Technical Outreach Representative

Sustainable Living Center

job description

Sustainable Living Center

$mart Business Partner Program

Applications due by 7/22/2019

 

JOB  DESCRIPTION

 

TITLE:                        Technical Outreach Representative

 

PERIOD COVERED: July 1, 2019 – December 30, 2021

 

REPORTS TO:          Project Coordinator

 

SUPERVISES:           Not Applicable

 

HOURS REQUIRED: Up to 20 hours per week (flexible schedule but most to be performed during business hours)

 

COMPENSATION:    $25-30/hour - Depending on experience and qualifications

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION/BASIC FUNCTION:     

The Technical Outreach Representative for the $mart Business Partner Program works with businesses to encourage their adopting voluntary practices to protect, preserve, and improve the environment as well as their economic bottom line.  Businesses meeting the program’s criteria can become a member of the $mart Business Partner Program and display a decal to that effect in their window. 

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Outreach: 

Work with businesses to adopt conservation goals, facilitate reaching those goals, and measure progress.  Specifically, contact active, semi-active, and past $mart Business Partner and soloicit their continued or renewed participation in the program and introduce at least 100 businesses in the water and energy intensive as well as other industries to the $mart Business Partner Program with the goal of at least 50 becoming $mart Business Partners. Goals cover areas such as energy (utility), purchasing, toxics, water, and waste reduction.  Assist businesses to apply to become $mart Business Partners.  Limited participation in public events may be involved as a way of advertising the program to businesses.

 

Educational Tools

In cooperation with the Project Coordinator, prepare hand out materials as necessary, suggest updates to the $mart Business Partner Guide, and distribute decals to businesses earning them.

 

Activity Tracking and Reporting:  Track and record businesses contacted, businesses visited, goals set and completed, quantities reduced, cost savings

 

SKILLS REQUIRED:


  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all types of business owners

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate potential cost savings by reducing energy, materials, toxics, waste, and water

  • Demonstrated ability to work in an organized and efficient manner

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn new skills

  • Demonstrated ability to make a project grow


 

 

 

SKILLS DESIRED:


  • Demonstrated ability to identify potential resources to help businesses meet their goals

  • Bi-lingual in spanish


 

WORKSITE:  

Work is typically performed both in an office setting and in the field, working with businesses on site. 

 

GENERAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:


  • Concentration:  Situations encountered may be unclear and require clarification and anaylysis. 

  • Judgment/Temperament:  Must have enthusiasm for work and be able to display tact and diplomacy when encouraging businesses to participate in the $mart Business Partners Program


 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:


  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Business experience (understanding needs of business owners)

  • Basic knowledge of environmental conservation/reduction principles

  • Basic computer skills, including the ability to use e-mail, MS Word, and Excel, and the ability to do Internet research.

  • Basic math skills to calculate cost savings


 

NOTE: This is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended to describe all duties the employee may perform.

 

 

 

APPLICATION DETAILS:

Submit Application, Cover Letter and Resume via WorkSource (https://seeker.worksourcewa.com/)

 

For qustions, contact:

 

Erendira Cruz, Director - director@slcww.org

Sandra Cannon, Program Coordinator - cannon@ecopurchasing.com

contact information

business: Sustainable Living Center
contact: Erendira Cruz
address: 640 Water Center Drive
Walla Walla, WA 99362
phone: 509-524-5228 (Call Now)
website: http://www.slcww.org