D.C. Part-time Community Organizer

We are seeking to build a People’s Oversight Network to review and provide public accountability for the implementation of Solar for All. Our goals are to gather substantive community feedback about the program to understand participants’ experiences and ensure there is adequate education and transparency surrounding the project.

The Solar for All program is the District’s ambitious low- to moderate-income solar program and it is set to assist 100,000 DC families by 2032. We are looking for a community organizer that can help us educate and recruit solar for all participants and empower them and their communities to demand answers and accountability of the Solar for All program.

This is a one-year part-time position

Specific tasks will include:

  • Develop a Solar for All feedback survey
  • Conduct substantive outreach in D.C. with a focus on wards 7 and 8, by holding meetings to gather feedback about participants’ experiences with Solar for All.
  • Invite interested participants, and conduct one-on-one interviews about their experience with the program.
  • Provide training to develop government accountability and leadership skills.
  • Organize one-on-one meetings with key D.C. government officials and program participants.

Strong candidates will:

  • Have experience with community organizing
  • Be comfortable engaging diverse stakeholders and program participants in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Have experience developing and training community members on how to provide feedback to D.C. government officials.
  • Have experience with government oversight.

About the organization

Solar United Neighbors is a nonprofit that organizes local communities across the United States to go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights. We’re growing fast — expanding into new states, building new partnerships, and offering new services. We have 30+ staff members working across the country (and growing each year).

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About the position

You will report to the Director of Energy Equity and Inclusion and assist in organizing Solar for All participants in the District. 

This position is based in our D.C. offices, our office is in a bright, sunlit building directly above the Dupont Circle metro station.

The salary range is $15,000-20,000.

How to apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume  to Yesenia Rivera at: [email protected]

Please include the title “D.C. Organizer” in the subject line.

Location

1350 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Suite 412, Washington, DC 20036