Solar Outreach Coordinator Position Open

Join the team! The Solar Outreach Coordinator plays a key role in translating the strategy of MNIPL’s solar program to execution and in representing MNIPL’s mission, values and programs to audiences in Southern Minnesota. The coordinator’s key functions are:

  • Educate customers of Xcel Energy about Community Solar Gardens and promote subscriptions to CSGs to homeowners and renters in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota

  • Participate in developing strategy and goals for MNIPL’s solar program

  • Identify opportunities to promote the core values of our program to a wide audience

  • Rely on marketing fundamentals to plan audience-specific messaging that inspires engagement and motivates measurable action

  • Communicate thoughtfully and persuasively in writing, conversations, meetings and small and large presentations to build awareness for climate justice and solar energy fundamentals.

  • Understand MNIPL’s mission and values and its other programs and translate that understanding into persuasive presentations that engage and inspire audiences to support MNIPL and to take action.

  • Analyze and generate data and other visual elements to inform communication, to measure progress against goals and to inform decision-making.


  • Demonstrated commitment to building movements that advance the values of just, equitable and thriving communities.

  • Experience working or volunteering with nonprofit organizations or faith communities

  • Marketing or sales knowledge helpful or related experience in prioritizing audiences based on thoughtful and meaningful criteria.

  • Comfortable following prescribed processes, documenting processes and suggesting process improvements.

  • Skilled at generating spreadsheets, text documents and presentations.

  • Comfortable with multiple communication channels: email, texting, Facebook, Twitter, databases, print materials and others.

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, collaborative, high-trust environment.

  • Self-motivated; comfortable working either independently, with limited supervision, or collaboratively, with a willingness to accept feedback.

  • Experience working in the solar industry is helpful


  • College degree preferred.

  • At least two years of experience in a professional setting.


  • Must be available and have reliable transportation to organize stakeholders one to four hours outside the Twin Cities.

Application review begins May 15; position open until filled. To apply, send resume and cover letter to MNIPL Operations Director Brett Benson at