Energy Education Associate

Posting ID : A1068475486
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Nonprofit

Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI) is seeking a dedicated individual who is passionate about working in sustainability education, to work as a part-time paid Energy Education Associate for a cutting edge organization focused on designing innovative solutions to address community climate and sustainability goals. SEI's Energy Education Associate will have the opportunity to work directly on our Energize Schools San Diego program. This is a part-time, 10-month (September, 2015-June, 2016) paid position, based out of San Diego, CA. There is the potential for on going part-time work, or for this position to evolve into a full-time position, if funding permits. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with an intended start date of September 14, 2015 (exact dates will be negotiated). This position offers exceptional teaching opportunities, professional development, and experience in environmental science, climate science, energy, and sustainability education.

We are a Bay Area-based non-profit organization with an 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 jobs. Due to our understanding of the many facets of sustainability, we are able to see the big picture and pinpoint opportunities to help 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, visit our website at

Energize Schools San Diego is a partnership between Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) to provide high schools students and teachers with support to reduce energy bills and impact on the environment while empowering student learning and leadership. Energize Schools provides holistic services to help high school communities green their facilities, conserve resources, and engage students in service-learning and environmental leadership.

Energize Schools provides local schools with no-cost support in two key areas:
Energy Education (including high school curricula for projects such as school energy auditing, solar analysis and aquaponics, instructional support, and teacher training)
Energy Conservation (through Green School Leadership Teams, conservation campaign support, competitions and events)
For more information, visit the Energize Schools San Diego website at

Energy Education Associates will work on Energize Schools in high schools in the San Diego Gas & Electric territory, participating all aspects of program design and implementation:

Support direct in-class instruction of SEI's Sustainability Curriculum
Work with SEI staff and expert partners to support student/staff teams as they lead school resource efficiency audits including lighting, plug loads, the building envelope, mechanical systems, water, and waste.
oAssist, and eventually lead, instruction on energy systems, climate science, and auditing techniques.
oSupport students in drafting technical reports, such as energy audit and solar analysis recommendations.
oResearch and consult on audit-related technical equipment information, rebates/ incentives, financial, technical assistance, and policy connections.
oSupport students to design and present retrofit and behavior-based recommendations to school administrators and property decision makers, tied to relevant rebates, incentives and assistance programs.
oAddress relevant post-audit remote and onsite follow-up including working with students, school, and district staff to support greater understanding and adoption of recommended retrofits.
Support the development of Green School Leadership Teams (comprised of instructors, students and staff) and their conservation initiatives.
oGuide student leadership and project management skills development.
oAssist teams to set goals, develop action plans with clear strategies and tactics to achieve this goal, implement conservation campaigns, and measure and verify results.
oSupport energy education events, such as the planning and delivery of Sustainability Fairs.
Assist in leading energy education 'train the trainer' sessions with school instructors and staff champions, including workshops on subjects such as school energy auditing, school solar analysis, and business sustainability assessments.
Support the Energize Schools San Diego Energy Competition, Green Careers Conference, and regular SDG&E Energy Innovation Center tours.

The qualified candidate is highly skilled working across the Microsoft suite of office automation software (e.g.: MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.) Candidates will also evidence strong quantitative, written, and verbal communication skills, in addition to the following:
-Strong interest and preferably experience working in the K-12 schools sector and on student curriculum and instruction;
-Experience working on technical projects;
-Strong analytic skills, including experience with Excel (building spreadsheets, formulas and data manipulation) and a math or science background;
-Familiarity, experience and/or coursework in energy, environmental science, and building science;
-Experience with energy auditing, solar analysis, and building energy benchmarking;
-Strong written and verbal communications skills including technical case studies and reports;
-Bachelor's degree, or current studies (advanced coursework a plus) in education and/or an environmental, science or math field;
-Demonstrated experience with efficient web research and information synthesis;
-Ability to work part-time over the course of 2015-2016 school year throughout the San Diego region. Personal transportation is required.

This part-time, temporary position offers $15 per hour for a 10-month period. Hours per week will vary, averaging 15 to 25 hours per week.

Email cover letter and resume to us at EnergizeSchools @ (with no spaces in the email address). Refer to 'Energy Education Associate' in your email subject line. Be sure to 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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