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Request for Proposals: Information Technology (IT) Services

The Solar Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with a significant number of government contracts and is seeking the services of a professional firm to provide ongoing Information Technology (IT) consulting and support services. The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit responses from qualified IT firms with experience working with non-profit clients subject to federal contractor regulations.

Read the full RFP here. Proposals must be received by September 6, 2019.

RFP Q&A: 8/27/2019

Now Hiring: Project Manager, SolSmart Program

The Project Manager position at The Solar Foundation will provide technical assistance to local governments pursuing designation in the U.S. Department of Energy-funded program. Our Project Managers are the public face of the SolSmart program – a strong focus on providing high-quality customer service is a must. Experience in providing consulting-type services to local governments is desired, particularly with respect to zoning and codes. The Project Manager will work as part of a small, dynamic team to help communities reduce local barriers to the adoption of solar energy technologies. They will focus on permitting; planning, zoning, and development regulations; utility and community engagement; and market development and finance; as well as other federal, state, and local solar topics. The Project Manager will occasionally perform other duties as assigned to meet the needs of a small but influential national nonprofit organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist local governments to identify and implement programs and practices to increase their use of solar energy;
  • Facilitate meetings with local government officials and their stakeholders;
  • Develop new resources (e.g., white papers, fact sheets, presentations, tools) to help local governments learn from and replicate model practices and programs;
  • Provide research, writing, and coordination support for SolSmart and other projects at The Solar Foundation;
  • Help ensure proper reporting to comply with federal regulations.

Qualifications:

Candidates for this position will possess:

  • An undergraduate degree in public policy, economics, planning, local government management, public affairs, environmental studies, or other related or technical field;
  • 2+ years of experience, preferably in municipal/regional government affairs, public affairs, the solar industry or other renewable energy;
  • Superb technical writing skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • A commitment to providing high-quality customer service;
  • An ability to work independently as well as collaboratively (experience managing a small team is a plus);
  • The ability and willingness to travel to and effectively present at local, regional, and national meetings, conferences, and other events.

While not required, the most qualified candidates will possess:

  • An advanced degree in a relevant field (e.g., master’s or equivalent);
  • Experience interpreting land use and zoning code language;
  • AICP certification;
  • Education or experience in engineering, feasibility analysis, solar project development, and/or resilience strategies involving renewable energy systems;
  • Prior CRM experience;
  • Extensive knowledge of local and regional planning and permitting processes; and
  • A demonstrated passion for solar or renewable energy.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume, as well as a writing sample, to Lauren Seibert at lseibert@solarfound.org with the subject line “SolSmart Project Manager”. Position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. Preference will be given to applications received by August 16, 2019. See full Job Description here.

 

The Solar Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond individually to every single applicant. If you have not heard back from us within a month, we are likely moving forward with other candidates. We thank you for your interest.