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Climate Justice Associate

Sustainable Westchester Inc

Sustainable Westchester Inc

Mt Kisco, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2024

Sustainable Westchester is a municipally-led shared service provider that delivers climate solutions to the governments, businesses, organizations, and people of Westchester County. Through its innovative programming, extensive relationships, and effective advocacy, Sustainable Westchester has been at the forefront of regional and statewide efforts to achieve a clean energy transition, conserve natural resources, promote environmental justice, and help member communities become more prosperous, healthy, resilient, and equitable. For more about the organization and its activities, please visit


This position reports to the Program Manager of Building Decarbonization Commercial Properties and Networks and will assist with projects that aims to bolster LMI (Low- to Moderate-Income) and EJA (Environmental Justice Area) community members’ energy equity and participation in sustainability programming that allows them to benefit from offerings within our program.


  • Currently reside in NYS and be able work in NYS full-time for 12-months
  • Commit to the entire 12-month fellowship and the goal of assisting the employer in advancing climate justice and clean energy priorities for disadvantaged communities.
  • Currently be from a Priority Population as defined on NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Workforce Development Definition page.
  • Be a new hire - not a previous or furloughed employee, contractor, or intern.
  • Note: Under this solicitation, interns participating in NYSERDA’s New York State Clean Energy Internships Program (PON 4000) may be eligible to become a fellow with their current host employer if they have not already been hired as an employee at that organization. These individuals still must qualify as a Priority Population to be eligible to participate in a fellowship.


  • Support the Energy Smart Homes department as a NYSERDA Climate Justice Associate to ensure Low- to Moderate-Income (LMI) communities benefit from our home energy efficiency offerings.
  • Conduct in-person and virtual outreach activities throughout Westchester County, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.
  • Engage with community members through participation in community events, information sessions, and networking opportunities.
  • Take a lead role in the planning and coordination of events to ensure active participation from both Low- to Moderate-Income (LMI) and Environmental Justice Area (EJA) community members.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of Sustainable Westchester's offerings to effectively support webinar information sessions, presentations, and homeowner calls.
  • Assist in developing materials and revising program documentation as programmatic changes are announced.
  • Support additional tasks as assigned, including the accurate input of contact and activity information into CRM systems.


  • Health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Generous vacation time along with paid time off for Federal and Religious holidays each year
  • 401K plan with company match
  • Support of caring colleagues invested in each other’s growth, development and wellbeing


$45,000 annually

At Sustainable Westchester, we don’t just accept differences of background, identity, or point of view – we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our work, and our community. Sustainable Westchester is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, ideology, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and organizational need.