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Join our team of passionate professionals forging the path to decarbonization

Whether you’re a seasoned environmentalist or someone who’s always wanted to be part of a greater movement for a sustainable future, you’ll be in good company at CSE. From project managers to energy efficiency gurus, EV enthusiasts to data nerds, we’re each doing our little part to make a big impact.

We move at the speed of business and operate with the heart of a nonprofit. This means we have a strong corporate infrastructure that includes finance, information technology, human resources and marketing functions that work together with our program administration teams to achieve our mission.


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Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects relating to successful implementation of assigned projects.   Develop and oversee detailed project policies and guidelines, team roles & responsibilities, budgets, and schedules.  Track and manage project activities and expenditures to ensure project deliverables are completed on time and within budget. Ensure accurate, timely billing of project activities. Continuously monitor project effectiveness and implement new approaches as required.
  • Continually engage appropriate stakeholders to inform of project design, improve delivery of project activities and steer development opportunities. Manage critical client relationships, ensuring successful negotiation and delivery of project deliverables and ongoing client satisfaction. Manage the scheduling and logistics of working group and stakeholder meetings. Manage subcontractor and vendor relationships and contracts to ensure satisfactory completion of project objectives.
  • Identify key program needs and support functional managers and teams in proposal development activities to ensure ongoing funding and strategic growth. Work with trade groups, local government representatives, regulators and funding agencies to gain buy-in and commitment.  Leverage market research to tailor program design and scopes of work. Develop projects to meet all contractual terms and conditions of assigned contracts
  • Monitor, track and provide updates to team on pertinent policy initiatives at local, state and national level.
  • Supervise and coach support staff, as assigned, in delivering project activities.
  • Manage program budget and regularly monitor actual expenses versus budgeted amounts.  Communicate significant budget variances to executive management.  Recommend budget revisions and/or changes to program activities that keep expenses within budget and staff utilization rates on target.
  • Present at conferences, and in front of industry and community groups, and legislative bodies, producing research briefs, presentations and reports that correspond with project policy, research and communications efforts.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Role Specific Responsibilities


Essential knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Demonstrated proficiency in project management; successful project management through all phases (initiating, planning, execution, monitoring, closing) and project constraints (scope, quality, scheduling, budget, resources, risk);
  • Extremely detail-oriented;  exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to perform within required deadlines;
  • Strong organizational and planning skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to take initiative to effectively handle multiple tasks, changing priorities and complex assignments;
  • Able to manage multiple tasks, changing priorities and complex assignments


  • Experience in clean energy industry


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Masters degree preferred


  • 6 -7 years of related experience

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide marketing and communications oversight for multiple program teams at CSE.
  • Provide strategy and management for consumer marketing and outreach, including developing annual plans for clean energy projects.
  • Leverage CSE’s resources to manage traditional and innovative channels including paid, earned and social media; community-based organizations and other strategic partnerships. 
  • Develop strategies and methods to engage target markets and stakeholders, with a special focus on increasing participation by hard-to-reach or disadvantaged communities including low income and multifamily.
  • Partner with internal program teams to establish and execute on shared goals and ensure multi-channel effectiveness and brand consistency.
  • Work with project managers and marketing team to ensure marketing content is accurate and timely.
  • Support outreach campaign implementation, reporting, data sharing and budgets including development, tracking, and approval of outreach materials.
  • Implement and manage marketing automation platform (Marketo) to execute marketing communications.
  • Measure and report on the performance of marketing campaigns. Track and report ROI for initiatives.
  • Create and manage the development of collateral, toolkits, case studies, videos and presentations
  • Project manage implementation of initiatives with PM software through the entire content creation lifecycle from creative brief to drafting, editing, design and final dissemination.
  • Ensure that all external communications are consistent and in line with program brands.
  • Possibly oversee at least one direct report and provide direction and feedback on program work and career growth.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Experience developing strategic marketing plans.
  • Proficient in a marketing automation platform, preferably Marketo.
  • Familiarity with PMP protocols.
  • Digital marketing experience coordinating the development of website content, creating media influencer outreach strategies, developing and executing email marketing and coordinating digital advertising campaigns.
  • Excellent written (emphasis on Associated Press writing style) and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally to align internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Collaborative team player.
  • Passion for renewable energy technologies.


  • Experience in renewable energy and energy efficiency industry.
  • Experience marketing products/services to government stakeholders.
  • Experience working in a marketing agency environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred


  • Minimum 4 years of professional experience directly related to assisting in the development and execution of B2B marketing strategies.
  • An MBA with a concentration in marketing may take the place of some work experience.



Work Environment:

  • Works in an office environment
  • Ability to travel and to work flexible hours as needed. Domestic travel may be required up to approximately 5-10% of the time.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Must have sufficient manual dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and other equipment customarily present in an office environment.

Summary of Position

The intern will work with the San Diego Regional Clean Cities Coalition (SDRCCC), an independent organization housed at the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE). SDRCCC is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program and is comprised of public agencies, businesses and individuals dedicated to improving air quality and reducing the region’s dependence on conventional petroleum-based fuels. Throughout the Summer of 2020, the Fellow will work with CSE research and transportation staff members on initiatives that support the deployment of electric and alternative fuel vehicles.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide research on local and regional infrastructure for electric vehicles and alternative fuels in support of the regional alternative fuel readiness plan.

2. Identify current fleet users of alternative fuels such as biodiesel, CNG, LNG. Research market barriers and policy opportunities. Identify opportunities to connect the San Diego region to adjacent alternative fueling corridors.

3. Share findings of above research tasks in written reports, web posts, and presentations. Regular web posts on other clean transportation topics.

4. Assist in other tasks, as assigned.


Approximately $6,000 for the summer for graduate students, based on $15 per hour, 40 hours per week.

Undergraduate students, $12 per hour, 40 hours per week.

Position Timeline

The position will run 10 weeks beginning in June and conclude in August of 2020. Please note that CSE may adjust the start date to accommodate the end of the academic year.


  • Currently enrolled or graduating student in environmental science and management, public policy, urban planning or related program
  • Strong analytical and writing skills. GIS skills desirable
  • Interest in energy, transportation, or the environment




Responsible for general support of various Clean Transportation projects with a focus on project coordinating and training of rebate processing specialists for the administration of statewide clean transportation programs. Under general supervision from the Clean Transportation Operations Managers, the Coordinator will assume responsibilities that include program implementation, team training and support, partner engagement, and overall coordination of Southern California Edison’s Clean Fuel Reward Program requirements.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide training and ongoing support to the transportation operations team of rebate processing specialists (RPS).
  • Provide logistical and administrative oversight to ensure quality control. Enforce program requirements, application procedures and standards, and support program processes.
  • Monitor daily activities to ensure that procedures are working to achieve program goals and to support efficient processing. Review program plans through the course of the fiscal year and advises the Senior Manager or Program Manager as necessary.
  • Make recommendations on transportation program design, including drafting Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Cheat Sheets, program email templates and correspondence, and program evaluation and reporting.
  • Coordinate, organize and track the progress of RPS tasks.
  • Create program reports and presentations as needed. Contribute to data analysis and writing of transportation program reports.
  • Maintain and update the internal database of program processing related documentation, including SOPs and Cheat Sheets
  • Handle inquiries about the program, eligible technologies and project requirements. Serve as point person for escalated customer service calls.
  • Provide overall operational support to Project & Operations managers.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Role Specific Responsibilities:


Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, time management and planning skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks, changing priorities and working effectively under deadlines.
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented with exceptional problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in customer service principles.
  • Ability to learn complex procedures and policies quickly.
  • Ability to take initiative, be proactive and work with minimal supervision.
  • Basic knowledge of project management and best practices with data entry and documentation.
  • Demonstrable proficiency with standard office software packages (MS Office: Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook). Advanced uses of word processing, spreadsheets, databases and other standard software to create well-formatted documents and materials requiring interpretation and critical thought.
  • Familiarity with standard office procedures, filing, telephone techniques and operation of office equipment.
  • Proficient in typing and use of proper English spelling, punctuation and grammar in communications


  • Familiarity with California clean transportation policies and landscape.
  • Experience with advanced technology market transformation programs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in area relevant to sustainable transportation and/or business practices, such as business administration, environmental/energy policy, transportation planning, environmental planning or environmental science or equivalent work experience required.
  • Master’s degree preferred.


  • 3 years of related experience
  • Licenses, Certificates or Registrations:
  • Valid California driver’s license; insured in the State of California. Must have access to a licensed and registered vehicle and be willing to use it for work-related purposesImage removed..


Work Environment:

· Works in an office environment

Job Summary

The Production Artist is responsible for providing production support to graphic designer(s), senior designer(s) and/or the Creative Services Manager for design projects. Production work will be focused on both digital and traditional print designs to support client programs, development efforts and corporate marketing endeavors.

Daily duties will include layout assistance utilizing branded templates, resizing of print/digital ads, formatting/fine-tuning PowerPoint presentations, requesting quotes from commercial printers, as well as collecting, processing and organizing files for print production. This role requires meeting project deadlines in a fast-paced environment for various print and digital marketing and/or production of related collateral.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Produce and resize imagery for ads, social media, blogs and other digital media as animated GIFs, JPGs or PNGs
  • Format and fine-tune PowerPoint presentations for the leadership team and program support
  • Assist in developing Word templates based on provided design layouts
  • Make requested edits to print and digital marketing materials utilizing Adobe Creative Suite
  • Collaborate with graphic designers to format artwork
  • Upload and maintain project status through established project management software
  • Work with vendors to receive printing estimates
  • Prepare production files ready for commercial printing and work with vendors to fulfill print jobs
  • Help manage image library and other visual assets as needed
  • Source vendors for specialty or promotional items
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Experience working in a Mac environment
  • Possess strong technical skills in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Solid graphic arts understanding of offset printing processes and production of print-ready files
  • Strong adherence to sourcing environment-friendly printing practices
  • Ability to consistently uphold brand and style guidelines while making requested edits
  • Extreme attention to detail and accuracy
  • Meticulous ability to neatly organize digital files and versions saved to the server
  • Experience working with creative departments, marketing and business development
  • Positive, collaborative team player with a can-do attitude
  • Ability to display excellent client/customer service to meet the needs and expectations of both internal and external partners
  • Open to a diverse array of project types
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines, work on many projects simultaneously and work in a team environment in a corporate setting
  • Passion for sustainable energy a plus

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of SharePoint and maintenance of documents on established site
  • Working knowledge of HTML/CSS in making requested edits for email marketing
  • Ability to edit sound recordings using Adobe Premiere for webinars and podcasts
  • Experience in fulfilling requested edits to motion graphics, visual effects, video production/editing and animation

Education and/or Experience:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor's degree in Visual Communications/Graphic Design preferred or equivalent experience
  • At least 3 years recent relevant work experience and portfolio reflecting work

Computer and/or Technical Skills:

  • In addition to the Adobe Creative Suite, demonstrated fluency in using standard office software packages (MS Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint)
  • Familiar with standard office procedures, digital filing, telephone techniques and operation of office equipment
  • Proficient in typing and good at spelling, punctuation, grammar and oral communication

License, Certificates or Registrations:

Valid California Driver’s License; insurable in the State of California.


  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick time
  • Medical, dental and vision plans
  • Health care & dependent care flexible spending account
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Long-term Disability
  • Basic life and AD&D insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Transportation flexible spending account
  • Gym/fitness reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Legal Shield & ID protection option
  • Alternative work schedule (not available for senior leadership positions)
Our Team

Efficient and effective processes are what set CSE apart from our competitors. Ensuring our clients have visibility into our great work while optimizing the user experience for consumers is paramount to our operations.

Chad Taylor
Chad Taylor
Director EV Programs
Process & Technology

We’re testing grid integration projects that have only been theorized about before. Working with real commercial properties to test assumptions is really exciting.

Erin Malcolm Brandt
Erin Malcolm Brandt
Technology Integration