Solarize Field Organizer for the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association

Solarize Field Organizer for the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association
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The Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA) is seeking a full and a part-time employeeto work with local units of government and local community solar advocates to implement theGLREA Solarize Program. In addition, these positions will provide technical assistance and supportto local governments for other innovations that will support the expansion of renewable energy.The GLREA Solarize Program is an initiative to educate homeowners and small business about thebenefits of solar energy and provides a group buy approach that lowers the cost of installation percommitted party. The ideal candidates are individuals that are passionate about promoting solarenergy and enjoy working with people. These positions are located in Michigan with the locationwithin Michigan being flexible.

About the Great Lakes Renewable Energy AssociationThe Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA) is non-profit educational and advocacyorganization working to expand renewable energy in Michigan. GLREA educates homeowners andbusiness about the benefits of renewable energy with an emphasis on solar and geothermal andworks to enact policies that support the expansion of renewable energy in Michigan.

Position SummaryGLREA is looking to hire two individuals to provide assistance to local communities to support theimplementation of the GLREA Solarize Program within that community and to encourage andprovide technical support for the adoption of other new renewable energy initiatives, including newcommunity solar models, new solar permitting software and the Solsmart initiative.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities Learn about the GLREA Solarize Program and other renewable energy initiatives. Work with and provide organizing support to individuals, community leaders and city officialsworking on this Program. Work with local government officials on other initiatives to expand the adoption of renewableenergy within that community. Expand the GLREA network by building new relationships and deepening existing partnershipswith GLREA members, community leaders and renewable energy advocates.Education Must have a Bachelor's or Master’s degree, preferably in science, environment orsustainability climate policy.Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge Requirements Candidates are not expected to have previous knowledge of solar and other forms of renewableenergy but will be required to learn about GLREA and our programs. Must be strong supporter of renewable energy, have a deep concern about the impacts ofclimate change and a commitment to GLREA’s mission of expanding renewable energy.

 Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability towork effectively with diverse groups of people. Self-directed with the ability to work independently while also being able to collaborate withothers in a team setting. Knowledge of social media, computer skills including Google docs and Zoom and access to astrong Internet connection is a must.

Compensation and Working ConditionsThere is both a full-time and half-time position available. Salary for the full-time position is $48,000with benefits. The salary for the half-time position is $24,000. Employees will work from home anddo most of the work virtually with the possibility of in-person meetings but only if conditions aresafe. The Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA) is a Michigan state-wide organizationwith most of its membership in the lower peninsula. Candidates located in the lower peninsula arepreferred but not absolutely required.

How to ApplyPlease send a one-page cover letter, resume and three references to John Freeman

Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA) is committed to creating a diverse workplaceand seeks a wide-range of perspectives and backgrounds. People of color, persons with disabilities,veterans and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.