ESD Capital Projects Energy Fellow

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Edmonds School District

20420 68th Ave W Lynnwood, WA 98036 Washington 98021

In person
March 2024 - December 2024 (10 months)

Additional pay


Health care coverage, professional development, industry networking, UC Climate Stewards Certification

Position Overview: Climate Corps Fellow at Edmonds School District

This Sustainability Associate position is supported through an innovative partnership between Puget Sound Energy, Edmonds school District and Strategic Energy Innovations. Aimed at addressing the myriad of energy and environmental sustainability initiatives, this Fellowship model presents a distinct opportunity to shape energy efficiencies and sustainability practices across sectors and institutional roles.

At the core of this program is developing the next generation of thinkers and doers to help address sustainability in education settings. Roles in educational sustainability require a distinct combination of aptitudes including project management, data analytics, and community development. In addition to the Climate Corps training and professional certificate, this position offers professional development opportunities designed to help provide the range of skills necessary to execute sustainable programs or practices.

The candidate will work on pressing climate and sustainability problems and be relied upon to work toward replicable solutions. A customized mix of on-the-job training, field work and class time will help the Fellow hone marketable skills and draw important professional connections while making a marked difference in the K-12 community.

Role and Responsibilities

Projects may include, but not be limited to:

  • Energy Research and Data Analysis:
  • Utility usage & billing review
  • Utility rebate development, application, & review
  • Data entry, tracking, & graphical analysis for electrical, gas and water utility usage
  • Assist with reporting and compliance for Utility and Government programs such as PUD / PSE / Clean buildings act / State programs and other Authorities Having Jurisdiction
  • Site visits and Direct Digital Control check-in for data verification
  • Project Management support:
  • Support with planned HVAC retrofits and improvements
  • Support with planned Lighting retrofits and improvements
  • Support compliance with new energy code for new buildings
  • Develop and support no and low cost energy savings measures
  • Support in district communications about energy efficiency
  • Assist in development of energy saving operational procedures

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s level coursework in engineering, design, energy systems or resource management preferred.
  • Related experience in fields related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, and data analysis.
  • Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation to be available on-site 5 days per week.
  • Ability to work independently and carry out assignments, make independent judgments and/or decisions, and discern when action at a higher level is required.
  • Must be able to effectively manage multiple projects and maintain an organized and well-communicated work flow.

Ideal Candidate

  • Has a deep passion for sustainability, especially climate resilience, with the practical skills and abilities to affect change in complex systems.
  • Masters level coursework or degree in energy systems or resource management.
  • Enjoys problem definition and solution through both data analysis and interpersonal communication.

We encourage anyone who is interested in this position and who meets some of the qualifications to apply, even if they do not meet all of them. We recognize that a unique perspective and background can enhance a role when many, if not all, of the listed qualifications are met.

**If you would need to relocate for this position, please note that you need to be in the state you are relocating to no less than 10 business days before the start of the fellowship.**


  • End-of-program financial award.
  • Healthcare coverage with 100% of healthcare insurance premiums covered by the employer.
  • Access to a national Member Assistance Program, which includes financial and legal assistance, medical advocacy, and counseling services.
  • Professional and Personal Development Training
  • Career-readiness training in interview preparation, salary negotiation, and developing a professional resume and cover letter.
  • Attending panels, workshops, and presentations by climate resilience industry professionals.
  • Professional networking opportunities.
  • University of California Climate Stewards Certification- Prestigious certification through the University of California School of Agriculture and Natural Resources. This acclaimed UC California Naturalist Program prepares UC Climate Stewards to engage in and lead local solutions to advance community and ecosystem resilience.

About Climate Corps

Climate Corps, a program of SEI, is an award-winning fellowship program that provides professional development opportunities for emerging leaders through implementation of sustainability and resiliency projects with local governments, nonprofits, and for-profit businesses. To see a full list of climate, energy, and sustainability positions posted by Climate Corps, please visit here: We are constantly adding positions, so make sure to frequently check this site to see if there are new opportunities available.

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. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply. A commitment to work and learn within an anti-oppression framework is required.