Associate Fellow, Residential Sustainability Services

  • Southface Energy Institute
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • Mar 17, 2017
Part time Admin Assistant/Environmental Support Communication/Public Outreach Energy Efficiency Environmental Science/Engineering Green Building/Sustainable Development Sustainability

Job Description

Would you like to use your superhero powers for good? Do you save the world a little more every day with your knowledge of sustainability? Would you like to join a band of mission-driven heroes? Southface works where the action and need are greatest – at that unique intersection of the built environment, the natural environment and our social fabric. And, we need you to help us save the world.

What you’ll be doing for the greater good

The RSS Associate Fellow will provide vital support to the Residential Sustainability Services Team on a wide range of programs, such as LEED for Homes, Southface Energy Rated Homes, Home Energy Improvement Program and EarthCraft. Potential responsibilities include:
· Assisting with on-site field inspections for existing and new construction residential buildings, including diagnostic testing and photographic documentation throughout the construction process
· Support residential program administration, which may include customer service, data entry, and documentation review
· Track certifications and provide assistance with training activities
· Update the website and assist with marketing outreach
· Respond to general residential email inquiries and telephone hotline calls
· Provide support as needed for other residential tasks at Southface
· Lead tours of our demonstration facility
· Provide front-line customer service to clients and visitors
· Assist with event management for our monthly Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable, Solstice member events and our annual Greenprints Conference
· Share far and wide the good news of high performance, and ultimately regenerative, practices

We’ll help you grow

Our fellowship program provides a substantive learning experience that allows our emerging leaders to explore career options and to develop professional skills in the fields of sustainability, building sciences and nonprofit management. Southface offers several professional development opportunities, which may vary depending on your skill set, your role on the team and the timing of training delivery dates.
· LEED Green Associate Training
· Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier Training and Certification
· OSHA 10-hour Training
· BPI Building Analyst Training
· Internal and external opportunities for continuing education
*Actual opportunities will vary depending on current skill set, actual role on the team and the timing of training delivery dates.

How we know you’re a great match
· College degree in the field of building science, construction management, architecture, or related subject
· Demonstrated commitment to sustainable environments and resource efficiency
· Requires a 6-month commitment, Monday through Friday, 25-30 hours per week
· Strong time and task management skills to save the day
· Strong writing, communication and organization skills
· Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office required)
· Collaborative and positive demeanor that builds up the team
· Commitment to Southface mission, aka, saving the world

Compensation and benefits
· $11.50 per hour
· 403(b) retirement plan
· Continuing education and professional development
· Flexible work schedule
· Organizational culture that highly values the contributions and character of its employees

Hours of Work
25–30 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9:00AM—5:30PM, with flexible options. Occasional weekend or evening hours.

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