Fellowship Positions

Program Data Fellow

Community Energy Project
Location
2705 E Burnside St Suite 112 Portland Oregon 97214
Format
Hybrid
Term
June 2024 - March 2025 (10 months)
Stipend
$3000
Monthly stipend
Additional pay
$1000
End of program award
Benefits

Health care coverage, professional development, industry networking

About Community Energy Project

We believe that everyone deserves a safe, healthy, efficient home, regardless of income.

Community Energy Project (CEP) provides free home services focused on safety, health, and energy efficiency. We provide free community education and supplies, as well as direct home energy upgrades and repairs. All our services are made possible by partnerships with community members and service organizations, utilities, corporations, foundations, and government agencies.

Position Overview & Description

Data is how we tell stories: to decision-makers, the public, and internally. The data we gather and how we gather it speaks to our priorities as a climate justice organization. The Program Data Fellow is going to support one of CEP’s four strategic priorities of using quantitative and qualitative data that is representative of the communities we serve to inform our advocacy work, program design, and program delivery. They will do a deep dive on the way that CEP gathers, reports on, and responds to data we get from our community. They will analyze the way we currently track data, conduct a variety of cross-departmental analysis, and learn about equity metrics. 

The Fellow will also gain field experience in data collection and analysis by collaborating with CEP staff at the many points where data is collected: At inception (new program design), delivery, documentation, analysis, and utilization internally and externally. This will allow them to not only have a hand in direct service but to understand how data is collected and utilized in order to be effective through analysis. The Fellow will also work with the Executive Director and Engagement Manager on our strategic planning goals around data. Occasional evenings and weekends will be required, as this is how we work directly and best serve our communities. This Fellowship will average 40/hrs week and for weeks where evening and weekend work is required, hours can be flexed during the day/time. This Fellowship is available as a hybrid role with an estimated average of 2-3 days a week needed in the office or in the field (dependent on project needs). If desired, the Fellow may use the office 5 days per week.

Responsibilities

  • Organizational Capacity: Support CEP’s priority of developing data-driven strategy by reviewing, documenting and analyzing current data practices. Exploration of new ideas such as a data charter, new databases, and community involvement. CEP currently utilizes a mix of Acuity, Salesforce, Google Drive Docs and Sheets, Community Services, and program-specific platforms such as The Oregon Community Solar participant management system.
  • Program Support: Oregon Community Solar, Climate Resilience Workshops, Direct Home Install programs including but not limited to shadowing staff in these positions to understand data collection process and client management, gaining direct field experience, collaborating on solutions to streamline processes for data collection, and researching and suggesting updates to current processes.
  • Community Listening Sessions: logistical support, synthesizing comments, documenting learning

Desired Qualifications

  • Strong administrative skills and attention to details
  • Strong research and analysis skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills—able to manage and communicate effectively with diverse individuals and groups of people in a variety of manners.
  • Strong interest in environmental & social justice issues and community development
  • Personal or professional experience with culturally-informed services to diverse and traditionally underserved groups (e.g. BIPOC, LGBTQIA , low-income) is highly desirable.
  • Experience using or baseline understanding of databases and spreadsheets including Acuity, Salesforce, Google Drive Docs and Sheets, and/or Community Services
  • Ability to be self-motivated on projects, ask questions as needed
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to summarize data and technical information in an accessible and digestible manner
  • Bachelor's degree or 4 years equivalent experience preferred

We encourage anyone who is interested in this position and who meets some of the qualifications to apply, even if they do not meet all of them. We recognize that a unique perspective and background can enhance a role when many, if not all, of the listed qualifications are met.

**If you would need to relocate for this position, please note that you need to be in the state you are relocating to no less than 10 business days before the start of the fellowship.**

Benefits

  • End-of-program financial award​.
  • Healthcare coverage with 100% of healthcare insurance premiums covered by the employer.
  • Access to a national Member Assistance Program, which includes financial and legal assistance, medical advocacy, and counseling services. 
  • Professional and Personal Development Training
  • ​Career-readiness training in interview preparation, salary negotiation, and developing a professional resume and cover letter.
  • Attending panels, workshops, and presentations by climate resilience industry professionals. 
  • Professional networking opportunities. 

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://jobs.climatecorps.org/listings. We are constantly adding positions, so make sure to frequently check this site to see if there are new opportunities available.

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


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