GREEN JOBS and OPPORTUNITIES


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Updated: October 16, 2017


  • Job Opportunity with Nexamp

  • Position: Business Development Manager - Illinois

  • Nexamp is seeking a Solar Business Development Manager to lead the development of solar projects in Illinois. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of solar industry project development experience. The individual hired to fulfill this role will lead the origination and development of ground, roof, and other types of commercial and industrial-scale solar projects.


  • Responsibilities:


  • Lead all phases of solar project development for assigned projects, including site control, project permitting, utility interconnection, tax agreement negotiation, and offtake
  • Identify and interface with prospects and customers to evaluate and secure new project opportunities
  • Provide site-related due diligence in support of project orgination and acquisition efforts
  • Communicate effectively with project stakeholders to facilitate the project permitting and approval process
  • Build and manage long-term customer relationships/partnerships
  • Manage development schedule and budget to ensure timely and cost-effective project completion
  • Engage and manage external consultants as needed in conjunction with project permitting activities
  • Work with state, county and local governments, community groups, and neighbors
  • Support internal finance, engineering, and construction teams to facilitate successful project financing and construction
  • Develop sales presentations, proposals, and other materials as needed to support project development efforts
  • Travel as needed, some evening and weekend work required
  • Desired Qualifications:


  • The ideal candidate must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, hands-on, results-oriented, and a team player
  • Three years of solar industry experience in a business development role with a successful track record in project development
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Team leadership capabilities
  • 4-year college degree
  • To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to hr@nexamp.com. To learn more, click here.


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  • Job Opportunity with Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund

  • Position: Membership and Development Coordinator, Springfield, IL

  • The Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund (IECEF) seeks a self-motivated individual to oversee the organization's member database, manage the Springfield office, and assist with fundraising and development tasks.

  • This position is located in Springfield, IL. The position is full-time during business hours, but part-time/flexible hours may be available for the right candidate.


  • IECEF and its affliate the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) are 42-year-old organizations that promote sound environmental laws and policies, provide a forum for environmentalists, and facilitate a statewide activist network. IECEF engages in legislative monitoring and analysis; outreach, organizing, and coalition building; and communication and education. IEC performs legislative advocacy and serves as the environmental community's eyes, ears, and voice in Springfield.


  • This is a full-time permanent position located in Springfield, Illinois. Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, a 401(k) plan, and vacation. Salary range begins at $35,000.


  • Responsibilities:


  • Manage Springfield office, including answering phones, opening mail, ordering supplies, and other tasks as assigned
  • Oversee entry of data into donor and email database system. Maintain database for accuracy
  • Processing and data entry of all incoming membership mail, contributions (membership and general gifts), and address updates
  • Produce regular membership renewal mailings, appeal letters, and thank you letters
  • Communicate with Board finance committee about financial position of organization and grant applications
  • Track grant deadlines and oversee grant application and reporting
  • Research new donors and foundations
  • Desired Qualifications:


  • The ideal candidate will have three years of relevant work experience and possess the following qualifications:
  • Prior use of a donor and email database system, experience with Salsa Labs CRM highly desired
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to work with diverse groups and people
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and work independently
  • Interest in environmental issues and policies
  • Understanding of financial statement
  • Applications must be received by October 15, 2017. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Jennifer Walling, Executive Director at jwalling@ilenviro.org


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  • 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.


  • Responsibilities:


  • 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:


  • 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


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  • 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.

  • Responsibilities:

  • 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: 


  • jchilsen@citizensutilityboard.org

  • Citizens Utility Board (CUB)

  • Attn: Jim Chilsen, Communications Director

  • 309 W Washington St

  • Suite 800

  • Chicago, IL 60606

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    • Job Opportunity with The Energy Foundation

      Position: Midwest Policy Director, Chicago, IL


    • The Energy Foundation’s nonprofit mission is to serve the public interest by building a strong clean energy economy. Pragmatic and nonpartisan, the foundation supports education and analysis to promote policy solutions that build markets for clean energy technology. Advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency can open doors to greater innovation and productivity—growing the economy with dramatically less pollution. 

    • Reporting to the Senior Director, State and Regional Policy, the Policy Program Director, Midwest will foster development of innovative clean energy and climate policies in the region, in states identified by the foundation as having high potential for achieving meaningful progress on clean energy and climate policy. As such, the Policy Program Director will play an influential role engaging policy experts, utilities, clean technology industries, policymakers, and nonprofits. Success for this position and for the region is policy progress toward an energy system that is clean, reliable, affordable, and safe.

    • Desired Qualifications:


    • Bachelor's degree
    • Minimum 10 years of energy policy experience
    • Power sector expertise preferred
    • Knowledge of state-level energy policy
    • Experience within the Midwest region highly desirable
    • Outstanding public speaking and writing skills
    • Understanding of political dynamics
    • Ability to strategize - synthesize information from multiple sources into a coherent, big-picture view
    • Ability to translate vision into action
    • Ability to prioritize investments and resources and manage budgets
    • Effective relationship-building skills
    • Position requires frequent travel

    To learn more and apply, please click here.

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      • Job Opportunity with Sierra Club - Illinois Chapter

        Position: Clean Energy For All Program Advocate, Chicago, IL


        Under the direction of the Deputy Chapter Director, this role would be the lead advocate for Sierra Club efforts to move Illinois to 100% clean energy, particularly focused on strong and just implementation of Illinois’ new clean energy law - the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA). Collaborate with various internal departments and programs, partner organizations, and volunteer leadership to support strategic coordinated campaign work. When needed, represent the Sierra Club to government officials, the media, business and community leaders, allies and other organizations, and to the public.

      • Responsibilities:


      • Implement strategic campaign to move Illinois to 100% clean energy, working in collaboration with Illinois Chapter and National staff, as well as volunteer leadership, partner organizations, and the public
      • Advocate before state and local government and Illinois utilities
      • Represent Sierra Club at state coalition working group meetings
      • Support staff, volunteers, partners, and businesses in priority implementation areas to promote clean energy project development
      • Develop and maintain relationships with policymakers
      • Assist in representing Sierra Club's views to legislators, government agencies, administrative officials, clean energy businesses, news media, and the general public
      • Support and provide professional expertise to staff, volunteers, elected officials, and the general public
      • Assist in content development of educational/informational materials
      • Seek opportunities to advance the Sierra Club's diversity initiatives through new partnerships and engagement strategies where appropriate
      • Handle miscellaneous projects and duties as assigned

      • Desired Qualifications:


      • BA/BS degree in environmental, political, legal, or related field or equivalent experience and education
      • At least 3 years of experience in public policy advocacy, and implementation of campaigns
      • Strong knowledge of energy issues, including renewable energy and energy efficiency policy and programs
      • Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated public speaking and media presentation ability
      • Demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers
      • Valid driver's license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required

      To learn more and apply, please click here.




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       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
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       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
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      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
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      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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