Current fellowships

Energize Careers Fellowship

Last updated: 5/19/2022 7:00 PM Rising Sun Center for Opportunity
Job Fellowship Rising Sun Center for Opportunity Monthly Stipend $2255 End of Program Award $500


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 people experiencing employment barriers 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.

This Energize Careers Fellowship is a full time position based at Rising Sun, a leading community-based energy and construction career training organization. The Fellow in this position will support the full range of Rising Sun energy and construction career training programs in the Bay Area and San Joaquin Valley. This position is also looking for a candidate to start as soon as possible.

Desired Qualifications:

- Excitement about supporting the mission of a nonprofit focused on equity, climate, and jobs through and communications and fundraising
- Academic, work, or volunteer experience in sustainability, communications, marketing or advertising; commitment to equity and social justice
- Based in the Bay Area or San Joaquin County; able to travel to our office in Oakland and/or Stockton when needed
- Strong written, verbal, and visual communication skills; capable of engaging diverse audiences
- Experience in or enthusiasm for photography, video editing, or graphic design
- Proactive and timely about meeting goals and deadlines
- A passion for identifying challenges and creatively developing solutions
- Strong organizational management skills and exceptional attention to detail
- Adhere to all Rising Sun policies, including the Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policy for Employees


- Capturing and creating content for social media, new website, newsletters, ads, invitations and more
- Interviewing program participants, staff and other stakeholders
- Inputting data into Salesforce, processing acknowledgement letters, management of email lists and web analytics
- Preparing and submitting grant proposals, reports, and templates
- Supporting the planning and execution of events
- Various research as needed to support departmental projects
- Other responsibilities as needed; reports to the Development & Communications Manager and is a contributing member of the Development & Communications team

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.