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Communications Associate

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$45,000 - $55,000

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Mar 24, 2023

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Our energy system is on the brink of a major transformation. We’re looking for someone to help us ensure this new system puts rooftop solar energy at the cornerstone!


About Us

Solar United Neighbors (SUN) is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit. We started more than 15 years ago with a simple question. "Mom, can we go solar?" Since then, we've helped tens of thousands of people benefit from solar energy. We are dedicated to creating a clean, equitable, resilient energy system that benefits everyone — by helping people go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights. Our organization is growing, and we are looking for a Regional Communications Associate to join our team!


About the Position

You’ll report to the Senior Director of Communications and work with a committed and creative team of renewable energy leaders, policy wonks, digital marketers, and community organizers on projects with ambitious goals and national impact.


You will assist our organization with all aspects of communications activities for our national communications efforts. You’ll be part of a strong team of fellow Regional Communications Associates and have a diverse set of responsibilities as part of a growing team. Your primary focus will be developing and promoting content for the organization’s solar advocacy and education programs.


Job responsibilities include:

● Supporting the Advocacy team in developing and deploying communications materials for fast-paced state and federal-level campaigns. These materials could include action alerts, emails, op-eds, letters to the editor, and social media posts.

● Cultivate our network of solar supporters by crafting fun and engaging outreach materials that use creative messaging to inspire action and impact solar policy.

● Assisting in the development and implementation of external communications to strengthen the relationship between SUN and our community of solar supporters. These could include email blasts, social media posts, letters to the editor, op-eds, and press releases.

● Managing the communications and activity calendars for cross-cutting teams to provide organization and structure to their work.

● Utilizing our digital asset management tool and helping the entire organization benefit from our great digital resources.

● Writing and editing website content, including blog posts.

● Issuing press releases, pitching stories, and following up with journalists about our work.

● Working with contractors for design work and other projects as needed.

● Ensure all external communications reflect positively and accurately represent SUN’s brand.

● Participating in the development of marketing materials for new solar campaigns as opportunities arise.

● Other projects as identified.


Strong candidates will:

● Have at least two years of relevant professional experience.

● Have excellent writing skills, especially the ability to distill complex policy issues into plain, people-centered language.

● Have experience implementing communications or advocacy campaigns.

● Be comfortable juggling multiple initiatives and working on tight deadlines.

● Be a strong writer and storyteller.

● Be comfortable working in a dynamic, growing environment.


Exceptional candidates will:

● Have a familiarity with solar energy.

● Have a track record of generating media coverage.

● Have experience developing and placing digital advertisements.

● Be proficient in graphic design.

● Have fluency in multiple languages, Spanish preferred.


Why We Love SUN

● Salary range of $45,000-$55,000 per year

● Fun, remote work environment

● Flexible work hours

● Generous paid leave policy

● Health, vision, and dental insurance

● $1,000/year professional development stipend

● $50/month phone and internet stipend

● 401(k) retirement account with match after 1 year

● Meaningful, impactful work

Our vision and mission


SUN is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we still encourage you to apply.


Solar United Neighbors welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and experience to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with a non-traditional education. We're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


How to Apply

If this sounds like a good fit, please apply on our job board!

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