Project Coordinator - Green Workforce Development

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San Rafael, CA, United States

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8 days ago

We are seeking a Project Coordinator for Green Workforce Development to support SEI’s sustainability-focused workforce development programs. This Project Coordinator will primarily be responsible for supervising and mentoring Climate Corps Fellows as they develop real-world skills to build a career in the sustainability field, and will hold a leading role in growing the reach and impact of the Energize Careers program.


SEI is a teams-based, non-profit based in the Bay Area, CA dedicated to building leaders to drive sustainability solutions. For over 24 years, SEI has partnered with schools, communities, and businesses to develop a sustainability leadership pathway from elementary school to early career. Our flagship programs educate and empower students, workers, and emerging professionals to create thriving, resilient communities. We are proud to provide a collaborative work environment filled with people who are driven to make a difference in our communities!


  • Supervision and mentorship of up to 25 Fellows in SEI’s Climate Corps program
  • Work with SEI leadership to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve all barriers and challenges that negatively impact Energize Careers benchmarks and deliverables, such as participant enrollment and retention.
  • Assist with improving training programs, processes, and documentation around program work
  • Support partners in efficiently meeting expectations around participant enrollment, job placement and retention, as well as completing invoices and assessments correctly and in a timely manner
  • Provide direct career coaching and mentorship to individuals who experience barriers to employment, including those who have been previously incarcerated or come from disadvantaged communities.
  • Build and enhance relationships with workforce development entities including 9-16 education institutions, wrap-around service providers, industry partners, workforce investment boards, and other key stakeholders.
  • Assist with all aspects of our workforce development, including participant recruitment, staff supervision and mentorship, evaluation, reporting, partner training support, and project management.


  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience in fields related to this position.
  • At least three years of experience in the sustainability or green building fields.
  • Foundational knowledge of any or all of the following: workforce development, sustainability, climate change, energy conservation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, green infrastructure, or building science.
  • At least three years of experience supervising multiple staff members or other direct reports simultaneously.
  • Basic understanding of the nature of & players within local public agencies, nonprofits, businesses, and educational institutions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, analytical thinking, and organizational skills.
  • Experience with and interest in various technologies as well as competency across the Google and Microsoft suites of software. Aptitude and willingness to quickly learn industry or project-specific software.
  • Ability to work under direct supervision, collaboratively in teams/partners, or independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to empathize with others.
  • Experience and aptitude for rapport building & working collaboratively with colleagues, partners, & clients.
  • Genuine commitment to anti-racism and willingness to work in racial equity frameworks and experience in addressing racism and racial equity with team members and programmatically.
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus, but not required


  • This is a full-time position based anywhere in California. Bay Area preferred.
  • Paid sick and vacation time, 14 paid holidays per year
  • A starting wage of $31.73 an hour
  • SEI-paid health insurance; dental, vision, chiropractic plan
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan, with employer match after one year


We seek candidates that share SEI’s commitment to equity and environmental justice, who share a commitment to work and learn within an anti-oppression framework. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply. 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.

Visit our Careers Page and fill out the application form. A resume and cover letter are required. SEI requires all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with exceptions made for health and/or religious reasons. To get a sneak peek at the programs you’ll work on in this role check out Energize Careers and Climate Corps.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $31.73 per hour


  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Sustainability or Green Building: 3 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location