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Community Outreach Associate

Nassau County NY

“Bringing Power to the People”

Do you have a desire to serve your local communities? At New York State Solar, we work to bring solar energy to homes here on Long Island through the NY-Sun Incentive Program. As a local, private organization, N.Y.S.S. works to create a more environmentally and economically resilient Long Island with renewable energy and social responsibility. We partner with L.I. residents, businesses, non-profits, governments and other entities to expand local energy production. Our mission is to remove the barriers to going solar and approve residential homeowners for the NY-Sun Incentive Program through the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority.

We work to assist New York State surpass its goal of reaching 50% renewable energy production by 2030 with the aid of the NY-Sun program. More information on the NY Sun program can be found here: https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/NY-Sun/About

To determine if the homeowner will be eligible for the NY-Sun Incentive Program, the following competencies are required:

Comprehend our mission to remove the barriers to solar energy on Long Island; learn the requirements of the NY Sun Incentive Program and how we facilitate the transition to solar energy.

Canvass local neighborhoods to briefly introduce the program to homeowners and determine their interest in solar energy.

Schedule appointments for folks who indicate they are interested to see if they qualify for the NY-Sun Incentive Program.

Provide excellent customer service and communication skills when educating members of our local community on the elements of going solar.

Market research, including customer demographics and relevant statistical data.


The following attributes reflect the ideal community outreach associate with our group:


Well-spoken, able and willing to communicate with wide demographic across Long Island.

Energetic, outgoing, works well in a team setting as well as alone.

Possess a genuine interest in the health of our local communities with the desire to be of service to others; cares for the environment and well-being of others.

Conversationally comfortable.

Display a positive and professional demeanor.


Hours of Operation and schedule:

Schedule 1: 8:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m

Schedule 2: 2:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m


This position is offered as both a full-time and part-time role; you choose the days you work, choosing either Schedule 1 or Schedule 2. A full-time role consists of 5 days worked per week.


Submit your resume and cover letter online: http://nystatesolar.org/career-ind-coa/. We look forward to meeting you! Please mention how you learned of this opening.

Posted October 12, 2017

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