Energy and Sustainability Coordinator

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City of Redmond

Location
15670 NE 85th Redmond Washington 98052

Format
Hybrid
Term
September 2024 - June 2025 (10 months starting on 9/3/2024)
Stipend
$3500

Additional pay
$1000

Benefits

Health care coverage, professional development, industry networking


Join the City of Redmond as an Energy and Sustainability Coordinator and gain valuable experience in project management, policy development, stakeholder engagement, and more. During the fellowship year, the Energy and Sustainability Coordinator will advance multiple initiatives in support of the City’s Environmental Sustainability Action Plan and City Operations Zero Carbon Strategy with a focus on energy efficiency and decarbonization efforts within city operations.

Position Overview & Description

The Energy and Sustainability Coordinator will support or lead initiatives to advance energy efficiency, electrification, and decarbonization for municipal and community facilities at the City of Redmond, including:

  • Clean Buildings Performance Standard compliance
  • Redmond facilities decarbonization strategy implementation
  • Policy and programming research in support of city operations decarbonization strategy
  • Green purchasing
  • Electric vehicle charging station management initiatives
  • Education and outreach to city staff in support of conservation goals
  • Redmond facilities portfolio energy and water monitoring and management

The Energy and Sustainability Coordinator will work with the Sustainability Program Manager in the Mayor’s Office at the City of Redmond. Typical workdays and hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, with two days per week in-person and three days per week remote.

Staff will engage the Fellow about their interests to finalize their scope of work and identify training and career growth opportunities.

Responsibilities

  • Produce, track, manage, analyze, and communicate data
  • Engage internal and external stakeholders
  • Research programs, policies, or resources to support implementation efforts
  • Design, implement, evaluate, and improve initiatives
  • Develop presentations or reports

Desired Qualifications

The ideal Fellow will have strong research, data analysis, and communication skills. The ability to simply and clearly explain the results of thorough, well-documented research will be key, as will the ability to work with a wide range of staff and engage members of the public.

Other desired qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Coursework in engineering, energy systems, or similar experience preferred.
  • Experience in energy efficiency, renewable energy, data analysis, program administration, project management, or related fields.
  • Ability to work in teams as well as independently, carrying out assignments, making independent judgments and/or decisions, and discerning when deferring action to a higher level is required.
  • Must be able to effectively manage multiple projects and maintain an organized and well-communicated workflow.
  • Reliable transportation to be available on-site(s) as needed.

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.**

Benefits

  • 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.

About the City of Redmond

The City of Redmond is a thriving, culturally diverse community and home to over 78,000 residents. The city adopted a comprehensive Environmental Sustainability Action Plan in September 2020, which guides Redmond’s path to reduce emissions to net zero by 2050 and improve the health of its natural resources.

Redmond is the hub to an array of commerce and industry ranging from technology, aerospace and gaming to biomedical and innovation start-ups. The City of Redmond is located in the scenic and economically important region between the Cascade mountain range and the Puget Sound, at the north end of Lake Sammamish. The city boasts a high quality of life, good schools, a healthy economic base, a robust park system providing multiple active and passive recreational activities, diverse options for shopping and dining, safe neighborhoods, and a balance for quality development while protecting the natural environment.

About Climate Corps

Climate Corps, a program of SEI, is an award-winning fellowship program that provides professional development opportunities for emerging leaders through the 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: https://jobs.climatecorps.org/listings. 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. https://www.seiinc.org/dei.html