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Mile High Youth Corps
Position title : Summer/Fall 2019 Energy & Water Conservation Client Educator
Deadline to apply : 06/03/2019
Start Date : 06/17/2019
End Date : 12/06/2019
Type of Position : Corpsmember / Intern
Town, City, Park, etc : Denver
State / Territory : Colorado
Attachments/Supplemental Materials : Client-Educator-PD-2019-Summer-Fall-04.16.19.docx
Do you have a passion for people? Do you want to get more involved in your community and work to make Denver more green? Do you want to gain hands-on technical experience in energy and water conservation?
Join us as a Client Educator on our Summer/Fall 2019 Energy and Water Conservation Crew. We need passionate, hard-working, community-focused individuals to complete energy and water conservation projects in low-income housing units throughout Denver, helping clients reduce their utility bills by installing high-efficiency fixtures in their homes, and educating them on the importance and benefits of saving energy and water. This is your opportunity to explore a career in conservation by gaining experience and technical skills in a safe and supportive environment. The Client Educator, serving closely with Energy and Water Conservation staff and our project sponsor, implements strategies for scheduling, educating, goal setting and servicing clients and helps train the crew on these processes and strategies. Serving closely with Energy and Water Conservation staff and our project sponsor, the Client Educator implements strategies for scheduling, educating, goal setting and servicing clients and helps train the crew on these processes and strategies.
Personal growth, friendship, and endurance thrive here. You’ll learn how to install toilets, showerheads, aerators, and other energy and water saving fixtures while educating the community about conservation and sustainability. Put your personal development at the top of your priority list, next to community service and environmental impact. Get paid biweekly while doing what you love and earn a scholarship at the end of the fall.
Never installed a toilet? Don’t have a lot of outreach or conservation experience? That’s okay! Our crews begin the season with two weeks of in-house orientation, where you learn everything from toilet installation to getting your OSHA 10 and First Aid/CPR certifications. All we ask is that you bring your dedication to hard work, long days, a positive attitude, and a commitment to a term of service you’ll never forget.
- Must be between 18-24 years old and eligible to legally serve in the United States. Documentation will be required on the first day.
- Must be eligible for enrollment in AmeriCorps as a US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident. Documentation will be required on the first day.
- High School Diploma or equivalency required.
- Able to commit to the entire term of service, June 17th – December
- This position may have access to vulnerable populations and therefore must complete a pre-service background check which includes fingerprinting.
- Pre-service drug screen required (includes marijuana).
- Able to read, write, and speak fluently in Spanish and English.
- Biweekly stipend: Earn a living stipend of $948 before taxes every two weeks. There is a potential for a performance-based raise.
- AmeriCorps Education Award: Earn a scholarship of $2,960.00 upon successful completion of their term (900 hours of service). This award can be used to pay tuition or pay back qualifying student loans
- Trainings: Hands-on technical training related to all projects and tools, leadership development, civic engagement, working with diverse clients, customer service, and educational opportunities through Xcel Energy and Denver Water, peer leadership, service learning, and Career and College Readiness.
- Career Advancement: Connect with professionals in conservation careers and have an opportunity to develop your career pathway.
- Leadership Opportunities: Opportunities for peer leadership include serving on the Leadership Council, developing service projects, supporting client intake, and delivering environmental education, civic engagement, and service learning activities. Corpsmembers also have the opportunity to provide direct programmatic input and direction in leadership roles.
- Student loan forbearance: Possible through the National Service Trust on qualifying federal government student loans.
- Health Insurance: May be eligible for health insurance the 1st of the month after serving at MHYC for sixty days. Member will have a monthly share of the health insurance premium.
To Apply : https://www.milehighyouthcorps.org/apply-now
This is a temporary position expected to begin on June 17, 2019 and end on December 6, 2019.
- 900 hours of service in a 6 -month commitment
- Mon-Thurs 8 a.m. – 4:30p.m., Fridays 8a.m. – 4p.m. Schedule may vary depending on project needs.
Certain project opportunities may require temporary suspension from AmeriCorps terms of service due to professional development, Career Readiness Training, and/or mentorship opportunities in the energy and water field. The suspension will not last longer than four (4) weeks and Corpsmembers will not accrue AmeriCorps hours or stipend during the period of suspension. However, Corpsmembers will be compensated during this time. Corpsmembers will be reinstated to their service term immediately following such projects and resume earning the living stipend and hours. These opportunities may potentially result in extending the required term from the dates above to complete requirements.