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Community Engagement and Communications Specialist
This position is offered through the DLNR's AmeriCorps VISTA Program with support from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The position will help HSEO develop targeted outreach initiatives to better inform, educate and engage vulnerable communities in energy project decision-making and access to energy conservation and clean energy resources to lower costs, increase living wage employment, and improve health and welfare outcomes. Underserved communities are often the least able to engage with decision-makers and are frequently the most vulnerable to carry the project development and energy cost burden in reaching the state’s clean energy goals. These communities can be lifted out of poverty when they have equal access to fundamental resources including reliable, affordable electricity, clean transportation options new living wage employment opportunities.
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Member Duties : 1: The position will support the HSEO in planning and execution of industry stakeholder and impacted community engagements to ensure all voices are considered and the needs of vulnerable and underrepresented communities are addressed. The VISTA will enhance the HSEO’s capacity to identify community priorities, facilitate clean energy discussions, develop targeted communications and identify tools for both community members and the state to assess community engagement impacts. 2: The position will support the HSEO in developing its new website, web platform tools, and online community forum to effectively and consistently communicate Hawaii’s collective energy vision while providing a channel to hear vulnerable and underrepresented communities’ priorities and concerns.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Technology ,  Environment ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Environment ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Health ,  Computers/Technology ,  Education ,  Community Organization . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Community Engagement and Communications Specialist

Program Start/End Date
12/07/2020  -   12/06/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations HAWAII  


Accepting Applications
From  10/05/2020  To  10/28/2020 

Contact Kirsten Baumgart-Turner
235 S. Beretania Street, 5th Floor
Honolulu   HI   96813
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 99447