Full and Part-time Opportunities
University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Project Coordinator, Recycling Services
Position’s primary responsibility is implementing, maintaining, and promoting UNL’s Recycling Plan. Coordinator and liaison for recycling on campus. Provides oversight and coordination of recycling and solid waste operation. Researches to find niche market for recycle products. Conducts market study for different recycle products. Seeks funding for zero waste initiatives including materials, equipment, programming, and services, through preparation of business cases, grant writing, and other means. Prepares reports, such as those reflecting status of recycling programs on a volumetric basis and from a financial standpoint. Facilitates approval of requests for recycling and zero waste events. Provides expertise to individual departments/entities regarding recycling queries or interests. Implements zero waste related educational and promotional resources, programs, campaigns, and events including national and community events, training, monitoring, and modification. Serves as a resource for students, faculty, staff, and community members interested in improving sustainable waste management programs on campus and in the local community. Designs and implements an annually recurring educational campaign to inform the continuously renewed student and employee population of proper waste-reduction behavior. Presents updates on zero waste efforts at seminars, classes, and other forums. Provides regular reports to leadership and the public. Represents the University in regional and national zero waste planning and advocacy discussions, such as the Zero Waste Alliance, the Campus and University Recycling Coalition, and the AASHE. Supervises student workers. Coordinates and oversees volunteers at events, to include evenings and weekends. Must be available 24/7 by personal cell phone to support daily operations and respond to campus emergencies, as well as periodic on-call rotations on weekends and after hours.
Closing Date: January 31st
Texas A&M: Sustainability Operations Coordinator
College Station, TX
The Sustainability Operations Coordinator is responsible for fostering a culture of sustainability at Texas A&M University. This position is responsible for management and coordination of the Aggie Green Fund, a student-led majority committee, which oversees and awards up to $225,000 for environmental grants each year. The position enhances sustainability public education and outreach initiatives through a variety of platforms including social media outlets, development and implementation of programs such as the Aggie Sustainability Alliance. Assists with the Office of Sustainability’s institutional assessment and reporting goals, work with high-level campus stakeholders to accomplish sustainability objectives, and identifies new programs for development that will increase the sustainability of practices such as recycling, energy and water use, transportation, food services, procurement, and social justice.
NorCal Resilience Network: Social Justice Organizers
The NorCal Resilience Network is pleased to have received a grant from the Threshold Foundation’s Thriving Resilient Communities Collaboratory to support the leadership development and equitable inclusion of individuals and organizations from diverse and underrepresented communities. We have/are forming working groups aligned with our mission to support and activate community-based and nature-inspired grassroots solutions in Northern California.
Texas Campaign for the Enviornment: Director of Communications
Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund (TCE Fund) and its sister organization, Texas Campaign for the Environment (TCE), seeks an experienced, strategically-minded activist to join our team as a full-time Director of Communications, a newlycreated position based in Austin. TCE Fund’s mission is to engage people and communities through face-to-face public education, grassroots organizing and action-oriented research for a cleaner and healthier Texas. TCE is the state’s leading canvass-based environmental advocacy group, directly influencing public policy through community-based lobbying. Both organizations lead local, statewide and national issue campaigns to improve the clean-up of toxic sites, promote Zero Waste—highlighting specifically its connection to climate justice—and fight pollution from the petrochemical sector.
For example, current Texas law allows new residential development on land that would be considered too polluted to build a refinery in Louisiana or Mississippi. This grant-funded position will, among other responsibilities, build statewide support to change how Texas evaluates and remediates polluted sites.
Candidates must possess demonstrated experience in both earned and social media strategies to grow support for issue campaigns. TCE Fund will be filing a petition with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to revise its rules on evaluating toxic waste sites. The Communications Director will be working to recruit allies for this initiative and working to generate support for and draw public attention to this effort.
City of Boston: Zero Waste Outreach Coordinator
Under direction of the Superintendent of Sanitation, the Zero Waste Outreach Coordinator coordinates a wide variety of public outreach recycling programs and administrative tasks and procedures.
Colorado State Forest: Seasonal Forester
Cruising and data collection for forest-wide inventory. Chainsaw operation – thinning, firewood, and defensible space work. Assisting with timber sale layout – cruising, boundary delineation, and marking. Various GPS and GIS applications. Assisting with assessment and treatment of insect and disease projects. General labor – rock headers, fences, facility and equipment maintenance, minor construction
Closing Date: February 4th
Fresh Approach: Food Access Program Coordinator
Fresh Approach seeks two highly detail-oriented and organized individuals with good public communication skills (English and Spanish) to provide program coordination for Fresh Approach’s food access projects. The positions are primarily responsible for supporting in-field operations for Fresh Approach’s food access programs at sites throughout the Bay Area. The role will operate our Mobile Farmers’ Market 2-3 days a week as well as support our traditional farmers’ markets. The coordinator will also be trained across all Fresh Approach programs to support nutrition education activities, community gardening, outreach programs, and other duties as assigned. One position will be based in the South Bay (Main office in East Palo Alto) and the other in the East Bay (Main office in Concord)
This is a full-time non-exempt position (between 30-40 hours per week) with benefits including paid sick time, paid vacation, health insurance, and 401k retirement matching. A high proficiency in English and Spanish is required.
It Takes Roots: Communication Coordinator
This position will guide It Takes Roots external communications and social media, coordinate ITR communications team comprised of comms staff across the four alliances, explore the development of an ITR media team, support member groups playing communications roles in programs, and coordinate with communications contractors for ITR. This position will be part of a growing It Takes Roots staff team, and will report to a member of the GGJ staff leadership.
Closing Date: February 1st
Project Open Hand: Various Positions
San Francisco, CA
Working under the leadership of the Manager, Volunteer Services, and in collaboration with agency leaders and partners, the Volunteer Coordinator recruits, schedules, and engages our incredible community of Volunteers.
This is an ideal position for an energetic, confident, and organized individual with strong volunteer engagement and management skills looking to continue their career helping chronically ill and elderly in a dynamic work environment.
Our Climate: Upstate New York Organizer
Our Climate is hiring a part-time Upstate New York Organizer. We are looking for candidates who are self starters, team players, results oriented, and passionate about Our Climate’s mission. This is the perfect job for someone who is excited to expand and support our team of young leaders ready to build political will for policies that hold polluters accountable, incentivize emissions reductions across the economy, and invest in a just transition to clean energy. We’d greatly appreciate it if you could share this opportunity with folks in your network who are eager to pass bold climate legislation in New York.
Closing Date: February 15th
Youths vs. Apocalypse: School & Youth Engagement Coordinator
Bay Area, Ca.
The Schools and Youth Organizer will become the second 3/4ths time staff person at YvA and will work closely with the founding coordinator and youth leaders as the organization responds to explosive growth in the youth climate movement as a whole and YVA’s public image in particular, while staying true to our roots and mission of valuing the voice of students in marginalized communities who may not yet call themselves, “climate activists.” The Schools and Youth Organizer will take on much of the direct outreach work to schools and youth groups. Active, culturally relevant engagement with youth of color in schools, and with their white and adult allies, has been the foundation of YvA. The Schools and Youth Organizer will get to carry this unique role at a time when the climate movement is waking up to the essential role young people can play in fighting for the future livability of the planet – and the ways that racism and economic exploitation underpin its destruction The specific duties are listed below, however given that YvA is an organization that is less than two years old, roles may shift over time, calling upon the Schools & Youth Organizer to be flexible in their approach to building the youth climate movement.