Full and Part-time Opportunities
Republic Services: Recycling Coordinator
The Recycling Coordinator develops and implements recycling and diversion programs and assists in the promotion of the Company’s recycling efforts. The Recycling Coordinator works directly with the Company’s customer base via telephone, onsite visits, events, trade shows and outreach educational programs to identify and educate them on proper recycling techniques to improve the quality of materials received at our Recycling Center(s).
California Sea Grant: Extension Specialist
San Luis Obispo, Ca.
California Sea Grant and California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo seek a California Sea Grant Extension Specialist, to be based in San Luis Obispo, California. The extension specialist will be a full-time employee of Cal Poly hired as a research scientist.
We are looking for an interdisciplinary, applied marine scientist with experience or interest in conservation, management, and local issues in San Luis Obispo County and the California central coast, whose work strongly interfaces with aquaculture. We are especially interested in candidates who can build an outreach program based on applied research complementing Cal Poly and California Sea Grant Extension expertise particularly related to aquaculture.
For more information on the position and the California Sea Grant extension team, please visit the California Sea Grant website.
Ecology Center: Program Manager Positions
The Ecology Center’s mission is to inspire and build a sustainable, healthy, and just future for the East Bay, California, and beyond. The Ecology Center transforms the ideas of sustainability into everyday practice. We offer information you can act on, infrastructure you can count on, and leadership for lasting change. We are working toward a world of resilient communities, zero waste and toxics, equal access to healthy food, sustainable resource use, and a safe and stable climate.
Founded in the run-up to the first Earth Day in 1970, the Ecology Center has been a regional and national leader on a wide range of issues, turning vision into action and cementing it with advocacy. We operate the nation’s first and longest running curbside recycling service, nationally recognized food and farming programs, and model education and engagement activities.
We are a committed, congenial, and diverse staff dedicated to making the world a better place through action. Every employee is integral to the success of our organization. We value vision, collaboration, and creative problem-solving. If you are passionate and qualified, we encourage you to apply to be part of our team.
American Farmland Trust: Women for the Land Outreach Coordinator
American Farmland Trust is the only national organization that takes a holistic approach to agriculture, focusing on the land itself, the agricultural practices used on that land, and the farmers and ranchers who do the work. AFT launched the conservation agriculture movement and continues to raise public awareness through our No Farms, No Food message. Since our founding in 1980, AFT has helped permanently protect over 6.5 million acres of agricultural lands, advanced environmentally-sound farming practices on millions of additional acres, and supported thousands of farm families. Long a pioneering leader, AFT is now riding a new wave of growth, driven by agriculture’s most pressing needs and opportunities.
Closing Date: November 15th
University of Arizona: Campus Engagement & Zero Waste Coordinator
This position will be housed within the Office of Sustainability, working closely with our Student Unions and Facilities Management departments to create and expand a University Zero Waste Program/Service for campus and even community use. The position will also be tasked with campus engagement initiatives, including joint programming and events in coordination with student sustainability groups and other campus departments. The University of Arizona’s Office of Sustainability is also home to the Arizona (UA) Compost Cats Program, which was, until recently, one of the largest student-run municipal compost services in the country.
Portland Community College: Recycling Program Coordinator
Portland Community College is recruiting for a team-oriented individual passionate about reducing waste to join the college’s district sustainability team and advance the department’s important work. Under the direction of the Sustainability Manager, the Recycling Coordinator oversees the college’s recycling and other waste reduction programs including coordinating hauling services, managing outreach and researching and implementing new programs. Additionally, the position supports sustainability and waste reduction goals by leading recycling and waste reduction training, coordinating behavior change efforts, and developing curriculum to support program needs. The Recycling Coordinator participates in a variety of internal and external committees and represents the college and program at events, conferences and meetings. This position also assists the Sustainability team with a variety of district-wide projects and programs and plays a leadership role in implementing future initiatives in line with the college’s Climate Action Plan and Strategic Plan.
Alameda County Resource Conservation District: Sustainable Agricultural Specialist
The Alameda County Resource Conservation District (ACRCD) is a Special District in Alameda County that works to implement and enhance local conservation efforts on private and public lands. Located in Livermore, CA, we partner with landowners and managers, local organizations,
government agencies, and stakeholder groups to enhance resources on natural and working lands by providing education and outreach programs, technical assistance, conservation project management, and coordination with partners. The ACRCD works frequently on projects and shares an office with the Natural Resources Conservation Service USDA (NRCS).
We seek a committed, knowledgeable and energetic individual to join our team as a Resource Conservationist II ‘Sustainable Agriculture Specialist.’ (SAS). The ideal candidate will have knowledge of ecological and urban agriculture best management practices, familiarity with organic farming methods including compliance with National Organic Program standards, and experience working directly with farmers or on farms. The Sustainable Agriculture Specialist will have the desire and experience to develop innovative new programs and funding in support of the ACRCD’s urban and AgPark program areas and will periodically have the opportunity to collaborate on other areas of work, including carbon farm planning, event and workshop management, and collaboration with the Natural Resources Conservation Service. A bachelor’s degree is required with advanced degree desirable, along with diverse, relevant experience.
Closing Date: November 6th
California Food Policy Advocates: Senior Advocate
Development and Management of Major Initiatives (as assigned) As assigned by the Executive Director, oversee the development of major CFPA initiatives which, by design, require some combination of the following: multiple CFPA staff, multiple funders, multi-year investments of CFPA resources, and multiple external partners. Provide strategic guidance and day-to-day management of major CFPA initiatives.Under the direction of the Executive Director, engage funders and other stakeholders in developing resources to support these major initiatives.
Project and Grant Management (as assigned) Develop and oversee work plans for assigned projects. Coordinate internal meetings and activities for the project team. Act as the primary external contact for stakeholders engaged in issues pertaining to the project.Take primary responsibility for ensuring that the project’s grant obligations are met.
Daily activities generally include developing, advocating, and implementing policy solutions; analysis; research; writing for a variety of audiences; and speaking with numerous, varied stakeholders.
Closing Date: November 15th
Mira Vista School: Garden Coordinator
WC DIGS and Mira Vista School are seeking a garden educator with experience teaching school -aged children from Kindergarten – 8 grade to work directly with children and staff in the following capacities: planting and caring for two vegetable gardens with children, supporting interested staff in developing gardening, nutrition and outdoors-based projects
in their classrooms, acting as an on-site naturalist by becoming familiar with the garden resources and developing relationships with children and staff which stimulate observation and involvement in the outdoor setting, assisting teachers as they develop meaningful links between the outdoor environment and math, literacy, science, nutrition and the arts.
Alameda Couty Resource Conservation District: Watershed Educator
Reporting to the Watershed Education Coordinator, the primary duties of Watershed Educators 1 & 2 are to prepare for and teach watershed educational programs for 4th to 6th grades at the Sunol AgPark and/or at area schools as needed; and to provide associated tasks as needed to implement these and other watershed educational programs.
Treasure8: Food Technician
San Fransico, Ca.
We’re a Regenerative Food Systems Company based on the notion of helping solve food insecurity and food waste by deploying nutrition to humanity. We capture and convert food that would otherwise go to waste into traceable, safe ingredients and products for our brands and others. Our office is located just three miles from downtown San Francisco on beautiful
Treasure Island. We offer comprehensive health benefits and foster a fun and healthy work environment.
Closing Date: October 1st
North Bay Children’s Center: Garden & Nutrition Education Trainer
A background or experience in Early Childhood Education, Gardening and Nutrition Education is desired. Reporting to the Garden Director. This is a part time 32 hours a week position. The person selected for this position is required to work professionally as a team member with center staff and respond positively to all management supervision and feedback.
Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Assistant and Educator
The Farm Assistant and Educator is an essential part of the ANV team. This person reports directly to the Farm Manager and Executive Director. This unique position combines youth development and education with business and organic farm production. This position requires experience with youth in community based non-profit organizations, strong communication skills and a learning as you go attitude. This person must pay attention to details, have a positive attitude, willingness to learn new information, and assist in/ lead a number of tasks on the farm. This position allows for creative input, outdoor work and hands on farming skills.