Maine Service Fellows Director

  • Full-time
  • Norway, ME
  • June 26, 2024

EMPLOYER: Volunteer Maine

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Description:

Are you passionate about social justice and climate action? If so, we need you!

About Us

Maine Service Fellows connects recent grads with rural communities. Some communities just need one more set of hands to accomplish their goals. You will deliver on climate action through community engagement. Our program centers community-driven projects that build on our greatest strength–Maine people!

You will explore public and non-profit careers, develop a professional network, and immerse yourself in a Maine community. Members receive support to implement their project and receive training in asset-based community development.

You will receive:

·       $28,170 stipend for the 11-month term of service

·       Education Award up to $5,634

·       Health insurance ($0 premium for the Fellow)

·       22 paid days off (176 hours)

·       13 paid holidays

Maine Service Fellows is a Maine Climate Corps Network program contributing to the goals of Maine Won’t Wait. This program is part of the American Climate Corps.

About Your Role

The Community Resilience Fellow will serve with the Center for an Ecology-Based Economy (CEBE). You will provide ongoing assistance to towns to access additional funding for climate action, to continue to engage in the Community Resilience Partnership, and help manage climate projects once funded. Your mission includes:

·       Strengthening existing climate volunteer efforts

·       Establishing a new municipal climate committee

·       Assist with climate resilience through regional programming and technical assistance

CEBE’s work spans renewable energy, weatherization, electrification, active transportation, EVs, green housing, and more.

Preferred start date: July 1, 2024.

 

For more information or to apply, please contact:

Kirsten Brewer: kirsten.brewer@maine.gov -or- (207) 624-7792

Or visit Volunteer Maine’s website.

 

Maine Service Fellows welcomes applicants, participants, and partners of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics. Reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

 

Requirements:

Eligible applicants will have received any higher education degree (including an associate degree) within the last 5 years and are over the age of 20.

Qualifications:

Strong applicants will have: Excellent communication skills - written and oral; Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders; Ability to communicate CEBE’s mission and role in the community; Climate science, permaculture, or a renewable energy background helpful.

How to Apply:

Contact: Kirsten Brewer
Phone: (207) 624-7792

To apply for this job email your details to: service.commission@maine.gov