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Stewards VISTA: EcoAction Partners
EcoAction Partners is a regional nonprofit working across SMPA territory (San Miguel, Ouray, and West Montrose Counties). We track regional greenhouse gas emissions and run programming to reduce our energy use and waste. We support collaborative regional programming and planning to create viable climate action in our remote and rural region. We recently completed an updated regional Climate Action Plan (CAP) to guide the next decade of action across our two-county region. The plan outlines short- and long-term objectives meant to reach our regional emission reduction goals. Within these objectives is the development of addition renewable capacity and efficiency programming. The VISTA member would create the capacity to support the implementation of energy related programming from the CAP in support of a more resilient and economically viable energy industry in our region. They will provide support for EcoAction’s Income Qualified Weatherization Program which provides energy audits, and energy and weatherization upgrades all at no cost to participants. They will conduct outreach with historically underserved community members to ensure utilization of the weatherization program and expand awareness around program benefits. They will work closely with our utility provider, SMPA, along with other key stakeholders to support the ongoing development of further community solar capacity earmarked for Income Qualified residents. They will build off the research done in the first year of this project to engage community members on the various pathways to renewable development including support for a solar co-op program focused on education and cost savings for net metered systems. The VISTA will focus on outreach and education efforts for community members interested in energy resources and programming. They will work with regional partners to support the implementation of these programs, track participation and support accountability for ongoing resource development
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Member Duties : VISTA will lead outreach efforts for EcoAction’s Income Qualified Weatherization Program. They’ll work with historically underserved community members to support the utilization of this program. They will work with key stakeholders to support the development of additional renewable opportunities focused on economic development, job creation and community resilience. They will provide outreach for a regional solar co-op program, including education efforts around solar financing, advocacy, and benefits. They will guide the ongoing development of community solar for income qualified residents in partnership with our utility, SMPA. They will implement accountability planning for the newly updated regional Climate Action Plan (CAP). This includes education efforts, fundraising, and project planning with regional partners. They will act as the key point person for communication, information sharing and documentation on collaborative regional CAP energy projects.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Environment . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Environment ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management . 
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Stewards VISTA: EcoAction Partners

Program Start/End Date
07/05/2022  -   07/04/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  


Accepting Applications
From  01/13/2022  To  06/06/2022 

Contact John-Michael Aurednik
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801

Listing ID 109185