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Environmental Programs Associate at City of Sunnyvale

Company: Strategic Energy Innovations
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Job Fellowship City of Sunnyvale Monthly Stipend $2900 End of Program Award $500

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The City of Sunnyvale is excited to host two Environmental Programs Associates for the 2020-21 program cycle in our Sustainability and Watershed Protection Programs team. Our team works to educate the community, comply with environmental regulations, and inspire local action to address climate change. Our programs focus on climate action, decarbonizing buildings and transportation, environmental education, stormwater and wastewater pollution prevention, and water conservation.

We are looking for energetic and creative Environmental Programs Associates to contribute to these programs through effective program design and community engagement. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals with strong communication and organizational skills who enjoy a collaborative team environment.

Main projects that Associates may lead or support include:

• Online platform to engage the community in climate actions, like driving or wasting less.

• Virtual and/or in-person electric vehicle workshops or ride-and-drive events.

• Lecture series to bring experts on sustainability topics to educate the community.

• In-class or distance learning environmental education program for youth (primarily K-5).

• Launch new program to loan out all-electric induction cooktops.

• Conduct a virtual Earth Day event or poster/video contest to engage youth and adults.

• Enhance environmental social media presence (e.g., via videography/photography).

• Trash and litter cleanups along creeks and coastal waterways to limit pollution.

Associates would perform the following types of tasks:

• Build new programs, including creating work plans and coordinating logistics.

• Work with internal and external partners, including city departments, community members, community groups, schools, students, and other cities and public agencies.

• Coordinate and hold virtual and in-person community outreach events (e.g., community meetings, workshops, educational events).

• Use social media to create behavior change for environmental protection.

• Develop outreach materials (e.g., ads, flyers, newsletters) to promote programs.

• Collect, track, and report on metrics to measure success of programs or policies.

• Conduct literature research on emerging sustainability topics for inclusion in reports.

Candidates must:

• Possess a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle for work use. Mileage reimbursement available.

• Be fingerprinted by the City prior to start date.

• Work some evenings and weekends hours, approximately 2-4 times per month, to support virtual or in-person community events.

• Be based in or near the Bay Area to drive to Sunnyvale for in-person events or regular office work (if/when it resumes).

• Be able to telework as a result of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

• Test negatively for tuberculosis (Needed only if in-person classroom program resumes).

Our ideal candidate would be:

• A creative thinker and an enthusiastic learner.

• Independent and organized. Needs limited guidance to manage their time and tasks.

• A proficient writer, with strong persuasive writing skills.

• Competent with Microsoft Office Suite. Intermediate+ proficiency with Excel preferred.

• Experienced with graphic design programs like Canva, Adobe InDesign, etc.

• Savvy with social media. Able to design engaging written and visual content.

• Personable and approachable in interacting with community members.

• Comfortable with public speaking in front of adult and youth audiences.

About Our Team

The Sustainability and Watershed Protection Programs team is a close-knit, collaborative team consisting of three full-time staff and two Climate Corps Program Fellows. Having hosted ten Fellows over the last six years, our team has a strong track record of mentoring Fellows and nurturing their career interests. Past Sunnyvale Fellows have successfully landed job opportunities at GreenBiz, Silicon Valley Clean Energy, Cities of Sunnyvale and Mountain View, the Children’s Discovery Museum, and other similar organizations. Come be a part of our dynamic team!

About Our Organization

The City of Sunnyvale is the fifth largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a population of roughly 156,000. The City has a long-standing commitment to progressive environmental policies. The Environmental Services Department is responsible for providing clean drinking water, treating wastewater, protecting water quality, garbage and recycling management, and implementing sustainability initiatives as outlined in its Climate Action Playbook. Sunnyvale has an engaged community that frequently advocates for environmental and social policies and programs. Its perfect size provides an impactful job experience with resources for community involvement.

Keywords: Strategic Energy Innovations, San Rafael , Environmental Programs Associate at City of Sunnyvale, Other , San Rafael, California

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