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Solstice 14 days ago
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Title: Policy Coordinator

Location: Remote within the US, with the opportunity to work from distributed co-working offices if available in your region

Position Overview:

Solstice is an award-winning clean energy company working to put affordable renewable energy in the hands of every household, including low-income populations and communities of color. The clean energy revolution is happening now; Solstice is working to ensure this transition is equitable and widespread by making it simpler and more affordable than ever for homeowners, businesses, and even renters to go solar.

With surging demand for renewable energy, Solstice is poised for significant scale. In light of this larger scale, Solstice is seeking a self-starting and high-performing professional to assist our rapidly expanding business development efforts by becoming an expert on community solar policy. You’ll work directly with the Director of Business Development and you’ll support expansion efforts across a variety of solar industry stakeholders, including policymakers, industry interest groups, developers, and utilities. You’ll be responsible for maintaining up to date information about all of Solstice’s key markets, contributing to industry-wide discussions and initiatives on behalf of Solstice, and ensuring the larger Solstice team is aware of developments.

The ideal candidate is familiar with the solar industry already, with either previous solar project development or energy policy experience, or an equivalent work history. They are passionate about Solstice’s mission of expanding clean energy.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Monitor and report on policy and regulatory matters in new and existing markets relevant to Solstice’s scope
  • Help cultivate and maintain Solstice’s relationship with interest groups, asset developers, and various other industry colleagues and local organizations
  • Collaborate with the larger business development team and coordinate strategy based on the market intelligence sourced; provide insight into economics of community solar asset owners in each state
  • Prepare and maintain internal documents and reports on a market by market basis
  • External advocate for Solstice’s mission when possible, particularly in new states starting to develop community solar policies or states with a low-income focus
  • Support Director of BD with solar developer partnership management, communicating information between the Solstice team and developer partners
  • Key internal collaborator with various Solstice teams; for example, supporting the asset management team’s understanding of crediting and billing, etc.
  • Maintain solar project financial models by state, incorporating a thorough understanding of various state-specific financial incentives and compensation mechanisms

Requirements

  • 2-3 years of experience in local, state, or federal policy or policy adjacent field
  • 1+ years of experience in solar or renewable energy preferred
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, and ability to articulate value proposition to external stakeholders with passion and energy
  • Expertise in MS Office suite, particularly PowerPoint and Excel
  • Extraordinary attention to detail
  • Creative, personable, enthusiastic, proactive, team-oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work streams and prioritize effectively
  • Excited to work in a fast-paced, startup environment
  • Strong interest in environmentalism, clean energy, and/or social equity a plus

Benefits

As a Policy Coordinator, you will gain:

  • Insight into how state solar programs are developed and change in response to various factors and how local and business advocacy can influence that process
  • Experience with new market entry and strategy for an early stage cleantech startup
  • Experience working with solar developers and financiers in the fastest growing solar industry
  • A deep understanding of the solar and renewable energy space, particularly the rapidly growing community solar industry
  • Experience at a fast-growing social enterprise with the potential to create a more just and equitable energy industry

In addition, every Solstice Power Technologies employee enjoys:

  • Company equity to share in the upside of Solstice’s growth
  • Competitive salary, dental coverage, and inclusive healthcare, including expense reimbursement for out-of-state reproductive care
  • 401k with matching
  • Professional development annual stipend
  • Gender-neutral paid parental leave policy
  • Five weeks of PTO a year, including when we close the office for ~1.5 weeks in late December each year
  • Flexible personal time to allow employees to run errands and go to doctor’s appointments without taking PTO
  • Ability to work remotely from within the United States
  • A team of passionate, collaborative, dedicated, and empathetic employees

About Solstice

Climate change mitigation requires massive clean energy expansion, yet 77 percent of American households cannot install rooftop solar power due to rented housing, the structure of their rooftop, the upfront cost, or access to financing. Solstice connects households and community organizations to “community solar”—shared solar farms that are installed in a centralized location where local residents can enroll in a portion for free, without any home installations, and enjoy guaranteed savings on their monthly utility bill.

One of the only companies in the solar industry co-founded and led by women of color, Solstice has generated demand for nearly 139MW of clean energy across 43 community renewable projects in multiple states, with the total clean energy capacity from enrolled households, small businesses, and nonprofits representing the environmental equivalent of not burning 62 million pounds of coal. In addition, Solstice’s software manages the end-to-end customer experience for the life of the 20-year renewable energy project on behalf of developers and financiers, from customer enrollment to billing/crediting to ongoing customer engagement.

Solstice was founded to advance equity and inclusion in America. We are committed to living those values, not just in the work we do to promote environmental and energy justice, but in how we grow as an organization. We seek to always expand leadership opportunities for marginalized communities in the global transition to clean energy.

Solstice is an equal opportunity employer. We hire, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, national origin, genetics, veteran status, or any of the other characteristics that give each of us a unique perspective and capacities.

We’re a team of mission-driven, passionate, and dedicated iniduals. We’ve fostered an inclusive and fun culture through monthly outings, solar farm field trips, and all-team strategy retreats throughout the year. To ensure the health and safety of our teammates, all employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to attend in-person events. Apply today and get to know us!