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. Green-e Energy Verification Associate
2. GHG Program Research Volunteer
3. Green-e Volunteer
4. Legal Intern

1. Green-e Energy Verification Associate

Full-Time, Temporary
Posting Date: February 4, 2014
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Start Date: May 28, 2014

The Center for Resource Solutions is seeking four motivated individuals to serve as Verification Associates for the summer of 2014. 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 28, 2014; 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 2, 2014.

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 $15 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 are encouraged to apply.

2. GHG Program Research Volunteer

Part-time Position
Posting Date: April 10, 2013
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. It will also involve presenting these findings along with recommendations for Green-e Climate to achieve program goals relative to existing and future program endorsements.

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

We are looking for someone with carbon market experience, preferably specific experience with the CDM and/or VCS programs (e.g. research/academic, project development, project validation or verification), along with strong writing and communications skills.

3. Green-e Volunteer

Part-Time Position
Posting Date: September 26, 2013
Preferred Start Date: January 15, 2014

Center for Resource Solutions is seeking a part-time volunteer for the Fall of 2013 to assist with various research and program-related activities for the Green-e Energy and Green-e Marketplace programs.

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.

4. Legal Intern

Part-time Position
Posting Date: April 10, 2013
Application Deadline: Continuous recruitment

The Center for Resource Solutions is looking for legal interns for 2013 and spring 2014. 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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