Solar Workforce Manager

  • Green Job Crawler
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • 15 Mar, 2019

Job Description

Position Classification: Full Time Exempt (Salaried) Reports To: Executive Director Salary: Range per Year: $41,600 to $52,000 (Salary is commensurate with experience) Based: Custer, WI; Milwaukee, WI; or St Paul, MN Approximate Start Date: April 2019 Job Description The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) Solar Workforce Manager will work with the MREA Training Team to support solar workforce development in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois. Each year, the MREA provides professional development to approximately 1,000 individuals pursuing entry-level work, career advancement, and continuing education in the solar industry. The Solar Workforce Manager will support this work by expanding industry partnerships and advancing the MREA solar internship and professional endorsement programs. The partnership and programs are designed to facilitate workforce placement in the solar industry. The Solar Workforce Manager will further develop these programs and support other opportunities as available to help ensure job placement and career advancement for graduates of MREA trainings and training programs offered by partnering technical colleges. Key Responsibilities Training Programs Administration Manage data of program participants and other MREA customers as needed Develop, conduct, and review evaluations to support program improvement Program Management Develop and advance partnerships with technical and community colleges to support student worksite experience, job placement, professional credentialing, and continuing education Expand industry partnerships to facilitate student job-site experience, internship placement, and long-term employment Increase student and employer participation in the MREA Professional Endorsement Program to encourage and recognize student academic and work-site experience Continue expansion of the MREA internship program to provide entry-level work experience to students and MREA and partner training programs Work with MREA and partners to develop and support participation in networking events that facilitate workforce development partnerships and student job placement Program Support Support the development and management of advanced PV installation trainings to provide students with hands-on installation experience with real-world installations Support training activities including inquiries, registration, course facilitation, instruction, and logistics as appropriate Support the preparation of The Energy Fair programming as it relates to Training Programs and assist in event delivery as needed Outreach and Coordination Work with Communication Coordinator and other staff as necessary to develop strategic outreach and promotion Work with Communications Coordinator to identify and engage promotional partners Attend outreach events throughout the Midwest representing MREA as necessary Personnel Manage interns and/or volunteers as needed Participate in staff reviews Attend staff meetings and professional development days as needed Participate in MREA Board of Director meetings and planning sessions Participate in working groups as needed Maintain instructional documents for position description, coordinate with others as needed Follow MREA remote work procedures, including office hour scheduling, work-from-home scheduling, and activity reporting