StopWaste.Org - Environmental Education Assistant Job Opening
StopWaste.Org is the Alameda County Waste Management Authority and
Recycling Board, an integrated public agency whose mission is to
provide the most environmentally sound waste management program for
the people of Alameda County. The Agency is charged with providing
programs to reduce the amount of material going into landfills.
Environmental Education Assistant - Intermittent
Category: Agency Posting Position
Salary: Hourly-Intermittent: 20-30 hours a week $20.00 per hour; no
fringe benefit (except for FICA)
Location: irecycle@school Education Center at the Davis Street
Final Filing Date: 3/21/2008
Job Description: Three positions available
The Environmental Education Assistant assists in the operation of the
irecycle@school Education Center field trips for 4th and 5th grade and
high school classes at the located at the Davis Street Transfer
Station. The position receives day-to-day direction from the Education
Center coordinator or program manager and reports to work at the Davis
Street Transfer Station in San Leandro CA, operated by Waste
Management Inc. The program is overseen by a senior program manager
located at the StopWaste.Org offices. View the program website here.
Selected candidate(s) for the position must be able to provide own
means of transportation.
Example of Duties
School Field Trip Instruction and Program Support
Assist with confirming field trips including confirming buses,
assembling teacher confirmation packets, copying handouts and
acquiring brochures, and communication with teachers or schools.
Assist with field trip set-up and clean-up including preparing
Education Center, activity props, safety equipment, and pre-and
post-field trip materials for teachers.
Conduct field trips which includes: using principles and methods of
environmental education instruction (provided in training), ensuring
that teachers, chaperones and students know and follow safety rules;
maintaining appropriate classroom decorum; using age-appropriate
examples of reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost with students;
assisting with hands-on activities; following a developed curriculum
Conduct information gathering and field trip curriculum updating as
needed to ensure accuracy and quality of program.
Participate as needed in debriefing Agency staff regarding Education
Center program and administrative functions connected to the Education
Assist with marketing of field trips which includes visiting schools,
preparing mailings and communicating with teachers.
Assist with ongoing maintenance of on-site worm bins, Biostack compost
bin and Bay-Friendly garden as needed.
Position starting in May: Duties will include assisting with summer
field trip program, program development, evaluation and other tasks
related to the irecycle@school program.
Other irecycle@school School Programs Duties
Assist with teacher training workshops providing support on set-up,
material preparation, and hands-on activities.
Assist with Wonders of a Worm Bin classroom presentations as needed.
Assist with processing registration for Wonders of a Worm Bin
Assist with other tasks related to the irecycle@school program as needed.
Assisting with entering evaluation data into database, and other
information into appropriate logs or spreadsheets.
Tracking and documenting work hours.
Answering telephone as needed and taking messages.
Assisting with other tasks related to the irecycle@school program as needed.
Knowledge of education and/or experience in teaching an environmental
message to students (primarily elementary grades) in a non-formal
education setting. Knowledge of the integrated waste management
hierarchy and the concepts of reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost
and/or other environmental scientific processes or issues.
Ability to organize thoughts and effectively communicate both orally
and in writing; be self-directed; manage personal time and be
punctual; prioritize tasks; willingness to learn new skills;
communicate and participate in a team setting; lift 50 pounds; work in
an outdoor setting where there are loud sounds, dust, and various
Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with colleagues, partners, and the public and provide
quality customer service. Computer skills including word processing,
spreadsheets, database entry, e-mail and Internet research.
Any combination of experience and education that would demonstrate
possession of the required knowledge and abilities for the position: a
typical way to obtain this knowledge would be college course work in
education, environmental education, environmental science or related
field or experience providing environmental education or working with
school age students.
Familiarity with communities in Alameda County, familiarity with
current waste management issues and practices, ability to speak
Hours and Rate of Pay
Start Date: The irecycle@school Education Center has three positions
available. One position will start May 27, 2008; the other two will
start September 2, 2008.
Hours: between 20-30 hours per week (up to 1,000 hours). May
occasionally include Saturday, late afternoon, and evening hours;
these would be scheduled in advance.
Schedule: Position that starts May 27, 2008: schedule will be
determined based on workload. Tentative ending date will be in
December 2008 depending on the needs of the Agency and available hours
for the position.
Positions that start September 2, 2008: the schedule will be
Monday 9:00 – 3:00
Tuesday 9:00 – 3:00
Wednesday 9:00 – 2:00
Thursday 9:00 – 3:00
Friday 9:00 – 3:00, plus additional scheduled events.
Ending date for these two positions will be June 12, 2009.
Pay: $20.00 per hour
An Equal Opportunity Employer
How to Apply
Submit a cover letter, resume, supplemental questions and required
Attn: irecycle@school Education Center
1537 Webster Street
Oakland, CA 94612
phone (510) 891-6500
Obtain the required application, including required supplemental
questions, by calling or downloading here.
Deadline for the receipt of applications is 5:00 p.m. March 21, 2008.
No postmarks or faxes accepted.
Nothing contained in this job announcement is intended to create an
employment contract, implied or explicit with the Alameda County Waste
Management Authority and Recycling Board.
An Equal Opportunity Employer