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Summer Environmental Education Organizer

Maine Campus Compact
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4 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 participants for Energy Education events, promote MPES and Green Certification Audits in communities and connect participants with energy conservation resources. Through community partnerships focused on reducing energy and light weatherization services, MPES AmeriCorps Environmental Education Organizers will help increase energy efficiency and cost savings for economically disadvantaged populations, community organizations and non-profit higher educational institutions during the Summer of 2019.

Service Activities

Members will :
o Provide information and resources about increasing energy efficiency in homes and
in the community
o Help plan and implement MPES environmental and energy efficiency events
o Recruit volunteers and participants for MPES events
o Help conduct basic home energy audits
o Assist with a series of environmental education art projects
o Participate in general skill and career development

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 while also allowing youth to take charge of change in their own communities.

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Stipend, Training

Competencies You Will Develop
Communication
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, Turn taking, 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
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
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, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
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 Education & Youth, Environment
  • Length of Service 3 Months
  • Education Requirements Less than High School Completed
  • Placement Team Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Higher Education Institution
  • Weekly Training Hours 5

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