Sustainability Program Coordinator

  • Marin County
  • San Rafael, CA, USA
  • Jun 08, 2018
Full time Climate Change/ Resiliency Communication - Public Outreach Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy Sustainability

Job Description


There is one (1) full-time fixed-term vacancy in the Community Development Agency.  This fixed-term position is funded for two (2) years and continuation is dependent upon on-going funding.  Please note, this position may end prior to two years if funding ceases or the work is complete.  Per PMR 48.2, fixed term employees are not subject to Reduction in Force rights at the completion of the term.

The Sustainability Program Coordinator will manage the Drawdown: Marin project. Drawdown is the central sustainability initiative to catalyze Marin County's efforts to respond to climate change, building on  the County's existing 2015 Climate Action Plan. It will include setting multi-year targets and incremental goals to reach carbon neutrality, adapt to anticipated impacts of climate change, and maximize economic benefit. The Senior Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for the following four core areas of work: (1) facilitating, staffing and managing the technical working groups and executive steering committee to ensure that the groups progress toward meeting program goals on schedule; (2) developing a final technical report with input from the technical working groups and community that could form the foundation for the future update to the Climate Action Plan; (3) collaborating with community organizations to develop a cohesive plan for promoting Drawdown efforts and initiatives; and (4) assisting with the implementation of the Drawdown strategies upon completion of the technical report.


The Highly Qualified Candidate: The highly qualified candidate is a critical thinker who possesses excellent collaboration, organizational, public outreach, writing and presentation skills. They have experience with community engagement and meeting facilitation. They are a culturally competent leader who can work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders with differing viewpoints. The ideal candidate has experience in drafting and/or implementing climate action plans and programs. He/she has the capacity to communicate (both orally and in writing) technical and scientific data and information to a broad audience, including decision-makers, the public, and stakeholders from agencies, nonprofits, and community organizations. The successful candidate has knowledge and/or experience in at least two of the following technical areas: renewable energy, low carbon transportation, energy efficient buildings and infrastructure, local food/food waste, carbon sequestration, and/or climate resilient communities. Additionally, a degree in a field related to the assignment, such as Public Policy, Communications, Planning, Environmental Science or Natural Resource Management, is highly desirable.

The Minimum Qualifications Are: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor's degree in a field closely related to the assigned program(s) and three years of experience providing community, educational or related services, which one year includes responsibility for program administration, planning, monitoring and evaluation. Additional related experience may substitute for the education on a year for year basis. A Master's degree in field closely related to the assigned program(s) is highly desirable

Closing date and time: 6/22/2018 at 4:00 PM Pacific Time

Remember to say you found this opportunity at


Government- Local/Regional


$6,588.40 - $7,999.33 Monthly