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Energy Efficiency Coordinator

Maine Campus Compact
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Experience Maine’s natural beauty and exciting outdoor opportunities while making a difference for local communities and the environment! 6 Full Time AmeriCorps Members in the Maine Partnership for Environmental Stewardship (MPES) AmeriCorps Program 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.

Service Activities

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 Challenges
○ Conduct home visits 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 Challenges 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

Community Need Addressed

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 new Maine Partnership for Environmental Stewardship (MPES) Initiative, 4-5 Minimum-Time AmeriCorps Members on each campus will join a team of 38 AmeriCorps members to build partnerships with community organizations to affect behavioral and technical change leading to energy efficiency, particularly for economically disadvantaged Mainers. These members will help raise awareness about energy efficiency methods, recruit student participants for Energy Education events, promote MPES and Green Certification Challenges on campus and in communities and connect participants with energy conservation resources.

Position Outcomes

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.


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

Education Benefits

Professional Development

Competencies You Will Develop
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, 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
Derive consensus, 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
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
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
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, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, 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 Environment
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements College Graduate
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Higher Education Institution
  • Weekly Training Hours 1

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