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TO APPLY
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 Customer Relationship Associate
2. Director, Strategic Partnerships
3. GHG Program Research Volunteer
4. Green-e Volunteer
5. Legal Intern


1. Green-e Customer Relationship Associate

Full-Time
Posting Date: March 30, 2015
Application Deadline: Ongoing

Overview
The Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) is seeking an individual to join our small, dynamic, and collaborative team to help lead client interactions through our Green-e Marketplace certification and sustainability services. The Green-e Customer Relationship Associate will have the opportunity to lead our customer retention programs and develop content for program communication in coordination with the Green-e Marketplace Program Manager. The position will act as the primary contact for the application and intake process, program communication, compliance, and renewal processes for Green-e Marketplace certification participants. The position will also assist with overall program development and outreach activities. Individuals should be very comfortable working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment as well as being detail oriented.

Job Description

  • Act as primary point of contact for client correspondence and respond to inquiries relating to Green-e business certification and promotional programs
  • Implement Green-e Marketplace customer retention programs including:
    • Customer application and in-take process
      • Review and verify certification materials
    • Customer communication
      • Program updates and offerings, promotional materials, market advisory notices, etc.
    • Customer compliance process
      • Develop and implement annual market compliance audit schedules and ensure timely and efficient completion of annual audits
    • Customer renewal process
  • Act as primary point of contact for Green-e Energy seller partnership initiatives and maintain regular communication to ensure successful execution of partnership strategy
  • Provide input and coordinate with senior staff on Green-e program planning and development
  • In coordination with senior staff, develop and implement strategic Green-e client recruitment strategy
  • Develop and implement Green-e social media strategy in coordination with senior staff
  • Represent Green-e through presentations, meetings and conferences, as needed, to promote Green-e business certification programs and develop prospective clients and partners
Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Master’s Degree or College Degree with 2-4 years related professional experience
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Good oral and written communication
  • Salesforce, CSR, marketing, and social media experience
This job is onsite in our San Francisco, CA office.

To Apply
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 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. Director, Strategic Partnerships

Full-Time
Posting Date: November 24, 2014
Application Deadline: Ongoing

Overview
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. 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.



3. GHG Program Research Volunteer

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

Overview
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

Qualifications
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

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.




5. 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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