Program Communications Associate - AmeriCorps

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El Segundo, CA, United States

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23 days ago

Grades of Green

1730 E. Holly Ave El Segundo CA 90245


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Title of Position: Program Communications Associate - AmeriCorps

Work Environment*: Hybrid (3-4 days in person, 1-2 remote option)
Term: January – June 2023; 900 hours; 40 hours/week
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
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 Operations Manager, works closely with the Executive Director, the Programs team 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 and work with the Executive Director to refine collateral.
  • Develop: Social media posts, Blog posts, Press releases, Newsletter content, Graphics, Videos, Presentations and pitch decks, Etc.
  • Collaborate with Program staff and Executive Director to produce internal and external messaging, pitch decks and branding, storyboards, templates and program materials
  • Collaborate with Executive 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

Desired Qualifications

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

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!

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
  • Live in the state of California

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.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $2,636.00 per month