Community Energy Project (DIY weatherization educator) closes Aug 14

The Community Educator for the DIY Weatherization will be responsible for coordinating and delivering up to 60 DIY workshops to over 850 Portland area residents between October and February. This dynamic position carries a 37 year history in Portland and is CEP’s founding
program. The Educator has the opportunity to connect with diverse audiences across multiple languages, backgrounds, and experience levels as they share practical and valuable skills with
This position requires comfort with public speaking and group facilitation for delivering multi-sensory, hands-on home weatherization workshops in the Portland area.


A. Teaching Workshops and Program Coordination

1. Coordinate and conduct workshops: scheduling, facilitating, teaching, outreach, and registration.
2. Transport and maintain workshop props, tools, participant kits, and paperwork for workshops (these materials weigh several hundred pounds per workshop)
3. Facilitate the production of participant weatherization kits (assembled by volunteers)
4. Work with volunteers to lead presentations, assemble kits, enter data, and conduct follow-up phone surveys. Assist with training and evaluation of volunteers.
5. Demonstrate a commitment to our Equity Plan by developing a thorough knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion; participate in staff training; model appropriate behaviors; and nurture an understanding of their impact in a racially and culturally diverse community.

2. Data Management and Reporting

1. Complete and track all workshop paperwork
2. Accurately enter participant data/oversee data entry, ensuring a high level of accuracy for contract compliance.
3. Conduct data analysis for quarterly reports
4. Maintain the database of all workshop participants, workshop schedule, and community workshop host sites/contacts
5. Track supply distribution, produce monthly reports


1. Strong communication and interpersonal skills with diverse colleagues and the public
2. Must have experience with group facilitation and public speaking – comfortable speaking and sharing information with diverse groups of adults
3. Experience working with MS Office Suite (Word, PPT, Excel), Google Applications
4. Dedication to working collaboratively as part of a team as well as the motivation to work independently
5. History of being highly organized, dependable, and punctual
6. Must be able to lift 40 lbs repeatedly, load and unload supplies and be able to stand for extended periods of time.
7. Must have availability to work flexible schedule, including many evenings and weekends
8. Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and access to a vehicle
9. Bilingual/Bicultural in Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, or Somali preferred

Application Guidelines/Contact:
To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Sherrie Pelsma at with the subject line being the job title for which you are applying.
Please send attached files as PDFs with your name in the title.

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