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Career Opportunities at LACI

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AV Coordinator

The La Kretz Innovation Campus (LKIC) is a 60,000 sq ft campus that featuring an Advanced Prototyping Center, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Customer Engagement Laboratory, training classrooms, and 30,000 sq ft of coworking space including desk space, offices, conference rooms, a state-of-the-art board room, and an amphitheater. As a member of LACI’s Campus Management Team, the AV Coordinator collaborates closely with other Campus Management Team members to support excellent overall customer service for LKIC members, visitors and event customers. This role will primarily be responsible for maintaining, upgrading, and coordinating AV technology setup and break down of campus audiovisual technology equipment and software used in the coworking space and during campus events. When not supporting AV activities, the AV Technology Coordinator will collaborate closely with other team members to provide event production and campus operations support. The successful employee must navigate multiple tasks while creating strong systems and processes that align to results-oriented outcomes. LACI provides a rapidly changing environment, and the successful candidate will appreciate and thrive in this culture
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Social Media Associate

The Social Media Associate is responsible for creating, managing and executing all social media campaigns to share the benefits, features and successes of LACI programs with audiences. This includes, but is not limited to, planning and executing recruitment campaigns, creating social media and digital communications strategy and content, all in alignment with LACI’s strategic goals,  to communicate and promote LACI programs, pilots, training and recruitment opportunities, events and high profile/legislative visits, advocacy and policy outreach .
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HR Associate/Generalist

The HR Associate plays an essential part of the People & Culture department at LACI by supporting the entire employee life cycle including recruiting, onboarding, benefits, employee relations, culture, DEI initiatives, performance management, professional development and offboarding. This role also collaborates closely with other departments in Operations  such as the Accounting and Compliance teams, and represents the Human Resources function to all levels of the organization.
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Director, City Climate Innovation

The City Climate Innovation Director will play a critical role in bringing LACI’s proven innovation model forward to help cities and regions across California and the nation deploy and scale cleantech solutions. This role initially focuses on directing LACI’s inaugural City Climate Innovation Challenge for Zero Emission Delivery, working with local municipalities to accelerate the move to zero emissions delivery vehicles and technologies to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, reduce traffic congestion, and enhance overall livability of urban environments.
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Pilots Innovation Manager

Reporting to the Vice President of Innovation Pilots, the Manager, Innovation Pilots plays a key role in LACI’s work to develop and execute catalytic pilots in underserved communities with startups and partner organizations. This role works to drive utilization of the innovation pilots in partnership with community based organizations, business entities, and elected officials, ensuring that we collect data and assess the impacts of the pilots in order to both pivot as needed and to surface lessons that can be utilized to scale the adoption of technologies deployed. The Manager, Innovation Pilots works as part of the Innovation Pilots Team to tackle pilot strategy and execution, working to advance the overall priorities set forth by the Market Transformation team with direction from the cross departmental Pilots Coordinating Team (PCT) and in consultation with LACI’s Clean Energy, Transportation Electrification, and Sustainable Cities partnerships.
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Program Director, Transportation Electrification

The Transportation Electrification Partnership (TEP) is an unprecedented multi-year public-private partnership of more than 25 members committed to accelerating transportation electrification and zero emissions goods movement throughout the Los Angeles region in advance of the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games by pursuing bold targets, pilots, initiatives, and policies that are equity-driven, create quality jobs, and grow the economy.

Requests for Information & Proposals

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RFP for Executives in Residence

LACI Request for Quotes (RFQ)

LACI is seeking experienced professionals to serve as a mentors and accountability coach for LACI startups in up to five LACI programs, providing services that include business strategy suggestions and serving as a guide for setting milestones and ensuring the company is equipped to meet their goals and participate in LACI program(s). Must be available to conduct meetings in person on the LKIC campus as desired by the startup or LACI program team. Submissions due March 22, 2024.

Portfolio Company Opportunities

Career Opportunities with LACI Portfolio Companies

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Applied Anthropologist/ Project Manager

ReJoule is looking for an experienced project manager with a background in a field that may include human-centered design, qualitative research, anthropology, or sociology who can help with all of this. ReJoule seeks that rare candidate who straddles the divide between academia and what others call the real world, a critical thinker who knows how to get things done and may even have a gift for navigating red tape (there will be a lot of that). You’ll need to be talented at listening, observing, writing fieldnotes, gaining trust with project partners, and conducting qualitative interviews. ReJoule is open to remote work with some travel to sites or having a new face at their Signal Hill, California, office. The job can be full-time or, particularly as the company ramps up, on a steady part-time basis. California residency or openness to relocating is required.

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Electrical Engineering Intern

ReJoule is looking for an Electrical Engineering Intern to participate in bring-up and basic testing of PCBs, wiring and testing of low voltage and high voltage electronics, electrical systems, and batteries along with working with other engineering teams on hardware validation. Candidates should be passionate about building things to solve tangible problems, and even more passionate about creating a more sustainable future. ReJoule is looking for highly motivated self-starters comfortable in an early stage company environment. The ideal candidate would work directly with ReJoule’s Engineers, and report to the Hardware Systems Manager.

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Renewable Energy Engineering Intern (Summer 2024)

ReJoule is looking for a renewable energy engineering intern to participate in the design of microgrids and battery systems, along with building and testing hardware. Candidates should be passionate about building things to solve tangible problems, and even more passionate about creating a more sustainable future. ReJoule is looking for a highly motivated self-starter comfortable in an early stage company environment. The ideal candidate would work directly with ReJoule’s engineers and report to the Senior Battery Applications Engineer.

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Embedded Systems Engineer

ReJoule is currently hiring a full-time Embedded Systems Engineer that will assist in designing, implementing, and testing embedded software and hardware systems for mixed-signal electronics applications such as switch mode power supply and battery management system applications. Candidates should be passionate about hardware and software integration of electronics, and even more passionate about creating a more sustainable future. ReJoule is looking for highly motivated self-starters comfortable in an early stage company environment. The ideal candidate would work with and report directly to the Senior Embedded Systems Engineer as part of the engineering team. This is an on-site position, with a hybrid-work option.

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

At LACI, we are always looking to connect with smart, motivated people.
If you enjoy working in Marketing & Communications, IT, Events, Community Management, Operations, or projects within our Incubation program, Market Transformation, or Enhancing Community teams, please apply here.

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