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Community Solar Coordinator

August 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - September 16, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

*Please visit www.communityenergyproject.org/job-opportunities/ for full application instructions*

ABOUT Community Energy Project (CEP) is an independent nonprofit that delivers
DIY workshops on conservation and safety, as well as direct services in
these areas to seniors and people with disabilities. CEP provides Home
Energy Scores, on-bill financing, and contractor referrals. We have
recently become the Low-Income Facilitator for Community Solar.

MISSION Community Energy Project believes that everyone deserves a safe,
healthy, efficient home regardless of income.

TITLE Community Solar Coordinator

COMPENSATION $15-$19/hour DOE (full-time, non-exempt) paid sick and vacation; health
insurance fully paid; 403(b) available.

REPORTS TO Engagement Manager

CEP is the Low-Income Facilitator for the Oregon Community Solar Program and is responsible for
engaging with communities that have been traditionally left out of the solar market, such as those
with lower incomes and people of color. The Community Solar Coordinator will be a part of the
Engagement Team at CEP to help with program development and the launch of the new Community
Solar Program. The Coordinator will conduct research, outreach, and education to Community-Based
Organizations (CBOs), municipalities, and to the general public using an equity lens. This position will
require significant travel around Oregon, public speaking, partnership building, client support, and
data management.


1. Community Engagement
Engagement and education with the public at large
a. Partner research & outreach planning
b. Workshop development and delivery
c. Relationship-building with other CBOs, municipalities, etc.
d. Work with larger Program Administrator Team as needed

2. Participant Management
One on one interaction with participants and Project Managers
a. Participant education, Q&A
b. Verification and enrollment
c. Waitlist communications
d. Working with Project Managers and solar developers for participant allocations and
marketing plans
e. Data management, working with solar platform

1. Minimum Bachelor’s Degree or three years’ experience in outreach, program development,
and partnership building
2. Must have a minimum of three years experience with group facilitation, public speaking, and
nonformal community/adult education for both lay and professional audiences
3. Strong passion for equity and renewable energy
4. Knowledge about renewable energy or solar development preferred
5. Experience in adult education; diversity, equity, and inclusion, environmental justice preferred
6. Excellent interpersonal skills—able to manage and communicate effectively with diverse
individuals and groups of people in a variety of manners, including public
7. Experience with data management, data analysis, reporting, and program evaluation
8. Must have the availability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends
and extended statewide travel
9. Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and access to a vehicle, willingness to
travel around state, sometimes for several nights
10. Bicultural/Bilingual in Spanish or Russian helpful

Statement of Inclusion
Community Energy Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Community Energy Project values and
operates by a policy of inclusion, providing equal opportunity to all persons regardless of their
protected status, including race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual
orientation, gender identity, disability, and/or any other class determined by law.

● Position requires extensive time sitting in front of a computer as well as long periods of time
standing while working out in the field at community events, workshops, and training events.
Applicant may have to be able to lift 25lbs repeatedly, load and unload outreach and
workshop materials from the warehouse to vehicle at the beginning and end of events, lift
boxes when receiving shipments of materials, and stand for extended periods of time
● May travel nationally to attend conferences and conduct professional trainings for up to one
week at a time
● Non-smoking, drug-free workplace


August 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
September 16, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
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