NC Climate Action Corps Resilience Project Coordinator
This position is with the Town of Fairmont located in Fairmont, North Carolina. The Town of Fairmont will be an inclusive community that spurs economic opportunity through development aligned with family values, innovation, heritage, and stewardship.
This 2023-2024 AmeriCorps position will have a start date (for new full-time 8.5 month members) of January 16th 2024 and an end date of September 30th 2024. Weekly service hours will be full-time between 35-40 hours. Deadline to apply is December 15th 2023, and applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
**Please make sure you upload all of the required documents - Resume, Cover Letter, State or Federal ID, College Transcripts, Birth Certificate (if US Passport not uploaded).** If required documents are not uploaded at time of application, any offer for employment will be withheld until they are provided. All AmeriCorps Members must submit to having a National Sex Offender, State of Residence (if state is different than NC), State of NC, and Federal FBI Background check conducted. Any applicant denying to submit to these checks will be automatically disqualified as per federal regulations.
For the 2023-2024 service year, the NC Climate Action Corps through Resilience Corps NC these for 8.5 month 1200-hour service position offers a living stipend of $21,180, health insurance reimbursement for premiums, childcare assistance, and professional development opportunities (individual trainings, enrollment in NC Environmental Education Certificate Program, and conferences in conjunction with VolunteerNC). Members are also eligible to sign up for SNAP benefits. Participants who complete the program will receive a Segal Education Award of $4,826.50 from the National Service Trust.
CTNC is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate because of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual preference or familial status.
CTNC seeks to engage applicants from underrepresented communities, particularly of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Multi-Racial, and Native American background, in conservation careers. Connecting more diverse applicants to an employment pathway has led to greater equity, diversity and inclusion of all people in conservation.
Purpose of the Position
The Coordinator will be involved in reviewing and updating current plans concerning flooding, drainage, stormwater, and tree canopy management. Recently, the Town has received support from the Army Corps of Engineers, the Stream Rehabilitation Program (StRAP), and a Stormwater Planning (NCDEQ) grant. The Coordinator will assist Town leadership in directly handling climate-related issues, including implementation of plans and policies to protect the communities of Fairmont.
Position Responsibilities and Duties
Position Specific Roles:
- Advance implementation of local climate action using community-based environmental policies and plans.
- Conduct outreach and education in collaboration with local partners with a focus on connecting households to resources to manage and reduce their environmental as it relates to flooding, drainage, and stormwater.
- Plan and implement improvements and public engagement opportunities, including tree planting events, installation of educational signage, and implementation of educational programming;
- Capture data on enhanced streambank stability, reduced flooding, decreased runoff, and household education/behavior changes relating to stormwater runoff;
- Conduct environmental education programming that engages low-income minority youth scientists, assisting in conducting research and service-learning opportunities.
- Assist communities in active participation in the climate resilience projects impacting their homes, points of importance, schools, or other vital community assets.
- Practice inclusive and thoughtful behavior in building rapport with program participants, site stakeholders and program staff.
- Communicate regularly and effectively with program staff, and site personnel.
- Report data in online systems in a timely and accurate manner.
- Demonstrate regular, timely attendance and adherence to hours as scheduled.
- Commit to service for the service term of 11 months, serving the minimum number of 1700 hours.
- Participate in all required AmeriCorps sponsored training sessions, meetings, and travel as necessary. Community Stewardship Coordinators will receive training on best practices for community engagement, group facilitation, and communicating about climate change with a focus on pursuing climate justice.
- Actively participate in service projects and commemorating days such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (as applicable). These may include evening and/or weekend hours.
- Must be 18 years of age or older prior to your start date.
- Must have at least a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent by your start date.
- Must be either a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States.
- Must pass mandatory National Service Criminal History Checks.
- Speak, read, and write English fluently.
- Experience with professional computer skills and confidence using computers. Comfort and experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel), completing internet searches, and navigating resources online, completing data entry, using e-mail regularly including sending attachments, using databases and software, using videoconferencing software, and attending training online.
- Positions that require driving will require a valid driver’s license and the ability to pass a driving record check. Some positions require access to a personal vehicle for transportation.
Essential Functions / Physical Demands
- Some working hours are primarily based in an office setting and require sitting, standing, and operating a computer and telephone.
- Some working hours may require light to moderate lifting, bending, stooping, pulling, kneeling, carrying, and use of hand tools up to 30 lbs.
The typical work week will range from 36-40 hours spanning certain designated business hours. The schedule is flexible with supervisor approval. Some remote work will be possible while in person work will also be required. Generally, the service member will serve Monday-Friday between 8:00AM and 5:00PM. The member will have flexibility to adjust workday length based on programs facilitated and time served throughout the week, as long as required hours to complete service term are met.