Full-time 2024-07-02

Solar United Neighbors: Nevada Program Director

Organization: Solar United Neighbors

Point of Contact at Solar United Neighbors: Brooke Fiore

Organization Address: 1350 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 412Washington, DC 20036

Our energy system is on the brink of a major transformation, and we’re looking for someone to help us ensure this new system puts rooftop solar energy at the cornerstone!

About Us

Solar United Neighbors (SUN) is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit that started more than 15 years ago with a simple question:  “Mom, can we go solar?”  Since then, we’ve helped tens of thousands of people benefit from solar energy.  We are dedicated to creating a clean, equitable, resilient energy system that benefits everyone — by helping people go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights.

About the Position

The Nevada program for SUN launches at a critical time. The EPA Solar for All initiative just invested $156 million into the state to support low-income solar programs. At the same time, local politicians are being pressured by the utility companies to make rooftop solar less economically attractive. SUN will work to help people go solar in Nevada, while advocating to protect the rights and investment made by all solar households. We do this by engaging the public, developing citizen advocates and educating elected officials about the many benefits of solar energy.

This position will report directly to the West Region Director.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Leading the SUN state program in Nevada. 
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key organizational partners and funders.
  • Working collaboratively with a set of internal regional support team members to implement SUN programs.
  • Representing SUN in coalition spaces.
  • Advocating for solar rights by lobbying elected officials and implementing public policy campaigns.
  • Exploring the development of solar co-op (group purchase) and low-income solar programs in Nevada.
  • Speaking to the media on behalf of the organization.
  • Educating the public about all aspects of installing rooftop solar in Nevada, including local incentives, utility rates and regulations.
  • Organizing and attending events (in-person and virtual).
  • Cultivating a donor and volunteer network in the state.

 

Required Qualifications

  •  Resident of Nevada
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with project management, managing teams, and building relationships
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and trouble-shooting skills
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and strategically
  • Ability to work remotely, with frequent in-state travel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Inquisitive personality and interest in continuous learning
  • Knowledge of solar, energy, and/or environmental issues affecting Nevada
  • Solar technical knowledge

Benefits

  • Fun, remote work environment
  • Flexible work hours
  • Generous paid leave
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • $1,000/year professional development stipend
  • $50/month phone and internet stipend
  • 401(k) retirement account with match after 1 year
  • Meaningful, impactful work

SUN welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and experience to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with a non-traditional education.  We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

SUN is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every preferred qualification, we still encourage you to apply.

How to Apply

If you think this job might be for you, please apply on our job board by including a resume and cover letter with your application.

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Advocacy, Outreach, Project Management, Research and Analysis

$65000 - $75000

2-5 years, 5-10 years

Nevada

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