Your role will involve educating community members about the benefits of green infrastructure, encouraging and physically assisting residents to install such practices on their homes, organizing community outreach events, and engaging neighborhood stakeholders to set goals around environmental stewardship and sustainability. You will also support our team through project administration and help us create the systems we need to grow.
Successful candidates are friendly, trustworthy, optimistic, conscientious, and enthusiastic – with a healthy attitude for fun and a quick smile! They are self-starters, mature and persistent, with a methodical approach to their work. Successful candidates are goal-oriented team players who work effectively with little oversight and enjoy an invigorating, fast-paced environment. Apparent and natural leadership skills while directing and driving our team through proactive problem solving–and plenty of thinking “outside the box”–are desirable qualities.
Qualified candidates have a bachelor’s or associate’s degree in Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, Freshwater Sciences, Urban Planning, Community Development or a related field, and have some experience working with green infrastructure, community outreach, and/or environmental education.
Skills & Needs
- Experience with project coordination
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, as well as social media platforms including Facebook.
- A driver’s license, ready access to a vehicle, and are familiar with and feel comfortable working in Milwaukee north side neighborhoods and with neighborhood and community organizations.
- Physically able to lift 50 lbs., dig rain gardens, use tools to install rain barrels, and get your hands dirty planting native plants among other outdoor tasks.
This is a limited-term, part-time (typically 20-30 hours per week) position through the remainder of calendar-year 2017. It is a salaried position offering competitive pay and benefits. The possibility of continuation in 2018 is contingent on performance and funding. Our Milwaukee office is located in the heart of Milwaukee’s 30th Street Industrial Corridor.
If this sounds like you, please call us today at (414) 939-6757 and make your pitch on why you’re a great fit for the job.
The deadline to apply is May 14th, 2017.