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Project Manager, Vehicle-Dealer Training

Employment type
25 days ago
Los Angeles

CALSTART is seeking a highly motivated communications expert to join our team as a Dealership Training Project Manager for the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). HVIP supports the deployment of the advanced technologies needed to meet California’s air quality goals by offering point-of-sale discounts to make clean trucks and buses more affordable for fleets. HVIP is in its eleventh year as the nation’s first-of-its-kind first-come, first-serve voucher incentive project to reduce the incremental cost of zero or near-zero emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles. CALSTART has administered HVIP on behalf of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) since its inception, working with manufacturers and dealers to help them help customers purchasing advanced clean technologies. More information is at 

This position will serve as the public face and first point of contact for HVIP. Our new Dealership Trainer will be responsible for communicating with all dealers, OEMs, stakeholders, the HVIP team, and California Air Resources Board (CARB). The Project Manager will also work the CARB approved vehicle manufacturers to add and update their vehicles in the HVIP Eligible Vehicle Catalog. Additionally, the Dealership Trainer will manage data from our website and online voucher processing center, the training of tech access and policy for all dealers, and lines of communication for all dealers.

Additionally, the Associate Project Manager will

  • Lead with HVIP dealer training of prospective dealers and maintain assistance for 300+ currently active dealers.
  • Actively partner with dealers and manufacturers to bring them into alignment with the rules and regulations required by CARB.
  • Oversee the HVIP Eligible Vehicle Catalog.
  • Participate in community events and trade shows, virtually and eventually in-person, to represent HVIP


CALSTART‘s mission is to improve air quality, combat climate change, strengthen the economy, and create jobs by growing the clean transportation technology industry. With more than 28 years of experience, CALSTART is recognized nationally and internationally as an industry catalyst. CALSTART’s member organizations are diverse and include, among others, Tesla Motors, UPS, Ford, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Kenworth, General Motors, DTE, and Southern California Edison. CALSTART focuses on four major initiatives: cars, trucks & non-road vehicles, bus & innovative mobility, and fuels & infrastructure. CALSTART is a national organization with offices in several states. If you want a career making a real impact and benefiting society and the environment, you should consider coming to work with us! 

We’re looking for... 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, Environmental Studies, or another relevant field  
  • 2+ years of professional experience in the clean transportation industry 
  • Great attention to detail 
  • Ability to adequately resolve conflicts 
  • Experience in customer service 
  • Experience in website management (e.g., WordPress) 
  • Ability to develop relationships with clients 
  • Experience using CRM tools (e.g., Salesforce) 
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to synthesize and translate complex data and topics 
  • Understanding of the voucher-request platforms 
  • Ability to foster customer and user engagement 
  • Experience in Database Management 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong and precise verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of and direct experience working with equity issues
  • Work well in a team environment


Salary and Benefits 

  • Competitive annual salary based upon experience 
  • Performance-based growth opportunities 
  • Competitive company-paid health plan that includes dental and vision care 
  • Retirement plan with a generous company contribution 
  • Employee Incentive Program (bonus) yearly based on performance 
  • Telecommuting and flexible work hours as appropriate 
  • Rewards for alternative commuting to and from work 
  • Committed to employee growth and development


To apply

If you are up to this challenge, we invite you to apply!  Qualified candidates, please apply online with your resume and cover letter at 

CALSTART, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and one that celebrates diversity in all forms. Our inclusive environment focuses on making decisions based on merit without regard to race, color, hair texture, gender, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, LGBTQIA+ status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, genetics, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law or not. This applies to any terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including recruiting, hiring, transferring, training, pay, incentives, benefits, discipline, promotion, lay-offs, and termination. Underrepresented candidates are encouraged to apply.