The South Bay Cities Council of Governments and the CivicSpark AmeriCorps program are seeking emerging professionals who want to gain real-world experience, launch a social purpose career, and make a lasting impact in communities!

We have fellowship openings for our Energy Efficiency and Climate Action projects.

The Fellow will work with at least 15 South Bay public agencies including various school districts water agencies and the cities in the region. The Fellow will engage with key stakeholders and help agencies access energy efficiency resources provided through the SoCalREN.

Engagement with guidance from SBCCOG staff requires facilitating and attending meetings with agencies helping obtain energy data and agency documents analyzing data from benchmarking facility energy use to identify projects developing behavior change initiatives to engage agency staff or community members to conserve energy leading or assisting with special project initiatives including facility equipment inventory promotion of agency accomplishments via social media and agency recognition program. It is envisioned that the Fellow will also work with volunteers to help facilitate program delivery.

Desired project outcomes include heightened engagement that result in increased energy efficiency action and a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions. Specifically successful completion of projects will result in documentation of city accomplishments a behavior change best practice report upon initiative completion coordination and implementation of special project initiatives enhanced engagement with communities through social media platforms for agency recognition and overall increased regional public agency undertaking of energy efficiency projects.

Based on resource restraints facing regional public agencies the work of the Fellow will increase the South Bay’s advancement toward energy efficiency goals and implementation as laid out in the Sub-Regional CAP and Adaptation Plan. The Fellow will facilitate the offering of various energy programs and services that regional public agencies would not otherwise receive.

Additionally the Fellow will help agencies with disadvantaged communities to access advanced SoCalREN services that provide support beyond basic energy efficiency such as distributed energy resources including solar battery storage and EV to help ensure that these communities are not left behind with the changing energy landscape.

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