Connecting & Activating Vermont Communities

About VECAN

VECAN is the network of over 100 Vermont town energy committees and the organizations that support them. Town energy committees are leading a powerful grassroots response to the pressing need to be more energy efficient and generate more in-state renewable energy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. With partners — including the VECAN support organizations below — local energy groups are helping make Vermont’s clean energy future possible. Find out more about VECAN partners and how they can help you or your community achieve your goals here and below.


Join Our Team!

VHCB AMERICORPS COMMUNITY ENERGY COORDINATOR

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. Apply today!

This position is part of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board AmeriCorps (VHCB AmeriCorps). The VHCB AmeriCorps program supports the innovative dual-goal approach to creating stable affordable housing opportunities for Vermont residents while preserving the natural and working landscape. VHCB AmeriCorps is a national service program that places members with non-profit housing or land and energy conservation organizations around the state.

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. Member 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.

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Full position description can be found here.

Application deadline: August 24, 2022. Early applications appreciated!

CORE INITIATIVES

PARTNERS

Vermont Natural Resources Council

has been the Green Mountain State’s leading environmental education, policy and advocacy organization since 1963. Working from the grassroots to the Legislature, VNRC advances policies and programs that Vermonters care about—vibrant, walkable communities, clean and abundant water, working farms and forests, and an efficient, clean, renewable energy future. VNRC serves as the coordinator for VECAN, working closely with diverse organizations and Vermont’s solutions-oriented town energy committees with the goal of ensuring state policy aligns with and supports the efficiency, renewable, transportation and climate goals of Vermonters. Contact VECAN Director Johanna Miller at [email protected] and 802-223-2328 ext. 112, VECAN Coordinator Ian Hitchcock at [email protected] and 802-223-2328 ext. 118. or visit www.vnrc.org.

Energy Action Network

is a diverse group of energy stakeholders working to end Vermont’s release on fossil fuels and create clean, affordable and secure electric heating and transportation systems for the 21st century.

eanvt.org

Efficiency Vermont

makes a difference in Vermonters lives. Whether it is rebates, contractor connections, financing options, or technical advice, Vermonters agree—we can help.

www.efficiencyvermont.com

Vital Communities

inspires, connects and supports brings together citizens, organizations, and municipalities in the Upper Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire to take on issues where an independent voice and regional approach are essential. Working together, Vital Communities makes the Upper Valley region a better place to live, work, and play.

vitalcommunities.org

Vermont Council on Rural Development

helps Vermont citizens build prosperous and resilient communities through democratic engagement, marshaling resources, and collective action. VCRD is a dynamic partnership of federal, state, local, nonprofit and private partners, working in multiple towns annually through Community Visits and the Climate Economy Model Communities Program to facilitate and support locally-defined progress.

vtrural.org