Solar Program Manager, Clean Energy Center (Remote)

Pennsylvania College Of Technology Remote
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February 2, 2023
Pennsylvania College Of Technology
Williamsport, PA
Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Solar Program Manager, Clean Energy Center (Remote)

Job Code/Position Control Number L5/164/1:001

Position Status Full-time Continuing

Reports to (Supervisor) Title Director of Strategic Initiatives, Clean Energy Center

Co-Supervisor's Title

Daily Direction

Position Summary

The Solar Program Manager will be responsible for managing the development, marketing, and implementation of solar photovoltaic (PV) workforce development initiatives and training programs at the Clean Energy Center at Penn College. Using their expertise in solar PV technologies, this person will also cultivate employer and funding agency relationships to support the growing needs of the solar industry.

Position Work Calendar -12 months

Position Work Hours/Week

  • 37.5 hours per week

Abilities and Skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with staff, faculty, students, and the public. (Minimum)

  • Strong oral and written communication skills to facilitate correspondence with other staff, clients, and third-party entities, online and in-person meetings, and presentations. (Minimum)

  • Positive work attitude and ability to motivate others, interact as part of a team, and lead peer team members in projects. (Minimum)

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and prioritize work based on changing needs. (Minimum)

  • Proficient sales and marketing skills. (Minimum)

  • Proficient project management skills. (Minimum)

  • Knowledge of the solar PV sector. (Minimum)

  • Proficient development of original solutions and targeted outcomes. (Minimum)

  • Ability to innovate in a dynamic environment with emerging opportunities. (Minimum)

  • Ability to instruct others in skills related to solar PV assessment, design, and installation. (Minimum)

  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office applications and web-based video conferencing platforms. (Minimum)

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license. (Minimum)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience. (Minimum)

  • Hold, or be able to obtain, NABCEP PV Associate certification. (Minimum)


  • Three (3) years of work experience in the clean energy sector, including renewable energy technologies and/or energy-efficient buildings. (Minimum)

  • Extensive knowledge of equipment and/or processes related to solar PV. (Minimum)

  • Experience in the design, installation, and maintenance of solar PV technology. (Desired)

  • Direct experience in and thorough knowledge of workforce programs focused on the building trades, renewable energy, or the energy efficiency sector. (Desired)

  • Training program development and oversight. (Desired)

  • Training/mentoring experience. (Desired)

  • Sales/marketing experience. (Desired)

  • Grant administration experience. (Desired)

Responsibilities and Duties


  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with solar PV sector clients, trade associations, and partners to assess and address workforce training and project needs.

  • Monitor and evaluate solar PV training programs to maintain a high quality of content and instruction, seek customer feedback, and develop and implement improvement initiatives.

  • Maintain memberships and involvement with professional organizations, certification entities, and keep current with trends in workforce training.

  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with funding agencies for continued cooperation and coordination of projects.

  • Assist in the development, writing, and administration of grants related to solar PV workforce training, business and industry projects, and economic development.

  • Oversee the development, coordination, marketing, and implementation of solar PV training programs, projects, and services and provide direction to individuals supporting all related efforts.

  • Negotiate with clients and applicable funding agencies to develop program specifications, costs, and contracts for specialized training, and assessment initiatives.

  • Represent and promote the mission and services of the Center and the College in industry and professional organization functions through presentations, service on committees, and participation in meetings with various agencies.

  • Provide instruction for solar PV training programs and workshops for clients as necessary.

  • Identify, train, and oversee internal and external instructors as necessary.

  • Provide technical assistance and expertise to project teams as appropriate.

  • Prepare financial, statistical, and other activity reports and projections as requested by the supervisor.

  • Assist in the strategic planning process and execute the objectives of WD.

  • Consult on an ongoing basis with College Relations, Career Services, and other offices/persons with assigned company contact responsibility on behalf of the College to coordinate and maximize efforts.

  • Coordinate with other Workforce Development staff for the ongoing support of clients as necessary. Maintain updated and complete data within training management and shared file systems.


  • Hand and power tools specific to the solar PV sector

  • Solar PV panels, racking, and related equipment

  • Computer systems and requisite software and hardware, e.g., desktop publishing software, word processing, spreadsheet

Physical Standards

  • Occasional light-duty physical work required for training demonstrations and the set-up/break-down of classrooms and exhibitor booths.

  • Lifting not to exceed 50 lbs. (with assistance)

Positions Supervised

  • None

Interfacing Departments

  • College-wide

Special Job Features

  • This is a fully remote work arrangement and requires the employee to have appropriate home office equipment, telephone, and an internet connection to perform all job duties.

  • Residency must be in the state of Pennsylvania.

  • State and nationwide travel will be required, specifically within Pennsylvania. Travel is required at least once per month to the Clean Energy Center office in Williamsport, PA. Travel reimbursement will be provided at the current College rate.

  • Flexible schedule and hours beyond normal work week as required to meet the needs of the Center.

  • Background check will be required on selected candidate.

Position Level 5

Employment Group APT

FLSA Status Exempt

Additional Expectations

  • Possess interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with students, faculty, staff and the public. (Essential)

  • Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity and multicultural issues. (Essential)

  • Be sensitive to the needs and expectations of students, faculty, staff and administrators. (Essential)

  • Maintain a high degree of confidentiality with regards to any and all information as a direct or indirect result of job responsibilities/job functions. (Essential)

  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner and maintain the standard of care that is appropriate for this position. (Essential)

  • Perform other appropriate job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor. (Marginal)

  • Employees who provide student instruction will develop and maintain proficiency in the effective pedagogical use of current and future instructional technologies, including but not limited to learning management systems, media, instructional software, and connectivity devices. As such, are required to use the following elements of the Learning Management System (LMS): Upload all syllabi, timely use of the grade feature, maintain attendance records, and collection of digital student work and distribution of digital course materials.

College Statement

This is not a complete itemization of all facets of this position. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. The College has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without prior notice.

Office/School Workforce Development

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number 01688

Open Date 01/24/2023

Closed Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Pay Rate / Salary

Commensurate with credentials submitted as applied to the College’s Administrative, Professional and Technical Staff Salary System.

Based on minimum education and experience qualifications the salary range is $67,000 – $77,000.

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