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Coordinator, Community Power Program- Philadelphia, PA

Organization: Groundswell

Position Title: Coordinator, Community Power Program

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: not listed


Organization Overview

Groundswell helps communities pool their shared economic power to achieve inclusive growth in clean energy sectors, build community wealth and drive more resilient civic infrastructure. Groundswell achieves this kind of community investment by applying an explosive new framework for change called civic consumption, which allows communities to leverage their untapped collective purchasing power to achieve the social and environmental impact they need.

Groundswell has emerged as a leading impact organization working to inform communities about the economic and social impacts of energy consumption. The organization is also taking the lead in driving collaboration between practitioners who are applying the civic consumption model across sectors.

Groundswell’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, and ABC World News, among others. CEO and co-Founder Will Byrne has been recognized by White House Office of Public Engagement, selected as a global Fellow by Ashoka Innovators for the Public, and honored by the World Economic Forum. In 2011, Groundswell was selected as a Clinton Global Initiative America commitment maker for its innovative model to promote clean energy economic opportunity in communities across the U.S. For more information visit


The Community Power Program Coordinator (Pennsylvania) will report directly to the Director of Commercial Programs to implement and grow the Community Power Program in Pennsylvania and the broader mid-Atlantic region. The Community Power Program partners with mission-based community institutions to leverage their buying power for social impact by collectively negotiating with energy suppliers for renewable energy at discounted rates.

The successful candidate should be a proven self-starter with strong verbal communication and relationship building skills. They should also have attention to detail and an ability to stay organized in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment. They will be responsible for building an outreach campaign in Pennsylvania and increasing program participants and channel partners while assisting with the CPP team’s ongoing administrative requirements for the electricity aggregation process. The candidate should have experience organizing in the nonprofit or small business communities in Greater Philadelphia. The position is based remotely out of a co-working space in downtown Philadelphia with some travel to Groundswell headquarters in DC. Additionally, the successful candidate will travel about 15% of the time to other parts of Pennsylvania and should have access to a car.

The Coordinator position will provide exposure to outreach, marketing, project management, research and data analysis for anyone looking to pursue a career in social entrepreneurship, the clean energy sector, business development, or politics and campaigns.


Outreach and Marketing

  • Cultivate relationships with leaders and staff at faith-based institutions, charter schools, affordable housing developments, nonprofits and small businesses to encourage new or continued participation in the Community Power Program;
  • Speak about the Community Power Program at community events and meetings of groups of institutional leaders;
  • Implement marketing and communications campaigns to build program recognition including: social media, email marketing, and direct outreach through phone and individual meetings. Assist with the design and drafting of marketing materials;
  • Support account management of past program participants including generating participant referrals, encouraging re-enrollment, and conducting surveys and site visits on their past experience with the Program;
  • Manage an individual engagement pipeline usingSalesforce to achieve specific targets for new participants, kilowatt hours, and other benchmarks and metrics.

Project Execution

  • Support the electricity aggregation bid process through document collection, review, online tracking, and participant follow up;
  • Coordinate with diverse internal and external stakeholders including Groundswell’s legal firm, retail electricity suppliers, and various programmatic and administrative teams within the organization;
  • Build and maintain competencies in electricity markets, renewable energy opportunities, and local players in energy markets to inform conversations with program participants and partners and other stakeholders.



  • BA, preferably in the areas of economics, environmental science, business, or political science;
  • 2 years of relevant experience in community organizing, clean and renewable energy services, business development, or other relevant theme;
  • Experience working independently or remotely and achieving ambitious goals or targets;
  • Attention to detail and willingness to work closely with data systems;
  • Excellent writing, research and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated verbal communications and relationship building capacity
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a car
  • Experience organizing or working with Philadelphia community institutions (nonprofits, schools, small businesses, etc)


  • Proven experience working with diverse constituent groups including faith-based, school groups, housing developers, or other community based institutions;
  • Familiarity withhttp://Salesforce.comSalesforce, Salsa, or other data platforms;
  • Experience with online organizing, digital marketing, and/or social media campaigning;
  • Prior knowledge of retail electricity markets, renewable energy products, or energy markets;


Salary is commensurate with experience and competitive with similar positions at early stage not-for-profits. Benefits include 403(b) retirement and matching, health, dental, and vision insurance, and 15 paid vacation days per year (starting).

Groundswell averages 14-16 paid company holidays (including all federal holidays and a week during winter holidays), adheres to a 37.5 hour work week with a compensatory time policy for over-time work, and, when job responsibilities allow, periodic flexibility in work schedule and location.

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