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. Director, Strategic Partnerships
2. Green-e Energy Verification Associate
3. GHG Program Research Volunteer
4. Green-e Volunteer
5. Legal Intern

1. Director, Strategic Partnerships

Posting Date: November 24, 2014
Application Deadline: Ongoing

The Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) is seeking an individual to join our small, dynamic, and collaborative team to lead the organization's business development and marketing efforts, and work with the Executive Director and senior staff on strategic program development and implementation. This is a new, senior level position at CRS that reports to the Executive Director. This director contributes at a high level to overall CRS strategic direction and vision, and is responsible for directing and implementing, in coordination with senior staff, product development, marketing and sales strategies for the Green-e programs and other CRS initiatives. There is an expectation that the position will generate new revenue for CRS through increased certifications or other work as result of outreach, targeted marketing and relationship development, and that this position will maintain and grow CRS's reputation for credibility and independence as a non-profit in the energy and environmental sector.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Green-e Programs - Marketing, Strategy and Partnership/Stakeholder Engagement
    • Lead CRS strategy/implementation/marketing/messaging/outreach for initiatives focused on certification of competitive electricity products and green pricing products (initial focus on competitive electricity markets), and certification of companies' use of renewable energy through direct power purchase agreements of renewable electricity, renewable energy certificates, offsets and/or onsite generation.
    • Manage new client outreach, marketing and in-take for Green-e Energy.
    • Provide marketing strategy support for Green-e Climate.
    • Provide strategic guidance and marketing support, in cooperation with Green-e Marketplace Manager, for CRS initiatives to engage with purchasers of Green-e certified renewable energy and carbon offset products and in the development of new partnership relationships that are beneficial to increasing Green-e program reach.
    • Manage the changes and updates to the Green-e Energy National Standard, including stakeholder engagements, in coordination with key staff, and, in coordination with administrative support and other senior staff, coordinate interactions with the Green-e Governance Board.
    • Manage updates to Green-e fee structures, in cooperation with Green-e program managers.
  2. Lead development of CRS solar programs, consistent with CRS strategic objectives.
  3. Support the annual Renewable Energy Markets conference by initiating sponsorship relationships.
  4. Represent CRS with outside stakeholders and at public forums, and increase the organization's linkages in the clean energy, climate and sustainability industries.
  5. Contribute to CRS policy and expert assistance work, as needed.
This position will require regular travel.

Preferred Skills and Experience
  • MBA or equivalent education/experience, with B-to-B marketing experience.
  • 8-10+ years in related industry.
  • Significant experience in electricity markets, with preferred experience in green power markets and with the Green-e programs.
  • Significant experience in developing and implementing effective marketing and business development strategies, preferably in green power or related industry.
  • Comfort and expertise in leading collaborative projects in cross-functional teams.
  • Experience with and insight into the perspectives of CRS's customers, partners and consumers of Green-e certified products.

To Apply
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through January 30, 2015. 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, a summary of your qualifications for the position, and your available start date. No calls or email inquiries please. Employment will be contingent upon completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.

2. Green-e Energy Verification Associate

Full-Time, Temporary
Posting Date: December 8, 2014
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Start Date: May 27, 2015

The Center for Resource Solutions is seeking four motivated individuals to serve as Verification Associates for the summer of 2015. This is a great opportunity to learn about renewable energy and the intricacies of the voluntary renewable energy market in which it is sold. The Associates will work closely with Green-e Energy staff and learn about each of the Green-e programs: Energy, Climate and Marketplace.

The positions will begin on May 27, 2015; three of the positions will last ten weeks, and one of the positions will last twenty weeks. Internships are available if you have a relationship with an amenable sponsoring institution. Please include information from your sponsoring institution in your application if you wish to get credit for this position as an internship.

The Associates will assist with Green-e Energy's annual verification process, as well as have opportunities for research projects, based on the needs of the Green-e programs and the interest and experience of the candidates.

Verification (75-80%): Renewable energy sellers in Green-e Energy are required to submit an annual Verification Report detailing their supply and sales of renewable energy during a given year.  These reports are audited by accountants hired by the program participant.  The Associates will assist Green-e Energy staff in reviewing and processing the reports, which are received June 1, 2015.

Research (20-25%): In addition to verification tasks, there are a number of other areas within CRS that can use assistance.  Depending on the applicant's particular interests and skills, they may work in a number of areas including:

  • Renewable energy facility reviews
  • Utility outreach
  • Renewable energy markets and accounting in other countries
  • Green-e communications/marketing
  • Facilitating partnerships with like-minded organizations
  • Identifying companies for possible Green-e Marketplace participation
  • Green-e Salesforce applications

Qualifications and Preferred Skills

  • Passion for renewable energy and environmental issues
  • Study or work experience in Accounting, Environmental Studies, Economics, Communications, Software QA/QC, Policy or related field
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel; knowledge of functions, pivot tables and other data analysis features is extremely helpful
  • Comfortable managing and reviewing large amounts of data and mathematical calculations
  • Great attention to detail
  • High level of comfort contacting clients by phone and email in a professional manner
  • HTML experience is a plus
  • Previous experience with renewable energy markets is a plus

Compensation and Scheduling
This is a temporary, part-time position, and the Associate is expected to work 32 hours per week. This position pays $18 per hour if funding from the applicant's university or another grant-giving institution is not available.  The Associates will be expected to work from the CRS office in the Presidio of San Francisco, and will be eligible to receive commuter benefits. The schedule of hours spent in the office is flexible so long as the Associate works in the office an average of 32 hours each week.

College students enrolled in graduate programs are encouraged to apply.

3. GHG Program Research Volunteer

Part-time Position
Posting Date: November 2014
Application Deadline: Continuous recruitment

This position will involve research into and evaluation of program requirements, program performance, changes and trends in project registration, and changes in the stances of other organizations toward projects/credits from different greenhouse gas (GHG) programs and rationales behind these changes. It will involve comparing different program requirements and providing conformity and gap analysis.

This volunteer would also assist with the development of new Green-e Climate program and verification materials, as well as conduct research regarding the retail market for carbon offsets.

This work could be categorized as research and standard development. It would involve desktop research and analysis, preparing briefs and research summaries, and preparing and giving presentations on findings

Ideal candidates have some carbon market experience, preferably specific experience with the CDM and/or voluntary programs (e.g. research/academic, project development, project validation or verification), along with strong writing and communications skills.

4. Green-e Volunteer

Part-Time Position
Posting Date: February 19, 2015
Preferred Start Date: March 2, 2015

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.

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.

5. Legal Intern

Part-time Position
Application Deadline: Continuous recruitment

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.

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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