Powerhouse engagement associate

About Powerhouse

Powerhouse backs entrepreneurs building the future of energy. Since inception, Powerhouse has housed over 60 clean energy startups and organizations. Powerhouse startups have collectively generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, raised hundreds of millions in capital, and created thousands of jobs.

Powerhouse is an Oakland based co-working space and seed fund. We collaborate with energy startups, multinational corporations, utilities and investors to create an energy system that is decarbonized, decentralized, democratized, and digitized in the US and around the world.

The Powerhouse team has built a high-performance, results oriented organization. We’re committed to cultivating a positive workplace that embraces feedback and supports personal and professional growth. 

Engagement Associate

Powerhouse is looking for a self-directed individual to lead our marketing, communications, and events. This is an opportunity to creatively expand the Powerhouse brand, network, and impact as a member of  a highly effective and diverse team.

Key Responsibilities for this Role Include:

  • Lead Powerhouse marketing and communications including the curation and management of Powerhouse’s website, social media, and monthly newsletter

  • Develop and implement Powerhouse and Powerhouse Ventures public and private events including Powerhouse Circle, Suncode, Powerhouse Ventures’ LP meetings, Watt it Takes (Powerhouse & GTM’s monthly podcast), and more

  • Strategic development of new opportunities that leverage, engage, and provide value to Powerhouse’s immediate and extended network of startups and industry leaders  

  • Secure speaking engagements for the Powerhouse team, startups, and experts

  • Manage Powerhouse’s media strategy and key relationships

  • Track and analyze Powerhouse’s media metrics

  • Draft press releases and field media inquiries

  • Produce creative and on-brand content and visuals

Other Responsibilities Include:

  • Build key relationships with startups and corporate and venture partners

  • Leverage our network to share the successes of Powerhouse portfolio companies

  • Leverage the Powerhouse brand to assist Powerhouse Ventures deal sourcing

  • Collect and disseminate success metrics from Powerhouse startups

  • Manage office admission pipeline and operations with our coworking space partner

  • Leverage our brand to recruit interns, volunteers, and technical experts

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least a year of full time relevant experience

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Social media aficionado with an eye for design

  • Detail oriented with outstanding organizational skills

  • Meet and exceed deadlines with consistent follow through

  • Motivated by challenges, solutions-oriented, relentlessly positive

  • Team-oriented, fast-paced, outcomes driven, high EQ

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited post-secondary institution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working at a startup

  • Industry experience in cleantech

  • Experience convening and leading events

  • Experience in designing and producing custom content and visuals


Competitive pay will be offered commensurate with qualifications, and competitive benefits will be provided.

Application Process

Please submit a resume and cover letter to hello@powerhouse.fund with subject line ‘Your First and Last Name - Engagement Associate Application’.

Powerhouse is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all members of our team.