Development Director

Fresno Community Outreach Specialist

Stockton Community Outreach Specialist

Program Coordinator (ECO2school)


Development Director

The Center for Climate Protection seeks a results-oriented, inspirational, entrepreneurial, creative team member with a sense of humor to deliver consistent and sustained resource development results to achieve the Center for Climate Protection’s mission. The Development Director participates with a dedicated, lively senior management team to expand the organization’s impact in California and beyond.

Development Director’s Role

  • Create and implement a powerful resource development strategy
  • Develop a team of staff and volunteer resources capable of executing the strategy with excellence
  • Foster a culture of philanthropy within the organization
  • Build relationships with key investors and engage them in programs and direction
  • Conduct research, identify prospective funding sources, cultivate relationships with foundation staff
  • Be a spokesperson about the Center for Climate Protection and its track record of excellence
  • Ensure the budget and resource development financials are managed with integrity and excellence
  • Be an effective partner with Center for Climate Protection senior management, board, and other key volunteers

Skills and Qualities

The position requires a person with a proven track record:

  • Delivering results
  • Quick learner
  • Superior communication skills
  • Building relationships
  • Very well organized and a strong team player
  • Skilled in using tools needed for work such as a CRM system, Facebook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Minimum Qualifications

  • Verifiable track record of fundraising success
  • Minimum five years’ relevant work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Available and willing to travel
  • Use of a car as needed for work
  • Excellent references

Terms

  • Salary competitive with similar positions in similar organizations
  • Health insurance available after introductory period
  • Three weeks paid vacation plus holidays
  • This is envisioned as a full-time position. We will consider a part-time schedule for the right person.
  • The Center for Climate Protection is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

To Apply

Please email your resume and a cover letter describing why you want the job to Ann Hancock, ann [at] climateprotection.org. Please, no calls.

The position is open until filled.


Fresno Community Outreach Specialist       

The Center for Climate Protection (Center) seeks a qualified individual interested in serving as a part-time “Community Outreach Specialist” contractor to advance Community Choice Energy in the City of Fresno as part of its statewide Clean Power Exchange program.

Program Description

The goal of San Joaquin Valley Clean Power Exchange (CPX) is to establish a Community Choice Energy agency to serve Fresno business and residential customers. The CPX program marries two critical issues, climate protection and social justice, and emphasizes information sharing via the Clean Power Exchange website.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or five or more years of relevant experience
  • Reside within the city of Fresno

Preferred Qualifications

  • Well connected in the community, including Fresno elected leaders and city staff
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Experience in public policy advocacy
  • Experience and/or demonstrated knowledge of energy policy

Key roles and activities

  • Working closely with Center for Climate Protection staff
  • Track activities in Fresno related to Community Choice Energy
  • Represent the Center and the CPX program to local elected officials and government staff
  • Note your association with the Center/CPX on matters related to Community Choice Energy
  • Attend city council meetings and make presentations, as appropriate
  • Write articles/blogs on a regular basis on topics related to Community Choice Energy
  • Use social media to build support for Community Choice Energy
  • Provide updates to Center staff at least weekly about relevant developments including news articles, Fresno city council agendas and/or minutes, business communications, etc.

Desired Qualities

  • Inspiring communicator – able to make the case for establishing Community Choice Energy in a constructive, positive, non-partisan, non-political way
  • Well-networked with a wide spectrum of community leaders and organizations
  • Savvy in social media and willing to tap personal social network in Fresno to support the effort
  • Politically attuned, credible, responsible, upbeat, well-organized, and emotionally intelligent
  • Communicative and responsive with the Center’s CPX team
  • Able and willing to make a commitment to the work through June 2019
  • Willing to become knowledgeable about Community Choice Energy
  • Location: The contractor will be expected to have their own resources in place to work from their location in the Fresno community

Compensation

Please note this is a contract position. Please include your standard nonprofit hourly rate in your cover letter. Applicant should expect a contract commitment of one year consisting of roughly 20 hours a week on average, although sometimes may require more or less work

How to Apply

To apply for Fresno Community Outreach Specialist, please complete this form and attach a cover letter and resume.

Position open until filled.

The mission of the Center for Climate Protection is to inspire, align, and mobilize action in response to the climate crisis. Through Clean Power Exchange, we accelerate the establishment of Community Choice Energy programs in California, and advance best practices in doing so. Be part of a statewide movement to democratize energy, build local power and the local economy, accelerate the shift to renewable energy, and protect the climate.

Project Description

The purpose of the San Joaquin Valley Clean Power Exchange Project (Project) is to build awareness about and support for establishment of Community Choice Energy. The Project marries two critical issues, climate protection and social justice, and emphasizes information sharing via the Clean Power Exchange website. The Project takes place during 2016, and is an initiative of the Center for Climate Protection, a non-profit organization based in Santa Rosa.

The Center for Climate Protection is accelerating the establishment of Community Choice Energy programs in California, and in advancing best practices in doing so. We aspire to develop and support a California network of knowledgeable, dedicated, effective people who share this commitment and support each other in making it happen.


Stockton Community Outreach Specialist    

The Center for Climate Protection (Center) seeks a qualified individual interested in serving as a part-time “Community Outreach Specialist” contractor to advance Community Choice Energy in the City of Stockton as part of its statewide Clean Power Exchange program.

Program Description

The goal of San Joaquin Valley Clean Power Exchange (CPX) is to establish a Community Choice Energy agency to serve Stockton business and residential customers. The CPX program marries two critical issues, climate protection and social justice, and emphasizes information sharing via the Clean Power Exchange website.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or five or more years of relevant experience
  • Reside within the city of Stockton

Preferred Qualifications

  • Well connected in the community, including Stockton elected leaders and city staff
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Experience in public policy advocacy
  • Experience and/or demonstrated knowledge of energy policy

Key roles and activities

  • Working closely with Center for Climate Protection staff,
  • Track activities in Stockton related to Community Choice Energy
  • Represent the Center and the CPX program to local elected officials and government staff
  • Note your association with the Center/CPX on matters related to Community Choice Energy
  • Attend city council meetings and make presentations, as appropriate
  • Write articles/blogs on a regular basis on topics related to Community Choice Energy
  • Use social media to build support for Community Choice Energy
  • Provide updates to Center staff at least weekly about relevant developments including news articles, Stockton city council agendas and/or minutes, business communications, etc.

Desired Qualities

  • Inspiring communicator – able to make the case for establishing Community Choice Energy in a constructive, positive, non-partisan, non-political way
  • Well-networked with a wide spectrum of community leaders and organizations
  • Savvy in social media and willing to tap personal social network in Stockton to support the effort
  • Politically attuned, credible, responsible, upbeat, well-organized, and emotionally intelligent
  • Communicative and responsive with the Center’s CPX team
  • Able and willing to make a commitment to the work through June 2019
  • Willing to become knowledgeable about Community Choice Energy
  • Location: The contractor will be expected to have their own resources in place to work from their location in the Stockton community

Compensation

Please note this is a contract position. Please include your standard nonprofit hourly rate in your cover letter. Applicant should expect a contract commitment of one year consisting of roughly 20 hours a week on average, although some times may require more or less work.

How to Apply

To apply for Stockton Community Outreach Specialist, please complete this form and attach a cover letter and resume.

Position open until filled.

The mission of the Center for Climate Protection is to inspire, align, and mobilize action in response to the climate crisis. Through Clean Power Exchange, we accelerate the establishment of Community Choice Energy programs in California, and advance best practices in doing so. Be part of a statewide movement to democratize energy, build local power and the local economy, accelerate the shift to renewable energy, and protect the climate.

Project Description

The purpose of the San Joaquin Valley Clean Power Exchange Project (Project) is to build awareness about and support for establishment of Community Choice Energy. The Project marries two critical issues, climate protection and social justice, and emphasizes information sharing via the Clean Power Exchange website. The Project takes place during 2016, and is an initiative of the Center for Climate Protection, a non-profit organization based in Santa Rosa.

The Center for Climate Protection is accelerating the establishment of Community Choice Energy programs in California, and in advancing best practices in doing so. We aspire to develop and support a California network of knowledgeable, dedicated, effective people who share this commitment and support each other in making it happen.


Program Coordinator (ECO2school)

The Center for Climate Protection, a nonprofit organization based in Sonoma County, seeks a talented community builder who easily relates to and enjoys mentoring young people, is excited to create healthier communities through active transportation, and is passionate about climate protection.

The mission of the Center for Climate Protection (CCP) is to inspire, align, and mobilize action in response to the climate crisis. We partner with business, government, youth and the broader community to advance practical, science-based solutions for significant greenhouse gas emission reductions.

About ECO2school:

ECO2school is a student leadership program connecting climate and social issues while building leadership skills that lead to positive change. By giving students tools and training, we create an environment that encourages, supports, and drives young people to think creatively and implement successful solutions-based projects. This award-winning program encourages students to use alternative modes of transportation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It integrates with existing high school curriculum to educate students about personal, community, and environmental health issues related to climate change.

We provide guest speakers, in-class education, and service learning opportunities to support student leaders. By working both in the classroom and with clubs, ECO2school engages students in activities that are fun and transformative. Program benefits are not just academic. ECO2school also reduces congestion, saves costs on transportation as well as promotes healthy living, safe commutes, biking, transit ridership, and improved air quality for the entire community.

Position Overview:

This is a full time, position. In the 2017-18 school year, ECO2school will operate in twelve to sixteen Sonoma County high schools. The Coordinator will work as part of a team responsible for implementation of the Sonoma County program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and mentor student leaders to organize and implement the ECO2school program in schools throughout Sonoma County
  • Work at school sites with teachers and administration
  • Make presentations to students and community organizations about climate, bicycle safety, and other topics related to active transportation
  • Assist student leaders organizing and implementing peer-to-peer education activities including bike rides and slow races
  • Organize and facilitate youth leadership development trainings
  • Develop and maintain a social media presence including a blog and website
  • Fulfill contract and grant tracking and reporting responsibilities as required
  • Workwith community leaders and businesses to further develop and support the ECO2chool program
  • Helpwith data collection, aggregation, and evaluation
  • Collaborate with Youth Leadership program staff, other members of the CCP team, staff from regional partners, vendors, and other stakeholders
  • Other dutiesas needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum two years of relevant work experience including a proven track record of effective leadership, organizing, and communicating with youth or families, communities of color, and/or underserved communities.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • An interest in bicycling, climate change and/or youth
  • Excellent references

Desired Skills and Qualities:

The position requires an entrepreneurial, personable, confident team member with a sense of humor who possesses the following skills and qualities:

  • Relatable: Works well with young people, especially high school students
  • Committed: Understands and is passionate about climate protection and is able to incorporate relevant social, youth, and climate justice issues into programing
  • Bicyclist: Has a good understanding of bicycling street skills and bike mechanics
  • Communicator: Superior oral and written communication skills to craft and articulate clear, concise messages
  • Interpersonal: Listens well, considers and responds appropriately to the needs and capabilities of different people in different situations
  • Quick Learner: Uses good judgment and make recommendations to resolve problems
  • Organized: Completes task on time and has the ability to work effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Team-oriented: Skilled in relationship building and networking, makes a positive contribution to achieving program goals, and motivating others
  • Initiator: Is able to identify challenges and advance innovative solutions
  • Facilitator: Takes leadership and responsibility in meetings
  • Technically Skilled: Is proficient with the Microsoft suite including Excel
  • Flexible: Willing to try new things, explore new possibilities in programming, and support the team as needed
  • Upbeat: Conveys a positive outlook
  • Bilingual: Ability to communicate in more than one language is a plus

This job requires extensive travel throughout Sonoma County and sometimes the greater Bay Area. The successful applicant should own a car or have access to a reliable means of transportation required for work. It would help if you either live in Sonoma County or are willing to move to here.

Terms:

This is a full time position. Salary is commensurate with work experience, skills, and educational background. Benefits include paid vacations, holidays, and health insurance. The person in this position will work from the office located in Santa Rosa, California. This position is dependent on grant funding. The Center for Climate Protection strives to create a workforce reflective of the community it serves. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, gender, national or ethnic origin. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

We encourage anyone interested in this position to submit an application as soon as possible. Please email your resume and a cover letter of no more than 250 words explaining your interest in the job and why you’re qualified to Amy Jolly at eco2school@climateprotection.org. Names and contact information for your last three supervisors or clients (including your current supervisor or client, if applicable) will be required if you are asked for an interview. Please include “ECO2school Program Coordinator” in the subject line, and let us know where you learned about the position.

Applications are being reviewed now. The position is open until filled. No phone calls, please.