Climate Associate, Alameda County, CA
The Climate Associate, alongside 4 other Climate Corps Fellows with Alameda County, will develop resources that help the County’s 20 agencies and over 9,500 employees take action to prevent climate change -- and address its effects.
1) You will play a key role in carrying out several major climate action or resilience initiatives. We’ve been identifying indicators for vulnerabilities of county services and frontline communities and will be meeting with agencies to verify findings and identify strategies for county agencies to prepare for the effects of climate change. You may research best practices and meet with stakeholders to understand their plans and challenges. Another area of work may be researching opportunities to integrate climate considerations into County investments and retirement funds.
2) You will conduct research and contribute to strategy development about how to proceed with the development of our next climate and resilience strategy for government services and operations. (The County’s current operational Climate Action Plan is a 10-year plan that was adopted in 2010.) Examples include reviewing plans and documents to identify measures that align with state policy frameworks or contribute to a just transition. There may be opportunity to facilitate small groups of staff giving input into the strategy or to support the community engagement process.
3) You will support the completion of a 3-minute video on the past 10 years of climate action at Alameda County, in conjunction with a professional video production crew. This will include reviewing drafts and providing feedback. It may include arranging filming permissions. It may also include highlighting successes by working with colleagues throughout the county to gather data, using Excel to develop charts and graphs, determining the key messages, and preparing infographics.
4) Depending on interest and program needs, you will support other climate implementation and outreach efforts. These could include equity-focused training and project planning, outreach to internal and external partners to share models and strategies, national and international climate leadership, worksite wellness, employee trainings, grant-writing, or website updates.