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Indiana Program Associate

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$45,000 - $55,000

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Jul 6, 2023

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Our energy system is on the brink of a major transformation, and 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 that 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.


About the Position

The Indiana Program Associate will work closely with the Indiana Program Director and the regional support team to carry out SUN’s goals in the state of Indiana. This position reports to the Indiana Program Director.


Job responsibilities include:

  • Planning and implementing solar co-ops, including cultivating partner relationships, engaging with the media, conducting public solar 101 sessions, communicating with and supporting solar co-op members, facilitating the installer selection process, and managing installer relationships with co-op members and SUN.
  • Providing technical assistance to individuals and entities interested in going solar.
  • Organizing and engaging with a diverse range of Indiana solar supporters in urban, suburban, and rural communities.
  • Conducting policy, regulatory, and market research to support the state’s program goals.
  • Engaging with legislators, local governments, and partner organizations to advance the state program’s policy and programmatic goals.
  • Creating resources and authoring timely content to provide in-depth information on relevant solar topics and helping our Indiana members become more effective and informed advocates for solar.
  • Representing the Indiana Program in coalitions and at in-person and digital events.
  • Growing and facilitating ongoing public education and volunteer engagement through regular communications, public-facing events, and leadership development that support the state program’s policy and programmatic goals.


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years of experience (professionally or as a volunteer) with advocacy campaigns, online engagement, and/or communications
  • Resident of Indiana
  • Ability to work remotely in an action-oriented environment, with frequent in-state travel and overnight stays within Indiana and biannual travel to staff retreats elsewhere in the United States
  • Proficient computer skills including online facilitation and comfort with social media


Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to collaborate, network, and build working relationships
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Ability to engage with diverse groups of people
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and troubleshooting skills
  • Knowledge of social, energy, and/or environmental issues affecting Indiana
  • Spanish-fluency



  • Fun, remote work environment
  • Flexible work hours
  • Generous paid leave
  • 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

SUN 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.


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 preferred qualification, we still encourage you to apply.


How to Apply

If you think this job might be for you, please apply on our job board!

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