Sustainability Specialist

City of St. Louis Park

Location: St. Louis Park
Salary: $60,498 – $75,623
Job Type: Full Time

Primary Objective: 

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 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Environment and sustainability experience in a government role.
  • Outreach and education experience.
  • Experience with program and event management.


This position is eligible for a competitive benefits package.

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