Available Positions

New Prospects

Start and end dates and term length (6 or 11 months) are flexible. Email Lonni Starcevich for more details lonnis@ncat.org.

Why Join?
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Havre Based:

Opportunity Link, Inc.
Education and Outreach Coordinator

Opportunity Link is a regional nonprofit agency committed to finding systemic ways to reduce poverty and help the communities of north central Montana achieve independence, prosperity, and a better way of life. This Energy Corps member will assist in increasing energy awareness through education and outreach efforts to those groups most affected by energy and climate fluctuations, which will increase the sustainability of the community and the resiliency of our rural residents.
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Yellowstone Park Based

Yellowstone National Park
Sustainability Educator

The Energy Corps member will support the Yellowstone’s Sustainability Program and will include a variety of tasks that help assess, manage and report on energy use. The member will also help share information and develop priorities as well as assist in programs and projects that reduce energy, water, and waste. As the member will be working on multiple reports, project development, and assessments, the tasks are inherently results-based.
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Starts in October 2019

 

Butte Based:

National Center for Appropriate Technology
Sustainability Management Educator

The goal of the Energy Corps member will be to research and refine best practices for developing community sustainability at the local municipality level. The Energy Corps member will develop a template for community sustainability reports, as well as develop sustainability tracking tools. As a result of the Energy Corps member’s efforts, interested communities will more easily be able to create baseline studies, draft action steps, and take initiative toward comprehensive sustainability.
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Starts in January 2020

 

National Center for Appropriate Technology
Farm Energy Educator

NCAT’s mission is to champion small-scale, local, and sustainable solutions that reduce poverty, promote healthy communities, and protect natural resources. One of NCAT’s on-site demonstration projects is the Small-Scale Intensive Farm Training, or SIFT Farm. The farm is an educational model for people of all ages to learn how foods grow, how to raise ecologically sound crops without chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, and how to keep farmland healthy for generations to come.

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Starts in January 2020

 

National Center for Appropriate Technology
Rural Community Energy Educator

The Energy Corps member will work with NCAT staff to identify educational materials to be updated or created, research cutting-edge energy and resiliency methods and techniques, and help create new educational materials including publications, videos, podcasts and social media pieces. Additionally, the EC member will help prepare and disseminate a Financial Tools for Rural Energy educational toolbox. The Energy Corps member will also give presentations to the public and appropriate audiences on the work of the NCAT Energy Team.
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National Center for Appropriate Technology
Community Sustainability and Climate Resilience Planner

ATTRA is developing a pilot project to promote sustainability and build resilient communities in rural areas. project. We will explore how best to assist rural communities in Montana by focusing first on offering trainings and workshops to reduce community energy and water use, prepare for weather-related shocks and stresses, and explore community-based recycling and transportation options. The Energy Corps member will help develop and distribute a Guide for Resilient Rural Communities to help small towns and cities develop their economy and improve quality of life.
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Starts in October 2019

 

Helena Based

National Center for Appropriate Technology
SMART Schools Educator

The Energy Corps member will assist with outreach for the Governor’s SMART Schools Challenge
Initiative. The SMART (Save Money and Resources Today) Schools Challenge is a program of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in Helena and is a voluntary competition between K-12 schools throughout Montana to increase energy efficiency, decrease landfill waste, and improve environmental health of the school environment.
Learn more: http://governor.mt.gov/SmartSchools
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Starts in October 2019

 

Bike Walk Montana (BWMT)
Education Coordinator

The Energy Corps member with BWMT further develops and coordinates the BWMT education program, including: strategic planning and oversight of community outreach efforts, development & implementation of workshops and trainings, and leadership of other projects which increase community knowledge on both bicycle operation, safety and laws, and pedestrian safety; and education and provision of understanding of transportation design.
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Starts in October 2019

 

Glacier Country Based

Glacier National Park
Sustainability Educator

This Glacier National Park based member is an individual who can focus their full-time energy towards developing a community sustainability plan. The Energy Corps member will develop a community-based plan to create a sustainable culture in Glacier National Park, involving visitors and the surrounding neighborhood.
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Starts in October 2019

 

Livingston Based

Park County and the City of Livingston
Sustainability Associate

Livingston and Park County are in transition. Traditional industries such as agriculture and railroad maintenance have given way to tourism, residential development, outdoor activities and cultural events. We have a housing shortage, lack of high paying jobs, traffic congestion and substantial poverty. Through community and administrative support, Livingston and Park County have made progress in their recycling, active transportation and conservation programs and want to do more. They hope to join the larger community in developing renewable energy systems. Addressing energy costs in our operations and within the community is one substantial way of reducing the outflow of energy dollars and providing some economic development in the larger community. Given their tight budgets, both governments have a commitment to make smart, economic decisions concerning energy use.

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City of Livingston
Starts in March 2019

 

Missoula Based

Climate Smart Missoula
Energy and Climate Educator

Climate Smart Missoula’s mission is to be the hub that fosters partnership and actions to address climate change in our community. Over the past few years, we have brought together key stakeholders and community leaders to develop a Community Climate Action Plan.
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ReSource

Starts in October 2019

 

Clark Fork Coalition
Education and Outreach Assistant

The Clark Fork Coalition is a science-based, community-driven, conservation organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the Clark Fork River basin. The Energy Corps service member will help the Coalition continue the success of the past three decades by leading community outreach efforts and encouraging watershed literacy in our river communities through our citizen science, project based learning, and volunteer river corps programs.
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Clark Fork Coalition

Starts in October 2019

 

Freedom Gardens Greenhouse Energy Educator

The Energy Corps member with Freedom Gardens will help support food production of the Frenchtown School District’s greenhouse and assist teachers with lessons about the greenhouse. They will help plant, harvest, and prepare for sale. The member will also help manage the aquaponics system and collect data.
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Freedm Gardens

Starts in October 2019

 

The University of Montana and Providence St. Patrick Hospital
Sustainability Educator

The University of Montana and St. Patrick’s Hospital are two separate Missoula entities that collaborate and support each other’s sustainability efforts. The University of Montana’s Office of Sustainability, housed within the division of Administration and Finance, is tasked with facilitating and tracking campus-wide sustainability efforts and seeks to weave social, environmental, and economic sustainability throughout students’ educational experiences, research initiatives, and campus culture. St. Patrick Hospital’s sustainability program “Green4Good” focuses on energy conservation, waste reduction, avoidance of toxic chemicals, and employee engagement/education. The Energy Corps member will serve at both organizations, 20 hours per week per organization, serving each department’s sustainability assessment and programmatic efforts.
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Starts in October 2019

 

National Wildlife Federation
Education and Outreach Assistant

The National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Northern Rockies, Prairies and Pacific Regional Office in Missoula seeks an Education Energy Corps member to assist the Montana Education Coordinator with promoting environmental stewardship and engaging communities, schools, and partners in opportunities that help develop and connect community stewards, support sustainable environmental education, and restore/protect wildlife habitat. The NWF education programs supported by this work include Eco-Schools USA , Garden for Wildlife, and many community outreach opportunities.
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Starts in October 2019

 

Home ReSource and Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS)
Zero Waste Educator

Home ReSource is a nonprofit business with a commitment to reduce waste and build a more vibrant and sustainable local economy. We collect and sell reusable building materials, channel materials to those in need, provide green job training, offer reuse skill-building opportunities, and foster Missoula’s move toward Zero Waste. Every day, we keep tons of good materials out of the landfill and provide affordable building materials to the Western Montana community. Since opening in 2003, we’ve helped put thousands of tons of building materials back to work in Montana homes, offices, playgrounds, gardens, and dog and bird houses.
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Starts in October 2019

 

 

Red Lodge Based:

City of Red Lodge
Sustainability Educator

The City of Red Lodge believes there is a need to reduce energy costs for city buildings, as well as improving the recycling operations in the community. The Red Lodge Energy Corps member will engage in several projects for the City of Red Lodge that fall under the 2013 Red Lodge Growth Policy under the Climate Protection section and under the Infrastructure and City Services goals of demonstrating a commitment to environmental protection and sustainability.
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Starts in October 2019

 

Whitefish Based:

Whitefish School District
Sustainability Educator

The role of the Energy Corps member with the Whitefish School District will be to support programming for K-12 students and community members, engage in research, and spread sustainability-related programming learned at the Center for Sustainability and Entrepreneurship (CSE) throughout the community.
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The City of Whitefish
Sustainability Educator

The Whitefish City Council, through help from the previous Energy Corps member, has approved the City’s first Climate Action Plan, which seeks to conserve energy, reduce GHG emissions, and prepare for impacts of a warming and more volatile climate.
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Starts in October 2019

 

The City of Whitefish and Climate Smart Glacier Country
Sustainability Associate

The current and previous Energy Corps members focused on helping craft the City’s Climate Action Plan. The plan was adopted by the City Council in April of 2018. The Whitefish Climate Action Plan seeks to conserve energy, reduce GHG emissions, and prepare for impacts of a warming and more volatile climate.
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Starts in October 2019

To apply please visit: www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps

Or submit your application to:
Lonni Starcevich, Program Director
lonnis@ncat.org
406-533-6651

Download the 2018 Energy Corps Application

*Disclaimer: Due to fluctuating host sites we cannot ensure that every position listed will be available at the time of application. We do our best to place members with host sites that are mutually the best fit. If a host site decides they are unable to host a member in the coming year the position will be promptly removed from this site.

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