About GRID Alternatives
GRID Alternatives is a national leader in making clean, affordable solar power and solar jobs accessible to low-income communities and communities of color. GRID is an entrepreneurial, high-growth non-profit organization that provides direct solar installation and project development; workforce training and service learning opportunities; and low-income solar policy advocacy. Our vision: a transition to clean, renewable energy that includes and benefits everyone.
At GRID, we care about each other and know that each employee has a whole self that includes life outside of work. Our culture supports learning, growth and well-being of all of our team members.
Based in Oakland, California, GRID has 9 regional offices and affiliates serving all of California, Colorado, Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware; GRID also works in Nicaragua, Mexico and Nepal. GRID has a dedicated staff of 350 and growing!
About the Inland Empire Office:
GRID Alternatives Inland Empire (GRID IE) office is team-oriented, passionate, and results-driven, serving Riverside, San Bernardino, and Inyo Counties. We lead teams of job trainees, students, and community volunteers to install solar electric systems and other energy efficient technologies for low-income families, affordable housing providers, and mission-aligned nonprofits, providing needed savings and giving local workers hands-on experience to help them find green jobs. Be a part of the clean energy transition- become a staff member, client, volunteer, or make a donation today!
The Outreach Manager works with other Managers and the Executive Director to design and implement GRID’s community outreach strategies while providing management and direction to the Outreach team in order to serve low-income clients in the Inland Empire. The Outreach Manager is responsible for meeting Outreach-related program goals while keeping in mind and supporting achievement of other GRID goals, including volunteer recruitment, job training, and partnerships. The Outreach Manager oversees a team that manages project pipeline development and coordination with property owners, managers, funders, and tenants for both multifamily and single-family projects. In providing strategic direction for the team, the Outreach Manager also serves as a point of contact for major donors, nonprofit contacts, and clients as needed in the client outreach, engagement, and management processes, while also supporting GRID’s diversity and inclusion aims.
Accountabilities include, but are not limited to:
- Lead and oversee outreach to income-qualified homeowners and affordable housing residents who have the opportunity benefit from no-cost solar power and/or other GRID programs
- Manage a team of Outreach Coordinators, setting team and individual goals, providing supervision, coaching and training to create the conditions for team success
- Develop and implement an effective and efficient outreach strategy that attracts new clients to GRID’s programs and meets monthly enrollment goals
- Lead efforts - alongside the Regional Director and outreach staff - to create and maintain relationships with local government agencies, community-based organizations, affordable housing developers and other stakeholders who can assist in promoting GRID’s program and/or provide additional funding for our projects
- Work collaboratively with Regional Director and the Construction, Development, Workforce and Volunteer teams to meet monthly and yearly solar installation goals
- Monitor, measure, and manage all Outreach department activities and progress towards goals in GRID’s Client Database (Salesforce.com)
- Help guide GRID IE operations and vision as part of the regional management team
- Work closely with GRID’s National Outreach team, as well as Outreach staff in other regional offices, to share and learn best practices, and to promote a client and community-centered culture throughout the organization.
- Advance the organization's equity, inclusion, and diversity work and understand that this can only be achieved within a framework of social, economic, and environmental justice.
- Community and/or political organizing experience AND/OR sales experience, preferably in a leadership or management role
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills (ability to represent GRID Alternatives with partner organizations, speak to large groups, educate potential clients about our services, etc.)
- Strong desire to work with/in diverse communities
- Ability to lead, follow, and work collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
- Available for occasional weekend and evening work as required
- Able to travel the Inland Empire region
- Demonstrated commitment to GRID Alternatives’ mission and the communities we serve
- Flexible and willing to embrace change, go the extra mile, and bring ideas and energy to a rapidly growing organization
- Proficient with MS Office and GSuite (Google Docs, Calendar, etc.), able to quickly learn applications. Salesforce experience a big plus.
- 3+ years management experience
- Experience living and/or working in economically disadvantaged communities and with diverse populations
- While it is not required that applicants have a background in renewable energy, experience or knowledge of the basics of solar energy is helpful
This position requires travel to various office locations and the surrounding territories we support. Travel could include local and regional conferences, and the annual staff summit. GRID Alternatives may provide vehicles for work travel and/or travel reimbursement for personal vehicle use, but applicant must hold a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
GRID Alternatives provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
Women, reentry individuals, and people of color are urged to apply.
This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position; compensation commensurate with experience
Medical, dental, vision/eye care insurance, 5 weeks paid time off, up to 10 paid holidays, Commuter Checks, 403B retirement plan, employee assistance program (EAP), flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), short-term and long-term disability (STD & LTD), and yearly professional development funds to further education up to $600. GRID prioritizes a healthy work-life balance for all staff.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Submit both a resume and a one- to two- paragraph cover letter describing your interest at www.gridalternatives.org/work-at-grid. Due to the high volume of inquiries, please do not call or email us.