At Rising Sun, we take pride in providing a supportive team atmosphere for our high achieving staff. We encourage high levels of staff involvement in decision making and host regular team-building events, including an annual retreat.

 

Rising Sun Center for Opportunity is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. We are committed to diversity and consider all applicants for all positions without regard to color, ethnic background, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, and disability status.

Current Openings

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Energy Specialist, Climate Careers—Bay Area

Rising Sun Center for Opportunity, Oakland

Our Climate Careers program offers a no-cost service, the Green House Call, to local Bay Area households. Green House Calls consist of an energy and water audit and installations of energy and water-saving devices such as LED Lightbulbs, showerheads, bathroom/kitchen faucet aerators, smart powerstrips, and more. Climate Careers employs youth Energy Specialists, ages 15-24 from low-income households, to perform these audits and installations.

 

Upon the successful completion of the Green House Call program, they will continue paid employment with Rising Sun through a Fall externship placement program in which they will be placed with a trusted partner organization to gain additional career exposure and build their professional network and resume.

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Energy Specialist Driver, Climate Careers—Bay Area

Rising Sun Center for Opportunity, Oakland

Our Climate Careers program offers a no-cost service, the Green House Call, to local Bay Area or Stockton households. Green House Calls consist of an energy and water audit and installations of energy and water-saving devices such as LED lightbulbs, showerheads, bathroom/kitchen faucet aerators, smart powerstrips, and more. Climate Careers employs youth Energy Specialists, ages 15-24 from low-income households, to perform these audits and installations.

 

Upon the successful completion of the Green House Call program, they will continue paid employment with Rising Sun through a Fall externship placement program in which they will be placed with a trusted partner organization to gain additional career exposure and build their professional network and resume.

Events Coordinator (Part Time, Temporary)

Rising Sun Center for Opportunity, Oakland

Rising Sun is hiring an Events Coordinator to support our 2024 Annual Celebration on Thursday, May 16, in Oakland. The Events Coordinator will support event logistics and design and will report to both the Senior Communications Manager and the Director of Development and Communications, depending on the task.

Leader in Field Training (LIFT), Climate Careers—Bay Area

Rising Sun Center for Opportunity, Oakland

The LIFT position is for emerging climate leaders ages 18-24 from low-income households. Participants will develop leadership skills by providing coaching, mentorship, and training to Energy Specialists and drivers. Youth will participate in regularly occurring Professional Development workshops, career pathways and make connections. Upon the successful completion of the Green House Call program, they will continue paid employment with Rising Sun through a Fall externship placement program in which they will be placed with a trusted partner organization to gain additional career exposure and build their professional network and resume.

Program Assistant (PA), Climate Careers—Bay Area

Rising Sun Center for Opportunity, Oakland

The Program Assistant is responsible for supporting regional management teams across our two programmatic regions. The main goal of the PA is to provide operational and administrative support, recruitment and outreach, Green House Call delivery and quality control. The PA will learn the various aspects of the Climate Careers program and will gain experience in youth development. This position calls for someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment and who can balance multiple priorities. The PA reports directly to the Regional Manager.

Regional Manager, Climate Careers—Central Valley

Rising Sun Center for Opportunity, Stockton

The Regional Manager is a full-time position on the Climate Careers team that reports directly to the Senior Program Manager, Climate Careers Central Valley, and supervises a team of temporary staff members. In addition, the Regional Manager works in collaboration with all members of the Climate Careers team, such as the Director of Youth Programs, Regional Manager(s), the Senior Community Engagement Manager, Workforce Initiatives and Alumni Associate, and Program Manager to accomplish the goals of the Climate Careers program.

Site Program Manager (SiPM), Climate Careers—Stockton

Rising Sun Center for Opportunity, Stockton

The Site Program Manager (SiPM) is responsible for implementing the Climate Careers program within San Joaquin County while also supporting the overall goals of the program. The SiPM will oversee and supervise 11 youth during the summer. The SiPM will co-manage one site offi ce with a Summer Program Manager during the summer employment.

 

The Site Program Manager will report directly to the Regional Manager and work closely with the Outreach Manager, Youth Development Specialist, and Summer Program Manager. SiPM is expected to transition between different sets of responsibilities throughout the position duration.

Summer Program Manager (SPM), Climate Careers—Bay Area

Rising Sun Center for Opportunity, Oakland

The Summer Program Manager (SPM) position implements the Climate Careers program in a specific county, or set of counties, throughout the greater Bay Area or Stockton while also supporting the overall goals of the Climate Careers program. The SPM will work alongside a co-manager to implement and oversee the Green House Call goals, processes, deliverables. The SPM will supervise a set of youth participants and is jointly responsible for site office administration, youth management, client identification and scheduling, and oversight of service delivery to residential clients.

 

This position calls for someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment and who can balance multiple priorities. A successful candidate will equally enjoy administrative tasks, community engagement, and direct supervision and development of youth. The SPM reports directly to the Regional Manager and collaborates with the Outreach and Marketing Manager.

Workforce Initiatives and Alumni Associate, Climate Careers—Central Valley

Rising Sun Center for Opportunity, Stockton

Rising Sun seeks a Workforce Initiatives and Alumni Associate, Central Valley Region to support the success of the Climate Careers program in the Central Valley Region.The Workforce Initiatives and Alumni Associate is a full-time position and reports directly to the Senior Program Manager to ensure youth program participants and alumni receive support and resources in their journey towards sustainable employment and that new and existing workforce partners, specifically within the green economy, provide opportunities and pathways to employment for Climate Careers participants and alumni. The Workforce Initiatives and Alumni Associate works closely and collaboratively with the Climate Careers team to accomplish the goals of the Climate Careers program.

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Together, we’ll accelerate your hiring process. Rising Sun offers all graduates a full year of retention support to facilitate new hire success.