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Program Associate - AmeriCorps

Last updated: 7/9/2022 7:00 PM Grades of Green
Job Fellowship Grades of Green Monthly Stipend $2636 End of Program Award $10000


Location Grades of Green, El Segundo, CA
Work Environment: Hybrid (3-4 days in person, 1-2 remote option)
Term: September 2022 – July 2023; 1700 hours; 40 hours/week
Living Allowance Stipend: $2,636/month
Education Award: $10,000 upon program completion
Benefits: Healthcare coverage (w/dental & vision), Education Award, student loan deferment, child care allowance, CalFresh, professional development budget ($100), industry networking.

About Grades of Green
Grades of Green has been dedicated to the environmental education and development of students for over a decade. Our innovative, unique, and proven programs provide engaging project-based learning models that empower and inspire students to explore environmental issues they are passionate about, create solutions in their school and local community and build support to make real, measurable impact. We believe students are the future and we are dedicated to providing the tools, resources and guidance to allow them to create a cleaner, healthier planet for themselves and generations to come.

Position Overview & Description
Grades of Green mentors young people and provides them with the leadership skills, resources and connections they need to solve today’s environmental challenges. We are mobilizing an entire generation to tackle local challenges that lead to global impact. Grades of Green began in 2009 at one school in Southern California. Since then, it has grown to inspire and empower more than 600,000 students across 47 states and 27 counties, to take-action and care for our environment


- Work with the programs team to develop engaging program toolkits and campaigns.
- Meet with, advise and mentor student teams in year long Climate Solutions Campaigns
- Advise and assist teachers and adult student team leaders in program facilitation
- Assist in metric collection and preparation of impact reports
- Work with school districts to conduct Eco-Audits, prepare recommendations and implement Organics programs in line with the CA Organics bill.
- Elevate students stories through work with marketing and communications department
- Attend occasional outreach events
- Participate and facilitate teacher workshops

Desired Qualifications

- We are looking for a collaborative, motivated and multi-faceted fellow, who is passionate about the health of our planet to create long-lasting environmental impacts by educating, engaging, and elevating the next generation of Eco-Leaders.
- The ideal candidate takes a hands-on approach in leading a variety of projects, with a demonstrated ability to work in an ever-changing, fast-paced landscape.
- Access to a car
- Educational experience is a plus
- Spanish is a plus

Fellowship Experience at Grades of Green
Grades of Green is a great and fun place to work! We have a wonderful team and Board of Directors who provide incredible support, mentorship and opportunities for growth. We work to provide individualized opportunities for learning, growing and experiences based on the fellows desires and goals. There is opportunity to network in communities and schools and environmental and educational experts. We have loved our past fellows and can’t wait to work with a new fellow next year!

More information: Grades of Green Pathway of Programs
An innovative pathway of programming to fully support students of all ages and backgrounds worldwide on their journey to become the next generation of environmental leaders. Objectives are to:
- Provide free educational and impactful project-based programs for students in every grade level
- Develop and implement programs to be sustainable, equitable and measurable
- Empower environmental changemakers to inspire local communities to make long-lasting impacts
- Bring students around the globe together to work toward transformative solutions

Launch: Project Toolkits
- Spark Interest and guide students to value sustainable habits and help them inspire others to do the same.
- Project based lesson plans for K-5 Educators and Middle/High School Students
- Provides everything educators and students need to create powerful environmental impact
- Teacher Stipends

Rise: Campaigns
- Ignite passion and inspire students to become environmental advocates who can change their school and community.
- Award-winning program - 6th to 12th graders
- Students create their own project to solve a climate-related environmental issue in their community
- Mentorship from our Advisors Teams
- Eco-Grants awarded
- Teacher Stipends

Soar Leadership Academy
- Cultivate leadership and empower students to become impactful leaders
- Extensive skill-building and direct mentorship with our Advisors
- Corporate partnerships to provide students with opportunities to see how businesses can sustainable change the world
- Uplift: District partnerships
- Transform student’s lives and communities by partnering with school districts, with a focus in underserved communities.
- Guide and support District’s environmental goals and programs
- Increase student and teacher engagement at every grade level
- Multiply community impact


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. Bay Area Community Resources and SEI partner to implement Climate Corps AmeriCorps, an award-winning fellowship program that provides professional development opportunities for emerging leaders through implementation of sustainability and resiliency projects with local governments, nonprofits, and educational institutions.

Upon completion of the term, CCAC Fellows receive a Segal Education Award of up to $6,495.00 in return for your service. You can use the award to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs. Fellows who complete a 1700-hour term also receive a California For All Award of $3,505.00 in cash for educational expenses.

To see a full list of climate, energy, and sustainability positions posted by Climate Corps, please visit here. We are constantly adding positions, so make sure to frequently check this site to see if there are new opportunities available.

Basic Eligibility
AmeriCorps fellows must:
- Be U.S. 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 vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing

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.