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External Affairs Manager

  • Advantage Capital
  • Indianapolis (Full-Time/Remote)

Posted: Mar 19, 2024


Job Description:

*A detailed outline of the duties and responsibilities for the role.

As the External Affairs Manager at Advantage Capital Renewables & Hoosier Solar, you will play a crucial role in advocating for solar initiatives, establishing community partnerships, and navigating local political landscapes to secure project approvals. This mid-level position is based in Indianapolis, IN, and requires a dynamic individual with a strong background in political advocacy, community engagement, and stakeholder relationship management. Other duties include:

  1. Local Political Advocacy:
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders, including local government officials and community leaders, to garner support for solar projects.
  • Develop and implement effective strategies to navigate political obstacles and secure necessary approvals.
  • Monitor and analyze local political landscapes and regulatory frameworks to identify challenges and opportunities for project approvals.
  • Represent Hoosier Solar in public meetings, hearings, and forums to advocate for the economic benefits of solar projects.
  1. Community Engagement:
  • Establish and maintain relationships with community leaders, residents, and organizations to address concerns related to solar projects.
  • Collaborate with the Development team to develop community outreach plans and educational initiatives.
  • Organize public consultations and information sessions to ensure transparency throughout project development.
  • Act as a liaison between Hoosier Solar and the community, incorporating feedback into project plans.
  1. Marketing Management:
  • Work with internal teams to ensure marketing collateral is updated and aligned with project goals.
  • Utilize approved communication strategies to navigate complex issues and engage stakeholders effectively.
  1. Stakeholder Relationship Management:
  • Identify and nurture relationships with key stakeholders, including elected officials and environmental organizations.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to address stakeholder concerns and maintain communication throughout projects.
  • Provide updates and address inquiries to ensure a shared understanding of project goals.
  1. Grassroots Advocacy:
  • Mobilize grassroots advocacy efforts to generate community support for solar projects.
  • Represent Hoosier Solar at community events and coordinate advocacy campaigns.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Indiana navigating local political issues and building relationships with community leaders.
  • Basic skills in Adobe Creative Suite for marketing collateral production.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with the solar energy industry is desirable.

Preferred Qualifications

Any additional skills, experiences, or qualifications that would be beneficial, but aren’t strictly necessary.

  • Understanding of local government processes, regulations, and zoning requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with high emotional intelligence.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proven track record of securing project approvals through community engagement and political advocacy.

How to Apply

Apply online with resume, cover letter and references.

Contact Information:

[email protected]

Salary Range

$ $70,000 to $90,000