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Sustainable Building and Engagement Fellowship

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    Town of Acton

  • Location:

    Acton, MA

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  • Opportunity Description

    The Town of Acton is looking for a Sustainable Building Fellow to support the “Energy Efficiency and Electrification for All” initiative funded by the Mass CEC Empower Grant. The work is being conducted in a collaboration between the Town of Acton Sustainability Office and Planning Department, Acton Climate Coalition, and Bloc Power. We are looking for applicants with an interest in: Clean energy, energy efficiency, electrification, data analysis, communication/marketing, public outreach, and program/project management.


    General Duties and Responsibilities:


    The scope of the work will include: Research on best practices, programs, and opportunities to reduce energy use, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and improve the
    building performance of multi-family buildings, ensuring benefits are passed on to tenants. Development of outreach materials. Development of final report consolidating research best practices and findings from Bloc Power Bloc Map. Research grant opportunities and laying the groundwork for future funding opportunities for multi-family building energy efficiency improvements, clean energy siting, and building electrification. Research the implications of energy efficiency and electrification on gentrification, displacement, and renter costs (ex. shifting from landlord heat to renter electrical bills). Participation in weekly and bi-weekly project meeting check-ins with the team. Participation in events engaging landlords and property managers and meetings with local organizations.


    Minimum Entrance Requirements:


    Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, building science, architecture, clean energy, urban and regional planning, public administration, communications, business, or a related field. Ability to work closely in a small team environment. Willingness to learn quickly.


    Preferred Qualifications:


    Master’s degree or currently pursuing their Master’s degree in environmental studies, sustainable building systems, engineering, urban and regional planning, public administration, business, communications, or a related field. Experience with government operations, environmental non-profits, or corporate social responsibility.


    Start Date:  May or early June

    Pay Rate:  This is a grant funded temporary position: $5,000/$25 an hour for an 8-10 week program, with roughly 15 hours a week.

    Benefits:   Hybrid work schedule is available, with occasional in person meetings.


    Applications:   Submit a resume, and cover letter to Human Resources (e-mail

    Acton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Deadline: First consideration being given to applications received by April 12, 2024