Current Open Positions 

Public Relations Officer

Posting Date: 18 April 2017.   Expiration: Open until filled.

THE POSITION

Solar Cookers International (SCI) is seeking a Public Relations Officer to lead the communications and marketing strategy for publications, media, website, and messaging to achieve the organization’s strategic plan. The employee will create high-quality collateral to consistently articulate and promote the mission and brand of SCI.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Resume or CV, cover letter with salary requirements, two writing samples and an example of a successful media campaign should be emails as ONE PDF attachment titled [lastname], [firstname].pdf. to Julie Greene, Executive Director at julie@solarcookers.org. Alternatively, a hyperlink to an online portfolio may be substituted for the samples of work. Candidates are responsible for ensuring receipt of application materials. Applicants must be eligible for employment in the US.

SALARY

This is a full-time, salaried position. Compensation commensurate with experience.

SCI provides health, vacation, sick leave and other benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS

Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

Required: Five (5) years progressively responsible experience in Public Relations,  ideally in an “in-house” leadership role, and covering media, website content, newsletters, and donor communications. The ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels is critical. Proven skills in relationship building.

Preferred: A bachelor’s degree, with coursework in communications, graphic communications, business, marketing, psychology or related field. 

ADMINISTRATION ASSOCIATE

Posting Date: 18 April 2017      Expiration: Open until filled.

THE POSITION

Solar Cookers International (SCI) is seeking an employee to perform a full range of administrative duties including support for management, fund development and the board of directors; reception; public contact; communications; and general office support duties.  The employee will provide a variety of clerical, communications, database and data entry tasks.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Resume or CV, cover letter with salary requirements, and two writing samples must be emailed by 5:00 PM, April 26, 2017.  Late applications will not be accepted. Please email submittals as ONE PDF attachment titled [lastname], [firstname].pdf. to Julie Greene, Executive Director at julie@solarcookers.org. Candidates are responsible for ensuring receipt of application materials.  The most qualified candidates will be invited to an oral interview, tentatively scheduled April 27-28 and May 9 - 12. Applicants must be eligible for employment in the US.

SALARY

Upon original appointment, employees start at the pay range minimum.  Employees who have performed at satisfactory levels for a period of six (6) months of continuous service after initial appointment shall be eligible for advancement to a higher rate in the salary range for the classification. Such salary advancement shall be in an amount 5%. After the initial salary advancement as specified above, employees who have performed at satisfactory levels may be considered for periodic increases one year from the prior increase.

SCI provides health, vacation, sick leave and other benefits. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

Required: Two years of experience in providing secretarial/clerical support and with extensive public contact. Some experience with databases, document storage, and in data entry.

Preferred: An Associate’s degree, with coursework in business administration, marketing, communications, international development, international relations, and/or a related field. Experience with fundraising software.

Contract position: Researcher/ Writer to produce White Paper

Posting date: updated 21 April 2017

Solar Cookers International seeks an experienced researcher and writer for a project of limited scope. 

Solar Cookers International plans to release a white paper on successful, scalable solar cooking projects.

The successful contractor should have a working knowledge of solar thermal energy or climate science from an engineering, environmental science, or policy discipline, or experience in science journalism.

Contract for this project is $2,000 USD.

Send cover letter, resume or CV, and a hyperlink to a portfolio of work to info@solarcookers.org

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