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13 Dec 2017

Temporary Environmental Zero Waste Ambassadors (3 roles)

Cascadia Consulting Group – Posted by maya Oakland, California, United States

Job Description

Cascadia Consulting Group, Inc.
Oakland, CA

Cascadia Consulting Group is a women-owned, private consulting firm that develops and implements innovative solutions to today’s environmental challenges. Founded in 1993, Cascadia works with public and private-sector clients to advance sustainability through recycling and materials management, climate change mitigation and adaptation, energy efficiency, and water and natural resources management. The Cascadia team brings both expertise and creative thinking to research and analysis, strategic planning, program design and implementation, and outreach and evaluation. With offices in Seattle, Oakland, Austin, and Phoenix, we serve clients across the country and abroad. Our mission is to inspire and empower communities everywhere to protect and restore our world.

Cascadia aspires to be a multicultural organization and seeks to hire individuals who contribute to our cultural fluency. We value employees who are aware of their own cultural lens, along with the impact it has on their interactions and work, and who can effectively connect across culture and difference, including race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, and physical ability. Additionally, we hire individuals who value a collaborative, fast-paced work environment, who think creatively and communicate effectively, and who work hard to get the job done well. Consulting is about taking initiative, solving problems, and serving clients, so we seek staff members with skills in those areas.

Position Overview
Cascadia is hiring Zero Waste Ambassadors to fill three temporary, part-time to full-time outreach positions. These temporary positions will start in late December 2017 and may continue through May 2018, depending upon work available.

Ambassadors will work on one or more of Cascadia’s outreach campaigns to help inform audiences in the Bay Area (Oakland, San Francisco, Walnut Creek) about recycling and composting. Cascadia is hiring qualified individuals for two types of Ambassador roles with the following responsibilities and potential schedules:

1. Technical Assistance Ambassador

  • Key responsibilities:  Customer service, team coordination, project management, data collection and tracking, and reporting
  • Schedule: Weekdays, between 9 am and 7 pm, and occasional weekends
  • Estimated start date: Late December 2017/Early January 2018

2. Door-to-Door Outreach Ambassador

  • Key responsibilities: Customer service, outreach, data collection and tracking, and reporting
  • Schedule: Weekdays, between 11 am and 7 pm, and occasional weekend
  • Estimated start date: Late December 2017/Early January 2018

Work will include:

  • Conducting door-to-door outreach to engage and support Bay Area residents of multifamily properties in the set-up and correct usage of new recycling and composting collection services.
  • Providing excellent customer service to multifamily property owners, managers, and residents.
  • Using online data management and survey tools to manage and report on data collected during outreach.
  • Other duties as needed.

Compensation and Benefits

These temporary positions will start in late December 2017 and may continue through May 2018, depending upon work available. Temporary staff are not immediately eligible for health benefits. Cascadia will compensate Ambassadors with an hourly wage of $20+/hour, dependent on experience.
Demand for on-call work can vary as it occurs occasionally throughout the year. This work may require flexible hours, or it may have designated hours, including weekends and evenings. It can also have short periods of intensive work. These Zero Waste Ambassador positions are considered part of Cascadia’s roster of on-call employees, and as such Cascadia does not guarantee that Ambassadors will receive a specific number of work hours.


Required Qualifications
The ideal candidate will bring:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both in-person and on the phone.
  • Capabilities in electronic-based forms, Microsoft Excel, and Word.
  • Ability to thrive in a flexible, fast-paced environment.
  • Initiative, energy, creativity, and a sense of humor.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Spoken and written fluency in both English and another language, such as Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, and/or Russian.
  • Cultural competency, including the ability to connect respectfully with people from a variety of backgrounds including Spanish-speaking communities in the Bay Area.
  • A valid California driver’s license.

Other highly desirable attributes include:

  •  Ability to work outdoors, occasionally in inclement weather.
  •  Experience setting up recycling and composting programs at businesses and/or residential buildings.
  • Knowledge of and interest in solid waste, composting, and/or recycling.
  • Access to a personal vehicle.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to and indicate “Zero Waste Ambassador – Oakland – [Your Name]” in the subject line. Your cover letter should address your ability to meet the criteria in the Required Qualifications section and highlight relevant experience, education, and why you are interested in this position. Please state where you learned about the position. Review of materials is ongoing and will continue until positions are filled.

Job Categories: Environmental. Job Types: Temporary.

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