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Position Announcement
Position Overview
CALSTART has an immediate opening for a highly-motivated person to join our team as an Associate 
Project Manager. This is an exciting time for building the clean transportation technology industry 
and the opportunity to improve air quality, prevent climate change, and create jobs. The Associate 
Project Manager will help develop, support, and manage high impact clean transportation projects. 
The position will be based in the CALSTART solar powered headquarters in Pasadena, California.

CALSTART ‘s mission is to make the air healthy to breathe, prevent climate change, strengthen the 
nation, and create jobs by growing the clean transportation technology industry. With more than 25 
years of experience, CALSTART is recognized nationally and internationally as an effective industry 
catalyst organization. CALSTART’s member companies are diverse and include Tesla Motors, UPS, Ford, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Kenworth, General Motors, and Southern California Edison. 
CALSTART focuses its work in four major initiatives: cars, buses, trucks (and non- road vehicles), 
and fuels. CALSTART advances each of these sectors by supporting technology development, assessing and validating new technologies and products, accelerating market growth by supporting clean vehicle incentive programs, providing policy guidance and implementation, and giving valued-added services to its member organizations. CALSTART is a national organization with offices in three states. We believe now is our time and we are planning for growth. If you want a career where you are making a real impact and benefiting both society and the environment, you should consider coming to work for CALSTART.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate must have excellent written communication skills, and experience in research
and program management. Successful candidates must have a positive “can do” attitude and think 
quickly on his or her feet. We want someone with a passion for CALSTART’s mission and for making a 
difference, who can anticipate and fulfill project partner needs, and supports an environment that 
promotes inclusiveness and team-building. We seek an Associate Project Manager who demonstrates 
leadership, an eagerness to learn and grow, and strive for excellence. He or she will have the necessary skills to play a direct and active role in supporting and ideally managing a variety of advanced transportation projects and should be able to perform the following tasks with strong competency:
  • Assisting and Managing projects;
  • Conducting secondary research;
  • Managing surveys and performing analysis;
  • Producing high quality reports;
  • Supporting and organizing meetings, webinars and workshops that engage stakeholders; and
  • Making presentations before small groups.
Necessary Skills and Experience
The candidate must a high degree of proficiency in written and oral communications. Candidates must 
have the capability of presenting to and working with diverse stakeholder groups. The candidate 
must work well in a team environment, display personal initiative and be driven by a passion for 
the clean transportation industry. It is essential that the candidate be well organized and have 
impressive project management capabilities. The candidate should be proficient in the Microsoft 
Office suite of applications, with a high degree of competence in Word, PowerPoint and be 
comfortable with the use of spreadsheets. The candidate must also be able to demonstrate 
initiative, independently manage time, and multi-task in a deadline-oriented environment. A strong 
attention to detail will be required. A bachelor’s degree is a requirement for this position.

Additional Skills and Experience
The following skills and experience are highly preferred. They will be viewed favorably and will 
provide an advantage:
  • Experience managing contracts and programs.
  • Certificate or training in program management.
  • Track record in organizing events and forums.
  • Specific knowledge of and expertise with advanced transportation technologies and fuels.
  • Organizing and managing webinars.
Compensation and Benefits
CALSTART offers a strong compensation package. In addition to a competitive salary, CALSTART
currently offers employees a company-paid HMO health plan including dental and vision care.

The compensation plan also includes a retirement plan equivalent to 8 percent of the annual salary. 
CALSTART allows for flexible work hours as appropriate, and provides funding for transit. The 
organization also has a strong interest in employee growth and skills development.

The full-time position is in the CALSTART Headquarters in Pasadena, California.

How to Apply
Applicants should send their responses in email form only and must include a cover letter
explaining why they should be considered for this position and a resume. A salary history is also 
requested. Applicants should send their information to:

Margaret DeGuzman:

CALSTART, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. As such, CALSTART offers equal employment 
opportunities without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic 
origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, 
genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. These 
opportunities include all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including but not 
limited  to  recruiting,  hiring,  job  placement,  training, compensation, benefits, discipline, advancement, and termination. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.