Peninsula Clean Energy
Peninsula Clean Energy

Marketing Communications Specialist/Senior Specialist

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience
Job type: Full-time
Location: Requires CA residency, may work remotely (within 100 miles of Redwood City, CA) or in-office, employees expected to attend in-person meetings on a quarterly-to-monthly basis.

About the position

Concerned about energy, sustainability and climate change? Want to apply your talents to the fast-growing, vitally important area of clean, renewable energy and do meaningful work that helps the community and the environment? With Peninsula Clean Energy’s marketing team, you join a collegial, professional, environmentally-conscious and energetic culture, and will plan and implement a wide range of marketing communications as we lead the way to a clean, carbon-free, and renewable energy future.

We are a small, hands-on marketing team that works across the organization, with senior management, and with outside creative and production agencies as needed, to deliver brand, advertising, digital and social media, print, website, online, direct mail, and email communications.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of California’s innovative Community Choice Aggregation agencies that are reducing carbon emissions by providing clean energy. In addition, as a not-for-profit organization, we invest in the community with programs that support building electrification, electric vehicle (EV) adoption, EV charging solutions and a variety of other energy projects.

This position reports to the senior manager of marketing communications and is a key contributor to the marketing team’s objectives:

  • Elevate our brand reputation as a trusted leader in the community and the industry
  • Develop compelling communications that inform, inspire action, and drive program participation
  • Design and implement marketing programs that are effective and efficient.

Ideal characteristics

  • Ability to understand the big picture
  • Strategic planner, detail-oriented implementer
  • Excellent writing and editing capabilities
  • Able to work across departments, with senior team members, and outside agencies
  • Ability to tailor communications effectively to different audiences


  • Develop and implement marketing communications to achieve marketing objectives
  • Work with the team and outside agencies as needed to:
    • Develop communications from concept through completion including advertising, newsletters, direct mail, email, web content, collateral, and social media
    • Develop and manage digital marketing (such as Google Ads campaigns)
    • Provide input and value on visual design of projects so that communications are effective, appropriate and consistent with our brand
    • Develop messaging, write, oversee design and production of content which could include customer stories, blog posts, online or print ads, or videos.
  • Serve as marketing program manager for cross-team projects
  • Collaborate and support cross-agency projects as assigned, such as with the County, one of the cities, or other community choice aggregation agencies
  • Manage media planning and implementation, including digital, print, and social media
  • Use Google Analytics and other tools to monitor and report results
  • Other projects and responsibilities as assigned

Education and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in marketing, communications, public administration, environmental studies, or a related field
  • At least 3 years of experience in either a client or agency marketing communications role
  • Experience working in sustainability, climate change or energy industries is desirable
  • Experience with visual arts, such as video and/or animation would be a plus


  • Marketing communications and digital marketing principles, methods and techniques
  • Marketing automation (experience with email tools such as GovDelivery and project management tools such as Wrike is desirable)
  • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel; collaborative tools such as Box and Slack
  • Desired but not required: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign; WordPress; Canva
  • Experience using social media for work (experience with management tools is desirable)

Ability to:

  • Create written and visual communications that are consistent with our brand and are appropriately tailored to specific and varied audiences
  • Manage multiple priorities and projects, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing priorities
  • Take responsibility and work independently
  • Collaborate effectively with others
  • Be thorough and detail-oriented

Physical and working conditions

All employees can work remotely. Optionally, our Redwood City office can also can be used. Employees can apply for funds to help make their home workspace adequately ergonomic.

Salary and benefits

Compensation is commensurate with experience. We offer a generous benefits package including:

  • Individual, family and domestic partner health (medical, dental, vision) insurance
  • Retirement and employer matching contributions
  • Health and dependent care flex spending account
  • Long term disability benefits
  • Cell phone and internet stipend for remote work
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid vacation

How to apply

Submit cover letter and resume to with the subject line:

“Marketing specialist: <your name>”

The application materials must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the three supplemental questions listed below

Supplemental questions:

  1. What makes you a great candidate for this position?
  2. What about this position or our organization makes this a great career choice for you?
  3. If you were to join our team, what would constitute success during the first year?

About Peninsula Clean Energy

Peninsula Clean Energy is a Community Choice Aggregation agency. It is the official electricity provider for all of San Mateo County and the City of Los Banos. Founded in 2016 with a mission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the county, the agency provides 100% clean energy at lower cost than PG&E. As a community-led, not-for-profit agency, Peninsula Clean Energy makes significant investments in our communities to expand access to sustainable and affordable energy solutions. Peninsula Clean Energy is on track to deliver electricity that is 100% renewable by 2025.

Peninsula Clean Energy is committed to complying with applicable laws, including the Americans with Disability Act and Fair Employment and Housing Act, ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability. Peninsula Clean Energy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on age, sex or gender (including but not limited to pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), genetic information or characteristics, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, marital status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local laws.

The information contained herein has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The information also does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract, and these provisions are subject to change.

Peninsula Clean Energy is an equal opportunity employer