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Energy Affordability Specialist
This position is offered through the DLNR's AmeriCorps VISTA Program with support from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Energy Affordability Specialist will help the Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) to lift vulnerable and underserved communities out of poverty by lowering their energy costs, decreasing the potential negative impacts and improving the benefits of clean energy projects, and providing higher wage, long-term employment opportunities. The VISTA member will play a key role in helping HSEO build equity into its policies and programs to ensure “no one is left behind.”
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Member Duties : 1: Assist the Hawaii State Energy Office with energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean transportation, and public education to help achieve a resilient clean energy economy, with a focus on the needs of vulnerable and underrepresented communities. 2: Develop strategies to identify methods and materials to be used for outreach to vulnerable, under-represented and ALICE community partners to develop cost saving energy conservation and clean energy projects that will benefit these communities. 3: Contribute to the development of communications tools such as press kits, briefings and presentations for energy conservation, workforce development, clean energy jobs, and energy efficiency projects for vulnerable communities. 4: Coordinate specific event-based mini-campaigns with community partners to raise awareness of energy, water, recycling and purchasing on vulnerable community assets.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Disaster Relief ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Environment ,  Technology ,  Health ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Environment ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Education . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Energy Affordability 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 99448