Vice President, Public Programs

About Pearl Certification

Pearl’s mission is to give homeowners the tools to improve their homes’ health, comfort, efficiency, resilience, and value. By tying energy-efficient home improvements to increased home value, Pearl incentivizes homeowners to make sustainable, energy-saving changes and scale decarbonization of the housing market, which is responsible for 20% of U.S. carbon emissions.


Pearl Certification is the gold standard in high-performing home certifications, bringing visibility to the increased home value provided by high-performing features, like insulation and air sealing, efficient heating and cooling, solar, and smart home devices. Now a Public Benefit Corporation, Pearl is the only national sponsor of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program and is a partner with the National Association of REALTORS® Green Resource Council.

About the role

We are looking for a Vice President of Public Programs to join our dynamic, supportive team. This position has the ability to work remotely from anywhere in the United States.  


Your mission as the Vice President of Public Programs will be to provide the leadership necessary for Pearl to position itself to scale through certification of homes and installations improved with public funds. In consultation with Pearl’s leadership team, the VP will develop and will oversee execution of an overall strategic vision for the division, including strategies to integrate Pearl Certification into public programs, to develop partnerships with a broad range of public entities, and to enhance Pearl’s brand in the public sector. During 2024, the VP will focus on opportunities associated with the Inflation Reduction Act rebate programs, and potentially also Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund opportunities.  

What you'll do

  • Work with Pearl’s President and Executive Team to develop divisional strategy

  • Oversee the implementation of said divisional strategy, and spearhead development of the division’s business plan

    • Craft business development and sales tactics to ensure realization of Pearl’s brand and revenue goals

    • Develop the divisional budget to ensure achievement of revenue goals and adherence to spending parameters

    • Manage and build a team of skilled and motivated professionals capable of achieving the division’s goals

  • Ensure that Pearl’s public sector “product” (“offering”) is first-in-class at meeting the public sector’s needs by overseeing customer discovery and product iteration, as necessary

  • Understand IRA and GGRF programs and policies, and ensure that Pearl is positioned to meet the needs of these programs by developing product offerings, building relationships, etc

  • Develop partnerships with the program implementers who will oversee IRA, GGRF, and other public programs

  • Establish and maintain critical strategic partnerships with key public sector actors, including federal agencies (DOE, EPA), state energy offices, implementation contractors, national and local non-profits, and utilities

  • Support Pearl’s work to develop public policy

  • Work with Pearl’s marketing team to ensure an effective communications and marketing strategy that supports achievement of the division’s goals

What we are looking for

  • Knowledge:

    • Minimum of five years in senior management position and a track record of management excellence

    • Minimum of seven years experience in public and/or utility sector/energy efficiency

  • Know-how:

    • Ability to rapidly synthesize complex information and put it to use

    • Ability to communicate with excellence and ease

    • Ability to develop strong relationships and partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders

    • Ability to develop and support high performing, remotely-located teams

  • Fit:

    • You are committed to developing programs and offerings that support disadvantaged communities and communities of color

    • You have entrepreneurial energy and take joy in problem solving
    • You are authorized to legally work in the U.S. (Pearl is unable to sponsor employment visas at this time)

    • You do not mind traveling (two to three days for two to three weeks, multiple months of the year)

  • Nice to Have:

    • Previous experience working for a start-up company


Why work at Pearl?
  • We are a mission-driven company: we love what we do and the impact we are making.
  • Impact. Everything you do here will matter. Your opinion and contributions will make a big difference to the future of this company and our mission of making high-performance home value visible.
  • Flexibility. We are 100% remote - work where you feel comfortable.
  • Environment. Our company culture is supportive, team-based, and fun. We value candor, excellence, and collaboration while fostering creativity and camaraderie. We genuinely enjoy celebrating each others’ wins!
  • Ownership. You will hold broad responsibilities with high autonomy in a fast-paced, evolving startup world.
  • Equality between people. We support diversity, championing our differences, and most importantly, learn from one another. Pearl is an equal opportunity employer, and candidates from all backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply.
Compensation and Benefits:
  • Market salary based on experience and local conditions, in the range of $180k to $220k
  • Medical, vision and dental coverage provided at no cost for employees and their families (with an option to purchase upgraded coverage at a minimal cost to employee)
  • FSA, HSA, and dependent care accounts
  • Life insurance coverage
  • Employer paid cell phone service
  • 401(k) with employer match up to 4%
  • Stock options
  • 15 vacation days during the calendar year, plus holidays (including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day), a floating holiday for your birthday, sick days, and paid parental leave
  • Flexible work environment: work remotely from anywhere within the US


The pay range for this role is:

180,000 - 220,000 USD per year (Remote - United States)

Public Private Partnerships Division

Remote (denver, Colorado, US)

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