Southface
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Fellowship

Fellow, Research

Southface Institute, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is a leader in sustainable advocacy, building, planning and operations across the U.S. With a mission to create a healthy and equitably built environment for all, Southface's consulting services, workforce development, research and policy practices are supporting better homes, workplaces and communities. Experts in the fields of resource efficiency, building tech and organizational sustainability since 1978, Southface is committed to building a regenerative economy to meet tomorrow's needs today.

What you'll be doing for the greater good

  • Perform research and analysis on novel practices and holistically integrated technologies for the built environment and report on the results
  • Provide support for energy auditors performing resource efficiency audits and reporting
  • Participate in the development and implementation of new mission-based services and programs
  • Assist in the implementation of an organization-wide impact metrics reporting protocol
  • Lead tours of our demonstration facility
  • Provide front-line customer service to clients and visitors
  • Assist with event management for our monthly Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable, Solstice member events and our annual Greenprints Conference
  • Share far and wide the good news of high performance and, ultimately, regenerative practices

We'll help you grow

Our fellowship program provides a substantive learning experience that allows our Emerging Leaders to explore career options and to develop professional skills in the fields of sustainability, building sciences and nonprofit management. Southface offers several professional development opportunities, which may vary depending on your skill set, your role on the team and the timing of training delivery dates.                              

How we know you're a great match

  • Ability to make a 6-month commitment, Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week, starting in January 2020
  • Actively pursuing or recently completed degree in the field of mechanical or electrical engineering
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Understanding of building systems, including mechanical, electrical and plumbing
  • Familiarity with RStudio, Microsoft Office and OpenStudio; REScheck and COMcheck are a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excited by the opportunity to solve problems
  • Collaborative and positive demeanor that builds up the team
  • Commitment to Southface mission, aka, saving the world
  • Valid driver's license is required 'cause we can't bike everywhere (yet)

Physical Requirements

Performing fieldwork involves extensive navigation in and around construction sites, buildings, attics and sites, as well as climbing ladders. Therefore, an applicant must possess physical dexterity, endurance and balance to safely and effectively accomplish this work. 

Compensation and Benefits

Southface offers competitive health and benefits:

  • $14.50 per hour
  • 8.5 days of Paid Time Off during your fellowship
  • Paid Holidays
  • Excellent medical insurance benefits
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match
  • Continuing education and professional development
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Organizational culture that highly values the contributions and character of its employees

Hours of Work

40 hours per week, Monday through Friday between 8:30AM and 5:30PM, with flexible options. Occasional weekend or evening hours.

How to Apply

Submit your resume and cover letter via our online application portal. Please, no telephone inquiries.

Pre-employment background checks are conducted on final candidates.

Southface is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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