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Sustainability Fellow

Last updated: 5/19/2022 7:00:05 PM University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Job Fellowship University of Maryland, Baltimore County Monthly Stipend $4650 End of Program Award $500


Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Work Environment: Fully On Site
Term (approximate): Mid-August 2022 - Mid-June 2023
Pay: $4,650 Stipend/month
Additional Pay: $500 bonus upon program completion
Benefits: Health care coverage, professional development, industry networking, end-of-program certificate of completion.

The Energize Colleges program is seeking a full-time Climate Corps fellow to support Energize Colleges at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

Energize Colleges is an award-winning program that helps build highly qualified energy and sustainability workforce and achieve long-term energy savings. SEI partners with colleges and universities across California to support students’ sustainability career growth, enhance and/or create energy-related academic programs, and provide training in energy concepts to campus stakeholders and emerging professionals. Learn more about the program by visiting

The Sustainability Fellow is supported through an innovative partnership between the Hannon Armstrong Foundation and SEI. In addition to the Climate Corps training, this position offers exposure to a wide range of professional development activities, networks, and career paths. Energize Colleges Climate Corps Fellows have opportunities to address energy, climate, and resource efficiency goals on college campuses.

The Energize Colleges Fellowship is a full-time position based on-site at UMBC in Baltimore, Maryland. UMBC is a dynamic public research university that redefines excellence in higher education. UMBC offers an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement.

Position Overview & Description

At UMBC sustainability is more than just “going green.” For us, sustainability is about considering the complexity and integration of natural, human, and social systems that maintain our thriving world.

Keeping this in focus, UMBC is actively involved in sustainability initiatives which are interdisciplinary and involve collaboration across the institution, locally, and nationally – including a commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050. We serve as a resource to the campus to empower every member of the community to investigate, experience, and share in our sustainability journey.

This fellow will support UMBC’s Climate Action Plan’s identified opportunities to improve Climate Resilience on campus. The fellow will work with UMBC to better assess and understand the natural environment on campus and the implications of climate change. Specifically, the fellow will assist UMBC with 1) invasive species management , 2) campus tree inventory, and 3) campus-wide sustainability engagement.


1. Invasive Species Program (70%)
- Research best practices in invasive species management and eradication
- Develop an assessment tool or methodology for the UMBC campus to prioritize areas to address
- Develop a methodology to forecast costs associated with initial eradication and with on-going maintenance of the cleared areas
- Draft an invasive species management program plan for the UMBC campus

2. Campus Tree Inventory (20%)
- Assist with the identification of areas in which invasive species have damaged the health of the trees beyond mitigation efforts
- Research and develop a methodology to forecast costs associated with tree-related invasive species
- Develop a methodology and draft a tree replacement program plan

3. Campus-wide Sustainability Engagement (10%)
- Assist existing campus offices and organizations with invasive species clean up events and/ore tree planting events
- Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to meet campus sustainability goals
- Assist with drafting and preparing promotional materials related to sustainability at UMBC
- Create a summary poster and presentation outlining the work

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;
- Community outreach and communications experience;
- Proactive and timely about meeting goals and deadlines;
- Strong communication skills (written and verbal) capable to engage diverse audiences (community outreach experience is desirable);
- Aptitude for developing and managing new, trusted relationships with a range of individuals and organizations;
- Strong organizational and project management skills;
- A commitment to anti-racism and willingness to work within racial equity frameworks;
- A connection to the area. This is an equal opportunity position and we prefer to place a candidate who already lives in the region being served.


Climate Corps
Climate Corps, a program of SEI, is an award-winning fellowship program that provides professional development opportunities for emerging leaders through implementation of sustainability and resiliency projects with local governments, nonprofits, and for-profit businesses. To see a full list of climate, energy, and sustainability positions posted by Climate Corps, please visit here: We are constantly adding positions, so make sure to frequently check this site to see if there are new opportunities available.

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.