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Energize Careers Fellow

San Jose, CA, USA
4 days ago
Paid fellowship

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SEI: Building Leaders for a Resilient World

San Rafael, CA, USA

SEI is an environmental nonprofit that builds leaders to drive sustainability solutions. For over 20 years, SEI has partnered with schools, communities, ...

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Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEW

This Energize Careers Fellowship is a full time position based at San Jose City College. The Fellow in this position will support the full range of energy career training programs at SJCC, including HVAC, refrigeration, and electrical. The ideal candidate will be passionate about the transition to a clean energy future with an interest in energy efficiency, electrification, heat pumps, and renewable energy.

 

ABOUT ENERGIZE CAREERS

The Energize Careers program aims to create a diverse and representational sustainability workforce through the economic empowerment of people who experience barriers to employment by helping them to access high-wage, high-growth green career opportunities. The Energize Careers Program provides holistic services to support marginalized people through technical training, job placement, and employment support. Energize Careers training partners include pre-apprenticeship programs, apprenticeship programs, community-based training organizations, and community colleges to provide technical sustainability training to underserved individuals, and we collaborate with wrap around service providers and industry partners to provide participants with services and support to secure and retain high-wage, high-growth green career opportunities.

 

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY

  • Supporting faculty and instructors in offering high quality training for energy efficiency and sustainability careers. This may include research, development of instructional materials, and instructional support in the classroom
  • Investigate emerging trends in technology and the labor market for air conditioning, water heating, space heating, renewable energy, electrification and refrigeration
  • Identify and develop relationships with local employers, recruiters, and partner organizations to support participant recruitment, support services, and job placement
  • Supporting students in obtaining positions where they will be utilizing energy efficiency skills, including connecting students with a demonstrated need to advanced career/wraparound service providers
  • Assisting faculty and SEI staff in collecting and maintaining necessary program documentation

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Supporting faculty and instructors in offering high quality training for energy efficiency and sustainability careers. This may include research, development of instructional materials, and instructional support in the classroom
  • Investigate emerging trends in technology and the labor market for air conditioning, water heating, space heating, renewable energy, electrification and refrigeration
  • Identify and develop relationships with local employers, recruiters, and partner organizations to support participant recruitment, support services, and job placement
  • Supporting students in obtaining positions where they will be utilizing energy efficiency skills, including connecting students with a demonstrated need to advanced career/wraparound service providers
  • Assisting faculty and SEI staff in collecting and maintaining necessary program documentation

 

CLIMATE CORPS QUALIFICATIONS

  • Availability for the full-time, 10-month Fellowship program, beginning in September 2021
  • Climate Corps Fellows must have completed a 4-year degree by the time the program cycle starts in September 2021. 
  • A connection to the placement location. This is an equal opportunity position and we prefer to place a candidate who already lives in the region being served.
  • Experience in and the drive to address racism and create race equity with the team members and programmatically.

 

ABOUT SAN JOSE CITY COLLEGE

San José City College is part of the San José Evergreen Community College District - Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

San José City College offers two certificates and an Associate in Science (A.S.) in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technology. This program is designed to develop the appreciation, knowledge, and skills essential for employment in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Instruction includes both theory and practical work with refrigeration and air conditioning machinery, electrical equipment, and related mathematics.

 

ABOUT CLIMATE CORPS

Climate Corps, a program of  SEI, is 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 for-profit businesses. To see a full list of climate, energy, and sustainability positions posted by Climate Corps, please visit here: https://fm.seiinc.org/climatecorps/jobs/. We are constantly adding positions, so make sure to frequently check this site to see if there are new opportunities available.

SEI requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply. A commitment to work and learn within an anti-oppression framework is required. https://www.seiinc.org/dei.html

SEI: Building Leaders for a Resilient World

San Rafael, CA, USA

SEI is an environmental nonprofit that builds leaders to drive sustainability solutions. For over 20 years, SEI has partnered with schools, communities, ...

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