Project Coordinator (eCO2mmute)
The Climate Protection Campaign, a nonprofit organization based in Sonoma County, seeks a talented team player who’s a quick learner, is excited about helping implement the eCO2mmute program in Sonoma County high schools, and is passionate about climate protection.
The mission of the Climate Protection Campaign is to inspire, align and mobilize action in response to the climate crisis. We partner with business, government, youth and the broader community to advance practical, science-based solutions for significant greenhouse gas emission reductions.
About the eCO2mmute Project:
eCO2mmute is an award-winning student service learning project that encouraged alternative modes of transportation to reduce Sonoma County school’s greenhouse gas emissions. This program is designed to integrate with existing high school academics to educate students in personal and environmental health issues related to climate change. Assemblies, guest speakers and in-class education combine within a framework of service learning to encourage and support student leadership and stewardship. By working both in the classroom and with clubs, eCO2mmute provides a unique experience that is transformative for participants. Program benefits are not just academic. eCO2mmute also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, congestion, saves costs on transportation as well as promotes healthy living, safe commutes, biking, transit ridership, and improved air quality for the entire community.
This pilot is being implemented in Sonoma County with funding from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Climate Initiative Program. The Climate Protection Campaign works through the Alameda Waste Management Authority to implement this project.
What the Project Coordinator will do:
The Coordinator will jump into a project mid-stream. The program is currently being piloted in two Sonoma County high schools with plans to expand to ten schools in the 2012-2013 school year. The ideal candidate will be agile and embrace the startup challenge. The Coordinator’s job will begin as a part time (about 24 hours/week) position and will become a full time position probably in August 2012. The Coordinator will take charge of suitable pieces of work as skills and knowledge of the project increase.
Examples of activities the Coordinator will do include:
- Initiate, facilitate and follow up with multiple stakeholders via email, phone and in person
- Make presentations to students and community organizations about Climate Change, Bicycle Safety and other topics related to transportation mode shift
- Collaborate with the Project Manager, other members of the CPC staff including staff from the software vendor and other stakeholders to address issues as they arise
- Update social media and blogs related to the program
- Work in the field with school leadership teams of students, teachers and community members to facilitate the smooth functioning of the eCO2mmute program
- Work with community leaders and businesses to further develop the eCO2mmute program
- Be open to doing new activities as the need arises.
- Minimum two years relevant work experience including a proven track record of effective leadership, organizing and communicating. We want proof that you can inspire, align and mobilize.
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
- Excellent references
Desired Skills and Qualities:
The position requires an entrepreneurial, personable, confident team member with a sense of humor who possesses the following skills and qualities:
- Committed to and understands climate protection
- Works and relates well and has experience with young people, especially high school students
- Tech savvy, particularly mobile technology, with a knack for communicating with those who are not
- Superior oral and written communication skills to craft and articulate clear, concise messages
- Ability to inspire and persuade
- Very well organized and a strong team player
- Ability to work effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision
- Ability to use good judgment, take initiative and make recommendations in resolving problems
- Ability to motivate people to take action including meeting deadlines
- Skilled in relationship building and networking
- Strong meeting facilitator
- Good listener and a quick learner
- A good understanding of bicycling street skills and bike mechanics
This job requires extensive travel all over Sonoma County and the greater Bay Area. The successful applicant should own a car or have access to a means of transportation required for work. It would help if you either lived in Sonoma County or are willing to move to here.
The person in this position will work 60% (24 hours per week) to 100% time, to be negotiated, until August 2012 when the position will be 100% time. Full time salary between $38,000 and $40,000/year, commensurate with experience and prorated for part time. Paid vacations and holidays. No health benefits. Target start date is March 19, 2012. The person in this position will work from the office located in Santa Rosa, California. This position is dependent on grant funding which is expected to run through the end of June 2013. The Climate Protection Campaign is an equal opportunity employer.
We encourage anyone interested in this position to submit an application as soon as possible. Please email a cover letter of no more than 250 words explaining your interest in the job and why you’re qualified, along with your resume, to Amy Jolly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Names and contact information for your last three supervisors or clients (including your current supervisor or client, if applicable) will be required upon request.
Please include “eCO2mmuteProject Coordinator” in the subject line and let us know where you learned about the position.
The position will remain open until filled. We will start considering applications and scheduling interviews on Friday, February 24. No phone calls, please.