Benchmarking Fellow - AmeriCorps

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Irvine, CA, United States

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24 days ago

Location: Irvine or Los Angeles, CA

Work Environment: Hybrid (Remote & In-Person)

Term: September 2022 – July 2023; 1700 hours; 40 hours/week

Benefits: Healthcare coverage (w/dental & vision), Education Award, student loan deferment, child care allowance, CalFresh, professional development budget ($100), industry networking.

This position is hiring for 2 Fellows for the 2022-23 program cycle in the Irvine or Los Angeles offices.

About The Energy Coalition (TEC)

The Energy Coalition (or TEC, pronounced “tech”) is a nonprofit organization with over 45 years of experience designing and implementing strategies that transform energy use and inspire people to take responsible energy actions. TEC works closely with K-12 school districts, local governments, special districts, and other public entities to develop energy efficiency strategies and projects that support statewide energy goals. TEC has employed AmeriCorps fellows to support resource saving programs, supporting educators in program implementation, and building capacity in reaching underserved populations.

Position Overview & Description

The Fellow will focus on supporting and expanding core energy, climate, and environmental programs offered through TEC. The Fellow will support energy planning and energy efficiency project delivery programs at TEC, with a particular focus supporting the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) Public Agencies Programs energy benchmarking initiatives for public agencies to identify energy efficiency and distributed energy resource opportunities. The Fellow will support the project delivery team by preparing reports via TEC’s Comparative Energy Analysis tool, the EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM) platform, and Green Button Connect.


  • Develop and present minimum of two Comparative Energy Analysis reports per month for public agencies
  • Develop and support with presenting energy resiliency focused Critical Facility Scoping reports for public agencies
  • Support data upload, entry, and analysis in Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM)
  • Facilitate and support Comparative Energy Analysis meetings with external stakeholders
  • Maintain Comparative Energy Analysis, Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM), and UtilityAPI deliverable tracker
  • Participate in and contribute to Comparative Energy Analysis, Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM), and UtilityAPI internal team meetings to discuss status of reports and analysis
  • Support SoCalREN Project Managers in reviewing Comparative Energy Analysis, Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM), and UtilityAPI reports and preparing for meeting with external stakeholders
  • Support development and maintenance of project delivery manual/instructions for Comparative Energy Analysis, Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM), UtilityAPI, and Energy Resiliency Action Plan processes
  • Support data collection for Comparative Energy Analysis, Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM), and UtilityAPI meeting feedback from public agencies
  • Support public agencies with AB 802 Building Energy Benchmarking Program reporting compliance through Energy Star Portfolio Manager
  • Support public agencies with development of municipal-scale Greenhouse Gas Inventories to support Energy Resiliency Action Plan deliverables
  • Provide additional coordination and support to energy efficiency projects as needed

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, engineering, or relevant field;
  • Experience or interest in working with public agencies;
  • Experience conducting presentations (in-person or by webinar) to diverse audiences
  • Comfortable working with external industry partners via phone, email and in-person;
  • Ability to quickly learn and understand fundamentals of building systems, building energy performance, energy efficiency concepts, energy project financing terminology, best practices, and assessment/measurement;
  • Comfortable working with (and learning) databases and data entry, as well as analysis;
  • Experience with data analysis (i.e. utility bills), compute energy efficiency calculations using standard templates and methods;
  • Possess strong analytical skills demonstrated by the ability to capture and analyze data in a spreadsheet format;
  • Strong MS Excel skills; Experience with technology platforms including but not limited to: Google Suites, Slack, Salesforce, GIS, Python, Microsoft Suites is preferred;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks; Ability to complete assignments in a thorough, accurate and timely manner; Attention to detail and follow-through in tasks that meet contract deliverables;
  • Proficient in English (verbal and written)

Fellowship Experience at The Energy Coalition

  • Professional skill-building activities
  • Creating or expanding their professional network
  • Teaching TK-12 students about sustainability, conservation, and energy efficiency topics
  • Work in a collaborative and professional environment
  • Gain skills in partnership building and outreach Interact with professionals in various high-demand energy careers
  • Travel between TEC’s offices


Climate Corps AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is a national service commitment that meets a community’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Bay Area Community Resources and SEI partner to implement Climate Corps AmeriCorps, 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 educational institutions.

Upon completion of the term, CCAC Fellows receive a Segal Education Award of up to $6,495.00 in return for your service. You can use the award to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs. Fellows who complete a 1700-hour term also receive a California For All Award of $3,505.00 in cash for educational expenses.

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.

Basic Eligibility

AmeriCorps fellows must:

  • Be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents
  • Have a high school diploma/GED
  • Be 17 years old or older
  • Pass state criminal and FBI background checks, and a national check in the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Registry
  • Test negatively for tuberculosis if working with minors
  • Be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing
  • Live in the state of California

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

Bay Area Community Resources, the administrator of Climate Corps AmeriCorps, is an equal opportunity employer. We cultivate an environment that encourages fairness, teamwork, and respect among all employees and National Service members. We are firmly committed to maintaining an atmosphere in which people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally. Therefore, we enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religion or religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Our management is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this equal opportunity policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment advertising, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.

Benchmarking Fellow - AmeriCorps

The Energy Coalition

47 Discovery Suite 250 Irvine CA 92618


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