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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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Efforts will focus on promoting the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP), a program that offers rebates for the purchase or lease of new, eligible zero-emission and plug-in hybrid light-duty vehicles.  This job description outlines key tasks that the selected candidate will focus on in this role.

 Job Summary

We are looking for a candidate that has deep experience working with black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities that is an outgoing community engagement champion to represent CSE (Center for Sustainable Energy) and the CVRP program in building strong partnerships and participate in community events throughout the Sacramento and areas of northern California.  This role is responsible for building awareness and understanding of CVRP as well as educating target audiences about additional incentives and benefits of clean vehicle ownership.  

 

Primary Job Duties

 Partnership Development and Coordination

  • Partnership Building 
    1. Seek out and cultivate new partnerships with community- based organizations (CBOs), community leaders, sustainability, and health focused organizations 
    2. Manage and Strengthen CVRP established relationships with identified stakeholders
  • CBO Partner Network stakeholder coordination
    1. Regular check in with partners under the CBO Partner Network 
    2. Provide ongoing outreach and engagement support
    3. Assist with community presentations for CBO partner network
    4. Assist with any CVRP supported test drives with CBO partner network

Community Event/Presentations

  • Community event participation
    1. Represent CSE/CVRP participating in approved community events and local presentations.
    2. Research event opportunities to participate in that target the low to moderate income audience in pre-identified disadvantaged communities (requires developing an understanding of the landscape of assigned areas to identify where efforts should be focused)
    3. Coordinate needs for any approved event participation logistics 

Administration Responsibilities

  • Administrative responsibilities include:
    1. Oversee inventory of all outreach materials
    2. Uphold CVRP branding standards with regards to materials to be used at events/presentations
    3. Assist with culturally sensitive new outreach tools, handouts and materials as needed to adapt to local communities
    4. Maintain and monitor all outreach messaging for events/presentations
    • Track event/presentation and partnership metrics for internal/external reporting purposes
    • Maintain all communications with partners, stakeholder activities and conversations through Salesforce platform
    • Update project tasks through Teamwork platform
    • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree suggested and or 
  • 2-3 years of experience in community outreach or other areas directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified
  • Deep experience working with in BIPOC communities
  • Bilingual (reading, writing, and speaking) in both English and Spanish a plus
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, and the ability to build strong professional relationships over the phone and in person
  • Demonstrated fluency in using standard office software packages (MS Office: Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Strong multitasking ability, attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Able to follow through on assignments and projects within required budgets and deadlines
  • Familiarity with federal and California regulations related to transportation, energy, and air quality a plus
  • Excellent time and stress management skills
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • A passion for sustainable energy, customers and solving problems quickly and creatively will be valued 

 

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.  

  • This position will require the use of a personal vehicle to transport program and/or booth material to events/presentations or partner meetings. Mileage reimbursement available upon completed and approved vehicle mileage form.  
  • Up to 20% may be required for business travel once travel resumes (post-pandemic). 
  • Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record.  
  • When working events, employee will be required to lift up to 50 lbs. in order to transport, setup and take down booth and program materials and stand for extended periods of time
  • Will work some evenings and weekends or work longer hours when working at events or to meet deadlines 
  • When working in an office environment, employee must possess the physical abilities to utilize standard office equipment: computer, telephone, copier etc.  
  • Sitting for extended periods of time while at a desk or in meetings; hearing and visual acuity within normal range; manual dexterity to operate keyboard and calculator
  • Potential option to work from home

 

Responsible for general support of various Clean Transportation equity-based projects with a focus on operations for the administration of statewide clean transportation programs. Under general supervision from the Operations Managers the Coordinator will assume responsibilities that include program implementation, team training and support, application processing, partner engagement, and overall coordination of transportation program requirements while ensuring the program stays on mission.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Assist a diverse set of applicants with complex project requirements on the phone and in writing.
  • Remove barriers for applicants, when applicable, to ensure all communities are being served. Provide a high-touch customer service support to walk participants through the application process and connect with other complementary programs were applicable.
  • Manage relationships with dealerships, scrappers, financing institutions and advisors as necessary to support the program.
  • Complete review of applicant documentation to ensure that applicants are meeting the qualifications of the program.  Follow up with applicants to assist them in submitting corrected documentation with a goal of maximizing application approval.
  • Provide training and ongoing support to the team of rebate processing specialists to support in processing program documentation (RPS) when applicable.
  • Provide logistical and administrative oversight to ensure quality control. Enforce program requirements, application procedures and standards, with an eye towards equity and inclusion towards applicants.
  • 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 advise the Senior Manager or Program Manager as necessary.
  • Make recommendations on program design, including drafting Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Cheat Sheets, program email templates and correspondence, and program evaluation and reporting.
  • Coordinate, organize and track progress of program processing 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 application 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 as they relate to program requirements, . 
  • Provide overall operational support to Project & Operations managers.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Role Specific Responsibilities:

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required

  • 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.

 

Preferred

  • Basic knowledge of and/or interest in clean transportation issues with basic understanding of clean vehicle technologies. 
  • Familiarity with California clean transportation policies and landscape a plus.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish speaker a plus
  • Understanding of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion issues

Education:

  • 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.

Experience:

  • 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 purposes.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

Job Summary

The Coordinator supports various Clean Transportation and Distributed Energy Resources projects that contribute to CSE‘s mission to decarbonize This role will work closely with project managers, specialists and subject matter experts to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality work products, build and maintain strong partner and stakeholder relationships and support various aspects of project management including scope and budget management. The role will primarily focus on the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) as well as a number of DER demonstration projects, but may expand into other areas as needed. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to a future with sustainable, equitable and resilient transportation, buildings while gaining valuable knowledge and project management skills in a high-growth industry. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Support day-to-day program activities including collaboration with team members to develop tools and resources for target audiences. Tap into technical knowledge and stakeholder familiarity to ensure tools and resources align with both established technical standards and project requirements. 
  • Interact extensively with stakeholders; develop and maintain strong relationships to inform stakeholders of ongoing program developments. Develop and deliver messages to target audiences via newsletters, direct marketing materials, presentations, web content, social media, etc. 
  • Create program reports and presentations.  Contribute to data analysis and writing of building performance program reports. 
  • Develop and refine standard operating procedures; review and approve incentive application materials that require advanced knowledge and/or discretionary decision-making ability to ensure compliance with program requirements. 
  • Make recommendations on future program design, including needs assessments, drafting proposals, creating content, preparing marketing materials, and evaluation and reporting. 
  • Accurately track program data in Excel and/or customer relationship management software; organize and analyze data to inform reporting requirements and program design improvements. Ensure that procedures are working to achieve program goals and to support efficient processes.      
  • Support PMs with client and subcontractor invoicing, expense tracking and budget management.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required

  • Knowledge of project management principles and best practices with data entry and documentation.
  • Extremely detail-oriented; exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to perform within required deadlines with minimal supervision. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills – demonstrated ability to produce high quality written work products, speak in public and/or present webinars
  • Demonstrated proficiency in customer service.
  • Strong organizational, time management and planning skills.
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks, changing priorities, stressful situations and complex assignments.
  • Ability to take initiative and be proactive and work with minimal supervision.
  • Experience with data entry and databases.
  • Demonstrated fluency in using standard office software packages (MS Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook) to create well-formatted documents and materials.
  • Proficient in typing, spelling, punctuation, grammar, and oral communication.

Preferred

  • Knowledge of energy efficiency programs and financing for commercial and municipal buildings in California.
  • Knowledge of electric vehicle infrastructure and environmental incentive programs.
  • LEED Green Associate or Accredited Professional. 
  • Experience with CiviCRM or other CRM software.
  • Experience with GoToWebinar 
  • Experience with Salesforce.

Education:

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

Experience:

  • 5 years of related experience

Licenses, Certificates or Registrations:

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

WORKING CONDITIONS

 Work Environment:

  • Works in an office environment 

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

 

Programmer (Python)

CSE is seeking a Programmer (Python) to join the development team for ongoing software projects related to electric vehicle incentive policy evaluation and electric vehicle charging infrastructure siting. This software will be both in use by clients and stakeholders and in constant development. The development process is geared toward simultaneously refining/enhancing existing functionality, rolling out robust new functionality, and ongoing functionality development. The programmer will interact with data scientists to refine and integrate draft coding of algorithms and will take a lead role in the testing/QA/debugging process.

This role is planned to be fully remote (but aligned with Pacific Time work hours), with a future option to work in-person in CSE’s San Diego office.

What You Are Good At:

  • Python coding expertise for production software (esp. pandas, numpy)
  • Writing efficient, scalable code
  • Experience with data visualization and interactive app design (esp. using plotly/dash)
  • Experience optimizing code to reduce resource usage and runtime
  • Developing and participating in testing, QA, and debugging processes, including building testing scripts and tools
  • Use of GitHub in the software development process
  • Ability to rapidly pivot between projects and adapt to changes in timeline, prioritization, and task sequence
  • Able to become a trusted member of an existing team
  • Attention to detail, organization, and time management are second nature to you.
  • Experience or interest in electric vehicles, energy sustainability, and related topics – or enthusiasm to become familiar with this domain space
  • Bonus points if you have any of these: front-end technologies (e.g., Javascript), Python frameworks (e.g., Django, Flask), coding for geospatial analysis/visualization, databases, AWS

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • 1-2 years of work experience in a similar role for production software project(s) and can point to specific examples of your work
  • Familiar with Agile methodology (and willingness to adapt methods to meet the needs and constraints of our development process)
  • Exposure to data science/machine learning techniques
  • CITIZENSHIP/WORK AUTHORIZATION (insert language from Ronnie/HR)

 

Responsible for general support of various Electric Vehicle Infrastructure projects with a focus on work related to the administration of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP). Under general supervision from the Project Manager, the Senior Coordinator will assume responsibilities that include project implementation, stakeholder engagement, project design, reporting and overall coordination of CALeVIP program requirements.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: 

• Provide overall support to the project team. Communicate regularly with the leadership team to provide updates, report concerns, and suggest solutions for improvements. 

• Develop, track, and maintain project content and client deliverables. 

• Lead project webinar development from start to finish, including developing schedules, presentation and coordinating all webinar-related tasks. 

• Create, maintain, and submit project reports to inform reporting requirements and program design improvements. 

• Support project design process, including creating content, preparing marketing materials, and documenting requirements for each new project. 

• Work closely with the Project Manager to standardize best practices across the team. 

• Identify issues that may require deviation from standard practices and work with team leads to implement solutions. 

• Conduct user acceptance testing for each project cycle, involving periods of heavy content review. 

• Lead internal and external meetings including agenda development and notetaking. 

• Provide outreach support to promote CALeVIP to other programs and audiences. 

• Successfully coordinate across functional teams to support project deliverables.

• Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required 

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Strong organizational, time management and planning skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks, changing priorities and work 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 wellformatted

documents and materials requiring interpretation and critical thought.

• Exercise key judgment within defined parameters and demonstrate the ability to take appropriate actions when

deviations are required.

Preferred

• Experience using Salesforce.

• Knowledge of and/or interest in electric vehicle market development and electric vehicle charging technologies.

Education:

• Bachelor’s degree in an 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.

Experience:

• 5 years of related experience

 

Benefits
 
  • 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
Director
Technology Integration