SUSTAINABILITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR

$49,579 - $55,000 yearly
  • Town of Chapel Hill
  • Town of Chapel Hill, Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  • Jul 20, 2022
Full time Community Engagement Sustainability

Job Description

Summary

This position supports the Office of Sustainability and Resilience by implementing and communicating about the Town's Climate Action and Response Plan. This position will focus on outreach and communications and will create, implement, and manage multiple projects and programs.  

THIS POSITION MAY CLOSE AT ANYTIME AFTER 07/25/2022.IF QUALIFIED CANDIDATE(S) ARE IDENTIFIED. 

Essential Functions

Leads outreach and communications for the Office of Sustainability and Resilience, including social media, website management, news content development, and in-person events (in coordination with other Town departments). 

Leads or oversees projects and programs, including scoping, planning, communication, coordination of resources, status reporting, project review, and evaluation. 

Builds community relationships and partnerships to support the Town’s goals for sustainability, climate action, and racial equity. 

Researches, identifies, and evaluates the feasibility of new opportunities for projects and programs to support Council goals and initiatives that advance climate action, sustainability and racial equity. 

Provides staff support to Town Advisory Boards, committees, and internal and external customers. 

Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned. 

Supervision Exercised 

Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, or temporary employees. 

 

Physical Demands 

The work requires sitting at a desk or table, with intermittent standing or stooping. Infrequent prolonged periods of standing and walking may be required during outreach events.  The employee uses equipment requiring a moderate degree of dexterity. Occasional outside work. 

 

Work Environment 

The work is typically performed in an office environment. Work is occasionally performed outside the office in other indoor locations and outside in connection to programs, projects or related initiatives. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

An equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job 

Knowledge of: 

  • Communications strategies, tools, and practices 

  • Community work  

  • Project management  

  • Program administration and management 

  • Customer service  

  • Critical thinking and analysis 

  • Racial equity and environmental justice 

  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods 

  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies 

  • Budgeting 

  • Federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment) 

 

Ability to: 

  • Manage multiple projects and programs simultaneously 

  • Gather data, analyze findings and apply logic and reason 

  • Coordinate deadlines, prioritize work demands and assign or monitor work performed 

  • Research industry trends, solutions and best practices 

  • Plan, organize, supervise, and carry out complex research projects effectively and simultaneously 

  • Interpret, monitor and report financial information and statistics 

  • Author and prepare original reports, documents and presentations 

  • Interpret and apply applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment) 

  • Use a computer and relevant software applications 

  • Develop and communicate complex ideas through public communications channels 

  • Develop and facilitate/coordinate public meetings and events 

  • Write grant proposals 

  • Communicate effectively orally, in writing, and through graphic design 

  • Model behavior that is consistent with our values of RESPECT 

 

Education and Experience 

Bachelor's Degree in biology, environmental science, communications, or a directly related field and two years of professional environmental and/or sustainability analysis or program administration experience 

OR 

An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation 

 

Certifications 

Possession of or the ability to obtain a valid driver’s license North Carolina issued by the state of NC and the availability of private transportation or the ability to provide transportation between job sites is required