Fellowship Positions

Energy & Sustainability Associate

Sonoma County Junior College District
Location 1501 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa California 95401 See location
Stipend $2800 Monthly stipend
Additional pay $1000 End of program award

Work Environment: In-person

Term: December 2023 – September 2024; 40 hours/week

Benefits: Health care coverage, professional development, industry networking, UC Climate Stewards Certification.

Position Overview

Sonoma County Junior College District (SCJCD) is a single college district located in Northern California, Sonoma County. SCJCD is a leading California Community College district that believes in creating a strong culture of sustainability. SCJCD has ambitious goals of reducing its GHG impacts and empowering its diverse student population to meet their basic needs. To help accomplish these goals SCJCD needs a climate corps fellow to assist with utility tracking, updating the college’s SIMAP Greenhouse Gas Inventory, and conduct an update to the STARS assessment tool by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The climate corps fellow will work with college stakeholders to find solutions to address the college’s sustainability challenges and provide additional Sustainability project support. The Energy & Sustainability Associate will be under the guidance of the Sonoma County Junior College District’s Energy & Sustainability Programs Manager. 


  • Communications 
  • Infographics, case studies, best practices, videos, training material 
  • STARS assessment tool update 
  • SIMAP GHG Inventory Update 
  • Work with Shared Governance Committees 
  • Provide data collection and analysis around transportation, energy, waste and water data 
  • Provide additional support for ongoing sustainability projects 

Ideal Candidate

  • Outgoing
  • Customer-oriented
  • Well organized
  • Can work independently with little supervision
  • Can come into a brand new role and help develop new protocols, procedures
  • Ability to work hard delivering measurable benefits to Sonoma County Junior College District. 

Required Qualifications 

  • College degree 
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and communication skills 
  • Ability to work independently as well as with diverse, multi-stakeholder groups 
  • Demonstrated ability to plan projects and to keep multiple projects moving forward 
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Ability to logically troubleshoot problems and develop creative solutions 
  • Passion for environmental issues and making a difference in their community 
  • Working experience with Microsoft suite including Word, Excel and Outlook 
  • Experience using web site and video production software a plus 
  • Experience with data analytics tool such as Tableau, Python, or ARC 

Professional Development Opportunities 

  • Managing projects, such as scoping work, identifying stakeholders and audience, 
  • Developing work products on time, and evaluating achievement of goals 
  • Developing compelling written and visual communications for web and print consumption 
  • Determining best practices for energy & sustainability tracking, metrics, and goals 
  • Working independently towards goals and outcomes that are developed as a team 
  • Analyzing preliminary results and developing feedback loops to make a lasting impact on the college around sustainability 
  • Learning about public sector work, planning, construction and implementation around Sustainability Projects 

SEI requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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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