Outreach Assistant II – Vietnamese Language

I Love A Clean San Diego’s Outreach Assistant will support the Community Programs, Education, Recycling, and Marketing departments to implement programs, events and activities. Duties will include attending events, booths, and cleanups throughout San Diego County.

Reports to: Waste Recovery Programs Manager
Type of Employment: On-Call hourly, non-exempt; estimated two shifts per week
Pay Range: $17 per hour

Job Description:

The City of San Diego is partnering with I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) to develop multicultural engagement models for multi-family apartment, condo community, and commercial recycling programs to help make recycling more equitable across San Diego and improve recycling participation from residents and businesses. ILACSD is looking to hire a bilingual Outreach Team Member who can fluently speak and write in English, with Vietnamese as a second language. The Outreach Team Members will conduct door-to-door recycling outreach providing residents multilingual recycling information and distributing free recycling brochures and collection tote bags. Tasks will also include translating and transcribing outreach documents, email communication and phone calls. The outreach will be conducted January – June 2022 Mondays – Thursdays in the late afternoon and early evening. There will be an opportunity to extend work beyond this timeframe. Team members are also able to add additional outreach activities per availability, including attending fairs, festivals, and public events to promote sustainability, as well as support ILACSD staff at community cleanup events.

Job Qualifications:


  • Team member must be fluent in English, but also be able to fluently speak and write in Vietnamese in order to have advanced conversations and translate documents with the ability to explain recycling and government requirements, programs and scientific terms. Language fluency assessment will be included in the screening process.
  • Must have a flexible schedule January – June 2022, Mondays through Thursdays, 1:00 PM – 8:30 PM.
  • Have reliable transportation and ability to travel within San Diego.
  • Have access to a cell phone and frequent access to a computer, required to respond to staff emails within 48 hours. Complete timecards and mileage reimbursement within biweekly and monthly due dates.
  • Must be able to professionally perform work representing the City of San Diego’s recycling programs and I Love A Clean San Diego.
  • Have excellent customer service skills, outgoing, positive attitude, engaging, confident in-person communication with others. Comfortable speaking in front of large or small groups, and effective communication skills and experience with diverse audiences.
  • Interest and knowledge about the environment or recycling
  • Can perform other duties as assigned.
  • Resume required.


  • Previous outreach, presentation and customer service experience.
  • Willing to work weekend outreach events and cleanups.


If interested in applying, send resume and cover letter as PDF to Brooke Yaptangco Flinn at byaptangco@cleansd.org.

No calls please.

I Love A Clean San Diego provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, age, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, caregiver status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.