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If you're looking for a change and want to put your talents into the hugely important and gratifying world of climatetech solutions, or you're in this world and want to help fight The Clean Fight, take a look at our open positions.
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About the Role

The Associate will work with the Program Director, Head of Strategy and Marketing, Program Manager and other members of The Clean Fight team to execute our core programming, creating a world-class growth-stage accelerator program. Each cohort will focus on a different part of the clean energy economy; this new team member will likely focus initially on our Empire Tech Prize Program.

The Associate will help to source a large pool of qualified companies as program applicants, support a rigorous startup selection process, and help to deliver a world-class program curriculum, events, and related program services. The person in this role will work with the Program Manager day-to-day during and after the program to support our cohort companies. 

At various times during the program cycle, the Associate will report to the Head of Strategy and Marketing or the Program Director. They will also work closely with the Partnerships team, whose role is the sourcing and management of corporate and capital partners. We compensate competitively and offer generous medical, dental, and vision benefits, and 401k with company contribution. The team has an office near Madison Square Park at Rise NY and offers a flexible hybrid work arrangement. Unfortunately, relocation assistance is not available.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who is organized, detail-oriented, conscientious, and passionate about supporting businesses that are critical to the clean energy transition. Ideally, the Associate has some knowledge of buildings and/or clean energy. They thrive in an early-stage environment by being a fast learner willing to roll up their sleeves, self-motivated, solution-oriented, resourceful, and able to prioritize and multitask.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Marketing team in sourcing applicants to our programs

  • Work with the Program Manager and Program Director to execute the cohort selection process and world-class global accelerator program

  • Support an inclusive startup selection process, including communications with the selection committee

  • Support program execution, including multiple major events per year

  • Help to manage and improve team systems and processes

  • Manage scheduling; prepare brief materials

  • Capture + distill meeting notes and support follow-ups

  • Support the broader team for any analytical or administrative needs


  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Detail-oriented, conscientious, and strives for excellence

  • Proven project management in lean, complex, fast-paced environments

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)

  • Ability to identify and track relevant KPIs

  • Execution-focused with a sense of urgency

  • Solutions-oriented and resourceful in an all-hands-on-deck work environment

  • 1-2 years of relevant experience (e.g., functional experience with a growth-stage company; accelerator associate; investor; consultant or investment banker, etc.)

  • Facility with spreadsheets and data manipulation

  • Ability to quickly become a team “expert” on SaaS tools (Asana, Google apps, etc.)

  • Event management experience a plus

  • Experience and confidence with project planning and relationship management tools a plus (e.g., Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, Airtable, Notion, Asana, and/or Zendesk)

  • Experience in the climate, clean energy, and/or sustainability world is helpful but not required


Compensation: Competitive compensation ($45-50,000 to start) and generous medical, dental, and vision benefits, and 401k with company contribution.


How to Apply: We value and celebrate diversity among our employees and in our movement. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, family/marital status, or veteran status. To be considered, please submit your resume and a cover letter expressing why you’re right for the role in Workable here.

Who We Are

The Clean Fight is a not-for-profit business accelerator working to significantly speed the growth of the inclusive clean energy economy of New York State and beyond. Our mission is to help scale the world’s best growth-stage climate tech startups whose innovative technologies will help meet our nation’s future energy needs, while boosting economic development, quality job creation, and resilience in New York State communities.

The Clean Fight plays an important role in the New York State innovation ecosystem as the only accelerator focused on growth-stage companies (defined as those with $1M+ in annual revenue from a diversified customer base, or other clear indicators of market adoption), providing an essential next step for innovative climate companies looking to move from initial deployment to broad market adoption of their offerings. 

Our program identifies what a given sector needs to achieve equitable and sizable impact, and then recruits the best startups from around the world with proven solutions that are ready to be broadly adopted. We help them scale in NY, at speed, by providing tailored support, high-touch customer and capital partner matchmaking, and non-dilutive investments to help with demonstration projects and deployments.

We are supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). We are a chapter of New Energy Nexus, an international not-for-profit that strives to achieve a 100% clean energy economy for 100% of the population in the shortest time possible by supporting diverse clean energy entrepreneurs with funds, accelerators, and networks. New Energy Nexus operates programs in the US, China, India, Southeast Asia, and East Africa.


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