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CivicSpark Fellowship (Hybrid)

Petaluma, CA, USA
12 days ago
Paid fellowship

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CivicSpark is a Governor's Initiative AmeriCorps program implemented by CivicWell (formerly the Local Government Commission). Each service year, Fellows are ...

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Job Description

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

APPLY QUICKLY TO LAUNCH YOUR CLIMATE AND SOCIAL IMPACT CAREER!

 

Apply now to become a CivicSpark AmeriCorps Fellow for the 2022-23 service year at: https://civicspark.civicwell.org/join-civicspark/fellow/

 

OVERVIEW OF PROGRAMS AND ROLE

 

CivicSpark is a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program where Fellows focus on planning and policy support to build local government capacity to address resilience challenges and create lasting impact in California, Washington, and Colorado communities.

 

CivicSpark Fellows will focus on projects in partnership with local governments such as:

  • Climate mitigation, adaptation, and decarbonization
  • Water policy and management
  • Affordable housing and sustainable mobility
  • Rural broadband
  • Equity and environmental justice

 

Fellows are spread regionally throughout the California, Washington, and Colorado. Each region has a Regional Coordinator who oversees the various Fellows in their area, providing guidance, mentorship, and support for the Fellows’ professional development goals. Site Supervisors are the Fellows’ on-site contact, who works with Fellows on a day-to-day basis and provides assistance on project work and supporting the Fellows’ professional growth in the workplace.

 

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 training to build professional and technical skills. Fellows will complete their service year with a strong understanding of working with local governments and agencies. Check our projects for the upcoming year on our website: https://civicspark.civicwell.org/2022-23-projects/

 

BENEFITS

  • $25,500 (before taxes)
  • $6,495 Segal Education Award
  • $3,655 California For All Educational Award (for CA cohort only)
  • SNAP (CalFresh)
  • Student loan forebearance
  • Health insurance
  • Childcare assistance
  • Professional development training
  • Network development
  • CivicSpark and AmeriCorps alumni support

 

WHAT YOU CAN BRING

 

AmeriCorps Requirements

  • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States*
  • Ability to pass FBI, CA DOJ, WA DOJ, out-of-state, and NSOPR background checks prior to service

 

CivicSpark Requirements

  • Minimum of a 2-year AA degree from an accredited college or university
  • Commitment to the full term of service (11 months, 1,700 + hours)
  • Ability to work in a professional setting (potentially remote)
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in a related field
  • One year of relevant experience
  • Past service experience (e.g., volunteering, community service, etc.)
  • Experience with, or training in, outreach, facilitation and/or education
  • Being local to the community you will serve in.

 

Desirable

  • Experience with project implementation
  • Comfort with quantitative work, including data collection and analysis

 

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Please do not send any resumes or cover letters via email; we will only accept applications submitted via our website.

 
 

CivicSpark is a Governor's Initiative AmeriCorps program implemented by CivicWell (formerly the Local Government Commission). Each service year, Fellows are ...

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