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Program and Communications Manager


Clean Cities Coalition: Empire Clean Cities

Location: Lower Manhattan, NY

*Available until position is filled*

Job Description:

Empire Clean Cities (ECC) is looking for a talented, well-organized, enthusiastic self-starter, independent worker and team member to serve as ECC’s Program and Communications Manager. This position is responsible for working with the Executive Director to develop and execute programs and events while assisting to grow the coalition. This includes overseeing all of ECC’s programs, coordinating the membership program and its members, planning and executing events, managing additional staff, and creating marketing and outreach materials representing ECC to existing and growing stakeholder base. This is a salaried, non-exempt position that reports directly to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities include:

  • Membership: Work with ECC’s existing membership base to deliver their benefits and connect them to ECC stakeholders, programs and initiates. Facilitate efforts to retain existing membership base while growing it to increase incoming coalition funds.
  • Program Management: Coordinate, support and on occasion lead development of grant proposals. All programs require deliverables and grant funding to be tracked. It is the Program and Communications Manager’s responsibility to ensure the program goals are being met and the proper invoicing is performed once work is completed. In addition, program status needs to be reported to the Executive Director bi-weekly.
  • Communications: Coordinate communications through website, social media, newsletter and other channels to support members, sponsors, and the organization. Communication channels are targeted to inform and grow the organization. Additionally, it will be required to create marketing materials for events and programs. Design skills preferred.
  • Events: Work with Board Members and Executive Director planning and executing events. Events are targeted for ECC Membership benefits as well as fundraising for the organization. A few responsibilities of the role include: develop events, including sponsorship structures and sponsor materials; make, participate and/or follow up on requests for members and sponsor funding; and integrate ECC funded program deliverables into events and create lasting impact.
  • Additional Roles: Attend industry events representing ECC, connect with industry partners for potential collaboration, act as an industry expert resource, provide information on existing AVF/EV financial incentives, and among other tasks create strategic plans.

Qualifications & Skills:

Bachelor’s degree (minimum) and at least one-year of professional experience preferred. Must have excellent written & verbal communication abilities, program management experience, and event planning skills. Basic research capability and strong computer software with website design skills preferred. Interest in the transportation energy and non-profit organizational practices is helpful

Salary:Salary commensurate with experience

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Christina Ficicchia at


Applications are being accepted


EV Connect Charging Station Rebate Opportunity


Location: New York State

Partners: NYSERDA, GE, SparkFund, NYPA2, GM


Rebate: Up to $8,000 available per charger to help set up network with EV Connect.


  • With a grant of $1.4 million ($1,400,000) dollars EV Connect will provide and deploy charging stations at 50 EV community site locations.
  • Businesses, municipalities, retail locations, workplaces, universities, schools, hospitals, and public parking lots can apply to be site hosts.
  • Upon acceptance, site hosts will receive charging station equipment and installations all for a fraction of the cost.
  • Locations must be located within New York State.
  • EV Connect's partnership with Sparkfund also provides simplified financing options and EV vehicle manufacturers will also offer exceptional vehicle rebates under this program.

About EV Connect: With 2,500+ EV charging stations, EV Connect is a leader in electric vehicle charging. EV Connect's “station agnostic” approach is a truly open network that allows customers to switch networks easily.

Contact: Please direct any questions on the EV Connect rebate to us at

Green Fleets Coordinator Intern (Part-Time)


Clean Cities Coalition: Empire Clean Cities

Location: New York, NY

*Available until position is filled*

Job Description:

The Green Fleets Coordinator is a part-time hourly position that will execute and maintain the quality of the Empire Green Fleets program: a comprehensive, metrics based evaluation of public and private fleets of vehicles operating in and around New York City.

General Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • Utilize established metrics to analyze fleet use data for environmental and economic performance
  • Develop and maintain relationships with fleet managers and organizational stakeholders
  • Conduct and coordinate Empire Green Fleets business development
  • Create program specific communications material
  • Research and maintain working knowledge of advanced vehicle and alternative fuel policy and market changes
  • Assist in other organizational activities, as needed

Qualifications & Skills:

The candidate should be self-motivated and able to work independently and as a team member. Diligence and enthusiasm is a must! A passion for transportation and sustainability issues, alternative fuels and/or vehicles is recommended, but not required.

  • Minimum of one year experience working on environmental, transportation or sustainability issues
  • Demonstrated achievement in quantitative analysis and familiarity with statistical analysis
  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s or working towards Master’s degree preferred
  • At least one year of experience in project or program management
  • Excellent organization and administrative skills
  • Excellent writing, proof-­‐reading and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other software including Microsoft Suite

If you have a link displaying your previous website experience, please include in your Resume or Cover Letter.

How to Apply:

If interested please send resume and cover letter to with Green Fleets Coordinator in the title. Email should include why you are interested in working with Empire Clean Cities, and your interest in green initiatives. Please include relevant experience and skills, and all current contact information.

Applications are still being accepted

Chevy Bolt Offer

Status: CURRENT (Expires 10/31/19)

Location: New York City, New York State

Partners: Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), Chevrolet

Questions? Contact us

BOLT Stats

  • Range: 238 mi battery-only
  • Battery: 60 kWh 350 V lithium-ion
  • MPGe: 128 city/110 highway

Who is Eligible?

  • Agencies of the City of New York, Department of Education, Health and Hospitals Corporation, and the NYC Housing Authority
  • Universities
  • Participating Agencies: Any governmental or quasi-governmental agency that has executed a cooperative purchasing MOU with the City with the consent of the vendor provided the agency pay any addt'l delivery charges outside of metropolitan area.

Effective Price with Discount:

    + $36,620 (Price of MSRP 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV)

    - $3,623 (Discount - Chevy discount for BOLTs ordered by 10/31/2019)

    - $5,000 (*Municipalities Only* with NYS Municipal ZEV Rebate Program)

    = $27,997 Municipalities - Effective BOLT price with offer + NYS ZEV rebate

    = $32,997 Universities - Effective BOLT price with offer

con Edison SmartCharge NY

Status: CURRENT (through 05/31/2018)

Where: New York City, Westchester

Partners: conEdison, FleetCarma



  • If you own or lease a plug-in electric vehicle and charge it in New York City or Westchester County, you’re eligible. (*select Queens & Westchester zip codes are not eligible)
  • You don’t have to be a Con Edison customer or live in the Con Edison service territory to participate; you can earn rewards as long as you charge your vehicle within conEdison's service territory.

How to join:

  • Join the community of electric-vehicle drivers who are earning rewards for charging at off-peak times. You’ll get a free “C2” connected car device that unlocks access to your driving and charging data.
  • Get $50 for installing and activating your C2. Then, earn more throughout the year when you charge within New York City and Westchester (exclusions apply).
  • June - September: Get $5/month for keeping the device plugged in your vehicle and charging in the Con Edison service territory. Get a $20 bonus when you charge your vehicle at any time other than 2–6pm. on weekdays. Earn $0.05/kWh by charging between 12am-8am. any day.
  • October – May: Earn $5/month for keeping the device plugged in and charging in the Con Edison service territory.Earn an extra $0.05/kWh by charging between 12am-8am any day.
  • Survey Bonus: Get another $10 for taking our survey.

Join 3rd NYS Aggregate Purchase of ZEVs

Status: EXPIRED (Bid forms due by COB 10/31/17)

Source: New York State

Partners: DEC, Office of General Services (OGS)


Bid Details for 3rd Round:

  • Instead of choosing a single type of vehicle, they will bid for a generic set of min. specifications to encourage competition between automakers, ideally resulting in lower price.
  • 3 separate aggregate bids will be awarded: plug-in hybrids, plug-in hybrid minivans, & pure battery EVs
  • Once a bid is awarded, municipalities and agencies will then be responsible for contacting the winning bidder to complete a purchase.

Description: The goal of this initiative is to reduce the costs associated with adding zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) to gov't fleets across NYS. The first aggregate bid resulted in an 11% discount on Chevy Volts. The second round included a 13% discount on the Prius Prime and a 28% discount on a Nissan Leaf. Significant savings are anticipated in this round as well.

Questions? Contact Pamela Hadad-Hurst at DEC or Anna Eckstein-Burns at OGS.

Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program

Status: CURRENT (until funding exhausted)

Source: New York City Vision Zero

Partners: NYC Department of Transportation, Tetra Tech Inc, Gladstein, Neandross, & Associates (GNA), Integrated Strategic Resources (ISR)


Eligible Applicants:

  • Funding is for the South Bronx business communities of Hunts Point and Port Morris interested in the replacement of older Class 3 to Class 8 trucks with a model year 2016 or newer truck with a 2010 U.S. EPA emission compliant or newer diesel engine or alternative fuel engine (hybrid diesel-electric, compressed natural gas or battery electric truck).
  • 2017 rebate incentive caps range from $10k for a Class 3 diesel fueled replacement truck up to $30,000 for a Class 8 diesel fueled replacement truck. The 2017 rebate incentive caps range from $17k to $90k for an alternative fuel replacement truck. Scrapping of the older truck being replaced is required. Diesel exhaust retrofit technology rebate amounts are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Eligible Vendors:

  • Truck Dealerships or OEMs
  • Exhaust Retrofit Technology Providers
  • Scrap Yards

Description: The Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program (HPCTP) is a unique and exciting environmental initiative led by the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) aiming to promote sustainable transportation and a cleaner environment in the South Bronx, New York. The Program targets truck owners serving the Hunts Point and Port Morris communities and offers attractive rebate incentives for the purchase of advanced transportation technologies and alternative fuels such as new diesel, hybrid electric, compressed natural gas, and battery electric trucks. Rebate incentives are also available for the installation of exhaust retrofit technologies.

Municipal Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) + ZEV Infrastructure Rebate Program

Status: CURRENT (First Come, First Served until funds are exhausted or 05/31/2018)

Source: New York State

Partners: DEC - Office of Climate Change



  • Provides rebates to cities, towns, villages, and counties (or NYC boroughs) for costs associated with the purchase or lease (for at least 36 months) of eligible clean vehicles, and installation of eligible infrastructure which supports public use of clean vehicles.
  • The primary purpose of the facility for which you are requesting a rebate must be public charging or fueling of clean vehicles.
  • Vehicles must be purchased or leased at a dealership located within New York State.

Rebate Categories:

  • Clean Vehicle Purchase or Lease
  • Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Infrastructure (EVSE)
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Infrastructure

Contact: Please direct any questions on the Municipal ZEV and ZEV Infrastructure Rebate Program to or call the Office of Climate Change at 518-402-8448.

NY Truck-Voucher Incentive Program

Status: CURRENT (First Come First Served - Redeemed by 12/31/2018)

Source: New York State, New York City




  • Vehicles - The program is currently accepting Vehicle Eligibility applications for All-Electric, Hybrid, and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles. The full list is here.
  • Vendors - There is a list of vendors that are approved to sell through the program. Fleet and Vehicle Owners must submit a Voucher Request through an Approved Vendor who are listed here.

Funding Matrix:

Incentive cap by vehicle type

  • $40,000 Cap for Class 3 – 8 Hybrid Trucks and Buses
  • $50,000 Cap for Class 3 – 8 Compressed Natural Gas Trucks and Buses
  • $60,000 Cap for Class 2 – 8 All-Electric Trucks and Buses
  • 80% Cost of Technology & Installation Costs for Diesel Emission Reduction Technologies

Description: To promote clean air and a sustainable future for New York’s transportation system, the New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP) aims to accelerate the integration of advanced vehicle technologies in the commercial truck and bus sectors. Fleet owners, leased vehicle operators, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and vehicle technology vendors are invited to explore the NYT-VIP website to learn about the Program’s excellent incentive offerings, eligible vehicles and technologies, and important information on how to apply. All NYCAFV-VIF voucher requests must be redeemed (fully reimbursed) by December 31, 2018.

Drive an Electric Car in Orlando

Clean Cities is a founding partner for the Drive Electric program. This unique program encourages Orlando visitors to rent a Chevy Volt from Enterprise Rent-A-Car during their stay. A short-term rental is a fun, easy, and low-pressure way for people to test-drive an electric car. And with more than 60 million travelers coming to Orlando each year, this program has the potential to dramatically scale awareness and demand for electric cars.


BMW i3 Offer

Status: EXPIRED (Expired 10/31/17)

Location: New York State, National

Questions? Contact us

BMW i3 Stats

  • Range: 72 to 114 mi battery-only, 180 mi total
  • Battery: 18hrs @ 110V, 4-5hrs @ 220V, 30-45min @ 440V
  • MPGe: Up to 137 city/111 highway
  • Horsepower: 170 hp

Who is Eligible?

  • Municipalities
  • Universities
  • Corporate Fleets

*Extended test drives available to eligible buyers upon request*

Effective Price with Discount:

    + $42,400 (MSRP 2017 BMW i3)

    - $7,500 (Offer: available to select employers or member organizations that have partnered with BMW of North America off best negotiated price)

    - $7,500 (Donation worth $7,500 towards 'Level 2' public EV charger for qualifying partners)

    - $5,000 (*Municipalities Only* with NYS Municipal ZEV Rebate Program)

    = $29,900 Municipalities - Effective BMW i3 price with offer + NYS ZEV rebate

    = $34,900 Universities + Fleets - Effective BMW i3 price with offer

NYS Drive Clean Rebate


Source: New York State

Partners: NYSERDA, Participating Dealers


*The NYS Drive Clean Rebate could be combined with the Federal Tax Credit*

How it works:

  • Eligibility: Open to all New York State residents
  • Offers a point-of-sale rebate towards the purchase/lease of a new electric car.
  • 1.) Find your favorite plug-in hybrid or battery-powered car.
  • 2.) Go to the nearest participating dealer and try it out.
  • 3.) Get up to $2,000 off your electric car purchase.

Rebate amounts categorized by all-electric range:

  • $2,000 if 120+ mile
  • $1,700 if 40-119 mile
  • $1,100 if 20-39 mile
  • $500 if less than 20 mile
  • $500 if electric cars with MSRP greater than $60,000

Description: More detailed rebate information by make and model here

Website Development + Social Media Marketing Intern (Part-time)


Clean Cities Coalition: Empire Clean Cities

Location: New York, NY

Date: Until position is filled

Job Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic part-time Website Development/Social Media Marketing intern. who shares the same mission to join our team. As a part-time Website Development/Social Media Marketing intern, you will collaborate with the Program and Communications Manager to update and maintain the Empire Clean Cities website and create marketing materials for our stakeholders, events and website. Your insightful contribution and web development expertise will help develop, expand and maintain our mission. Ultimately, you will gain broad experience in the industry and should be prepared to enter any fast paced work environment.

Primary Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • Assist in updating website content
  • Develop engaging website platform
  • Assist in marketing and advertising promotional activities (e.g. social media, newsletter creation, web)
  •   Work alongside the Program and Communications Manager with event planning


  •  Must have web development expertise
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and follow- up skills
  • Proficiency in Word Press
  •  Graphic design skills preferred

If you have a link displaying your previous website experience, please include in your Resume or Cover Letter.

Thank you!


How to Apply:

If interested please send resume and cover letter to with “2017 Intern” in the title. Email should include why you are interested in working with Empire Clean Cities, and your interest in green initiatives. Please include relevant experience and skills, and all current contact information

Applications are still being accepted

Federal EV/PHEV Tax Credit (<$7,500)

Status: CURRENT - Credit expires after OEM has sold 200k eligible plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) & Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the US

Location: National

Partners: US Department of Energy, Qualifying Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)


How it works:

  • Requirements: Must be a new vehicle, acquired by use or lease by taxpayer and used mostly in the US. Full list here
  • Claiming credit: For vehicles acquired for personal use, report the credit from Form 8936 on the appropriate line of your Form 1040.For vehicles purchased in 2010 or later, this credit can be used toward the alternative minimum tax (AMT).If the qualifying vehicle is purchased for business use, the credit for the business use of an electric vehicle is reported on Form 3800, General Business Credit.
  • Credit Amount: All-electric and plug-in hybrid cars purchased in or after 2010 may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. The credit amount will vary based on the capacity of the battery used to power the vehicle.

Description: More detailed rebate information by make and model here

Nissan Leaf Offer

Status: EXPIRED (First Come First Served - Ordered by 3/31/2017)

Source: Nissan, New York State

Price Breakdown:

    + $30,680 (Price of MSRP 2017 “S” 30kWh battery)

    - $10,000 (Discount - Nissan fleet discount for LEAFs ordered by 3/31/2017

    - $5,000 (Incentive - New York Municipal EV incentive)

    = $15,680 Effective pricing for a brand new, fully warranted, zero emissions Model Year 2017 LEAF “S” 30kWh that qualifies for Buy America

Description: The 100% electric LEAF vehicle offers savings in fleet costs and vehicle maintenance with 8 year/ 100,000 mile warranty. There is a LEAF DEMO vehicle available for extended test drives on a first come first serve basis.

Contact: to participate in the extended test drives and qualify to receive your $10,000 fleet certification discount code.