California State University, Fresno: Greenhouse Gas Reduction & Outreach Fellow
Position Title: Greenhouse Gas Reduction & Outreach Fellow - Climate Corps AmeriCorps
Term of Service: Full-time, January 10, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Time requirements: 40 hours/week; 900 hours in 5.5 month span
AmeriCorps is a national service commitment that meets a community’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Climate Corps partners with AmeriCorps and partners in 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 up to 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.americorps.gov.
About California State University, Fresno
This service placement will be in the Office of Community & Economic Development (OCED) at Fresno State. The OCED connects the University to the community throughout the eight counties of the San Joaquin Valley. We connect the community to the resources of Fresno State, through data, research, industry insights, and connections to collaborators, investors, researchers, affiliates, and new markets.
Description of duties:
OCED GHG Reduction Initiatives:
Electric Vehicle Project with California Energy Commission and Fresno Black Chamber of Commerce
Participate in coordinator meetings, outreach meetings and outreach implementation.
Vamos/Mio Car Ride Share Program
Attend coordinator and outreach meetings
San Joaquin Valley Rural Development Center
Attend meetings with rural communities throughout the San Joaquin Valley to discuss city manager and directors ongoing projects and assist with technical assistance, outreach and implementation where it is needed.
OCED Expected Deliverables:
Contribute to organizational communications work products
Research and compile a roster of community-oriented events and opportunities for tabling and outreach
Communicate in a timely manner with local stakeholders in order to schedule in-person presentations
Participate in ongoing presentations for local stakeholders, including some weekend outreach events
Experience with in-person outreach, eg. tabling, canvassing & comfortable speaking in public with diverse communities in a professional and personable manner
AmeriCorps fellows must:
Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
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 5.5-month service term
College degree and/or work experience in environmental policy, science, or planning with an emphasis on energy or climate are preferred, but other relevant experience is considered (internships, volunteer experience etc.)
Must have excellent English and communication skills
Must be able to serve within a group, independently, and be comfortable speaking in public
Accuracy, attention to detail, meticulous record keeping skills, organizational skills, time-management capability and creativity are essential
Knowledge of sustainability issues and a passion for sustainability are strongly desired, but not required.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (especially word processing and spreadsheets), Google Drive, and online research methods are highly desirable, but not required.
A solid foundation of math and science coursework
Classroom experience in energy and environmental policy
Community outreach and communications experience
Comprehension of energy systems, climate change science, California environmental policies, water conservation, and/or waste reduction
Benefits of service
Receive a living allowance stipend of $2,115 per month or $1,057 per semi-monthly pay period.
Upon the successful completion of your 900 hours and term of service, receive a Segal Education Award of $3,097.50.
Receive ongoing training & support, including an orientation, 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.
Location: Fresno, CA