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If you are passionate about nurturing a healthy and sustainable future for our communities,
then Sustainability Service Corps is for you!

Available Positions

Applications are now open for our full-time 1700-hour Fellowship term which will take place from September 3, 2024 to July 31, 2025.

A full list of position descriptions and host partner details will be added on a rolling basis. All posted positions are actively recruiting. Please review the available Fellowships below and apply as soon as possible to be considered. 

 

If you have any questions, please email the team at ssc@bacr.org

Application Process

Review the list of available positions on the Fellowships page. Click on the “Apply Now” button to submit your contact information, education and experience history, and responses to brief narrative questions. List up to five Fellowships to be considered for. 

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1. Apply

Applications accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

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2. Screening Call

An SSC team member will contact you to schedule a 30 minute call if your application meets the requirements. During this call you will discuss your application, career interests, and how the program works.

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3. Host Partner Interviews

After the screening call, your application may be forwarded to select host partners. The host partners will reach out to you directly for interviews.

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4. Onboarding

If you are chosen by a host partner, you will receive an offer letter from SSC and BACR. You must complete onboarding and background checks before starting.

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5. Orientation

SSC program orientation during your first week of service.

Qualifications

  • AmeriCorps Requirements

    • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States*

    • Ability to pass FBI, CA Department of Justice, out-of-state (if applicable), and National Sex Offender Public Registry background checks prior to service

  • Sustainability Service Corps Requirements

    • At least 18 years of age

    • Test negatively for tuberculosis if working with minors

    • Adhere to COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements determined by host organization

      Live in the state of California

    • Commitment to the full term of service

    • Capability to work in a professional office or field setting 

    • Strong verbal and written communication and teamwork skills

    • You may NOT be enrolled in full-time undergraduate courses during the Fellowship

  • Preferred Qualifications

    • Passion for community-oriented climate change solutions and interest in launching a career in sustainability

    • Experience with, or training in, climate science, sustainability, environmental justice, education, community outreach, and project management

    • Past service experience (e.g., volunteering, community service, etc.)

    • Associates degree or above AND/OR relevant experience

    • Being local to the community where you will serve

      *Currently, we are unable to accept applicants with student visas (such as F1 or F2 student visas, J1 or J2 exchange visitor visas, G series visas, etc.) or those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.

Benefits

  • $2,838.90 monthly living allowance stipend (pre-tax) spread evenly over your program term and distributed every two weeks.

  • $10,000 Education Award to pay for student loans or additional education (upon completion of the term of service)

  • Free Healthcare benefit (minimum essential coverage plan including medical, dental, and mental health services)

  • Forbearance on existing qualifying student loans and payment of interest accrued during service.

  • Childcare assistance from AmeriCorps paid to an eligible provider of your choice (for those eligible)

  • Receive food assistance via CalFresh (for those eligible)

  • Join a cohort of 45 emerging climate protection leaders who share a mission to make the world a better place

Professional Development

  • Enroll in University of California's Climate Stewards certification program

  • Attend workshops and field trips highlighting prominent sustainability leaders and community solutions

  • Receive a personal budget from SSC for individual professional development

  • Network development and career planning for life after AmeriCorps

  • Personalized mentorship and support from your SSC advisor

  • Project supervision and coaching from your on-site supervisor

  • Develop professional skills and build a foundation for a career in climate leadership

Equal Employment Opportunity

Bay Area Community Resources, the administrator of Sustainability Service Corps, is an equal opportunity employer. We cultivate an environment that encourages fairness, teamwork, and respect among all employees and National Service members. We are firmly committed to maintaining an atmosphere in which people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally. Therefore, we enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religion or religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Our management is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this equal opportunity policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment advertising, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.

Fellows in Action!

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