Who we are
The San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders.
As an institution that prioritizes learning in everything it does, SMCCCD has hosted 10 Climate Corps Fellows over the past seven years, providing the resources for emerging professionals to grow their capacity to institutionalize sustainability in the communities they serve. Both Utility and Sustainability Specialists at SMCCCD are Climate Corps alumni, providing a unique mentorship environment, tailored to assist you in achieving your professional goals.
- An inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community
- A dynamic, flexible, and fun working environment.
- A creative and caring culture that values community, diversity, altruism, accountability, collaboration, sustainability, and learning by doing.
- Distinct professional challenges to connect with, care for, and grow community that values a cleaner, healthier, and efficient learning environment.
- Ongoing mentorship and support.
- Access and exposure to a broad and deep network of energy and sustainability professionals. This includes access to and support of professional development opportunities, trainings, certifications, and learning resources. As a learning institution, SMCCCD prioritizes learning and believes in and supports the continuous development of its staff.
The Energize Colleges Fellowship is a 10-month, full time position based at San Mateo County Community College District but also supporting College of San Mateo. The Fellow will represent and drive the Energize Colleges programmatic mission at their placement site, acting as the key point of connection between SEI and the educational institution.
- 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;
- An emerging understanding of (or desire to learn about) clean energy and environmental policy;
- Strong communication skills (written and verbal) capable to engage diverse audiences (community outreach experience is desirable);
- Strong organizational and project management skills.
- Manage the student internship program component at their placement site:
- Identify and secure collaborations with on- and off-campus internships hosts that can offer energy and sustainability internship projects;
- Support recruitment of students for secured internship positions;
- Create strong connections with internship host partners to ensure intern support and a sustainable, ongoing collaboration with the program;
- Support student interns throughout the internship, especially with keeping track of and producing required deliverables.
- Support academic projects focused on infusion of energy and sustainability concepts and activities into new and existing academic coursework:
- Identify and connect with campus faculty who are interested in initiating and sustaining such academic projects;
- Assist participating faculty members with instructional planning, lesson development, direct instruction, and evaluation related to such academic projects;
- Identify and develop new opportunities to utilize the campus as a living lab for academic learning.
- Support Energize Colleges program tracking and reporting:
- Work closely with managed student interns to ensure timely completion of key internship tasks and accurate tracking and reporting on key performance indicators;
- Accurately track academic projects’ progress and documentation;
- Assist program reporting by developing quarterly narratives on student internships and progress of academic projects.
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: San Mateo, CA