Global Philanthropy Partnership and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) are pleased to announce a summer 2016 fellowship opportunity with Greenovate Boston. Fellows will receive valuable learning experience while helping local governments to advance their sustainability and inclusion goals.
Greenovate Boston is excited to be hosting a USDN Building Diversity Fellow for Summer 2016.
The Greenovate Outreach Fellow will strengthen our efforts in achieving the mission for Greenovate Boston: to empower all members of the Boston community in helping the City meet its climate and sustainability goals through innovative communications and community engagement.
The Greenovate Outreach Fellow will support the launch of the Greenovate Neighborhoods Initiative, a key strategy in the City of Boston’s Climate Action Plan. The Fellow will be expected to conduct neighborhood-level community outreach to new and existing members of the Greenovate Boston network. The goal of the initiative is to empower residents and businesses to take climate action in their neighborhoods, and the objective of the work is to determine the best structure to help facilitate communications between members themselves, as well as between the City and the community.
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
- Involvement in a community setting; e.g., student, volunteer, or religious group
- Demonstrated ability to commit to a team-oriented task or project
- High-school graduate
- Strong communicator (bilingual preferred)
- Dedicated problem-solver
- Self-starter with the ability to drive projects forward in a collaborative environment
- Ability to meet community groups or organizations outside of City Hall, possibly during evening hours
- Active listening skills that can be applied to community concerns from the position of a municipal employee
This fellowship is a 40 hour per week position, and will receive a stipend of $18 an hour.
Through this opportunity, the Greenovate Boston Outreach Fellow is expected to gain experience in direct community outreach and engagement, strategic and targeted communications, project management, goal setting and tracking, and City planning processes.