Position Title: Outreach & Communications 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
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.americorps.gov.
About Climate Resolve
Climate Resolve builds collaborations to champion equitable climate solutions. We connect communities, organizations and policymakers to address a global problem with local action. We inclusively develop practical initiatives that reduce climate pollution and prepare for climate impacts. Using our collective power to tackle climate change, we are creating a thriving California and inspiring others to act. Our purpose is a just and resilient future.
About the Position
As part of our mission to realize climate solutions in Los Angeles and surrounding areas, Climate Resolve concurrently manages a number of initiatives that are designed to promote and implement equitable strategies that improve the lives of residents now in the face of climate change—not 50, 30, or even 15 years down the line. To achieve this goal, part of our work includes translating the science of climate impacts into communications and media that are digestible to the public and help galvanize them to take action. Additionally, we lead outreach campaigns which offer possibilities for individuals to implement tangible, realistic climate solutions on a day-to-day basis that have a net benefit to their lives and livelihoods.
The Fellow’s role and contributions to these initiatives will include working with our Outreach staff to share real, local solutions to climate change with Angelenos and Southern Californians as a spokesperson and ambassador for Climate Resolve, seeking to build new partnerships with local community groups and constituents. Additionally, the Fellow will work with our Communications staff to create shareable media content that will highlight Climate Resolve’s and our partners’ multi-pronged approach to achieving equitable climate resilience strategies.
○ 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
○ Contribute to ad hoc event planning duties in support of outreach initiatives across the Los Angeles region
○ Create written copy and visual content that helps tell the story of Climate
Resolve’s programmatic efforts and the work of our partners
○ Translate climate research and policy into accessible media content
○ Contribute to organizational communications work products, such as the content
calendar, with evergreen and time-bound ideas for engagement with the public
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
● Bachelor’s Degree (Communications or Environmental Studies major preferred)
● Experience with in-person outreach, eg. tabling, canvassing & comfortable speaking in
public with diverse communities in a professional and personable manner
● Experience creating social media content and basic graphics
● Knowledgeable about the scientific and human impacts of climate change, with the
ability to take an analytical approach to best practices for communications on these
● At least some familiarity with the Southern California landscape (particular sectors of
interest include: NGOs, service, health, faith, academia, and local government)
● Excellent written and oral communication skills, including a willingness to ask for help as
● Excellent time management skills with ability to effectively prioritize tasks
● Energetic and outgoing with a sense of fun!
● Bilingual in Spanish or another language of one of Los Angeles’ communities, such as Armenian, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Tagalog, Thai, or Vietnamese
● Knowledgeable about climate policy and advocacy in the Southern California context
● Adept at photography and familiar with video production technology, such as Adobe
Premier Experience using Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
● Familiarity with Wordpress
Work Sample Request
● Please include a past writing sample (400 words or less)
● If available (not required), please include a portfolio of work (ex. social media graphics,
infographics, gifs, etc) with your application
Benefits of service
● Receive a living allowance stipend of $2,115 per month
● 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 a personal development plan.
● Benefit from the robust, ever-growing Climate Corps network of partner organizations
● Develop sustainability skills, implement impactful climate change resiliency projects,
and build partnerships in your community.