GREEN JOBS: 5 Community Mobilization Leader positions needed!
We will begin interviews on Monday, June 21 for 5 Community Mobilization Leader positions. We are on a tight timeline and hoping to get our team in place by the end of June so if you are interested in this work, please submit an application right away. Please click here to download the application. It can be submitted by email to email@example.com or dropped off/mailed to 459 Kempton St. New Bedford, MA 02740.
Please contact Kalia with questions: 508-951-4026, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Mobilization Leaders: Green Jobs, Green Economy Initiative is working in collaboration with a number of New Bedford organizations to build a team of local Community Mobilization Leaders who can help us spread the word about energy efficiency and build an inclusive green economy. The project will use organizing tactics – such as door to door outreach, creative marketing and community events – to raise awareness about energy efficiency and sustainability. This team will play a critical role in creating jobs, saving people money and reducing our impact on the planet. Although there has been a lot of focus on creating “Green Jobs” – weatherization workers, solar panel installers, etc. – the economic recession has meant that not as many jobs are being created as people expected. As a community, we can create these jobs! But we need your help…
Energy Efficiency 101: Energy use in buildings is responsible for 40% of our carbon emissions – more than cars. The high cost of energy also puts a financial burden on families, with many households spending as much as 30% of their incomes to cover the cost of heating and electric bills. If we could reduce the amount of energy we use in buildings, we would be able to help people and the planet. An added bonus is that the process of making homes energy efficient – insulation, weatherization, etc. – creates jobs. Therefore, an increase in energy efficiency saves people money, helps the planet, and creates jobs.
SCOPE OF WORK
- Door-to-door canvassing, phone banking, and other outreach efforts
- Organizing, running and speaking at community events
- Reaching out to and communicating with media
- Building partnerships and communicating with community networks & organizations
- Tracking and managing data collected
- Knowledge of and commitment to the New Bedford community
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to work well in a small group environment
- Ability to be innovative and flexible
- Desire to learn new things and develop new skills
- Organizing and/or teaching experience preferred but not required
This is an innovative pilot program that is still in the early phases. The start and end dates are still to be determined. We anticipate that the program will begin before the end of June and conclude in October but may go as late as December. If the pilot is successful, our hope is to extend the program into the coming years.
The work will be part time, mostly evenings and weekends, and will offer competitive wages. Interviews will begin June 21st.