Director of Community Engagement

Job description

Intelletec Energy is an official partner of a Utility-Scale Solar developer with over $650 million in solar energy assets for utilities, banks, and Fortune 500 companies. My client is a solar energy project development and financial services company with a national footprint and a diverse customer, investor, and partner base. The company has financed or developed over $1 billion of solar energy assets to date.Founded in 2008, the company is based in Washington, D.C., they are continuing to grow and expand and looking to hire a Director of Community Engagement.


  • Lead a team of regional solar community relations representatives and local site reps
  • Create, maintain and own Community Relations Playbook
  • Develop and lead local support campaigns, including developing and executing strategies for identifying local solar energy supporters, activating those individuals to engage locally, building relationships with the project community with the local media, articulating compelling key messages about projects, and maintaining a positive presence in the communities where they work
  • Cultivate media relations, including developing relationships with media reporting on projects, developing responses to media inquiries, developing and distributing local press releases, preparing spokespeople for media speaking opportunities
  • Coordinate with Marketing/Communication team to manage external communications, including helping to maintain and update project- specific websites, and managing project Facebook strategies, including content-development and tracking
  • Own the messaging surrounding the project, including developing compelling messaging and positioning statements for local projects
  • Drive teamwork and coordinating with counterparts on the development team to effectively plan and execute local support campaigns


  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in public relations, communications, political science, or a related field
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience working in public affairs, public relations, communications, community organizing, or campaign management.
  • Experience designing and executing effective grassroots campaigns, whether political or issue based. Experience working in the renewable field is preferred.
  • Demonstrable ability to design and concisely document a detailed campaign plan
  • Demonstrated experience working both as a lead and as support on cross-departmental teams
  • Familiarity and experience working with common campaign tactics such as direct mail, radio/newspaper advertising, door-to-door canvassing, GOTV efforts, and social media advertising
  • Facility and skill in working with media to build productive relationships and produce positive press
  • Comfort and skill engaging with different types of people in rural parts of the U.S., including local elected officials, community leaders, and members of the public
  • Comfort and skill with de-escalating potential confrontations with individuals or groups that are opposed to wind energy or similar issue-based campaign
  • Experience building and executing effective social media campaigns that drive engagement
  • Ability to lead collaborative efforts with peers and colleagues and earn buy-in from team members
  • Experience managing field organizers or in-county support staff
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work proactively and productively with limited supervision
  • Strong passion for renewable energy
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Design Suite, and familiarity with web-based content management systems (i.e. WordPress, Drupal, Perch, etc.)
  • Exemplary standards of honor, ethics, quality, communication, and productivity
  • Professional appearance and manner
  • High attention to detail
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