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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 WorksGrants Coordinator

Civic Works is seeking a Grants Coordinator to play a key role in our grant-based fundraising activities, with a focus on securing funding for food access and education programming. The Grants Coordinator will be responsible for researching and writing grant proposals, working with program staff to develop grant strategies, creating reports, and maintaining foundation and corporate relationships.

The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent written communication and relationship-building skills, work well independently, and be enthusiastic about Civic Works’ mission.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and implement grant activities including: research and identification of new grant opportunities; writing and submitting grant proposals to private foundations, corporations, and government agencies; engaging program staff in the grant process; maintaining relationships with funders, and working with program staff to meet reporting requirements.
  • Maintain records in Civic Works’ fundraising database and enter accurate files on corporate and foundation contact information, solicitations, meetings and communications, and acknowledgements sent.
  • Support staff and board members in donor outreach and stewardship.
  • Support fundraising and volunteer events.

Qualifications:

  • At least 1 year of grant writing experience, with knowledge of Baltimore area funders
  • Demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals and manage grants
  • Excellent communication, relationship-building, teamwork, and time management skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines

Benefits and Salary

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Benefits include paid sick and vacation time, health and life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, and 401(k) match.

To Apply: To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Kristen Wommack, Development Director, at kwommack@civicworks.com.

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.

Little Gunpowder FarmFarm Manager

Civic Works, Inc. seeks a creative, independent individual with leadership and farming experience and a demonstrated passion for food access, farmer training, and sustainable agriculture to manage all aspects of Civic Works’ Little Gunpowder Farm (LGF) site. Little Gunpowder Farm is a project of Civic Works working toward a just and sustainable food system by improving neighborhood access to healthy food, providing experience-based education, and developing an economically viable, environmentally responsible local agriculture sector. Little Gunpowder Farm is a 12-acre site in Baltimore County.

The Farm Manager will plan and coordinate all agricultural activities at Little Gunpowder Farm. While primarily focused on managing food growing and AmeriCorps member training, coordination will occur with Civic Works’ Real Food Farm staff on marketing, outreach, production, and education goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement all food production activities at LGF, including diversified vegetables, orchard, apiaries, crop planning, daily work activities, and special projects.
  • Manage LGF team including AmeriCorps members, interns, and individual and group volunteers.
  • Manage infrastructure and site maintenance at LGF including greenhouse, high tunnel, compost, post-harvest barn, office, signage, vehicles, storage, and irrigation.
  • Coordinate with Civic Works’ Real Food Farm staff to develop crops plans and connect product to markets including joint CSA and the Mobile Farmers Market.
  • Strategize and execute marketing to restaurants, CSA, farmers’ markets, and other sales outlets.
  • Coordinate donation of produce to charity organizations.
  • Draft and manage LGF budget with support from Director of Food & Farm Programs.
  • Collaborate with other staff to implement corpsmember job training and skills development.
  • Coordinate with Director of Food & Farm Programs to track data (pounds harvested, volunteer hours, etc.) and oversee goal-setting and evaluations at LGF.
  • Engage in Civic Works’ meetings and activities as necessary, including staff meetings, supervisor meetings, Day of Service, etc.
  • Participate in city and regional agriculture networks as available.

Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years farming experience
  • Volunteer experience and/or AmeriCorps service a plus
  • Experience in program management and supervision of at least one person
  • Commitment to community development, food justice, education and urban greening
  • Experience in carpentry, mechanics, budget management, and equipment a plus
  • Driver’s license (a driving record will be requested as well)
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively solve problems
  • Computer skills and experience with database entry
  • Employee must be and remain drug free

Benefits and Salary

This salaried position requires 40 hours per week and is eligible for benefits including short and long-term disability, life insurance, supported health care, vision, dental and a 401k package.

To Apply: Send a resume, cover letter, and three references to chaase@civicworks.com with ‘Little Gunpowder Farm Manager’ as the subject.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. This position will remain open until filled.

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.