Director of Energy Equity and Inclusion

Do you have a passion for alternative energy? Are you looking for a career with a growing organization where you can make a difference and have fun doing it? If so, keep reading!

About us

Solar United Neighbors (SUN) is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to creating a clean, equitable, resilient energy system that benefits everyone. We help people go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights. Our organization is growing, and we are looking for a Director of Energy Equity and Inclusion to join our team!

About the position

Our Director of Energy Equity and Inclusion will lead and expand our energy equity work across the country to address barriers to solar adoption, increase awareness, and build support for more low-income solar programs. This position will:

  • Work with state program directors to develop and deploy low-income solar programs and policy initiatives in their state.
  • Work with local governments and municipalities on program design, outreach, and implementation.
  • Lead the process to develop, test, and scale new programs and lines of work focused on energy equity programs and policy, including job training programs, community education and outreach programs, community solar LMI efforts, and others. For example, design and oversee Solar Sales Workforce training pilots.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and Development Director to develop fundraising materials and applications related to Energy Equity and Inclusion lines of work.
  • Serve as an issue area expert on energy democracy and inclusion, including on program design and implementation best practices, the energy democracy landscape, related policy, and strategies for building a more inclusive energy system.
  • Provide technical assistance to jurisdictions and organizations interested in deploying low-income solar projects.
  • Represent SUN at meetings and discussions of state and national collaborations, as appropriate, and build our reputation as a leader in energy equity policy and program design.
  • Serve as a knowledgeable and relational presence when needed with regional partners, funders, the general public, and industry leaders.
  • Work with our Communications & Impact teams to support the development and creation of materials, messaging, and outreach strategies that educate our network about energy democracy and equity, and how our members can help build a more inclusive movement.
  • Ensure all requirements of funding agreements are met and communicated.
  • Collaborate with others on the Senior Management Team to develop strategies, process improvements, and new initiatives within SUN to facilitate the rapid growth objectives of the organization.
  • Provide strategic insight and input to contribute to short-term and long-range planning on SUN program design and strategic positioning.
  • Establish internal and external processes and key performance indicators for the Equitable Energy and Inclusion program to provide accountability, measurement, and tracking of effectiveness.
  • Provide timely, accurate, and complete reports on the current activities of the Equitable Energy and Inclusion Program.
  • Supervise staff of the Equitable Energy and Inclusion Program.
  • Track the program’s operating budget and operating plan for the Equitable Energy and Inclusion Program. Monitor expenditures, cash flow, and use of campaign funds.
  • Provide monthly reporting to funders on all deliverables and accomplishments of the program.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

About you

  • Five years of experience:
    • Managing a distributed team.
    • Engaging diverse stakeholders in a culturally sensitive manner.
    • Community organizing.
    • Working in energy equity and/or environmental justice.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • English and Spanish fluency is strongly preferred.

 Why we love SUN

  • Salary range of $75,000 – $85,000 per year,
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance.
  • Generous paid leave policy.
  • 401(k) retirement account.
  • Professional development stipend.
  • Fun, remote work environment.
  • Flexible work hours.
  • Our vision and mission.

How to apply

If this sounds like a good fit, please submit a resume, cover letter, and how you heard about this position to Annie Wolf at [email protected]

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. Solar United Neighbors welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and experience to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, and those with a non-traditional education.