Associate Program Manager - Green Workforce Development
WFH Flexible San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Job Type

We exist in an unprecedented time for climate work, surrounded by innovative solutions to the global issue of Climate Change. Although we are now equipped with diverse impactful solutions, we still need people who are trained, ready, and motivated to achieve them. That’s where you come in. We are looking for an Associate Program Manager to bring their knowledge and expertise to our team of professionals who are working to achieve SEI’s sustainability goals.  This Associate Program Manager will be responsible for growing and managing work in green workforce development, with an emphasis on project management.  This role will work within the Climate Corps program, which advances sustainability solutions with organizations as we foster emerging leaders, and the Energize Careers program, which creates a diverse and representative sustainability workforce through industry-advised training of people who experience systemic barriers to high-road employment.  SEI is located in Marin County, CA, and operates on a hybrid work schedule for those located in the Bay Area; however, this position is open to candidates anywhere in California for remote work. 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We seek candidates that share SEI’s commitment to equity and environmental justice, and who share a commitment to work and learn within an anti-oppression framework. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.  SEI is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity. We believe that a wide array of perspectives contributes to creating climate solutions where all communities thrive. We strive to reflect diverse communities, especially those most impacted by climate change and other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustices.  


  • Lead the overall management of a project or projects within the Workforce Development programs.
  • Partner outreach, recruiting, relationship development, project design and implementation, staff supervision and mentorship, evaluation, and reporting.
  • Establish and expand SEI’s partner network through proactive outreach and relationship building.
  • Plan, manage, and coordinate activities to ensure that goals or objectives of programs and projects are accomplished within the prescribed time frames and funding parameters.
  • Oversee the work and schedules of direct reports. Provide advice and direction. Conduct feedback and performance evaluations that are timely and constructive. 

What We Offer

  • A starting wage of $73,000 annually
  • To promote greater work-life balance and better personal well-being, for Bay Area residents work is conducted in your home office or an offsite location 3 days per week and at our San Rafael office 2 days per week, and for those residing outside of the Bay Area all work is conducting in your home office or an offsite location.
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan, with employer match after one year
  • Generous paid time off, including 2 weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, and sick time. 
  • Employer pays 100% of medical, dental, and vision healthcare insurance premiums for you and your dependents
  • Additional mental health resources
  • The ability to do what you do best; the opportunity to do work you are naturally gifted at and trained to do
  • An equitable and inclusive workplace committed to concrete, substantial change, beyond platitudes
  • Degree in sustainability, environmentalism, green energy, or a related field, or commensurate experience
  • Minimum 3 years experience in strategy and project management, fundraising, grant writing and prospect research, and development efforts. 
  • Two to Four years experience in workforce development and/or community engagement.
  • Experience managing projects and components of more extensive programs with funding streams.
  • Experience with networking, partnership development, public speaking, and group presentations.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, analytical thinking, and organizational skills.
  • Experience with and interest in various technologies as well as competency across the Google and Microsoft software suites. Aptitude and willingness to quickly learn industry or project-specific software.
  • Ability to work under direct supervision, collaboratively in teams/partners, or independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to empathize with others. 
  • Experience and aptitude for rapport-building & working collaboratively with colleagues, partners, & clients.
  • Genuine commitment to anti-racism, willingness to work in racial equity frameworks, and experience in addressing racism and racial equity with team members and programmatically.
Salary Description
$73,000 per year