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Updated: March 7, 2018

Job Opportunity with Natural Resources Defense Council
Position: Program Assistant - Chicago, IL

NRDC is seeking a Program Assistant to work with the Midwest Region Director of the Climate & Clean Energy Program, based in our Chicago office. This position will be an integral part of the Program’s advocacy success in the Midwest. The candidate will provide administrative support to an energetic team of clean energy advocates and attorneys and will require strong organizational skills, ability to juggle multiple, complex tasks, and willingness to work with a diverse and fast-paced team with limited supervision. The ideal candidate will also have experience managing budgets, as well as experience or a willingness to provide assistance in legal filings and preparation of other written materials.


  • Execute various administrative support tasks, including scheduling and travel booking, expense reports, setting up meetings, note-taking, and supporting staff with applications such as Blue Jeans and Dropbox
  • Tracking grants and discretionary spending in Excel
  • Operate as team liaison with consultants to finalize legal documents and process invoices for compensation in accordance with consulting agreements
  • Assisting with drafting and distribution of memos, blogs, and other communications. Edit and proofread letters, documents, memoranda, publications, correspondence, etc
  • Assisting in legal filings, including gaining familiarity with procedural requirements in administrative court matters, and preparing and filing documentation at direction of supervisor
  • Actively participate in office activities and efforts surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Find efficiencies wherever possible to ensure strong support to staff and compliance with institutional processes

Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Three years previous administrative experience (preference given for experience tracking budgets and/or demonstration of accounting experience)
  • Detail-oriented with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong facility with spreadsheets and databases, and experience with accounting and finance
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, organize and coordinate multiple tasks, set priorities, follow organizational procedures, and perform quickly and accurately under deadlines
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality a must
  • Must possess a high degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook

Please click here to learn more and apply.

Job Opportunity with Salem Land
Position: Land Acquisition Professionals

Salem Land is currently seeking experienced Land/Site Acquisition Professionals for upcoming renewables projects in several regions of the US, including the Midwest.

To be considered, you must have experience acquiring fee and leased land on solar energy projects.

Experience with site selection and feasibility studies, negotiations with landowners and local governments, and presenting at community meetings preferred.

  • Site Selection and feasibility studies
  • Travel as needed to project area to research municipal/county requirements and gather property ownership information
  • Landowner engagement: Coordinate meetings with landowners and local agencies (remote and in-person) to discuss purpose of the project, provide information and answer questions on solar projects, and prepare/present agreements to negotiate and obtain fee land, leases, and other various contracts and permits
  • Public Process: Attend community meetings for larger scale projects to answer questions and discuss purpose of the project

Please email your resume in confidence to inbox@salemland.com. Visit us at www.salemland.com. All positions will be subject to a background check and pre-employment drug and alcohol screening based upon Salem's Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy.

Job Opportunity with Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association

Position: MOSEIA Executive Director

MOSEIA is an official state chapter of the national Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The organization is committed to rapid solar industry growth  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. 

The Executive Director (ED) of MOSEIA is the face of the Missouri solar industry and 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.


  • 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 dockets at the Missouri Public Service Commission
  •  Prepare updates for the board and general membership
  • Plan and execute a yearly industry conference - facilitate sponsorships, obtain speakers
  •  Coordinate volunteers
  • Manage communications for the organization, including media relations, website management, and stakeholder emails/newsletters/blogs

Desired Qualifications:

  • Desired Qualifications:

  • 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, UberConference, 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

Please email cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to erin@straightupsolar.com

Job Opportunity with The Citizens Utility Board
Position: Full-Time Social Media and Digital Communications Coordinator, Chicago, IL

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB), a membership-based organization and one of Illinois’ premier consumer watchdog groups, has an opening for a full-time, entry-level Social Media and Digital Communications Coordinator. This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference in the world by developing social media and e-newsletter campaigns for a good cause: Fighting electric/gas rate hikes, preventing rip-offs and advocating for a clean energy future.

Benefits include: competitive salary commensurate with experience; health, dental, and vision insurance; 401K with company match; vacation, PTO, and sick time; extra week of vacation for all staff members from December 24 - January 1; hands-on experience at a respected, hard-working nonprofit.


  • Manage technical aspects of CUB's e-newsletter campaigns using Luminate Online
  • Use solid graphic design and writing skills to create powerful, informative content (posts, videos, photos, etc) for CUB's e-newsletters, website, blog, Facebook, and Twitter pages
  • Help develop, implement, and maintain digital media strategies that align with CUB's brand, supports CUB's goals, and includes membership renewal campaigns and special promotions to encourage participation and eventual membership
  • Identify new ideas and opportunities by monitoring best practices and measuring the effectiveness of digital media campaigns using all reporting/analytical tools available
  • Seek ways to grow social media and e-newsletter audiences
  • Provide general assistance to CUB's Communications Department as needed

Desired Qualifications:

  • Degree in Journalism, English, or a communications-related field preferred
  • Commitment and passion for public interest work
  • Experience in marketing automation software and cloud-based contact management tools, preferably Luminate Online and Luminate CRM (Salesforce)
  • Basic knowledge of content management systems, preferably Wordpress
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong analytical skills (experience with Google Analytics a plus) to detect what makes content and online campaigns successful, and then build upon it
  • Strategic and creative thinker with a solid grasp of digital outreach, and with the energy and enthusiasm required to identify emerging trends, brainstorm fresh ideas, and tap into new technologies
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills, and intense attention to detail

Please send cover letter, resume, and a sample of your best nonfiction writing sample (published works preferred) and graphic design work via email or mail to:
Citizens Utility Board (CUB)
Attn: Jim Chilsen, Communications Director
309 W Washington St
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606




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