Solar Outreach Associate (Temporary)
About Our Organization
The Green Energy Consumers Alliance is a nonprofit organization with a mission to empower consumers and communities to speed a just transition to clean energy. We fulfill our mission by combining consumer-facing programs with public policy advocacy at the state and local levels in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. We have twenty employees in offices in Boston and Providence. The programs we have for consumers include green electricity, heating, rooftop solar, Shave the Peak, energy efficiency, and an EV buyers group program called Drive Green. We have a variety of funding sources – grants, commissions, contracts, donations, but our dominant source of revenue is earned income through our green electricity program.
We are searching for a Solar Outreach Associate (Temporary) to perform community outreach and education in connection with our EquiSol program, a new effort undertaken by a consortium of four Massachusetts-based organizations to bring equitable access of rooftop solar to low- and moderate-income (LMI) residents of Boston and other cities in the Commonwealth. This is a marketing and sales position.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience working in a multi-cultural environment, with a commitment to diversity based on race, age, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and physical ability. The candidate must also hold a valid Driver’s license.
- Conduct outreach to key stakeholders including low- and moderate-income households, community groups and others.
- Attend community meetings and local events.
- Identify and reach out to key coalition partners.
- Identify areas of community support for the program.
- Secure letters of intent with prioritized groups.
- Provide identified communities and partners with written and verbal educational materials.
- Establish, track, and analyze results and outcomes of all engagement efforts to measure success against our goals.
Candidates should also be able to demonstrate:
- An understanding of solar energy – its benefits and how it works.
- Knowledge and experience building community relationships within Greater Boston.
- Willingness to travel throughout Boston and surrounding towns and cities. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
- Ability to work effectively with colleagues, community groups and constituents across the spectrum of diversity, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, national origin and immigrant status, religious or spiritual identity, disability (physical, mental, emotional and developmental), veteran status, and/or limited English proficiency.
- A professional demeanor and is comfortable interacting with a wide variety of people.
Preferred qualifications include:
- Proficient in Spanish.
- Strong working knowledge of solar energy.
- Experience performing outreach and education to low- and moderate-income households.
- Strong relationship-building skills.
- Have experience meeting goals in a partnership-based, results-oriented environment.
USD wage of $22.00-$26.00/hour. Will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This is a full time, temporary, six-month position, from January to June 2024, with the potential to go through August 2024 depending on funding.
We expect the candidate to work 37.5-40 hours per week between 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday. Some evening and weekend work may be needed, which requires some flexibility. Our offices are in Boston, however, the applicant should be prepared to travel through Greater Boston to attend meetings as events, as well as working from home, and from our Boston office in Jamacia Plain.
How to Apply
Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA+ identified persons, and individuals from other historically underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please send your resume and cover letter explaining how your skills will support Green Energy Consumers Alliance to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 22, 2023. Green Energy Consumers Alliance is an equal opportunity employer, and seeks to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital or civil union status, military service, citizenship, or any other characteristics and traits protected under applicable federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.