Energy Program Coordinator

Development Director

Program Coordinator (ECO2school)

Energy Program Coordinator

The Center for Climate Protection seeks a talented, experienced, upbeat person with a sense of humor to work full time managing two programs, Solar Sonoma County and Business for Clean Energy.

Solar Sonoma County (SSC) has a long history as Sonoma County’s trusted nonprofit solar information resource. Its mission is to increase solar deployment with a focus on “solar plus” (solar+), meaning solar that is integrated with other resources such as storage, energy efficiency, and electric vehicles. The program is guided by a committee of professionals in solar and related fields.

Business for Clean Energy (BCE) is an association of members who share best practices and advocate for clean energy policies. BCE members understand that business helps drive innovation and plays a crucial role in addressing the climate crisis in ways that strengthen the economy.

Examples of Energy Program Coordinator responsibilities:

  1. Program management and administration
  • Arrange and help host the quarterly BCE Breakfast gatherings
  • Coordinate the monthly Solar+ Committee meetings
  • Maintain the program website ensuring content is accurate, relevant, and up-to-date
  • Maintain social media presence
  • Participate in quarterly California Solar and Storage Association (CALSSA) North Bay Chapter meetings
  • Help ensure the financial health of the programs
  1. Development and new member recruitment
  • Manage existing members and recruit new members
  • Ensure that members’ dues are up-to-date and paid at the agreed upon level
  1. General solar, business, and community stakeholder support

Serve as an independent advisor to assist residential and non-residential property owners in finding pre-qualified and/or certified local solar+ businesses. Free to the public, this service exists to help prospective solar+ customers navigate the solar+ process, with an emphasis on integration of solar with storage, electric vehicles, efficiency, and automation.

  1. Solar referral support for Sonoma Clean Power

Respond to referrals from Sonoma Clean Power to assist customers with questions about solar energy. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years’ relevant work experience in the solar, business, or energy sectors
  • Excellent references
  • Able and willing to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends
  • Available and willing to travel
  • Use of a vehicle 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


  • Salary and benefits competitive with similar positions in similar organizations
  • Location: Santa Rosa, CA
  • 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 the following information to Woody Hastings, Energy Program Manager,

  • Letter describing your interest in and suitability for the position
  • Your résumé
  • Names and contact information for your last three clients or employers

Position open until filled. We encourage applicants to submit applications by June 22. No phone calls, please.

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


  • 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] 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.


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 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.