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Climate Change Communications Fellow - AmeriCorps

Last updated: 11/28/2021 7:00 PM Taking Action for Living Systems
Job Fellowship Taking Action for Living Systems Monthly Stipend $2255 End of Program Award $3172.5

Location

Position Title: Climate Change Communications Fellow
Term of Service: Starting as soon as possible
Time requirements: 40 hours/week; 900 hours in a 6 month term
Location: Remote. In proximity to Santa Rosa, CA

About Climate Corps AmeriCorps
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 to provide full-time service opportunities in the Bay Area, Southern California, and the Central Valley to support communities’ critical needs for building climate resilience. Climate Corps AmeriCorps Fellows dedicate 900 hours of service in exchange for leadership and career development, and a living stipend supported by an 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.americorps.gov or www.climatecorps.org.


About Taking Action for Living Systems:
Taking Action for Living Systems (TALS), Inc., is a professional collaboration working to establish an innovative, enterprise-based approach to reduce wildfire hazards, increase climate change resilience, and improve forest health in California’s North Bay Region.

We are founded on the principle that an effective response to environmental and social challenges must come from ‘valuing nature’ -- a purposeful blending of what’s good for nature and what’s good for people.


Description of duties:
The Climate Change Communications Fellow will be involved in a wide range of natural carbon sequestration projects while assisting experts in economics, finance, landscape architecture, and community engagement who work together to move Sonoma County into greater resilience.

Projects:
Liaison with the climate community to ensure natural sequestration is prioritized. Maintain constant communication with Climate focused Non-profits and Sonoma’s Regional Climate Protection Authority.
Conduct community outreach for the Central Mayacamas/Mark West/Diamond Mountain Natural Enterprise Complex (NEC) project. The goal of this project is to develop a high intensity wildfire reduction plan through public and stakeholder outreach, fire hazard mapping at the ownership level, and an area-wide treatment strategy.
Research and document Natural Enterprise Complex-like initiatives. Document ‘bottoms-up’ wildfire prevention efforts, best practices, and collaboration opportunities.
Research GHG emission reductions payment governance structures. Review funding mechanisms such as ongoing public funding, creation of governance structures, new business development and private investment options for wildlands treatment operations and natural sequestration.

Key responsibilities:
Outreach and Communication
Research and analysis
Assist in presentation preparation, potential opportunities for public speaking
Provide support to website and social media efforts
Other duties as required


Basic Eligibility
AmeriCorps fellows must:
Be US 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 able and willing to commit to the 11-month service term
Be able and willing to work remotely if needed due to ongoing COVID-19 public health considerations and shelter-in-place orders.

Expected Qualifications:
Undergraduate degree with environmental focus
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to take direction and multi-task in a fast paced environment
Ability to work independently

Desired Qualifications:
Microsoft Office experience
Spanish bilingual
Master’s Degree with Climate background
Dropbox, MailChimp, and WIX website editing experience


Benefits of service
Receive a living allowance stipend of $2,255 per month
Receive free MEC healthcare, child care support, and qualifying federal student loan deferment throughout your term of service.
Upon the successful completion of your 900 hours and term of service, receive a Segal Education Award of $3,172.50.
Receive ongoing training & support, monthly trainings, and personal/professional development support.
Benefit from the robust, ever-growing Climate Corps network of partner organizations and alumni.
Environmental career mentorship, community outreach skills and connections to a TALS’ network of local environmental leaders, in addition to gaining practical technology experience.
Develop sustainability skills, implement impactful climate change resiliency projects, and build partnerships in your community.


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.