The MVP 2.0 program is a grant program run by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. It funds communities throughout Massachusetts to identify climate vulnerabilities and invests in resilience. The MVP 2.0 program expands on the work communities have done to date and supports communities with new methods, tools, and resources for building climate resilience. In particular, MVP 2.0 is a way for the community to revisit resilience priorities with a focus on equity and translate those priorities into action through project development and implementation.

For a complete overview of the MVP 2.0 purpose and process, peruse the following official document.

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Chelmsford will build a MVP Core Team to lead the MVP 2.0 work in the community. The Core Team will focus on ways to make the Chelmsford more resilient to climate change impacts such as flooding and extreme heat, including ways to support community needs for a stronger and healthier community day-to-day. Topics the Core Team may address could include access to healthy food, housing, transportation, parks and open space, reducing flood risk, or ways to stay cool during heat waves. The Core Team will lead conversations to understand community needs and to help develop a project that will address those needs and support community resilience. Chelmsford is looking for individuals who can work individually and as a team to make an impact for their community.

Are you passionate about connecting with members of your community and advocating for community needs? Chelmsford is looking to hire five people to serve as part-time Community Liaisons between the town and underrepresented community groups. Specifically, we are looking for community members who have strong ties to Chelmsford’s minority communities. We are also looking for community members who have strong ties to members of the community who have expertise on [Example: financial insecurity or housing insecurity] based on their lived experience. The Community Liaisons will play a critical role on Chelmford’s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) 2.0 Core Team.

Community Liaison Position Description

Position: Core Team Community Liaison

Number of openings: 5

Timeframe: October 2023 – June 2025 (21 months)

Hours of work:

  1. October 2023 – August 2024: 1 – 5 hours per week (up to 80 hours)
  2. September 2024 -June 2025: number of hours will be dependent on the project selected by the Core Team. As a member of the Core Team, you will play a role in selecting the project. There will also be a couple hours for reflection at the end of the process.

Compensation:

  1. October 2023 – August 2024: [Example: $3,200 ($40 / hour)]
  2. September 2024 -June 2025: compensation will depend on the project selected by the Core Team. As a member of the Core Team, you will play a role in selecting the project.

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