Lead Renewable Energy Instructor

MIGIZI Communications
Organization Summary

MIGIZI was founded in 1977 as Migizi Communications, Inc., with a goal of countering the misrepresentations and inaccuracies about Native people in the media. MIGIZI's first weekly radio production, The Native American Program, set the stage for First Person Radio and its nationally distributed programming. Today, First Person Productions is a multimedia training effort for Native youth aimed at providing state-of-the-art storytelling skills, enhancing self-esteem and improving academic performance. Additional MIGIZI efforts address youth needs in jobs, culture, leadership and more.

Posting Date
Closing Date
Location in MN
Job type

$50,000.00 to $55,000.00 /year


100% Time (40 hrs/week) position requiring evening, and weekend hours

Primary Duties

Performance Objective: Plan and Deliver Renewable Energy Pathway Instruction and Apprenticeship Opportunities leading to industry certifications and job placements for 16-24 year old American Indian youth

  • Pathway Training: Plan and deliver renewable energy instruction, hands-on projects, and technology-assisted learning to American Indian youth during day and evening sessions conducted fall to spring of each project year
  • Apprenticeship: Work with an Industry-Certified Instructor to plan and deliver a 9-week summer Solar PV Installation apprenticeship to participating Indian youth each year of the project

Proficiencies/Skills Needed:

  • Coordination of job skill training, career development, workforce readiness with AIOIC and employment partners
  • Curriculum instruction and development with focus on careers in green jobs with emphasis on Solar and Energy efficiency
  • Plan and supervise field trips and site visits to renewable energy generating stations, plants, and partnering technical institutions
  • Recruit renewable energy professionals to present to youth on renewable energy topics and careers
  • Enter, review, and monitor demographic, participation, and performance data for youth participating in renewable energy pathway
  • Contribute to the preparation of project-related reports
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in engineering and/or green energy
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the American Indian community
  • Extensive background in Renewable Energy, and Green Energy Career opportunities
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving the futures of Native youth
  • Prior experience working as part of a project team
  • Capability in collaboratively developing training/educational curriculum, demonstration trainers and green energy projects
  • Teaching and or training experience with youth
  • Ability to manage youth in an experiential/project-based environment
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Good driving record and regular access to a dependable vehicle

All applicants must submit to a criminal background check as a prerequisite for employment

How to Apply

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