Global Green's NOLA Wise Program seeks someone for the AmeriCorps VISTA position to perform duties associated with the title of Community Outreach/Technical Assistance Coordinator. This position is a one-year term, from November 23, 2012 to November 22, 2013.
Duties (Technical Assistance):
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana; our offices are located in the Broadmoor neighborhood at the intersection of Washington and Broad.
Service Description: NOLA Wise, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the City of New Orleans, focuses on residential energy efficiency upgrades through bank and incentive financing, in conjunction with trained contractors and knowledgeable green building advisors.
Global Green USA seeks a committed and energetic person to join our New Orleans office in the NOLA Wise Energy Efficiency Financing program. This position has opportunities for in-depth training in green rebuilding. Position reports to the Program Manager of NOLA Wise. Primary duties will include working with the public to provide general and custom recommendations about energy efficiency home modifications, and performing home energy models to show projected savings after weatherization. Strong background and/or interest in green building, construction, and/or community outreach preferred.
VISTA will work out of and support grant work for Global Green USA’s New Orleans programs and Green Building Resource Center, which has sustainable product and vendor information, samples of environmentally friendly building materials, and also advises homeowners with professional one-on-one green building consultations. VISTA will gain knowledge of green building materials and policy and provide grant support for the Global Green Holy Cross Project Visitor Center, policy work, and our wetlands program.
Skills: Communications; Community Organization; Computers/Technology; Education; Fundraising/Grant Writing; Leadership; Public Speaking; Trade/Construction; Writing/Editing; Attention to detail
Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend; Health Coverage; Relocation Allowance; Stipend; Training
Terms: Requires full-time service without outside commitments.
About GGUSA: Founded in 1993 by activist and philanthropist Diane Meyer Simon, Global Green is the American Arm of Green Cross International (GCI), which was created by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future by reconnecting humanity with the environment. Global Green USA is the only national environmental nonprofit headquartered in Southern California and has offices in New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and New York. We are one of 31 national GCI affiliates throughout the world.
Mission: To foster a value shift towards a more sustainable and secure future. Global Green is working to address some of the greatest challenges facing humanity. In the United States our work is primarily focused on stemming global climate change by creating green buildings and cities.
Values: Professionalism; Respect, Trust, and Teamwork; Transparency, Openness, and Communication; Nimble Yet Focused Risk-Taking Entrepreneurialism; Optimism; Balance and Fun