Community Engagement Coordinator
Term: Full time (32 - 40 hrs/week) including some evening and weekends
Temporary position - 6 months April - October 2023 with possibility of extension
Compensation: $50,000 - 55,000 annually pro-rated depending on experience
Location: Remote office but must be based within the Boston metro area
Are you passionate about advocating for environmental justice? Do you enjoy reaching out and connecting with people? Come join Energy Allies, an innovative nonprofit working to democratize clean energy! Energy Allies revolutionizes the energy system by centering climate-impacted communities through clean energy projects, policy advocacy, and education. We work with local stakeholders and organizers to facilitate conversations around clean equitable energy and plan community-led projects that will bring increased workforce development opportunities, environmental health benefits, and wealth-building opportunities to local low-income residents.
We are looking for a passionate and extroverted Community Engagement Coordinator to join our team. In this position you will work closely with Energy Allies staff to conduct outreach and engagement to support equitable clean energy education and development with climate-impacted communities in Massachusetts. These communities are disproportionately impacted by climate change, and you will work closely with them to envision a future in which these communities can spur economic growth and a healthy environment through renewable energy. Most outreach will be done in the Boston neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan and Hyde Park but will expand to other climate-impacted communities throughout Massachusetts.
This position will advance our community engagement and educational efforts as we work to engage local residents in conversations and programming about the energy system, energy justice, and participatory solar development. This position will work remotely and conduct in-person engagement in the community acting as an ambassador of our brand and organization. They will be a champion for energy justice and excite others about it. Because of the nature of the role, the hours are flexible within the week but will regularly include nights and at least one weekend day. Responsibilities will include:
- Conduct outreach and hold conversations with climate-impacted residents and organizations on climate change, community development, and renewable energy
- Develop and foster relationships with community partners connecting individuals to resources and organizations
- Attend local events and meetings with community partners to promote energy justice and energy democracy around Massachusetts
- Spread awareness of and gather feedback from community members on our inclusive community-led solar project in Boston
- Distribute flyers throughout neighborhoods and at community spaces and events
- Support the development of educational materials around energy justice, community solar and other related topics including videos, social media posts, webinars, flyers etc.
- Coordinate MA external events calendar with internal and external stakeholders
- Support Energy Allies virtual events in Massachusetts such as clean energy career info sessions, energy efficiency workshops, etc.
- Support creation of community needs surveys and collection of evaluation data from community members
- Support Boston Community Advisory Board members and meetings
- Maintain organized contact records and partner data
- Attend coalition meetings for local groups championing access to clean energy
- Keep up to date with energy policy initiatives as a call to action for community members
- Identify new community partners in MA and build relationships
- Work with Program team to support overall outreach, education and community organizing strategy
- Enjoys speaking and connecting with people from diverse backgrounds in order to build lasting relationships
- Demonstrated success in community engagement, outreach and/or events planning
- Passionate about climate change and environmental and/or social justice
- Demonstrated ability to network and make connections with people and organizations
- Ability to disseminate complex information in a relatable way
- Familiarity with the geographies and demographics of Boston’s Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan or Hyde Park neighborhoods
- Experience communicating with climate-impacted communities
- Experience developing collateral materials for social media such as videos and live streaming
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Ability to travel around the state of Massachusetts and particularly Boston
- Availability to work nights and weekends regularly
- Willingness to work within equitable and inclusive frameworks and actively engage in ongoing learning about these frameworks within the mission of Energy Allies
- Basic understanding of climate change and energy
- Lives or works in the Boston neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan or Hyde Park
- Multilingual in English and Spanish, Vietnamese, Haitian or Cape Verdean Creole
- Experience with developing social media posts
- Experience coordinating virtual events
- Experience developing and administering community surveys
- Experience managing contact lists for communications
As a Energy Allies Staff member you will gain:
- Access to a network of diverse stakeholders including community advocates, industry leaders, and public officials at the forefront of policy and project innovation
- Experience working with local stakeholders to build community power
- An understanding of the rapidly growing community solar and renewable energy space
- A full benefits package including medical, vision, dental, 401k retirement plan, and paid vacation time
- Energy Allies is piloting a 4 day work week from January - March 2023. This may be extended during the tenure of this position.
Energy Allies 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 always to expand leadership opportunities for traditionally excluded communities in the global transformation to clean energy. Candidates who do not have formal experience but are willing to learn and have relevant lived experiences similar to the communities served by Energy Allies are strongly encouraged to apply.
Energy Allies is an equal opportunity employer. We hire, train, compensate, and promote without regards 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 unique perspective and capabilities. We are committed to removing barriers to employment that are faced by equity-seeking groups and encourage (but do not require) members of these groups to self-identify as such in their application.
We’re a team of mission-driven, passionate, and dedicated individuals. Apply today and get to know us!
For more information and to apply please visit our website:
Application deadline: March 1, 2023
Application review: March 1 - 3, 2023
Interviews: March 6 - 23, 2023
Offers made: end of March
Start Date: April 2023