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Environmental Energy Efficiency Coordinator

Actively Recruiting

Openings

6 currently recruiting

Service Dates

August 22, 2019 - August 21, 2020

Application Window

February 1, 2019 - August 1, 2019

Locations

  • Maine, US
  • Bangor, ME
  • Jackman, ME
  • Lewiston, ME
  • Orono, ME
  • Portland, ME
  • Standish, ME
  • Unity, ME

Contact Information

Sol Carpenter
(207) 753-6640
solange@mainecompact.org

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Energy Efficiency Coordinator - Maine Partnership for Environmental Stewardship

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Description

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 Partnership for Environmental Stewardship (MPES) Initiative, 6 Full Time AmeriCorps Members will develop and implement energy efficiency action plans with clear outcomes and will lead MPES program events and volunteer recruitment efforts in campuses and communities throughout the state.

The MPES Initiative will build partnerships between community organizations and college campuses at 6 sites throughout Maine to effect behavioral and technical change leading to energy efficiency, particularly for economically disadvantaged Mainers. Through campus/community partnerships focused on reducing energy and light weatherization services, MPES AmeriCorps Members will increase energy efficiency and cost savings for economically disadvantaged populations, community organizations and non-profit higher educational institutions.

The host sites will have one FT AmeriCorps Member based at each site. The 6 sites are located in the greater Portland, Bangor and Lewiston areas, among others.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
Community Priorities
● Work with Quarter Time Member to 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
● Plan, promote, and oversee 2 Window Insulating Insert Build Events and Installation into Homes
○ Recruit households, volunteers, and community organizations to participate in Window Builds
○ Organize a potluck meal and other community-building necessities for successful events
○ Coordinate the window installations with participating households
○ Conduct 2-3 home visits for participating households
● Plan, promote, and oversee Community Green Certification Audits
○ Conduct home Audits and assist with paperwork for other qualifying energy incentive programs
● Organize 2 Green Jobs community forums
o Recruit presenters and participants
● 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 campus Green Certification Audits to create behavioral change around energy efficiency
○ Recruit participants
○ Conduct campus Audits
● Recruit student volunteers for MPES community events
● Develop other projects around energy efficiency on campus as needed
● Act as a liaison between Quarter Time & Minimum Time Members and site supervisor

Required qualifications:
•Applicants must be at least 17 and a US citizen
• Bachelor’s degree required
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Well-developed organizational abilities
• Strong team member and leaderships skills
• Knowledge/experience with community engagement, partnership building, and volunteer recruitment
• Motivated, independent worker
• Valid driver’s license and car

Preferred qualifications:
• Prior work with community partners and/or college students
• Experience in environmental stewardship or energy efficiency initiatives
• Strong interpersonal skills and comfortable speaking in public
• Volunteer management and event planning experience
• Event planning experience

All qualified applicants shall receive consideration without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, age, or sexual orientation.

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 Partnership for Environmental Stewardship (MPES) Initiative, 6 Full Time AmeriCorps Members will develop and implement energy efficiency action plans with clear outcomes and will lead MPES program events and volunteer recruitment efforts in campuses and communities throughout the state.

The MPES Initiative will build partnerships between community organizations and college campuses at 6 sites throughout Maine to effect behavioral and technical change leading to energy efficiency, particularly for economically disadvantaged Mainers. Through campus/community partnerships focused on reducing energy and light weatherization services, MPES AmeriCorps Members will increase energy efficiency and cost savings for economically disadvantaged populations, community organizations and non-profit higher educational institutions.

The host sites will have one FT AmeriCorps Member based at each site. The 6 sites are located in the greater Portland, Bangor and Lewiston areas, among others.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
Community Priorities
● Work with Quarter Time Member to 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
● Plan, promote, and oversee 2 Window Insulating Insert Build Events and Installation into Homes
○ Recruit households, volunteers, and community organizations to participate in Window Builds
○ Organize a potluck meal and other community-building necessities for successful events
○ Coordinate the window installations with participating households
○ Conduct 2-3 home visits for participating households
● Plan, promote, and oversee Community Green Certification Audits
○ Conduct home Audits and assist with paperwork for other qualifying energy incentive programs
● Organize 2 Green Jobs community forums
o Recruit presenters and participants
● 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 campus Green Certification Audits to create behavioral change around energy efficiency
○ Recruit participants
○ Conduct campus Audits
● Recruit student volunteers for MPES community events
● Develop other projects around energy efficiency on campus as needed
● Act as a liaison between Quarter Time & Minimum Time Members and site supervisor

Required qualifications:
•Applicants must be at least 17 and a US citizen
• Bachelor’s degree required
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Well-developed organizational abilities
• Strong team member and leaderships skills
• Knowledge/experience with community engagement, partnership building, and volunteer recruitment
• Motivated, independent worker
• Valid driver’s license and car

Preferred qualifications:
• Prior work with community partners and/or college students
• Experience in environmental stewardship or energy efficiency initiatives
• Strong interpersonal skills and comfortable speaking in public
• Volunteer management and event planning experience
• Event planning experience

All qualified applicants shall receive consideration without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, age, or sexual orientation.
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Living Allowance

$1144 - $1144 monthly

Benefits

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

Additional Benefits

Additional professional development benefits include: five Skill Development and Green Jobs Trainings, personalized career counseling and support in developing a personal Career Action Plan, and an enhanced green/environmental professional network.

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security, Education & Youth, Environment

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Rural, Suburban, Urban

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Higher Education Institution

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Sol Carpenter
(207) 753-6640
solange@mainecompact.org

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Position Details

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Energy Efficiency Coordinator - Maine Partnership for Environmental Stewardship

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