Careers at BEF

A Great Place to Work

BEF is consistently recognized as one of the Best 100 Nonprofits and Best 100 Green Workplaces in Oregon, a distinction of which we are extremely proud.

Excellent Pay and Time Off/Healthcare Benefits

403(b) Retirement Plan with 5% Match

Employer Paid Professional Development

Work From Home and Flexible Schedule Options

Fun Staff Retreats, Outings, and Events

Open Positions
STEM Engagement & Training Manager

Portland, OR


$66,000-71,000 DOE

STEM Engagement & Training Manager

BEF is an entrepreneurial nonprofit working on environmental solutions at the intersection of renewable energy and freshwater. Partnerships are key to our success. We build long-term relationships with our corporate, utility and philanthropic partners by first understanding their goals and needs and providing solutions that achieve those goals while achieving real, measurable environmental benefits.

BEF is looking to hire an Engagement & Training Manager that will report to the CE Program Director. The successful candidate will engage across STEM/CTE education and CE industry leaders while providing professional learning experiences for pK-12 educators that leverage justice-centered, place-based energy issues and careers. The Leadership Engagement and Training Manager identifies opportunities for coalition-building and cultivates equitable strategic partnerships, leveraging the expertise of educators and energy experts to advance CE’s mission where it operates nationally. More information on the CE program can be found at

Why Join Us? Our Values Are:

Partnership: We believe we can accomplish more by bringing people together.

Adaptability: We evolve, adapt, and apply what we learn to constantly improve our results.

Knowledge: We seek out and value diverse perspectives, embrace new ideas, and pioneer new approaches

Innovation: We recognize the scope and pace of the change we need demands that we innovate. This need for innovation inspires and energizes us.

Integrity: We are honest with our employees, customers, and our partners.  We promise to always deliver the best possible outcomes for the environment and people we serve.

Primary Duties:

Fellowship Development and Partner Engagement

  • Collaborates with CE Program Director to plan, facilitate, and refine CE’s Fellow cohorts and Leadership Network.
  • Collaborates with CE Program Director to establish processes for identifying valuable partnership opportunities and engage appropriate stakeholders to achieve CE program goals and track the progress of coalition-building through these relationships.
  • Coordinates with industry and educational partners to provide experiences to Fellows that help amplify their regional and national impact.
  • Provides coaching and hands-on support for individual Fellows as they design and implement their own unique programming.
  • Engages with experts (education/pedagogy, industry, Tribal affairs) and incorporates best practices in justice-centered, equitable, culturally-sustaining education into programming.
  • Develops and implements state-of-the-art virtual and hybrid learning approaches into developing clean and smart energy-related STEM curricular products and professional training curricula and methodologies.
  • Participates in the development of content for and maintenance of the program website, with focus and responsibility for the career-connected resource sections.

Professional Development Training for Educators

  • Designs and conducts educator professional development trainings nationally for a network of individual teachers and CE Fellows in a variety of formats.
  • Participates in the creation of industry-informed storylines and connections to real-world energy phenomena and projects/operations, issues of justice, and careers and career pathways for CE program curricular products and resources.
  • Develops and implements customized outreach and engagements based on stakeholder input regarding goals, priorities, and needs for each community served by the program.
  • Represents the program and presents at STEM conferences, industry trade shows, and other external events; fosters educator leadership through promoting and facilitating/supporting CE Fellows’ presentations at STEM, CTE, and industry conferences and events.
  • Develops and maintains forum for peer support and feedback among educator leaders that CE engages with.

Program Management

  • Performs day-to-day management of assigned activities in the CE program, including:
    • Tracks and maintains inventory and manages shipping of science classroom materials.
    • Processes and tracks project invoices and contracts.
    • Tracks CE project progress; data collection and management.
    • Provides project summary content for reports to funding partners.
    • Conducts program outreach activities.
    • Coordinates workshops, meetings, conference sessions, and events.
  • Assists CE Program Director to develop and implement program evaluation plan and activities.
  • Provides other support as necessary.


  • Master’s degree, or equivalent credentials and/or experience in a related environmental/scientific field, STEM/CTE education, renewable energy, and/or sustainability.
  • Must have a minimum of seven years community outreach, engagement, and educational program delivery experience.
  • Must have a minimum of five years’ experience as a manager of stakeholder engagement, leadership development and/or educational programs, with demonstrable abilities to manage projects and meet/exceed targets on time and on budget, build external partnerships, work collaboratively, and deliver high quality program services.
  • Science content background is required to be successful in this position, as well as the ability to learn and integrate new content quickly in a rapidly evolving CE landscape.
  • Self motivated with an entrepreneurial spirit, able to build partnerships, lead projects and people and inspire others in the education, utility, corporate, and philanthropic spaces.
  • Ability to identify and harness the individual expertise and genius of CE Fellows and community leaders to produce desired outcomes in projects and programs.
  • Knowledge of and application of best practice in group facilitation and adult learning & development, particularly as it relates to content engagement, collaborative team development, social learning, and formal and informal learning opportunities.
  • Ability to navigate large networks of partners, using coalition-building tactics to track stakeholder engagement, identify and leverage partner strengths, and participate in regional and national working groups and conferences.
  • Ability to manage a large number of complex projects with a wide variety of timelines, scopes and frequently shifting priorities both individually and across several staff in a department.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and genuine ability to work on internal and external teams in a positive, supportive manner that fosters success of each team member, external stakeholders, funders, and the program.
  • Experience with managing project budgets effectively and efficiently.
  • Tech and web savvy and ability to learn new applications quickly in an evolving educational and business landscape.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details and ability to produce high-quality client-facing reports and presentations.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License, acceptable driving record, and automobile liability coverage or access to an insured vehicle.