The Energy and Water Conservation program is an intensive program that offers leadership development and an opportunity to serve your community. We make a difference serving the Denver community by installing energy and water-saving measures including the installation of low-flow fixtures, programmable thermostats, LED light bulbs, as well as learning about and engaging our community on the importance of energy and water conservation. MHYC supports Corpsmembers as they explore their future goals and career pathways. Serving closely with Energy and Water Conservation staff, the Client Engagement Corpsmember has the following additional responsibilities:
• Lead the education of clients on Conservation behaviors including the financial and environmental benefits of conservation.
• Create outreach strategies and materials for Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) enrollment, host engagement, and outreach events, collect data on LEAP enrollment, and inform Metro Denver residents on energy and water conservation services.
• Collect client stories that demonstrate the qualitative impact of our service.
• Assist in tracking utility usage data for a select group of clients and report savings created by Mile High Youth Corps (MHYC) services.
• Biweekly stipend: Earn a living stipend of $840 before taxes every two weeks. There is a potential for a performance-based raise.
• AmeriCorps Education Award: Earn a scholarship of $4,336.50 upon successful completion of a 1200 hour term of service. This award can be used to pay tuition or payback qualifying student loans. Individuals have 7 years to use the education award.
This is a temporary position. The 1200 hour term will run from January 13 – September 3, 2021
• 1200 hours of service in a 9 -month commitment
• Mon-Thurs 8 a.m. – 4:30p.m., Fridays 8a.m. – 4p.m. The schedule may vary depending on project needs.
• Income qualified clients: Help clients reduce utility bills by installing high-efficiency toilets, aerators, LED light bulbs, and water-efficient showerheads. Educate residents and gather information about their home energy use. Provide customized energy savings tips to meet the resident’s needs and provide referrals to other vital energy assistance sources in the state.
• The Community: Provide assistance and support in COVID-19 community response and recovery efforts, and in-service projects, and Global Youth Service Days that support local non-profits and our community.
• Mile High Youth Corps: Provide operational support including but not limited to, building, vehicle, and tool maintenance.
• Training: Hands-on technical training related to all projects and tools, leadership development, civic engagement, interacting with diverse clients, customer service, Career and College Readiness, and educational opportunities through our community partners. Our team also receives industry-recognized training that can help secure future employment such as OSHA-10, First-Aid/CPR, and others.
• Career Advancement: Connect with professionals in conservation careers and have an opportunity to develop your career pathway.
• Leadership Opportunities: Opportunities for peer leadership delivering environmental education, civic engagement, and service-learning activities. You also have the opportunity to provide direct programmatic input and direction in leadership roles.
• Student loan forbearance: Possible through the National Service Trust on qualifying federal government student loans.
• Health Insurance: Possible through Kaiser Permanente on the 1st of the month after 60-days of service. Member will have a monthly share of the health insurance premium.
MHYC is committed to hiring candidates with unique backgrounds and perspectives. If you are interested in this job but are concerned that you do not meet all of the requirements or possess all of the necessary skills, or that prior convictions or your background might disqualify you, we encourage you to submit an application anyway.
• Between 21-24 years old.
• High School Diploma or GED required.
• Bilingual (Ability to write and speak English and Spanish).
• Valid driver’s license with insurable driving record required.
• Capable of participating in physical labor including but not limited to the ability to lift 50 lbs., able to conduct repetitive hand and arm motions, and able to maneuver in tight spaces, including bending and kneeling. Reasonable accommodations will be made in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
• Able to commit to the whole term of service
• Superior people skills, including excellent communication skills with strong attention to detail
• Ability to learn and retain knowledge about energy and water conservation and teach others
• Desire and ability to engage with people from different backgrounds and demographics
• Demonstrate commitment to serving with your team, communication, and problem-solving.
• Proficiency with computer software including Microsoft Office and Google Docs
• Responsibly serve in clients homes and represent MHYC positively at all times
• This position has recurring access to vulnerable populations and therefore must complete a pre-service background check which includes fingerprinting.
• Must not engage in any prohibited activities listed in the AmeriCorps member service agreement and must adhere to rules and regulations specified in the MHYC handbook.
• Fully comply with organization policies and procedures.
• This position reports to Project Manager: Energy and Water Conservation
Visit our website at https://www.milehighyouthcorps.org/apply-now/. Questions? Email email@example.com or call 303-433-1206 x221.
Mile High Youth Corps (MHYC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MHYC is committed to diversity in principle and practice, both in the community at large and within the organization. We are, therefore, committed to having our internal operations and employment practices administered on a non-discriminating basis inclusive of, but not limited to, race, religion, color, socio-economic status, gender, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, or national origin. Every effort shall be made to grant reasonable accommodation for qualified people with disabilities to participate in this AmeriCorps program.