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1. Center for Resource Solutions and Green-e Fellowship Program
Four (4) Temporary Part-Time Positions
Posting Date: January 9, 2017
Start Date: February 2017
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) is seeking four (4) part-time fellows for the spring of 2017 to assist with research and program-related activities. These volunteer positions will run from February through May 2017.
CRS is a nonprofit environmental 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. Green-e is a program of CRS that provides third-party certification for renewable energy, such as utility green power programs, and carbon offset programs. Green-e Energy is North America’s leading consumer protection and certification program for renewable energy. 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. CRS will work with each fellow to craft a four-month work plan that utilizes current strengths, while developing experience in other areas of interest. Fellows can expect to engage in any of the following types of activities:
- Research. Areas of research include international electricity markets, government policy, stakeholder mapping, renewable energy/carbon offset purchasers, standards that support renewable energy and carbon offsets, electricity and carbon oversight activities and industry best practices.
- Marketing oversight & consumer protection. Support the review of client marketing materials and renewable energy claims to ensure compliance with the Green-e program rules. Learn about industry best practices for accurate renewable energy marketing and disclosure.
- Business development. 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.
- Marketing and communications. Provide support for CRS’s communications activities, draft marketing communications in Adobe Indesign, write draft blog posts, manage content calendars, manage social media accounts, provide marketing strategy support, and other design functions based on fellow’s capabilities.
- Policy Support. Provide support for CRS’s policy work in current areas of interest, including: design and implementation of state Renewable Portfolio Standards, community renewables programs, power source and emissions disclosure, carbon regulation and market design, and government support of voluntary markets.
- Event planning. Work on logistics and programming for the 2017 Renewable Energy Markets Conference, CRS’s annual conference being held in October 2017 in New York. Potential to work on smaller, targeted events as opportunities arise.
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 a minimum requirement. Opportunities also are available for mid-career professionals and graduate students.
To Apply for a Position at Center for Resource Solutions (CRS)
Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.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). Employment will be contingent upon completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification and satisfactory reference checks.
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, including a matching program for 401(k) retirement (permanent positions only) and commute benefits. CRS is located in the Thoreau Center for Sustainability in San Francisco’s Presidio National Park.