We’re hiring – Community Outreach Coordinator
Do you have a passion for energy issues and community engagement? Do you want to share that passion by training and inspiring high school interns to reach out to the Cambridge community about energy efficiency, clean energy and other sustainability issues? Check out our summer Community Outreach Coordinator position!

Position Summary
The Community Outreach Coordinator Intern (COC) will support the City of Cambridge’s – Cambridge Energy Alliance community energy efficiency program. The COC will help administer an energy efficiency and solar community canvass and manage high school student intern canvassers that will educate Cambridge residents about energy efficiency, renewable energy, and connect the community to existing energy efficiency services. The COC will work closely with the Outreach Director to shape and run a summer outreach program for six high school student interns. The COC will help teach the high school interns community engagement skills like canvassing, creating outreach materials, administering surveys, interacting with the public and analyzing data all while educating them about energy efficiency, solar energy and other sustainability issues. COC will also help the students gain skills in personal organization, goal setting, and public speaking.
For more information on the Alliance, see www.cambridgeenergyalliance.org.

Roles & Responsibilities
Coordinating a community canvass and managing canvassers by:

  • Working with Outreach Director to shape summer outreach program
  • Managing paid high school interns
  • Training interns in canvassing techniques
  • Creating canvass materials including training materials, outreach materials, and
  • Collecting, managing, and analyzing the canvass data

Supporting community outreach activities by:

  • Organizing and representing CEA at events
  • Promoting and maintaining the CEA website, Warm Home Cool Planet blog, social media
  • Working on additional projects that promote energy efficiency and clean energy in the Cambridge community

Skills & Qualifications
CEA seeks a person with strong community organizing and/or social marketing experience with some knowledge about the technical and policy issues around energy efficiency and clean energy. A strong desire to work with and inspire high school students is preferred. Due to the short-term nature of this position and the limited time to engage the high school student interns, the ability to be flexible and quickly turn plans into actions is important. The works hours are 8:30am-5:30pm Monday-Friday.

Tenure and Compensation
Starting Date: ASAP (as early as 6/16/14)
Ending Date: 08/31/14 unless extended by Department
Duration: 2.5 months total unless extended by Department
Hours: Full-time (40 hours per week, not including holidays)
Compensation: $14.71 /hour

To Apply
Submit a resume and brief cover letter to the email below. Include your desired start date. No phone calls please.
Contact: Meghan Shaw, Outreach Director
Address: 344 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 349-5323
Email: outreach@cambridgeenergyalliance.org