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Sustainability Program Coordinator

San Rafael CA

Sustainability Program Coordinator

(Senior Program Manager)

Marin County, San Rafael, CA

$6,588 - $7,999 / Month


At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeling their work is meaningful, they like the work they do, and they are proud to tell people “I work for the County of Marin.” Read on to find out more about this opportunity:


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.  

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: facilitating, staffing and managing the technical working groups and executive steering committee to ensure that the groups progress toward meeting program goals on schedule; 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; collaborating with community organizations to develop a cohesive plan for promoting Drawdown efforts and initiatives; and assisting with the implementation of the Drawdown strategies upon completion of the technical report.


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.

For more detailed information about this position, including the minimum qualifications, please click here: class specification.

Filing Deadline: This recruitment will close on Friday, June 22nd at 4:00pm. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of County application and supplemental application form. Apply online at: www.marincounty.org/Jobs.  For any questions, please contact Marin County HR Dept at jobs@marincounty.org or call (415) 473-2126.  EEO/TTY EEO/TTY



Posted June 8, 2018

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