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SolarCorps Construction Fellow

GRID Alternatives
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The Opportunity...
We are seeking a full-time SolarCorps Construction Fellow to engage with the construction team in solar PV installation. Construction SolarCorps members will 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.

You MUST apply directly through GRID's website: https://gridalternatives.org/get-involved/careers/open-positions

Service Activities

Position Responsibilities:
●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

Requirements and Qualifications:
●Must be 18 years or older
●11-month commitment and complete 1700 hours of service
●To be eligible for AmeriCorps, applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the United States.
●Clean, valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
●Ability to safely lift up to 50 lbs.
●Able to work outdoors, on rooftops, and in extreme temperatures
●A passion for environmental justice and clean energy
●Willingness to learn skills on the job
●Be comfortable in working with diverse communities
●Excellent organizational and communication skills
●When working remotely, you must have access to reliable internet. GRID will provide a laptop, charger, and headset when remote working is required.

Mandatory Program Training:
●Weeklong Virtual Orientation
●Mid-year SolarCorps Fellowship Retreat in CA
●Monthly SolarCorps training calls/online collaboration.

Community Need Addressed

Solar services for under-resourced communities.

Position Outcomes

What is the SolarCorps Fellowship Program…
GRID Alternatives’ SolarCorps Fellowship Program is an opportunity for highly motivated and enthusiastic community members to join GRID Alternatives for an 11-month paid service term. In this position, you’ll gain valuable experience in the renewable energy and non-profit industries while making significant contributions to communities most impacted by environmental and economic injustice!

Program Training and Professional Development:
Pre-Service Orientation
Mid-Year Career Readiness Retreat
Monthly Virtual Calls and Collaboration with other Fellows
One-on-One Quarterly Check-Ins and Support

Why do a Fellowship at GRID Alternatives...
GRID Alternatives is a diverse and inclusive national non-profit organization that provides renewable energy, workforce training, and solar policy advocacy. At GRID, we care about each other and know that each employee has a whole self that includes life outside of GRID. Our culture supports learning, growth, and well-being of all of our team members.

Based in Oakland, California, GRID has 9 regional offices and affiliates serving all of California, Colorado, and the Mid-Atlantic Region. GRID also works in Nicaragua, Mexico, and Nepal and has a dedicated staff of 380 and growing!

GRID Alternatives provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. Because we value EID at GRID we encourage folks from all backgrounds to apply even if you do not meet all qualifications.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, 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 Hands On Activities, 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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