The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus is a membership organization of the Chicago region’s 275 cities, towns and villages. It periodically offers reimbursable matching grants to local governments to support sustainable, vibrant communities.

Across the Chicago Region, communities are voluntarily taking steps to become more sustainable and help make their communities attractive places to live and work. These steps are outlined in the Greenest Region Compact (GRC), a partnership between the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (Caucus) and the 100+ municipalities who are working every day to as stewards of the environment, community and  local economic vitality. To learn more about the GRC, please visit: http://mayorscaucus.org/initiatives/environment/rec/

The Greenest Region Corps is a NEW partnership between the Caucus and AmeriCorps to find enthusiastic volunteers to lead sustainability projects in a select group of our GRC communities. AmeriCorps volunteers will work directly for a GRC community on a project that will result in greater environmental awareness and stewardship. Volunteers will be recruited and administered by the Caucus, but will be placed directly in one of eight community locations. In addition, volunteers will receive training and mentoring from staff at the USEPA Region 5 Office in Chicago and Moraine Valley Community College. The program is anticipated to start in October 2018 and volunteers must complete 1,700 service hours by December 2019. Volunteers will be paid a living allowance and will be provided health insurance. Upon completion of the program, volunteers will be eligible for a Segal AmeriCorps Educational Award. To learn more about AmeriCorps and the benefits of serving, please visit:  https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-network

Applications are due at midnight on September 9, 2018. Complete your application by typing your answers in the boxes. Fields with an asterisk indicate a required field before the form can be submitted. 


How to Apply:

Complete this form and click the 'submit' button to apply. Please also attach a copy of your resume as directed. The deadline to apply is midnight on September 9, 2018. Successful applicants will be invited to a job fair in Chicago scheduled for the morning of September 18th.  Applicants invited to the job fair are strongly encouraged to attend. 

If you have any questions, please contact Edith Makra, Director of Environmental Initiatives at the Caucus, at emakra@mayorscaucus.org. Please note, operation of the 2018-2019 program year is contingent on receiving funding from the AmeriCorps program. Confirmation of funding may not be available before application deadline.  

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