Position Title: Energy, Education and Training Fellow
Term of Service: Full-time, September 1, 2020 – July 15, 2021
Time requirements: 40 hours/week; 1,700 hours in 10.5 month span
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 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.
About the position
Short-term team member (10.5 months) based in The Energy Coalition (TEC) Irvine office and focused on supporting and expanding core energy, climate, and environmental programs offered through TEC. Particular emphasis on expansion and development related to at-risk, formal, and informal service populations within the Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, and San Bernardino areas. The Fellow will support statewide education, training, and workforce development initiatives at TEC, with a particular focus on building partnerships with disadvantaged communities and populations located in Central and Southern California.
Additionally, the Fellow will support engagement via TEC’s platforms and the development of engaging content for online education, training, and engagement through social media, live webinars, video recordings, and more.
TEC will follow all regulations and recommendations suggested by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to maintain a safe work environment. Fellows will be working remotely and asked to follow these regulations and recommendations, as well as those suggested by the California Department of Education for safe re-opening of local educational agencies (LEA). Pending a return to in-person activities, the Fellow will support in-class and field-based activities through direct student education, community activities, and the development of new materials and offerings. The Fellow will support engagement via TEC’s platforms and the development of engaging content for online education, training, and engagement through social media, live webinars, video recordings, and more.
The Fellow will have opportunities to travel to and work in TEC’s statewide offices, including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Oakland. The Fellow will support statewide activities and attend various TEC training and team-building functions that may require travel throughout the cycle.
The Fellow may travel (reimbursable) to Los Angeles and or San Diego weekly.
Desired Outcomes (Potential Projects List)
- Develop a minimum of three Equity Reports for target engagement cities.
- Support development and continual engagement of partnerships and
collaborations with the University of California system, California State system, Community Colleges, and other post-secondary California institutions to support outreach, engagement, and mentorship elements
- Facilitate, support, and customize onsite implementation offerings (i.e., site visits, professional development training, field trips) and curriculum materials for online and in-person audiences (i.e., students, community members, and educators)
- Support “My Energy Future,” STEM Heroes (STEM professionals) campaigns through partnership development, interviews, mentorship building and establishing a mentor database to connect educators and students with STEM professionals
- Support analysis of pre- and post-learning survey data and outcomes for students and educators for Student Learning Report generation
- Manage and create content for social media and outreach avenues (i.e., Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, newsletters, website campaigns)
- Produce a minimum of two program highlights, lesson development, or case studies based on work with disadvantaged schools and communities
- Build relationships with workforce training partners to strengthen the development of a pipeline to the future workforce (specifically serving audiences within disadvantaged communities) to include:
- high schools,
- elementary schools,
- community organizations, and
- educational entities that serve audiences within disadvantaged communities
- Support integration of California science standards, arts education principles and more robust sustainability topics within the curriculum
- Manage and support program material organization, toolkit building, and dispersal
- Support program, student, and educator data tracking and reporting
- Create and contribute, through research, to a “TEC Resource Directory” with links for data & other resources that support climate literacy and STEM/climate curricula (as well as other initiatives across TEC, such as RFP submissions)
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
- Be able and willing to commit to the 10.5-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.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
- Experience or interest in working in-person with K-12 and post-secondary students and educators;
- Experience conducting presentations (in-person or by webinar) to diverse audiences, particularly students and educators;
- Experience or interest in developing standards-aligned activities and curricula for K-12 students, particularly in science and environmental topics;
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards or a willingness to learn;
- Comfortable working with (and learning) databases and data entry, as well as analysis;
- Comfortable working with external industry partners via phone, email and in-person;
- Competency with or interest in technology platforms (including but not limited to: Google Suites, WordPress, Lightworks, Blackboard, Edmodo, Moodle, WordPress, Salesforce, AutoCAD, Creative Cloud, GIS);
- Excellent organizational and time management skills;
- Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks;
- Ability to complete assignments in a thorough, accurate and timely manner;
- Attention to detail and follow-through in tasks that meet contract deliverables;
- Proficient in English (verbal and written)
- Proficient in a second language (desired, but not required)
Benefits of service
- Receive a living allowance stipend of $2,115 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 1,700 hours and term of service, receive a Segal Education Award of $6,195.
- Receive ongoing training & support, including a 4-day orientation, monthly trainings, a 2-day retreat, and personal professional development support.
- 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.
BACR 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.