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Americorps SolarCorps Multifamily Project Management Fellow

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The SolarCorps Multifamily Project Management Fellow will learn what it takes to put a solar system on a multi-family project from start to end. The fellow will also serve directly on GRID's low-income solar installation projects, helping complete all aspects of installation including system design, permitting, installation of solar panel systems, approval, and utility interconnection.

Service Activities

Position Responsibilities:
● Learn about the affordable housing and non-profit sector
● Learn to evaluate solar potential, construct-ability, utility bill analysis, financial analysis, policy and solar design for affordable multifamily buildings
● Develop solar-related educational materials for affordable housing owners
● Assist in processing solar incentive paperwork and managing application processes
● Scheduling and preparing for site visits, inspections, and service calls
● Participate in solar PV installation, service calls, and site visits
● Stage and load equipment before and after installation projects
● Assist staff with preliminary designs and permit packs
● Help organize and maintain project information in Salesforce

Community Need Addressed

Access to solar for communities most impacted by climate change

Position Outcomes

1500 Housing Units or Structures weatherized or retrofitted


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

● Segal Americorps Education Award of $10,000 upon successful completion of fellowship ● Professional development opportunities and funds (based on approval of supervisor) ● 10 personal days off and 13 holidays observed by GRID ● Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance ● Childcare if eligible ● $600 for professional development ● Access to GRID's Employee Assistance Program.

Education Benefits

College Degree, GED/High School Diploma, Credential or Certification

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Environment
  • Length of Service 11 Months
  • Education Requirements Less than High School Completed
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting National Nonprofit/Affiliate
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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