Utah Conservation Corps (AmeriCorps) Member

 

Posted: 11/23/2021

Utah Clean Energy is leading the clean energy transformation in Utah and the West, while advancing rapid action on climate change.  As a nonprofit organization, we work to stop energy waste in homes and buildings, create clean energy, and build a smart energy future.  We are seeking a Utah Conservation Corps member (either 1,200 or 1,700 service hours) to support our community energy equity and climate justice programs in 2022.

Primary Duties:
  • Perform community mobilization, environmental education, and coordination of community events related to environmental stewardship, climate change, and environmental justice
  • Develop a data tracking plan and collect and report AmeriCorps impact data timely and accurately to Utah Conservation Corps program staff
  • Provide program support to Utah Clean Energy staff working on energy equity and climate issues
  • Conduct community outreach on energy efficiency, climate change, and air quality at various community events, workshops, and community meetings
  • Coordinate meeting, workshop, and event logistics in collaboration with staff and project partners
  • Track program outcomes, data, and contact information relating to community programs
  • Provide updates and content editing on Utah Clean Energy's program websites
  • Support staff in developing a calendar for community events and tracking related communications/social media
  • Assist Utah Clean Energy staff with program reporting activities for energy equity programs
  • Work with key partner organizations to support their energy efficiency and equity activities
The Successful Candidate:
  • Possesses excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Bilingual Spanish skills preferred
  • Pays attention to details, sees projects through to completion, and understands how to set priorities
  • Is available to attend community events in the evenings and/or weekends, as needed
  • Enjoys presenting to and engaging with community members from diverse backgrounds
  • Is comfortable using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Has a valid driver's license and reliable vehicle
  • Physical ability to lift 25 lbs and carry materials for tabling events
  • Works collaboratively with coworkers and community partners
  • Be available to start service contract in January 2022
Compensation and Hours Required:
This position requires the fulfillment of either 1,700 or 1,200 hours of service over a 12-month period.  While this is a volunteer service position, Utah Conservation Corps (AmeriCorps) members receive the following benefits:
 
1,700 Hour Candidates
  • $25,700 annual living allowance
  • Allowance is paid in even disbursements throughout the year-long term of service
  • $6,340 AmeriCorps Education Award (available to members after successful service term)
  • Child-care and insurance benefits 
1,200 Hour Candidates
  • $18,140 annual living allowance
  • Allowance is paid in even disbursements throughout the year-long term of service
  • $4,441.50 AmeriCorps Education Award (available to members after successful service term)
Training/Professional Development you will receive:
?      Pre-service orientation and in-service training
?      Data collection and reporting training
?      Community engagement training
?      Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Training (JEDI)
 
U.S. AmeriCorps Program Requirements:
  1. Be a United States citizen, U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident alien of the United States;
  2. Be at least 18 years of age; and
  3. Have a high school diploma or GED or work towards obtaining one while in the program. It is a requirement to obtain a high school diploma or GED before one is eligible to use the Education Award. 
  4. Must be clear of any record on the National Sex Offender Public Registry. Must have a criminal record clear of any conviction(s) for murder. 
?How To Apply:
  • Please email a resume and cover letter to admin@utahcleanenergy.org with “Project Coordinator Application” in the subject line. (No phone calls please.) The position will remain open until filled, but preference will be given to applications received before December 8, 2022.
  • For more information about becoming a Utah Conservation Corps Member and associated benefits, please visit www.usu.edu/ucc/AmeriCorps is a National Service program that supports direct service to meet important community needs.  AmeriCorps is an equal opportunity program and seeks to provide reasonable accommodations for application and service.