Energy & Sustainability Associate

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San Bernardino, CA, United States

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30+ days ago

Term (approximate): September 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023
Work Environment: Hybrid
Benefits: Health care coverage, assistance with student loan deferments, professional development, industry networking, end-of-program certificate of completion
Overview & Background
San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD) has a long-standing history in exhibiting sustainable innovation. Across its two campuses, Valley College and Crafton Hills College, and District HQ facility, the District has implemented extensive energy conservation and generation measures in efforts to reduce carbon emissions. SBCCD has taken strides to lead further among higher education institutions, undertaking a comprehensive strategic sustainability planning process in 2020 with 20 bold goals in carbon mitigation, energy, water, transportation, materials, curriculum, ongoing engagement and transparency. Through an innovative partnership between Southern California Edison and Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI), SBCCD will have the Fellow work to drive forward campus sustainability efforts.
In partnership with the SBCCD Facilities, Planning & Construction team, the Fellow will have the opportunity to make meaningful, substantial change on campus operations and community behaviors. They will also gain a breadth of exposure to technical analysis used in the energy and sustainability industry, such as greenhouse gas inventorying, cost benefit analysis, and energy auditing. They will also work directly with relevant District stakeholders and departments and the Districts sustainability consultant Arup, to gain insight on ongoing operations, as well as to engage and educate District stakeholders on sustainability strategies.

  • Work with the District to improve building energy efficiency in support of SBCCD’s zero net energy goals.
  • Audit district water use and waste patterns and provide recommendations to improve water efficiency and reduce waste.
  • Create scope 3 emissions baselines.
  • Research current procurement practices and provide recommendations for sustainable procurement.
  • Develop and distribute educational materials on energy and sustainability topics to influence behavior change.
  • Helps develop the basis for the annual utility budgets; tracks energy consumption of buildings district-wide; records the impact of energy and greenhouse gas reduction measures.
  • Assists in preparing administrative, statistical, analytical and narrative reports as well as recommendations relating to energy efficiency, waste reduction and sustainability programs; conducts additional research as necessary; makes recommendations on findings.

SEI requires all employees to be Vaccinated against COVID-19.
SEI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse communities we serve, especially those most impacted by climate change and other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustices. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, older adults, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Energy & Sustainability Associate
San Bernardino Community College District

500 E Hospitality Ln #200 San Bernardino CA 92408

Monthly stipend

Additional pay
End of program award

Location: 500 E Hospitality Ln #200 San Bernardino CA 92408, San Bernardino, CA 92408

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $2,255.00 per month