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Community Resiliency 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

Join WorldBeat Center as a Community Resiliency Fellow, contributing to our visionary project focused on soil restoration and food forest development through composting, edible garden management, and community engagement. Key objectives include coordinating volunteers, implementing sustainability initiatives, and achieving quantifiable enhancements in soil health and urban greening. Measurable success will be determined by the establishment of effective composting programs and increased community involvement in climate-related activities. As a Community Resiliency Fellow, you'll thrive in our collaborative organizational culture, operating within a community-based organization that focuses on underserved urban neighborhoods facing environmental challenges. Help us empower Southeast San Diego's neighborhoods, fostering sustainable urban greening projects and community reliance. Duties include, but are not limited to: Mobilize and coordinate volunteers for composting programs and community gardening, ensuring community engagement in climate action initiatives. Implement and manage sustainability initiatives, emphasizing soil restoration and eco-friendly approaches to community gardening. Conduct outreach and educational workshops to raise awareness about climate-related issues and the importance of sustainable living. Collaborate with community partners to organize events and workshops promoting community engagement in climate action.

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