Why you want to work here...
GRID Alternatives is a national leader in making clean, affordable solar power and solar jobs accessible to low-income communities and communities of color. GRID is an entrepreneurial, high-growth non-profit organization that provides direct solar installation and project development; clean mobility options; workforce training and service learning opportunities; and low-income solar policy advocacy.
Our Vision: a rapid, equitable transition to a world powered by renewable energy that benefits everyone.
Our Mission: to build community-powered solutions to advance economic and environmental justice through renewable energy.
Based in Oakland, California, GRID has 8 regional offices and affiliates serving all of California, Colorado, Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware; GRID also works in Nicaragua, Mexico and Nepal. GRID has a dedicated staff of 350 and growing!
What it's like at GRID…
At GRID, we care about each other and know that each employee has a whole self that includes life outside of work. Our culture supports learning, growth and well-being of all of our team members. Every member of GRID Alternatives must participate in the organization's equity, inclusion, and diversity (EID) work.
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 Alternatives, we encourage folks from all backgrounds to apply, even if you do not meet all of the preferred qualifications.
About the Colorado Solar Construction Fellowship Program -
GRID Alternatives’ Colorado Fellowship Program is an opportunity for highly motivated and enthusiastic people to join GRID Alternatives for Eleven months. This fellowship is for residents of Denver, CO.
Take the lead in staging, loading, and unloading equipment, including packing and unpacking parts, boxes, and bins from trucks/vans/trailers before and after installation projects
Take the lead with maintaining warehouse inventory and organization, tool management, safety/PPE equipment management
Take the lead in receiving equipment and deliveries and picking up equipment and materials
Help order and stock the warehouse and seek discounts and/or donations
Responsible for all service and maintenance of construction vehicles
Perform computer and administrative tasks related to job duties and to communicate with team
Assist Construction staff at solar installations, inspections, site visits, permitting, and other aspects of the solar project process as needed
Other assignments may include: data entry, file management, answering homeowner and volunteer questions, talking to media and generally participating in activities necessary to make solar happen for low-income families
What you need to bring to this role…
Must be a current resident of Denver, CO
General construction knowledge, experience, skills; solar installation experience is a plus
Basic computer skills
Strong organizational skills/interest
Interest in and enthusiasm for renewable energy, community development, green jobs and/or helping families and communities in need
Flexibility and willingness to embrace change, go the extra mile, and bring ideas and energy to a rapidly evolving organization
Clean, valid driver’s license and clean driving record
Some travel outside the region required to attend trainings
To be eligible, applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the United States
Every Fellow must participate in the organizations equity, inclusion, and diversity work
Work schedule -
Fellows are expected to work approximately 40 hours a week. Some assignments require weekend and evening work.
Where you will sit & the places you may go…
This position services our Denver, CO, regional office and locations. This position may require up to 25% out-of-town travel to regional offices and special projects. Availability to work nights and weekends may be required.
GRID Alternatives may provide vehicles for work travel, and due to COVID-19 current guidelines, we may also require limited personal vehicle use. In the latter instance, GRID will provide travel reimbursement for work-related personal vehicle use in accordance with our payroll schedule. It is strongly preferred applicants have a valid driver’s license and good driving record, however not required to apply.
Let's Talk Money
This is a Fellowship for 12 months. The pay is $21.40 per hour.
How we take care of you...
Medical, Dental, Vision/Eye Care insurance, PTO, professional development opportunities.
Ready to Apply?
Submit both a resume and a cover letter describing your interest. Due to the high volume of inquiries, mailed and emailed applications are not accepted. Please do not call and/or email requesting an update.
Thank you for your interest in GRID Alternatives!
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