Energy and Sustainability Associate Position Description:
The Energy and Sustainability Associate (Associate) will be involved with a wide range of energy efficiency, conservation and sustainability efforts at the Sonoma County Junior College District. The Fellow will be responsible for working, under direction of the Dean of Facilities Planning & Operations and Energy & Sustainability Coordinator to help implement the District Sustainability Action Plan and assist in District conservation initiatives.
Projects may include, but not limited to:
• Develop matrixes and tracking to sustainability progress in support of Strategic Plan Goal E
• Collaborating with professional consultants, SRJC community, and agencies to finalize the District’s Sustainability Action Plan, and sub action plans
• Supporting Facilities Planning Maintenance and Operations’ commitment to continuous improvement, efficiency and providing premier learning environments
• Green Building Consultation in support of new building and modernization projects
• Energy and Utility Field Audits in support of operational excellence
• Support in Water Efficiency Program Implementation
• Initiating and Leading student, staff and community outreach and engagement activities
The Energy and Sustainability Associate position is supported through an innovative partnership between Sonoma County Junior College District, Climate Corps Bay Area and Pacific Gas and Electric called the Fellowship in Community College Sustainability (FiCCS). Aimed at addressing the myriad of energy and environmental sustainability initiatives in the District, FiCCS presents a distinct opportunity to shape energy efficiencies and sustainability practices at Sonoma County Junior College District.
At the core of the FiCCS Program is developing the next generation of thinkers and doers to help address sustainability issues in educational settings. Roles as energy, resource conservation, and sustainability managers are needed to meet these issues head on. Roles in educational sustainability require a distinct combination of aptitudes including project management, data analytics and community development. In addition to the Climate Corps Bay Area 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 FiCCS Program 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 FiCCS Program Candidate hone marketable skills and draw important professional connections while making a marked difference in the community.