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Please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs [at] resource-solutions [dot] org in one combined file titled with your name. Please include the job title in the subject line. Indicate why you are interested in the position, what you hope to gain from your tenure here, your availability (possible start date, hours per week and duration if relevant). Submissions are welcome when there are no positions listed, if you'd like us to keep your materials on file for future positions. No calls or email inquiries please.

1. Center for Resource Solutions and Green-e Fellowship Program
2. Green-e Volunteer
3. Legal Intern

1. Center for Resource Solutions and Green-e Fellowship Program

4 Part-Time Positions
Posting Date: August 18, 2015
Application Deadline: Ongoing

Overview
Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) is seeking 4 part-time fellows for the Fall of 2015 to assist with various research and program-related activities. These volunteer positions will run from September through November 2015.

CRS is a nonprofit organization that creates policy and market solutions to advance sustainable energy. Since 1997, CRS has been instrumental in the development of landmark state, regional and national renewable energy and climate policies. CRS has also provided regular technical assistance and guidance to attribute tracking systems and other renewable energy functional support entities around the country.

Green-e is a program of CRS that provides certification and verification of renewable energy and carbon offset programs and products, and is North America's leading independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy in the retail market.

Green-e also offers a unique certification (Green-e Marketplace) that recognizes organizations using certified renewable energy and/or carbon offsets and enables them to demonstrate their environmental commitment through the use of the nationally recognized Green-e logo.

The Fellowship Program, new this year, is a great opportunity to gain practical renewable energy, climate change, and nonprofit office experience, and to be exposed to a variety of topics and organizations in the renewable energy sector. Each fellow will have primary focus in one of the following three areas and should specify a fellowship or two that most appeals to them when applying; other fellowship types may be created based on the volunteer's interests and abilities, and CRS's needs:

  • Research Fellow (2 positions). Areas of research generally include international electricity markets, government policy, stakeholder mapping, renewable energy/carbon offset certification programs, renewable energy/carbon offset purchasers, certification programs that support renewable energy and carbon offsets, renewable energy and carbon mandates, electricity and carbon oversight activities, and marketing materials and practices. Planning and conducting program outreach is also a possibility. Ideally, candidates will be able to analyze and synthesize information to produces summary briefs. Green-e Marketplace program-related research will also include information on the printing, paper, food and beverage, and other sustainable business. Higher-level research projects for both programs are also an option if candidate demonstrates interest in and familiarity with renewable energy and carbon markets.
  • Marketing Compliance Review Fellow. Support for reviewing client marketing materials and contacting participants in the Green-e Energy program. Call renewable energy suppliers in the program and assist with evaluating whether their marketing and call centers are in compliance with Green-e Energy program rules.
  • Business Development Fellow. Perform market research online in discreet energy sectors. Help develop and execute on direct communications to target market groups. Identify industry organizations and potential partnership opportunities. Some work in Salesforce and Excel is expected. Phone calls with prospects is a possibility for the right candidate.

Qualifications
The ideal candidates will have excellent internet research skills, organizational skills, Microsoft Excel competency, and a passion for renewable energy and climate change. Knowledge of corporate social responsibility, climate change, renewable energy, and carbon offsets is a plus, as is experience with renewables outside of the US. Half time commitment at the CRS office for 3 months or equivalent is desired. A Bachelor degree or equivalent work experience is required.




2. Green-e Volunteer

Part-Time Position
Posting Date: February 19, 2015
Application Deadline: Ongoing

Overview
Center for Resource Solutions is seeking a part-time volunteer for the Spring of 2015 to assist with various research and program-related activities for the Green-e Energy and Green-e Marketplace programs This position will run March through May 2015.

Green-e Energy offers certification and verification of renewable energy programs and products, and is North America's leading independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy in the retail market.

Green-e Marketplace is a unique certification program that recognizes organizations using certified renewable energy and/or carbon offsets and enables them to demonstrate their environmental commitment through the use of the nationally recognized Green-e logo.

This is a great opportunity to gain practical renewable energy, climate change, and nonprofit office experience, and to be exposed to a variety of topics and organizations in the renewable energy sector. The volunteer should expect to split time among the following types of activities; others may be available based on the volunteer's interest and ability, and CRS's needs:

  • Research. Areas of research generally include international electricity markets, government policy, stakeholder mapping, renewable energy certification programs, renewable energy purchasers, certification programs that support renewable energy, renewable energy mandates, electricity oversight activities, and marketing materials and practices. Planning and conducting program outreach is also a possibility. Ideally, candidates will be able to analyze and synthesize information to produces summary briefs. Green-e Marketplace program-related research will also include information on the printing, paper, and graphic design industries, with some opportunity for outreach and event planning. Higher-level research projects for both programs are also an option if candidate demonstrates interest in and familiarity with renewable energy and carbon markets.
  • Administration and Data Systems. Various support roles as necessary, including business process streamlining and data processing.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have excellent internet research skills, organizational skills, Microsoft Excel and Salesforce competency, and a passion for renewable energy. Knowledge of corporate social responsibility, climate change, renewable energy, and carbon offsets is a plus, as is experience with renewables outside of the US. Half time commitment for 3 months or equivalent is desired.




3. Legal Intern

Part-time Position
Application Deadline: Continuous recruitment

Overview
The Center for Resource Solutions is always looking for legal interns for Spring, Summer, and Fall of the current year. Internships during Summer months can be full time. During the school year, we would prefer at least 15 hours/week with preference for interns that would stay for multiple terms.

Prior legal interns have helped to draft letters to the California Air Resources Board and filings to the California Public Utilities Commission, attended regulatory proceedings and industry conferences, written internal memos on sustainable forestry and biomass, observed contract negotiations, helped to register trademarks, helped to index the organization's intellectual property, presented to the organization on intellectual property fundamentals, memos on copyright issues, and aided in the development of internal policies. Students with an interest in trademarks, contracts, renewable energy policy, consumer protection, and environmental policy are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications
Law students only.




About Center for Resource Solutions (CRS)
CRS is a national nonprofit with global impact. CRS brings forth expert responses to climate change issues with the speed and effectiveness necessary to provide real-time solutions. Our leadership through collaboration and environmental innovation builds policies and consumer-protection mechanisms in renewable energy, greenhouse gas reductions, and energy efficiency that foster healthy and sustained growth in national and international markets.

CRS does not discriminate based on race, sex, age, national origin, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation or disability. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. CRS provides a robust benefits package for full-time employees including a matching program for 401(k) retirement and commute benefits. CRS is located in the Thoreau Center for Sustainability in San Francisco's Presidio National Park.

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