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Texas Program Director (in-state position) - Virtual/Remote

Solar United Neighbors
Pocatello, ID
  • Expired: 3 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
The Texas Program Director is responsible for leading the work of Solar United Neighbors throughout the state. The director will take over a successful state program that was originally launched in 2018. To date, we have organized 16 solar group buy programs, helped 250 Texans install more than 2 megawatts of rooftop solar and 1 megawatt of battery storage, and amassed a membership of 18,000 Texas solar enthusiasts. The position entails overseeing all aspects of the organization’s work in Texas, including solar deployment programs, policy and advocacy campaigns, community engagement efforts, low-and-moderate income solar projects, partnership development, fundraising, and staff management. The Texas Program Director is directly supported by the West Region Director and a team of cross-cutting staff that assist with technical solar expertise, communications, policy support, equity programs, fundraising, and community engagement.
Job responsibilities include:
  • Deploying solar group buy programs to help homeowners install rooftop solar.
  • Developing and implementing energy equity programs to expand solar access to low-and-moderate income households and underserved communities.
  • Advocating for strong solar policy at all levels of government and conducting grassroots campaigns to support policy efforts.
  • Bringing Texas communities together around shared interests in solar energy and other emerging clean technologies, such as battery storage and electric vehicles.
  • Communicating with SUN members and the public via community meetings, webinars, blog posts, social media, phone calls and email.
  • Providing technical assistance to individuals and entities interested in going solar.
  • Representing SUN in stakeholder and coalition settings.
  • Speaking to the media regarding SUN programs.
  • Building and sustaining critical partnerships with local governments and community organizations.
  • Contributing to the organization’s fundraising efforts with local foundations and donors, with assistance from the SUN development team.
  • Collaborating with SUN staff and volunteers on the overall direction of the state program.
  • Fostering a fun and inclusive work environment where all are welcome.
About You
  • Resident of Texas.
  • Ability to work remotely, with frequent in-state travel.
  • At least 5 years of experience developing programs, building relationships, and managing teams.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and trouble-shooting skills.
  • Ability to work independently, cooperatively, and effectively with the public, staff, and volunteers.
  • Motivated, organized, and excellent communicator.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
  • Knowledge of Texas energy issues and/or experience in relevant sectors preferred.

Authorized to work in the US without sponsorship
Resident of Texas or willing to relocate anywhere in Texas (no relocation package)
Ability to work remotely, with frequent in-state travel
3-5 years of experience developing programs, building relationships, and managing teams

Equal Opportunity Employer
Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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Solar United Neighbors


Pocatello, ID


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