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AMERICORPS

Are you interested in joining our team? Below is a list of positions that are currently available. Don't hesitate to reach out to us and ask about upcoming job opportunities, as we usually have a plethora of ways to get involved!

Education Developer
AmeriCorps VISTA

Community Rebuilds is seeking a VISTA to expand our educational programming by developing courses and workshops on sustainable building, permaculture, and housing justice.

 

Period of Assignment: November 7, 2022 – November 6, 2023

 

Community Rebuilds is an affordable housing non-profit in Moab, UT. Our mission is to build energy-efficient housing, provide education on sustainability, and improve the housing conditions of the workforce through an affordable program. This past year, Community Rebuilds hosted our first week-long course on sustainable building and creating affordable housing solutions, offering participants the opportunity to stay in our straw-bale Bunkhouse, attend presentations and workshops with community and industry leaders, and get their hands dirty at our build site. We are looking to expand our educational programs and opportunities, and offer new courses and workshops on sustainability. This expansion of educational programming will also generate funding to support affordable housing projects in our communities.

 

Assignment Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Research and identify potential instructors and topics for courses/workshops

  • Seek out funding and partnerships to support programming start up

  • Develop marketing campaign and recruitment strategies for educational opportunities

  • Partner with relevant individuals and organizations to continue development of sustainable building certification

  • Update and develop programming and curriculum for certification and credit opportunities

  • Facilitate courses and workshops

  • Engage with environmental organizations and universities to expand and enhance programming through partnerships

  • Create online educational resources on sustainable building and affordable housing for organization website, social media, and/or YouTube channel.

  • Work with City/County officials to establish and recognize Community Rebuilds as an accredited educational facility

  • Collect and apply feedback from program participants to improve future opportunities

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with teaching and lesson planning and/or event planning, project management

  • Experience with identifying and facilitating community and business partnerships

  • Experience with writing, digital content creation, marketing

  • Interest in sustainability, environmental justice, housing justice, affordable homeownership, etc.

  • Ability to collaborate as well as work strongly independently

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to learn@communityrebuilds.org 

Build Apprentices
AmeriCorps State

Period of Assignment: August 1, 2022 - July 31, 2023 (flexible start dates)

Community Rebuilds provides an advanced educational service opportunity for those interested in entering into the field of construction or for those wanting to contribute direct service towards affordable housing projects for low income families and individuals. Apprentices will be paired with a homeowner(s) and lead instructor/supervisor(s).

20% of this direct service position can be used towards capacity building for the organization. Community Rebuilds has many exciting behind-the-scenes projects in the office. Four hours per week (on average) of the Americorps term can be used for assisting with side projects, administrative assistance, project management, planning, and development. This capacity-building work is intended not only to assist in furthering the organization's mission and programming, but to serve as experience and professional development for the Apprentice. The capacity-building time must be pre-approved for purposes of priority and may be contingent on the capacity of CR's staff to mentor the Apprentice.  

Assignment Responsibilities

  • Contribute 1700 hours between 8/1/2022—7/31/2023

  • Attend site orientation and AmeriCorps orientation

  • Participate in all building tasks involved with foundation to finish construction

  • Assist the lead instructor/supervisor on-site

  • Advise, mediate issues, and field questions for interns, volunteers and homeowners

  • Provide on-site supervision for safety of interns, volunteers, and homeowners

  • Maintain the build site cleanliness and organization

  • Supervise the use of tools and maintain inventory list

  • Coordinate the purchase and ordering of materials

  • Perform maintenance tasks at the CR campus as needed

  • Participate in weekly, quarterly, and bi-annual meetings

  • Facilitate and cater events and workshops

  • Motivate the crew to work together as a team and maintain morale

  • Assist the bookkeeper in maintaining the build budget as needed

  • Participate in other AmeriCorps events

To apply, send letter of intent and resume to: apply@communityrebuilds.org

Campus Sustainability Coordinator AmeriCorps State

Period of Assignment: August 1, 2022 - July 31, 2023 (flexible start date)

Community Rebuilds provides an advanced service opportunity in groundskeeping, landscaping, and property management for one who is interested in contributing direct service towards a nonprofit affordable housing contractor and natural building school. The Campus Sustainability Coordinator will work alongside program director and residents of the campus.

20% of this direct service position can be used towards capacity building for the organization. Community Rebuilds has many exciting behind-the-scenes projects in the office. Four hours per week (on average) of the Americorps term can be used for assisting with side projects, administrative assistance, project management, planning, and development. This capacity-building work is intended not only to assist in furthering the organization's mission and programming, but to serve as experience and professional development for the Apprentice. The capacity-building time must be pre-approved for purposes of priority and may be contingent on the capacity of CR's staff to mentor the Apprentice.  

Assignment Responsibilities

  • Contribute 1700 hours between 8/1/2022—7/31/2023

  • Attend site orientation and AmeriCorps orientation

  • Participate in campus and organizational meetings

  • Assist the program director with and initiate own campus projects

  • Mediate issues and field questions for campus residents

  • Maintain the campus cleanliness and organization

  • Design and implement a campus food forest

  • Coordinate the purchase and ordering of materials

  • Perform maintenance tasks at the CR campus as needed

  • Participate in weekly, quarterly, and bi-annual meetings

  • Facilitate tasks for campus residents (weeding, watering plants, etc.)

  • Build structures on campus like compost area, chicken coop, benches

  • Implement and maintain compost and possibly chickens

  • Participate in other AmeriCorps events

To apply, send letter of intent and resume to: apply@communityrebuilds.org

Program and Project Manager intern positions are available upon request when housing is available. 

Learn more about the different AmeriCorps programs here!

What are the benefits of AmeriCorps State and VISTA programs?

OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

  • Natural Building Internship - TO BE ANNOUNCED. When projects allow a foundation to finish build, we will once again offer our 5-month internship program. We are currently called to action and scaling up to help with the housing crisis in the communities we serve. All of our projects will feature natural building techniques, always, and all volunteers will get their hands muddy. We are extremely focused on building for climate change, carbon accounting, and incorporating as many carbon sequestering materials as we can in an effort to store the amount of carbon our buildings generate in the goal of having carbon-neutral buildings. With this focus, making adjustments to our standard building model can create more opportunity for additional carbon storage. One example is using siding made from upcycled cedar telephone poles on the exterior of our buildings versus natural plasters.

  • Learn about our current Builder B.E.E.S. work exchange program here.​

  • Sign up to learn and Volunteer on your own schedule here.