Connecting Environment, Economy, and Community
We are an equal opportunity employer and understand the value of having a team with a diversity of experiences and perspectives to optimize our potential for compassion, collaboration, creativity, and excellence in service. We encourage people from all backgrounds and perspectives to apply!
The Program Coordinator (Water & Energy Efficiency) position will be responsible for helping the Program Manager with overseeing the successful completion of projects and events. Their duties include performing specialized tasks, establishing relationships with community partners, participating in public outreach activities, and providing in-home installations to help citizens save money on their utility bills. The position requires experience in community outreach and communications, most desirably in Black or Hispanic communities. Familiarity with social media platforms and willingness to speak publicly are also pluses. You need no plumbing experience to apply. Click here for more information and how to apply.
The Community Specialist (Water & Energy Efficiency) position will be responsible for helping the Program Manager and Coordinator by providing program support, community outreach, and participating in engagement efforts. Their duties include providing in-home installations to help citizens save money on their utility bills and performing community outreach. You need no plumbing experience to apply though an appreciation for engaging with a wide variety of people is a must. Click here for more information and how to apply.
The Heartland Tree Alliance Program Associate will lead volunteer workdays, instructing and supervising the planting of trees along streets, in parks, and sometimes on private lands or along riverbeds. The position may also involve pruning, mulching or watering young trees, or conducting outreach in neighborhoods. Public engagement and education about the importance of trees are part of all activities. An ability to work outdoors, communicate clearly, and enjoy working with people and trees are requirements. Click here for more information and how to apply.
Green Steward – Green Infrastructure Maintenance Worker (3 Openings)
As a Member of the Green Stewards team, you will develop the skills to clean and maintain the City’s rain gardens, detention ponds, and stormwater basins, also known as green infrastructure, which cities around the world are using to absorb stormwater and prevent flooding. As part of this workforce development program, crew members will be exposed to job opportunities in green industries while building skills.
New hires will work in the Green Stewards Program for an average of 18 months, after which you will be assisted in applying for permanent positions at the City’s Water or Parks departments, in the landscape or related industry, or at a non-profit.
Fall Semester 2021
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