Position Title: Benchmarking Fellow
Term of Service: Full-time, September 1, 2021 – July 31, 2022
Time requirements: 40 hours/week; 1,700 hours in an 11 month term
About Climate Corps AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps is a national service commitment that meets a community’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Climate Corps AmeriCorps partners with local government, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations across California to provide full-time service opportunities in the Bay Area and the Greater LA and San Diego Area supporting communities’ critical needs in building climate resilience. Climate Corps AmeriCorps fellows dedicate 1,700 hours of service in exchange for leadership and career development, and a living stipend supported by our AmeriCorps grant. Climate Corps AmeriCorps is an exciting opportunity for service-minded individuals who are passionate about building climate resilience for communities. For more information, please visit www.americorps.gov.
About The Energy Coalition
The Energy Coalition (or TEC, pronounced “tech”) is a nonprofit organization with over 45 years of experience designing and implementing strategies that transform energy use and inspire people to take responsible energy actions. TEC works closely with K-12 school districts, local governments, special districts, and other public entities to develop energy efficiency strategies and projects that support statewide energy goals. TEC has employed AmeriCorps fellows to support resource saving programs, supporting educators in program implementation, and building capacity in reaching underserved populations. For more information, visit www.energycoalition.org
Description of duties:
Full-cycle team member (1,700 hours) supporting The Energy Coalition (TEC) and focused on supporting and expanding core energy, climate, and environmental programs offered through TEC. The Fellow will support energy planning and energy efficiency project delivery programs at TEC, with a particular focus supporting the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) Public Agencies Programs energy benchmarking initiatives for public agencies to identify energy efficiency and distributed energy resource opportunities. The Fellow will support the project delivery team by preparing reports via TEC’s Comparative Energy Analysis tool, the EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM) platform, and Green Button Connect.
TEC will follow all regulations and recommendations suggested by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to maintain a safe work environment. Fellows will be serving remotely and asked to follow these regulations and recommendations.
Desired Outcomes (Potential Projects List):
- Develop and present minimum of two Comparative Energy Analysis reports per month for public agencies
- Support data upload, entry, and analysis in Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM) and Green Button Connect
- Facilitate and support Comparative Energy Analysis meetings with external stakeholders
- Maintain Comparative Energy Analysis, Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM), and Green Button Connect deliverable tracker
- Participate in and contribute to Comparative Energy Analysis, Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM), and Green Button Connect internal team meetings to discuss status of reports and analysis
- Support SoCalREN Project Managers in reviewing Comparative Energy Analysis, Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM), and Green Button Connect reports and preparing for meeting with external stakeholders
- Support development and maintenance of project delivery manual/instructions for Comparative Energy Analysis, Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM), and Green Button - - - - Connect processes
- Support data collection for Comparative Energy Analysis, Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM), and Green Button Connect meeting feedback from public agencies
- Support public agencies with AB 802 Building Energy Benchmarking Program reporting compliance through Energy Star Portfolio Manager
- Provide additional coordination and support to energy efficiency projects as needed
AmeriCorps fellows must:
- Be US citizens or legal permanent residents
- Have a high school diploma/GED
- Be 17 years old or older
- Pass state criminal and FBI background checks, and a national check in the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Registry
- Test negatively for tuberculosis
- Be able and willing to commit to the 11-month service term
- Be able and willing to work remotely if needed due to ongoing COVID-19 public health considerations and shelter-in-place orders.
- Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, engineering, or relevant field;
- Experience or interest in working with public agencies;
- Experience conducting presentations (in-person or by webinar) to diverse audiences
- Comfortable working with external industry partners via phone, email and in-person;
- Ability to quickly learn and understand fundamentals of building systems, building energy performance, energy efficiency concepts, energy project financing terminology, best - practices, and assessment/measurement;
- Comfortable working with (and learning) databases and data entry, as well as analysis;
- Experience with data analysis (i.e. utility bills), compute energy efficiency calculations using standard templates and methods;
- Possess strong analytical skills demonstrated by the ability to capture and analyze data in a spreadsheet format; Strong MS Excel skills;
- Experience with technology platforms including but not limited to: Google Suites, Slack, Salesforce, GIS, Python, Microsoft Suites is preferred;
- Excellent organizational and time management skills;
- Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks;
- Ability to complete assignments in a thorough, accurate and timely manner;
- Attention to detail and follow-through in tasks that meet contract deliverables;
- Proficient in English (verbal and written)
Benefits of service
- Receive a living allowance stipend of $2,255 per month
- Receive free MEC healthcare, child care support, and qualifying federal student loan deferment throughout your term of service.
- Upon the successful completion of your 1,700 hours and term of service, receive a Segal Education Award of $6,345 and a California for All Education Award of $3,655.
- Receive ongoing training & support, including a 4-day orientation, monthly trainings, a 2-day retreat, and personal professional development support.
- Benefit from the robust, ever-growing Climate Corps network of partner organizations and alumni.
- Develop sustainability skills, implement impactful climate change resiliency projects, and build partnerships in your community.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement
BACR is an equal opportunity employer. We cultivate an environment that encourages fairness, teamwork, and respect among all employees and National Service members. We are firmly committed to maintaining an atmosphere in which people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally. Therefore, we enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religion or religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Our management is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this equal opportunity policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment advertising, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.