Sustainability Workforce Fellow

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The Trade School at SBE, Inc.

1355 Hartnell Ave Redding California 96002

In person
March 2024 - December 2024 (10 months)

Additional pay


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

Position Overview & Description

The Energize Careers program is seeking a full-time Climate Corps Fellow to support Energize Careers at The Trade School. Energize Careers aims to create a diverse and representative sustainability workforce through the economic empowerment of people who experience barriers to employment by helping them access high-wage, high-growth green career opportunities. The Energize Careers Program supports by funding training partners to support workers through technical training, job placement and employment.

This Energize Careers Fellowship is a full-time position based at The Trade School, location in Redding, CA. The Trade School focuses on trades training programs that adhere to the national recognized NCCER curriculum to maximize opportunities in Far Northern California. These trades include Core training such as prerequisites to trainings and classes in carpentry, plumbing, and electrical. These trades support energy efficiency jobs. This role will support programming and administration in the Trade School to give more capacity and ease of partnership collaboration. The Fellow will support various programmatic duties involving, but not limited to compliance, administration, recruiting and participant support.


  • Reports to President of Trade School.
  • Support training partners in program launch, grant management and participant tracking that requires confidentiality and sensitivity.
  • Identify and develop relationships with local employers and partner organizations to support participant recruitment, support services, and job placement.
  • Prepare supporting documentation and reporting, as it relates to assessments, tracking and other needed items.
  • Track, report, and present Energize Careers fellowship program outcomes to faculty and deans.
  • Support Career and Technical Education projects in marketing, job development, curriculum and project design.
  • Support training partners in program launch, grant management and participant tracking
  • Create an Energize Careers fellowship workplan that includes goals and outcomes to be accomplished while working at The Trade School.
  • Identify and develop relationships with local employers and partner organizations to support participant recruitment, support services, and job placement.

Basic Qualifications

Knowledge of:

  • Standard office practices or procedures.
  • Standard office software and modern office equipment.
  • Standard formats for business correspondence and other communications.
  • Methods of filing information using alpha, numeric, and alphanumeric systems.

Ability to:

  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with all employees and others encountered in the course of work.
  • Communicate effectively (verbal and written).
  • Perform multiple tasks.
  • Prioritize work and assignments.
  • Present information.
  • Prepare reports.

Preferred Qualifications

(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).

  • An educational background in a sustainability field (volunteer and internship experience will also be considered).
  • Community outreach experience.
  • Interest in trades-related work, workforce development programs and secondary education systems.
  • Interest in learning about grant writing.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Sense of confidentiality with regard to participants.
  • Strong interpersonal, outreach and relationship building skills.
  • Excellent time management, organizational skills related to various amounts of personal information.

**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 Us

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 requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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.