Position Title: Sustainable Transportation Associate -- AmeriCorps
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 to provide full-time service opportunities in the Bay Area, Southern California, and the Central Valley to support communities’ critical needs for 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 an 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 or www.climatecorps.org.
Commute.org is a public agency whose mission is to reduce the number of drive alone vehicles traveling to, from or through San Mateo County. Our goal is to help residents and commuters find alternatives to driving alone that are less stressful, less costly and better for the environment. The agency provides information and commute planning assistance to commuters, employers, and city transportation demand management partnerships. As an alliance of 17 cities and the County of San Mateo, we have the ability to deal with transportation issues through an extensive network of allies. Developing and leveraging partnerships between public agencies, private sector employers and commuters is paramount to helping us relieve traffic congestion in San Mateo County.
Commute.org offers the Fellow mentorship from all departments within the agency. The Fellow will join our team of 8 that meets regularly to share and contribute to each other's work in a supportive environment. Opportunities will be available to collaborate with other staff, partners and stakeholders to build the Fellow’s network.
Description of duties:
The Sustainable Transportation Associate, under the guidance of the Commuter Programs Manager, will be involved with every aspect of the agency’s commuter focused programs, from developing marketing and training materials, supporting the STAR platform (county-wide commuter software), promoting the agency’s First/Last Mile shuttle program, to assisting the project manager with incorporating equity throughout programs, incentive programs, and program data analysis and management (including GHG and CO2 emissions reduction)
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
- Communications: Writing and posting electronic newsletters and social media content. Develop collateral and outreach materials. Create infographics, case studies, best practices, videos, training material.
- Educate commuters, employers, community organizations, and partners through webinars, focus groups, outreach events and demonstrations
- Support STAR program operations and users. Handle support emails from users, monitor STAR for data integrity, and manage STAR commuter challenges and incentives. Analyze results and impact of the program
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 if working with minors
- Be able and willing to commit to the 11-month service term
- Be able and willing to work remotely if needed due to ongoing COVID-19 public health considerations and shelter-in-place orders.
- Excellent writing, analytical, and communication skills
- Ability to work independently as well as with diverse, multi-stakeholder groups
- Demonstrated ability to plan projects and to keep multiple projects moving forward
- Excellent organizational skills
- Ability to logically troubleshoot problems and develop creative solutions
- Passion for environmental issues and making a difference in their community
- Working experience with Microsoft suite including Word, Excel and Outlook
- Experience maintaining databases a plus
- Experience using web site and video production software a plus
- Valid California Driver’s License
Benefits of service
- Receive a living allowance stipend of $2,255 per month
- Receive free MEC healthcare, child care support, and qualifying federal student loan deferment throughout your term of service.
- 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.
- Receive ongoing training & support, including a 4-day orientation, monthly trainings, a 2-day retreat, and personal professional development support.
- 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.
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.