This is a 7-month position starting January 4 or 19 and ending at the end of July or mid-August.
Do you want to be part of developing an innovative climate resiliency project? Are you curious what it takes to develop a climate action, resilience, and equity plan? Bring your energy and enthusiasm to Alameda County’s Office of Sustainability.
The Climate Associate, alongside 4 other Climate Corps Fellows with Alameda County, will develop resources that help the County’s 20 agencies and over 9,500 employees take action to prevent climate change -- and address its effects.
1) You will play a key role in carrying out several major climate action or resilience initiatives. We’ve been identifying indicators for vulnerabilities of county services and frontline communities and will be meeting with agencies to verify findings and identify strategies for county agencies to prepare for the effects of climate change. You may research best practices and meet with stakeholders to understand their plans and challenges. Another area of work may be researching opportunities to integrate climate considerations into County investments and retirement funds.
2) You will conduct research and contribute to strategy development about how to proceed with the development of our next climate and resilience strategy for government services and operations. (The County’s current operational Climate Action Plan is a 10-year plan that was adopted in 2010.) Examples include reviewing plans and documents to identify measures that align with state policy frameworks or contribute to a just transition. There may be opportunity to facilitate small groups of staff giving input into the strategy or to support the community engagement process.
3) You will support the completion of a 3-minute video on the past 10 years of climate action at Alameda County, in conjunction with a professional video production crew. This will include reviewing drafts and providing feedback. It may include arranging filming permissions. It may also include highlighting successes by working with colleagues throughout the county to gather data, using Excel to develop charts and graphs, determining the key messages, and preparing infographics.
4) Depending on interest and program needs, you will support other climate implementation and outreach efforts. These could include equity-focused training and project planning, outreach to internal and external partners to share models and strategies, national and international climate leadership, worksite wellness, employee trainings, grant-writing, or website updates.
The position will provide significant opportunities to develop professionally, including:
• Gaining understanding of how to implement and evaluate projects with multiple goals, including resilience and equity;
• Learning multiple methods to benchmark climate-friendly policies and encourage their adoption;
• Engaging champions to communicate a message;
• Encouraging employees in a large organization to make more sustainable daily choices;
• Visualizing data and identifying key lessons to draw from data; and
• Receiving exposure to executive decision-making criteria.
This position offers up to $475 of training and travel reimbursement. (Site supervisor & SEI approval required for reimbursement.)
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.
Location: Oakland, CA (remote)