GREEN JOBS and OPPORTUNITIES


April 13, 2015

Job Opportunity with StraightUp Solar

Position: Solar Sales Representative

Job Description:

StraightUp Solar is seeking a solar sales representative to generate sales of residential and commercial solar electric systems. A primary responsibility will be performing sales onsites and appointments at homes and businesses from pre-qualified leads. In addition, the sales representative will also have the responsibility of generating leads with the assistance of StraightIUp Solar's Business Development Department. The position is based out of the Overland, MO headquarters and the representative's sales territory includes Southwest Illinois and eastern Missouri, with possible expansion to other territories. 


Qualifications:

  • At least 2-3 years in sales, required
  • Background in solar, other clean technologies, roofing or construction, preferred
  • Ability to calculate key financial metrics
  • Consistently achieve sales quota
  • Competency of the use of Gmail, Word, Excel, and a CRM
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deliver a high level of customer service
  • Must be able to work weekends on occasion
  • Must be very organized, self-motivated, and able to meet aggressive timelines
  • Develop and maintain a strong referral network of satisfied customers that refer friends and family to StraightUp Solar


How to apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Jobs@straightupsolar.com with subject line “Solar Sales Representative.”




March 31, 2015

Job Opportunity with Sierra Club

Position: Associate Organization Representative, Beyond Coal

Job Description: 

The Associate Organizing Representative is responsible for recruiting, engaging, and motivating large numbers of new people to take repeated action which will further Sierra Club’s targeted campaign or program goals.  Identifies and develops volunteers to take on the role of team leaders and build grassroots power and networks. Identifies and builds alliances with other organizations which can influence decision-makers.

The Associate Organizing Representative coordinates a broad, volunteer-based citizen education effort on conservation issues throughout the region. Collaborates in development of organizing campaign or program strategy and implementation, including developing strong grassroots networks.  Works closely with relevant Climate Recovery Campaign team leads or Program leadership to assure organizing plans carries out campaign priorities


Read more and apply here


March 5th, 2015

Job Opportunity with Ailey Solar

Position: Sales Representative

Job Description:

We are hiring sales representatives to help us manage the volume of interest we receive. Join our team and help us in our goal to get as much solar on roofs as possible!

Responsibilities include:

  • Sales calls
  • Processing quotes
  • Task management (including using online tools such as wrike.com)
  • Gathering permit documents
  • Social media management
  • Ordering equipment
Required Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with PCs
  • Attention to detail/Organized
  • Time management
  • Promptly getting back to customers
  • Comfortable selling larger priced items
  • Confident on sales calls
  • Always respectful of the customers
Preferred :
  • Some knowledge of Excel, Word, PDF Editors
  • Experience using Google Docs
  • 1+ years of sales experience
  • Familiarity with social media (Twitter, Facebook, WordPress)
Email resume to info@aileysolar.com

Postion: Installer
We are looking to hire additional installers immediately. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic, hardworking and reliable employees.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to work on steep/high altitude conditions (roofs)
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions (heat, rain)
  • Flexible team player
  • Respectful and professional manner
  • Punctual
  • Attention to detail
  • Must pass a full criminal background check, drug screen, and possess good driving record
  • Ability to lift minimum 60 lb
Preferred:
  • Previous 1+ year in solar installation
  • NABCEP qualified
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Construction experience
  • Electrical experience

Email resume to info@aileysolar.com


March 5th, 2015

Job Opportunity with The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL)

Position: Community Trees Project Coordinator

Job Description:

The Community Trees Project Coordinator provides special project-based support, coordination and organization for the Community Trees Program. Special projects will typically be based on grants received by the Community Trees Program and/or the Regional Trees Initiative. The Community Trees Program helps community groups who seek to foster healthy and sustainable urban and community forests improve tree health and management practices to enhance the health, beauty, and livability of their communities, and advance the mission of The Morton Arboretum.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, in the areas of forestry, horticulture, or natural resource management
2+ years experience in research, grant management, or project management required
International Society of Arboriculture Certification preferred
Experience in presenting programs preferred
Experience with community and civic organizations and processes preferred
Familiarity with GIS mapping and analysis preferred
Good communication skills, attention to detail, organizational skills, and customer service ethic required
Must possess a valid driver’s license, which is subject to insurance check and an annual Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) report
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, social media, and web content development and experience with Gmail and other Google applications beneficial

TO APPLY:

Read more about the position here.
Please forward cover letter, salary requirements, and resume or application, to The Morton Arboretum, Human Resources, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL, 60532–1293, or email to:jobs@mortonarb.org.

Deadline: May 1, 2015.


February 27, 2015

Job Opportunity with Solar Oregon

Position: Executive Director

Job Description:

Solar Oregon seeks a highly motivated leader and fundraiser with a passion for renewable energy as our next Executive Director.
Solar Oregon is a member and volunteer-based organization with activities across Oregon and alliances throughout the Pacific Northwest. We encourage and demonstrate the successful use of photovoltaic and solar thermal technologies, provide information and education about solar energy, help remove institutional barriers to solar energy use, serve as a connector for the solar community, and support Oregon’s clean energy economy.
We are currently involved in our Solar Sprint campaign, an effort to get 10,000 new solar installations in the Northwest by December 2016.


Responsibilities:

Effective allocation of Solar Oregon’s time and resources
Serving as primary spokesperson
Fundraising from a variety of sources, including contracts, grants, corporate support, and individuals
Maintaining and cultivating alliances with other organizations involved in renewable energy, climate change, and building design and construction
Outreach and marketing
Human resources, overseeing a program manager, part-time interns, and others as needed Volunteer recruitment and coordination
Program strategies
Working with an active volunteer Board of Directors
Advocacy work on behalf of solar energy.

Qualifications:
Excellent communicator, fundraiser and organizer
Experience with or understanding of solar energy, other renewables or energy efficiency is highly desirable
Experience managing budgets and contracts and monitoring expenditures
Experience in the nonprofit sector, ideally in a management or board role
Ability to work effectively with highly diverse groups of people, from technical experts and environmental activists, to corporate executives and elected officials, to home and small business owners
Proven fundraising ability
Comfortable with public speaking
Good writing and marketing skills including social media strategy and implementation
Skilled in Microsoft Office software; experience with contacts databases and websites extremely helpful
Ability to work some nights and weekends and to travel as needed for outreach activities or board meetings
Reliable transportation.

To apply, send résumé, cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for the job, and contact information for three references to jobs@solaroregon.org. No phone calls please. More job information available here.

February 26, 2015

Job Opportunity with The Solar Foundation

Position: Development Manager


Job Description:
We are seeking a full-time Development Manager to expand The Solar Foundation’s support base and engage donors with our programs and services. In addition, this position will include an emphasis on identifying, cultivating, and soliciting prospects and engaging with The Solar Foundation’s board and supporting board development.

Read more here

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute The Solar Foundation’s annual fundraising plan
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations
  • Manage implementation of donor tracking platform and coordinate with staff responsible for data management
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Manage special events and oversee volunteer host committee
  • Develop and track project and grant proposals for corporate, government, and foundation funding opportunities
  • Ensure proper reporting for all funding contracts
  • Provide communications support
Qualifications:
Candidates for this position will possess:
  • An undergraduate degree in business, marketing, nonprofit management, or other related field
  • 3-5 years of experience in development with a proven fundraising track record
  • Experience developing and maintaining productive working relationships with board members and donors
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Strong organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Familiarity with customer/donor relationship management software
In addition, ideal candidates will possess:
  • A demonstrated passion for solar or renewable energy
  • An ability to adapt to shifting priorities
To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume, both of which should demonstrate your experience, qualifications, educational background, and your desire to fill this position, to Andrea Luecke, Executive Director aluecke@solarfound.org with the subject title “TSF Development Manager”. Position is based in Washington, DC and is available immediately.


February 24, 2015

Job Opportunity with SoCore Energy

Position: Incentive Coordinator

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


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


Please submit your online application by following this link: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?cj=oLkv0fwk&s=ISEA_Green_Jobs_&_Opportunities



February 9, 2015

Job Opportunity with Illinois Power Agency

Position: Contract Administrator


The Illinois Power Agency seeks a Contract Administrator to help develop and manage systems and processes for administration and monitoring of its contracts. The primary focus for this new position will be to manage contracts associated with the Agency’s procurement of renewable energy credits from solar photovoltaic energy systems under a newly established $30 million program. 


Responsibilities related to this program include ensuring compliance by winning bidders with contract terms, management of bidder applications and deposits, verification of contract components, and receipt and processing of renewable energy credits and related invoices.In addition to the Agency’s solar procurement program, this position will also involve the administration of other Agency contracts. Please see the attached job description for more details on duties and qualifications.


To qualify for consideration, applicants must demonstrate experience in at least one of the following categories:

1. Prior experience with state government contract administration (preferred);

2. Prior experience with either the development process for photovoltaic energy systems, or with energy contract administration and settlements.


Applicants should clearly explain in their cover letter how they comply with this experience requirement. Applications that do not include this information will not be considered by the IPA.


To apply, please send a cover letter (required), resume, three professional references, and a salary history to:

Anthony Star, Director, Illinois Power Agency 

anthony.star@illinois.gov


Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


January 12, 2015

Job Opportunity with Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter

Position: Deputy Director

Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter is seeking applicants for a new Deputy Director position. The Deputy Director will help build a stronger Sierra Club, including working with our staff and volunteer leaders to plan and implement winning campaigns for environmental protection, ensuring efficient completion of administrative and business functions of our Chicago office, and assisting with fundraising efforts. The Deputy Director will also engage with existing and new allies in our efforts, lead our electoral efforts, and help educate members, decision makers, and the public about our work.

Qualified applicants will have experience in leading work for social change, including staff supervision, office management, grassroots organizing, political campaigns, communications, and fundraising.

Learn more, and apply online, at https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH15/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SIERRACLUB&cws=1&rid=497



January 1, 2015

Internship with ISEA

ILLINOIS CLEAN ENERGY POLICY INTERNSHIP


The Illinois Solar Energy Association (“ISEA”) seeks to hire a solar energy policy intern. The policy intern will support ISEA’s advocacy and policy work throughout Illinois. An internship with ISEA will provide significant hands-on experience working with industry experts in Illinois’ growing the solar energy market. The Illinois Solar Energy Association is a non-profit organization that promotes the widespread application of solar and other forms of renewable energy through our mission of education and advocacy. ISEA is the state resource for renewable energy related policy developments, educational classes and events.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Position Title: Policy Internship
Salary: $15 hr, on an as-needed basis Location: Illinois Reports To: ISEA’s Executive Director and Policy Committee Chair


RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate will work with ISEA’s Executive Director and policy committee on clean energy policy initiatives, tracking legislation with the Illinois General Assembly, and assisting on special projects. The intern will be expected to participate in ISEA policy committee meetings and other events relevant to ISEA’s policy agenda. The intern will lead volunteer coordination for events in Chicago, Springfield and across the state. 


QUALIFICATIONS
The successful candidate will satisfy the following qualifications:
• Strong analytical, writing, research and communication skills
• Ability to multitask while maintaining strong attention to detail
• Passion for the renewable energy industry and underlying Illinois policy
• Strong academic record and excellent analytical skills
• The candidate should be a self-starter with a track record of initiative and success
• Ability to plan events including booking space, registration and communication to attendees
• Experience lobbying and familiarity with the legislative process is a plus 

EDUCATION
Must possess or be in the process of receiving a Bachelors or Master’s degree in a political science, public policy, renewable energy, or other relevant area of study.

How to Apply
No phone calls please, qualified candidates should apply by e-mail only to ISEA’s Executive Director, Lesley McCain (lesley.mccain@illinoissolar.org). Subject line should read “Policy Intern.” A cover letter and resume must be attached (PDF or Word).

December 17, 2014

Job Opportunity from Solar Service, Inc.

Position:Solar Installer


Solar Service Inc, Illinois’ leading solar provider for over 30 years, is seeking installers for residential and commercial photovoltaic systems. Installers in this position have the opportunity to work on all aspects of PV installations. Previous solar installation experience is not required, but mechanical aptitude, attention to detail, a good attitude, and willingness to learn and work with others are a must.


Responsibilities include:

Communication with the job foreman and project manager 

Pulling inventory for the job

Layout and installation of PV racking systems and modules 

Electrical conduit installation and wiring, both AC and DC 

Clean up of jobsite

Documentation of the installation 

Other duties as required


Qualifications:

Good written and verbal communication skills

Ability to lift 50+ lbs.

Ability to work in extreme conditions (Roofs, cold, snow, sun, crawl spaces, attics, etc.)

Willing and able to climb ladders, stairs, and work on rooftops and on feet for long periods of time 

A background in solar installation, electrical, and/or carpentry a plus

Ability to bend conduit a plus

Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and ability to pass a drug test



Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to info@solarserviceinc.com.



November 17, 2014

Job Opportunity from Prairie Rivers Network

Position: Executive Director


Prairie Rivers Network seeks an energetic and self-motivated individual to lead an organization working with citizens, state agencies, scientists, and other advocacy groups to protect Illinois’ 120,000 miles of rivers and streams. Individuals with leadership, fundraising, program development, and advocacy skills are strongly urged to apply.


Position Summary

The Executive Director will oversee an annual operating budget of almost $700,000 and is responsible for the overall leadership and management of Prairie Rivers Network’s (PRN) programs, fundraising and business operations. This is a full-time position, hired by and directly accountable to the Board through its elected Board chair.

PRN currently has a staff of 8 full-time employees and 2 part-time employees. The organizational culture is professional, with shared values, strong personal commitment to conservation and close working relationships. Staff operates with a great deal of autonomy, but welcomes the opportunity to explore new ways to amplify the impact of their work under the leadership of the new Executive Director.

Read full job position description and announcement here.


To Apply

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a cover letter outlining their interests in and suitability for the position, and contact information for three references to:  info@prairierivers.org

Please: no phone calls, drop-ins or paper applications.


November, 2014

Job Opportunities from Solar Micronics, Inc.


www.solarmicronics.co

Contact: jobs@solarmicronics.co


Position: Solar Intern (Marketing)

Duties: Prepare Marketing brochures, research lead generation companies for solar leads, write proposals for solar projects (Chicago, Midwest, and other areas), follow up on leads, procure  solar customers, research social media for promotion of solar installations, carry out the promotional programs on social media for the company

Position: Marketing Executive (solar)

Duties: Be responsible for developing the residential market in Illinois; initially be responsible for all the residential sales, but be ready to develop a sales team within a period of 6-12 months to handle the burgeoning residential market. Be capable of writing proposals in response to RFPs, prepare marketing materials, develop and implement a Marketing budget. Familiarity with social media a distinct plus. Service commercial customers if needed.

Qualifications: Preferably 2-3 years’ experience in sales/marketing in the solar field with demonstrated success. Degree in Business/Marketing preferred. Must have good writing skills as well. Aggressive, goal-oriented person preferred.

We are a medium-sized solar company currently focused on Commercial solar installations. We are planning to expand into the residential market, and thus need a capable Marketing Executive for leading the residential division.

Position: Solar Installer

Duties: Be capable of recruiting, and training a crew to handle the business of residential installations. Preferably have NABCEP certification.

Qualifications:

Preferably 3-5 years’ experience in grid-connected rooftop solar installations; experience in ground mount a plus. Familiarity with both DC side, and AC side required. 

November, 2014

Job Opportunities from Earth Wind and Solar Energy


Position: Installer

Contact: Please send an email to John Caravette, john@earthwindandsolarenergy.com, with your resume attached, as well as a paragraph explaining why this opportunity is a good fit for you.


Earth Wind And Solar Energy a leading Chicago-based Solar Energy Company is seeking an installer to provide support to the project foremen of the installation team and aid in the successful completion and installation of photovoltaic, solar thermal and wind turbine systems. The ideal candidate will have some prior experience in electrical, roofing, and plumbing fields. Possess conduit bending skills, sweat copper pipe and must have an aptitude for mechanical integration of equipment and components. Experience and passion for the solar energy industry is preferred.

Responsibilities may include:
• Pulling inventory for each installation job.
• Pre-assemble job components in the warehouse.
• Precise and Neat Conduit and Piping Runs.
• Assist in layout and assembly of solar modules/array and mounting hardware.
• Mechanical/structural mounting of racking, modules and electrical equipment.
• Electrical wiring of solar array/system (AC and DC).
• Clean up of job site, maintain truck cleanliness.

Requirements:

• Team player
• Previous experience in solar installations, electrical, roof work, general construction, or carpentry strongly preferred
• Understanding/experience with electrical wiring of AC and DC systems strongly preferred
• Experience with the safe use of hand-held and power tools
• Experience working with all types of building materials - various roof types - stucco, wood, concrete, etc. strongly preferred
• Ability to work in extreme environments; ie: hot sun, crawl spaces, cold days
• Must be able to lift a minimum of 45 lbs
• Must have a clean driving record and reliable transportation to and from work
• All candidates to be hired must successfully pass a background check and drug screen
• Must have knowledge of OSHA compliance standards or familiarity with formal safety practices
• Must have own hand tools


March 3, 2014
Illinois Solar Energy Association - Program Development Internship
This is a great opportunity for recent gradates or candidates seeking to learn more about local energy markets and to work to advance the acceleration of the solar industry in Illinois.

The ISEA Program Development Intern will be involved in program expansion, best practice, grant and policy research, member communications, website management, event coordination and various other tasks.

For more information visit our internship posting.

 

Supporters

 American Solar Energy Society

 

 

ISEA Business Members

 

 

Other Opportunities 

 American Council On Renewable Energy

 

 Environmental Law and Policy Center

 

 Midwest Renewable Energy Association

 

 Renewableenergyworld.com


 Solar  Energy industries Association Job Board

 

 Solar Electric Power Association Job Board

 

 

 

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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
  •  

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
  •  

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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