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Program Communications Associate - AmeriCorps - September 2020 start at Grades of Green

7/8/2020 7:00:42 PM Grades of Green
Job Fellowship Grades of Green Monthly Stipend $2115 End of Program Award $6195


Position Title: Climate Corps AmeriCorps: Communications Associate
Term of Service: Full-time, September 1, 2020 – July 15, 2021
Time requirements: 40 hours/week; 1,700 hours in 10.5 month span

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.

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

The Program Communications Associate helps tell the story of Grades of Green’s incredible
student Eco-Leaders. By helping produce and refine communications, marketing and program
materials like social media posts, blog posts, press releases, newsletters, graphics, videos and
more, the Program Communications Associate will bring new students to Grades of Green’s
programs and raise awareness of our students’ incredible work in their communities. The
Program Communications Associate reports to the Marketing and Communications Director and
is responsible for implementing elements of Grades of Green’s internal and external
communications strategies in addition to marketing and program support.

• Celebrate student and school stories by creating and supporting the production of the
following. Work with Program staff to produce the following and work with Communications
and Marketing Director to refine collateral.
o Social media posts
o Blog posts
o Press releases
o Newsletter content
o Graphics
o Videos
o Presentations and pitch decks
o Etc.

• Collaborate with Program staff to produce internal and external messaging, pitch decks
and branding, story boards, templates and program materials
• Collaborate with Marketing and Communications Director on the creation and
implementation of yearlong communications strategies and marketing plans
• Refine practices by evaluating ROIs and deliverables in each communications area
• Translate climate/environmental research and policy into accessible media content
• Participate in outreach events as needed

• Celebrate student and school stories by creating pitches and support the development of
relationships with local, national and global news outlets
• Keep media kit up-to-date, adding improvements and updates
• Track earned media mentions
• Keeping media list and e-blast list up-to-date

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

• High degree of skill in verbal and written communication
• Goal oriented, self-motivated
• Experience using social media platforms to promote causes, organizations or movements
• Experience producing graphics or selecting visual creative for social media or blogs
preferred- Graphic design experience desired
• Experience using website CMSs like WordPress or Drupal preferred
• Skills in organizing work of self and others
• Vehicle and valid driver’s license
• Ability to work flexible hours and some weekends
• Comfortable with Microsoft Office 365 suite of programs

• Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate field including but not limited to: Environmental
Science, Business Administration, Communications, Marketing, Journalism or English
• Experience working with children and/or an environmental nonprofit organization

• 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 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.