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Collective Impact 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

Fresno, 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

Sierra Resource Conservation District's Collective Impact Program aims to address critical climate challenges through community engagement, education, and proactive initiatives. We prioritize historically disadvantaged areas, aiming to empower residents with resources and support. Fellows will play a crucial role in organizing climate action events, assisting with fuel reduction projects, and conducting outreach activities to educate and engage the community. Our goals include enhancing wildfire resiliency, promoting sustainable land management practices, and fostering environmental stewardship. Fellows will aid in increased community participation in wildfire mitigation efforts, the expansion of sustainable agriculture practices, and heightened awareness of climate-related issues among residents. Duties include, but are not limited to: Organize and facilitate climate action workdays and outreach events to educate, raise awareness, and promote sustainable practices. Implement wildfire prevention and forest resilience projects - including fuel reduction, fire risk evaluations, biomass utilization, and native vegetation restoration - to enhance wildfire resiliency and sustainable land management. Conduct outreach events, fire risk evaluations, and workshops to educate the community on climate-related topics, promote sustainable practices, and encourage participation in mitigation efforts. Collaborate with partner agencies and educational institutions to provide technical assistance, training, and resources to residents and landowners for sustainable agriculture practices and wildfire prevention. Lead youth in the Outdoor Equity Program through community garden activities while educating on climate impacts and sustainability, cultivating 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
  • Wildfire resiliency
  • biomass utilization
  • drought resilience
  • water quality

Work environment

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor