Climate Justice Program Assistant

Part-time · Global

Job description

Position: Climate Justice Program Assistant Reports to: Climate Justice Program Manager Location: Portland, OR (hybrid field/remote work, some in-office time may be required) Classification: Part time, temporary (16-24 hours a week, July to September) Job Close Date: Applications received by 05/24/2024 will be prioritized. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About Earth Advantage Earth Advantage is a non-profit organization helping to advance a more informed and humane housing market. We work to ensure the US housing market recognizes the elements of homes that create climate risk and values the characteristics of homes that provide climate solutions. Our teams partner with entities across the country to develop tangible, systemic solutions for climate-friendly housing.

Earth Advantage is an equal-opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. We are committed to providing an inclusive, non-discriminatory, and welcoming environment for all staff members, partners, subcontractors, and vendors. We are actively engaged in an ongoing process to identify and address inequities in our programming, organizational culture, community, and industry. We enthusiastically encourage individuals from Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and LGBTQ+ backgrounds to apply.

We're proud of the culture we're building at Earth Advantage, and we believe in walking the talk when it comes to sustainability. We're currently ranked in the top 10 of both Oregon Business Magazine's 100 Greenest Companies and 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon. If you’re interested in joining an organization with incredible benefits and staffed with intelligent and dedicated people, this is the place for you.

Who we’re looking for You’re interested in promoting environmental justice in Portland, with a specific focus on climate and community resilience. You’re capable of communicating effectively with community members of all different backgrounds and lived experiences. You’re comfortable meeting new people and navigating unfamiliar situations. You’re highly collaborative, learn quickly, and aren’t afraid to ask questions.

Role description Cooling Portland is a PCEF-funded program to install portable heat pumps and air-conditioning equipment in thousands of low-income households in Portland, Oregon. The Climate Justice Program Assistant is a part-time, limited duration position that will support the delivery of this program and efforts to measure its impacts. The Climate Justice Program Assistant will:

  • Help schedule and organize site visits to households that received cooling units in previous years.
  • Administer on-site surveys and assessments to unit recipients.
  • Perform data organization and quality control activities related to survey results.
  • Track and QC installation reports submitted by program partners.
  • Compile monthly reports on program activity.

Required qualifications Commitment to aiding vulnerable communities and to Earth Advantage’s mission. Aptitude for collaborative team work. Valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and the ability to drive to appointed locations in a safe and timely manner Experience with Excel, Google Sheets, or similar software. We require staff and interns to be fully vaccinated to work in the office. The organization will consider accommodations for disability and religious-based reasons.

**Preferred qualifications ** Relevant degree or certificate (e.g., energy, engineering, sustainability) in progress. Proficiency in two or more languages

Compensation $27.81-$28.71 per hour, 16-24 hours a week

Benefits This is a temporary position and does not offer benefits.

To apply Applications received by 05/24/2024 will be prioritized. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit the following materials to apply for this position (PDF or Word format).

  • Resume
  • Cover letter detailing qualifications (optional)
  • Three professional references (can provide on request, if preferred)

Apply directly at our website OR Email applications materials to: Subject line should read: "Climate Justice Program Assistant - Last name, First name"

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