Position Title: Program Advisor
Term of Service: Full-time, September 1, 2021 – July 31, 2022
Time requirements: 40 hours/week; 1,700 hours in an 11 month term
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 and the Greater LA and San Diego 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 Grades of Green
Grades of Green is an environmental education nonprofit with the mission of inspiring and empowering kids and the broader school community to care for the environment. For ten years, Grades of Green has been equipping students with the knowledge, leadership skills, and mentorship to create meaningful environmental impacts locally and globally. Our award-winning programs have a proven track record of increasing environmental values in communities resulting in measurable outcomes of gallons of water saved and of tons of waste diverted from landfills. Through our environmental campaigns and programs, we cultivate problem-solving skills in the next generation of Eco-Leaders to create lasting policy change through civic engagement, provide measurable and scalable environmental impacts and engage with a global network of Eco-Leaders. To learn more about Grades of Green, visit https://gradesofgreen.org/
Advisor for the 2021-22 Climate Solutions Campaign. Responsible for providing customized mentorship and support to assigned 5th -12th grade student Campaign Teams. Ensures Campaign Teams reporting to you are registered and on track during each Campaign Phase.
Advisor will also provide feedback on program related materials and assist in developing new materials. Provides research and data analysis for all programs. Supports Programs Manager in creating campaign messaging, materials, outreach events and sharing Campaign stories to the marketing and communications team.
CAMPAIGN and LAUNCH Programs- Mentoring assigned student teams (Campaign Teams) in the Grades of Green Campaigns, which includes:
o Providing each assigned Campaign Team with customized email and phone support in rolling out their selected project for the Campaign
o Participating in trainings for Campaign Teams such as webinars, workshops, etc.
o Participating in virtual discussion platforms to support Campaign Teams
o Compiling metrics and results and analyzing data from all Campaign Teams for use in grants and Final Reports
o Assist in scoring Campaign Teams’ responses and selecting winners
o Celebrating each Campaign Team's success at the end of the program
o Providing feedback for Launch program
o Compiling metrics and data for Launch participants
o Advising Launch students and educators, as needed
o Participating in the development of Campaign related materials for teams
o Attending and participating in weekly staff meetings, or as scheduled
o Participating in task-specific jobs related to events
o Attending and managing outreach events on a case-by-case basis;
o Providing support to Grades of Green schools and student teams not involved in the Campaign
o Assist in preparation for outreach events and Grades of Green fundraisers
o Provides research and analysis on selected projects
o Organize and maintain spreadsheets of data and resources
o Provides analysis of data and recommendations based on analysis
o Assist other Program Advisors with miscellaneous research
o Reach out to registered teams as they sign up for the campaign
o Contact and thank people who have signed up for the newsletter
AmeriCorps fellows must:
o Be US citizens or legal permanent residents
o Have a high school diploma/GED
o Be 17 years old or older
o Pass state criminal and FBI background checks, and a national check in the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Registry
o Test negatively for tuberculosis
o Be able and willing to commit to the 11-month service term
o Be able and willing to work remotely if needed due to ongoing COVID-19 public health considerations and shelter-in-place orders.
o Has a deep passion for sustainability, with the practical skills and abilities to affect change in a small and dynamic organization
o Can work effectively as a part of a team
o Passion for working with and advising students
o Has a fun, positive and engaging presence
o Is tech-savvy with proficiency in using the Google suite, Microsoft Office suite - and is proficient in variety of web-based applications with the ability to track and analyze large amounts of data and information related to environmental and outreach metrics. High proficiency in Excel/Google Sheets is a plus
o Excellent organizational, writing, interpersonal, and speaking skills
o Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
o Ability to work independently and carry out assignments, make independent judgments and/or decisions, and discern when action at a higher level is required
o Must be able to effectively manage multiple projects and maintain an organized and well communicated workflow
Benefits of service
o Receive a living allowance stipend of $2,255 per month
o Receive free MEC healthcare, child care support, and qualifying federal student loan deferment throughout your term of service.
o Upon the successful completion of your 1,700 hours and term of service, receive a Segal Education Award of $6,345 and a California for All Education Award of $3,655.
o Receive ongoing training & support, including a 4-day orientation, monthly trainings, a 2-day retreat, and personal professional development support.
o Benefit from the robust, ever-growing Climate Corps network of partner organizations and alumni.
o Develop sustainability skills, implement impactful climate change resiliency projects, and build partnerships in your community.
o Grades of Green will best support the Fellow’s career and professional growth goals as appropriate. We strive to provide experience in the areas and skills that the Fellow hopes to build. The Fellow will gain experience in mentoring and advising students of all ages and all backgrounds, event planning and executing, organizational/project management skills, leadership, program planning and executing.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement
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.