Job Description

Under direction of the Sustainability Communications Manager, incumbent assists with promotion, administrative support, and coordination of sustainability education and outreach for residents, businesses, and city employees. Assists in facilitating and promoting city-wide sustainability initiatives.

This is a 24-hour a week position (not to exceed 129 hours/month). The position duration is through summer with an opportunity to extend.Responsibilities
  • Assists in maintaining sustainability information and events on the SLCGreen website. Assists with SLCGreen’s social media accounts on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram. Previous experience with website management and social media is preferred, but not required.
  • Assists with the administration of weekly sustainability email digest.
  • Researches and writes articles for the SLCgreen blog covering a wide range of sustainability and environmental topics. This may include conducting interviews of staff in other City departments, as well as of key sustainability figures in the wider community.
  • Analyzing, recommending changes, and developing creative outreach material to promote sustainability initiatives with different audiences in Salt Lake City (based on neighborhood, language, age, and sector).
  • Responds to resident and business inquiries to sustainability programs.
  • Assists with managing the SLCgreen student internship program, including recruitment and management. Coordinates training and orientation for interns. Collaborates with full-time staff to identify potential projects according to department needs. Meets regularly with volunteer interns to ensure the advancement of intern projects.
  • Coordinates public outreach at community events to promote sustainability initiatives. This includes identifying and recommending events within Salt Lake City to attend, applying for booth space, mentoring and training interns on effective public engagement strategies, tabling and scheduling interns to support these events. Compiles post-event reports.
  • Organizes and keeps up to date log of outreach and education materials. Requests print bids for projects and submits print orders. Contacts government agencies to obtain outreach materials.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, public administration, political science, communications or related field.
  • Ideal candidates are passionate and knowledgeable about sustainability, and driven to help SLCgreen promote sustainability programs and behaviors to Salt Lake City residents and employees.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with individuals of varied backgrounds. Ability to organize work and gain support of employees, external customers, and other stakeholders.
  • Must be proficient using computers, Microsoft Office products and social media platforms. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.
  • Position will be expected to represent Salt Lake City at a variety of community events, including those that take place in the evenings and/or on weekends.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license or Utah driving privilege card. Ability to travel to all locations throughout the City.
  • To apply, please submit:
  • Your current resume.
  • A cover letter explaining why you’re interested in the internship, and why you’re a good fit for the position.
  • A short writing sample, ideally of something you’ve written for a blog, newsletter, or student newspaper. Otherwise submit a short academic sample.
  • Interest in writing and creating marketing material for SLCgreen.
  • Some experience or interest in digital marketing, graphic design, or journalism.

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