Community Organizer

Solar Program Coordinator

Development Director

Program Coordinator (ECO2school)


Community Organizer

The Center for Climate Protection seeks an upbeat, strategic, accomplished, and well-networked individual with a sense of humor to work fulltime organizing community support for the Center for Climate Protection. The Community Organizer will help engage and expand a network of activists to advocate for climate policy solutions in California.

Community Organizer’s Role

  • Design and implement campaign strategies that deliver results
  • Take initiative and responsibility
  • Build support for strategic policy objectives from volunteers, policymakers, and allied organizations
  • Cultivate relationships
  • Coordinate public events and rallies
  • Facilitate meetings and trainings
  • Bonus: Research and develop potential new funding sources

Skills and Qualities

The job requires a person who:

  • Has a proven track record of successful community organizing – experience in climate and with organizing legislative campaigns a big plus
  • Is very well organized, a strong team player, and builds relationships naturally
  • Is charismatic and inspiring with superior communication skills, especially public speaking
  • Uses social media effectively to communicate and market projects to targeted audiences
  • Skilled in using tools needed for work such as a CRM system, Facebook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Minimum Qualifications

  • Track record of successful organizing
  • Minimum five years’ relevant work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Able and willing to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends
  • Available and willing to travel
  • Use of a car necessary for fulfilling job responsibilities
  • Able to engage in a range of physical activity, including standing or sitting at a desk or computer and walking (sometimes on uneven surfaces) for extended periods of time. Able to climb a flight of stairs and lift/carry up to 30 pounds
  • Excellent references

Terms

  • Salary and benefits competitive with similar positions in similar organizations
  • 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 and why you are well-suited for the job to Ann Hancock, ann [at] climateprotection.org. We encourage applicants to submit their applications by May 4. Please, no calls. The position is open until filled.


Solar Program Coordinator

The Center for Climate Protection seeks an experienced, energetic, and results-oriented individual with strong organizational, management, and interpersonal skills plus a sense of humor to work part time (24 hours per week) developing and coordinating its solar energy program. Job activities include general solar stakeholder support, development of expansion opportunities, revenue generation, and technical customer support. Work with a dedicated, lively team to expand the organization’s impact.

Examples of Solar Energy Program Coordinator duties

  • Ensure that the overall program has a long-range strategy that achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress
  • Provide assistance in developing program, organizational and financial plans with supervisorial staff, and implement plans
  • Identify and develop opportunities to raise funds for programs related to solar energy
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the solar field
  • Manage the Qualified Vendor and Clean Energy Advocate programs, including vendor recruitment and evaluation, referrals to participating vendors, and other member services

Desired Skills and Qualities

  • Familiarity with solar energy
  • Entrepreneurial, personable, confident, methodical, inspiring, enthusiastic team member
  • Strategic thinker
  • Able to work both independently and as well as a team member while taking direction from supervisorial staff
  • Strong research, communication, sales, and customer service skills
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Tech savvy – familiar with software programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPress, and social media platforms

Minimum Qualifications

  • Proven experience in performing duties
  • Proven high standards of integrity, professionalism, and discretion
  • Proven high proficiency with tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPress, and PowerPoint
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Emotionally intelligent
  • Able and willing to work a flexible schedule including occasional nights and weekends
  • Able to perform a range of physical activity including standing or sitting at a desk with a computer and walking, sometimes on uneven surfaces, for extended periods of time
  • Able to climb a flight of stairs and carry up to 30 pounds
  • Use of a car as needed for work
  • Excellent references

Terms

  • Salary and benefits competitive with similar positions in similar organizations.
  • 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 and why you are well-suited for the job to solarjob *at* climateprotection *dot* org. Please, no calls. We encourage applicants to submit their applications by April 30. The position is open until filled.

 


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.   


Program Coordinator (ECO2school)

The Center for Climate Protection, a non-profit 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.

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 part time (20-30hr), position. In the 2018-19 school year, ECO2school will operate in fifteen 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 part-time, grant-dependent 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 amy@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.

We will begin reviewing applications on June 6th. The position is open until filled. No phone calls, please.