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Climate Associate

Last updated: 5/19/2022 7:00 PM Alameda County
Job Fellowship Alameda County Monthly Stipend $2650 End of Program Award $500


Location: Oakland, CA
Work Environment: Hybrid
Term (approximate): September 2022 - June 2023
Pay: $2,650/month
Additional Pay: $500 bonus upon program completion
Benefits: Health care coverage, assistance with student loan deferments, professional development, industry networking, end-of-program certificate of completion.

Do you want to be part of developing an innovative climate resiliency project? Are you curious about what it takes to complete and implement a climate action and resilience plan? Bring your energy and enthusiasm to Alameda County’s Office of Sustainability.

The Climate Associate, alongside several other Climate Corps Fellows, 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 potential climate vulnerabilities for county services and frontline communities and will work with 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. You may develop and share tools like maps and videos, develop outreach presentations, and prepare executive briefings. A specific 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 as we adopt and start to implement our next climate and resilience strategy for government services and operations. This might look like reviewing documents and community input to identify measures that align with state policy frameworks or contribute to a just transition. You might organize and facilitate meetings to successfully launch projects, set targets, and keep them on track. An example project would be supporting continued employee telework to reduce commute emissions.

3) Depending on interest and program needs, you will support other climate implementation and outreach efforts. These could include equity-focused project planning, development of infographics, outreach to internal and external partners to share models and strategies, worksite wellness, employee trainings, grant-writing, or website updates.

All fellows at Alameda County are able to work with other fellows placed at Alameda County and participate in our award-winning series of fellow trainings and workshops.

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;
• Designing strategies to gain input from stakeholders on a proposed policy;
• Encouraging employees in a large organization to prepare for climate impacts;
• Visualizing data and identifying key lessons to draw from data;
• Gaining access to state and national sustainability networks; and
• Receiving exposure to executive decision-making criteria.

We are operating as a primarily remote team. If you prefer to work in the office, a desk will be available. If there are in-person meetings/events/visits, you will be notified in advance.

This position offers up to $500 of training and travel reimbursement. (Site supervisor & SEI approval required for reimbursement.)

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.

Location: Oakland, CA