Home Energy Member - Various Rural and Urban Locations

Organization
Climate Impact Corps
Organization Summary

Climate Impact Corps - Home Energy Members support Minnesotans who are eligible for the Weatherization Assistance Program. Members can help these households through education and services that potentially create an immediate impact on their quality of life and cost of living.

  • Eligible households have an average energy burden of three times higher than non-eligible households!

  • Members can help reduce home energy bills by as much as 40% while improving indoor air quality AND the health of household members

  • The need is great as there are 500,000+ eligible households, but only 9% have been weatherized since 2005

With great training and opportunities to shadow technicians, we’ll prepare you to connect with homeowners and renters to help them make decisions about energy assistance programs and energy-saving materials.

Positions available in:

  • Elbow Lake, MN
  • Little Falls, MN
  • Fergus Falls, MN
  • Rushford, MN
  • St. Paul, MN
Posting Date
Closing Date
Location in MN
Central
Metro
Northwest
Southeast
West Central
Job type
full-time
Salary

Give your time as a Home Energy Member 40 hours per week and you’ll receive a perks package that includes:

  • A stipend of $1,100 paid every 2 weeks
    • $25,300 total for 1,700 hours of service starting in August 2022
    • $20,900 total for 1,350 hours of service starting in October 2022
    • $15,400 total for 900 hours of service starting in January 2023
  • Up to $6,495 for tuition or student loans*
  • Federal student loan forbearance and interest repayment
  • Individual health insurance — Monthly premium 100% covered
  • Child care assistance — Based on family size and income
  • Option to participate in Building Performance Institute Building Analyst training and certification

*The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ may gift their award to their child, grandchild, foster child or step-child.

Hours

40 hours per week

Primary Duties

Provide In-home Residential Energy Services:

  • Serve as a support point of contact for the homeowner. • Review bill history, noting trends and opportunities for savings. 
  • Consult with homeowners/tenants about energy goals, questions, and concerns.
  • Establishing good rapport with households through active listening.
  • Teach homeowners about energy use and encouraging low-cost and no-cost energy-saving measures.
  • Conduct direct installation of energy saving equipment

Conduct Solar Opportunity Assessment:

  • Conduct virtual solar site assessments as a pre-screening tool
  • Educate homeowners on how solar works, solar options (including both on-site solar and community solar gardens) and potential benefits.

Support Recruitment, Outreach and Education Activities:

  • Build community connections and relationships to foster a network of local champions and outreach partners.
  • Give group presentations in settings such as work places, congregations, and community organizations.
  • Assist in outreach activities including social media.
  • Table at public events.
Experience

Our members come from all walks of life. The most important qualification is a passion to take action for your community – and meet the following minimum qualifications. By the time they begin their service, our members are:

  • Dependable and have a history of good attendance
  • Able to understand and follow instructions
  • Set a pace and maintain a service schedule of 40 hours per week
  • Competent with basic computer skills (like email and navigating online) 
  • Fluent in English for speaking, reading, and writing 
  • 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent
  • A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States*
  • Able to successfully complete a background check
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*Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.

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