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Mar 6 / BARD CEP

Bronx Regional Outreach Contractor, Solar One – New York

Organization: Solar One

Position Title: Bronx Regional Outreach Contractor (ROC) for NYSERDA’s Economic Development Growth Extension (EDGE) Program

Location: New York City, New York

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Solar One seeks to hire a creative, self-motivated, and knowledgeable person to act as the Bronx Regional Outreach Contractor (ROC) for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) Economic Development Growth Extension (EDGE) Program.

Successful candidates for this position will be actively engaged in spurring economic development by promoting energy efficiency, cleantech, and renewable energy throughout the Bronx and Greater New York City region. ROCs will provide on-the-ground outreach and support to promote the value of energy efficiency, sustainable growth practices, clean energy technologies, and innovations using carefully constructed public-private partnerships. He/she will utilize relationships with key economic development and other stakeholder organizations and their constituency base to provide direct customer support to move participants into NYSERDA Programs. He/she will focus their outreach on energy projects of regional significance and/or projects identified by the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) and as directed by NYSERDA. ROCs are expected to represent and market all NYSERDA programs with a focus on those that are available through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process or as directed by the NYSERDA project manager.

ROC efforts will result in increased awareness of and participation (applications, proposals, etc.) in NYSERDA programs.


  1. Proactively provide information about NYSERDA program opportunities across market sectors. This will require familiarity with CFA process as well as NYSERDA programs including, but not limited to FlexTech, Existing Facilities, New Construction, Industrial and Process Efficiency, Cleaner Greener Communities, Workforce Development, Innovation and Business Development, Multifamily, Residential, and R&D. Additionally, ROCs shall provide assistance to customers by responding to calls and inquiries, utilizing NYSERDA program materials, and other means relevant to assisting the customer with NYSERDA program participation.
  2. Assist in supporting the advancement of the REDCs and Regionally Significant Projects.
  3. Coordinate outreach efforts and leads as necessary with other NYSERDA Contractors such as Commercial & Industrial Outreach Contractors, Cleaner Greener Communities, Outreach Project Consultants, Climate Smart Communities, and Green Jobs Green NY Constituency Based Organizations.
  4. Develop and utilize strategic partnerships with state, regional and local economic development organizations, businesses, residents, and other community based organizations to leverage further marketing opportunities for NYSERDA programs. ROCs shall meet with key stakeholder groups and organizations to discuss customers who may be potential participants and explore opportunities for systematic outreach to members/customers.
  5. Develop creative new ways to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy to serve communities’ energy efficiency and climate protection goals.
  6. Provide assistance to energy-related businesses and entrepreneurs in the region by implementation of initiatives that increase the awareness of local and NYSERDA business assistance services that are available to early-stage clean energy businesses.
  7. Maintain information on partnerships, meetings, referrals, and other activities through regular reporting and the use of a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.


Topic Knowledge

  • Knowledge and ability to quickly learn NYSERDA and its programs.
  • Knowledge of the New York City energy industry.
  • Familiarity with New York State and New York City government, legislative, and regulatory organizations and processes. Familiarity and experience in working in the Bronx a plus.
  • Previous experience working with small businesses and residents preferred.
  • Possess a familiarity with the local and regional economic development business assistance programs.
  • Familiarity with the Regional Economic Development Council’s process and strategic plan.
  • An interest in energy management practices and a commitment to reducing energy use.
  • Background in building science, residential/commercial energy efficiency and/or renewable energy preferred.


  • Entrepreneurial self-starter, creative, collegial, hard-working, and demonstrates a positive attitude and a strong commitment to ethical behavior.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively in a team setting.
  • Excellent project management skills – detail-oriented, extremely organized and able to prioritize and manage multiple projects at once.
  • A track record of achieving measureable results.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet strict deadlines under time constraints.
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving ability.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – able to communicate with multiple audiences including public officials, business owners, property owners and residents.
  • Strong public speaking skills – ability to speak effectively and persuasively to large and small audiences.
  • Provide reporting of metrics on time and complete on a regular basis.


  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with customers.
  • Experience in event planning and community outreach.
  • Experience drafting marketing materials (brochures, press releases, e-blasts) a plus.
  • This position will require travel throughout the region. As such, the successful candidate must have a driver’s license and a car and a willingness and ability to travel locally and regionally.
  • This position will occasionally require participation in evening and weekend events. As such, the successful candidate must be flexible in terms of work schedule.
  • Strong Aptitude with computers and present-day relationship and marketing mangagementm applications. Proficiency with MS Power Point and Google Apps required.
  • Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Mailchimp and CRM experience a plus.
  • Video experience a plus.
  • Comfort with HTML a plus.
  • Comfortable working in diverse settings.
  • High proficiency or fluency in Spanish required. Must be comfortable with giving presentations and running meetings in Spanish.

How to Apply: Solar One is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. We are committed to diversity and consider all applicants for all positions without regard to color, ethnic background, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, and disability status. EOE/AA/Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please email resume and cover letter to: [email protected] No phone calls, please. Position will remain open until filled.

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