Now Accepting Applications for the 2015-2016 EcoFellowship Program

The Center for EcoTechnology is seeking six qualified college graduate candidates for a one-year paid fellowship position to work with our staff and other EcoFellows to carry out community outreach, school education and other activities related to climate action initiatives and educational programming in western Massachusetts. Activities will support the CET’s initiatives to assist residents, students, institutions and businesses across the region in ongoing programs in energy efficiency, home energy services, renewable energy, and waste reduction through recycling, reuse and home composting. The Fellowship offers a full orientation and week-long training by CET professionals in subjects related to above programs, as well as professional development exploring a variety of environmental topics throughout the fellowship. Fellows will be based in CET’s Northampton office.

EcoFellowship Qualifications:

  • We are looking for creative and energetic college graduates (bachelor degree required) with an interest in education and outreach along with a familiarity with issues related to energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, climate change, recycling and resource conservation. Previous experience through volunteering, internships and/or professional work is required.
  • Commitment to the entire Fellowship program, from August 10, 2015 to June 30, 2016, is required.
  • Fellows work a flexible schedule (40 hrs/week) that requires some evening and weekend hours as needed.
  • Computer skills required, experience in creative uses of social media and/or graphic design preferred.
  • Driver’s license and reliable, insured transportation is required.
  • Ability to lift and move 50# will be required as necessary for certain placements.
  • Background checks and drug testing will be required for all positions.
  • CET is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all to apply.

 

EcoFellowship Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary: Pays $11/hr for 40 hrs/week, with an additional $2,000 bonus at the completion of the program
  • Benefits: Health Insurance; paid sick, holiday and vacation; supplies and mileage reimbursement
  • Professional Development: Week-long training; monthly professional trainings throughout experience

 

Hiring Process:

Application Process:               Rolling applications are accepted until March 13th

Interview Process:                  Initial interviews are ongoing until March 18th, either in person or by phone

2nd interviews will be scheduled for late March/early April, in person required

Hiring Process:                       Position placements will be offered by mid-April

EcoFellowship Placement:      August 10, 2015 to June 30, 2016

Duties and Responsibilities of Class of 2016 EcoFellowship placements (six total):

 

Energy Efficiency Service EcoFellowship

  • Implement the Go Green Campaign – encouraging residents to take practical steps in home energy efficiency and personal behaviors choices towards a sustainable future.
  • Work with office staff on the documentation of home energy assessments, reviewing contracts, and supporting customer service to optimize our field and office efforts.
  • Assist field staff in home energy assessments, reviewing residential homes for potential energy efficiency measures and assist homeowners in behavior changes to improve their efficiency savings. Support field staff in communicating the program’s energy savings, financial implication and return-on-investment.
  • Assist field staff in performing home energy ratings of newly constructed homes, including field visits to the homes to inspect energy efficiency measures and assisting builders who seek to build more energy efficient buildings.
  • Support the CET Green Team, and work on Greening CET through energy and waste reduction programs.
  • Monitor progress for the CET Mission Impact Report and energy efficiency campaigns to reduce use.
  • Additional customer service support tasks assigned as required.

 

Green Business Services EcoFellowship

  • Support statewide Green Team program for schools, including: administrative support to the program, writing communications to teachers- emails and newsletters, recruiting educators, work to bring improvements to the program and provide technical assistance as needed to schools to establish recycling and composting programs.
  • Support Green Business Specialists to help implement commercial recycling and composting programs and provide subsequent follow up support to these businesses.
  • Learn energy efficiency programs provided by the utility companies and assist Green Business Specialists with outreach, direct installs, and prescriptive incentives.
  • Support statewide Mass Farm Energy Program that assists farms with energy efficiency measures and incentives.  Support includes administrative, programmatic, writing, and outreach.
  • Assist our mercury diversion program, providing support to municipalities and hardware retail take back locations and ensuring these locations are stocked with educational materials.
  • Track and organize actions and accomplishments for internal purposes and funding report.
  • Support the CET Green Team, act as Northampton office’s Recycling Liaison to reduce use.
  • Monitor progress for the CET Mission Impact Report and energy and waste campaigns to reduce use.
  • Additional customer service support tasks assigned as required.

Marketing EcoFellowship

  • Implement the Go Green Campaign – encouraging residents to take practical steps in home energy efficiency, recycling, composting and personal behavior choices towards a sustainable future.
  • Work with staff in generating written and digital media content: writing articles, blog posts and case studies for social media outlets and CET website, developing video content for website and social media, and support regional media engagement.
  • Assist in the research, development and distribution of marketing content for CET’s business units (Green Homes, Green Business, and EcoBuilding Bargains).
  • Work with staff to seek out businesses and residents to donate building supplies, cabinets, doors/windows and other household items, prepare these products for resale and assist customers at the EcoBuilding Bargains reuse store complete the reuse cycle and reduce household waste.
  • Call and visit prospective material donors in designated market areas to explain and educate about the options of donating. Follows established script and implements improvements in sales technique.
  • Support the CET Green Team, and work on Greening CET through energy and waste reduction programs.
  • Monitor progress for the CET Mission Impact Report and energy and waste campaigns to reduce use.
  • Additional marketing tasks assigned as required.

Outreach and Education EcoFellowship

  • Implement the Go Green Campaign – encouraging residents to take practical steps in residential clean energy, energy efficiency, recycling, composting and behaviors choices towards a sustainable future.
  • Work directly with staff to assist communities with outreach and education to residents. Examples of outreach activities include staffing information tables in community venues, coordinating energy efficiency and building science presentations, implementing hands-on workshops, develop EcoHouse parties and promote other outreach events.
  • Conduct classroom and school-wide energy, waste and recycling instruction and activities at schools and youth programs.
  • Work with staff in generating written and digital media content: writing articles, blog posts and case studies for social media outlets and CET website, developing video content for website and social media, support regional media engagement
  • Assist in the research, development and distribution of marketing content for CET’s business units (Green Homes, Green Business, and EcoBuilding Bargains).
  • Support the CET Green Team, and work on Greening CET through energy and waste reduction programs.
  • Monitor progress for the CET Mission Impact Report and energy and waste campaigns to reduce use.
  • Additional outreach and educational tasks assigned as required.

Send cover letter and resume via email to: hr@cetonline.org.  PLEASE NOTE PREFERENCE FOR TYPE OF FELLOWSHIP IN SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR SUBMISSION. You may include military service assignments and any verified work performed on a volunteer basis. CET is an equal opportunity employer.

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