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Careers

Jobs 

 We occasionally have openings in customer service and sales. If you are interested in a career at SolarTown, please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@solartown.com.  

Current Job Listing (Posted 10/23/2015):

Job Title:   Operations Manager

Job Description:

The Operations Manager at SolarTown serves as the central facilitator between sales, operations, finance, and SolarTown’s customers.  Their primary role is to keep the business flowing in a fun, friendly, orderly and efficient manner.  They are an organizer who has an interest in always finding the best way to get things done.  They have good business instincts and have been exposed to best practices at large companies or perhaps even defined best practices in previous roles.  They thrive in an environment where taking the initiative is rewarded and flexibility is the norm.  They are interested in speaking and corresponding with customers to assist them with any problems they might have or to gather feedback on whether SolarTown met their expectations.  They are comfortable managing external vendors and driving them to perform their best on behalf of clients.  Best of all, they want to be a part of the team to take a green e-commerce company to the next level.  This position may be attractive to an experienced business person who left the workforce to retire, assist with family care giving needs, or pursue other interests but is now interested in rejoining the workforce in a flexible way so they can still meet their lifestyle needs while pursuing part-time professional employment.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee e-commerce order processing for Solartown.com and SolarTown’s Amazon.com storefront

  • Provide lightweight in-bound phone assistance to potential and existing customers

  • Work closely with Director of Business Development to drive sales growth

  • Explore and define new marketing strategies to increase reach of SolarTown.com

  • Expand social networking outreach via active promotion on Twitter, Facebook, etc.

  • Assist Accounting department with any and all order processing information needed

  • Manage sourcing relationship with ~5 Strategic Vendors and ~30 distributors

  • Assist with merchandising: Help select cool products to sell on SolarTown.com

  • Train and Supervise customer service representative(s) to assure a positive customer service experience

  •  Recruit, train and supervise junior staff and interns as needed to support growth

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, related liberal art, engineering or equivalent work experience in retail sales or e-commerce

  • Strong interest in working for small entrepreneurial e-commerce company

  • Experience with or as an Inside Sales Representative or Manager or equivalent operational knowledge of standard business process methodologies for order processing including Request for Information (RFI), Request for Quote (RFQ), Purchase Order (PO), Sales Order (SO), etc.

  • Experience working on a small team and managing junior employees

  • Strong preference for candidates residing in HubZone

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Compensation:

The role is flex-time / part-time with an expected weekly workload of 25-35 hours.  It is desired that a minimum of 20 hours be spent in the Farragut North area downtown DC office suite.  The ideal candidate would be available 3-5 days a week in the office for the core hours of 9:30amEST-3pmEST and would add 5-10 telecommuting hours in early mornings or evenings as appropriate.  Compensation is negotiable and will be commensurate with experience and education. 

Benefits Summary:

For flex-time / part-time roles, SolarTown does not currently offer Medical, Dental, or Retirement Benefits.  The position may evolve to full time with benefits if both the candidate and SolarTown agree.

To Apply:

Send your resume to jobs@solartown.com

Internships

We also host interns at SolarTown and if you are interested, please send us a message with your resume indicating your interest in an internship. We have been very pleased to host interns from the following colleges and universities.  

 

Brigham Young University      Accounting
Chung-Ang University (South Korea) Chemical Engineering and Material Sciences
Cornell University Environmental Engineering
Dartmouth College Masters of Business Administration
DePaul University English
George Mason University Masters of Science Environmental Science and Policy
Georgetown University Masters of Public Policy
Georgetown University Science, Technology, and International Affairs
McGill University Engineering (Mechanical)
Oberlin College Politics and History
Pennsylvania State University Psychology
Princeton University Politics
University of Alabama Environmental Science Policy
University of Iowa Journalism
University of Maryland Psychology and Accounting
University of Maryland Journalism
University of Maryland Masters of Business Administration
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Environmental Health Science & Engineering
University of Oklahoma Journalism
University of Virginia Environmental Sciences