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Updated: June 24, 2016
Job Opportunity: Union of Concerned Scientists- Midwest Field Director
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Updated: May, 2016
Job Opportunity with StraightUp Solar
Position: Solar Sales Representative
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.
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
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:
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, with your resume attached, as well as a paragraph explaining why this opportunity is a good fit for you.