Silicon Valley Clean Energy is a new, community-owned agency formed in March 2016 to bring carbon free electricity to residents and businesses in participating communities. Member communities include Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. SVCE is guided by a Board of Directors, which is comprised of a representative from the governing body of each member community.
The principal purpose of SVCE is to implement a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program for its member communities. SVCE purchases electricity on the open market from clean generation sources (such as solar, wind, and hydropower) on behalf of customers in its service area. Electricity is still delivered over the existing transmission system, which continues to be owned and operated by the current electric utility. Implementing a CCE program helps achieve local community climate actions goals.
SVCE began serving customers in April 2017. The program will serve more than 240,000 customer accounts as it completes its enrollment in 2017. In the meantime, many operational aspects of the new agency and program are continuing to be built. Led by Tom Habashi, CEO, Silicon Valley Clean Energy continues to build its flagship team to develop the key administrative, marketing, and power resource management functions needed to launch this exciting and important program.
The new Community Outreach Specialist will be a creative and dynamic professional with knowledge of environmental policy, public administration, media relations, social media management, email marketing, event organizing, presentation development, methods for developing and implementing effective communication and outreach programs, principles of web design and graphic design, and an ability to effectively communicate SVCE’s message and programs both verbally and in writing.
Education and Experience…
Education: A Bachelor’s degree in communications, public administration, environmental planning or related field.
Experience: Two years of experience in community outreach, public relations or similar field.
The salary range is $4,550— $7,150 per month, depending on qualifications. Additionally, the Authority offers a competitive benefits package.
Application and Selection Process…
The position is open until filled with initial screening beginning August 18, 2017. To be considered for this position, please submit a SVCE application, detailed resume, cover letter, and three professional references to:
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