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VHCB AmeriCorps - Community Engagement Specialist (NWWVT HS)
The goal of this position is to educate and engage with Vermont homeowners about energy efficiency (weatherization, renewables, behavioral changes) and home repair, resulting in home energy audits (especially in low to moderate income households) and ultimately to completed efficiency improvements making homes: warm, safe, dry, and efficient while also addressing aging-in-place needs. This position will increase outreach efforts of the HEAT Squad and foster new relationships with employers, contractors, service providers, and homeowners throughout service area. Desired Qualifications: • Good people skills, outgoing, team player, self-directed, computer skills, and leadership abilities. • Strong desire to be exposed to and willingness to help diverse populations. • Reliable, independent transportation is an absolute must and ability to attend local and national trainings is required. • Capable of effective oral and written communication with all members of society, and comfortable with public speaking and presentations. Service will be primarily performed in an office setting but will include some outdoor, public, on-site service time as well. Attendance at events in evenings and weekends may be required. Position begins September 10th, 2018 and ends August 9th, 2019. This position is Full Time: Requires 1,700 hours for an average of 40 hours per week for 48 weeks. Member will receive a living allowance of $20,400 (pre-tax), and an education award of $5,920 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service. Other benefits include health insurance, federal school loan forbearance, and various training and networking opportunities. for complete position description:
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Member Duties : • Support the HEAT Squad team to educate, inform, and engage with the public about residential energy audits, home repair, healthy housing, aging-in-place and energy efficiency improvements. • Responsible for implementation and execution of various outreach strategies and initiatives, serving with community leaders, energy committees, and other grassroots organizations to further the mission of the program. • Intake and audit scheduling with homeowners, providing education about the energy audit and next steps in the process. Schedule follow-up blower door tests at end of project. • Follow-up communication with customers that have not moved past the energy audit or are stuck in the process, encouraging them to move forward. Checking in with homeowners at the end of their project to document results. For full position description please visit:
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Uniforms provided and required ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Housing ,  Environment ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Elder Care . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Environment ,  Communications . 
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VHCB AmeriCorps - Community Engagement Specialist (NWWVT HS)

Program Start/End Date
09/10/2018  -   08/09/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  99

Program Locations VERMONT  

Accepting Applications
From  06/20/2018  To  08/24/2018 

Contact Melanie Paskevich
Neighborworks Of Western Vermontneighbor
West Rutland   VT   05777

Listing ID 598