Coordinator (Energy & Water Programs)
Climate Resolve builds collaborations to champion equitable climate solutions. We connect communities, organizations, and policymakers to address a global problem with local action. We inclusively develop practical initiatives that reduce climate pollution and prepare for climate impacts. Using our collective power to tackle climate change, we are creating a thriving California and inspiring others to act. Our purpose is a just and resilient future.
Climate Resolve staff share one important characteristic in common: a culture of praxis. We’re doers. While idealistic in nature, we are pragmatic in our approach to climate solutions. Climate Resolve recognizes the gravity of the climate crisis and that its effects are profound. We work to avert its impacts, but we also see the opportunity for the climate crisis to inspire profound changes in society that will improve life in our cities and our world.
The Coordinator, Energy & Water Programs (CEWP) position reports to the Director, Energy & Water Programs (DEWP). With guidance from DEWP, the CEWP will collaborate with Climate Resolve staff to implement Energy and Water programs from origin through the execution of deliverables. While this role will coordinate the fulfillment of project-based deliverables for energy and water-related initiatives and goals on behalf of the organization, the work of the CEWP will also entail client coordination, project coordination, data analysis, written-reporting, and administrative activities.
Leadership & Management
- Ensure excellence in delivery for assigned programs
- Report weekly on progress and contribute to (trans)formation of energy and water-related programmatic strategy with Senior Director and Director, Energy & Water Programs, as well as Executive Director on an ad hoc basis
- Manage other programs to be determined with Climate Resolve’s Director, Energy & Water Programs
- Assist in facilitating meetings with other project stakeholders
- Conduct analysis and assist in the approval of documentation and submittals
- Assist in project design, implementation, and reporting
- Coordinate work with outside organizations, consultants, and subcontractors
- Coordinate with the project’s Senior Director and Director to ensure the accomplishment of all deliverables
- Local school district energy and water programs – 50%
- Support DEWP in development of new proposals and implementation of new water conservation and energy efficiency projects
- Assist with the completion of the final three (3) Proposition 39 Energy Expenditure Plans submitted to California Energy Commission.
- Work with Facilities, IT, and the individual schools to complete the installation of Lucid energy monitoring dashboards, coordinate training efforts, and support any education/outreach/adoption efforts throughout the District.
- Use the Lucid dashboards, benchmarking practices, and site visits to identify additional energy and water saving opportunities
- Work with Climate Resolve’s DEWP and Facilities Personnel to manage pre-construction efforts for PV solar program
- Work with Climate Corps Fellow to research the expansion and funding of school district’s EV Bus Program and green infrastructure, in general
- Expand on the newly developed campus green teams/clubs with science teachers, possibly through the Office of K12 Instruction.
- Organize a Thank You Lunch for Facilities team
- Work with Climate Resolve’s Communications Manager and the Public Information Officer to publicize projects on social media
- Based on a comprehensive benchmarking project, write about successes and key learnings with Climate Resolve’s Communications Manager
- Work with Public Information Officer to apply for National Green Ribbon Schools Award
- Coordinate with Climate Corps Fellow on both of the Proposition 39 projects, future business, and associated research
- Carbon crediting program – 35%
- Coordinate the compliance procedures for the next solar PV Project Package
- Work with selected municipalities and pool equipment suppliers to conduct site visits, evaluate alternatives, and execute letter agreements to place pool covers on public pools in Los Angeles County and/or Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) regions
- Coordinate with the Senior Director and Director in the development of GHG saving methodologies
- Local government energy and water program – 15%
- Work with the Senior Director and Director on grant proposals for additional funding to further support a green infrastructure initiative for a local municipality
- Facilitate education and outreach to city officials and community members on the importance of resilience against climate change and expanding strategies to combat urban heat island (UHI) impacts
- Work with the local municipality to ensure the business owning residents in proximity to the project site are aware of project timelines, minimizing the impact of construction on business operations
- Participate in monitoring efforts with the University of Southern California, the local municipality, and all the project stakeholders through implementation
The Coordinator, Energy & Water Programs will be thoroughly committed to Climate Resolve’s mission. All candidates should have proven experience that includes:
- A Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 2 years’ experience in the fields of energy and/or water project development, implementation, or project management
- An ability to research, analyze, and report both verbally and in-writing on all aspects of energy and/or water projects, including some experience with energy monitoring software
- Ability to travel locally as required for projects
- Ability to handle and prioritize multiple assignments, working well under pressure
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Working knowledge of MS office and Google apps products
- Ability to work effectively in a supportive and collaborative fashion with diverse groups
- Important to be self-directed, flexible, and able to work under tight deadlines
- Congenial personality – gets along with others
Note on Certifications
- Climate Resolve will encourage and support professional development by paying fees for the CEWP to pursue CEM, LEED GA, and AP credentials during the first 24 months of employment. Upon successful completion of the CEM, LEED GA, and AP credentials and 24 months of employment, Climate Resolve will consider paying the fees for the CEWP to pursue WELL AP or EIT credentials the following year
This is a Full-Time position (40 hrs/wk) with a matching 401K contribution, medical benefits, and a dental/vision stipend. Salary offered is $60,000 DOE.
To apply, submit your cover letter and resume to Thelma Briseño, Director, Energy & Water Programs, at with the subject line “Coordinator, Energy & Water Programs”.
We encourage applicants of all races, ethnicities, physical abilities, genders, and sexual orientations to apply; Climate Resolve is committed to a diverse workplace.