Opportunities

Evaluator for Community Support Solar Grant Applications

Spark Northwest supports regional utilities by providing evaluation and review of grant applications for community-sited solar installations. We review applications for technical feasibility and community impact, using a detailed scoring rubric. We are seeking support for our work in evaluation of these applications, specifically looking at the community impact of how the project would serve BIPOC and/or low-wealth communities. The evaluator will work closely with the Program Director to review written applications, attend phone interviews, track applications in Excel, create summary PowerPoint slides and compile written summaries of the community impact portion of each project. Technical solar knowledge is not required. All work will be reviewed by the Program Director. This is a temporary hourly role for an individual, not a Spark Northwest staff position. Learn more here: Support Role Description 2020.

Communications Volunteer

As Spark Northwest expands its communications and outreach efforts, the organization needs a communications volunteer to fulfill the following roles and responsibilities. A strong candidate for this position will be a creative, self-directed individual with a working knowledge of social media, email and print media. Experience with WordPress, Vertical Response and Google Analytics are a plus.

A successful candidate will be available to commit to 3-4 months and will receive direct coaching and supervision from senior staff at Spark Northwest. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in developing strong communications and outreach skills in a professional, fast-moving environment. Learn more here.

Board of Directors

Spark Northwest envisions a region where every resident, regardless of income or race, has access to clean, affordable energy. Our organization conducts ongoing recruitment and seeks people passionate about curbing the effects of climate change through clean energy deployment. We welcome all backgrounds and strive to have a staff and board that reflects the diverse communities we serve. To inform our work, we are seeking board members who are representative of minority and low-income communities. In addition, we are seeking individuals that have professional experience with communications & PR, nonprofit finance, and policy. Learn more here.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, ancestry, creed, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic identity, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, or veteran status.

Working With You

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Spark Northwest provides educational events to community members to support renewable energy project development.

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Spark Northwest provides publications, guidebooks and web tools that help communities pursue clean energy projects.