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Climate Action Fellow

California Climate Action Corps

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Opportunity summary

Term length

09/16/2024 - 08/15/2025

Application window

05/01/2024 - 08/16/2024

Location

Stockton, California

Hourly pay equivalent

$19.76

Project summary

The California Climate Action Corps (CCAC) is part of a statewide initiative to address and mitigate the effects of climate change. CCAC matches Fellows with organizations to mobilize community members to take direct climate action through education, volunteer mobilization, and assessment focused on urban greening, organic waste diversion and edible food recovery, and wildfire resiliency. This is a climate-focused, workforce development program for emerging climate and environmental leaders.

Opportunity description

As part of the Stockton Service Corps (SSC) team, Climate Action Fellows will play a pivotal role in addressing the pressing environmental challenges facing Stockton, one of California's most environmentally disadvantaged cities. With a focus on urban greening, organic waste management, and food recovery initiatives, the project aims to mitigate climate pollution, enhance civic engagement, and raise awareness among frontline communities. Fellows will lead efforts to reduce climate impact through various activities, including coordinating service days, facilitating community engagement, and supporting educational workshops. Through this experience, Fellows not only contribute to building resilience and sustainability in Stockton but also gain access to professional development opportunities, collaboration with local organizations, and hands-on experience in climate action and community engagement. Join us in making a tangible difference in the fight against climate change while fostering a more resilient and equitable future for Stockton's residents. Duties include, but are not limited to: Lead efforts to increase climate adaption and enhance resilience through urban greening, organic waste management, and food recovery initiatives. Facilitate educational workshops and community events to empower residents and foster sustainable practices. Spearhead civic engagement activities to promote climate action and raise awareness among frontline communities. Recruit and manage volunteers for service projects, including tree planting, waste reduction efforts, and edible food recovery. Develop a system to implement strategic plans by assessing needs, prioritizing existing projects, and leverage existing social infrastructure, projects, and expertise to execute regional climate resilience and adaptation.

Benefits

  • $33,600 stipend
  • $10,000 education award
  • 340 hours of professional development
  • Minimum essential healthcare
  • Loan forbearance
  • Food and childcare assistance (for those eligible)

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

Live in California by August 16, 2024. Must be age 18 or older by August 16, 2024. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Must be a US Citizen, US National, or lawful US resident to participate.

Preferred qualifications

An interest in climate change mitigation, volunteerism, or public service. Experience with outreach, education, training, or community behavior change. Fundamental understanding of climate change science, environmental policies in California, and/or environmental priorities. Excellent organizational, writing, interpersonal, and speaking skills.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Urban greening
  • Organic waste and edible food recovery

Work environment

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor