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  • Director of Community Engagement Full time
  • Clean Energy Educator Part time
  • Intern: EV Ambassador on COCC Campus

Director of Community Engagement for Clean Energy Programs (Hybrid)   Full time

Contractual preferred 40 hours weekly, for 46 weeks yearly, with a cash bonus at year end.

We seek a person who lives in Central Oregon. But a salaried position is negotiable for the right candidate; Hourly wage is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. Benefits are negotiable within the compensation package. Range is $28-$35 hourly.

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Job Posting350 Deschutes – Director of Community Engagement for Clean Energy Programs (Hybrid)

Flexible hours as long as demands of the job are met, but work is required mostly during the typical work day.

Qualifications desired:

A minimum of a B.A. in energy, environment, sociology or associated field, with related work experience in outreach, adult education, advocacy, and/or organizing. Experience outside of nonprofit work in sales, real estate, or banking also may be helpful

How to apply:

Please send resume and 2 writing samples of at least 500 words each to If available, send a copy of a written grant proposal.

The Job Basics:

  1.  350 Deschutes seeks a person to start, develop, manage education and outreach for the organization’s clean energy programs. Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy is a program that has economic benefits for cities, counties, businesses and Building owners. It enables a building owner to pay for energy, water, and efficiency improvements with special financing that attaches to the building rather than the owner. CPACE has been approved by the Oregon legislature for use in Multnomah, Washington and Deschutes Counties. 350Deschutes wishes to approve this program in Jefferson County.
  2. You will manage 8-10 months of planning meetings (primarily on ZOOM) with entities in Central Oregon, including government, individuals, and businesses. Part of this work will be the completion of a report.
  3. Candidate will also manage the education planning and programs for youth programs at selected high schools and colleges. This work includes referrals to teachers (via an already completed form) for classroom speakers. A list of businesses, and interested teachers has been started, but needs supplementation.
  4. Fund development is expected to be at least 35% of the job. This will be a team effort with the executive director, researching, prioritizing and writing proposals and reports for funders.
  5. Managing an intern or additional staff may be necessary for parts of this work.

The IDEAL CANDIDATE: We seek an individual who is team oriented, with an understanding and ability to work with a diverse population of people from all socioeconomic backgrounds. Ideally the individual will have at least basic knowledge of electric vehicles, EV charging, and clean energy, but this is not required. Ongoing education through webinars is to be expected. 


  1. Individual will possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written and the ability to adapt these communications for diverse audiences. To work with executive director on grant proposal development
  2.  The individual has working knowledge of Excel, Word, as well as Newsletter and Social Media Platforms. Willingness to work with Little Green Light, our database platform.
  3. Experience with outreach and education and its applications in diverse communities is key to success. Guidance tools are available
  4. Ability to work independently and remotely with minimal supervision, other than weekly team meetings.
  5. Knowledge of Spanish is considered a plus.


The Job tasks:

  1. Learn and maintain a thorough and updated understanding about 350 Deschutes current and proposed clean energy programs as well as possible future ideas from written materials and webinars.
  2. To develop new materials for public outreach.
  3.  To identify speakers and sponsors for the annual Go Clean Energy Conference.
  4. Recruit and work with diverse volunteer committees to organize participation and develop strategies, along with a plan,
  5. To have the aptitude and ability to work as an advocate with lawmakers, economic development managers, Energy Trust of Oregon, financial institutions, and city managers, as well as building owners to engage and develop their interest and support for the program. Outreach to business and government decisionmakers and encouraging them to endorse and support Clean Energy Programs in writing and advocacy is a part of the job
  6. Work with Executive Director on planning and creating a work plan. Once weekly meetings are required.
  7. To implement education for stakeholders and to survey their interest and manage their participation when needed for advocacy and engagement. This would include a variety of print, and or online and virtual offerings, as well as culturally appropriate materials developed for specific audiences. This will include presentations at the Go Clean Energy Conference and elsewhere.
  8. To work with diverse communities to ensure that the program responds to the needs of low to moderate income individuals, as well as people of color. This is likely to involve work with HUD, and/or other government entities.
  9. Participate with other team members in a yearly Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training.
  10. Work with impacted communities, affordable housing developers, and hiring influences to identify potential advisors and contractors to facilitate deployment of Clean Energy new and retrofit projects.

350Deschutes is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against people with disabilities, people of a different color or nationality, or people of different gender and/or age.


Clean Energy Education Coordinator    Part time 

Want to be a changemaker? 350 Deschutes is a growing nonprofit whose mission is to develop policy, education, and actions that support a JUST Clean Energy Transition.

We seek a part time contractor to help with education at high schools and colleges, and work with businesses and families.

Although a knowledge of clean energy and its applications in communities is preferred, we will train.

Preferred Skills and Abilities

  1. Experience and comfort in working with diverse audiences, particularly Native and/or Hispanic communities.
  2. Personable, outgoing with comfort doing outreach to businesses and teachers.
  3. Organizational and time management skills, working with people and timelines to ensure completion
  4. Some bilingual skills. Native English, but also Spanish speaker, or mid-level command of Spanish is highly desired, but not required
  5. Comfort talking and/or presenting information to small groups of adults and youth.

Education or experience

  1. A minimum of a two-year degree or technical school.
  2. Experience desired (Volunteerism counts)
  3. Working with youth in any capacity, but education, organizing, environment is preferred.

Other requirements:

  1. Must have drivers license and be able to drive. Live in Central Oregon. A background check is required. (paid by 350 Deschutes)
  2. Ability and personality to work as a team member.

Compensation is dependent on experience and education

Range: $22 to $25 hourly. Initial work will begin in March 2023 and will be about 500 hours over a 6-month period. Possibility of additional work.

Position will remain open until a person is found.

Job tasks:

  1. To help 350 Deschutes work in schools and communities of color at three schools in Central Oregon. Arrange for education, listening sessions.
  2. To secure incentives and prizes for participants
  3. To market programs via social media, or flyers to schools and parents
  4. As a team member, to assist teachers in coordinating educational requirements (clean energy education) for youth and help with annual Go Clean Energy Conference.

To Apply: Send a resume to

350Deschutes is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against people with disabilities, people of a different color or nationality, or people of different gender and/or age.


Clean Energy Intern Wanted (Stipend)

EV Student Ambassador

Interested in making a difference while on COCC campus?

Apply with a letter describing your interest and qualifications to

$2,000 Stipend      Work to be performed April 2023- September 2023, at 6 events.

Individual must have a drivers license and car to commute between campuses.

350 Deschutes seeks a motivated individual to help with EV (Electric Vehicle) Education for students, staff, and the general public. Thanks to a grant from Pacific Power, Central Oregon will be installing EV Charging in Prineville and Bend Campuses. 350 Deschutes is responsible for providing education to promote these locations, as well as existing EV Charging in Madras and Redmond.

Tasks will be;

  • To participate in 90 minute training with 350 Deschutes. You will learn incentives for electric vehicles, how they work, how much do they cost to obtain and operate, how EV charging works.
  • To talk with students and staff about the education provided
  • To work with Campus public relations to feature information (350 Deschutes will provide marketing materials, you have only to distribute them)
  • To distribute press releases and social media graphics on campus or personal channels
  • To participate in and promote (via the above methods) in on 5- 6 campus events, with an EV table, which you will set up and host.
  • Events will be campus events, except for the event in Madras which may be at Madras High School. 350 Deschutes reserves the right to reassign the locations of the events. They will all be near to COCC campuses.
  • To participate in a radio interview describing the work you are doing.
  • To work with 350 deschutes to develop an action to reach underserved students. (working with COCC Clubs) This may include administering a survey, or just doing a presentation. This planning will take place during the 90 minute training.