IDCE Career Development update – 4 position openings


  1. Ecova: Program Coordinator Operations: Utility Solutions | Connecticut, CT (alumni connection)
  2. Worcester County Food Bank: Reach Analysis
  3. Ascentria: Case Manager (Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program) (alumni connection)
  4. AidData: Junior Program Manager (Data & Technology Team)


Our alum Melissa Skubel shared this message and position opening:

Just started in my new role at Ecova. Wanted to let you know we are hiring for a Program Coordinator (job is work from home based in CT) for our New England Team for any interested Clarkies. Please see the link to the job description Students can apply online. If anyone is interested in learning more about the company or the position they can reach out to me on LinkedIn or send me an email at


Program Coordinator

Operations: Utility Solutions | Connecticut, CT, United States

Ecova–Making a World of Difference

At Ecova, we believe each individual, no matter the role, can make a difference for our clients, the environment and for themselves. Ecova is built on a strong foundation of integrity, community, leadership, persistence and urgency.

Our highest goal is to be the market leading, trusted advisor to organizations driven to maximize results, reduce expenses, manage risk and improve environmental performance. Our focus is to grow results on saving resources for our clients – from utilities to facilities. We apply data-driven insights – from demand to impact – to target inefficiencies and See More, Save More and Sustain More for our clients.

We strive to deliver results and innovation through efforts of our unparalleled people to each and every client with whom we engage. We’re on the look-out for team players to work with us in serving as an integral extension of our clients to measure, analyze and improve resource management. Come join the Ecova family… together we can Make a World of Difference.


Role Summary

This is a cross-functional program support role, responsible for program management support for multiple Commercial and Industrial Upstream Lighting projects with incentives totaling $3 – $5 million. As an emerging leader, team member is expected to possess intermediate /comprehensive program knowledge and regularly make suggestions for process improvements.

Role Description 

  • Responsible for building and maintaining matrices used to guide incentive programs
  • Will provide team support for promotions and other events
  • Various meeting coordination including potential distributor vetting conference calls, monthly meetings and quarterly reviews with clients
  • Distribution and tracking of program agreements and coordination with legal to use DocuSign.
  • Conduct Point-of-Sale, product catalog and project file data entry.
  • Process vendor invoices for Program Lead approval
  • Generate invoice summary reports for clients as needed
  • Meet with distributors and interact daily with them via phone calls and email
  • Program partner communication
  • Responsible for building and running reports
  • Conduct data analysis
  • Perform regular and ongoing data QA/QC processes
  • Will serve as back-up for Senior Program Coordinator and Program Lead

Role Competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field.  Post graduate degree preferred. Will accept a combination of education and experience totaling 3 years minimum.
  • 2 – 4 years customer service experience with a focus on program/project management support
  • 2 – 3 years database processing and reporting experience
  • MS Office – Intermediate level
  • Specifically, ability to work with MS EXCEL spreadsheets
  • Salesforce CRM – Intermediate level
  • Customer service phone skills
  • Good customer interface skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Critical thinking skills
  • QA/QC experience
  • Ability to form relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently, manage time effectively, and be self-directed
  • Analytical interpretation
  • Financial and performance review and reporting skills
  • Presentation skills

Ecova Information

Our salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience. We are a performance-based culture and have goal-based incentive programs and generous employee benefits. Our comprehensive benefit package includes medical, dental, vision insurance, life, AD&D, short- and long-term disability insurance. We also offer flexible spending accounts and 401(k) with a generous employer match.

Ecova is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation or preference, religion, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.


Worcester County Food Bank Reach Analysis


The Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) is seeking partnership with an academic institution to conduct an annual analysis of data regarding food distribution and need in Worcester County.




The Reach Analysis is designed to analyze various elements of population, poverty, and food distribution in Worcester County.  The analysis is a process of retrieving, organizing, and analyzing data, and creating a summary report of the findings for use by the Food Bank in operational decision-making.


Meals per Person in Need (MPIN)


Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 Food Banks, uses the measure of Meals per Person in Need (MPIN) at the county level to determine the effectiveness of Food Banks nationwide in meeting the needs of people in poverty in their region.  Although the Feeding America MPIN goal applies only at the county level, WCFB has adopted this goal and uses it to monitor the equitable distribution of food at the town/city level. The total pounds of food distributed via our Partner Agencies can be broken by the city/town and compared to the poverty levels to determine a local MPIN.  The MPIN benchmark is then used to assist in identifying communities that are underserved, overserved, or adequately served by WCFB and our Partner Agencies.




WCFB will provide access to all required data sources and computer software (some work may need to take place on-site at WCFB for the purposes of access to software).  WCFB staff will provide guidance and routine direction/feedback as work progresses.  A draft report will be provided to WCFB for review prior to finalization.  Final report is expected according to the timeline below.  The total amount of time required will depend heavily upon the level of expertise of the participant; it is estimated that it may take between 40 to 80 hours for an individual to complete the Reach Analysis.


Data Sources

  • Worcester County Food Bank Partner Agency Data Collection System (DCS)
  • Number of people served by Partner Agencies
  • Worcester County Food Bank food distribution records
  • Pounds of food distributed
  • American Community Survey –
  • Population by zip code
  • Poverty data
  • Other sources as needed



  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Google Fusion
  • Data visualization (Tableau or similar)




The Worcester County Food Bank has an immediate need for the Reach Analysis, and we seek to have the next report completed no later than June 30, 2016. 

Going forward, we hope to have a report completed each fall.  The analysis draws on annual data, and results are applied to operational decisions each fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).  Therefore the Reach Analysis will be conducted within the first quarter of each fiscal year (July 1 – September 30).



Funding may be available through the organization.


To apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to by Friday, April 29th.  If selected for an interview, individuals will need to submit a writing sample.


Our alum, Erin Morrell shared this position opening:

Case Manager (Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program)

Ascentria employees and volunteers take pride in the impact they have on the people they serve. It’s more than just a job, it’s an opportunity our employees have to care for and share in the lives of people who greatly need and appreciate their presence. Ascentria focuses on every child, elder, disabled person, refugee, endangered teen or teenage mom in order to build stronger communities one person at a time. We are searching for a dynamic Bi-lingual Case Worker for Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program to join our team. This is an excellent opportunity to enhance the operations of a $65m non-profit social services organization with programs throughout New England. This position reports to the Program Manager.

 The Bilingual Case Worker provides clinical case management for unaccompanied children and adolescents who are under the foster care of the program. The Bilingual Case Worker, who frequently is also of the same ethnic and linguistic background of the minor, becomes the link to the new community assuring that the child’s needs are met. Through a service plan with the minor and the foster parent or other care givers, the case worker coordinates services to assist in providing for the psychological, emotional, physical, medical and educational needs of the minor as well as to helping with any necessary custody or immigration procedures. 

 Essential Responsibilities: 

 Develop and complete service plans, assessments, case conference reports, and progress notes

  • Conduct home visits with youth and foster parents as needed
  • Complete foster care reviews with agencies
  • Documentation must be completed and maintained at all times in accordance with contractual standards and must be done in a timely manner.
  • Provide on-call coverage to ensure that crisis situations are resolved in a safe, consistent, and fair manner.
  • Crises must be handled in a manner which minimizes disruption and assures safety.
  • Assure mental health psychological needs are met; assisting in referrals as needed
  • May serve as advocate for client at various community levels, as appropriate to the objectives of individual plan; evaluate effectiveness of efforts and
  • Makes appropriate adjustments to approach.
  • Develop independent life skills/plans including vocational training and college preparation
  • Coordinate dental, medical and community support for minor
  • Assist in immigration procedures, assuring immigration attorney representation as needed
  • Coordinate legal activity for clients.
  • Responsible for completing all forms, reports, client files/records, and trainings on a timely basis.
  • Assists with all required client statistics, quality assurance reviews, in-home studies, and re-evaluations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human services preferred. Associate’s degree with specialized training and experience with work in child welfare or with the refugee population will be considered.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) fluency preferred
  • A demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population of clients is essential.
  • An understanding and acceptance of the refugee and undocumented population
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish preferred
  • Ability to manage crisis situations in response to on-call situations
  • Understanding of child and adolescent development, including effects of loss and trauma
  • Computer skills, including word, and email competence; ability to use Family Net
  • Valid Driver’s License with positive driving record and ability to use own car to travel to home visits and to transport minors.  

 To Apply:  Submit resume and cover letter to   Please reference requisition number 02171601.   


AidData: Junior Program Manager (Data & Technology Team)


The Junior Program Manager (JPM) is a research staff position at AidData. JPM positions are designed for recent college graduates or young professionals who would like to: deepen and broaden their analytical, methodological, and management skills; receive on-the-job training and mentoring from a group of professional staff and researchers; and prepare for future professions in academia, public service, and/or the private sector. The JPM position with the Data & Technology team will divide his or her time between student management, data quality assurance, and other specialized research, analysis, and policy outreach activities. Specialized duties are assigned based on the skills, interests, and experiences of the incumbent. JPMs play an important role in helping AidData expand its reach and impact in coordination with a variety of institutional partners, such as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Humanity United, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. This position is based at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Apply for the Junior Program Manager (Data & Technology) position online at:

For additional questions, please contact Brooke Russell.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Political Science, GIS, Computer Science, a related degree or an equivalent combination of training and experience

• Excellent attention to detail skills and comfort with analyzing data in a variety of formats (Excel etc).

• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to balance “big picture” thinking with attention to detail

• Proven ability to undertake diverse and complex assignments with minimal supervision and resolve competing demands.

• Demonstrated leadership potential

• Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a demanding and complex work environment, to carry out assignments in a timely manner, and to adapt to changing situations and priorities;

• Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills, and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of researchers, clients, partners, data users, and staff

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in one of AidData’s coding methodologies

• Familiarity with current issues in open data, open government, and international development

• Experience in project management

• Strong commitment to and understanding of AidData’s mission and goals

• Professional or academic experience in developing countries

• Experience dealing with researchers and the global development community

• Working knowledge of R, STATA, SPSS, or other statistical software


427 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Employment Type

Full time

Position Term

12 Months


Commensurate with experience