Current fellowships

Climate Action Communication and Community Engagement Fellow

Last updated: 11/28/2021 7:00 PM City of Palo Alto
Job Fellowship City of Palo Alto Monthly Stipend $3863 End of Program Award $500


The City of Palo Alto is embarking on an update to our Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (S/CAP) and are working to increase the awareness of our efforts among our businesses and residents. We want our community to understand the urgency of taking climate action, know of our efforts, and ideally, become active supporters of our campaign. To accomplish this, we know we must showcase our current and future work in new ways, achieving greater penetration in our community. This is where a Climate Fellow can play an important role.

The opportunity: Help us develop content and assist staff with two primary goals in furthering the City’s S/CAP planning efforts:

(1) Increase awareness of the S/CAP among our community members in measurable ways through various community engagement methods, and
(2) Assist in increasing the community’s participation and engagement in driving the City’s S/CAP efforts.

General Duties:
- Work with City staff to draft build content and support engagement campaigns regarding on-going S/CAP deliverables and goals
- Assist with planning and participate in community-based workshops that reach a diverse audience
- Attend the monthly Sustainability and Climate Action Ad Hoc Committee meetings
- Act as a S/CAP liaison or primary point of contact with community members, in collaboration with the Sustainability Manager
- Provide ongoing, informal reporting on engagement activities and offer suggestions and additional ideas to further the City’s efforts
- Assist in researching and reaching out to experts in various sustainability fields to come to Palo Alto and speak with our elected officials and our community
- Develop various interactive engagement tools like surveys, polls, FAQs, etc.

The above list is not exhaustive; duties may include other items related to community engagement in support of the City’s sustainability efforts.

SEI requires all employees to be Vaccinated against COVID-19.

SEI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse communities we serve, especially those most impacted by climate change and other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustices. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, older adults, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.