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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:

 

Retrofit BaltimoreField Organizer

Civic Works is immediately hiring for a Field Organizer to mobilize homeowners to go solar and upgrade the energy efficiency of their homes, while creating green jobs for underserved residents. The Field Organizer will build partnerships with community organizations in order to educate their members about the benefits of investing in solar and energy efficiency improvements. The Field Organizer will also directly engage homeowner 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.

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:

  • Build partnerships with community organizations and leaders, enlisting their support in community energy efficiency and 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 and making energy efficiency improvements
  • Consistently follow up with homeowners to help them make decisions on whether to invest in solar and energy efficiency improvements
  • 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 and social justice
  • Regular access to a car within 90 days of start date
  • Familiarity with Baltimore City is a plus

Benefits and Salary

The salary level for this position is commensurate with experience. In addition, certification courses, 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 “Field Organizer” 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.

Retrofit BaltimoreProject Assistant

Civic Works is immediately hiring an organized, detail-oriented Project Assistant to support our Retrofit Baltimore program. The Project Assistant will maintain the digital and paper file systems for tracking hundreds of home energy efficiency and solar installation projects completed each year in coordination with our in-house social enterprise and multiple external partner contractors. The Coordinator will communicate regularly with partner contractors, to collect weekly and monthly updates, share customer feedback, and monitor project deadlines and requirements. The Project Assistant will collect and process project documentation (i.e. project workscopes, contracts, modeling reports, invoices, etc.) and enter information and tasks into our customer relationship and project management databases. The Project Assistant will then compile information and data gleaned to measure environmental and economic impact. The Project Assistant will also schedule appointments and maintain the calendar for our in-house social enterprise.

The ideal candidate will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously without dropping the ball. This position is an opportunity to engage with the non-profit sector, private industry, workforce development, and government programs. It is also an excellent 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’ social enterprise provides a model to other businesses, by also implementing home energy improvement projects, while providing on-the-job training opportunities. In this way, Retrofit Baltimore ensures that all home investments stay local and advance Civic Works’ mission to grow the green economy and expand access to family-sustaining green careers to underserved Baltimore residents.

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, please explore “Retrofit Baltimore”, “EnergyReady”, and “the Baltimore Center for Green Careers” on the Civic Works’ website: www.civicworks.com

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain digital and paper files
  • Enter energy audit, weatherization, and solar project data into the Customer Relationship Management system, Salesforce.
  • Schedule social enterprise weatherization projects, home energy audits, and cool roof estimates
  • Regularly collect documentation from partner contractors and enter project data into the Customer Relationship Management system, Salesforce.
  • Create and process invoices for partner contractors and social enterprise clients
  • Create weekly status reports of open projects, overdue projects, etc.
  • Report completed projects according to project protocols
  • Compile project information and data for funder grant reports.

Qualifications:

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to structure and manage multiple projects simultaneously to meet deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills and database management skills required.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, interpersonal relations skills, and writing skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel required. Experience with Salesforce a plus, but not a requirement.
  • Exceptional personal responsibility for meeting goals and a track record of success.
  • Ability to recognize problems, develop innovative solutions and implement them.
  • Knowledge and prior experience in the home improvement, energy efficiency, or solar industries a plus, but not a requirement.

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Evie Schwartz, Associate Director of Outreach and Production, at jobs@retrofitbaltimore.org and include “Project Assistant” 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.

Baltimore Conservation Leaderships CorpsCrew Leader

Estimated Start and End Date: Training June 11 – June 22, term June 25, 2018 – July 27, 2017

Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service. Civic Works goals are to build brighter futures through education and job training, grow healthy food and green communities, and create safe and affordable housing. Real Food Farm strives 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.

Baltimore Conservation Leadership Corps (BCLC) is a five-week summer leadership program that helps high school students from Baltimore City develop job skills, remain physically active, and learn more about the environment through a variety of conservation projects. BCLC members work throughout the city to improve our parks and gardens. Some crews work on hiking trails in city parks, repairing erosion damage and making them safer for hikers. Other crews work to create and improve Baltimore’s urban farms, gardens, and orchards. All crews do their part to remove litter from Baltimore’s green spaces and waterways. Once a week, all BCLC members gather together for an education day with topics ranging from stream ecology to financial literacy.

Position Summary

Civic Works, Inc. seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire high school students for the Baltimore Conservation Leadership Corps (BCLC). Crew leaders will supervise and engage crew members in conservation activities at various sites throughout Baltimore. Past locations have included: Clifton Park, Herring Run Park, Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park, Civic Works’ Real Food Farm and community lots throughout Baltimore City.

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 and in all aspects of the daily service project (may include trail construction, maintenance, wildlife habitat work, site restoration, farm work etc.)
  • Manage administrative aspects of the crew including, but not limited to, required pre- and post-program paperwork, daily medical and work logs, and equipment inventories.
  • Plan for and carry out Environmental Education lessons.
  • Maintain relationship with agency partner including managing all logistical and operational work and how it relates to the partner, project, and coordinate interactions/trainings with the crew.
  • Manage a budget and necessary purchasing for crew and project.
  • Provide an emotionally and physically safe environment for crew.
  • Assist with tool and equipment logistics and maintenance.
  • Communicate with full time Civic Works field staff as required and as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Must have ability to legally work in the US
  • Must be able to attend mandatory Crew Leader training: June 11 – June 22 2018
  • Must have a current First Aid & CPR certification by the start of the training
  • Experience working with youth or young adults (ages 14-18). Teaching in an
  • educational environment a plus
  • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills (i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, farming, and gardening) preferred.
  • Ability to perform manual/physical labor for up to 8 hours per day while working outdoors, and must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Must live in or near Baltimore City and have familiarity with Baltimore City

To apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume & 3 references to rffeducation@civicworks.com with “BCLC Crew Leader” in the subject line. Paper applications can be sent to Farm Education Team, Real Food Farm, 2701 St. Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213.

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.

Mission Thrive Summer ProgramCrew Leader

Mission Thrive Summer (MTS) is a five week summer work, earn, and learn program for Baltimore City public high school students. Teens practice teamwork, healthy habits, and job skills while working on Civic Works’ Real Food Farm (an eight acre sustainable urban farm), cooking healthy dishes with farm produce, learning yoga and basic fitness routines, and planning and facilitating a health expo for the community.

Position Summary

We are seeking three vibrant, dedicated Crew Leaders to operate 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:

The Mission Thrive Crew Leaders will be tasked to:

  • Lead a small crew of teen participants throughout the five week program
  • Direct and assist 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 communication
  • Lead and enthusiastically participate in team building games with participants
  • Assist with preparing/setting up and cleaning up breakfast and lunch daily
  • Assist participants with planning an end-of summer community health expo and final cooking battle
  • Assist staff in upholding behavioral standards and provide input on participant evaluations
  • Participate in 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. Mission Thrive Summer staff train Crew Leaders for 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the summer program. Crew Leaders will also receive regular guidance and feedback from the staff.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma
  • 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
  • Working towards an education, environmental/social/health science, nutrition, or culinary degree are preferred

Sample Day

  • 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 – 1:35 PM Thrive Lab
  • 1:35 PM – 1:50 PM Afternoon Rotations
  • 1:50 PM – 2:00 PM Hawkeye, Shout outs, Announcements

Compensation

This is a full time, paid position from June 11, 2018 – August 3, 2018

To apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to missionthrive@tiih.org with a subject heading of “Crew Leader Application 2018.” Be sure to address one of the following prompts in your cover letter.

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

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

NOTE: If you are invited for a formal interview, you will have up to 10 minutes to set-up and present a mini-lesson or activity on a Health topic of your choosing. Lessons should be intended for a high school audience. You may present your lesson in any manner you would like without the use of any technology. Personal interviews will directly follow the lesson presentation.

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.