GREEN JOBS and OPPORTUNITIES


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If you have a position to fill, send a posting (including a brief description, contact information, qualifications, and application deadline) to: contactisea@illinoissolar.org



Updated: June 24, 2016

Job Opportunity: Union of Concerned Scientists- Midwest Field Director


Job Description:

UCS is hiring a new Midwest Field Director to help lead UCS’s climate and energy efforts in the region. We have developed and recently posted a hiring notice for the position, which you can find here: http://www.ucsusa.org/about/jobs-ucs#midwestfield.

 

Based in our Chicago office, the Field Director will design and implement a strategy for propelling our impact on state and federal climate and energy policy in the Midwest through coalition-building, advocacy, elevating science community voices, and fostering political and public will. We are searching for a talented, dedicated and effective leader on regional climate and energy issues, who brings issue advocacy campaign experience at a state or national level, and possesses a mix of strong relationship and project management abilities, high-level communication skills, and issue expertise.



Updated: May 16, 2016

Job Opportunity: MOSEIA Executive Director


Job Description:


MOSEIA, the Missouri Solar Energy Industry Association, was created in 2009 to represent and expand Missouri’s solar industry.

MOSEIA is an official state chapter of the national Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The organization is committed to rapid solar industry growth growing the solar industry through outreach, advocacy and continuing education.

Join an exciting, growing industry that you can feel good about. Investing in solar helps customers save money, become more energy independent, contribute to cleaner air, all while creating green jobs and boosting the local economy. In addition, solar is one of the fastest growing sectors of the American economy. There are currently more than 174,000 solar workers in the U.S., a 20% increase over employment totals in 2013. Missouri boasts approximately 100 solar companies employing more than 2,000 people.


Position: Executive Director

Based in Mid­Missouri (Columbia/Jefferson City region), the Executive Director (ED) of MOSEIA is the face of the Missouri solar industry. The ED has the principal role of ensuring the sustainability of the organization by fundraising from members and sponsors, interacting with the board of directors and member companies, facilitating educational opportunities for member companies, and helping coordinate policy issues at the statehouse and utility regulatory commission.


Key Activities and Duties:

  • Handle the financials of the organization, including budgeting, invoicing, tax management and fundraising

  • Track legislation at the Missouri General Assembly, prepare reports, testify before legislative committees and possibly lobbying

  • Track solar and renewable issues at the Missouri Public Service Commission

  • Prepare monthly or more frequent updates for the board and general membership

  • Plan and execute a yearly industry conference

  • Manage communications for the organization, including media relations, website management and stakeholder emails/newsletters/blogs

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Four ­year degree

  • Access to reliable transportation to state government and other facilities in Jefferson City and occasionally throughout the state

  • Proficient with Microsoft and Google Applications, in addition to DropBox, Uber Conference and similar technologies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present before an audience

  • Ability to establish and manage priorities without direct supervision

  • Understanding of the solar industry and basic understanding of solar technology

  • Understanding of the legislative and regulatory process in Missouri

  • Five years of applicable work experience strongly preferred

  • Prior experience with renewables, the legislature or public service commission, and fundraising strongly preferred

How to Apply:

Email a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample by June 6, 2016 to carthur@ussunsolar.com and erin@straightupsolar.com. 



Updated: May, 2016

Job Opportunity with StraightUp Solar

Position: Solar Sales Representative

Job Description:

StraightUp Solar is seeking a solar sales representative to generate sales of residential and commercial solar electric systems. A primary responsibility will be performing sales onsites and appointments at homes and businesses from pre-qualified leads. In addition, the sales representative will also have the responsibility of generating leads with the assistance of StraightIUp Solar's Business Development Department. The position is based out of the Overland, MO headquarters and the representative's sales territory includes Southwest Illinois and eastern Missouri, with possible expansion to other territories. 


Qualifications:

  • At least 2-3 years in sales, required
  • Background in solar, other clean technologies, roofing or construction, preferred
  • Ability to calculate key financial metrics
  • Consistently achieve sales quota
  • Competency of the use of Gmail, Word, Excel, and a CRM
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deliver a high level of customer service
  • Must be able to work weekends on occasion
  • Must be very organized, self-motivated, and able to meet aggressive timelines
  • Develop and maintain a strong referral network of satisfied customers that refer friends and family to StraightUp Solar

How to apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Jobs@straightupsolar.com with subject line “Solar Sales Representative.”



Updated: February, 2016

Job Opportunity with Earth Wind & Solar Energy

Position: Solar Installer

Job Description:

Earth Wind And Solar Energy a leading Chicago-based Solar Energy Company is seeking installers to provide support to the project foremen of the installation team and aid in the successful completion and installation of photovoltaic, solar thermal and wind turbine systems. The ideal candidate will have some prior experience in electrical, roofing, and plumbing fields. Possess conduit bending skills, sweat copper pipe and must have an aptitude for mechanical integration of equipment and components. Experience and passion for the solar energy industry is preferred.


Responsibilities may include:

  • Pulling inventory for each installation job.
  • Pre-assemble job components in the warehouse.
  • Precise and Neat Conduit and Piping Runs.
  • Assist in layout and assembly of solar modules/array and mounting hardware.
  • Mechanical/structural mounting of racking, modules and electrical equipment.
  • Electrical wiring of solar array/system (AC and DC).
  • Clean up of job site, maintain truck cleanliness.
Requirements:
  • Team player

  • Previous experience in solar installations, electrical, roof work, general construction, or carpentry strongly preferred

  • Understanding/experience with electrical wiring of AC and DC systems strongly preferred

  • Experience with the safe use of hand-held and power tools

  • Experience working with all types of building materials - various roof types - stucco, wood, concrete, etc. strongly preferred

  • Ability to work in extreme environments; ie: hot sun, crawl spaces, cold days

  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 45 lbs

  • Must have a clean driving record and reliable transportation to and from work

  • All candidates to be hired must successfully pass a background check and drug

    screening

  • Must have knowledge of OSHA compliance standards or familiarity with formal

    safety practices and equipment

  • Must have own hand tools

Please send an email to John Caravette, john@earthwindandsolarenergy.com, with your resume attached, as well as a paragraph explaining why this opportunity is a good fit for you. 



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 American Solar Energy Society

 

 ISEA Business Members

 

 

Other Opportunities 

 American Council On Renewable Energy

 

 Environmental Law and Policy Center

 

 Midwest Renewable Energy Association

 

 Renewableenergyworld.com


 Solar Energy industries Association Job Board

 

 Solar Electric Power Association Job Board

Location: Chicago

Brief Summary

The Incentive Coordinator tracks incentive programs and energy policies at a national and state level. This individual is responsible for submitting and securing incentives. This is an excellent opportunity for a bright individual with superior organizational skills and an interest in energy policy.

Key Responsibilities

  • ·       Ensures completion of incentive application process by informing and collecting required application information from internal departments
  • ·       Provides company and project information to external incentive administrators
  • ·       Informs internal teams of approaching application deadlines
  • ·       Registers projects with various state authorities and manages the compliance filing process
  • ·       Works with the Project Management team to track project progress and meet incentive contract deadlines
  • ·       Manages SoCore’s installer registration processes
  • ·       Works with Policy team to improve and document processes
  • ·       Assists Policy Analysts with incentive research on new opportunities
  • ·       Assists Business Development team with special projects related to community solar and virtual net metering opportunities
  •  

 Core Competencies

  • ·       Shows attention to detail
  • ·       Proves concrete organization
  • ·       Is consistent and reliable
  • ·       Manages time efficiently
  • ·       Is a team player
  • ·       Displays willingness to help others
  • ·       Effective communicator
  •  

Requirements

  • ·       Bachelor’s in Policy, Political Science, Environmental Science or related field
  • ·       1 years’ work or internship experience in a similar position
  • ·       Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • ·       Experience operating with high energy and flexibility in a fast-paced, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment
  • ·       CRM experience is a plus
  • ·       Energy and utility experience is a plus

Apply

Please submit your online application by following this link: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?cj=oLkv0fwk&s=ISEA_Green_Jobs_&_Opportunities

Location: Chicago

Brief Summary

The Incentive Coordinator tracks incentive programs and energy policies at a national and state level. This individual is responsible for submitting and securing incentives. This is an excellent opportunity for a bright individual with superior organizational skills and an interest in energy policy.

Key Responsibilities

  • ·       Ensures completion of incentive application process by informing and collecting required application information from internal departments
  • ·       Provides company and project information to external incentive administrators
  • ·       Informs internal teams of approaching application deadlines
  • ·       Registers projects with various state authorities and manages the compliance filing process
  • ·       Works with the Project Management team to track project progress and meet incentive contract deadlines
  • ·       Manages SoCore’s installer registration processes
  • ·       Works with Policy team to improve and document processes
  • ·       Assists Policy Analysts with incentive research on new opportunities
  • ·       Assists Business Development team with special projects related to community solar and virtual net metering opportunities
  •  

 Core Competencies

  • ·       Shows attention to detail
  • ·       Proves concrete organization
  • ·       Is consistent and reliable
  • ·       Manages time efficiently
  • ·       Is a team player
  • ·       Displays willingness to help others
  • ·       Effective communicator
  •  

Requirements

  • ·       Bachelor’s in Policy, Political Science, Environmental Science or related field
  • ·       1 years’ work or internship experience in a similar position
  • ·       Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • ·       Experience operating with high energy and flexibility in a fast-paced, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment
  • ·       CRM experience is a plus
  • ·       Energy and utility experience is a plus

Apply

Please submit your online application by following this link: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?cj=oLkv0fwk&s=ISEA_Green_Jobs_&_Opportunities

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