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

  • Short Term disability Insurance

  • Long term disability insurance

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

  • Development Days

  • Vol Life, AD&D

Open Positions

  • Director, Organizational and Project Finance

    The Director, Organizational and Project Finance is responsible for managing all finance functions pertaining to the organization’s long-term financial sustainability and growth in accordance with Groundswell objectives and policies, industry standards, and regulatory requirements. For Groundswell, as a leading developer and implementer of equitable clean energy projects and programs, these responsibilities encompass both organizational and project/program finance. Organizational financial management responsibilities include developing and managing budgets, overseeing accounting and reporting, leading the development and implementation of best practice financial management policies, and  protecting the organization’s financial health during a period of ambitious growth. Program and project finance responsibilities include leading the design and implementation of Groundswell’s Community Power Fund, which will build on the organization’s successful project finance strategy, incorporating additional policy-enabled innovations to deliver community ownership. 

  • Director, Marketing and Communications

    This is an exciting opportunity for an individual looking to deepen a career at the intersection of clean energy and social justice. The Director of Marketing and Communications (“MarComms”) will be instrumental in building a cohesive organization wide MarComms strategy, brand, and organizational voice. The Director will also set annual operational MarComms plans to inform the implementation of Groundswell’s day-to-day MarComms activities, set targets for expansion of brand reach, manage and cultivate public relations opportunities, establish metrics for routine evaluation of such activities, and oversee the MarComms Staff.

  • Director, Business Development

    This is an exciting opportunity for an individual looking to deepen a career at the intersection of clean energy and social justice. The Director of Business Development is responsible for pursuing and cultivating strong relationships with municipalities, utilities, and other entities that can help Groundswell expand its programs and projects within new markets.

    In addition to identifying, originating, and qualifying new opportunities, the Director will lead Groundswell’s internal teams through the entire business development lifecycle pursuant to grant awards and/or contract officialization. This highly visible role will oversee all elements of scaling our programs, deepening our existing impact, and elevating our presence in new markets. The Director will identify the best selection of Groundswell’s products and services for an intended customer, distinguishing between standalone programs and packaged offerings and making informed recommendations as such.

  • Associate Director, Subscriber Services

    The Associate Director of Subscriber Services will hold responsibility for several elements of the subscriber management services team's day-to-day operations and growth, including working in partnership with the leads of other departments in the “ecosystem”, including Groundswell’s in-house customer service team, marketing and communications, tech, and data analytics. The Associate Director will participate in and monitor the delivery of subscriber management services, including data management, finance, and software development. The Associate Director of Subscriber Services will also manage client relationships, track and process various community solar cash flows, and contribute to continuous product development and process improvement. The Associate Director will not regularly interact with end customers (i.e., community solar subscribers) but will regularly interact with other stakeholders such as vendors and institutional subscriber management services clients, including solar project owners, representatives of government agencies, and third-party developers.

Stay in Touch

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