Join the first nationwide AmeriCorps program solely dedicated to campus-led, community-based partnerships to address climate change!
Are you ready to answer the urgent call to address climate change?
Are you committed to advancing climate justice for all communities?
Are you looking for on-the-ground experience in applied environmental education and action?
Campus Compact has recently launched the Campus Climate Action Corps (CCAC). CCAC Corps members will serve at one of our host sites in the Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast regions. Campus Compact is recruiting an Environmental Education Coordinator (Three-quarter-time AmeriCorps Member) who will be primarily responsible for collaborating with CCAC staff and AmeriCorps members on the development of interpretive and educational programs that focus on climate action, environmental stewardship, and energy efficiency.
Develop environmental education lessons and hands-on activities that focus on climate action, environmental stewardship, and energy efficiency
Develop new curriculum, modify and improve existing lessons, and tailor lessons and presentations to different audiences
Train other AmeriCorps members on how to deliver lessons to community members
Develop pre- and post- assessments that will evaluate the impact of the lessons and activities
Collaborate with Energy Efficiency Coordinator to create energy conservation educational content
Collaborate with Communications Coordinator to share educational content to our social media accounts
Coordinate and facilitate environmental education events in underserved communities that focus on:
Energy conservation strategies and resources that reduce carbon emissions and increase cost savings
Low-tech interventions to reduce energy use and increase cost savings for underserved households based on community needs (e.g. weatherization, LED light bulbs, window-insulation inserts)
At-risk ecosystems (e.g. removal of invasive species, tree planting, installation of rain gardens)
Green jobs and workforce development pathways
Recruit and coordinate volunteers to assist with lessons and special events
Term of Service: The term of service will run from November through July 31, 2024. As a Three-quarter-time AmeriCorps member, the CCAC Environmental Education Coordinator must complete 1200 hours during the service term. Depending on the exact start date, we anticipate this will come out to approximately 33-35 hours per week.
Service Location: The CCAC Community Education Coordinator will serve at one of our Campus Compact host sites (Boston or Chicago), with teleservice possible.
Must be at least 17 years old
Must hold one of the following citizenship statuses: U.S. Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident
Must be located in or willing to relocate to a host site area
Must pass a national service criminal history check
Bachelor’s degree preferred; high school diploma or equivalent is required
Valid driver’s license and car, and/or dependable transportation
Must have a personal commitment to climate action and environmental stewardship
Motivated team leader with exceptional organizational skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and comfortable with public speaking
Experience with environmental education, teaching, or tutoring
Experience engaging community partners and/or college students
Experience with outreach, volunteer recruitment & management, or event planning
Experience in environmental education, environmental stewardship, sustainability, or home energy efficiency
All CCAC Members must attend a comprehensive week-long orientation at the beginning of their service term. Orientation for the TQT Environmental Education Cooridnator will take place virtually via Zoom. Additionally, members are expected to engage in ongoing training sessions throughout their service. These sessions will cover a wide range of topics, including but not limited to climate change, outreach and public awareness, volunteer recruitment, fostering community partnerships, enhancing home energy efficiency, organizing community education events, promoting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB), understanding ecosystem health, and exploring green job opportunities.
The CCAC Environmental Education Coordinator will receive AmeriCorps benefits, including a living stipend and Segal Education Award. The living stipend is $12,000 total for the service term. It will be distributed evenly in bi- monthly installments and is taxable income. The $4,826.50 Segal Education Award is contingent upon the successful completion of the program and can be used to pay for college or technical school or to pay back qualified student loans.
Service Type: Three-quarter-time
Total Hours: 1,200
Total Living Stipend: $12,000
Education Award: $4,826.50
Additional benefits include:
Childcare assistance for qualifying members
Student loan forbearance and interest payments for qualifying members
Professional development, including green jobs training, support in developing a personal career action plan, and an enhanced professional network
To Apply: Please submit your application here. For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application priority deadline is October 20th. Applications are received on a rolling basis after that.
About AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps is the federal agency connecting individuals and organizations through service and volunteering to tackle the nation’s most pressing challenges.
About Campus Compact: Campus Compact is a coalition of colleges and universities dedicated to advancing the public purposes of higher education and an intermediary sponsor for an AmeriCorps VISTA program. We support our member institutions—helping them build the knowledge, skills, and capacity needed to enable a just, equitable, and sustainable future.
Campus Compact does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, height, weight, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member), or any other basis prohibited by law.
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