Our Vision: a rapid, equitable transition to a world powered by renewable energy that benefits everyone.
Our Mission: to build community-powered solutions to advance economic and environmental justice through renewable energy.
Based in Oakland, California, GRID has 8 regional offices and affiliates serving all of California, Colorado, Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware; GRID also works in Nicaragua, Mexico and Nepal. GRID has a dedicated staff of 400 and growing!
What it’s like at GRID…
At GRID, we care about each other and know that each employee has a whole self that includes life outside of work. Our culture supports learning, growth and well-being of all of our team members.
Every member of GRID Alternatives must participate in the organization’s equity, inclusion, and diversity (EID) work.
The successful candidate will lead GRID’s community solar program development by securing partnerships and leading successful proposal responses to meet the team’s project development and mission impact goals, and work closely in coalition with other industry and environmental justice organizations to expand, improve, and harmonize policies, programs, and funding opportunities supporting community solar and related technologies including storage, electrification, and clean mobility around the United States. The Policy & Program Manager will report to the Senior Director of Policy & Business Development.
- Working with CS team, support origination of 5 MW + of new community solar projects annually for GRID HQ and regional offices by identifying project opportunities, requests for proposals, siting and subscriber partners, mission aligned community-based partners and utility relationships
- Provide high-level program management support including team meetings, Salesforce and Microsoft Teams processes, and project development processes to ensure community solar projects are delivered on time and budget
- Support GRID’s subscriber acquisition and management for community solar, as needed
- As necessary, support philanthropy team on development of grant proposals to help drive additional philanthropic resources into the community solar program
- Cultivate, formalize, and manage CS program’s multi-region strategic partnerships with mission-aligned organizations such as financiers, developers, third party installers, and affordable housing organizations
- Lead participation in regulatory proceedings; develop strategies, draft comments, briefs and other filings, and coordinate closely with partner organizations and other stakeholders to advance GRID’s mission
- Engage utilities and utility regulators on specific program/project issues
- Participate in strategic discussions regarding potential expansion states and technologies in response to new opportunities
- Analyze program impacts and document and share best practices through case studies, white papers, online impact stories, blogs, and presentations
- Priority focus: Colorado, New Mexico, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Tribal
- Develop and maintain strategic partnerships and collaborative relationships with agency and legislative staff, coalition partners, and other external stakeholders
- Grow GRID’s presence, policy influence, public image and mission impact
- Work with the GRID Communications staff to provide policy content for newsletters, social media posts, and events
- Support Tribal team on policy and program development opportunities, including policy support and analysis, project and proposal development, and other needs as identified by Director of Tribal Programs and Senior Director of Policy and Business Development
- Experience originating and executing on community solar projects and opportunities
- Experience in regulatory and/or legislative advocacy and coalition processes related to environmental justice and clean energy
- Strong commitment and passion for GRID’s mission of building community-powered solutions to advance economic and environmental justice through renewable energy
- Ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically with GRID staff, community-based organizations, and other coalition partners and stakeholders, with a deep understanding and practice of equity
- Drive and motivation to identify priorities, balance multiple projects as well as long and short-term priorities, and get things done independently without close supervision
- Effective and flexible interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
- Comfort working in an ever-changing environment and flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and workloads
- Flexibility and willingness to embrace change, go the extra mile, and bring ideas and energy to rapidly growing organization
- Leadership qualities such as creativity, capacity to motivate others, understanding teams and their needs, eagerness to accept responsibility, and intelligent and action oriented judgment
- Solid understanding of PV solar industry and related technologies, markets, and policy and regulatory issues
- Knowledge of, or desire to learn about, photovoltaic systems, financing, beneficial electrification, electric grid modernization, and other technical and social aspects of our energy systems
- Computer proficiency (primarily MS Teams, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite)
- Hired CA candidates must be able to pass a screening for drugs that are illegal in the state of California, including: amphetamine, cocaine metabolite, opiates, and PCP.
- Lived or professional experience with immigrant communities, communities of color, or environmental justice communities
- Previous non-profit sector and/or policy experience
- Connections to policy, affordable housing, philanthropic, job training, solar, clean transportation, and low-income advocacy organizations/communities that can be leveraged for GRID
- Knowledge of solar energy development and/or construction
- Fluency in language(s) other than English
Let’s Talk Money
This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary commensurate with experience within the pay band of $73,000 – $85,000, plus the benefits listed below.
Medical, Dental, Vision/Eye Care insurance, 5 weeks paid time off (PTO), 13 paid holidays, Commuter Checks, 403b Retirement Plan, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), STD, LTD, and AD&D insurance.
Submit both a resume and a cover letter describing your interest at https://gridalternatives.org/get-involved/careers/open-positions. Due to the high volume of inquiries, mailed and emailed applications are not accepted. Please do not call and/or email requesting an update.
To apply for this job please visit www.indeed.com.