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Eco3.23 Northfield Sustainability Associate VISTA
The City of Northfield has a long history of residents caring deeply about environmental issues and adopted a Climate Action Plan in November 2019 to help the City both mitigate greenhouse gas emissions as well as to build resilience. The transportation sector makes up about 12% of the greenhouse gas emissions in the City of Northfield, but is also an area of disparity. The focus of this position will be to develop low-carbon transportation options with a focus on active transportation accessible to all. Increasing these transportation options address barriers to economic and community participation by low-income households. As a community of 20,000 residents with two liberal arts colleges, we have limited transportation options beyond private vehicles. As an AmeriCorps VISTA member you will work directly with city staff as well as community partners to engage a wide range of community members, especially those that are typically underrepresented in decision making, to assess transportation needs, barriers, and possible low-carbon solutions. In addition to transportation planning, you will work on increasing active transportation for youth by developing some Bike and Walk to School efforts over the 2023-2024 school year. VISTA member will be part of the Ecolibrium3 AmeriCorps VISTA cohort serving in Minnesota. Although each member is serving in a unique position, all cohort members will participate in VISTA specific activities such as regular cohort meetings, collaborative projects, professional development opportunities, and trainings. Additionally, cohort members way work with one community service project of their design.
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Member Duties : 1. In collaboration with community partners, engage community members using a variety of methods to assess needs, barriers, and solutions around transportation. 2. Attend training and workshops with southeast city partners on community engagement processes. 3. Research Bike Share program and implementation methods for the City. 4. Research low carbon/active mobility transportation options and best practices from other communities. 5. Summarize findings and write report. 6. Organize Bike/Walk to school and other bike education events focused on youth. 7. Create communications pieces (print, videos and social media) to support projects 8. Research and write grant proposals to provide financial support for Bike share project. 9. Potential to assist with other projects around waste reduction and energy efficiency as time permits. 10. Assist with projects and Work plan initiatives for the City’s Environmental Quality Commission.
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Urban Planning ,  Environment ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization . 
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Eco3.23 Northfield Sustainability Associate VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/14/2023  -   08/12/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  06/09/2023  To  08/01/2023 

Contact Patrick Weber
2014 W 3rd St
Duluth   MN   55806

Listing ID 104686


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