Full-time 2024-05-25

Rewiring America: Community Engagement Associate

Organization: Rewiring America

Point of Contact at Rewiring America: People & Culture Team

Organization Address: Washington, D.C.

Full-time, Remote, Exempt
About Rewiring America
Rewiring America is the leading electrification nonprofit, focused on electrifying our homes, businesses, and communities. We develop accessible, actionable data and tools, and build coalitions and partnerships to make going electric easier for households and communities. Rewiring America helps Americans save money, tackle nationwide emissions goals, improve health, and build the next generation of the clean energy workforce. We believe in an abundant, flourishing, climate-safe future, and know that, together, we can realize one.
Position Summary
The Community Engagement Associate is a dynamic and passionate advocate responsible for supporting systems-level change in the clean energy sector. Beginning in 2024, government-subsidized rebates, incentives and financing products will become available to households across the country to electrify and decarbonize. This new role helps to accelerate electrification by building relationships with communities around the country, listening and understanding their needs, building their enthusiasm for electrification, and connecting them to the expertise and resources they will need to be able to implement electrification programs. You will join our Rewiring Communities initiative, a high performing and cross-functional programmatic team to implement household electrification projects. The Community Engagement Associate will be a part of the Rewiring America Community Team and the newly created Power Forward Communities coalition.
In this role, the Community Engagement Associate must be committed to an equitable approach to electrification and should actively center and amplify Justice40 communities in stakeholder campaigns.
This role will report to Rewiring America’s Director of Local Engagement.
What you’ll do
As the Community Engagement Associate, you will support implementation for several Rewiring America partnered programs. Responsibilities may include: 
  • Be a primary point of contact for current and future communities in our Power Forward Communities (PFC) and Local Government Leaders Coalitions (LGL)
  • Help to manage content for our Local Resource Hub
  • Become an expert on Rewiring America’s electrification tools and resources and curate and synthesize these resources to guide and educate community leaders and members
  • Work with our communications and creatives team to roll out electrification tools and resource launches and press releases  to local leaders across the country
  • Write and publish community electrification stories, distilling lessons learned that can be deployed in other communities
  • Create and manage cohorts of sister communities to share best practices and lessons learned from their electrification efforts
  • Organize and maintain our ongoing communications with Local Government Leaders coalition members including authoring our monthly newsletter
  • Manage a Salesforce CRM to report communications, engagement, and relationship mapping  with national and regional partners and members of our LGL and PFC coalitions
  • Utilize a variety of tools, including Asana, to track all internal LGL and PFC Coalition tasks across Rewiring America teams.
  • Utilize tools such as Notion and Google Drive to organize presentations and resources as it relates to our Coalition work
  • Produce resources and lead electrification trainings for participants from across the country
  • Serve as a partner and stakeholder in the development and implementation of coalition and partner programming that increases coalition members’ commitment to electrification
  • Travel to attend and represent Rewiring America at convening, events and conferences to build relationships, advance Rewiring America’s brand, and recruit new partners into our coalitions
  • Speak publicly at in-person and virtual forums to generate interest and inspire engagement in electrification programs
  • Collaborate with a wide variety of national and local partners, including Habitat for Humanity, United Way, National League of Cities, USDN, C40, and Climate Mayors

Who you are
The ideal candidate for the Community Engagement Associate embodies the following qualities and characteristics, tailored to an advocacy nonprofit:
Core Qualifications:
  • Deep commitment to Rewiring America’s mission, with a focus on driving meaningful external change in the clean energy sector, and advocating for sustainable and equitable solutions.
  • At least 3 years of increasing responsibility in Business Development, Sales, Education, Membership, Partnerships, Community Organizing, and/or Campaigns, with a proven track record of accomplishments and impact.
  • Collaborative bridge-builder with humility who engages respectfully and meaningfully with national partners and community stakeholders. Works in the best interest of the community and commits to co-designing projects with partners in service of community-directed goals.
  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills.
  • Comfort traveling and occasional public speaking on behalf of the organization.
  • Ability to collaborate with a small and growing team with competing demands. 
  • Ability to execute on a high volume of activity and projects, with attention to detail, speed, excellence and humor.
  • Sets and achieves high-performance expectations that are motivating and results-oriented.
  • Seeks out and delivers timely and direct feedback that contributes to the ongoing development of oneself, team members, and a positive organizational culture.
  • Promptly resolves problems through timely consultation in an environment of mutual respect.
  • Highly collaborative work style with the ability to operate as a thought partner to Community team members, other internal teams, and advisors.
  • Internal champion for growing diversity within Rewiring America, committed to advancing inclusivity in all aspects of our work.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with local governments or Community-Based Organizations and Low Income and Disadvantaged Communities
  • Experience in a startup or campaign environment, with ability to quickly scale and build national programs.
  • Content knowledge in climate policy and building electrification.
  • Experience representing a program externally to a diverse group of stakeholders, partners, and funders.
  • Experience building and maintaining a CRM.

Compensation & Benefits
The salary range for this position is $75,000 – $105,000, commensurate to experience. Our comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employees (and their families). Employees are able to enroll in 401k retirement plan and are eligible for a 3% automatic contribution and up to a 3% employer match on 401k contributions. Employees are also eligible for pre-tax transportation benefits. Employees will receive 160 hours of vacation time, 80 hours of health leave, up to 2 days of casual leave, and 20 hours of volunteer leave annually. Employees will also receive 13 paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Employees are also provided with two additional days off during Presidential and Congressional elections. We have an office closure between Christmas and New Year. Regular, full-time employees and part-time employees are eligible for up to sixteen weeks of paid family and medical leave on day one of employment. We offer access to professional development resources.
Commitment to Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Rewiring America values diversity in all its forms and is committed to inclusive and transparent recruitment, hiring, and promotion processes. Candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
Hiring Statement
Rewiring America is a project of Windward Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. Windward Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Windward Fund ‘s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working. 
Application Procedure 
To apply or nominate a candidate, please submit an application and resume via the Rewiring America page at Workable.This position is open until filled, and we are moving quickly to fill this position — apply as soon as possible. Candidate review and phone screens begin immediately and will be conducted throughout the search period.
Windward participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with employees’ Form I-9 information to confirm authorization to work in the United States. Job candidates and employees authorized to work may not be discriminated against on the basis of national origin or citizenship status.
More Information

Advocacy, Communications, Outreach, Project Management

$75000 - $105000

2-5 years


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