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Open Position: RE-­volv Web Developer

Primary Location: San Francisco, CA 

Reports To: Executive Director 

Application Deadline: ASAP

Job Description

RE-­volv is a small nonprofit organization doing big things to fight climate change. You’ll be one of six employees and the only full-time web developer. We’ve built an innovative crowdfunding platform for community-based solar energy projects on re-­volv.org, and we need someone to take it to the next level. That’s where you come in.

About RE-­volv

RE-volv is a lean nonprofit social enterprise focused on fighting climate change by accelerating the adoption of clean energy. RE-volv empowers people and communities through renewable energy. Through RE-volv's crowdfunding platform, individuals can donate to a revolving fund that finances solar projects for nonprofit organizations around the United States. As nonprofits like schools and homeless shelters go solar with RE-volv, they save money on their electricity bills which they can use to better serve their community. To date, we have crowdfunded nearly half a million dollars in donations from people in 38 states and 22 countries for 16 solar projects in 6 states. RE-volv’s main goal is to empower as many people as possible to bring clean energy to their communities. RE-volv has received numerous awards, including a Business Innovation Award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Sunshot Initiative, is an inaugural member of the White House National Community Solar Partnership, and winner of the OpenIDEO Climate Innovation Fellowship. RE-volv receives generous support from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy’s Sunshot Initiative, the 11th Hour Project of the Schmidt Family Foundation, and many others.

Your Mission

RE-­volv is seeking a full stack Django developer to join our team. They will focus on owning, maintaining and improving our unique crowdfunding platform. This position will require the technical skills to build new features and maintain existing ones on the site. This position will also require the organizational skills to act with autonomy.  Using the ‘Lean Startup’ methodology, our goal is to continuously test assumptions and analyze user data to further develop the platform. The Web Developer will be writing code as well as guiding the development of the platform with the goal of scaling the impact of the organization.

Position Details

This is a full-time position in our San Francisco office in the Financial District. This is a high impact position, requiring creativity, independence, organization, collaboration, and initiative. Compensation includes an annual salary commensurate with experience, benefits and paid time off. RE-volv also provides the last Friday of every month off for personal care, which we call RE-charge Days. RE-volv allows flexible work hours and is committed to supporting a good work-life balance. Position starts as soon as possible.

Responsibilities

  • Work full time building new features, maintaining and enhancing the platform.

  • Coordinate with the RE-volv team to prioritize and triage new features

  • Work closely with the RE-­volv team to scale the platform to thousands of users, test assumptions, and adjust accordingly

  • Be on-call during non­business hours in the event that the site needs emergency maintenance

  • Be a meaningful member of a small team that helps direct the organization towards serving its mission of empowering people to fight climate change

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or an allied discipline ­ or the equivalent in independent experience

  • Strong knowledge of Javascript, HTML, and CSS and experience with CSS preprocessors like SASS or LESS, including responsive web design/programming

  • Strong knowledge of the Django web framework

  • Experience using git and GitHub for version control

  • Strong understanding of how TDD, continuous integration, and testing, in general, contribute to maintainable codebases

  • Experience integrating payment services and CRM, especially Stripe and Salesforce

  • UI/UX design chops

  • Experience working with hard deadlines

  • Passion for renewable energy, and building a sustainable society

  • Experience working with crowdfunding platforms a bonus

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and a brief cover letter detailing relevant experience, salary requirements, and interest in the position via email to info [at] re­-volv [dot] org. Please write “Web Developer Application” in the subject line.



Open Position: Communications Internship


Primary Location: Downtown San Francisco, CA

Reports To: Senior Marketing and Communications Manager

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

RE-volv Mission: RE-volv empowers people and communities to invest collectively in renewable energy.


About RE-­volv

RE-volv is a lean nonprofit social enterprise focused on fighting climate change by accelerating the adoption of clean energy. RE-volv empowers people and communities through renewable energy. Through RE-volv's crowdfunding platform, individuals can donate to a revolving fund that finances solar projects for nonprofit organizations around the United States. As nonprofits like schools and homeless shelters go solar with RE-volv, they save money on their electricity bills which they can use to better serve their community.

www.re-volv.org.


Description of position

RE-volv is looking for a passionate and mission-driven individual with excellent writing skills to join our small, but mighty team. This is a 3-6 month volunteer position, working 15-20 hours a week. Work hours are flexible and you have the option of working remotely a portion of the time.

The Communications Intern will work with the Senior Marketing and Communications Manager to launch crowdfunding campaigns and nurture our network of donors and Solar Ambassadors.



Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage social media accounts and post daily

  • Write email newsletters

  • Write crowdfunding campaign copy

  • Write press releases and pitch press outlets

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and communication skills

  • Expertise in social media

  • Basic understanding of renewable energy and climate solutions

  • Passion for the environment, renewable energy, and community empowerment


What you’ll get:

  • Professional mentorship and development

  • Opportunities to learn about solar finance, crowdfunding, managing volunteers, marketing, filmmaking etc.

  • Opportunities to network with professionals in the nonprofit and clean energy industries

  • Letter of recommendation at end of the internship

  • To work with an incredibly supportive, passionate and friendly group of people trying to change the world


Interested in Applying?

Please submit your resume and a brief cover letter detailing your relevant experience and interest in the position via email to ryan@re-volv.org.  Please write “Communications Associate Internship” in the subject line. No calls, please.