South Florida Program Coordinator

Solar United Neighbors is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a clean, equitable, resilient energy system that benefits everyone. We believe rooftop solar will be the cornerstone of that new energy system. We are aggressively growing our national membership, policy, and advocacy activities to build a clean energy movement. We help people go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights.

The South Florida Program Coordinator is responsible for growing the Solar United Neighbors network throughout Southern Florida.

The Coordinator will facilitate a transition to a clean, democratic, distributed energy system via the Solar United Neighbors theory of change. We help people go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights.

We know there’s too much to do it all ourselves, so we focus on training and empowering our network to join us in building a solar movement. That means building an army of solar volunteers, leveraging partnerships, and encouraging people to take ownership of their solar movement.

The Coordinator reports to the Florida Program Director and is an integral part of the Florida team. The Coordinator will regularly travel to public information sessions across Southern Florida, the annual Florida Solar Congress, and twice annual all staff retreats.

Job duties include the following, as well as additional duties that may arise over the course of the year and are mutually agreed upon with the Florida Program Director:

Go Solar

  • Lead solar co-ops across South Florida over the course of one year.
  • Mange co-op participant update correspondence, installer check-ins, public information session and appearances.
  • Contribute regularly to state listserv and shared inbox.
  • Develop anchor partnerships to support the further growth of solar co-ops in the region.
  • Support other organizational Go Solar Initiatives as they arise, as directed by the Florida Program Director.

Join Together

  • Build an army of solar champions in South Florida by empowering our network to lead engagement on solar co-ops, solar education, and solar advocacy in their community.
    • Support the Florida team in achieving statewide metrics for engagement and listbuilding.
  • Work with the Membership and Marketing Director to implement a series of membership recruitment efforts in Southern Florida, including via innovative partnerships with organizations like AAA, WLRN and others.
  • Launch a Solar Patch Program with the Boy and Girl Scouts focusing on educating and engaging youth on solar.
  • Implement Solar recruitment campaign – getting partners to promote co-ops and register attendees to vote or vote by mail.
  • Promote Solar Resiliency/Hurricane preparedness resources in South Florida as a listbuilding strategy. Tie in to solar and resiliency report that we are producing.
  • Work with the Florida Program Director to identify and cultivate one or two outstanding community volunteers to serve on the Florida Advisory Board.
  • Implement additional engagement activities as identified Florida Program Director and Engagement Director.

Fight for Our Energy Rights

  • Work with Policy and Advocacy Director to implement comprehensive campaign to reform permitting in one or more jurisdictions in Miami-Dade County.
  • Organize and implement activist training and engagement to empower our members to take action on problems like delayed permitting, high solar fees, or other barriers to going solar in their communities in a timely manner.
  • As time is available, implement additional advocacy efforts in Southern Florida. These may include (but are not limited to):
    • Encourage residents to push counties to work with Solar Foundation.
    • Challenge cities that bar south front facing roofs from going solar.
    • Engage residents to lobby for waived permitting and expedited permits.
    • Continue to get municipalities to expedite or waive permitting.
    • Work on additional advocacy campaigns that may arise, based on mutual agreement with the Policy and Advocacy Director.

Salary and Benefits

$40,000-$50,000/year commensurate with experience. Generous paid leave policy, health insurance, and professional development stipend included.

How to apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to Angela DeMonbreun at: [email protected].

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and Solar United Neighbors welcome a candidates of diverse backgrounds and experience to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQi, differently abled, and those with a non-traditional education.