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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

Be part of an innovative team dedicated to edible education at The Edible Schoolyard Project (ESY), where creativity, collaboration, and equity are at the forefront. As a Fellow, you'll immerse yourself in a whole-child educational model, blending life skills, academics, environmental stewardship, and health in the garden and kitchen classroom. We have 2 locations with 3 Farm Education Fellow positions available at each site. In Stockton, you'll join a dynamic community deeply engaged in community and environmental health initiatives, with our 6-acre urban farm serving as the hub for meaningful events and hands-on learning experiences. In Berkeley, you'll promote climate service and education at a vibrant farm site, collaborating closely with our teaching team and embracing a community rich in environmental and social justice activism. With mentorship, coaching, and professional development opportunities tailored to your goals, join us in shaping a healthier, more sustainable future, one joyful event and learning experience at a time. Duties include, but are not limited to: Provide Edible Education, integrating life skills, academics, citizenship, and environmental stewardship in the garden and kitchen classroom. Lead volunteer activities and learning experiences, collaborating closely with the teaching team to promote climate-focused education at our farm locations. Expand and strengthen our volunteer base from our extensive network of community partners and members. Support operations in the distribution of over 4800 CSA food boxes, providing locally grown healthy food to community residence Implement community and environmental health initiatives, utilizing our urban farms as a hub for events and learning experiences.

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

  • Organic waste and edible food recovery

Work environment

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor