Solar Program Coordinator

Midwest Renewable Energy Association
Organization Summary

Mission: The MREA promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration. MREA is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in a manner that violates the law. MREA is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from qualified people regardless of their age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, marital status, military status, mental or physical disability, source of income, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or any other class protected by law. MREA does not discriminate on the basis of these characteristics in any personnel action.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary is commensurate with experience
  • Paid vacation & holidays
  • Free electric vehicle charging at Custer Office
  • Optional cafeteria insurance plan (vision, dental, disability, etc.)
  • Flexible work environment
  • Casual dress code
  • Free registration to MREA trainings
  • Paid training when necessary/applicable
  • Work from home opportunities
Posting Date
Closing Date
Location in MN
Job type

Range per Year: $33,280 to $43,680 (Salary is commensurate with experience)


40 Hours/week (Full Time) – Exempt (Salaried)

Primary Duties

Job Description The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) Solar Program Coordinator will support the Solar Program Manager with the development and management of MREA solar group purchase programs in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Since 2013, the MREA has completed 22 programs with community partners and local units of government. With more than 6,000 individuals participating in the public education sessions, the programs resulted in installations on 1,000+ properties totaling 7 Megawatts of new solar PV generation. The Solar Program Coordinator will work with MREA staff and partners to increase program offerings and further facilitate PV investments by homes and businesses.

Key Responsibilities

Solar Group Buy Programs - Administration

  • Respond professionally, courteously, and in a timely manner to inquiries from program partners and colleagues
  • Enter and manage data of program participants and other MREA customers as needed
  • Maintain shared data tracking sheets
  • Track program progress and share results with program partners
  • Schedule, participate in, and record notes of coordinating calls with partners

Solar Group Buy Programs - Program Management

  • Establish points of contact with outreach session hosting partners
  • Schedule outreach sessions (Solar Power Hours)
  • Create and edit program materials, including website
  • Deliver program presentations as needed
  • Work with Communications Coordinator to draft press releases and coordinate media events
  • Solar Group Buy Programs - Program Support
  • Conduct and review evaluations to support program improvement
  • Work with Solar Program Manager, Communication Coordinator, and other staff as necessary to develop strategic outreach and promotion Outreach and Coordination
  • Support the preparation and management of The Energy Fair as needed
  • Support MREA training and outreach programs as needed
  • Attend outreach events throughout the Midwest representing MREA as necessary Personnel
  • Manage interns and/or volunteers as needed
  • Participate in staff reviews
  • Attend staff meetings and professional development days as needed
  • Participate in MREA Board of Director meetings and planning sessions
  • Participate in working groups as needed
  • Follow MREA remote work procedures, including office hour scheduling, work-from-home scheduling, and activity reporting

A successful candidate will be:

  • Results oriented and self-directed, with a passion for the MREA’s mission
  • Organized and focused with proven ability to prioritize and complete activities with deadlines
  • Familiar with the solar industry including available training programs, credentials, markets, and state/utility policies and programs
  • Experienced with workforce development activities, including professional training, credentialing, and industry partnerships
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • An excellent written and verbal communicator who can promote the MREA’s mission to the public and market stakeholders
  • Able to flex communication style to multiple cultural environments
  • Able to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities
  • Comfortable working in groups and have experience building partnerships with diverse audiences
  • Able and willing to travel and work some evenings and weekends as needed
  • Accustomed to working with a variety of software, demonstrating proficiency in word processing (i.e. MS Word and/or Google Docs), data management (i.e. Excel and/or Google Sheets), presentation software (PowerPoint and/or Google Presentations).

Preference will be given to candidates who:

  • Have a bachelors, other advanced degree in a related field, or relevant work experience related to: Communication, Marketing, Renewable energy policy, Sustainability
  • Experience in the solar industry particularly with the Midwest states’ solar markets
  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following: Event management, Marketing, Campaign development and/or implementation, Program management
  • Conversational Spanish speaker
  • Basic familiarity with blogging tools and/or website editing such as WordPress
How to Apply

To apply, send a PDF that includes a cover letter detailing your qualifications, a resume including education and experience, and contact information for three professional references. All correspondence must be electronic and sent to Amiee Wetmore at Deadline Applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. Central Time on Monday, April 8, 2019.


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