Are you engaged in the clean energy industry and inspired by the burgeoning prospects in New York City? We're on the lookout for a dedicated individual eager to train young adults for the clean energy sector's promising future. Join us to guide Green City Force AmeriCorps members and alumni towards successful careers in clean energy, leveraging hands-on training and real-world experience. With insights from sector trends and our employment and training partners.


Reporting to the  Director of Career Services, The Clean Energy Specialist (CES) is responsible for leading our alumni community to make significant strides within the clean energy sector. Key to that is aligning on opportunities to strengthen the Corps Member Service Corps experience and sharing feedback on potential infrastructure upgrades at our service sites to showcase clean energy technologies and developing opportunities for our alumni to be competitive in the sector. 



The CES is a member of the Career Services Team but works collaboratively across programs team to support our comprehensive model



  •  Recommend and implement training opportunities to strengthen GCFs Service to Sector model, specifically in the clean energy sector, where participants engaging in training are exposed and trained in potential career paths through service and can see themselves in that work

    •  Manage technical training of staff, Corps Members, and Alumni Temporary Employees for all energy-related projects

    • Lead advanced energy training for alumni seeking energy career-related upskilling

    •  Identify, implement and facilitate clean energy-related general NYCHA residents as part of GCF’s multi-stakeholder sectoral initiatives 

  • In partnership with the Service Operations team:  assess, plan for, and execute on upgrades to our Eco-Hub sites, improving GCF’s energy efficiency while also helping Corps Members actively practice their skills in real-time

  • In collaboration with Sectoral Training Manager, support the planning and coordination of Service Corps field trips to clean energy-related job sites, training centers, and local green businesses

Job Exploration:

  • In partnership with the Alumni Retention Manager, guide energy-interested alumni through career exploration, job search, and employment retention opportunities related to a clean energy career pathway

  • Assist alumni with workplace navigation and basic career coaching

Communication, Data and Reporting

  • Provide content for communications for recruitment and engagement with alumni that is specific to clean energy training and job opportunities

  • Generate content for internal and external reports

  • Collect and maintain accurate data related to clean energy initiatives and outcomes

Partnership Management

  • Manage partner relationships related to training and exposure 

  • Support job placement objectives that may include placements of non-GCF alumni

  • Coordinate with the Sectoral Business Developer on cultivating new partnerships for placements

Cross Team Collaboration:

  • Work in close coordination with the Service Corps team, Social Enterprise, and Career Services colleagues to meet graduation, placement, and retention goals, as well as to ensure a seamless, positive experience for each participant

  • Provide coverage and support during program activities; participate in participant activities and other special events


  • 3 - 4 years of relevant work experience with energy efficiency, renewable, or other emerging industry experience and/ or credentials

  • If less work experience, a Bachelor’s degree or an Associate’s Degree is preferred

  • Clean-energy related instructor credentials preferred but not required; willingness to obtain sector-relevant credentials that support GCF training portfolio required

  • Track record of creating and implementing new project plans

  • Demonstrated ability to work with staff at a variety of levels and to coordinate multiple stakeholders and projects

  • Experience working with young adult and/or frontline communities preferred 

  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to plan, manage time and multitask effectively

  • Motivated self-learner with exceptional problem-solving and organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent computer skills, including Google Suite, Microsoft Word, and Excel

  • Commitment to cultural diversity and equity



Green City Force (GCF) is in its second decade having celebrated over 20 cohorts of our award-winning AmeriCorps program. Green City Force (GCF) engages young adults from New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) communities in service years related to the environment. In doing so, we prepare them for sustainable careers, while serving to make public housing communities more sustainable and healthier, creating the green city we want to see. 

Our 600+ graduates are working in all areas of the green economy, from energy efficiency to composting, and construction to hydroponic farming. A recent report documents the multiple benefits of GCF’s holistic model, through which young adults in public housing grow change in their communities and their own lives. 

To learn more about GCF’s impact in NYCHA communities please visit www.greencityforce.org 

Green City Force is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds to apply. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law. GCF is an Employer of Service. 

Benefits: Generous paid time off & parental leave, comprehensive medical & dental benefits, 403B with employer contribution


TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and a cover letter through TriNet. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We are looking to fill this position immediately.