Location: UndauntedK12, Oakland, CA
Work Environment: Fully Remote
Term: September 2022 – July 2023; 1700 hours; 40 hours/week
Living Allowance Stipend: $2,636/month
Education Award: $10,000 upon program completion
Benefits: Healthcare coverage (w/dental & vision), Education Award, student loan deferment, child care allowance, CalFresh, professional development budget ($100), industry networking.
UndauntedK12 is a nonprofit whose mission is to support America's K-12 public schools to make an equitable transition to zero carbon emissions while preparing our youth to build a sustainable future in a rapidly changing climate.
UndauntedK12 is a fully remote organization. This position will work on California-specific issues and with California organizations.
Position Overview & Description
UndauntedK12 is clear that if California wants to make good on its decarbonization commitments, it cannot ignore the climate impacts of school infrastructure. California’s approximately 10,000 school buildings are among the state’s largest forms of public infrastructure, and we currently spend about $15 billion annually on school building construction and maintenance. But there is currently little guidance to ensure that those funds are used in ways that reduce the K-12 education sector’s emissions and support California’s goal of economy-wide decarbonization by 2045.
With the support of this fellow, UndauntedK12 will work with partners to launch a California Climate Resilient Schools Coalition, that brings together and aligns myriad organizations invested in putting more attention and resources toward decarbonized and resilient school facilities and grounds. This coalition will work on initiatives that increase the state of California’s clarity on how its school infrastructure spending can improve economy-wide climate outcomes. Further, there are currently K-12 school district leaders ready to take action on climate, but who do not yet have the resources, knowledge, or support to lead the change. This fellow will support UndauntedK12’s efforts to provide guidance and resources to education leaders seeking to make climate-resilient facilities a priority and reality within their districts.
Support California Climate Resilient Schools Coalition
Conduct outreach to existing and potential coalition members, including youth, education, environmental, civil rights, and labor organizations.
Provide operational support for coalition meetings, including agenda development and internal communications to coalition members.
Create external communications about the work of the coalition, including website updates, emails, and social media.
Curate resources for school district leaders on climate-resilient school infrastructure, particularly in the areas of buildings and grounds, mitigation, and adaptation.
Develop new tools and resources for school-districts related to climate-resilient school infrastructure
Through targeted communications, build educators and district leaders’ understanding of their roles as climate leaders.
Through targeted communications, build climate leaders’ understanding of the role schools can/must play within broader climate strategy.
Produce issue briefs to build UndauntedK12 and partner understanding of policy proposals, particularly related to school infrastructure decarbonization and climate-resilience.
Data analysis related to school infrastructure decarbonization and climate-resilience
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Highly organized and effective project manager
Ability to work in fast-paced, nimble, collaborative work environment
Working knowledge of key issues within education and climate policy
Fellowship Experience at UndauntedK12
Early access to a team building a movement at the intersection of K-12 schools, climate, and equity.
Because UndauntedK12 is focused on both California-specific and national issues, this fellow will gain significant context and insight into national trends.
UndauntedK12 is currently a small team, which provides opportunities for this fellow to take initiative and make a substantial impact.
Regular check-ins with senior leadership.
Climate Corps AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps is a national service commitment that meets a community’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Bay Area Community Resources and SEI partner to implement Climate Corps AmeriCorps, an award-winning fellowship program that provides professional development opportunities for emerging leaders through implementation of sustainability and resiliency projects with local governments, nonprofits, and educational institutions.
Upon completion of the term, CCAC Fellows receive a Segal Education Award of up to $6,495.00 in return for your service. You can use the award to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs. Fellows who complete a 1700-hour term also receive a California For All Award of $3,505.00 in cash for educational expenses.
To see a full list of climate, energy, and sustainability positions posted by Climate Corps, please visit here. We are constantly adding positions, so make sure to frequently check this site to see if there are new opportunities available.
AmeriCorps fellows must:
Be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents
Have a high school diploma/GED
Be 17 years old or older
Pass state criminal and FBI background checks, and a national check in the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Registry
Test negatively for tuberculosis if working with minors
Be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement
Bay Area Community Resources, the administrator of Climate Corps AmeriCorps, is an equal opportunity employer. We cultivate an environment that encourages fairness, teamwork, and respect among all employees and National Service members. We are firmly committed to maintaining an atmosphere in which people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally. Therefore, we enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religion or religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Our management is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this equal opportunity policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment advertising, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.