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Nonprofit Leadership Fellow – Sustainability Education and Workforce  (One-year term)  

Strategic Energy Innovations - San Rafael CA   

Are you passionate about sustainability issues and how they connect to education? Are you a highly organized self-starter with strong technical and writing background?  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.  (One-year term)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 Non-profit Leadership Fellowship, this candidate will have the opportunity to work directly with our Program Staff. This is a full-time 12-month paid position, currently based out of your home office and eventually working in our north San Rafael office when our team begins to work on site again this fall.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with an intended start date of as soon as possible.  This position offers exceptional training and professional development and exposure in the areas of climate/energy sustainability and non-profit fundraising/management.ABOUT SEISEI is a non-profit organization based in San Rafael, Marin County, dedicated to building leaders to drive sustainability solutions. For over 20 years, SEI has partnered with schools, communities, and businesses to develop a sustainability leadership pathway from elementary school to early career. Our flagship programs educate and empower students and emerging professionals to create thriving, resilient communities. Our staff works within teams to support each other on projects and to creatively develop new and effective models. We're looking for a resourceful individual to join our team who enjoys leading and supporting multiple concurrent projects and has the ambition to grow with our organization. More details on our programs and services can be found at:

FELLOWSHIP BENEFITS


  • Hands-on experience in innovative K-12 and college/university sustainability education and conservation projects, agency-wide and program specific communications tasks, along with other climate/sustainable energy projects as candidate interests & schedule permits

  • Work on special projects under direction of SEI’s management team

  • Experience in team-based grant writing and proposal development

  • Commitment to regular (one day per month on average) professional training

  • Career coaching throughout the year and end-of-fellowship career search support

  • Formal goal setting and periodic performance reviews/feedback  

SUPPORT AREAS AND ASSOCIATED RESPONSIBILITIESThe Fellow may support the agency’s implementation of activities across a variety of our flagship 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 focus of this aspect is to support SEI’s conservation and education programs in K-12 schools. This will include participation in project-based curriculum development, teacher trainings, student instruction, and support for district and school conservation campaigns. Work may include hands-on support for The School of Environmental Leadership (The SEL).


  • Higher Education Program Support - The Fellow may support with assisting in a variety of coordination roles in our effort to provide for student applied learning and energy curriculum integration with community colleges and 4-year degree schools.


  • Climate/Energy Program Support – 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 could 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 may assist in helping plan for and implement new and innovative programs that expand our team’s collective body of work and measurable impact.

QUALIFICATIONSThe qualified candidate is highly skilled working across the Microsoft suite of office automation software (e.g.: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)  Qualified candidates will also evidence strong quantitative, written and verbal communication skills, in addition to the following:


  • Experience/strong interest working in education with K-12 and/or higher education stakeholders (students, teachers, and/or staff)

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills that includes case study development and leading small group trainings and/or presentations;

  • Background or experience in curriculum and grant development, and/or 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

  • A commitment to anti-racism and willingness to work within racial equity frameworks

  • Demonstrated experience with efficient web research and information synthesis

  • Demonstrated ability to manage varied projects and tasks at any time

  • Ability to work full-time out of our San Rafael office (once Shelter-in-Place is lifted), and willingness to engage in recurring overnight travel in the California region and/or beyond (once Shelter-in-Place is lifted).

  • Basic knowledge of core energy efficiency and building science concepts

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:


  • Experience with Environmental Education

  • Background working on campus-based student outreach/campaigns and projects

  • 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

COMPENSATIONThis position offers an hourly rate of $18.50 per hour, medical benefits, paid vacation and sick time.  Beyond monetary compensation, this fellowship affords the candidate significant technical skill and non-profit leadership skills development, fieldwork and networking opportunities.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSThis position requires the ability to: Read/comprehend, write, perform calculations, communicate orally, reason and analyze, use fine finger movements, use a computer and mouse, sit, stand, walk, drive a motorized vehicle, carry and/or lift up to 25 pounds, reach above shoulder level, bend, squat, crouch, kneel, push/pull, grasp.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.

How to Apply:

Email cover letter and resume to us at Jobs202@seiinc.org.Please put NPLF Sustainability Education/Workforce in the subject line.  Please indicate in your cover letter your availability to start.No phone calls, please.  Strategic Energy Innovations is an equal opportunity employer.


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Job Description


Position Overview:
Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Communications, the Marketing & Communications Assistant  is responsible for helping with the planning, development, and implementation of CVNL’s marketing and communication strategies and public relations activities (both external and internal) that promote, enhance, and protect the organization's brand reputation. This individual will help ensure proper technologies are implemented, up-to-date, and functioning to support marketing and communication goals to grow CVNL’s audience and base of clients, members, volunteers, and business leads.


The Assistant will also be expected to execute specific events across the entire North Bay Area. Key responsibilities include planning, timeline management, logistics, and day-of activities.


About CVNL:


Serving the Bay Area for over 55 years, CVNL knows that passion alone isn’t enough when it comes to creating strong nonprofits. With a mission to advance nonprofits and volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging innovation, and empowering individuals in our community, CVNL works with aspiring and established leaders every day to help them build the skills and connections that can take their impact to the next level. www.CVNL.org


Responsibilities:


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS


·   Create and publish resources to advance CVNL’s image as a go-to resource for nonprofit leaders


·   Support social media marketing implementation, including creating posts, scheduling content, and pulling reports


·   Support email marketing, including gathering and/or creating copy, building graphics, pulling lists, and capturing email performance metrics


·   Support development of CVNL print communications and collateral including: brochures, flyers, mailers, postcards, print ads, branded materials/presentations, and event/service-specific materials


·   As needed, update content on website


·   Promotion and marketing for events, including content creation for social media, email campaigns, print ads, press releases, and website updates


·   Support marketing team by pulling key reports from Google Analytics and monitoring Google ads


·   Participate in community and organizational activities/events as an ambassador of CVNL


·   With direction of Director of Marketing & Communications, collect impact stories from department heads; conduct and transcribe interviews as needed.


·   Be available to capture photos and videos from events and training; use assets to create promotional materials and/or videos


EVENT MANAGEMENT


·   Manage all aspects of CVNL events, including program development, customer experience and    satisfaction, vendor research and contract negotiation, and day-of facilitation and production


·   Oversee the events budgeting process and manage revenue and expense expectations monthly


·   Develop event timelines and logistics to ensure responsibilities are communicated to appropriate staff/volunteers and deadlines are met


·   Identify personnel needs for each event and develop a strategy for recruiting, assigning, training, and managing staff/volunteers


·   Ensure that all event volunteers are acknowledged in a timely manner


·   Evaluate each event and report on what worked and any recommendations for future event 


Required Qualifications:


·    Degree or course study and/or experience in Marketing and/or Communications


·    Strong interpersonal skills and knowledge of nonprofit sector


·   Advanced knowledge of MS office software (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and some knowledge of database management, project management, and event management software


·   Experience in planning, writing, editing, graphic design and production of newsletters, press releases, marketing literature, and other print publications


·   Familiarity with Google products (Ads, Analytics) preferred


·   Comfort with social media marketing


·   Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong copywriting and editing ability


·   Strong administrative, operational, and organizational skills are essential


·   Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple projects at the same time


·   Experience coordinating and working collaboratively with individuals/teams to provide exemplary customer service


·   Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, and streamline work processes


·   Spanish speaking a plus


·    Highly organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, and self-motivated


·    Effective in working with diverse cultural and social populations


·    Maintain confidentiality of information and materials


Physical & Travel Requirements:


·   Ability to work occasional nights and weekends to support events/special projects


·   Able to travel throughout Marin and Bay Area


·   Routine moving and lifting of materials and equipment


·   In addition to basic computer deskwork, the employee is required to stand, walk, reach above shoulders, and climb or balance, and may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.


·   Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with differing abilities to perform the essential functions.


Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with experience. This is a full-time non-exempt (hourly) position with benefits. Opportunities to participate in professional development workshops and classes offered at CVNL.


To be considered as an applicant:


      ·  Submit a cover letter and resume on https://cvnl.org/jobs/


      ·  Incomplete assessments will not be considered.


      ·  No phone calls, please


CVNL is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of qualifications. The Agency policy prohibits unlawful discrimination in any employment decision based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. Submission of your application is not an offer of employment or an employment contract.


Company Description

Serving the Bay Area for over 50 years, CVNL knows that passion alone isn’t enough when it comes to creating strong nonprofits. With a mission to advance nonprofits and volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging innovation, and empowering individuals in our community, CVNL works with aspiring and established leaders every day to help them build the skills and connections that can take their impact to the next level. www.cvnl.org


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