The Solar Foundation is seeking a highly motivated Washington, DC based Program Manager to achieve aggressive goals to support increased national solar deployment. The Program Manager will provide technical assistance to local governments pursuing designation under the U.S. Department of Energy-funded SolSmart program (solsmart.org). He/she will work as part of a small, dynamic team to help communities reduce local barriers to the adoption of solar energy. They will focus on permitting and inspection, planning and zoning, government operations, community engagement, and market development as well as other federal, state, and local solar topics. The Program Manager will also work with a broad coalition of other stakeholders, demonstrating thought leadership at both the strategic and tactical levels. The Program Manager will occasionally perform other duties as assigned to meet the needs of a small and dynamic national nonprofit organization.
At a minimum, candidates for this position must possess:
Additionally, ideal candidates will possess:
The salary for this position is commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications. The Solar Foundation provides its staff with a competitive benefits package including enrollment in a 401(k) retirement plan with a capped employer match, health insurance, paid time off, professional development funds, etc. This is a full-time position, and in accordance with the provisions of federal wage and hour laws, this position is classified as exempt, meaning this position will not be eligible for overtime pay. Employment at The Solar Foundation is at-will. The SolSmart program is funded through March 31, 2022 at which time this position would end unless additional funding was awarded.
Please submit a cover letter and resume, as well as a writing sample, to Theresa Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “SolSmart Program Manager – Job #108.” The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. Preference will be given to applications received by March 7, 2021.
About The Solar Foundation
The Solar Foundation (thesolarfoundation.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the use of solar and solar-compatible technologies worldwide. We believe that increasing access to this clean, abundant, reliable, and affordable energy source will lift up people’s lives and bring about a prosperous future for all.
The Solar Foundation is a fun and exciting workplace – at the heart of it all. It’s a good fit for people who want to change the world while doing meaningful, resume-building technical work. In a few months, The Solar Foundation will merge with The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) which will provide additional opportunities to collaborate and make an impact.
The Solar Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. In addition to federal law requirements, The Solar Foundation complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.