Energy Program Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary and benefits competitive with similar positions in similar organizations




Santa Rosa
United States


The Center for Climate Protection seeks a talented, experienced, upbeat person with a sense of humor to work full time managing two programs, Solar Sonoma County and Business for Clean Energy.

Solar Sonoma County (SSC) has a long history as Sonoma County’s trusted nonprofit solar information resource. Its mission is to increase solar deployment with a focus on “solar plus” (solar+), meaning solar that is integrated with other resources such as storage, energy efficiency, and electric vehicles. The program is guided by a committee of professionals in solar and related fields.

Business for Clean Energy (BCE) is an association of members who share best practices and advocate for clean energy policies. BCE members understand that business helps drive innovation and plays a crucial role in addressing the climate crisis in ways that strengthen the economy.

Examples of Energy Program Coordinator responsibilities:

1. Program management and administration

·     Arrange and help host the quarterly BCE Breakfast gatherings

·     Coordinate the monthly Solar+ Committee meetings

·     Maintain the program website ensuring content is accurate, relevant, and up-to-date

·     Maintain social media presence

·     Participate in quarterly California Solar and Storage Association (CALSSA) North Bay Chapter meetings

·     Help ensure the financial health of the programs

2. Development and new member recruitment

·     Manage existing members and recruit new members

·     Ensure that members’ dues are up-to-date and paid at the agreed upon level

3. General solar, business, and community stakeholder support

Serve as an independent advisor to assist residential and non-residential property owners in finding pre-qualified and/or certified local solar+ businesses. Free to the public, this service exists to help prospective solar+ customers navigate the solar+ process, with an emphasis on integration of solar with storage, electric vehicles, efficiency, and automation.

4. Solar referral support for Sonoma Clean Power

Respond to referrals from Sonoma Clean Power to assist customers with questions about solar energy.

Minimum Qualifications:

·      Two years’ relevant work experience in the solar, business, or energy sectors

·      Excellent references

•   Able and willing to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends

•   Available and willing to travel

•   Use of a vehicle necessary for fulfilling job responsibilities

•   Able to engage in a range of physical activity, including standing or sitting at a desk or computer and walking (sometimes on uneven surfaces) for extended periods of time. Able to climb a flight of stairs and lift/carry up to 30 pounds


·      Salary and benefits competitive with similar positions in similar organizations

·      The Center for Climate Protection is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please email the following information to Woody Hastings, Energy Program Manager,

·      Letter describing your interest in and suitability for the position

·      Your résumé

·      Names and contact information for your last three clients or employers

Position open until filled. We encourage applicants to submit applications by June 22. No phone calls, please.