Needed language skills- fluency one of the following languages is a plus: Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Russian, Haitian Creole, Bengali
The NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is rolling out a city-wide Organics Curbside Collection program, collecting residential food scraps and yard waste to turn them into compost. Compost creates healthy soil, which nourishes plants. The program is also turning food scraps into clean, renewable energy. The project is in partnership with the NYC Department of Sanitation’s Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability. Learn more at nyc.gov/organics.
The NYC Organics Collection Outreach Associate position is based out of Big Reuse in partnership with DSNY to conduct program outreach, and is directly managed by the Senior Manager of Organics Outreach at DSNY.
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.
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.
Various temporary positions available.
20-40 hours/week, $20/hr
Some weekday availability required. Work weeks vary and may include weekend or evening work hours.
Daily travel required to assigned neighborhoods that have curbside organics service.
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 Coordintor 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
Ideal candidates will be interested in public outreach and show enthusiasm towards composting, food scrap and yard waste recycling.
Valid NYS driver’s license and is willing to drive, using Zip cars and/or rental cars, as needed in NYC.
Outgoing public speaker, ease with interfacing with the public. Comfortable in a wide range of environments.
Fluency in a second language
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.
Job Types: Part-time, Temporary
Salary: $20.00 /hour
License or certification:
- Driver’s License (Required)