Resilience Fellow: Housing and Extreme Heat, Gilroy

About the opportunity:
Are you an emerging climate leader who wants to work with communities on resilience initiatives? Are you familiar with the city of Gilroy? Join Greenbelt Alliance’s Resilience Fellowship program and help us build a more climate resilient and equitable region!

This fellow will work on community engagement and organizing to build political will and raise awareness about flood, wildfire and extreme heat risk in one of our Resilience Hotspots locations, Gilroy. Visit to learn about this new initiative.

The fellow will work closely with Greenbelt staff to identify and connect with community leaders, speak to Gilroy residents, organize events to raise awareness and build momentum, and conduct research on climate change impacts in the region.


Examples of projects may include:

  • Support the development for a new extreme heat resilience hub
  • Organizing workshops and attend existing events to share more information about Gilroy’s climate risks
  • Build relationships with partners across Gilroy and Santa Clara County
  • Attend virtual city council and planning commission meetings

Ideal skill sets desired, not required: Spanish language proficiency, good attention to detail, experience with community organizing, familiarity with Gilroy and the South County area, and lived experience with local climate impacts.

This is a part-time, non-exempt, 15-20 hours per week position (unless specified). The hourly range for this position is $20.00 per hour, based on experience. We offer the following benefits to fellows: limited sick leave; 403(b) retirement plan. The fellowship program will be six months in duration, beginning in October and ending in April.

Work Authorization: 

At this time, Greenbelt Alliance is unable to offer assistance to noncitizens or nonresidents in obtaining employer-sponsored work visas. All employees must have authorization from the federal government to work lawfully in the United States of America. Authorization would include US citizenship, US permanent residency (“green card”), or any other type of unexpired work authorization visa issued by the federal government.

Equal Employment Statement:

Greenbelt Alliance is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other category. Greenbelt Alliance encourages candidates of all abilities to apply to this position! We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQIA+ persons, people of different levels of physical ability, people with diverse national and class origins, and all qualified persons to apply for this position. In the case you may require any kind of special accommodation in order to complete the application or hiring process, please contact Chance Kawar via email at

About Greenbelt Alliance:

Greenbelt Alliance’s mission is to educate, collaborate, and advocate to ensure the Bay Area is resilient to a changing climate. We envision a region of healthy, thriving communities made up of lands and people that are safe during climate disasters, and where everyone is living with nature in new and powerful ways for generations to come. Together, we are working toward a future where people and nature don’t merely survive, but thrive. We focus on data-driven and innovative policy solutions fostering much-needed regional collaboration to plan and invest in resilient communities, leveraging our expertise to realize a climate-resilient Bay Area. 



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