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

  • Resiliency Fellow

    This is an exciting opportunity for a graduate-level research fellow looking to explore a career at the intersection of clean energy and social justice. The Resiliency Fellow is responsible for implementing with excellence Groundswell’s data collection and management processes to support resiliency planning within low-income communities. Supported by a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) award, Groundswell leads the Resilient Communities, Maryland (RCM) project, with the goal of developing replicable and adaptable frameworks for community energy resilience through community-driven research and direct involvement with underserved communities in Baltimore, Montgomery County, and the rural Eastern Shore of Maryland.

  • Director of Finance

    The Director of Finance is responsible for managing all of the functions pertaining to the organization’s long-term financial sustainability and growth in accordance with Groundswell objectives and policies, industry standards, and regulatory requirements. As a leader in a dynamic and growing organization, the individual will implement new organizational capabilities, processes, and procedures that serve the growth and continuous improvement of all Groundswell programs. The Director of Finance will be responsible for all core aspects of financial management, accounting, and reporting, protecting the organization’s financial health during a period of ambitious growth. The role will include creating financial models, developing, implementing, and supervising new policies, and processes, as well as managing ongoing and annual financial operations that span from the budget through the financial audit.

Stay in Touch

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