Fellowship Positions

Sustainability Specialist

The MITRE Corporation
Location
Fully Remote
Format
Remote
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

Work Environment & Location

Fully Remote, with a preference for Hybrid work 2-3 days per week on site if you are located in San Diego, CA; Raleigh-Durham, NC; or McLean, VA

About the MITRE Corporation

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges—and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us.

Position Overview & Description

MITRE’s newly established environmental sustainability initiative is intended to meet our business needs without sacrificing or compromising cultural, social, or environmental resources. Our vision is for MITRE to be at the forefront of sustainability practices, serving as a leader in testing and developing innovative solutions and technologies, and informing more equitable solutions to whole-of-nation sustainability challenges. MITRE seeks opportunities to contribute to the multilateral effort to limit global warming to no more than 1.5°C to prevent catastrophic irreversible impacts to our ecosystem. MITRE has committed to identifying strategic actions towards a climate positive environmental footprint.

We are looking for an energetic learner who is organized, detail oriented, and dedicated to sustainability monitoring, reporting, and improvement. As a Sustainability Specialist, you will be part of the Sustainability team, working across global operations and supply chains to scale solutions. This role will support the implementation of MITRE’s Sustainability Management Plan, with a primary focus on the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory and responsible sourcing. You will collect, analyze, and interpret data on energy consumption, waste management, GHG emissions, and procurement. This role will conduct research on best practices, emerging trends, and regulatory requirements in sustainability and identify opportunities for improvement. You will contribute to the development of policies, procedures, and guidance that align with sustainability principles.

Primary Tasks/Responsibilities

  • Data entry, review, and documentation management for GHG emissions inventory and responsible sourcing. 
  • Supporting the accuracy, consistency, and verification of the GHG inventory by researching requirements, preparing necessary documentation, and performing data quality analysis.
  • Gathering publicly available information about suppliers’ GHG emissions and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) programs and extracting relevant information to support MITRE’s objectives.
  • Researching how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used to facilitate responsible sourcing and supporting creation of a strategy for applying AI methods to MITRE sustainability actions.
  • Contributing to industry standards and best practices guidance documents to support MITRE staff in adopting more sustainable behaviors and processes.
  • Recommending improvements to MITRE’s procurement practices to reduce Scope 3 impacts and improve ability to meet sustainability objectives. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher or equivalent experience in Sustainability, Environmental Science, or related field.
  • Classwork or one or more years of experience working in sustainability, research, data entry, or data analysis.
  • Highly effective organization, prioritization, multi-tasking, and attention to detail skills.
  • Exceptional communication and data analysis skills.
  • Intellectually curious, “Can-do” attitude, pro-active, and resourceful.
  • Must be able to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment, and possess a commitment to excellence.
  • Familiarity or willingness to learn sustainability reporting requirements (e.g., CDP, GHG Protocol, ISSB, etc.), procurement functions, and supply chain sustainability.
  • Capable of working independently and effectively within a geographically diverse cross-functional team and with all levels of staff/management.

We encourage anyone who is interested in this position and who meets some of the qualifications to apply. 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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