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Organics Outreach Associate Needed language skills- Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Hindi, Urdu

Description: The NYC Organics Collection Outreach Associate is primarily responsible for providing NYC residents that live in the organics collection areas with information about the NYC Organics Collection Program. The Outreach Associate will focus in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island to build enthusiasm about curbside organics collection service where a high concentration of residents speaks one of the following languages: Korean, Spanish, Hindi, Urdu, Mandarin, and/or Cantonese. Outreach Associates will work to increase resident participation and to lower contamination rates in the NYC Organics Collection Program on a per diem basis. Outreach Associates will be tasked with speaking with residents and answering any questions about the program. Additionally, Outreach Associates will staff information tables in the various neighborhoods receiving organics collection service and present to targeted civic groups in need of language assistance so as to educate residents about the program. Candidates must be both fluent in one of the above mentioned languages and cultures. Position Schedule Various temporary positions available. 20-40 hours/week, $20/hr Work weeks vary and may include weekend or evening work hours. Daily travel required to assigned neighborhoods that have curbside organics service. Responsibilities Explain how to participate in organics collection, including how to set-up and maintain the kitchen collector and outdoor bin. Answer questions from residents and general public during bin deliveries and at general outreach events using appropriate talking points. Take notes if residents or the general public needs follow up on an issue, and communicate concerns to the Organics Outreach Manager accordingly. Offer print materials to residents in the delivery areas. Provide outreach to local convenience stores and hardware stores to carry proper compostable bags. Track the necessary programmatic information and submit to the Organics Outreach Manager as requested

Salary $20/Hr
Type of Opportunity
Location
Field of Study Preferably in Environmental or Horticultural Science
Degree Wanted Bachelor
Special Skills & Requirements Ideal candidates will be interested in public outreach and show enthusiasm towards composting, food scrap and yard waste recycling. Outgoing public speaker, ease with interfacing with the public. Comfortable in a wide range of environments. Fluency in one of the following languages: Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Hindi, Urdu Experience with a wide range of computer applications (Excel, MS Word, Outlook, +) Able to work effectively both in teams and independently. Knowledge of NYC and familiarity with its neighborhoods. Minimum two years of related work experience. Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree (Preferably in Environmental or Horticultural Science or another related field) Preferred: access to cell phone and/or smart phone while in field. Preferred: Valid NYS driver’s license and is willing to drive, using Zip cars and/or rental cars, as needed in NYC.
Company Name Big Reuse
Contact:
Address:
Email: organicsjob@bigreuse.org
Phone:
Website: http://www.bigreuse.org/
About the Company: Nonprofit store for salvaged & surplus building materials, appliances & furniture at a discount.
How To Apply: Send resume, cover letter and references to: organicsjob@bigreuse.org with “Outreach Assistant” followed by your first and last name in the subject line of the email
Expiration Date:
(YYYY-MM-DD)
2018-03-28

 

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