Energy Equity and Inclusion Fellow - Solar United Neighbors

July 27, 2021 10:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Organization: Solar United Neighbors

"We are looking for an energy equity and inclusion fellow that can help us expand our energy equity work across the country. The energy equity and inclusion department works on addressing barriers to solar adoption. These pilots help us identify barriers, increase awareness and build support for more low-income solar programs. We assist SUN state directors in the design and implementation of low to moderate-income pilots. We also provide technical assistance to jurisdictions and organizations interested in deploying low-income solar. 

This is a one-year full-time position.

Specific tasks will include:

  • Build and maintain a relationship with current and past participants from SUN’s solar equity pilot programs, update demographics, track their experiences and record their stories.
  • Assist with the developing, testing, and scaling of new programs and lines of work focused on energy equity programs and policy, including job training programs, community education and outreach programs, community solar LMI efforts, and others.
  • Work with our director of energy equity and inclusion and the communications team to support the development and creation of materials, messaging, and outreach strategies that educate our network about energy democracy and equity, and how our members can help build a more inclusive movement.
  • Develop relationships with community stakeholders, attend meetings and write up reports.
  • Develop relationships with partner organizations, coalitions and allies with a focus on energy equity.
  • Assist the Director of Energy Equity and Inclusion and state directors with research and presentations on energy equity and energy democracy topics.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

Strong candidates will:

  • Have experience with community organizing.
  • Be comfortable engaging diverse stakeholders and pilot participants in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong research and data analysis skills.
  • Be comfortable working with a distributed team.

About the Organization

Solar United Neighbors is a nonprofit that organizes local communities across the United States to go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights. We’re growing fast — expanding into new states, building new partnerships, and offering new services. We have 30+ staff members working across the country (and growing each year).  

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About the Position

You will report to the Director of Energy Equity and Inclusion and assist with our energy democracy and equity work by attending stakeholder meetings, reporting back as well conducting research.  

This position can be located anywhere in the United States. If you’re in the D.C. area, our office is in a bright, sunlit building directly above the Dupont Circle metro station. If you live somewhere else, we have Slack and video conferencing to keep us connected.

The salary range is $30,000-$40,000, with benefits, including health insurance, 403(b) retirement account, professional development, flexible work hours, and remote work options.

This is a one-year full-time position.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to Yesenia Rivera at:

Please include the title “Energy Equity and Inclusion Fellow” in the subject line.


Anywhere in the U.S. or in our office located at 1350 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Suite 412, Washington, DC 20036"

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