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Our diverse, dedicated team of Civic Works Staff members is changing Baltimore for the better.

As a Baltimore non-profit operating for 25 years, we continue to expand our role in the community. We are always looking to grow our team with talented, committed individuals.

The following job positions are currently open:

CIVIC WORKS HUBS - Manager

Position title: HUBS Manager
Supervisory responsibilities: Yes
Budget responsibilities: Yes
Reports to: Elder Services Director
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Date:
POSITION SUMMARY:
Civic Works, Inc. seeks a creative, independent individual who has leadership experience and a
shown passion for aging in place, seniors and housing rehab. This position will work to maintain and
expand the HUBS model discussed below. The HUBS Manager ensures the successful planning and
execution of services by the Case Managers placed in 6 HUBS sites throughout the city. The
Manager will work on ensuring sustainability of HUBS program for additional home repair dollars
during the three years that the position is funded and for program funding beyond that. The
selected candidate will work 40 hours per week and receive salary plus benefits including short and
long-term disability, supported health care, 401k and dental. While based out of Bel-Air Edison, the
selected candidate will be required to travel to the sub grantee programs often and is expected to
have his/her own transportation for which mileage will be reimbursed.
ABOUT CIVIC WORKS INC.:
Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and
community service. Our key program areas include community improvement, workforce
development, education, and green programs.
Civic Works AmeriCorps members tutor and mentor students, create community parks and gardens,
help homeowners conserve energy, grow food for low-income residents, rehabilitate abandoned
houses, involve families in Baltimore City schools, make homes safer for older adults, and recruit
volunteers. Civic Works also trains Baltimore residents for employment in the healthcare and green
job industries.
HUBS PROGRAM:
Housing Upgrades to Benefit Seniors (HUBS) is an initiative created by a collaboration of service
providers, funded by the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation and Harry and
Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, and administered by Civic Works. The purpose is to coordinate
housing and related services for Baltimore City older adults to improve their health and safety,
preserve the integrity of their properties, and extend the time that they can remain in their homes.
HUBS brings together four leadership organizations including Civic Works, NHS, Rebuilding Together
Baltimore, and Green and Healthy Homes Initiative plus the Baltimore City DHCD Office of
Homeownership and Housing Preservation and a network of HUBS services sites. The HUBS Sites are Banner Neighborhoods, Keswick Multi-Care, Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore/Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. (CHAI), Civic Works, and St. Ambrose Housing
Aid Center/Central Baltimore Partnership. Each organization is operating in a different catchment
area, working collaboratively to provide services for older adults throughout the entire city. By consolidating the efforts of so many organizations, we create efficiencies in referral, intake, and
application procedures; ensure that clients are matched with the correct services; and eliminate
redundancies so that a greater number of older adults can live in homes that are safe, healthy, and
comfortable.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Ensures the achievement of organizational and program goals.
* Coordinates monthly meetings with HUBS social workers.
* Supervises program operations and coordinates quality service delivery.
* Writes, edits, and coordinates development of program needs, promotional materials,
educational materials, training manuals, newsletters, and/or brochures, as appropriate to
the program.
* Assists with grant and/or proposal writing as appropriate to the objectives and funding
nature of the program; may participate in other fundraising activities.
* Collects and analyzes data; prepares scheduled and special reports; maintains
program/project records and statistical information.
* Monitors data collection.
* Develop and update program reports and protocols.
* Cultivates relationships with community and funding allies to ensure efficient and
sustainable program operation.
* Serves as a principal liaison between HUBS staff, other departments, and/or external
constituencies on day-to-day programmatic, operational, and administrative issues;
facilitates seminars, meetings, special projects, and problem resolution.
* Coordinates activities of support staff, interns, and/or volunteers engaged in
implementation and administration of program objectives.
* Coordinates communication from Clients, HUBS Client Support Coordinator, the Leadership
team, Social Workers/Case Workers HUB sites, HUBS Contracting Coordinator, and the Office
of Rehab
* Schedule and attend informative meetings with HUBS Client Support Coordinator, the
Leadership team, Social Workers/Case Workers HUB sites, HUBS Contracting Coordinator,
and the Office of Rehab.
* Oversees the HUBS Intake line to ensure program efficiency and client satisfaction.
* May perform specialized activities of a programmatic nature in direct support of the
accomplishment of program objectives and protocol.
* Supervise and train staff, volunteers, and/or interns, as appropriate.
* Support and Assist the Director of Elder Services in projects as assigned to further the mission and
vision of Civic Works Elder Services.
* Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
* Bachelor’s degree require
* Experience in Grant Writing preferred
* Experience in community organizing, outreach, or other similar capacity

* Experience working with older adults
* Leadership or management experience
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
* Drivers License (A driving record will be requested as well)
* Strong professional writing skills
* A Drug test and a Criminal Background check will be required
* Passion for service and a background in volunteering
* Demonstrated ability to creatively solve problems.
* Computer skills and experience with database entry
Requirements:
* Please submit a Cover Letter, Resume, and Writing Sample to laverella@civicworks.com
* Job Type: Full-time
* Salary: $40,000 – $50,000 a year commensurate with experience.
* Civic Works is an equal opportunity employer; LGBT, women, and people of color are strongly
encouraged to apply. Civic Works also encourages AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and national service
alumni to apply for this position.

United States Forest Service – Diversity Joint Venture Resource Assistant

Organization:                                                              Fish & Wildlife Services, Diversity Joint Venture

Location:                                                                      Washington, DC

Term of Service:                                                         6 months

Wage:                                                                           $1920/month stipend

Start Date:                                                                  May 2019

United States Forest Service Resource Assistants Program (RAP) is a rigorous and immersive, paid internship for individuals interested in Forest Service careers. Resource assistants work under the supervision of Forest Service staff to complete mission-critical work that demonstrates leadership, critical thinking, and strategic communication. Through collaboration, training, and mentorship, resource assistants gain the tools to launch their natural and cultural resource careers.

RAP seeks to engage highly motivated candidates through these program objectives:

  • Instill stewardship values in the next generation of natural and cultural resource management professionals;
  • Expand and enhance the capacity of the Forest Service to accomplish mission-critical work and high-priority projects;
  • Attract and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce to support the Forest Service’s mission to “sustain the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.”

Position Summary:

The Diversity Joint Venture (DJV) is a partnership of federal and state agencies, universities, non-governmental organizations, foundations, and professional societies that work together to increase the number of women and people of color in the conservation workforce.  Positions in the field of conservation preserve and protect natural resources.  Such jobs emphasize the sciences but also include research, management, policy, and interpretative expertise.  The DJV’s communication needs include sharing of information with the appropriate external and internal audiences regarding efforts to increase diversity in the conservation workforce and the DJV.  DJV communication ensures that (1) external audiences receive and understand information about conservation careers and diversity in the conservation workforce and (2) internal audiences stay connected in order to advance the work of the DJV.

The Communication Intern will support the Diversity Joint Venture (DJV) with website design, development, and management.  In addition, the Communication Intern will research, write, and edit other DJV communication products.  Working closely with the DJV communication team, the Communication Intern will produce a wide variety of communication products for the DJV audiences and Partners.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

The Communication Intern will:

  • Manage and regularly update website content, including feature articles, program pages, images, and other content as needed.
  • Research, write and edit materials for print, email, and online distribution to the various DJV audiences, including students in high school, college, graduate, and doctorate programs; early professionals; and mid-career professionals.
  • Provide editorial support for various DJV reports, documents, and fact sheets.
  • Help to establish a platform to share documents and other information with DJV Partners. Assist in creating an internal newsletter for the DJV Partners.
  • Write, edit, and post content on the DJV’s social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and maintain regular outreach via these channels.
  • Develop and help execute multi-channel social media strategies (using similar but platform-specific messages for Facebook, Twitter, etc. to push content to multiple audiences).
  • Work with Communications staff to help create, edit, and produce videos related to conservation careers as part of the DJV’s work for digital distribution. Existing video editing skills beneficial but not required for position.
  • Assist the DJV Board Members and Partners to communicate verbally about the DJV in a persuasive and passionate manner to various external audiences (Partner organizations, media/journalists, students, potential employees of conservation organizations, etc.).
  • Provide graphic design support for a variety of communication materials.
  • Provide administrative support related to DJV Communications functions.
  • Provide support for DJV events and annual meetings.

Education and Qualifications:

DJV expects the Communication Intern to possess the following educational and experiential qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and writing communication skills.
  • Experience and interest in diversity issues related to the conservation workforce is preferred.
  • Demonstrated familiarity in website design, development, and maintenance.
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation of professional presentations, fact sheets, website content, and other communication materials.
  • Knowledge of social media best practices and experience generating, editing, publishing, sharing of daily content on social media platforms in a professional setting.
  • Experience with graphic design programs (Adobe Creative Suite products or Canva, etc.) preferred, but not required.
  • Experience with video editing software, preferred but not required.
  • A bachelor’s degree, or higher degree, in communication, journalism, or related field.

Abilities and Skills:

The DJV expects the Communication Intern to possess:

  • The ability to prepare communication materials in a clear and professional manner through excellent written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well, and be flexible in, a team-oriented environment.
  • A strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to understand and interpret diversity in the conservation workforce.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities concurrently.

Duration:

6 months: May – October 2019

Location:

The Corps Network Office

Washington, DC

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $1920/month stipend
  • Health insurance benefits
  • Monthly housing allowance
  • Generous professional development allowance
  • Metro SmartTrip and transportation allowance
  • Opportunities for paid work travel, training sessions, and conferences.
  • Opportunities to network with U.S. Forest Service field rangers and professionals.
  • RAP Noncompetitive Hiring Authority: After completing and meeting program requirements, interns may become eligible for the RAP noncompetitive hiring authority through a 2-year certificate of eligibility.

To Apply: Please send your resume to James Winfield at jwinfield@civicworks.com and include “DJV Resource Assistant” in the subject line.

YouthBuild – Carpentry Supervisor

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Yes

Budget Responsibilities:          No

Reports To:                             Director of YouthBuild

FLSA Classification:               Exempt

Date:                                        May 2019

Position Summary:

Civic Works is seeking a reliable and skilled carpenter to plan and execute steady and functional infrastructure projects, and engage students in the basics of carpentry. Will be responsible for planning, execution, and completion of projects that include renovations of prefabricated buildings, small scale carpentry projects to engage students, and construction of Tiny Homes.

The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of wood properties and other carpentry tools and materials.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute projects including framing and building.
  • Inspect structures and conduct repairs or maintenance.
  • Utilizing math skills for planning and teaching/engaging student participants.
  • Engaging students, ages 18-24, in fundamentals of carpentry and field training.
  • Work with blueprints in order to complete projects.
  • Work with prefabricated buildings, and/or remodel existing structures.
  • Work with necessary tools and equipment.
  • Adhere to all deadlines for completion of projects.
  • All other roles and duties as needed to support production of Tiny Houses.

Required Qualifications:

  • Should be able to have a good understanding of reading blueprints.
  • Have 5 years’ experience as a carpenter in addition to 4 years apprenticeship.
  • Ability to lift 60lbs and climb 40′ ladders and scaffolding.
  • Be able to do other tasks such as demolition, masonry work and painting, although most tasks are carpentry related.
  • Be able to work with and teach a diverse group of co-workers and students, as our mandate is workforce development.
  • Be familiar with and able to use Google Drive, Email, and Calendar.
  • Be able to fill out written daily reports and communicate any and all issues to Director of Construction Services.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Certifications such as OSHA 30, HBI, BPI and First Aid/CPR are a plus.
  • Workday starts at 8am until 430pm. Occasional weekend work may be required and will be compensated.
  • Good math skills for estimating and some teaching are a plus.
  • Candidate should be self-motivated, prompt and able to work on their own with minimal supervision.

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Candice Blackwell at cblackwell@civicworks.com and include “Carpentry Supervisor” in the subject line.

Civic Works is an equal opportunity employer; LGBT, women, and people of color are encouraged to apply. Civic Works also encourages AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and national service alumni to apply for this position. Civic Works works to ensure that the commitment to advancing equity is reflected in our workplace practices, program design, and outcomes evaluation.

Mission Thrive Summer – Crew Leader

Position Dates: June 17th to August 2nd 2019

Mission Thrive Summer (MTS) is Baltimore based non-profit The Institute for Integrative Health’s five week summer work, earn, and learn program for Baltimore City public high school students. Teens practice team work, healthy habits, and job skills while working on Civic Works’ Real Food Farm (an eight acre sustainable urban farm). Activities include daily cooking of healthy dishes with farm produce, learning yoga and basic fitness routines, professional development and planning and facilitating events, including a health expo for the community.

Position Summary:

We are seeking 4 vibrant, dedicated Crew Leaders with a strong interest in community health and youth development to assist with creating a transformative experience for our participants. We hold high expectations for our teen participants and expect our Crew Leaders to be strong role models and mentors that promote healthy living and positive work ethic. While our program focuses on nutrition, cooking skills, agriculture, and mindfulness, we do not require that Crew Leaders are experts in all realms, only that candidates are open to learning and engaging along with the participants.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend an 80-hour Crew Leader Training 2 weeks prior to the start of the program.
  • Lead a small crew of teen participants throughout the five week program, directing and assisting participants with farming tasks, including planting, weeding, and harvesting.
  • Direct and assist participants with cooking tasks, including healthy meal preparation and clean up.
  • Lead and participate in mini-lessons about the food system, nutrition, food justice, resume writing, interviewing skills, and life skills.
  • Lead and enthusiastically participate in team building games with participants.
  • Assist participants with planning end-of summer external events.
  • Assist staff with upholding community standards and provide input on participant evaluations.
  • Participate in weekly city-wide field trips with the entire group.

During all activities, including group activities and fieldwork, Crew Leaders are responsible for the safety and well-being of the crew. Training in First Aid and restorative practices will be provided.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma is required
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with teenagers, formally or informally
  • Ability to serve independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to serve outside performing physical labor in summer heat
  • Interest in leading and inspiring motivation among a group of teens
  • Be dependable, organized, flexible, and have a sense of humor
  • Be an excellent role model for community behavior and job performance standards
  • A strong interest or working towards an education, environmental/social/health science, nutrition, or culinary degree are preferred

Sample Day (Mon – Thurs)*

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM       Breakfast

8:30 AM – 8:50 AM       Announcements and Morning Activity

8:50 AM – 9:00 AM       Moving to Stations

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM     Farming / Nutrition

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM    Lunch

12:00 PM – 12:10 PM   Transition and Preparation

12:10 PM – 1:15 PM     Thrive Lab

1:15 PM – 1:50 PM        Crew Rotations (Mindfulness, Straight Talk, Reflections, Clean Up)

1:50 PM – 2:00 PM        Hawkeye, Shout outs, Announcements

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM     Wrap Up Meeting (Crew Leaders only)

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM      Planning with Crew Leaders – depart

*Fridays are Field Trip Days

Compensation: $12/hour

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to missionthrive@tiih.org with a subject heading of “Crew Leader Application 2019”. All applications must address one of the following prompts in cover letter:

  1. Describe a specific experience you have had as a role model or how you were a positive influence in someone’s life.
  2. Describe the role of food, nutrition, fitness/yoga, mindfulness and/or health in your life.
  3. Describe how being a Mission Thrive Crew Leader fits in to your long term career goals.

Submission deadline is Friday March 22nd, 2019. Interviews will begin in April.

Baltimore Conservation Leadership Corps – Crew Leader

Position Dates: July 1st to August 2nd 2019 (mandatory training: June 17th – June 28th 2019)

Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service and hosts Baltimore Conservation Leadership Corps (BCLC), a five-week summer program that provides Baltimore City high school students the opportunity to develop job skills, remain physically active, and learn more about the environment through a variety of conservation projects. BCLC members work throughout the city doing trail maintenance on hiking trails in city parks, turning vacant lots into green spaces, and learning about farming at Real Food Farm.

Position Summary:

Alongside the Civic Works’ Real Food Farm Education Coordinator, Crew Leaders will lead, educate, and inspire high school students enrolled in Baltimore Conservation Leadership Corps (BCLC).  Crew leaders will lead a group of 6 students on projects that include trail maintenance, farming, or revitalizing vacant lots, while also helping foster job readiness skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise crew members, facilitate worksite projects, and manage crew workers schedule
  • Train and supervise crew members in the safe and proper use of tools
  • Assist with tool and equipment logistics and maintenance
  • Plan for and carry out daily site tasks for crew members and coordinate with other partners
  • Manage administrative duties such time sheets, surveys, and  pre/post program paperwork
  • Manage a budget and necessary purchasing for crew and projects
  • Provide an emotionally and physically safe environment for crew
  • Communicate with full time Civic Works field staff and AmeriCorps members as needed

Qualifications:

  • Be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • A high school diploma or GED is required
  • Driver’s License with a clean driving record is required
  • Familiarity with Baltimore City
  • Must be and remain drug free throughout employment
  • Experience working with, and among, diverse youth (ages 14-18)
  • General knowledge, interest, and experience in environmental education, conservation, trail construction and maintenance, farming, carpentry, or related skills
  • Ability to perform manual/physical labor for up to 6 hours per day while working outdoors, and must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
  • Dependable, self-motivated, and organized

To Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Jackie Goulet at rffeducation@civicworks.com with a subject heading of “BCLC Crew Leader Application 2019.”

Civic Works is an equal opportunity employer; LGBT, women, and people of color are encouraged to apply. Civic Works also encourages AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and national service alumni to apply for this position. Civic Works works to ensure that the commitment to advancing equity is reflected in our workplace practices, program design, and outcomes evaluation.

Retrofit BaltimoreEnergy Advisor

Civic Works is immediately hiring an Energy Advisor to dramatically increase the number of solar and energy efficiency upgrades in Baltimore communities. Through phone- and email-based advising services, the Energy Advisor will serve as a resource for homeowners and motivate them to purchase solar and energy efficiency upgrades. Throughout the installation process, the Energy Advisor will provide step-by-step guidance, and ensure that homeowners receive fair treatment and quality service. He or she will also assist homeowners in addressing any barriers that may prevent the completion of their solar and energy efficiency upgrades, such as securing financing or prioritizing the recommended improvements.

The ideal candidate will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to handle a heavy workload without dropping the ball. This position is an opportunity to combat climate change and bring about real economic benefits for those who need them the most.

Program Overview

Retrofit Baltimore, a program of the non-profit Civic Works, makes it easy and affordable for Baltimore area residents to make home energy efficiency upgrades and/or rooftop solar installations. The program uses grassroots, community organizing tactics to motivate homeowners to make home energy improvements, which reduce energy bills and improve the comfort and safety of the home.

Retrofit Baltimore then connects these homeowners with private businesses that have committed to implement equitable employment standards and hire Baltimore residents from historically marginalized communities — residents who are trained through Civic Works’ comprehensive energy efficiency and solar installation training programs.

Civic Works’ green initiatives have been highlighted by Green for All, The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, the US Conference of Mayors, and the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission. Join us in creating a more just and equitable clean energy economy. For more information on Retrofit Baltimore, please explore this website.

Responsibilities:

  • Educate homeowners about the benefits and process of going solar and making energy efficiency improvements
  • Create customer profiles and customize messaging to meet the customer’s needs and interests
  • Engage homeowners generated from a variety of program marketing, education, and outreach efforts and effectively motivate them to schedule an energy efficiency and/or solar assessment
  • Consistently follow up with customers until they make a decision on whether to purchase the recommended solar and energy efficiency improvement measures
  • Manage and expand customer relationships through continual needs assessments and relationship plans
  • Coordinate with the contractor liaison and other staff members to ensure the program is delivering on each customer’s needs and expectations
  • Serve as an advocate for homeowners and actively work to remove the barriers that prevent them from completing the energy efficiency and solar upgrades
  • Regularly enter customer data into the Customer Relationship Management system, Salesforce

Qualifications:

  • Previous customer service, sales, and/or lead generation experience
  • Knowledge of building science and solar installation a plus
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, interpersonal relations skills, and writing skills
  • Phenomenal relationship building skills, ability to personally connect with and engage with diverse groups of customers
  • Ability to explain technical information in an easy-to-understand way
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional personal responsibility for meeting goals and a track record of success
  • Ability to recognize problems, develop innovative solutions and implement them
  • Willingness to regularly work evenings and portions of weekends
  • Enthusiasm for energy efficiency and social justice

Benefits and Salary

The salary level for this position is commensurate with experience. In addition, healthcare and retirement benefits are included.

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Evie Schwartz, Associate Director of Outreach and Production, at jobs@retrofitbaltimore.org and include “Energy Advisor” in the subject line. Applicants will be hired on a rolling basis.

Civic Works is an equal opportunity employer; LGBT, women, and people of color are encouraged to apply. Civic Works also encourages AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and national service alumni to apply for this position. Civic Works works to ensure that the commitment to advancing equity is reflected in our workplace practices, program design, and outcomes evaluation.