficiency habits and practices. The WAP Energy Efficiency Coach will plan and execute energy conservation education, activities and services with Weatherization-eligible families and other community-based organizations to improve energy efficiency and conservation skills. The WAP Energy Efficiency Coach organizes and oversees the presentation of an energy efficiency curriculum to local households and community groups within Capstone’s weatherization service area. This position will require some evening and weekend hours.

B. Essential Functions:

  1. Participate in project orientation and energy efficiency behavior change curriculum training. Integrate project services into ongoing Weatherization services to families.
  2. Develop systems to promote WAP project information in community settings and other appropriate venues. Coordinate meetings with Capstone family services staff, Head Start home visitors and community partners to promote and deliver project services.
  3. Engage with local energy-oriented groups and be available as a content presenter.
  4. Schedule and conduct meetings with weatherization participants to identify opportunities for education and behavior change.
  5. Work with the Weatherization team to develop and initiate special projects designed to increase the capacity of WAP efficiency program outreach to reach all eligible local families, including input on advertising, recruitment materials, and local publicity; to actively recruit participants.
  6. Partner with other Vermont WAP Efficiency Coaches to coordinate and enhance services for participants throughout the State.
  7. Visit with WAP-qualified households, complete individualized goal setting with participants; provide regular progress assessment and other support (such as follow-up home visits) as needed.
  8. Install measures as required under the Low-income Electrical Efficiency Program (LEEP) including Promote the installation of electrical efficiency measures and identify/install reasonable efficiency measures.
  9. Perform record keeping including documentation of education efforts, outreach and referral activities, goods provided, and inventory dispersed. Enter and compile data needed for ongoing evaluations.
  10. Participate in professional development and collaborative training as determined by Supervisor. Participate in inter-program and interagency team activities in accordance with job expectations. Meet with Supervisor to review work, goals, and professional development. Promote Weatherization Programs and Capstone positively and proactively in the community and at meetings and initiatives.
  11. Maintain confidentiality of all Weatherization family information.

C. Other duties as assigned.

D. Qualifications

  1. Personable, Curious, and Patient.
  2. AA or BA in human services or related field preferred.
  3. Experience in delivering training to low-income audiences preferred.
  4. Ability to address and reflect background, culture, language, and unique characteristics of program participants desired.
  5. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Excellent record keeping and organizational skills.
  6. Functional familiarity with Windows based computers and Microsoft Office Software Suite of programs.
  7. Commitment to working as part of a team and acceptance of supervision.
  8. Willingness to commit to a flexible work schedule that includes some evening and weekend hours.
  9. Knowledge of community resources.
  10. Capacity to work independently, take initiative and communicate with peers and supervisors.
  11. Reliable, insured car. Valid driver’s license. Clean driving record required.
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