Communications Director

Cooperative Energy Futures
Organization Summary

Cooperative Energy Futures (CEF) is a member-owned cooperative business focused on advancing energy democracy through community-controlled renewable energy and energy efficiency. CEF is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and sees unique and diverse perspectives as essential to be able to achieve our mission and live our values. Cooperative Energy Futures develops and operates community solar gardens, currently with 8 projects across Minnesota offsetting the electricity needs of 700 member households at an immediate net savings to our members. CEF has a particular focus on economic and racial justice, working to ensure that all projects are developed using an economic model that is deeply accessible to members regardless of income or credit and including options available at no upfront cost and net monthly savings, as well as prioritizing workforce equity in the solar industry. CEF uses member participation in these projects to build community wealth and activate members from many different communities around a vision for our energy future that is rooted in community-controlled clean energy.

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Primary Duties

This position is responsible for managing the organizations public communications and presence including guiding design of marketing and communications materials, social media and website content, newsletters, and other communication materials. This position will work within CEF’s Outreach and Engagement Team to develop a coordinated communications process to support recruitment of new subscribers and ongoing member engagement. The role will include interaction with a broad range of CEF staff, partners, and member communities to develop a cohesive presence that meets the needs of a diverse range of member communities and program offerings. 


Experience managing organizational social media and building an audience

Experience writing/designing clear and compelling organizational communications

Ability to guide and train other team members in communication principles and strategy

Ability to retain complex and detailed information about energy offerings and translate it into clear and understandable communications.

Experience working with content creators (graphic designers, videographers, etc.) to manage content development on a timeline and budget.

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