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Co-Director, Youth Energy Squad

We seek a well-rounded leader with a passion for youth development and sustainability to help lead our Youth Energy Squad program (YES). We need someone who is driven to take ownership for all elements of the program, from budgeting and grant reporting to staff development and building collaborative relationships with dozens of schools and partners. The right leader will work collaboratively with an existing Co-Director and Program Manager to ensure excellence in our day-to-day work while continuing to move us toward our ambitious long-term vision of growing the next generation of green leaders in Detroit, Southeast Michigan, and beyond.

The primary role of an AmeriCorps Green School Coordinator is to inspire and equip K-12 students, teachers, school administrators, parents, and staff to make their homes, schools, and communities more sustainable. In partnership with schools in Southeast Michigan, including Detroit Public Schools Community District, you will help form and lead school green teams. With your support and guidance, green teams will assess their schools, set goals, and carry out greening projects that foster health, student learning, and community engagement while reducing environmental impacts and utility costs. In light of COVID-19 restrictions, some responsibilities of this position will be carried out virtually, with the possibility of some in-person engagement, as public health best practices allow. This position will report to and be supervised by the YES Program Co-Director, Latia Leonard.

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