Sustainability Specialist

City of St. Louis Park
5005 Minnetonka Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55426
United States

Government / Civil Service
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From $63,560 To $79,450
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Primary Objective of Position:
Assist in the creation and implementation of engagement initiatives for the advancement of sustainability and the Climate Action Plan (CAP). Develop and administer programs, initiatives, policies, and procedures with a strong focus on making connections, sharing information and educational materials to reach program goals. Coordinate activities with other city departments.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
 1. Provide support and assistance for sustainability division and CAP initiatives.
  • Develop and coordinate events within the community and the city enterprise to promote CAP programs, education and participation.
  • Meet with residents, businesses, community groups, and other advocacy organizations to answer questions, educate and share information.
  • Assist with preparation of reports, meetings, events and presentations as needed.
  • Work with staff to create targeted materials that will engage and educate different stakeholders on services and activities. Assist with preparation of print materials, videos, social media campaigns, and surveys.
  • Work with staff to identify and build connections with underrepresented populations.
  • Identify opportunities and assist in applying for grants, funds, or other related support programs or initiatives.
  • Assist in the creation and coordination of Climate Action Plan programs, policies and projects.
  • Assist with administration of GreenStep Cities, benchmarking and other public-facing programs.
2. Provide administrative support with data and documentation.
  • Assist with the administrative needs of the sustainability division including research, analysis, reporting, performance measurement, data documentation, presentations, and correspondence.
  • Assist with development of data systems and ongoing data entry and tracking.
  • Develop and maintain records and information for programs.
  • Implement surveys as needed to support sustainability and the CAP and examine barriers to the programs and initiatives.
  • Develop tools to evaluate effectiveness of related outreach and education programs.
3. Other
  • Coordinate meetings and provide support to environment and sustainability commission.
  • Coordinate educational events with community groups, residents, organizations, businesses and others.
  • Create and maintain email groups and mass mailing lists for marketing and outreach initiatives.
  • Attend various city/school events, make presentations, provide education/outreach, and distribute information to groups or individuals.
  • Attend committee or task force meetings as assigned.
  • Keep supervisor informed and make recommendations on critical issues.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
  • Assist in other areas of the department or in other departments as needed on projects.
  • Perform other duties and assume other responsibilities as assigned.
- Associate's degree in related field or equivalent experience.
- Previous experience in the area of environment, sustainability or outreach.
- Proven public speaking and presentation experience.
- Ability to communicate orally, electronically, and in writing with people from all cultures and backgrounds in order to achieve the city's strategic objectives for racial equity.
- Must be able to work independently, manage multiple tasks, be detail-oriented, meet deadlines, retain confidentiality, and work effectively under pressure.
- Ability to establish and maintain good working relationship with the general public, city staff, elected officials, other agencies, school districts, vendors, contractors, and others.
- Ability to physically and mentally complete all aspects of the position.
Ali Timpone
5005 Minnetonka Blvd
Minneapolis MN 55426
United States