1. Green-e Program Associate
  2. CRS and Green-e Fellowship Program – Spring 2016
  3. Green-e Energy Verification Associate – Summer 2016


How to Apply for a Position

1. Green-e Program Associate

  • 1 Full-time staff position
  • Posting Date: January 20, 2015
  • Application Deadline: Ongoing, Position Open until Filled



The Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) and the Green-e certification programs are seeking a full-time Green-e Program Associate to join our innovative, team-oriented environment to assist with implementation and management of our growing suite of Green-e programs. Green-e is North America’s leading independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions, helping to facilitate market-based solutions that drive sustainable energy and climate action.  Green-e is administered by the nonprofit CRS, located in the Presidio of San Francisco, California.

This is a great opportunity to gain practical renewable energy, climate change, and corporate social responsibility experience. CRS’s projects and needs continually evolve, and there is potential for growth within the position and organization.



The Associate should expect to spend the majority of his/her time on the following types of activities.  The list below is not exhaustive:

Green-e Operations – 80%

  • Manage relationships with Green-e Energy and Green-e Climate program participants
  • Evaluate and process certification applications and other program documents, conduct contract renewals and terminations, review and improve related internal program processes and documentation
  • Conduct reviews of sales verification and marketing materials, reports and other documents for compliance with Green-e rules
  • Respond to general Green-e email inquiries and hotline
  • Support new program and policy development through research and materials development
  • Research renewable energy standards and markets, state and national renewable energy policy, and other topics
  • Support outreach efforts, including through social media channels, public speaking and webinars
  • Perform program administration duties such as meeting minutes, mailings, and website updates

Other Activities – 20%

  • Provide research support to Green-e Climate and Marketplace programs as needed
  • Assist with business development outreach
  • Other projects as they arise and as the Associate has interest and ability



  • Master’s degree in a related field, or a bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of experience
  • Study or work experience in environmental policy, electricity markets, climate change, and/or carbon offsets
  • Passion for renewable energy
  • Excellent research, writing, quantitative and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while keeping a firm focus on priorities
  • Great attention to detail
  • High level of comfort contacting clients by phone and email in a professional manner
  • Microsoft Office Suite competency
  • Experience with Salesforce and/or webpage design is a plus
  • Experience with program compliance, verification and enforcement is a plus


This is a full-time, 40-hour per week paid staff position. The Associate is expected to work from the CRS office. Limited travel is a possibility.


2. CRS and Green-e Fellowship Program

  • 4 Positions, half-time commitment for 3 months
  • Posting Date: January 6, 2015
  • Application Deadline: Ongoing, Positions Open until Filled



Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) is seeking 4 part-time fellows for the spring of 2016 to assist with various research and program-related activities. These volunteer positions will run from February through May 2016.

CRS is a nonprofit organization that creates policy and market solutions to advance sustainable energy. Since 1997, CRS has been instrumental in the development of landmark state, regional and national renewable energy and climate policies. CRS has also provided regular technical assistance and guidance to attribute tracking systems and other renewable energy functional support entities around the country.

Green-e is a program of CRS that provides certification and verification of renewable energy and carbon offset programs and products, and is North America’s leading independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy in the retail market.

Green-e also offers a unique certification (Green-e Marketplace) that recognizes organizations using certified renewable energy and/or carbon offsets and enables them to demonstrate their environmental commitment through the use of the nationally recognized Green-e logo.

The Fellowship Program, started in fall 2015, is a great opportunity to gain practical renewable energy, climate change, and nonprofit office experience, and to be exposed to a variety of topics and organizations in the renewable energy sector. Each fellow will have primary focus in one of the following three areas and should specify a fellowship or two that most appeals to them when applying; other fellowship types may be created based on the volunteer’s interests and abilities, and CRS’s needs:

  • Research Fellow (2 positions). Areas of research generally include international electricity markets, government policy, stakeholder mapping, renewable energy/carbon offset certification programs, renewable energy/carbon offset purchasers, certification programs that support renewable energy and carbon offsets, renewable energy and carbon mandates, electricity and carbon oversight activities, and marketing materials and practices. Planning and conducting program outreach is also a possibility. Ideally, candidates will be able to analyze and synthesize information to produces summary briefs. Green-e Marketplace program-related research will also include information on the printing, paper, food and beverage, and other sustainable business. Higher-level research projects for both programs are also an option if candidate demonstrates interest in and familiarity with renewable energy and carbon markets.
  • Marketing Compliance Review Fellow. Support for reviewing client marketing materials and contacting participants in the Green-e Energy program. Call renewable energy suppliers in the program and assist with evaluating whether their marketing and call centers are in compliance with Green-e Energy program rules.
  • Business Development Fellow. Perform market research online in discreet energy sectors.  Help develop and execute on direct communications to target market groups. Identify industry organizations and potential partnership opportunities.  Some work in Salesforce and Excel is expected.  Phone calls with prospects is a possibility for the right candidate.



The ideal candidates will have excellent internet research skills, organizational skills, Microsoft Excel competency, and a passion for renewable energy and climate change. Knowledge of corporate social responsibility, climate change, renewable energy, and carbon offsets is a plus, as is experience with renewables outside of the US. Half time commitment at the CRS office for 3 months or equivalent is desired. A Bachelor degree or equivalent work experience is required.


3. Green-e Energy Verification Associate – Summer 2016

  • 4 Positions, 32 hours per week, temporary
  • Posting Date: December 21, 2015
  • Start Date: May 24, 2016
  • Application Deadline: Ongoing, Positions Open until Filled



The Center for Resource Solutions is seeking four motivated individuals to serve as Verification Associates for the summer of 2016.  This is a great opportunity to learn about renewable energy and the intricacies of the voluntary renewable energy market in which it is sold.  The Associates will work closely with Green-e Energy staff and learn about each of the Green-e programs: Energy, Climate and Marketplace.

The positions will begin on May 24, 2016; three of the positions will last ten weeks, and one of the positions will last twenty weeks. Candidates must be available to start on May 24. These positions may be considered internships only if you have a relationship with an amenable sponsoring institution. If you wish to get credit for this position as an internship, please include information from your sponsoring institution in your application.



The Associates will assist with Green-e Energy’s annual verification process, as well as have opportunities for research projects, based on the needs of the Green-e programs and the interest and experience of the candidates.

Verification (75-80%): Renewable energy sellers in Green-e Energy are required to submit an annual Verification Report detailing their supply and sales of renewable energy during a given year.  These reports are audited by accountants hired by the program participant.  The Associates will assist Green-e Energy staff in reviewing and processing the reports, which are received June 1, 2016.

Research (20-25%): In addition to verification tasks, there are a number of other areas within CRS that can use assistance.  Depending on the applicant’s particular interests and skills, he/she may work in a number of areas including:

  • Renewable energy facility reviews
  • Utility outreach
  • Renewable energy markets and accounting in other countries
  • Green-e communications/marketing
  • Facilitating partnerships with like-minded organizations
  • Identifying companies for possible Green-e Marketplace participation
  • Green-e Salesforce applications


Qualifications and Preferred Skills

  • Enrolled in a graduate program in a related field, or have completed a bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of experience
  • Passion for renewable energy and environmental issues
  • Study or work experience in Accounting, Environmental Studies, Economics, Communications, Software QA/QC, Policy or related field
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel; knowledge of functions, pivot tables and other data analysis features is extremely helpful
  • Comfortable managing and reviewing large amounts of data and mathematical calculations
  • Great attention to detail
  • High level of comfort contacting clients by phone and email in a professional manner
  • HTML experience is a plus
  • Previous experience with renewable energy markets is a plus


Compensation and Scheduling

This is a temporary, part-time position, and the Associate is expected to work 32 hours per week. This position pays $18 per hour if funding from the applicant’s university or another grant-giving institution is not available. The Associate will be expected to work from the CRS office in the Presidio of San Francisco, and will be eligible to receive commuter benefits. The schedule arrangement is flexible so long as the Associate works in the office an average of 32 hours each week.

Students currently enrolled in graduate programs are encouraged to apply.


To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs [at] resource-solutions [dot] org in one combined file titled with your name. Please include the job title in the subject line. Indicate why you are interested in the position, what you hope to gain from your tenure here, a summary of your qualifications for the position, and your availability (possible start date, hours per week and duration if relevant). Submissions are welcome when there are no positions listed, if you’d like us to keep your materials on file for future positions. No calls or email inquiries please. Employment will be contingent upon completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification and satisfactory reference checks.


About Center for Resource Solutions (CRS)

CRS is a national nonprofit with global impact. CRS brings forth expert responses to climate change issues with the speed and effectiveness necessary to provide real-time solutions. Our leadership through collaboration and environmental innovation builds policies and consumer-protection mechanisms in renewable energy, greenhouse gas reductions, and energy efficiency that foster healthy and sustained growth in national and international markets.

CRS does not discriminate based on race, sex, age, national origin, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation or disability. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. CRS provides a robust benefits package for full-time employees including a matching program for 401(k) retirement and commute benefits. CRS is located in the Thoreau Center for Sustainability in San Francisco’s Presidio National Park.

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