Solar United Neighbors

Colorado Program Associate - Virtual/Remote




$45,000.00 - $55,000.00 annual salary

The Colorado Program Associate will work closely with the Colorado Program Director and the regional support team to carry out SUN's goals in the state of Colorado.  This position reports to the Colorado Program Director.

• Medical insurance
• Dental insurance
• Vision insurance
• 401K with company match
• Flexible work schedule
• Paid holidays
• Paid sick leave
• Paid time off
• Bereavement leave
• Phone/Internet Stipend
Solar United Neighbors (SUN) is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit that started more than 15 years ago with a simple question. "Mom, can we go solar?" Since then, we've helped tens of thousands of people benefit from solar energy. We are dedicated to creating a clean, equitable, resilient energy system that benefits everyone - by helping people go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights.

SUN welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and experience to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with a non-traditional education.  We're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every preferred qualification, we still encourage you to apply. 
Job responsibilities include:
  • Plan and implement solar co-ops across the Western Slope. This includes cultivating partner relationships, engaging with the media, conducting public Solar 101's, holding in-person and virtual events, facilitating the installer selection process, and managing installer relationships with co-op members and SUN.
  • Support our Solar Switch Colorado program by managing relationships with nonprofit and municipal partners. This will involve frequent communication with these groups to coordinate outreach, engagement events, and general updates on how the program is performing across participating cities.Provide administrative support to Denver low-to-moderate income (LMI) solar rebate projects.
  • Coordinate with Community Impact Associate to develop grassroots community engagement and volunteer development in urban, suburban, and rural communities.
  • Represent the Colorado Program in coalitions and at in-person and digital events.
  • Conduct policy, regulatory, and market research to support the Colorado program's goals.
  • Engage with legislators, local governments, and partner organizations to advance the state program's policy and programmatic goals.
  • Provide technical assistance to individuals and entities interested in going solar.
  • Create resources to help SUN's Colorado supporters become more effective and informed advocates for solar.
  • Lead in-state digital organizing efforts by collaborating with SUN's digital and communications teams and managing the Colorado Program Facebook page and listserv.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Resident of Colorado
  • Minimum 2 years of experience (professional or volunteer) with community organizing and project management
  • Ability to work remotely, with frequent in-state travel (1-2 trips/month)
  • Ability to plan and execute presentations and casual events
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
 Preferred Qualifications
  • Spanish-fluency
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Detail-oriented and eager to take initiative
  • Ability to engage with diverse groups of people
  • Knowledge of social, energy, and/or environmental-related factors in Colorado
  • Authorized to work in the US without sponsorship
  • Resident of or willing to relocate to Colorado
  • Minimum 2 years of community organizing and project management experience
  • Knowledge in: Computer skills