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Solar Advocacy Campaigner Posted Jan 06
Solar United Neighbors , Multiple states
Solar Advocacy Campaigner
Solar United Neighbors is a non-profit, mission-driven organization that helps people go solar and organizes current and prospective solar owners and supporters to become effective solar activists. Our organization has a unique niche and a clear philosophical viewpoint: we believe that the clean energy revolution should be distributed and democratic.

To help achieve our mission, we are hiring a new staffer in our Policy and Advocacy department. We are seeking a Solar Advocacy Campaigner to help implement and support campaigns for our on-the-ground state programs in Arizona, Colorado, Washington, DC, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Solar United Neighbors is a fun, creative place to work. You will be given room to experiment and flourish, and you will work with a great team of colleagues and a network of local partners.

Job Responsibilities
Track and assess policy issues in each of our key states and nationally in order to inform and guide our work.
Support state Directors in developing and implementing their advocacy programs.
Outreach to solar homeowners and supporters and provide direct support, training, and coaching to enable these volunteers to be impactful grassroots solar advocates.
Guide volunteers up the pyramid of engagement and leadership. This includes getting volunteers excited via solar information, storytelling, and education, and then moving them through the pyramid of online action and towards in-person activism, volunteering, lobbying, and leadership development.
Assist with campaign strategy, planning, and implementation.
Participate in state teams to track, monitor, and engage on advocacy issues.
Help to develop materials such as activist guides, toolkits, factsheets, etc.
Track advocacy work and outcomes for grant reporting, annual reports, etc.
Participate and present in coalition calls, webinars. Represent Solar United Neighbors.
Assist with basic research on advocacy-related issues.

Desired Work Experience/Skills
3-7 years experience in grassroots campaign organizing, including working with, training, and mobilizing volunteer activists. Digital campaign experience strongly desired.
Strong organizational skills and ability to engage in multiple campaigns simultaneously.
Persuasive interpersonal written and verbal communication and presentation skills, including online advocacy communications.
Participating, building, and managing community partnerships and coalitions.
Passion for solar, clean energy, and organizing.
Knowledge of solar policy and/or U.S. energy policy.
Position can be based anywhere in the United States – candidates located near Washington, D.C. office may work from our Headquarters office.

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

Salary and Benefits
$50,000-$70,000/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 Glen Brand at: Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis.