Community and Energy Outreach Corpsmember

Location: Saint Paul, MN
Date Posted: 08-27-2018
The AmeriCorps Community and Energy Outreach Corpsmember (ages 18-25) is based with the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE). The primary objectives of the Community Outreach Corpsmember position is for helping meet the recruitment goals for the Home Energy Squad Program (HES), delivered by CEE and administering the youth education program.  The Community Outreach Corpsmember is responsible for:
50%: Increase awareness of and participation in HES by conducting community-based marketing in partnering cities, businesses and neighborhood organizations. They will work with HES program coordinators and residential field staff.
50%: Administer and improve the youth energy education program, TOLBY (Turn Off Lights Behind You). The corpsmember will be responsible for conducting outreach to schools and youth groups to grow the reach of the program. This also involves giving presentations on energy to youth in grades 1-5.
This is a full-time commitment for a year-long AmeriCorps service term. The member will receive a monthly stipend and an education award upon successful completion of the term that may be used for education expenses or to repay qualified student loans.
Term dates and schedule:
  • Term: January 16-December 13, 2019
  • Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. typical
Stipend and award:
  • Monthly stipend: $1690
  • Education award: $5920 upon successful completion of term
Location: Housing is not provided by the Corps. Member must secure their own housing near service location.
  • Saint Paul, MN
  • Excellent public speaking and written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for energy-efficiency issues and strong commitment to service and community work.
  • Experience doing community outreach or similar job; especially working with local governments, neighborhood organizations, non-profits, businesses and/or similar groups.
  • Experience and comfort working with youth.
  • Experience with social media pages and outreach (websites, Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
  • Self-directed with a high comfort level for taking initiative and ownership of projects and demonstrated attention to detail, comfort with ambiguity.
  • Basic computer and keyboard competency.
  • Knowledge and experience with residential energy issues and programs, marketing, creative writing and copywriting experience preferred.
  • Training will be provided in these areas as needed; up to 15-20% of the service term is dedicated to technical and personal skills training.
  • 18-25 years old.
  • Must be a US Citizen, US National or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the US.
  • Must pass the National Sex Offender Public Registry and criminal history check. “Pass” is defined as no positive hits on the NSOPR and no history of violent offenses on the criminal history check.
  • Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and safe driving record (no major moving violations or DUI’s in the past five years).
  • Monthly stipend
  • Education award upon successful completion of term
  • Skills training and job experience
  • Health insurance
  • Student loan forbearance during service term

For more information, view the Community and Energy Outreach Corpsmember position description.
This program is available to all, without regard to disability, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation. The Conservation Corps engages AmeriCorps members, ages 18-25, as defined under the American Conservation and Youth Service Corps Act, a subtitle of the National and Community Service Act of 1990. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.
Deadline: October 5, 2018
Questions? Contact Megan Zeiher, Recruitment Coordinator or 651-209-9900 x35
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