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Urban Greening 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

At Tree San Diego, we're on a mission to transform communities through the power of trees, and our flagship program, Treejectory, is at the heart of this endeavor. Through Treejectory, we're revolutionizing education and workforce development, offering immersive experiences in urban forestry to empower individuals and uplift neighborhoods. As an Urban Greening Fellow, you'll have the opportunity to be part of this impactful initiative, contributing to the planting of over 150 trees and fostering a deeper connection between residents and their environment. Fellows play a crucial role in supporting Treejectory and other essential programs like Branch Out SD. From conducting tree inventory audits to facilitating tree planting seminars and engaging in educational outreach efforts, Fellows are instrumental in bringing the benefits of trees to communities across San Diego County. Join us in creating a greener, healthier future for San Diego - one tree at a time. Duties include, but are not limited to: Conduct tree inventory updates to track and manage the urban forest ecosystem. Deliver of presentations, educational seminars, and workforce training - virtually and in-person - to empower community members with essential skills and raise awareness. Enhance San Diego's urban canopy and promote environmental health with tree planting, mapping, and monitoring Assist with tree distributions to provide residents with trees, resources, and urban forestry benefits. Act as a direct liaison with communities across San Diego County, conducting outreach at environmental and partner events to enhance awareness, foster engagement, and strengthen partnerships for maximum impact.

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

Work environment

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor