The Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency (HASPA) is recruiting for a Climate Adaptation Fellow to assist with the development of the Hayward Regional Shoreline Master Plan. HASPA is a joint powers authority comprised of the City of Hayward, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (HARD), and East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD). HASPA’s mission is to coordinate agency planning activities and implement policies and projects for the improvement of the Hayward Regional Shoreline for future generations.
AmeriCorps is a national service commitment that meets a community’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Climate Corps AmeriCorps partners with local government, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations across California to provide full-time service opportunities in the Bay Area supporting communities’ critical needs in building climate resilience. Climate Corps AmeriCorps fellows dedicate 1,700 hours of service in exchange for leadership and career development, and a living stipend supported by our AmeriCorps grant. Climate Corps AmeriCorps is an exciting opportunity for service-minded individuals who are passionate about building climate resilience for communities. For more information, please visit www.climatecorps.org and www.americorps.gov.
The Hayward Regional Shoreline Master Plan is a complex long-range planning project that will establish both short-term and long-term adaptation strategies to protect vulnerable assets along the Hayward Regional Shoreline. The Fellow will assist HASPA in all aspects of managing and completing the Hayward Regional Shoreline Master Plan, which include the following responsibilities:
• Organize and conduct community outreach through community meetings, individual stakeholder meetings, web surveys, and social media;
• Research and analyze past vulnerability assessments and write technical reports and supporting documents;
• Assist with the development of the goals and objectives of the Hayward Regional Shoreline Master Plan;
• Write sections of the Hayward Regional Shoreline Master Plan;
• Review drafts of the Hayward Regional Shoreline Master Plan and provide feedback to consultants;
• Assist with facilitating the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process for the project;
• Assist with project management tasks related to developing and managing project timelines, scope of work, and budget;
• Assist with preparing for and facilitating HASPA Technical Advisory Committee meetings.
AmeriCorps fellows must:
● Be US citizens or lawful 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 Nationa Sex Offender Public Registry
● Test negatively for tuberculosis
● Be able and willing to commit to the 10.5-month service term
The Fellow should be passionate about sustainability and the environment, possess strong analysis and writing abilities, and have good organization skills that allow for the management of a complex and challenging project. Other skills should include:
• Knowledge: Intermediate understanding of climate change is desired but not required
• Energetic: Takes initiative and enjoys engaging with co-workers and the public
• Creative: Skilled in designing flyers, brochures, and other educational materials
• Website: Some experience updating websites
• Social media: Strong in Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms
• Quantitative: Comfortable using Excel to perform basic-level calculations and analysis
• Language: Ability to speak Spanish would be helpful, but is not required
• Valid California Driver’s License would be helpful, but is not required
Benefits of service
● Receive a living allowance stipend of $2,115 per month, and MEC health insurance at no-cost throughout the duration of your service.
● Upon the successful completion of your 1,700 hours and term of service, receive a Segal Education Award of $6,095 and a California for All Education Award of $3,905 (totaling $10,000).
● Receive ongoing training & support, including monthly trainings, a 2-day retreat, and a personal development plan.
● Benefit from the robust, ever-growing Climate Corps network of partner organizations and alumni.
● Develop sustainability skills, implement impactful climate change resiliency projects, and build partnerships in your community.