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Education and Outreach 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

Monrovia, 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

Food Exploration and Discovery (Food ED) is dedicated to tackling food waste recovery, urban greening, and water conservation in the San Gabriel Valley area of Los Angeles County. By working closely with cities, schools, and communities, we address these pressing issues while focusing on areas burdened by pollution and diverse socio-economic needs. As a member of our team, Fellows will play a pivotal role in educating and empowering K-12 students and community members about urban greening and compost through community organizing, special events, and outreach. Duties include, but are not limited to: Facilitate K-12 programs and volunteer events at various schools, focusing on climate change education, garden science, and native pollinator habitats. Reimagine and build urban greening projects to enhance green spaces, biodiversity, and educational programs on ecosystem stewardship, healthy living, and climate solutions. Empower nearby communities to transform landscapes and dietary habits, fostering behavior change to minimize food waste and support native pollinator ecosystems Increase volunteer engagement and spearhead community projects to educate the community and enhance our impact on eco-justice, climate, and ecosystem 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

  • Organic waste and edible food recovery

Work environment

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor