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Climate Engagement 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

San Diego, 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

Outdoor Outreach is seeking 4 Climate Engagement Fellows to support the expansion of outdoor access for San Diego's most climate vulnerable communities. Fellows will drive youth engagement in nature-based activities, raise awareness of climate change impacts, and recruit volunteers to support mitigation efforts. By focusing on communities of color in areas like City Heights and El Cajon, Fellows will help build resilience and expand park access. With activities ranging from youth recruitment to habitat restoration, Fellows will play a vital role in fostering environmental stewardship and community empowerment, making a profound impact on both San Diego youth and the planet. Duties include, but are not limited to: Expand and strengthen our volunteer network by providing support, recruitment, training, and engagement strategies. Create community-focused climate education curriculum to inspire and empower 1,500 middle and high-school-aged youth through engaging climate education and outreach efforts. Coordinate and lead activities youth and adult volunteers to participate in direct climate action. Develop and implement an organic waste program and seamlessly integrate into youth program outings. Support 350 outdoor access programs and 12 habitat restoration events to promote local green spaces and environmental stewardship.

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

Work environment

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor