Job Fellowship City of Sunnyvale Monthly Stipend $2900 End of
Program Award $500
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
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
• 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
• Conduct a virtual Earth Day event or poster/video contest to
engage youth and adults.
• Enhance environmental social media presence (e.g., via
• 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
• 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
• Use social media to create behavior change for environmental
• Develop outreach materials (e.g., ads, flyers, newsletters) to
• Collect, track, and report on metrics to measure success of
programs or policies.
• Conduct literature research on emerging sustainability topics
for inclusion in reports.
• 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
• 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
• Competent with Microsoft Office Suite. Intermediate+
proficiency with Excel preferred.
• Experienced with graphic design programs like Canva, Adobe
• Savvy with social media. Able to design engaging written and
• Personable and approachable in interacting with community
• Comfortable with public speaking in front of adult and youth
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.