Full Time

Climate & Energy Project Associate at The Local Government Commission

Fields: climate change, environmental justice, infrastructure, urban planning, environment

Location: Sacramento, California

About the Organization: The Local Government Commission (LGC) is a nonprofit organization fostering innovation in environmental sustainability, economic prosperity, and social equity. LGC works to build livable communities and local leadership by connecting leaders via innovative programs and network opportunities, advancing policies through participation at the local and state level, and implementing solutions as a technical assistance provider and advisor to local jurisdictions. Current program areas include Community Design, Healthy Communities, Water, Climate Change, Energy, and National Service. Our focus is on making communities more livable, prosperous, resilient, and sustainable.

About the Position: We are looking for a passionate and collaborative individual to join the Climate Change and Energy team to support the planning, coordination, and execution of projects related to climate change mitigation, adaptation and resiliency, electrification, and more. We are seeking a motivated, committed individual with strong communications, strategy development, and stakeholder engagement experience. Please note that this position will require traveling. This is an excellent opportunity to be involved and build expertise in the rapidly evolving field of climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Special Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited 4-year institution (relevant work experience may be considered in place of a degree on a case-by-case basis).
  • Working knowledge of climate change mitigation and adaptation science and frameworks, and key energy issues including energy policies, trends, and technologies.
  • **Additional attributes and qualifications we value (not required):**
  • Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, planning, or a closely related field.
  • Knowledge of innovative policies and practices related to climate change mitigation, adaptation and resiliency, energy, and/or land use planning in California; Working understanding of equity, environmental justice, and/or social/racial justice principles, frameworks, and practices as applied in the fields of climate change and energy.
  • Experience with event planning, including creating agendas, coordinating with speakers, and organizing logistics.
  • Experience preparing concise, comprehensive, and understandable memos, reports, studies, and other written materials; Experience preparing and presenting oral and visual presentations to a variety of clients, partners, peer practitioners, and the general public.

Estimated Salary: $47,840 – $50,960 plus benefits

Deadline: First priority deadline is March 29

Apply Here:
The Local Government Commission

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