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Energize Careers Fellow

Last updated: 12/5/2022 7:00:04 PM San Jose City College
Job Fellowship San Jose City College Monthly Stipend $2650 End of Program Award $500


About San Jose City College
San José City College is part of the San José Evergreen Community College District - Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

San José City College offers two certificates and an Associate in Science (A.S.) in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technology. This program is designed to develop the appreciation, knowledge, and skills essential for employment in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Instruction includes both theory and practical work with refrigeration and air conditioning machinery, electrical equipment, and related mathematics.

About Energize Careers
The Energize Careers program aims to create a diverse and representational sustainability workforce through the economic empowerment of people who experience barriers to employment by helping them to access high-wage, high-growth green career opportunities. The Energize Careers Program provides holistic services to support marginalized people through technical training, job placement, and employment support. Energize Careers training partners include pre-apprenticeship programs, apprenticeship programs, community-based training organizations, and community colleges to provide technical sustainability training to underserved individuals, and we collaborate with wrap around service providers and industry partners to provide participants with services and support to secure and retain high-wage, high-growth green career opportunities.

Position Overview & Description
This Energize Careers Fellowship is a full time position based at San Jose City College. The Fellow in this position will support the full range of energy career training programs at SJCC, including HVAC, refrigeration, and electrical. The ideal candidate will be passionate about the transition to a clean energy future with an interest in energy efficiency, electrification, heat pumps, and renewable energy.


Supporting faculty and instructors in offering high quality training for energy efficiency and sustainability careers. This may include research, development of instructional materials, and instructional support in the classroom
Investigate emerging trends in technology and the labor market for air conditioning, water heating, space heating, renewable energy, electrification and refrigeration
Identify and develop relationships with local employers, recruiters, and partner organizations to support participant recruitment, support services, and job placement
Supporting students in obtaining positions where they will be utilizing energy efficiency skills, including connecting students with a demonstrated need to advanced career/wraparound service providers
Assisting faculty and SEI staff in collecting and maintaining necessary program documentation

Desired Qualifications

- An educational background in a sustainability related field (volunteer and internship experience will also be - considered). While this is preferred, all candidates with experience in fulfilling responsibilities similar to the ones listed below are welcome to apply
- Proactive and timely about meeting goals and deadlines
- Strong communication skills (written and verbal) capable to engage diverse audiences
- Strong organizational and project management skills
- Aptitude for developing and managing new, trusted relationships with a range of individuals and organizations
- Experience working with underserved communities and/or familiarity with local community resources are also sought
- Ability to work occasional evenings during evening class times (approximately 15 evenings per semester for approximately 30 minutes at a time)

SEI requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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.