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.
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.