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Schools Sustainability Associate - I

The School Sustainability Associates (SSAs) provide opportunities for teachers, students and schools champions to directly contribute to the sustainability of their school and community by providing educational tours at our two Education Transfer Stations, in-class or virtual teacher training and instructional support for student action projects for elementary, middle, and high school classrooms and student groups throughout Alameda County. This educational support may include an introduction of environmental principles, student-led environmental waste 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 Carbon Farming projects. School Sustainability Associates work in a team environment at schools, at the educational field trip centers, residences, at the agency, and in multiple community venues.

The position(s) receive day-to-day direction from a StopWaste Program Manager and Project Coordinators or designees and reports to work at the StopWaste agency office and/or the Educational Field Trip Centers as assigned. Candidate must be willing to travel to school sites throughout the county on a weekly basis.

Application Procedure for Associates

Applications and correspondence will 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.

The required application can be downloaded at  Application packets may also be dropped off or mailed to the StopWaste office:

ATTN:  Pat Cabrera, Administrative Services Director
1537 Webster St.
Oakland, CA  94612

Please note that at the current time, we can only accept in-person drop-off applications on Mondays between 10am and 4pm.

Filing deadline:   9/20/21 @ 5:00 pm. 

Application postmarked or received after the deadline will not be accepted.