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Professional Facilitator & Consultant for Regional Energy Outreach & Education Program

Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County is contracted by NYSERDA to lead the Mid-Hudson Regional Clean Energy Hub to connect area residents to the clean energy economy. The Mid-Hudson Hub is a collaboration of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess and Sullivan Counties in partnership with Sustainable Westchester, New Yorkers for Clean Power, and a growing network of local partners.

We are committed to advancing energy and climate justice, addressing historic inequities, and improving health and resilience for Hudson Valley residents, especially historically marginalized communities. We offer free support through the process of applying for energy programs, selecting contractors, and financing upgrades for residents, small-businesses and non-profits in the Mid-Hudson region looking to make their home or workplace cleaner, greener, and more cost-efficient. We also help support a growing clean energy workforce through connecting residents with clean energy career opportunities and partnering to remove barriers for underserved communities.

We are seeking a professional facilitator and consultant to help the Hub:

  • Inform overall stakeholder engagement and equity strategy for a Regional Assessment and Barriers Analysis (RABA) process (9-month period in 2023-2024) o Inform overall strategy of an Equitable Engagement Plan (expected early 2024) based on findings in the RABA.
  • Organize and facilitate at least seven (7) public stakeholder meetings (may include several models) to involve relevant groups and organizations in a Regional Assessment and Barriers Analysis (RABA) process in 2023. 
  • o Prioritize engaging grassroots community organizations across the region, but especially those that work in NYS-designated disadvantaged communities, in all stakeholder engagement strategies.
  • o Summarize and translate findings from the stakeholder meetings to incorporate into overall RABA process.

        o Develop surveys and other mechanisms to complement in-person and virtual stakeholder engagement techniques in collaboration with the Hub team.

        o Identify community assets and key stakeholders that can be leveraged to build capacity in the region.

  • Identify and analyze outcomes of the stakeholder engagement process to inform and be included in the Equitable Engagement Plan proceeding the RABA.
  • Assist in the recruitment, selection, and organization of an Advisory Committee early in the process that will help identify and connect the Hub with priority stakeholders to continue to engage in the work of the Hubs over the course of the contract.
  • Participate in biannual meetings of the Hub Advisory Committee (through 2026) with the goal of evaluating the implementation of the Equitable Engagement Plan strategies and to provide input on any changes or additions that may need to be made to the plan.
  • Compensation for the facilitator has been budgeted up to $140,000 through Q2 2026 with the majority of time required in 2023-2024. Those interested in being considered for the role should send a letter of interest stating their qualifications, how they may approach the bulleted items above, and at least two client references along with an anticipated budget breakdown of time and expenses to by close of business on Monday, June 05th, 2023. Please reach out to Carolyn Klocker (, 845-677-8223 x.130) with any questions.


    Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

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    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County provides equal program and opportunities. No person shall be denied employment on the basis of any legally prohibited discrimination involving, but not limited to, such factors as race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or qualified disability.

    Last updated June 1, 2023