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AmeriCorps Energy Efficiency Coordinator

Maine Campus Compact
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During their service year, MEAP AmeriCorps members will develop a community advisory board; plan, promote, and oversee 2 community energy education events; plan, promote, and oversee one Window Insulating Insert Build Event; plan, promote, and oversee virtual Green Energy Assessments; implement and conduct outreach for the Conserve Maine Energy (CME) Public Awareness Campaign; organize one virtual Green Jobs community forum and one Earth Day event; and develop a Maine Energy Efficiency Guidebook and other resource materials. In addition, members will also plan and oversee campus Energy Education Events for students living on and off college campuses; plan and oversee virtual campus and off campus Green Energy Assessments to create behavioral change around energy efficiency; recruit student volunteers for virtual MEAP community events; and develop other projects around energy efficiency on campus as needed.

Service Activities

Community Priorities
Develop a Community Advisory Board
Plan, promote and oversee 2 Community Energy Education Events
Recruit volunteers, community members, and energy efficiency organizations
Recruit participants from the community including economically- disadvantaged households
Identify opportunities for educating K-12 students and assist with curriculum development and activity sheets
Plan, promote, and oversee one Window Insulating Insert Build Event
Recruit households, volunteers, and community organizations to participate in Window Build
Coordinate window measurements and delivery/installations with participating households
Plan, promote, and oversee virtual Green Energy Assessments
Conduct home energy visits via phone/virtual
Assist with outreach paperwork for other qualifying energy incentive programs
Implement and conduct outreach for the Conserve Maine Energy (CME) Public Awareness Campaign
Organize one virtual Green Jobs community forum and one Earth Day Event
Develop Maine Energy Efficiency Guidebook and other resource materials

Campus Priorities
Plan and oversee campus Energy Education Events to raise awareness about energy efficiency and cost savings for the institution and for students living on and off campus
○ Recruit student participants
○ Recruit energy efficiency organizations to help with education events
○ Organize and lead events
Plan and oversee virtual campus and off campus Green Energy Assessments to create behavioral change around energy efficiency
○ Recruit participants
○ Conduct virtual campus energy checks for students on and off campus
Recruit student volunteers for virtual MEAP community events
Develop other projects around energy efficiency on campus as needed
Act as a liaison between Minimum Time Members and site supervisor

Community Need Addressed

Experience Maine’s natural beauty and exciting outdoor opportunities while making a difference for local communities and the environment! Maine Campus Compact (MCC) is a statewide coalition of colleges and universities whose purpose is to further the public purposes and civic mission of higher education. Through MCC’s Maine Energy AmeriCorps Program (MEAP), formerly the Maine Partnership for Environmental Stewardship Program, Full Time AmeriCorps Members will develop and implement energy efficiency action plans with clear outcomes and will lead MEAP program events and volunteer recruitment efforts in campuses and communities throughout the state. MEAP will build partnerships between community organizations and college campuses throughout Maine to effect behavioral and technical change leading to energy efficiency, particularly for economically disadvantaged Mainers.

Position Outcomes

Through campus/community partnerships focused on reducing energy and light weatherization services, MEAP AmeriCorps Members will increase energy efficiency and cost savings for economically disadvantaged populations, community organizations and non-profit higher educational institutions.

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance

Education Benefits

College Degree

Competencies You Will Develop

Communication
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Teamwork
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Decisions
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Tools
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines
Planning
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Service
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Environment
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements College Graduate
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting National Nonprofit/Affiliate
  • Weekly Training Hours 5

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