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CivicSpark and Climate Action Corps Fellow

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CivicSpark
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Los Angeles, CA
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Published 25 days ago

OVERVIEW OF PROGRAMS AND ROLE

CivicSpark is a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program where Fellows focus on planning and policy support to build local government capacity to address resilience challenges and create lasting impact in California communities.

CivicSpark Fellows will focus on projects in partnership with local governments such as:

  • Climate mitigation, adaptation, and decarbonization
  • Water policy and management
  • Affordable housing and sustainable mobility
  • Rural broadband
  • Equity and environmental justice

Climate Action Corps is part of a larger statewide network, focused on engaging Californians with direct climate action to help protect vulnerable communities against the impacts of climate change.

Climate Action Corps Fellows will focus on projects in partnership with vulnerable communities such as:

  • Urban greening
  • Food waste recovery
  • Home hardening
  • Water and energy efficiency
  • Solarization

Fellows are spread regionally (Central Coast, Greater Los Angeles, North Coast, Sacramento area, San Diego area, San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, and the Sierra Nevada) throughout the state. Each region has a Regional Coordinator who oversees the various Fellows in their area, providing guidance, mentorship, and support for the Fellows’ professional development goals. Site Supervisors are the Fellows’ on-site contact, who works with Fellows on a day-to-day basis and provides assistance on project work and supporting the Fellows’ professional growth in the workplace.

While projects vary, Fellows can expect to work on a range of tasks including meeting facilitation, community outreach, data collection and analysis, and report writing. Fellows will also have the opportunity to work on volunteer engagement projects, as well as attend regular training to build professional and technical skills. Fellows will complete their service year with a strong understanding of working with local governments as well as experience in using key sustainability and water management tools.

WHAT YOU CAN BRING

AmeriCorps Requirements

  • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States*
  • Ability to pass FBI, CA DOJ, out-of-state, and NSOPR background checks prior to service

CivicSpark & Climate Action Corps Requirements

  • Minimum of a 2-year AA degree from an accredited college or university
  • Commitment to the full term of service (11 months, 1,700 + hours)
  • Ability to work in a professional setting (potentially remote)
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in a related field
  • One year of relevant experience
  • Past service experience (e.g., volunteering, community service, etc.)
  • Experience with, or training in, outreach, facilitation and/or education
  • Being local to the community you will serve in.

Desirable

  • Experience with project implementation
  • Comfort with quantitative work, including data collection and analysis

OVERVIEW OF PROGRAMS AND ROLE

CivicSpark is a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program where Fellows focus on planning and policy support to build local government capacity to address resilience challenges and create lasting impact…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    September 6, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 31, 2021
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required

Salary

$22,000 - $22,000

Benefits

CivicSpark and Climate Action Corps FELLOW BENEFITS

  • $22,000 Living Allowance
  • $6,345 Segal Education Award and $3,655 California For All Educational Award (A total of $10,000) 
  • SNAP Food Stamps (if eligible)
  • Student loan forbearance (if eligible)
  • Child Care assistance (if eligible)
  • Professional development training
  • Network development
  • CivicSpark, CAC and AmeriCorps alumni support

CivicSpark and Climate Action Corps FELLOW BENEFITS

  • $22,000 Living Allowance
  • $6,345 Segal Education Award and $3,655 California For All Educational Award (A total of $10,000) 
  • SNAP Food…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA

How to Apply

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY, PLEASE VISIT:

https://civicspark.lgc.org/join-civicspark/fellow

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY, PLEASE VISIT:

https://civicspark.lgc.org/join-civicspark/fellow

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