OUTREACH ASSISTANT

Help us strengthen and expand our reach, inspire environmental action and awaken passion; we work to foster zero waste lifestyles and improve the health and beauty of San Diego County!

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Outreach Assistant will support ILACSD by attending community booths, events, and cleanups throughout San Diego County to promote the organizations’ and partner’s programs, events, and activities. As an Outreach Assistant, you will be a public-facing representative, responsible for ensuring positive experiences, maintaining current environmental knowledge, and managing event information and materials. Event attendance includes set up, staffing, breakdown, and post-event supply return and reporting procedures. Events take place throughout San Diego County where the Outreach Assistant will engage with the public on a wide range of subjects including – but not limited to – San Diego’s zero waste efforts, waste recovery, organics recycling and watershed protection. The Outreach Assistant’s work schedule will be self-selected from a pre-determined event list and requires a minimum of three events per month.

DEPARTMENT: Community Engagement

REPORTS TO: Director of Community Engagement

TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: Hourly, Non-exempt; Part Time; Out-of-Office Event Staff

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES INCLUDE:
Event Attendance (75%):
• Staff events on behalf of ILACSD to engage and connect the public to relevant information and resources in a professional, personable manner
• Conduct booth material tracking and surveying at some public events
• Commit to recurring weekend availability and attend a minimum of three events per month, with an increased commitment during the months of March/April and July/August
• Ensure the transport, set up, and return of ILACSD event materials such as tables, canopies, display boards – up to 50 lbs and 6ft long
• Return materials within three business days in proper condition

Administration (15%):
• Create a self-assigned schedule from pre-determined event list, with review of supervisor
• Submit and report biweekly timecards and mileage to supervisor on time
• Respond to ILACSD staff inquiries within 48 hours via email or phone (unless prior arrangements made)
• Submit all required post-event paperwork and deliverables within 48-hours of event attendance
• Other duties as assigned

Knowledge Accrual (10%):
• Maintain up-to-date knowledge on the organization through attendance at bi-monthly meetings and additional trainings, as required
• Attend regular trainings as provided to maintain working knowledge of booth materials and content, and current events and initiatives specific to San Diego’s environment.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
• Environmental background/experience (preferred)
• Regular weekend and evening availability
• Experience in a public-facing position (one year+ preferred)
• Reliable Transportation
• Strong attention to detail and highly organized
• Bi-lingual English/ Spanish (preferred)
• Knowledge of environmental challenges facing San Diego County (preferred)
• Effective communication skills and experience with diverse audiences
• Comfortable speaking in front of large or small groups
• Ability and willingness to educate, inspire, and empower others
• Ability to move equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. to off-site locations and occasionally remain stationary for long periods at a time
• Ability to work in various outdoor weather conditions and occasionally remote locations for extended periods
• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
• Must have frequent access to email, required to respond to staff emails within 48 hours

I Love A Clean San Diego is a values-driven organization so it’s essential all team members exhibit the following core values and office culture:

Core Values:
• Live the mission
• Inspire environmental change
• Value partnerships
• Exhibit positive attitude

Office Culture:
• Communicate openly to ensure collaboration
• Understanding and supportive of each other and the team
• Respect others and value their opinions
• Encourage learning and growth

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 law.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter to Ryan Mayeda, Director of Education at rmayeda@cleansd.org with “Last Name, Outreach Assistant.” No calls please