Wednesday, February 26, 2014

SEM job in Alaska!

Energy Coordinator

General Position Description:

The Southeast Alaska Conservation
Council seeks a motivated and passionate individual to work on rural
energy issues. The Energy Coordinator position is responsible for
assisting rural Southeast communities in identifying ways to
alleviate high energy costs and reduce their dependency on fossil
fuels. The position involves working very closely with local,
regional and state partners in developing effective strategies to
increase local engagement, provide energy educational opportunities
and explore efficiency measures and renewable energy alternatives for
heating, electricity and transportation.

    * Work within a broader partnership on efforts and demonstration
projects that integrate multiple components of community
sustainability including affordable energy, economic development, the
environment, social well being and cultural values.
    * Travel extensively to communities to maintain current
relationships and build new relationships with tribal partners,
schools, utilities, municipalities and boroughs, conservation
organizations and other non-governmental organizations. Coordinate
with all partners to keep them informed of efforts, programs and
opportunities for energy related involvement
    * Research and help prioritize individual community energy
options, work closely with partners and local leaders to offer
recommendations on near and long term efforts
    * Engage multiple stakeholders in community energy planning and visioning
    * Facilitate community energy meetings and help develop local
energy committees
    * Facilitate, partner on and provide technical support for energy
demonstration projects
    * Work with local campaign staff in compiling updated energy
baseline information for community buildings in order to accurately
measure the impact of efficiency and renewable energy efforts
    * Track performance of demonstration projects through on-line and
site monitoring, develop reports on performance and lessons learned
in order to strengthen future efforts and help guide policy
    * Work with community and regional partners on developing
resource assessments and feasibility studies to prepare for future
project level funding
    * Provide direct support, guidance and training opportunities for
community-based program staff in Kake, Hoonah and Wrangell
    * Conduct outreach to SEACC members and the public through
workshops, publications, alerts, blogs, reports and media
    * Work with SEACC staff and campaign on program development which
will include actively reevaluating goals, objectives and strategies
based on organizational reflection and community and partner feedback
    * Assist community partners with the preparation of grant
proposals and program budgeting
    * Participate in local, regional and statewide energy planning
meetings and events
    * Carry out personnel administrative tasks such as
communications, reporting and maintain records for convenience of
successive members and other staff

Desired Qualifications:

We are seeking a person who is highly motivated, a quick learner and
able to work independently with excellent time management and
communication skills.  Experience working in rural Alaska communities
is preferred. Familiarity with the regional energy framework of
Southeast Alaska, as well as knowledge about energy efficiency and/or
small scale renewable energy applications is highly desired.

The Energy Coordinator position will serve as a "technical team"
member providing guidance and support to staff living in rural
communities, and helping to coordinate efforts and share information
among communities.

Compensation: Annual salary DOE; full health benefits

To apply: Email cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references
to Todd Bailey at Please put
"Energy Coordinator" in the title.

Deadline: March 1st, 2014.

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