Resilience Project Coordinator

Enfield, NC

This position is with the A Better Chance A Better Community (ABC2) based in Enfield, NC. 

The mission of ABC2 is to connect rural communities with resources to activate youth power and advocate for realistic solutions and healthier lifestyles, activating youth for thriving communities, and fostering grassroots organizing strategies for civic engagement, health equity, environmental justice, and economic vitality. 

**NOTICE** This position is subject to continued federal and state funding, as AmeriCorps is under a 30% reduction in member slots for the 2024-2025 service year. We anticipate that by mid-May 2024 we will know which positions (if not all) will be available to start on our normal service year timeline. All applicants will be notified if this position is not funded.**NOTICE**

This 2024-2025 AmeriCorps position will have a start date of September 4th 2024 and an end date of July 31st 2025. Deadline to apply is June 14th 2024, and applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Don't delay in applying!

**Please make sure you upload all of the required documents -  Resume, Cover Letter, State or Federal ID, and Birth Certificate or US Passport/US Permanent Resident Card.** If required documents are not uploaded at time of application, any offer for employment may 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 2024-2025 service year, Resilience Corps NC operates a 11 month 1700-hour service position that offers a living stipend of $31,000, health insurance reimbursement for premiums purchased on the ACA Healthcare Exchange, childcare assistance, and professional development opportunities (individual trainings, enrollment in NC Environmental Education Certificate Program, and conferences in conjunction with Volunteer NC). Members are also eligible to sign up for SNAP benefits. Participants who complete the program will receive a Segal Education Award of $7,395 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

Develop and execute projects between organizations and communities in NENC to elevate the need for a Regional Resiliency Hub to address climate resiliency implementation needs( flood mitigation, water remediation, mutual aids, etc.)

Work with partnering and coalitions to identify, develop and implement local and regional projects (regional fair, demos, Community Teach-Ins) that lead to a positive impact on climate resilience for communities most at-risk to the future adverse effects of climate

Position Responsibilities and Duties

  • Support community organizations and partnerships in NENC (Northeast North Carolina) on community resiliency and engagement initiatives.
  • Develop and implement community workshops focused on flood mitigations, wastewater/water remediation, and water resources management.
  • Identify funding opportunities and apply for financial support, while also establishing a sustainability plan for ongoing operations.
  • Coordinate mutual aid efforts and manage a resilience fund for emergency response and recovery.
  • Lead grant applications and capital campaigns to secure additional resources for community resilience projects.
  • Conduct outreach and education in collaboration with NENC Regional Connections and the Fresh Water Fresh Start Coalition.
  • Conduct community asset and data mapping to inform strategies for climate resilience and disaster preparedness.
  • Partner with schools and youth groups to promote clean energy and climate education, including organizing educational sessions and activities.
  • Share recruitment plans, organizing strategies, and successes/setbacks with relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop and execute a recruitment plan to attract and retain volunteers and staff.
  • Utilize existing networks and partnerships to strengthen connections with the Resiliency Hub and other stakeholders.
  • Organize community education sessions, events, and workshops to raise awareness and build capacity.
  • Collaborate with SMFA Ambassadors, ABC2 Summer Camp, and ARPA Project initiatives to further resilience goals.
  • Research, design, and facilitate youth-led trainings on resiliency topics and advocacy.
  • Plan and execute advocacy initiatives around relevant policies and community education efforts.
  • Assist in recruitment, hiring, and orientation processes for new youth leaders and staff members.
  • Create engaging activities, icebreakers, and innovative ideas to enhance training programs.
  • Develop youth-focused resources, materials, and tools to support training and education efforts.
  • Assist in evaluation activities, including pre and post-testing of training participants.
  • Develop and distribute culturally and linguistically appropriate resources such as brochures, websites, newsletters, and social media content.
  • Maintain and update the project website with relevant information and resources.
  • Attend professional development opportunities to stay updated on best practices and industry trends.
  • Assist with community and statewide events and activities related to resiliency and sustainability.
  • Participate in social networking advocacy projects to raise awareness and mobilize support.
  • Support fundraising efforts through grant writing, donor engagement, and event coordination.
  • Attend team meetings as scheduled (1-2 days a week or as necessary) to collaborate and strategize with the project team.


  • 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.

Program Requirements:

  • 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 9/11 Day of Service (as applicable). These may include evening and/or weekend hours.


  • Demonstrated commitment to improving communities and creating positive change.
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data to inform project strategies and decision-making.
  • Experience in planning and executing events, workshops, or community engagement activities.
  • Interest in contributing to reshaping community direction through resilience-building initiatives.
  • Strong leadership skills with a collaborative approach, including the ability to provide instruction and guidance to team members.
  • Dedication to promoting social justice, equity, and healthy communities.
  • Dependable and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Comfortable using computers, the internet, and technology tools for project management and communication.
  • Effective communication skills, including public speaking, event facilitation, and engaging with diverse audiences.
  • Availability to travel locally or regionally as needed for project-related activities.
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED), with some college coursework preferred.
  • Willingness to undergo training and professional development as needed for the role.
  • 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.
  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to pass a driving record check. Access to a personal vehicle for transportation.
  • Excellent communication & customer service skills

Essential Functions / Physical Demands

  • Read written materials, observe surroundings, and listen actively during meetings, presentations, and conversations.
  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing with diverse audiences, including public speaking, facilitating discussions, and conducting outreach.
  • Collect, analyze, and utilize data to inform decision-making
  • Maintain energy and focus during busy periods, multitasking, and managing multiple priorities and deadlines effectively.
  • Adapt to various indoor and outdoor environments, including exposure to weather conditions during community events or fieldwork.
  • Occasional travel may be required to attend meetings, conferences, and community events, which may involve driving or using public transportation.
  • 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.

Preferred Schedule

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. Some Saturdays/weekends.

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. 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.