Outreach and Communications Fellow - AmeriCorps
Los Angeles, CA, United States
29 days ago
Work Environment: Hybrid (Remote and On Site)
Term: September 2022 – July 2023; 1700 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 Climate Resolve
Climate Resolve builds collaborations to champion equitable climate solutions. We connect communities, organizations and policymakers to address a global problem with local action. We inclusively develop practical initiatives that reduce climate pollution and prepare for climate impacts. Using our collective power to tackle climate change, we are creating a thriving California and inspiring others to act. Our purpose is a just and resilient future.
Position Overview & Description
As part of our mission to realize climate solutions in Los Angeles and surrounding areas, Climate Resolve concurrently manages a number of initiatives that are designed to promote and implement equitable strategies that improve the lives of residents now in the face of climate change—not 50, 30, or even 15 years down the line. As part of our work, we lead outreach campaigns which offer possibilities for individuals to implement tangible, realistic climate solutions on a day-to-day basis that have a net benefit to their lives and livelihoods. Additionally, Climate Resolve leads community planning projects, like working with city government and residents to install cool roofing and pavement designs to reduce heat as well as helping communities prepare for extreme events.
The Fellow’s role and contributions to these initiatives will include working with our Project Management staff to share real, local solutions to climate change with Angelenos and Southern Californians as a spokesperson and ambassador for Climate Resolve, seeking to build new partnerships with local community groups and constituents. This position will focus on supporting four areas of work including our tree ambassador program, the LADWP community outreach program, our advocacy efforts to promote resilience hubs, and our community engagement efforts. The tree ambassador work will focus in the communities of Canoga Park, Boyle Heights, Lincoln Park, and El Sereno. Additionally, the Fellow will work to assist with project and event coordination efforts with diverse communities across the LA region. Climate Resolve is looking for a candidate with a commitment to equity, preferably one who represents one of the constituent communities our work serves.
- Outreach - Tree Ambassador Program
- Participate in online/in-person outreach activities while observing COVID-19 safe practices
- Provide support for tree ambassadors outreach activities
- Research and compile opportunities to promote benefits and opportunities for tree plantings, tree distribution events, and potential partners in Los Angeles Communities
- Facilitate communication between Tree Ambassadors, Climate Resolve, and project partners
- Support tree ambassadors through participating in one-on-one and group check-ins
- Participate in monthly Tree Ambassador workshops
- Resilience Hub Advocacy
- Support research and advocacy of Resilience Hubs
- Support Climate Resolve’s partnership with the City of Los Angeles’ Chief Resilience Officer to establish a Resilience Hub in Boyle Heights
- Help expand the pilot effort to additional climate vulnerable communities by assisting with thoughtful community engagement and grasstops coordination between City departments
- Southern California Resilience Initiative (SCRI)/Resilient Cities Catalyst
- Provide support on the next iteration of the SCRI, which may include promoting projects that protect workers from climate impacts
- Support research on the status of municipal-scale resilience measures in Southern California
- Create social media content including graphics and short form videos to reach frontline communities
- Provide support for the Communications manager by creating copy, designing social media posts, and assisting with scheduling posts on Climate Resolve’s social media accounts
- Support the Communications Manager with the creation of the monthly newsletter
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Bilingual in Spanish or another language of one of Los Angeles’ communities, such as Armenian, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Tagalog, Thai, or Vietnamese
- Experience with in-person outreach, e.g. tabling, canvassing & comfortable speaking in public with diverse communities in a professional and personable manner
- Knowledgeable about the scientific and human impacts of climate change, with the ability to take an analytical approach to best practices for communications on these topics
- Have a keen awareness of the inequities exacerbated by climate change and its disproportionate effect on Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities
- At least some familiarity with the Southern California landscape (particular sectors of interest include: NGOs, service, health, faith, academia, and local government)
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including a willingness to ask for help as needed
- Energetic and outgoing with a sense of fun!
Fellowship Experience at Climate Resolve
- Professional development opportunities
- Ability to learn more about climate change and environmental equity
- Great team atmosphere
- Opportunity to develop public speaking skills
- Opportunity to engage with community members
- Opportunity to work with and learn from colleagues with varied skill sets
- Opportunity to engage with multicultural and multilingual communities
- Leadership growth opportunities
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.
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.
Outreach and Communications Fellow - AmeriCorps
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