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Resilience Corps Fellow

Volunteer Maine

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Opportunity summary

Term length

01/15/2025 - 12/05/2025

Application window

08/12/2204 - 12/20/2024

Location

Portland, Maine

Hourly pay equivalent

$15.30

Project summary

Members provide support for regional agencies, municipalities, and non-profits that support municipalities by enhancing capacity for greater climate resilience. In many cases, these initiatives are the creation or the implementation of climate action plans or other municipal plans that aid in their environmental resilience.  Resilience Corps members are increasing capacity at small municipalities (including highly threatened coastal towns and islands) to become more resilient to climate change.

Opportunity description

The Resilience Corps recruits 12 Fellows annually for a year-long role. Each position has a unique host site and project, with opportunities for collaboration, shared professional development, and monthly all-cohort days of service. Responsibilities may include: Data analysis or mapping. Research, report writing. Outreach and engagement . Communication and education. Volunteer management. Project management and implementation of climate and environmental resilience initiatives.

Benefits

  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation pass
  • Professional development stipend

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

Some college experience required. Ability to work on a computer for roughly 8 hours per day. Ability to travel to and from our office in Portland, ME and other locations in the greater Portland region .

Preferred qualifications

College degree. Educational background and/or experience in environmental studies, environmental science, urban planning, or geography.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Environmental justice
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Environmental education and training
  • Environmental research and citizen science
  • Community resilience
  • climate action planning

Work environment

  • Team based
  • Individual placement
  • Rural
  • Urban