Sustainability Project Coordinator - Southwest Regional Development Commission

Job Locations US-MN-Slayton
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 7 months ago(5/17/2022 10:10 AM)
Requested Hourly Commitment Types

Position Summary

Join the global fight for a healthy climate by making a difference in local communities. Sustainability Project Coordinators help connect community members with the knowledge and resources needed to promote sustainability.

As a Sustainability Project Coordinator, you’ll support sustainability projects, encourage local environmental action and provide education to help households decrease energy costs. With great training and support, we’ll prepare you to collaborate with community members/groups as you work together to adapt to climate change.

We are currently recruiting for the 2022-23 program year with opportunities beginning in August, October and January. Your commitment to the Community Resilience Initiative will be 40 hours per week.

This is an AmeriCorps member position with the Community Resilience Initiative of Climate Impact Corps. You will join an amazing group of members, determined to help our communities.

What to Expect

  • Collaborate with the stakeholders to advance local sustainability efforts.
  • Foster a growing network of regional partners, while helping document successes and lessons learned of current partnerships/projects. 
  • Help homeowners and tenants navigate energy-saving resources. 
  • Expand your knowledge of climate change and clean energy.
  • Share your experience with the wider community as a Climate Impact Corps ambassador.

Perks Package

Give your time as a Sustainability Project Coordinator 40 hours per week and you’ll receive a perks package that includes:

  • A stipend of $1,100 paid every 2 weeks
    • $25,300 total for 1,700 hours of service starting in August 2022
    • $20,900 total for 1,350 hours of service starting in October 2022
    • $15,400 total for 1,000 hours of service starting in January 2023
  • Up to $6,495 for tuition or student loans*
  • Federal student loan forbearance and interest repayment
  • Individual health insurance — Monthly premium 100% covered
  • Child care assistance — Based on family size and income

*The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ may gift their award to their child, grandchild, foster child or step-child.

What it Takes

Our members come from all walks of life. The most important qualification is a passion to take action for your community. However, members must meet the following minimum qualifications. By the time they begin their service, our members are:

  • Dependable and have a history of good attendance
  • Able to understand and follow instructions
  • Ready to serve 40 hours per week and complete required service hours
  • Competent with basic computer skills (like using email and navigating online)
  • Fluent in English
  • 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent 
  • A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States*
  • Able to successfully complete a background check

*Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.

Want to Learn More?

Click here to view the position description.

Have Questions?

Climate Impact Corps is powered by passionate AmeriCorps members who serve in one of three initiatives: Community Forestry, Home Energy or Community Resilience. The program was launched in 2020, to address urgent needs in Minnesota and is administered by Ampact.

Ampact is a national organization that demonstrates the power of national service to solve complex social problems by creating innovative programs that focus on the key areas of education, environmental stewardship, and healthy futures for communities. These programs include Reading Corps, Math Corps, Early Learning Corps, Heading Home Corps and Recovery Corps.

Ampact will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, familial status, military service, or any other category protected by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.

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