Energy is Everything Education Fellow - AmeriCorps (San Diego)

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San Diego, CA, United States

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30+ days ago

The Energy Coalition

2770 Historic Decatur Rd #207 San Diego CA 92106


Additional pay

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 4 Fellows for the 2022-23 program cycle in Irvine (2), San Diego (1), and Oakland (1).

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

Energy is Everything program - The Fellow will focus on expanding core energy, climate, and environmental programs by supporting statewide education, training, and workforce development initiatives offered through TEC with particular emphasis on expansion and development related to at-risk, formal, and informal service populations. The Fellow will support building partnerships with disadvantaged communities and populations throughout California.

Additionally, the Fellow will support in-class and field-based activities through direct student education, community activities, and the development of new materials and offerings. The Fellow will support engagement via TEC’s platforms and the development of engaging content for online education, training, and engagement through live webinars, video recordings, and more.


Educator support and orientation

  • Lead student enrollment efforts
  • Engage the educators and secure enrollment
  • Attend weekly check-ins with educators and ad hoc
  • Supporting implementation and enrollment efforts

Campaign support (1 Million Energy Actions)

  • Engage educators and enroll in the campaign
  • Weekly check-ins
  • Plan, prepare, and present events (frequency varies). Weekend and evening events are required and based on educator and partner requests
  • Coordinate scheduling

Equity reports (as assigned ~20 hours/report)

  • Compile demographic data on communities of interest
  • Identify key contacts, existing organizations and resources

Gap analysis

  • Collect, quality check, process, and analyze data
  • Program data reporting
  • Collect, compile, and analyze survey responses
  • Collect outreach and engagement educator data

Resource network for educator use (My Future Energy Career, EV ownership)

  • Research, outreach, and engage with potential energy professionals/EV owners
  • Schedule time to interview
  • Act as a ‘director’ during interview filming (if the interviewee is not filming themselves)
  • Submit video footage for review and additional edits
  • Once approved post video to YouTube channel
  • Follow up with the interviewee

Recruit, train, and manage Field Educators

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

  • Opportunities to travel to and work in TEC’s statewide offices (reimbursable), including Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Oakland.
  • Support statewide activities and attend various TEC training and team-building functions that may require travel throughout the cycle.
  • Professional skill-building activities
  • Creating or expanding their professional network
  • Working with diverse populations and educating them on 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.