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Now Hiring: Energy Conservation Program Coordinator

Application Deadline: Tuesday, December 13 by 4pm

To apply, submit a Cover Letter and Resume by email to: Natalie Carter, Executive Director

Cover Letter should clearly explain how you are qualified,  why you want to work with our organization, and show that you understand our organization.

The ideal candidate is qualified with bookkeeping and fundraising experience. Top candidates will be contacted for an interview soon after the application deadline and the selected candidate would ideally begin the assignment as soon as possible.


Under supervision of the BEC Executive Director, the Energy Conservation Program Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating BEC’s Energy Conservation Program, in accordance with the terms of the contract awarded through the North Valley Energy Watch Program (NVEW).

BEC’s Energy Conservation program seeks to offer information and training to the general public in Butte County to help individuals and small-medium sized businesses save energy, conserve natural resources, reduce demand on electricity grid, and make informed energy management choices.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain budgets for the Energy Conservation program, and assist with efforts to secure additional or renewed funding opportunities either through grants, private donors/sponsors, or other sources of revenue.
  • Coordinate educational outreach events.
  • Coordinate educational presentations to selected group audiences.
  • Coordinate production of outreach materials such as brochures, posters, PSAs, newspaper ads, social media content, or other promotional materials.
  • Develop media strategy and implement multi-media campaigns as needed:
  • Draft press releases, PSAs, and other media materials.
  • Write articles for the monthly Environmental Sentinel (e-newsletter) or other publications.
  • Draft and update web page content.
  • Utilize various Social Media tools for outreach campaigns.
  • Recruit, orient, supervise and evaluate volunteers and interns.
  • Write and submit financial and programmatic reports to grantor.
  • Provide brief reports for the Executive Director for regular BEC Board meetings and appear when requested.
  • Collaborate and partner with governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and private businesses on implementation of the program.
  • Assist with coordinating and staffing tabling opportunities for BEC and community events/programs.
  • Assist with general housekeeping in the office including cleaning, organizing programming materials, etc.

Required Skills & Abilities

  • Minimum educational requirement is a BA or BS degree from accredited university OR demonstrated work experience in a related field.
  • Working knowledge of energy conservations issues, as well as general familiarity with other environmental issues.
  • Training and/or experience in public outreach, communications, and public speaking.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals, groups, and units of government.
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and public relations skills.
  • Ability to work independently, establish work priorities, and manage time effectively.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and ability to learn new computer applications.
  • Ability to maintain a website (BEC’s Content Management System is Drupal).
  • Valid driver’s license (or the ability to obtain one) and reliable personal transportation.
  • Familiarity with basic budgeting practices and protocol.
  • Ability to collaborate with others in a team.
  • Familiarity with the Butte County region.
  • A commitment to BEC’s mission and goals.

Preferred Skills

  • Training in energy conservation techniques and tools.
  • Familiarity with software programs for producing outreach materials, including Adobe In-Design, Photoshop, or Publisher.

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Ability to sit and stand for extended periods. Lift 35 -50 pounds periodically (especially for events and tabling opportunities).  Work environment is primarily in an office setting with regular shifts scheduled outside the office during weekdays, some weekends or evenings for events, tabling, workshops, and presentations.

Terms and Conditions of Employment
This position is budgeted at 10-20 hr/week, with increases/decreases based on program and organizational needs. A performance review (conducted by the Executive Director, with input from relevant staff and board members) will be conducted annually. Health benefits are available for employees over 30 hours/week after successful completion of six months’ probation. All BEC Personnel Policies apply to this position. BEC is an equal opportunity employer.

Pay Rate: $15/hour with opportunities for performance-based salary increases