Solar Equity Fellow Fall 2022

Term: 12 weeks, September - December 2022; 25 - 30 hrs/week with potential for evening and weekend meetings
Compensation: $22 - 25 / hour depending on experience
Application Deadline: August 18th, 2022
Location: Remote (Must live or study in Massachusetts with preference for Boston, MA metro area)
Eligibility: In order to apply, please first register with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center here

Are you passionate about advocating for a just transition to renewable energy?

Come join Solstice Initiative, an innovative nonprofit working to democratize clean energy. Our mission is to empower traditionally excluded communities towards a just and inclusive clean energy transition through accessible and affordable community solar projects, research and innovation, and state-based policy solutions. We work with local stakeholders and organizers to facilitate conversations around solar energy and plan projects that will bring increased workforce development opportunities, environmental health benefits, and wealth-building opportunities to local low-income residents.

We are looking for a hardworking Solar Equity Fellow to join our nonprofit team.
Due to funding limitations we can only accept candidates who live or study in Massachusetts

Position Overview:
As a Fellow, you will work closely with Solstice staff to support our efforts to develop community-driven solar projects and energy justice education programming in the U.S. You will work closely with our Executive Director, program staff, and community partners to convert renewable energy from a luxury to a common good. This fellow will work remotely with our highly collaborative team, working across our different program areas to gain maximum experience at a clean energy non-profit startup.

Responsibilities will include:
Assist with organizing and education work by having conversations with organizations and households about energy justice
Research and contact potential external partners for community organizing work
Assist senior staff on all matters related to day-to-day execution of community organizing and education work
Assist in the development of community-facing educational materials
Support virtual and in-person Solstice events
Maintain organized contact records and other data
Draft materials such as blog posts, website content, and outreach materials
Various administrative tasks associated with nonprofit organizational work as needed

Required Qualifications:
Passionate about climate change and environmental and/or social justice
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Organized and detail-oriented worker
Strong written communication skills
Enjoys speaking and connecting with people from diverse backgrounds in order to build relationships
Willingness to work within equitable and inclusive frameworks and actively engage in ongoing learning about these frameworks within the mission of Solstice

** Due to funding limitations we can only accept candidates who live or study in Massachusetts**

Preferred Qualifications:
Community organizing or outreach experience
Experience working in the clean energy or community development field
Experience working with communities traditionally excluded from the clean energy space (low-income, BIPoC, frontline communities)
Experience with developing content or curriculum for meetings and workshops

As a Solstice Fellow you will gain:
Access to a network of diverse stakeholders including community advocates, industry leaders, and public officials at the forefront of policy and project innovation
Experience working with local stakeholders to build community power
An understanding of rapidly growing community solar and renewable energy space
Experience working behind the scenes of a non-profit organization in a remote work setting

For more information and to apply please visit our website: https://solstice.us/careers/#jobs

Application deadline is August 18th

Solstice was founded to advance equity and inclusion in America. We are committed to living those values, not just in the work we do to promote environmental and energy justice, but in how we grow as an organization. We seek always to expand leadership opportunities for marginalized communities in the global transformation to clean energy.

Solstice is an equal opportunity employer. We hire, train, compensate, and promote without regards to race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, national origin, genetics, veteran status, or any of the other characteristics that give each of us unique perspective and capabilities. We are committed to removing barriers to employment that are faced by equity-seeking groups and encourage (but do not require) members of these groups to self-identify as such in their application. We’re a team of mission-driven, passionate, and dedicated individuals. Apply today and get to know us!