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Climate Corps AmeriCorps Program Coordinator

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Are you a natural leader that’s passionate about the environment and fighting climate change? Do you thrive in opportunities where you’re mentoring, building relationships, and finding solutions? Would you feel excited about managing a program that provides young professionals with job opportunities, nonprofits and local governments with sustainable solutions, and the environment with a cohort that cares? If your answers are “yes!”, we’re looking for you! 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Climate Corps AmeriCorps (CCAC) is an environmental fellowship program that connects emerging climate professionals with California local governments, nonprofits, K-12 schools, and colleges/universities to implement environmental programs. The CCAC Program Coordinator will continue the demonstrated success of this AmeriCorps program by recruiting, placing, training, and supporting 45 full time AmeriCorps members to serve directly with governments and nonprofit organizations to achieve local and State goals for climate change. The AmeriCorps members design and implement programs that save energy, increase community awareness around climate change, educate K-12 students about sustainability, and reduce emissions through planning and capacity building.


The primary responsibilities of the Program Coordinator are to 1) help recruit, train, supervise, and support a portion of our cohort of 45 AmeriCorps Members serving throughout California, 2) to support program development by building and maintaining relationships with our partner agencies, and 3) to help implement day-to-day operations.


RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES

  • Manage CCAC Program Implementation
  • Help recruit, select, and place AmeriCorps members at placements sites
  • Support and coach a diverse team of individuals working with emissions reductions programs in public and nonprofit organizations
  • Support partner placement site relationships and recruitment 
  • Support the personal and professional development of each AmeriCorps Member
  • Help facilitate and plan member development training days, community building, and celebrations
  • Act as Regional Supervisor for around 20 members; visit placement sites and members on a monthly basis
  • Support members with their transitions after the fellowship and advise their professional development
  • Collect all member evaluation and metrics reporting documentation
  • Support Overall CCAC Program Development
  • Build and maintain relationships between the CCAC program, internal and external partners, and placement sites
  • Pursue synergies and points of connections with broader Climate Corps program
  • Build new relationships with community agencies and community members
  • Execute contracts to host AmeriCorps members
  • Troubleshoot and problem solve with the program team
  • Build relationships and check in regularly with other leadership team members
  • Participate on committees and other group processes and projects
  • Manage CCAC administration
  • Support collection and review of hiring and compliance documents for members you supervise
  • Oversee and approve AmeriCorps timesheets, track AmeriCorps hours throughout the year
  • As requested, support other program management items, including budget and financial planning, grant evaluation and reporting


DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree and 1+ year of experience working directly in areas such as:
  • Sustainability program planning/implementation
  • Business and communications
  • Community based programs
  • Environmental science/education
  • Volunteer coordination
  • Understanding of climate-related topics such as
  • Energy systems
  • Climate change science
  • California environmental policies
  • Environmental and racial justice
  • Green Building
  • Alternative transportation
  • Waste reduction
  • Environmental Education
  • Exceptional organizational and leadership skills such as
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to social and environmental justice
  • Excellent skills in relationship building and communication
  • Mentoring and coaching abilities
  • A “self-starter”; ability to be self-motivated and lead with vision
  • Excellent team player and community builder
  • Experience with community outreach, engagement, and recruitment
  • Understanding and ability to work in multi-racial, multi-generational environment
  • Other relevant prior knowledge and/or experience


PERSONAL QUALITIES

Candidates must show a commitment to and strong belief in the mission of the agency, its values and best practices, leadership capacity and the ability to inspire others, and the ability to maintain goals and priorities in dealing with challenges. Flexibility, integrity, creativity and commitment to equity is a must.

BENEFITS

This is a 12-month full time position, including benefits, and starts ASAP.  The position is currently remote, with an office space available in El Cerrito, and requires periodic travel to California partner and training sites.  Salary is commensurate with experience and ranges from $60,000 to $65,000 DOE.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

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.


If interested, please submit a cover letter & resume to: Jake Silver at jsilver@bacr.org. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Please make sure to indicate you are applying for the CCAC Program Coordinator position.



Are you a natural leader that’s passionate about the environment and fighting climate change? Do you thrive in opportunities where you’re mentoring, building relationships, and finding solutions? Would you feel excited about managing a…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Salary

$60,000 - $65,000

Benefits

Medical, dental, vision

Medical, dental, vision

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near El Cerrito, CA
Associated Location
El Cerrito, CA 94530, USA

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If interested, please submit a cover letter & resume to: Jake Silver at jsilver@bacr.org. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Please make sure to indicate you are applying for the CCAC Program Coordinator position.



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