Title: Financial Inclusion Fellow
Term: Full-time (40 hours/week)
Location: Cambridge, MA
Position Overview: More than 50% of Americans currently face little to no opportunity to participate in renewable energy owing to their income and credit status. Join a team at Solstice working with a Department of Energy award to implement a new alternative credit metric, increase energy equity, and grow the solar pie – and stand up some of the first low-income community solar projects in the country. We believe climate change can be mitigated only when access to clean energy is democratized.
- Assist senior staff on all matters related to day-to-day execution of federally-granted project.
- Draft policy documents, grant reporting, and program deliverables relevant to increasing low-to-moderate income households’ community solar energy access. Create and present slide decks communicating results and recommendations.
- Support stakeholder engagement via participation in external meetings and policy proceedings, such as with alliance and coalition partners. Attend conferences and actions as relevant.
- Take and distribute notes from key internal and external meetings, identify next steps, and update task management systems to ensure workflow coordination teammates.
Who You Are:
- Knowledgeable or curious about inclusive renewable energy
- Passionate about equity and moved to action by injustice
- A self-starter interested in social entrepreneurship
- Resourceful, intellectually curious, organized, and disciplined
- An enthusiastic team player and consensus-builder
- Experience or strong interest in programmatic and/or policy work to support equitable access to clean, affordable energy
- Commitment to intersectional social justice, namely environmental, racial, and economic equity
- Extraordinary attention to detail — coupled with capacity for “big picture” thinking
- Outstanding time-management to balance multiple projects simultaneously
- Polished written and oral communication and presentation skills
As a Financial Inclusion Fellow You Will Gain:
- Experience developing a sustainable, scalable, and replicable project model for inclusive community solar, and advocating for state-level energy democracy policies
- Access to a network of diverse stakeholders, including community advocates, industry leaders, and public officials at the forefront of policy, finance, and project innovation
- A deep understanding of the solar and renewable energy space, particularly the rapidly-growing community solar industry
- Hands-on clean tech startup experience, including personal interaction with senior management