CivicSpark Regional Coordinator - Bay Area - CivicWell

CivicSpark Regional Coordinator - Bay Area

CivicSpark Regional Coordinator - Bay Area


CivicWell (formerly the Local Government Commission) supports leaders responding to the climate crisis and its impact on their communities. As a nonprofit organization, we inspire, equip, connect, and cultivate leaders working toward a more sustainable and resilient future. We know that innovation happens when communities name their own challenges and define their own visions. Through policy guidance, collaborative partnerships, and direct assistance, we support and equip communities to bring those visions to life.


CivicSpark is an AmeriCorps program administered by CivicWell and dedicated to building capacity for public agencies to address emerging environmental and social equity resilience challenges such as climate change, water resource management, affordable housing, and mobility. Each year we recruit Fellows to implement targeted sustainability and resilience projects supporting public agencies, while also building long-term capacity to ensure the work is sustained after their service year is completed. Since 2014, over 620 Fellows have provided over 900,000 hours of service to more than 320 local public agencies through over 875 projects. CivicSpark is currently in its ninth year of operations, and hosts fellows in three states (California, Colorado and Washington) with plans for additional expansion.


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We are looking for a motivated individual to join the CivicSpark team as one of our Regional Coordinators. Regional Coordinators are an integral part of the CivicSpark team, who work alongside other CivicSpark team members to ensure the program is implemented successfully in current operating regions of California, Colorado and Washington. The ideal candidate will be a motivated, detail-oriented individual with strong project management and organizational skills, and the ability to learn and apply new skills. They should also have experience navigating and supporting team dynamics and relationships. This is an excellent opportunity to be involved and build expertise in coordinating and supporting an AmeriCorps program, particularly in the fields of climate change, water resource management, affordable housing, and mobility.

This is a remote position but candidates must be located in the Bay Area (California) which is one of CivicSpark’s program areas. This position will require occasional travel in the assigned region and to Sacramento.



The ideal CivicSpark Regional Coordinator candidate must be able to skillfully execute ALL of the following responsibilities through the CivicWell DEI lens:

Fellow Liaison:

  • Serve as the primary point-of-contact and provide overarching support to approximately 20 Fellows per service year on project implementation, site expectations, project and professional goal setting, program reporting, and local service.

Partner Liaison:

  • Work closely with project partners, including site supervisors to ensure that projects are initiated and completed effectively.

Training & Professional Development:

  • Oversee individualized professional development support processes for Fellows.
  • Assist Fellows with ‘life after AmeriCorps’, including providing networking opportunities, and job search / interview training.
  • In collaboration with the CivicSpark team, coordinate local professional development and service activities for Fellows, including facilitating and developing content for monthly professional development and sector-specific training.
  • Assist the program implementation managers with partner and fellow engagement, network calls and other activities.

Program Administration:

  • Complete and supervise administrative tasks as related to AmeriCorps performance measures.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all project partners and fellows.
  • Ensure required AmeriCorps documentation is completed in a timely fashion, including weekly Fellow time sheets, monthly program reports, Fellow and partner assessments, and other documents as necessary in collaboration with other staff.
  • Track and report impact metrics and performance outcomes.
  • Ensure all projects are in AmeriCorps compliance throughout the service year, and address any noncompliance issues with CivicWell staff.
  • Provide input on the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of CivicSpark policies, processes, and workflows.
  • Support grant reporting and funder engagement activities.



We are searching for candidates with the following key attributes and qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Urban Planning, Environmental Studies, Community Design, Sociology, Political Science and Government, or a relevant field.
  • Experience working in a nonprofit or government agency.
  • Experience with AmeriCorps or similar service-oriented programs.
  • Ability to be geographically located in the region the position serves.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Experience supervising and mentoring individuals and teams.
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback.
  • Familiarity with hiring, onboarding and offboarding processes.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as strong public speaking skills.
  • Experience managing multiple projects.
  • Experience building strategic and programmatic partnerships with diverse coalitions and networks.
  • Strong attention to detail and deadlines.
  • Dependability, accuracy, and responsibility.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Familiarity with, or ability to learn, Google Suite,, AirTable, Formsite, and/or Zapier.



CivicWell supports staff by providing opportunities for professional development and training in a collaborative work environment. A strong work-life balance is encouraged and supported through flexible work schedules, a focus on staff engagement, and employee appreciation. Staff have the opportunity to engage and participate in both internal and external organizational initiatives and play an important role in an organization that is positively impacting communities across California.


This position is full-time and non-exempt (hourly). The annual full-time starting salary range for this position is $54,080- $62,400 ($26-$30 hourly) and will be determined based on the candidates’ qualifications.


CivicWell’s benefits package includes:

  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, and long-term disability coverage
  • Vacation: Ten days of paid time off accrued in years one and two / three weeks accrued during year three/ four weeks accrued starting year 6 and on
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Access to the CivicWell’s Employee Assistance Program
  • 401K retirement plan with an employer contribution which is currently up to 4% of salary. Full-time employees who are 21 and over are eligible to participate in the plan after 90 days of employment and will become eligible for the 4% employer match after 1 year of employment



Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter describing their qualifications and interest in the position along with three professional references to

Candidates are requested to use the following headings and labels when submitting their applications. References should be included directly in the email body.

  • Email subject line: CivicSpark Regional Coordinator Application [Full Name]
  • Cover Letter attachment: Cover Letter [Full Name]
  • Resume attachment: Resume [Full Name]


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

CivicWell is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity and/or expression, religion, sexual orientation, status as a veteran, pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions, disability, marital status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Our agency embraces a diverse and culturally rich workforce, and is committed to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.


This position will remain open until filled and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

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    Interested applicants should email their résumés, cover letters describing their qualifications and interest in the position, and three references to