The Honnold Foundation promotes solar energy for a more equitable world

We provide grants, project management, and storytelling resources to nonprofits throughout the Americas. Our grants fund solar energy access, job training, and energy self-sufficiency initiatives that reduce environmental impact and improve peoples’ lives. Founded by professional rock climber Alex Honnold in 2012, the Honnold Foundation is growing rapidly, and we're building a team of curious, critical, and collaborative professionals who want to make the world a better place.  



Project Manager

The Project Manager will ensure the success of our Puerto Rico solar microgrid initiative, launched in partnership with community organization Casa Pueblo. The Project Manager will ensure the project is completed on schedule, within budget, and to user expectations, all while maintaining productive and positive relationships with a broad range of stakeholders. This role requires a high degree of cultural competence, fluent Spanish and English, an I-can-fix-that attitude, and a passion for promoting energy self-sufficiency in the Caribbean. The Project Manager will spend a great deal of time problem-solving and accomplishing intermediate goals with limited oversight, so a self-starter with experience working independently is essential.


  • Cultural competence: As the Project Manager for the Puerto Rico microgrid, you’ll be working with Puerto Rican and US-based engineers, corporate partners, media producers, nonprofit leaders, and Puerto Rican community members. Cultural finesse and agility and skillful relationship management are essential.

  • Problem solving, creativity, and optimism: This role demands a track record of accomplishing goals in challenging and/or low resource settings, and a spirit of optimism in the face of unexpected setbacks. Because this is a new initiative, we’re expecting the unexpected, and need a critical thinker and creative problem solver to keep things on track.

  • Excellent communicator in Spanish and English: We’re committed to working with our project partners in whatever language they’re most comfortable, and a high degree of competence in spoken and written Spanish and English (in phone calls, meetings, and emails) is mandatory for this role.

A Bachelor’s degree, documented experience with technical project management, engineering, or the solar industry, and/or experience living or working in Latin America are pluses but not requirements.

This is a 1099 contractor position for a project estimated to complete in January 2020, with potential for transitioning into a staff position thereafter. While Honnold Foundation headquarters are located in Salt Lake City, Utah, the project manager can be located anywhere, and should plan for Puerto Rico site visits during their employment. Candidates seeking to work remotely must have a track record of success and a minimum of one year experience working remotely. This part-time position reports to the Executive Director.

Compensation is based on experience, travel and expenses reimbursed.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position. Thank you for your interest!



Communications Coordinator

The Communications Coordinator is responsible for creating and managing all outgoing content for the Honnold Foundation-- designing a new and effective donor outreach campaign for email, creating content for Instagram and Facebook, managing our website, and generally helping our audience form a meaningful connection to the Foundation’s work. This role also involves some work in our Salesforce database, preparing reports and identifying donor groups for outreach.

The Coordinator’s main goal is to convert Alex Honnold fans into solar energy access fans-- creating a clear link between Alex and the Foundation’s work, and ensuring our grantees and nonprofit partners are at the center of every story we tell. This role requires a passion for storytelling, flawless writing skills, and the ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds. As the second member of the Honnold Foundation’s Salt Lake City-based team, the Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director to set priorities and establish communication goals.


  • Excellent writer: This role demands a dynamic storyteller who’s able to create engaging, original, and grammatically flawless content across multiple platforms.

  • Self-starter with a big picture view: As a small organization in a period of rapid growth, things change quickly-- and while collaboration is a key part of this role, the Coordinator must also be prepared to work independently, move projects forward at a rapid rate, and make autonomous decisions. We’re seeking someone who listens well, asks thoughtful questions, and manages their tasks effectively to produce timely, high quality results.

  • Expert relationship-builder: The Coordinator will communicate with grantees and nonprofits, brands and corporate partners supporting our work, donors, and the general public-- and is expected to maintain positive, productive relationships with all those stakeholders.

  • B.A./B.S. or higher degree in communications, marketing, or journalism, or equivalent experience.

Graphic design expertise, comfort using Salesforce, and nonprofit work experience are pluses but not requirements.

This is a full-time position based in Salt Lake City, Utah, reporting to the Executive Director. Salary $40,000 - $45,000 DOE, benefits include health insurance, a generous vacation policy, and outdoor gear perks.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position. Thank you for your interest!



The Honnold Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment.