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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:

Community Outreach Coordinator

Civic Works is immediately hiring a Community Outreach Coordinator for its Retrofit Baltimore solar programs. The Community Outreach Coordinator will mobilize and empower residents across the Baltimore region to invest in clean affordable solar power through the Retrofit Baltimore Solar Coop Program and Community Solar Program, while creating green jobs for underserved residents. The Community Outreach Coordinator will build partnerships with community organizations in order to educate their members about the process and benefits of going solar. The Community Outreach Coordinator will also directly engage residents through meeting presentations, outreach at community events, and other activities.

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.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Build partnerships with community organizations and leaders, enlisting their support in solar upgrade efforts.
  • Organize presentations for neighborhood groups, civic associations, and workplaces.
  • Engage homeowners through outreach at community events, presentations, and phone calls.
  • Develop and implement community-specific, metrics-driven field plans.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of all engagement activities and work toward continuous improvement.
  • Educate homeowners about the benefits and process of going solar, either through the Retrofit Baltimore Solar Co-op or Community Solar.
  • Consistently follow up with homeowners to help them make decisions on whether to invest in solar.
  • Regularly enter homeowner data into the Customer Relationship Management system, Salesforce.

Qualifications:

  • Previous community organizing, campaign, sales or lead generation experience
  • 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 stakeholders and homeowners
  • 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 long and irregular hours, including evenings and portions of weekends
  • Enthusiasm for energy efficiency (specifically solar) and social justice
  • Regular access to a car within 30 days of start date
  • Familiarity with Baltimore City a plus
  • A deep understanding of the multiple forms of systemic and racialized inequity that prevent people from accessing and retaining employment.
  • Experience working in and creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments.

Benefits and Salary

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

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 improvements – reducing energy bills through energy efficiency and/or clean solar power. The program uses grassroots, community organizing tactics to motivate homeowners to take concrete steps to invest in the affordability, comfort, and safety of their home.

Retrofit Baltimore then connects these residents 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.

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter (submissions without a cover letter will not be considered) to Evie Schwartz, Associate Director of Outreach and Production, at RBjobs@civicworks.com and include “Community Outreach Coordinator (Solar)” in the subject line. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis, and the position is open until filled.

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.

Civic Works work to ensure that the commitment to advancing equity is reflected in our workplace practices, program design, and outcomes evaluation

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.

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.