The Zero Net Emissions (ZNEm) Program Associate will be a key member of a dynamic team of sustainability professionals at Foothill – De Anza Community College District. The ideal candidate will have an unwavering commitment to helping simultaneously improve educational and operational outcomes.
Based in the Facilities Planning, Maintenance and Operations Department, the ZNEm Program Associate will, generally, work closely with FHDACCD Energy Manager and associates to advance the district’s goal of decarbonization through electrification in conjunction with developing and delivering a thermal microgrid. As an integral contributor the Program Associate will assist with the coordination, implementation and administration of energy related projects including all aspects of optimizing and decarbonizing energy supply and demand across the three campuses of FHDACCD: Foothill College, De Anza College and the Sunnyvale Campus.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment.
• Conducts deep energy audits and performs analysis using available tools and resources like the Building Management, Energy Management and Building Analytics systems
• Works collaboratively to identify and deliver energy conservation and efficiency measures
• Assists with procuring clean electricity (including on site PV) and eliminating fossil fuel usage
• Develops Energy Utilization Intensity targets for all District Buildings
• Works collaboratively with staff, faculty and students from diverse backgrounds to assist with delivering education programs that support FHDACCD’s sustainability goals.
• Develops, facilitates and conducts “campus as a living laboratory” to more fully institutionalize ZNEm Program efforts
• Serves as a District representative and contact for matters related to ZNEm.
• Contributes and delivers content for media such as social media, ads, reports, presentations, and other communications material to promote sustainability initiatives
• Monitors and researches relevant public policy issues that affect various operational and business practices of the District.
• Publishes reports and materials pertinent to the ZNEm Program and other sustainability efforts
• Some travel between three campuses of FHDACCD
• Strong experience, education and interest in energy systems, technologies and analysis.
• Has a Deep passion for sustainability with the practical skills and abilities to affect change in a large complex organization
• Has a background interest in, or experience with, energy efficiency (HVAC, lighting, etc.) and renewable energy projects
• Has a fun, positive, engaging presence with experience in areas of marketing, communications and public outreach.
• Is tech-savvy with proficiency in using the Google suite, Microsoft Office suite, a variety of web based applications.
Please have the Skills and / or Ability to:
• Listen to and build relationships with FHDACCD stakeholders and support FHDACCD’s commitment to providing high quality, accessible education to the local community.
• Work effectively as a part of a customer service team.
• Bring a positive attitude, can-do spirit, and have fun at work.
• Be flexible, adaptable, and responsive to shifting priorities.
• Present ideas effectively to individuals or groups and deliver presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
• Effectively and productively engage with others and establish trust, credibility, and confidence.
• Promote collaboration and assist others with their initiatives and efforts.
• Consistently build and share knowledge and expertise about current fellowship through reading, new experiences, and exposure to new ideas.
• Define issues and focus on achieving workable solutions; generate innovative ideas to develop or improve existing systems.
• Communicate well both verbally and in writing; listen to and understand various viewpoints; share relevant information timely; provide constructive feedback; maintain professionalism.
• 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 across the CACC spectrum.
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.