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Schools Sustainability Associate

The School Sustainability Associates (SSAs) provide opportunities for teachers, students and schools-based groups to directly contribute to the sustainability of their school and community by providing educational tours at our two Education Transfer Stations, in-class teacher training and instructional support for student action projects that enable elementary, middle, and high school classrooms and student groups throughout Alameda County.

Teaching a curriculum to students, while modeling lessons for teachers, students are engaged in sustainability issues through an educational approach which may include: an introduction of environmental principles, student-led environmental audits of school and home resource use, activities for student action to reduce the school’s environmental footprint, outreach and education by students to the larger community, and reflection on and celebration of progress and achievements. In addition, SSAs may work and collaborate on agency initiatives, like school infrastructure, provide technical assistance and training to diverse audiences and promote campaigns, such as the agency’s Stop Food Waste community outreach campaign, and Lose Your Lawn project. School Sustainability Associates work in a fast-paced team environment at schools, at the educational field trip centers, residences, at the agency, and in multiple community venues.

Hours and Rate of Pay

Start Date: Positions are available starting Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
End date: June 30, 2018
Pay: $20.00-$25.00 per hour
Hours: Between 20-29 hours per week, up to 1,000 hours during the 2017-18 fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. Occasionally includes early mornings before 8am, late afternoons, Saturdays, and evening hours; these would be scheduled in advance. There are two-three weeks of unpaid leave during the winter holidays and one-two weeks unpaid during school districts’ spring breaks.


Applications and correspondence will only be accepted through email. Please email the following documents to and include the position title Schools Sustainability Associate in your cover letter and email subject line. Include:

  1. Cover Letter referencing the position title
  2. StopWaste Application
  3. Resume

This position will remain available until filled.  Interviews will be in person or via Skype.  The required application can be downloaded at:

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