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This Sustainability Associate position is supported through an innovative partnership between PG&E and Strategic Energy Innovations. Aimed at addressing the myriad of energy and environmental sustainability initiatives, this Fellowship model presents a distinct opportunity to shape energy efficiency and sustainability practices across sectors and institutional roles.
At the core of this program is developing the next generation of thinkers and doers to help address sustainability in education. Roles in educational sustainability require a distinct combination of aptitudes including project management, data analytics and community development. In addition to the Climate Corps training and professional certificate, this position offers professional development opportunities designed to help provide the range of skills necessary to execute sustainable programs or practices.
The candidate will work on pressing climate and sustainability problems and be relied upon to work toward replicable solutions. A customized mix of on the job training, field work and class time will help the Fellow hone marketable skills and draw important professional connections while making a marked difference in their community.
Role and Responsibilities
The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Facilities Department is seeking a recent college graduate to fulfill a 10-month, full-time Climate Corp Fellowship position as the Sustainability Associate. Aligning with OUSD’s sustainability goals, this position will:
• Collect and analyze energy use data via OUSD’s Energy Manager software (specific projects may be related to plug load, interior/exterior lighting and controls, building management system controls, and building electrification (e.g. heat pump) analysis),
• Conduct energy audits with students and stakeholders through the Energy Star Treasure Hunt model at OUSD schools and facilities (as feasible),
• Make recommendations for improved energy efficiency for OUSD facilities and offer implementation support to construction management team members,
• Support internal stakeholder engagement activities to achieve buy-in and support for OUSD’s shared-savings program and the implementation of a sustainability revolving fund,
• Support District-wide Climate Sustainability Planning efforts by assisting with community stakeholder engagement activities,
• Provide coordination and support services for the Environmental Climate Change Literacy (ECCL) working group to support teachers and enhance the adoption of environmental and climate change curriculum.
Scope of Work Summary (Breakdown of Hours)
• 25% - Energy Audits
• 25% - Energy Analysis
• 25% - Program Design + Implementation (Shared Savings + Revolving Fund)
• 25% - Curriculum Support and Community Engagement (ECCL)