GrowNYC is a 51-year-old environmental nonprofit organization - helping more than 3 million New Yorkers by providing essential services and taking action to make NYC a livable city, one where every person can enjoy a healthier, more sustainable life.
About Zero Waste Schools
Since 2010, GrowNYC’s Zero Waste Schools Program (ZWS) has developed model recycling programs and designed unique and engaging educational materials for use at public schools throughout NYC. Working in partnership with the NYC Department of Education (DOE) Office of Sustainability, and the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability, ZWS provides on-the-ground support to NYC public schools receiving Organics Collection services from DSNY.
Our programing has been instrumental in increasing recycling and organics collection rates in the largest school system in the United States and introducing the next generation of New Yorkers to the importance and the practices of waste reduction and recycling. We make a sustained investment to each school we partner with: site visits, remote visits, training for teachers, student education, special events, action plans, and technical support all ensure schools are not only sorting recyclables, trash and organics correctly, but students and staff are aware of the larger issues surrounding waste and taking actions to reduce waste.
ZWS Outreach Coordinator (F/T, Non-exempt)
The Outreach Coordinator will serve as a key point of contact and support for schools receiving DSNY curbside compost collection services. The Outreach Coordinator will provide on the ground operational and educational support, engaging all members of a school community in adopting sustainable waste sorting and reduction behaviors. Outreach Coordinators work independently in the field but are a part of an 11-member team, including 9 Outreach Coordinators
Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to)
Reporting to the Zero Waste Schools Program Director and Assistant Director, the Outreach Coordinator areas of responsibility include:
NOTE: All offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of the DOE Eligibility Clearance Procedures, which include, but are not limited to, DOE fingerprinting procedures and background investigations, as well as final funding approval from the City of New York.
Funding: GrowNYC ZWS has been funded by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) for the past 11 years with various contract renewal periods ranging from 1-5 years. The current funding is for 1year, beginning in July 2021 – June 30, 2022. The ZWS Outreach Coordinator position is funded for this one-year period ending June 30, 2022, with the possibility of extension pending further contract renewal.
Schedule: This position is full-time, non-exempt, Monday-Friday, field-based position working in NYC K-12 schools throughout the five boroughs. Majority of time will be spent engaging school partners with some work from home and in-office time as needed.
Compensation: The full-time, non-exempt ZWS Outreach Coordinator position pays $51,500 per year, and includes benefits (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long term disability, pension plan, and paid time off).
Please submit resume, cover letter, and 3 references.
Interviews will take place on a rolling basis.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday, July 6, 2021.
GrowNYC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer and hires without regard to race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation or physical disability.
GrowNYC is a 51-year-old environmental nonprofit organization - helping more than 3 million New Yorkers by providing essential services and taking action to make NYC a livable city, one where every person can enjoy a…