Name and location of host site: National Center for Appropriate Technology, Butte, MT
Title: Community Sustainability and Climate Resilience Planner
Number of positions: One
Reports to: Energy Corps Program Director
Term of service: October 1, 2019 - August 28, 2020
Anticipated service schedule: 1700 hours over the course of service term. Roughly 40 hours per week. Occasional evening/weekend hours may be necessary.
The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is a national nonprofit focused on agricultural and energy sustainability. Our mission is helping people by championing small-scale, local, and sustainable solutions to reduce poverty, promote healthy communities, and protect natural resources.
NCAT manages a national technical assistance program called Appropriate Technology Transfer to Rural Areas (ATTRA) program to help agricultural producers and rural communities interested in adapting sustainable technologies. ATTRA is developing a pilot project to promote sustainability and build resilient communities in rural areas. We will explore how best to assist rural communities in Montana by focusing first on offering trainings and workshops to reduce community energy and water use, prepare for weather-related shocks and stresses, develop local food and energy solutions, and explore community-based recycling and transportation options. The Energy Corps member will help develop and distribute a Guide for Resilient Rural Communities to help small towns and cities develop their economy, improve quality of life, and strengthen local self-reliance.
Specific Position Responsibilities:
Benefits: This Energy Corps position will receive the following benefits:
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate can be identified. Early applications are encouraged and applications will be considered as they are received. All persons interested in being considered for the position must create an AmeriCorps account and apply. You can create an account and explore AmeriCorps opportunities at: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do
NCAT values diversity and encourages minority and women applicants to apply. For additional information about NCAT please visit our website at www.ncat.org.It is NCAT’s policy and organizational philosophy to ensure that all of our employment practices, including recruitment and hiring, are administered for all individuals without regard to race, sex, creed, color, national origin, age, religion, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.
Job Type: Temporary