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Climate Corps Bay Area, AmeriCorps Member - Strategic Energy Innovations

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  • kaylajplatt
    Climate Corps Bay Area, AmeriCorps MemberStrategic Energy Innovations San Rafael, CA Categories: Education Energy Skill Level: Internship / Volunteer Position
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 20, 2011
      Climate Corps Bay Area, AmeriCorps MemberStrategic Energy Innovations

      San Rafael, CA


      Skill Level: Internship / Volunteer

      Position Type: Full Time

      There is still a chance to join Climate Corps Bay Area
      <http://www.climatecorps-bayarea.org/> .

      We have a new opening for 1 full-time paid AmeriCorps Members to work
      with Strategic Energy Innovations for the 2011-2012 program year.

      Visit our website and look under "resources" > "placement
      opportunities" for specific information on this opening. Note this
      position is based in San Rafael in Marin County, so applicants should
      consider that location when applying.
      We are looking for candidates who are passionate about clean energy,
      climate change and overall sustainability, are committed to tackling
      these issues in their professional careers, and are looking for a way
      to translate that passion and commitment to real-world experience.
      CCBA's mission is to:

      * Assist with implementing programs that have immediate and
      measurable reductions in the community's greenhouse gas emissions.
      * Measure, track, and report the emission reductions to community
      * Recruit, engage and build long-term volunteer involvement in the

      In the 2011-12 Program Year starting in Sept 2011, 30 new AmeriCorps
      Members will work with nonprofits and local governments throughout the
      Bay Area on greenhouse gas emissions reductions programs, including
      energy efficiency programs, waste and energy conservation campaigns.
      This program will bring AmeriCorps' well-established "service as a
      solution" model for community action to the arena of climate change

      Position Overview:

      A CCBA Member spends most of their time providing direct service for
      projects related to energy and climate change at their service site. The
      Member's time will be divided between volunteer coordination and
      program implementation. Prior to and during their service, Members will
      participate in personal training programs to provide opportunities for
      development in building professional and community partnerships.



      Members will spend approximately 3/4 of their time on program
      implementation and 1/4 of their time on volunteer coordination.

      Program Implementation:

      * Directly implement one or more GHG emissions reduction programs
      * Build awareness of GHG emissions reduction programs through
      outreach and publicity efforts
      * Attend community events and present information as necessary
      * Track outcomes to document emissions reductions as a result of the

      Volunteer Coordination:

      * Support and seek efforts to build community engagement with
      emissions reductions programs
      * Maintain training materials and assist with providing hands-on
      training and support for all volunteers
      * Monitor and track progress of volunteers engaged in emission
      reductions programs


      This is a full-time, 11-month placement that encompasses 1700 hours of

      * College graduates with at least 1 year of experience in the
      professional workplace preferred, comparable skills and experience will
      be considered
      * The ideal candidate will have a solid math and science background,
      classroom experience with energy and environmental policy, and community
      outreach skills
      * This is an equal opportunity position and we prefer to place a
      candidate who already lives in the community being served.

      Compensation: Stipend of $13,000, eligibility for $5,500 education
      award, student loan forbear

      In exchange for their service, each Member receives the following

      * Living Allowance of Approximately $1200 per month (before taxes)
      * Educational stipend or student loan waiver of approximately $5,300
      at the completion of service.
      * Forbearance on existing Student Loans and payment of interest
      accrued during your service
      * Health Insurance
      * Childcare Assistance -- (to qualifying Members), paid to an
      eligible provider of your choice.
      * Significant professional development training.

      To Apply:

      To become a Member you must fill out and submit our online application
      and submit a resume. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until
      all placements are filled, but applicants are encouraged to submit the
      application as soon as possible in order to ensure the best chance of
      being placed in an agency that fits your needs and goals.

      Once the application is complete and has been reviewed, applicants who
      qualify will be contacted for an interview. Interviews for the 2010-2011
      term will begin in June 2011. All new Members need to be available and
      eligible to start no later than August 25th, 2011.

      If you are interested in applying or wish to learn more about becoming a
      CCBA AmeriCorp Member, please visit our website
      <http://www.climatecorps-bayarea.org/> :

      Contact Information:
      Kif Scheuer
      415-507-1433 (phone)

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