Nonprofit Leadership Fellow - Environmental Education

Posting ID : A1068475351
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Nonprofit

Are you passionate about education and creating a sustainable future, but looking for a meaningful role outside of the classroom? Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI) is seeking a dedicated individual, passionate about working in the non-profit sector, to provide a year of service as a full-time, paid Fellow for a cutting edge organization focused on designing innovative solutions to address community climate and sustainability goals. Working within SEI's Nonprofit Leadership Fellowship, this candidate will have the opportunity to work directly with our Executive Director, in addition to our Education Programs Director. This is a full-time 12-month paid position, based out of our San Rafael, Marin County Office. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with an intended start date in early September (exact dates to be negotiated.) This position offers exceptional training and professional development and exposure in the areas of climate/energy sustainability and non-profit fundraising/ management.

We are a non-profit organization with a 18-year history, dedicated to actions that sustain our planet. SEI creates green communities by designing sustainability programs around four key sectors that make up the foundation of all communities: education, housing, government, and the workforce. And because we understand the many facets of sustainability, we're able to see the big picture and pinpoint opportunities to help these communities reach their goals, reduce their consumption of natural resources and enjoy quantifiable savings. Our staff works within teams to support each other on projects and to creatively develop new and effective models. For more information about SEI's programs visit our website at


Work on special projects under direction of SEI's Executive Director
Team-based grant writing and proposal development
Hands-on support for innovative K-12 sustainability education and conservation campaigns, along with other climate/ sustainable energy projects as candidate interests & schedule permits
Commitment to regular (once a month on average) significant professional training
Career coaching throughout the year and end-of-fellowship career search support
Formal goal setting and periodic performance reviews/ feedback


This Fellow will work on planning and implementing cutting edge resource efficiency programs, with exposure to key components of program design, promotion/ fundraising, implementation, reporting and evaluation:

K-12 School Program Support -- The primary role of this position is to support SEI's conservation and education programs in K-12 schools. This will include: project-based curriculum development, teacher trainings, student instruction, and support for district and school conservation campaigns.
Climate/ Energy Program Support -- Depending on interest and experience, a portion of the Fellow's time may be spent in direct support of one of our many programs in the sustainable communities and workforce development sectors.
Proposal Support -- A portion of the Fellow's focus will entail working across SEI Directors and Managers to write grant applications to fund our work.
Special Project Support -- Under the direction of SEI's Executive Director, the Fellow will devote the balance of hours to help plan for and implement new and innovative programs that expand our team's collective body of work and measurable impact.

The qualified candidate is highly skilled working across the Microsoft suite of office automation software (e.g.: MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.) Qualified candidates will also evidence strong quantitative, written and verbal communication skills, in addition to the following:
-Experience working in education with K-12 students;
-Strong written and verbal communications skills for curriculum and grant development, and leading group trainings and/or presentations;
-Bachelor's degree (advanced coursework a plus) in a quantitative discipline, environmental studies, or related field or equivalent work experience;
-Demonstrated experience with efficient web research and information synthesis;
-Ability to work full-time out of our San Rafael office, and willingness to engage in travel in the California region.

-Desired qualifications:
Experience with Environmental Education
Experience in energy auditing and/or solar analysis
Strong analytic skills, experience with Excel (building spreadsheets, formulas and data manipulation) and math or science background
Basic knowledge of core energy efficiency and building science concepts
Prior energy, climate change work experience
Working knowledge of greenhouse gas emissions related activities and current policies and programs
Understanding of financial analysis or modeling
Marketing/community outreach experience
Web/Video Experience

This position offers an hourly rate of $15.00 per hour, and available medical benefits. Beyond monetary compensation, this Fellowship affords the candidate significant technical skill and non-profit leadership skills development, fieldwork and networking opportunities.

Email cover letter and resume to us at Jobs 202 @ (with no spaces in the email address). Please indicate in your cover letter your availability to start and the support area(s) (listed above) for which you are most interested/ qualified.
No phone calls please. Strategic Energy Innovations is an equal opportunity employer.

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