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Specialist, Energy & Water Programs

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Climate Resolve
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Los Angeles, CA
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Published 25 days ago

Organization

Climate Resolve builds collaborations to champion equitable climate solutions. We connect communities, organizations, and policymakers to address a global problem with local action. We inclusively develop practical initiatives that reduce climate pollution and prepare for climate impacts. Using our collective power to tackle climate change, we are creating a thriving California and inspiring others to act. Our purpose is a just and resilient future.

Climate Resolve staff members share one important characteristic in common: a culture of praxis. We’re doers. While idealistic in nature, we are pragmatic in our approach to climate solutions. Climate Resolve recognizes the gravity of the climate crisis and that its effects are profound. We work to avert its impacts, but we also see the opportunity for the climate crisis to inspire profound changes in society that will improve life in our cities and our world.

Climate Resolve has prioritized working with communities that are most affected by climate change impacts. The residents of these communities are predominantly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Our work includes advocating in partnership with grassroots groups, assisting communities to obtain funding for climate solutions, and ensuring equitable implementation of climate legislation. By joining the Climate Resolve team, one is making the commitment to elevate racial, social, and environmental equity.

Position Description

The Specialist, Energy & Water Programs (SEWP) position reports to the Director, Energy & Water Programs (DEWP). With guidance from DEWP, the SEWP will collaborate with Climate Resolve staff to implement Energy and Water programs from origin through the execution of deliverables.  While this role will coordinate the fulfillment of project-based deliverables for energy and water-related initiatives and goals on behalf of the organization, the work of the SEWP will also entail client and project partner coordination, data analysis, written-reporting, and administrative activities.  This person will have a sense of community development and community collaboration as well as an understanding of the public health impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities.

Responsibilities

Leadership & Management

  • Ensure excellence in delivery for assigned programs
  • Report weekly on progress and contribute to (trans)formation of energy and water-related programmatic strategy with the DEWP
  • Manage other programs to be determined with the DEWP

Programmatic 

  • Assist in facilitating meetings with other project stakeholders
  • Conduct analysis and assist in the approval of documentation and submittals
  • Assist in project design, implementation, and reporting
  • Coordinate work with outside organizations, consultants, and subcontractors 
  • Coordinate with the DEWP to ensure the accomplishment of all deliverables 

Programmatic Commitments 

  • Carbon crediting program – 70%
  • Support all aspects of Climate Resolve’s program to manage the implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that are eligible for carbon credits under the Climate Action Reserve’s Climate Forward program
  • Coordinate the compliance procedures for the carbon crediting projects, including project information requests and document submittals required by the Climate Forward program
  • Coordinate written and verbal communication among multiple project stakeholders
  • Work with selected municipalities and vendors to conduct site visits, evaluate alternatives, and execute letter agreements to manage carbon crediting projects in Los Angeles County and/or Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) regions
  • Build and coordinate internal systems and processes at Climate Resolve to manage the implementation of projects with multiple stakeholders, including document control and project scheduling
  • Develop and maintain expertise in carbon crediting methodologies 
  • Coordinate with the Managing Director, Solutions Services and DEWP in the development of other GHG emissions reduction methodologies under the Climate Forward program
  • Local school district energy and water programs – 15%
  • Support all aspects of the Climate Smart Schools program, which helps school districts to reduce energy and water consumption; mitigate climate change impacts on school communities; implement technologies that foster energy resilience; and promote education and outreach programs among students, staff, and other stakeholders
  • Support DEWP in development of new proposals and implementation of new water conservation and energy projects  
  • Monitor and support Climate Resolve’s involvement with LAUSD Clean Energy Task Force  
  • Support DEWP in research to expand and fund school district EV bus programs and green infrastructure
  • Work with DEWP, other staff, and school district partners to analyze program performance metrics coordinate with Climate Resolve’s Communications Manager and the Public Information Officers of school district partners to publicize achievements on the Climate Resolve website, social media platforms, earned media, and school district platforms
  • Coordinate with DEWP on future business, research, and promoting achievements of Climate Resolve and its school district partners 
  • Other energy and water projects – 15%
  • Support other innovative energy and water projects, such as complete streets projects that promote stormwater capture through low-impact development, cool surfaces, and expanded tree canopies that foster urban heat island (UHI) mitigation, and active transportation solutions
  • Work with the DEWP on grant proposals for additional funding to further support green infrastructure initiatives with local municipalities
  • Facilitate education and outreach to city officials and community members on the importance of climate change resilience and expanding strategies to combat UHI impacts
  • Work with local municipalities to ensure the business owning residents in proximity to the project site are aware of project timelines, minimizing the impact of construction on business operations
  • Participate in monitoring efforts with the University of Southern California, the local municipality, and all the project stakeholders through implementation
  • Assist DEWP to research and pursue other opportunities for energy and water programs 

Qualifications

The Specialist, Energy & Water Programs will be thoroughly committed to Climate Resolve's mission. All candidates should have proven experience that includes:

  • A Bachelor's Degree and experience in the fields of energy and/or water project development, implementation, or project management
  • An ability to research, analyze, and report both verbally and in-writing on all aspects of energy and/or water projects
  • Ability to travel locally as required for projects
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple assignments, working well under pressure
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of MS office and Google apps products
  • Ability to work effectively in a supportive and collaborative fashion with diverse groups
  • Important to be self-directed, flexible, and able to work under tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion principles
  • Congenial personality - gets along with others

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline or Environmental Science. There will be no design work or PE training available through this position.  
  • Working knowledge of ArcGIS and environmental equity mapping platforms such as CalEnviroScreen (others might include Cal-Adapt and/or Health Places Index) 
  • Bilingual in the Spanish language

Note on Certifications

  • Climate Resolve will encourage and support professional development by paying fees for the SEWP to pursue CEM, LEED GA, LEED AP, and ArcGIS credentials during the first 24 months of employment. Upon successful completion of the CEM, LEED GA, and AP credentials and 24 months of employment, Climate Resolve will consider paying the fees for the SEWP to pursue WELL AP or EIT credentials the following year

This is a Full-Time position (40 hrs/wk) with a matching 401K contribution, medical benefits, dental/vision stipend, professional development stipend, and commuter benefit. Salary offered is $75,000 - $80,000 DOE.

A work from home arrangement is currently supported but this position will transition to an in-office station with occasional work from home, as needed

To apply, submit your cover letter and resume to Thelma Briseño, Director, Energy & Water Programs, at tbriseno@climateresolve.org with the subject line “Specialist, Energy & Water Programs” no later than Tuesday, October 12 at 5:00 pm PT. 

We encourage applicants of all races, ethnicities, physical abilities, genders, and sexual orientations to apply; Climate Resolve is committed to a diverse workplace. 


Organization

Climate Resolve builds collaborations to champion equitable climate solutions. We connect communities, organizations, and policymakers to address a global problem with local action. We inclusively develop practical…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 12, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Salary

USD 75,000 - USD 80,000DOE

Benefits

This is a Full-Time position (40 hrs/wk) with a matching 401K contribution, medical benefits, dental/vision stipend, professional development stipend, and commuter benefit.

This is a Full-Time position (40 hrs/wk) with a matching 401K contribution, medical benefits, dental/vision stipend, professional development stipend, and commuter benefit.

Level of Language Proficiency

Preferred bilingual in the Spanish language

Preferred bilingual in the Spanish language

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in or near Los Angeles, CA
Associated Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Apply to This Job

Instructions:

To apply, submit your cover letter and resume to Thelma Briseño, Director, Energy & Water Programs, at tbriseno@climateresolve.org with the subject line “Specialist, Energy & Water Programs” no later than Tuesday, October 12 at 5:00 pm PT. 

We encourage applicants of all races, ethnicities, physical abilities, genders, and sexual orientations to apply; Climate Resolve is committed to a diverse workplace. 

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