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Marketing and Communications Specialist

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  • 3 people are interested


To apply, send your resume and a brief explanation of why you’re a good fit for this role to Hi Howard at hhoward@cherp.net

Organization Background

CHERP Inc. is a startup that has created the country’s first nonprofit solar panel factory, called CHERP Solar Works, in Pomona, CA. The factory offers extensive training and job opportunities to individuals with workforce barriers. CHERP Inc. is also partnering with other nonprofits to replicate our model in economically and environmentally disadvantaged communities across the country. These nonprofit operators donate a portion of Net Income from panel and solar energy sales to finance microgrids and vouchers that offset low-income residents’ electricity bills.

CHERP Inc. is also helping to create a California Public Benefits Corporation to assist all microfactory operators to organize and facilitate financing for microfactory buildout and establish alliances that create access to national markets for panel sales.

Volunteer Roles

As our Marketing and Communications Specialist, you will help to develop and implement effective marketing communication strategies that enhance our brand visibility, educate a variety of markets and audiences, and drive business growth. More specifically, you will be responsible for helping our marketing team to:

  1. Develop and execute comprehensive marketing communication plans to support CHERP’s objectives and initiatives
  2. Create content for various marketing channels, including website, social media, email campaigns, press releases, and marketing collateral
  3. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure consistency in messaging and branding across all communication channels
  4. Monitor and analyze the performance of marketing communication campaigns and provide insights and recommendations for optimization
  5. Build and maintain relationships with media contacts, influencers, and industry partners to secure media coverage and partnerships
  6. Stay up to date with industry trends and best practices in marketing communication to identify new opportunities for growth.

Benefits to Volunteer

The volunteer who fills this role will:

  1. Work with a truly unique and cutting edge renewable energy startup
  2. Build significant experience, skills and references in solar marketing and communications
  3. Establish a powerful network within the for profit and nonprofit sectors.

Volunteer Requirements

The volunteer must have:

  1. Experience in developing and implementing marketing communication strategies
  2. Strong writing and editing skills with a keen eye for detail
  3. Proficiency in digital marketing tools and platforms, including social media management tools, email marketing software, and analytics tools
  4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  5. A passion for storytelling and brand building
  6. Be able to multitask and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  7. Commit at least 10 hours per week to this role.

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Mission Statement

Our vision is American communities with access to reliable, affordable renewable energy, living-wage career pathways and vibrant economies. Our mission's four pillars are: reduce global warming; create living wage jobs; stimulate local economies; and promote equity and justice. We accomplish our mission by helping to launch dozens of solar microfactories, run by nonprofits in America’s disinvested communities. Each one: produces 100,000 solar modules and reduces 27,000 tons of CO2 annually; creates 70 training and job opportunities for people with workforce barriers; drives economic development in the local community; and reduces low-income families’ energy bills via microfactory sponsored community solar projects.


CHERP, Inc. is a startup, and has created CHERP Solar Works, the first nonprofit solar module factory in the world, in Pomona California. It is also developing a network of nonprofit, solar microfactories in economically disadvantaged cities across LA County and the country.

The city of Pomona and CHERP Solar Works are partnering to use renewable energy as a tool for creating hyper-local, sustainable, economic expansion. Together, they will produce the world’s most advanced solar module while also serving as a workforce development engine that creates dozens of direct jobs and catalyzes hundreds of indirect ones.

CHERP Solar Works is also partnering with local solar installers to build solar systems for Pomona’s municipal, school district, commercial and residential buildings. It will then reinvest the earned profits in community solar projects, in conjunction with the local CCA, to provide free energy for the lowest income families. This provides an additional, substantial boost to the local economy as those families spend their energy savings in the local economy instead of sending them out of the city to the utilities.


Community, Employment, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Sales Marketing
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 21
  • 10 hours per week

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