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Work for Salt Lake City Green: We’re Hiring a New Communications Manager

Communications-Manager-PositionSalt Lake City’s Sustainability Department (otherwise known as Salt Lake City Green) is looking for a talented, motivated individual to fill a vacancy in the Sustainability Communications Manager position.

The Communications Manager works to:

  • Showcase Salt Lake City’s leadership on climate action, renewable energy, energy efficiency, recycling and waste diversion, alternative transportation, air quality emissions reduction, creating a strong local food system and supporting businesses in sustainable upgrades.
  • Educate and empower residents on the small changes they can make in their daily lives to reduce their impact on the environment and have a positive impact on their community.
  • Collaborate with other governments, non-profits and businesses to provide education to residents on sustainability issues.

The Communications Manager oversees all aspects of SLCgreen outreach including:

  • Strategic communications
  • SLCgreen electronic communications, including website, social media, blog and weekly e-newsletter
  • Media relations, in close coordination with the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office, including press releases and media events
  • Community and stakeholder engagement, including community event schedule
  • Intern program management
  • Outreach material management & design (Adobe Design Suite)
  • Event management and promotion
  • Representing SLCgreen at various speaking engagements

Tip: Take a look at the 2015 State of Sustainability Report’s Communications section (page nine) to better understand the scope of SLCgreen outreach and communications efforts to date.

Please note: The position is posted on the Salt Lake City Human Resources website as Sustainability Program Manager.

Position: SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM MANAGER
Job Code: 001744
Job Bid: 160119
Department: Public Services
Salary: (028) $25.07 – $34.24
Close Date: 3/27/2016

A ten year personal, criminal and employment background check is required by the Salt Lake City Public Services Department.

Description: Plans, develops and implements sustainability policies and programs. Administers sustainability programs such as e2 Business Program, e2 Citizen, Smart Trips, Clear the Air, and Idle Free.  Responsible for gathering data from city departments and partner organizations to track and report city and community accomplishments related to carbon reduction, energy conservation, waste diversion and recycling and increased participation in sustainable programs and behaviors. Supervises, makes work assignments and provides specific direction to assigned staff, including Sustainability Coordinators and designated interns.

Develops and implements sustainability outreach strategies and marketing campaigns to educate residents, businesses and employees about the City’s sustainability programs and policies. Provides written and oral presentations to local, national and governmental groups. Addresses community councils, city council, local groups, schools and other interested parties. Seeks opportunities to promote City’s sustainability programs in the community. Promotes SLCgreen via social media including Facebook, Twitter, SLCgreen blog, and the SLCgreen website. Collaborates on scheduling of division’s participation at community events.

Responds to media requests, citizen concerns and questions. Manages contracts and provides direction for consultants. Approves payment for services. Represents City on community steering committees, and in meetings with private, non-profit and governmental agencies.  Works in partnership with state agencies, Salt Lake County, non-profit and business groups to advance Salt Lake City’s sustainability agenda. Recommends annual budget for professional services and outreach materials. Monitors expenditures with regard to adopted budget. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, public administration, communications or related field and four years experience serving in a full-time, paid position in sustainability, environmental compliance, policy or program implementation. A Master’s degree may be substituted for up to two years of related experience required.
  • Knowledge of current trends in sustainability issues related to climate change, air quality, energy, transportation, food security, waste and recycling.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with individuals of varied backgrounds.  Ability to organize work and gain support of employees, external customers and other stakeholders.

Interested? Apply at SLCgov.com.

Salt Lake City Receives UCAIR Grant to Educate about Idle Free Ordinance

partner_fullcolorSalt Lake City Green is excited to announce that we are a recipient of a Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR) grant to refresh our outreach and engagement efforts for the City’s Idle Free Ordinance!

When Salt Lake City passed the Idle Free Ordinance in late 2011, a concerted effort to engage local businesses and the community to educate about the new ordinance and place idle free signs at key locations throughout the city was undertaken. Air quality is a top priority for Mayor Becker and the residents of Salt Lake City and the time is right to refresh our education and engagement efforts.

As we head into inversion season, Salt Lake City is thrilled to receive the generous grant from UCAIR, which will allow us to refresh our materials (website, handout, signs) and engage once again with the local business community and community at large to make sure everyone understands the benefits of being idle free, the limitations of the ordinance and how they can have a positive impact on our air quality by simply turning their key!

Look for more information soon at SLCgov.com/idlefree. In the meantime, please let us know if you have any questions about the ordinance.

If you would like to report an idling complaint in real time, please call (801) 535-6628. A Salt Lake City compliance officer will be dispatched to investigate.

 

Mayor to Host Community Conversation on Air Quality Issues

Mayor Ralph Becker invites residents to join him and a panel of local policymakers for an informal community conversation about air quality issues on Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 6-8 p.m. at Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S. 900 West.

Mayor Becker reiterated his commitment to working toward addressing the region’s ongoing air quality issues in his recent State of the City Address and outlined air quality-focused work Salt Lake City has accomplished during his administration, City efforts planned for the year ahead and the critical areas that require action by Utah state leaders.

Attendees will have an active role in the discussion as Mayor Becker and panel members answer questions, outline what is happening at the local level to improve air quality and what community members can do to help make a difference.

Joining Mayor Becker will be Salt Lake City Councilman Kyle LaMalfa, Salt Lake City Councilwoman and Breathe Utah Executive Director Erin Mendenhall and Salt Lake City Sustainability Director Vicki Bennett.

“I look forward to this opportunity to explore air quality issues with our residents and brainstorm on ways we can work together toward positive change,” said Mayor Becker. “Improving our dreadful pollution problem is going to require a wide-ranging collaborative effort that includes definitive action by state government in addition to ongoing efforts by municipal entities and all of us who call Utah home.”

This event is the first in a series of monthly gatherings at Sorenson Unity Center focused on issues important to Salt Lake City residents.

EVENT: Community Conversations with Mayor Becker

WHO: Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker
Salt Lake City Councilman Kyle LaMalfa
Salt Lake City Councilwoman and Breathe Utah Executive Director Erin Mendenhall
Salt Lake City Sustainability Director Vicki Bennett

WHERE: Sorenson Unity Center
1383 S. 900 West

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 5
6-8 p.m.

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