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Community Resilience Fellow

Volunteer Maine

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Opportunity summary

Term length

7/1/2024 - 5/31/2025

Application window

5/16/2024 - 8/31/2024

Location

Norway, Maine

Hourly pay equivalent

$15.65

Project summary

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.

Opportunity description

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

Benefits

  • Education benefit
  • Workforce credential or certificate

Requirements and qualifications

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.

Preferred qualifications

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.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Energy audits
  • Weatherization of homes and public buildings
  • Solar and renewable energy systems installation
  • Stormwater management
  • Tree planting and urban forestry
  • Extreme heat mitigation
  • Environmental justice
  • Disaster preparedness
  • recovery
  • and response
  • Climate smart agriculture and sustainable farming
  • Grant-writing and fundraising
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Climate resilience

Work environment

  • Individual placement
  • Rural
  • Indoor