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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Energy Coordinator” in the title.
Deadline: March 15, 2014.