Job Title: Education Program Manager

Type: Full-time

Start: September 2022


About Solar One

Solar One is a 501c(3) organization that empowers communities in the New York City metro area to thrive in the face of the challenges brought on by climate change, and to embrace a world that is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive.


Originally founded in 2004 to manage Stuyvesant Cove Park, a two-acre native plant park and a small environmental education center, Solar One has grown into an award-winning organization with a thriving array of programs. Solar One's mission is to design and deliver innovative education, training, and technical assistance that fosters sustainability and resiliency in diverse urban environments. We empower learning that changes the way people think about energy, sustainability, and resilience by engaging and educating a diverse set of stakeholders and beneficiaries.


We are seeking a dynamic individual passionate about sustainable and inclusive community development, driven to use their talents to advance real change, through our focus areas including:   K-12 Education, Green Job Training, Solar Energy technical assistance, and Stuyvesant Cove Park.

Job Summary

The Education Program Manager will be responsible for leading a variety of projects and programming on our K-12 Education team. Solar One’s hybrid schedule is flexible, but this position will require teaching in-person throughout the NYC metro area. There is the potential for occasional travel around New York State. Computer-based work can be done at home or in our office space in Long Island City, Queens.

Main job responsibilities:

      Leading Solar One’s flagship professional development training series for NYC DOE teachers that focuses on bringing renewable energy lessons into the classroom.

      Teaching Solar One’s curriculum focused on climate action through energy, materials, water and food for grades 2-12.  Teaching is often at schools, traveling throughout NYC is required.

      Coordinating programs with schools and other community partners. This includes program planning, materials coordination, and scheduling.

      Assisting the Director of Education with administrative tasks such as reporting and program evaluation.

      Delivering a 6-week intensive high school summer school program focused on green careers from July through mid-August.

      Overseeing curriculum updates in collaboration with the education team on program and curriculum design.

      Tracking and recording activities delivered to schools and teachers.

Qualifications and Skills

Successful candidates for this role should be able to demonstrate the following:

Technical Skills

      Basic Microsoft office

      Google Suite

      Basic graphic design is a plus

Soft Skills

      Verbal communication

      Strong Writing Skills

      Project Management

      Time Management

      Attention to detail



Subject Area Expertise Required

      5 + years of experience teaching K-12 students content aligned with STEM, climate action, and/or environmental sustainability.oom experience strongly preferred

      3+ years experience delivering professional development training to teachers

      Experience with curriculum writing

      Knowledge of anti-racist and culturally responsive pedagogy strongly preferred

      Demonstrated success in communicating with partner organizations and individuals to build and maintain strong partnerships 

Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required for this position.

Pay and Benefits

This position is Full Time

Paying at $74,000-$78,000 per year

We offer a variety of benefits depending on the position type.  Our full-time benefits include:

          A work environment where your contribution is essential and celebrated

          Training and career development

          Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, EAP

          3 weeks of paid time off that increases with tenure

          Life and disability insurance

          Paid Holidays

          401(k) retirement savings

Solar One is an equal-opportunity employer. Solar One strives to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of renewable energy and resilience and people in a rapidly changing world. Solar One recruits and employs through a lens of equity and encourages people of all races, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law to apply.

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