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Climate Corps Energy and Environmental Associate

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The Energy and Environmental Associate position is supported through an innovative

partnership between Strategic Energy Innovations and San Rafael City Schools (SRCS). Aimed at

addressing a myriad of energy and environmental sustainability issues in the education system,

this presents a distinct opportunity to shape sustainability practices at SRCS and to influence

efforts of energy usage reduction goals. The fellow has the unique opportunity to help shape

the next generation of thinkers and doers to help address sustainability issues in educational

settings. Roles in educational sustainability require a distinct combination of aptitudes including

project management, data analytics and climate equity-focused community development. A

customized mix of on the job training, field work and class time will help the SRCS Program

Candidate hone marketable skills and draw important professional connections while making a

marked difference in the community.


The fellow will serve as the main point of contact and primary driver of all sustainability

projects. This person will coordinate and develop ongoing projects and work towards the

district’s priority sustainability goals, which include Core Projects in the following areas:


  • Work with architects and construction managers on Collaborative for High Performance Schools verification for all ongoing construction projects
  • Use an integrated approach that combines infrastructure and education to form a more sustainable waste management system. Coordinate with teachers, custodians, and other key stakeholders to expand recycling and compost systems, help with custodial processes, and increase district waste diversion rates, with emphasis on the middle/high school level
  • Verify utility meter data and track energy use through energy dashboards such as Portfolio Manager, using analytics to assess key points of intervention, develop dashboard and tracking systems
  • Engage with all San Rafael City schools to assist with participation in energy savings competitions, long and short term
  • Work with energy consultants on a Solar Feasibility Study and explore options for solar, energy storage, and microgrid systems across school sites
  • Collaborate with the Maintenance & Operations team to execute the energy efficiency-focused Maintenance Plan, which serves to implement the district’s energy initiatives into everyday operations.
  • Support the Resilient Schools Collaborative with energy metrics and data, renewable energy credit registration and reporting, and feasibility assessment of resilience infrastructure, with a focus on community engagement and climate equity
  • Monitor EV charging stations, using analytics to assess key points of intervention as one initiative to encourage green transportation
  • Support registration and sale of the district’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits
  • Support the Marin School of Environmental Leadership (MarinSEL) team with program administration and on the expansion of eco-literacy, particularly focusing on utilizing the campus as a living lab for sustainability projects, including the dimension of equity and climate justice.
  • Update and finalize the district’s Sustainability Plan to reflect progress in recent initiatives and institute short and long-term sustainability goals.
  • Other Fellow Projects such as water conservation, materials, support on Sustainability Committee


Desired Qualifications:

  • Availability for the full-time, 10-month Fellowship program
  • Climate Corps Fellows must have completed a 4-year degree by the time the program cycle starts in July 2021. We are looking for emerging professionals with:
  • An educational background in environmental policy, science, engineering, sustainable management or planning degrees (volunteer and internship experience will be considered).
  • An understanding of clean energy and environmental policy.
  • Community outreach and communications experience.
  • Experience with research, data visualization, and energy data management.
  • Experience working with children or students a plus.
  • An ability to work independently, problem solve, and work across several projects at a time.
  • A connection to the placement location. This is an equal opportunity position and we prefer to place a candidate who already lives in the region being served.
  • A commitment to working and learning within racial and gender equity frameworks.
  • Additional requirements may depend on the specific position placement sought.


Benefits:

  • Living allowance stipend of $2255 per month (before taxes)
  • Kaiser Permanente silver health insurance plan.
  • Assistance with student loan deferments.
  • Extensive professional development and skill building. Upon program completion, Fellows are awarded a Climate Change Protection Professional certificate by Skyline College.
  • A financial award upon program completion.


Application Process:

To become a Fellow, please submit an online application and resume. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all placements are filled. Applicants are encouraged to submit the application as soon as possible in order to ensure the best chance of being placed within an organization that fits your interests and goals. Once the application is complete and has been reviewed, applicants who qualify will be contacted for an interview. 


Apply here: www.climate-corps.org


SEI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity. We believe that a wide array of perspectives contributes to creative climate solutions where all communities thrive. We strive to reflect diverse communities, especially those most impacted by climate change and other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustices. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply. A commitment to work and learn within an anti-oppression framework is required. https://www.seiinc.org/dei.html


Keywords: solar energy, renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainability, environmental policy, alternative transportation planning, waste reduction, environmental education, community outreach, climate change resiliency, government, facilities, greenhouse gas reduction, climate leadership

The Energy and Environmental Associate position is supported through an innovative

partnership between Strategic Energy Innovations and San Rafael City Schools (SRCS). Aimed at

addressing a myriad of energy and environmental…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Benefits

Kaiser Permanente silver health insurance plan

Kaiser Permanente silver health insurance plan

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near San Rafael, CA
Associated Location
San Rafael, CA, USA

How to Apply

To become a Fellow, please submit an online application and resume. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all placements are filled. Applicants are encouraged to submit the application as soon as possible in order to ensure the best chance of being placed within an organization that fits your interests and goals. Once the application is complete and has been reviewed, applicants who qualify will be contacted for an interview.

To become a Fellow, please submit an online application and resume. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all placements are filled. Applicants are encouraged to…

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