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MOSEIA Executive Director Position

Job Posting: MOSEIA Executive Director

MOSEIA, the Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association, was created in 2009 to represent and expand Missouri’s solar industry. MOSEIA is an official state chapter of the national Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The organization is committed to rapid solar industry growth growing the solar industry through outreach, advocacy and continuing education. Join an exciting, growing industry that you can feel good about. Investing in solar helps customers save money, become more energy independent, contribute to cleaner air, all while creating green jobs and boosting the local economy. In addition, solar is one of the fastest growing sectors of the American economy. There are currently more than 174,000 solar workers in the U.S., a 20% increase over employment totals in 2013. Missouri boasts approximately 100 solar companies employing more than 2,000 people.

Position: Executive Director
Based in MidMissouri
(Columbia/Jefferson City region), the Executive Director (ED) of MOSEIA is the face of the Missouri solar industry. The ED has the principal role of ensuring the sustainability of the organization by fundraising from members and sponsors, interacting with the board of directors and member companies, facilitating educational opportunities for member
companies, and helping coordinate policy issues at the statehouse and utility regulatory
commission.

Key Activities and Duties :
● Handle the financials of the organization, including budgeting, invoicing, tax
management and fundraising
● Track legislation at the Missouri General Assembly, prepare reports, testify before
legislative committees and possibly lobbying
● Track solar and renewable dockets at the Missouri Public Service Commission
● Prepare updates for the board and general membership
● Plan and execute a yearly industry conference facilitate sponsorships, obtain speakers
● Coordinate volunteers
● Manage communications for the organization, including media relations, website
management and stakeholder emails/newsletters/blogs

Qualifications and Requirements:
● Four year degree
● Access to reliable transportation to state government and other facilities in Jefferson City and occasionally throughout the state
● Proficient with Microsoft and Google Applications, in addition to DropBox,
UberConference and similar technologies
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present before
an audience
● Ability to establish and manage priorities without direct supervision
● Understanding of the solar industry and basic understanding of solar technology
● Understanding of the legislative and regulatory process in Missouri
● Five years of applicable work experience strongly preferred
● Prior experience with renewables, the legislature or public service commission, and
fundraising strongly preferred
How to Apply:
Email a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample by June 6, 2016 to
carthur@ussunsolar.com and erin@straightupsolar.com.

Energy Specialist Job Posting

Job Title:              Energy Specialist               

Department:      Energy Services & Solutions           

Specialty:            Solar 

Reports To:          Energy Services & Solutions Manager 

Location:              Cottage Grove, MN 

FLSA Status:        Exempt                

Revision Date:    February 2014 

Summary:
The Energy Specialist plays a crucial role in achieving our purpose of being our customers’ competitive advantage by providing technical expertise that will aid in developing, maintaining, and delivering technical training to customers and vendors. This role will be responsible for the building and maintain relationships with Solar PV and other Energy customers and vendors in collaboration with the Account Managers, Sales Engineers, and fellow Energy specialists.  On a day-to-day basis this position will work closely with Account Managers, Sales Engineers, and Energy Team to provide high level technical support and ongoing training to customers. Click to Learn more

Missouri lawmakers may be warming up to solar power

Measures aimed at fostering more solar energy have been filed in the Missouri General Assembly and, according to one legislator, are likely to generate more enthusiasm than the chilly reception they got last year.

One bill could substantially increase the number of renewable generators that could qualify for net metering by hiking the size cap from the current 100 kilowatts to one megawatt.