Ecolibrium3 looking to fill a full-time Americorps position

Ecolibrium3 is seeking to fill a full-time (1700 hours) Americorps position, to start Oct. 1. Submissions are due by Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. Please view position description below.

Ecolibrium3 – DEEP Program Specialist (one full-time position), LISC AmeriCorps Member

Ecolibrium3 is a Duluth-based nonprofit organization that focuses on increasing the environmental and economic sustainability of our community through the Duluth Energy Efficiency Program, creation of public environmental programs, and demonstration of effective green development strategies. We accomplish our mission with an entrepreneurial spirit and a dedication to social justice.

AmeriCorps members will help implement Ecolibrium3’s flagship program- the Duluth Energy Efficiency Program. DEEP is a community scale energy reduction program that was launched in the fall of 2010 to assist 300+ households each year in improving the energy performance of their homes. (visit for more information)

Member Activities

The member at Ecolibrium3 will serve as a program assistant to the DEEP Program. Their primary responsibilities will include customer intake, completing home energy ratings, database maintenance, tracking customer activity, updating energy resources, income verifications, processing rebates, establishing energy improvement financing packages, customer follow-up and conducting workshops under the direction of the DEEP Program Manager and Director of Program Development.

Minimum Qualifications

* Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent, or commitment to earning one prior to receiving an education award
* Ability to commit to the full term of service for which they are applying
* Full time members are required to serve for a minimum of 1,700 Americorps hours and a full year at Ecolibrium3
* Minimum of 18 year of age, US citizen or permanent resident status
* Ability to work independently and in a team environment
* Familiarity with MS Office Suite, online tools, and other computer programs (or willingness to learn)
* Communicate and interact in a positive, professional manner with various groups such as project partners, colleagues, community volunteers, realtors, contracting professionals, and the general public
* Ability to work a flexible schedule (some night and weekends may be required)
* Ability to attend required Americorps trainings and monthly meetings, including an expense-paid national LISC/Americorps training and orientation

Preferred Qualifications

* Post-secondary degree
* Experience or interest in energy efficiency, community development, and environmental education and outreach
* Desire to work with, and for a diverse group of people
* Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills; ability to work on a team and independently
* A willingness to ask questions for clarification and job completion

Member Benefits Include:

1. A total taxable living allowance of $18,000.
2. Upon successful completion of a term of service, eligible members/leaders receive an education award of $5,550. The education award can be used to repay qualified student loans, for further education in an accredited institution of higher learning, vocational or trade schools. The education award is taxed in the year that it is used.
3. Loan forbearance (after successful completion of a term of service, AmeriCorps will pay the accrued interest on qualified loans, which is taxable).
4. Basic medical insurance (covers members only, not dependents; vision and dental not included).
5. Child care allowance for those who qualify
6. Ecolibrium3 will make additional training opportunities available

Members are eligible to serve up to four terms of service and receive AmeriCorps Education awards for each term of service up to the value of two full time education awards only. It is the responsibility of the applicant to inform LISC Americorps of any previous service in an AmeriCorps program, regardless of whether or not they completed the previous term(s) of service. LISC Americorps is not liable for providing an Education Award to a member if they are not eligible under the Corporation for National and Community Service AmeriCorps guidelines.

Position to start October 1, 2011
Submissions are due by September 23 at 3pm.
Please send Resume, Cover letter, and contact information for 3 References to:
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Local Initiatives Support Corporation was founded in 1980 to help nonprofit community development organizations transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity – good places to live, work, do business and raise children. Now the nation’s largest community development support organization and working in 30 communities across the United States, LISC mobilizes corporate, government, philanthropic and nonprofit support to provide community-based efforts with loans, grants and equity investments; local, state, and national policy support; technical and management assistance; and convening and facilitation support for collaborative efforts for addressing community issues. AmeriCorps is one component of LISC’s human capital agenda and seeks to attract talented individuals to serve for one year at CDCs to help build organizational capacity. (Visit for more information).

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