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SolarCorps Program Support Fellow (US Remote)

GRID Alternatives
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We are seeking a full-time SolarCorps Program Support Fellow that will work directly with the Workforce Operations Manager and Construction Training Manager to support the development and execution of GRID Alternatives job training programs across the organization. The position is primarily remote office-based administrative support although there may be opportunities to visit training sites and installations. For the right, highly motivated individual, this position will provide exposure to curriculum development and overall operations and policies of a successful solar training non-profit. This fellowship will put you on a career path to become a Program Coordinator or Operations Coordinator.

Service Activities

Schedule and participate in regular check-ins and trainings with regional staff
Support with Installation Basics Training curriculum updates
Archive and organize files in share drives to ensure everyone can easily access the most up-to-date documents
Help build tools for gathering feedback from all regions for quality assurance and continuous improvement of the Installation Basics Training program
Support standardization processes for intake and trainee lifecycle

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!

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.


Living allowance, Training

Let's Talk Money... Hourly wage of $18.46 for 11 months (Mon, Sept 18, 2023 - Thurs August 15th, 2024) Professional development opportunities and funds (based on approval of supervisor) How we take care of you... 10 days of personal time off and 13 holidays observed by GRID Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

Education Benefits

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

Skills you will gain

timekeeping, soft skills needed for employment

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
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions
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
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
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Environment
  • Length of Service 11 Months
  • Education Requirements Less than High School Completed
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting National Nonprofit/Affiliate
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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