Compensation: Negotiable based on experience
Full Time, Exempt Position
Build support for Co-op Power’s game changing programs, for the programs Co-op Power members have identified to be the most important actions people and communities can take to create a more sustainable and just energy future in their communities. Sign people up for audits to get their energy efficiency work done. Sign people up for solar site visits to get their solar installed. Sign up people and organizations and businesses to volunteer to help build a new energy economy in the Boston Metro East area and surrounding region. Draw on the skills of a community organizer and customer-focused sales person to help people sign up for the products and services that Co-op Power’s consumer members have identified as the most important for people to purchase now.
- Schedule 10 energy audits and 2 solar site visits a week. Identify people who would benefit from the other products and services Co-op Power offers.
- Attend and recruit Community Energy Cooperative (CEC) Leaders to staff and attend the Coordinating Council meetings, Regional Leader Retreats, the Annual Sustainability Summit, the CEC Leader Event Planning Work Group, Product and Services Work Group, and the Annual Member Meeting. Provide leadership related to Co-op Power’s programs. Rely on these core relationships to help you recruit people, municipalities, energy committees, and others in their communities to participate in Co-op Power’s energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Participate in all of the energy-related, climate-related events and groups that you can in your focus area, connecting Co-op Power and Co-op Power’s programs with activists and community leaders.
- Host exciting hands-on events to educate people and get them excited about the work Co-op Power does.
- Support member driven business development. Including recycled vegetable oil collection efforts and biodiesel distribution. Spearhead organizing monthly dinner club events to recruit new members. Convene member working group to support building community shared solar projects in CEC areas.
- CORE BUSINESS SYSTEMS: Participate in Co-op Power’s core business systems including ongoing staff communication, weekly management team reporting, monthly board reporting, monthly newsletter communication with members and supporters, database customer tracking (SalesForce), project management (Basecamp), bulk email distribution (Campaign Monitor), website communication with members (Joomla), social media communications, and shared files with all current print and electronic product information (DropBox).
QUALIFICATIONS and/or EXPERIENCE
- Outgoing and gregarious; Great listener
- Highly organized; Great at keeping your agreements with people, always
- Outcome focused – What activities will create the most change for people, communities and our region?
- Ability to help customers sort through their home energy options – looking at finances, energy use, carbon reduction, safety and comfort.
- Minimum two years experience working with people in an education, community organizing, customer service or sales setting
- Basic arithmetic and geometry skills
- Knowledge of energy efficiency and renewable energy in general
- Excellent communication skills, especially communicating effectively with people about money and technical topics related to energy efficiency and renewable energy
- Word processing, spreadsheets, data entry, social media
- Excellent ability to speak and write in English
Optional – Preferred Qualifications
Home energy assessment experience; experience with social media outreach, event organizing, or volunteer coordination; knowledge of energy efficiency; knowledge of renewable energy; expertise in excel and database management. Ability to speak and write in Spanish and/or other languages spoken by a large group of people in the target area.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Walking door-to-door for several hours in a neighborhood
- Working with volunteers doing energy upgrades in basements and attics or on roofs
- Carrying up to 20 pound boxes and tables up stairs and on wet or uneven ground
- Hanging banners, standing on a step ladder, setting up tents
- Standing for several hours indoors or in warm, cold or windy outdoor settings
- Working in an office setting at a computer and on the phone.
Send cover letter and resume to jobs [at] cooppower.coop with “COMMUNITY ORGANIZER” in the subject line.
CO-OP POWER is a consumer-owned energy cooperative working to help people reduce energy use, convert to renewable energy, and generally shift to a more just and sustainable way of life to ensure our children, and theirs, will be able to live healthy and happy lives. We have 500 members in 6 Local Organizing Councils, have built 10 businesses and helped in the creation of over 150 jobs. We are a multi-race, multi-class movement for a sustainable and just energy future in southern New England. Communities with 20 Co-op Power members can apply to be a Local Organizing Council in Co-op Power. Once they have 50 members they can host a business development or renewable energy development project, investing their member equity and loans, sweat equity and buying power to launch their project with support from other Local Councils and our Common Office.