Who We Look For

Groundswell builds community power. Individuals of various nationalities, ages, religions, and socio­economic backgrounds comprise our team and work with us to empower communities. Learn more about our hiring philosophy and recruiting process in our Interview Guide.

Core Values

Service. It’s a privilege and not a chore.

Equity. We’re all in this together. We believe different views and experiences are advantages, so we strive to ensure everyone has a seat and voice at the table built by all.

Respect. Everyone matters. We work with exceptional people who do exceptional things.

Transformative. We are smart, adaptable, learn from our mistakes and are willing to be the first to try new things.

Integrity. We uphold the values of Groundswell in every action and decision.

Excellence. We believe in what we are doing, thus we value hard work and persistence to offer our best.

Support Each Other. We are committed to building an encouraging, caring, and supportive environment.

Get Stuff Done. We work with a sense of urgency. We take pride in our work and bring our A-game to all our interactions.


  • 401(k) plan: employer match vested on day one

  • Monthly phone and internet stipends

  • Paid holidays and a Christmas break

  • Healthcare spending accounts

  • Long term disability insurance

  • Paid time off (vacations, sick, personal leave)

  • Development Days

Open Positions

  • VP of Energy Programs

    The VP of Energy Programs will advance the mission and strategic plan goals by leading Groundswell’s solar, energy resilience, and energy efficiency programs in the five states Groundswell currently serves. The VP will have P/L responsibilities for the programs they oversee and will work in close collaboration with the CEO to develop new opportunities. The VP of Programs will be joining Groundswell during a period of high growth in its scale and scope of impact and will be building the capacity of the Energy Programs team as Groundswell grows. 

  • Project Development Fellow

    This is an exciting, summer fellowship opportunity for a qualified individual with an interest in serving low- and moderate-income households with solar energy, and in expanding residential solar and community solar programs and policies nationwide. Groundswell’s project development team manages the technical, legal, and financial aspects of the organization’s community solar and resiliency projects across multiple geographic markets.

  • Program Manager

    This is an exciting opportunity for a professional looking to deepen a career at the intersection of clean energy and social justice. The Program Manager will contribute to the advancement, growth, and development of Groundswell’s Labs and Data Science Team.

  • Data Research Analyst

    Data is at the center of everything we do. Statistical and written analysis will be central to your work. As a Data Research Analyst, you will apply expertise in statistics, data visualization, and policy to solve complex challenges in the solar and green energy industries. Experience with solar finance is a plus. You will be part of the Labs and R&D Team that’s leading the next wave of disruption in accessible green energy with data analytics and policy-driven research at a whole new scale using sound statistical, mathematical, and econometric techniques. As such, we are a highly interdisciplinary team, and solve challenges collaboratively. 

  • Community Engagement Associate

    The Community Engagement Associate, DMV is responsible for implementing with excellence the vision for building community power in the District of Columbia and the surrounding areas. This is a full-time opportunity based in Washington, DC for a professional who is committed to serving their community, passionate about sustainability and clean energy, and ready to lead a community outreach and engagement initiative that will help residents learn about and engage with the community economic development benefits in clean energy, including community solar. The Community Engagement Associate will serve as a point of contact for partners and community leaders. 

Stay in Touch

To stay in touch with us for future opportunities, join our recruiting mailing list or contact us at [email protected].