CivicSpark AmeriCorps Fellow (28 views)

Sacramento, CA
June 21, 2018 2018-08-20
Job Description

CivicSpark—a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local governments in California to address climate change, water, and opportunity access issues—is looking to fill 20 positions in the Sacramento and surrounding area, specifically in the Opportunity Access track. Projects include multi-modal transportation, affordable housing, and broadband access.

While projects vary, Fellows can expect to work on a range of tasks including meeting facilitation, community outreach, data collection and analysis, and report writing. Fellows will also have the opportunity to work on volunteer engagement projects, as well as attend regular trainings to build professional and technical skills. Fellows will complete their service year with a strong understanding of working with local governments on community resilience issues.

Learn more about the program by visiting our website at http://civicspark.lgc.org/. To see the projects listed by region, you can visit Our Projects page. Our second priority deadline is June 29, 2018. Applications submitted after the deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Benefits

AmeriCorps was created to address community needs through service. AmeriCorps members have the opportunity to make an impact in their community while gaining valuable career and life experience. In exchange for their service, each Fellow receives the following benefits:

  • A living allowance of approximately $16,000+ (before taxes) spread evenly over 11 months
  • Segal Education Award of $5,920 at the completion of service
  • Forbearance on existing qualifying student loans and payment of interest accrued during service
  • SNAP (CalFresh/Food Stamps) benefits to those who qualify
  • Health insurance
  • Childcare assistance to qualifying Fellows, paid to an eligible provider of your choice
  • Significant professional development training
  • Network development with regional and statewide contacts in the sustainability field
  • Valuable experience in the sustainability field and the local government sector
  • Connection to a network of hundreds of CivicSpark alumni and hundreds of thousands of AmeriCorps Alums

Qualifications

Applicants must be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the U.S., and must complete Department of Justice (DOJ), State, and NSOPR background checks prior to service. Applicants must also have:

  • A 4-year undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s) from an accredited college or university.
    • Opportunity Access Fellows: Experience with equity, affordable housing, or rural broadband policies and practices is preferred.
  • Strong communication (both verbal and written) and teamwork skills; some experience with outreach, facilitation, and/or grassroots organizing is preferred.
  • The capability to work in a professional office setting up to 40 hours a week.
  • Commitment to the full term of service (11 months).

 This is an equal opportunity position and we prefer to place a candidate who already lives in the community being served.