Help us inspire environmental action as we foster zero waste lifestyles and improve the health and beauty of San Diego County! I Love A Clean San Diego is passion in action.

OUR MISSION:  I Love A Clean San Diego leads and inspires our community to actively conserve and enhance the environment through example, outreach, and local involvement.

OUR VISION: A zero waste, litter-free, and environmentally engaged San Diego region

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Outreach Assistant will support I Love A Clean San Diego by leading community outreach booths, cleanups, and other events throughout San Diego County to promote the organizations’ and partners’ programs, events, and activities. As an Outreach Assistant, you will be a public-facing representative, responsible for educating the public, creating positive experiences, and managing event information and materials. Programs will 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, the San Diego region’s zero waste efforts, proper waste sorting, resource recovery, organic waste recycling, and watershed protection.

The Outreach Assistant’s work schedule will be assigned based on programming needs, their communicated availability, and the minimum requirement of three (3) events per month with potential for more. Outreach Assistants average between 40 and 100 hours per month. Individual interest levels and availability will be discussed during the interview process.

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

DEPARTMENT: Education

REPORTS TO: Community Education Manager

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

  • Starts at $18.00/hour
  • Mileage reimbursement (current CA reimbursement rate)
  • Paid time off (PTO)

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES INCLUDE:

Event & Cleanup Attendance (80%):

  • Lead events on behalf of ILACSD to engage and connect the public to relevant information and resources in a professional, personable manner
  • Track materials distributed at events; survey attendees
  • Commit to recurring weekend availability
  • Attend a minimum of 3 events per month, with an increased commitment during the months of September – November, and February – May
  • Ensure the transport, set up, and return of ILACSD event materials such as tables, canopies, display boards
  • Return materials within three business days in proper condition
  • Punctual arrival at all meetings and events
  • Must be comfortable with handling litter and working with volunteers

Administration (10%):

  • Keep accurate timecards and mileage records, and submit on or before deadlines
  • Respond to ILACSD staff inquiries within one business day via email or phone (unless prior arrangements made)
  • Submit all required post-event paperwork and deliverables within one business day of event attendance
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge Accrual (10%):

  • Attend regular trainings as provided to maintain working knowledge of program materials, organization’s priorities, and current events and initiatives specific to San Diego’s environment.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Regular weekend and evening availability
  • Reliable transportation
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Must have reliable access to email and respond to communications within one business day
  • 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
  • Bilingual English/Spanish (preferred)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in a public-facing position (one year+ preferred)
  • Effective communication skills and experience with diverse audiences
  • Comfortable speaking in front of groups
  • Attention to detail and organization
  • Ability and willingness to educate, inspire, and empower others
  • Comfortable working independently as well as in team settings
  • Environmental background/experience (preferred)
  • Knowledge of environmental challenges facing San Diego County (preferred)

I Love A Clean San Diego is a values-driven organization. It is 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, cover letter, and weekly availability (days/hours available) to Ryan Mayeda (rmayeda@cleansd.org) with “Last Name, Outreach Assistant.”