Vermont Natural Resources Council

VHCB AmeriCorps Community Energy Coordinator | Contract

Category: Non-profit

Location: 11 Baldwin Street


Help communities across Vermont play a locally-led, leadership role in meeting the state’s comprehensive energy and climate targets, primarily by helping to support and expand the network of all-volunteer town energy committees. In this role, you will have unparalleled opportunities to serve Vermonters – collaborating with diverse partners – to help communities identify and advance their energy-saving, renewable energy, transportation-transformation priorities. This position requires a passion for service, as well as a sincere interest in helping to cultivate and support individual and community leadership in helping Vermont transition to a resilient, equitable clean energy economy. This position requires a deep focus on centering the needs and interests of low income and vulnerable Vermonters.

The Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) is Vermont’s oldest independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) environmental education and research organization. Since 1963, VNRC has worked to advance programs and practices that protect our environment and build a more resilient, equitable, clean energy economy. VNRC has four program areas — Water, Forests and Biodiversity, Sustainable Communities and Energy and Climate. VNRC is also the coordinator of the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network (VECAN), which is an umbrella network of partner organizations and approximately 120 all-volunteer community energy committees across Vermont. This position primarily serves VECAN’s mission, which is to start, support and strengthen town energy committees through communications, technical assistance, networking, collaboration and advancing clean energy and climate projects, programs, and campaigns.

Position begins September 7th, 2022 and ends August 11th, 2023

This position is Full Time: Requires 1,720 hours for an average of 40 hours per week for 48 weeks. ACM will receive a living allowance of $22,950 (pre-tax), and an education award of $6,495 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service. Other benefits include health insurance, federal school loan forbearance, and various training and networking opportunities.

Learn more about the Community Energy Coordinator role here.

Deadline: August 24, 2022 12:00 am

To Apply:

To apply, use the direct link on the AmeriCorps website, or visit the VHCB website for more details on this and other available AmeriCorps positions in Vermont.  For questions or to send additional materials, please contact Johanna Miller, Energy Program Director and VECAN Coordinator at jmiller@vnrc.org.