• Project Coordinator - Energize Colleges

    Strategic Energy Innovations
    Job Description

    SEI is seeking a Project Coordinator to support SEI and our sustainability-focused Higher Education and Workforce programs. This is a full-time position, with a flexible schedule of 3 days per week work from home and the remaining days in our main office in San Rafael, CA. 



    In this position, you will play an integral role across our organization, supporting our leadership team with Energize Colleges programming, including outreach, recruitment, and support of higher education partners, curriculum support for faculty members, sustainability training design and implementation, project management, program tracking and reporting, assessment development, and administration. To get a glimpse of the department you will be working in, check out Energize Colleges



    Receive a competitive starting salary of $66,000 plus company-paid health insurance, sick time, vacation time, 14 paid holidays per year, in-house dental/vision/chiropractic plan, participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan (with matching after one year), a hybrid schedule with 3 days per week work from home, and additional scheduling accommodations available.  This is a non-exempt hourly position.



    We seek candidates that share SEI’s commitment to equity and environmental justice, who share a commitment to work and learn within an anti-oppression framework. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.  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.  



    • Conduct outreach to recruit higher education faculty and staff to participate in Energize Colleges programs.

    • Support instructional planning, design, and delivery of higher education course content in collaboration with faculty members

    • Design and facilitate interactive sustainability trainings for higher education students, staff, and faculty members

    • Provide technical expertise and support to higher education partners on sustainability topics including energy efficiency and decarbonization

    • Assist with all aspects of our higher education projects and programs, including participant recruitment, staff supervision and mentorship, evaluation, reporting, and project management

    • Maintain, improve, develop, and customize curriculum and supplemental resources

    • Track, report, and document supportive services provided through program work

    • Your work will include periodic travel and field support and may require flexibility for occasional evening and weekend work



    • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience in roles related to this position

    • Two or more years experience working within higher education institutions to implement sustainability solutions

    • Genuine commitment to anti-racism and willingness to work in racial equity frameworks and experience in addressing racism and racial equity with team members and programmatically

    • Access to reliable transportation for work-related commitments

    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a diverse stakeholder groups including campus facilities staff, faculty members, higher education administrators, and students

    • Broad and deep understanding of sustainability, climate change, energy conservation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, green infrastructure, and building science concepts and topics, evidenced by experience working in the field,  teaching these subjects, and/or pursuit of additional coursework, seminars, and professional certifications

    • Basic understanding of the inner workings of nonprofits & educational institutions

    • Demonstrated mastery in project management & work organization

    • Track record of proactively expanding your role, responsibilities, & associated outcomes

    • Exceptional time management and organizational skills, with the ability to self-manage and reliably meet multiple, concurrent deadlines

    • Ability to work under direct supervision, collaboratively in teams, or independently



    • Experience designing content for and using learning management systems

    • Experience completing the AASHE STARS assessment

    • Spanish fluency



    SEI requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with exceptions made for health and/or religious reasons upon discussion with our People Resources Department. This position requires applicants to perform the following tasks: 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 40 pounds, reach above shoulder level, bend, squat, crouch, kneel, push/pull, grasp.



    Visit our Careers Page, select this role, and fill out the application form!  Both a resume and cover letter are required and should describe how your experience, education, and interest are a perfect match for this position.  Applications will be considered in the order they are received.  No phone calls, please. 



    We are proud to provide a collaborative work environment filled with people who are driven to make a difference in our communities!  SEI is a teams-based, non-profit organization based in the Bay Area, CA dedicated to building leaders to drive sustainability solutions. For over 24 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, workers, and emerging professionals to create thriving, resilient communities.

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