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Sustainable CT Employment Opportunities


(updated December 30, 2022)
 

Program Assistant - applications due February 2, 2023

2023 Sustainable CT Fellows - applications due February 20, 2023

Equity Coaches - applications due January 23, 2023

 


Program Assistant

We seek talented and creative professionals who share a passion for our mission, dedication to equity and inclusion, and a commitment to creating new models to address civic engagement and the climate crisis.  We are currently seeking candidates to fill the position of Program Assistant.

General Experience and Qualifications

  • Dedication to Sustainable CT’s mission, work, and team
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written
  • Understanding of the interconnected concepts of sustainability in the Sustainable CT roadmap, with specific expertise in some areas
  • Work style embraces:  creativity, fun, flexibility, co-creation, eagerness to learn new things, comfort in taking risks, and trust
  • Ability to work independently and in a virtual work environment and collaborate closely with the team
  • Strong organizational and project management skills with a focus on detail and quality; proven ability to prioritize and successfully balance multiple deadlines
  • Experience in building relationships and partnerships with a diverse range of people and organizations
  • Strong understanding of Connecticut and experience working with municipal government
  • Dedication to equity and inclusion, lived or professional diversity experience
  • Eagerness to respond to changing program needs, innovate, and explore creative solutions  
  • Track record as a self-starter who is comfortable making your own schedule and creating structure around your day
  • Proficiency with standard office technology and software (MS Office Suite, Google Drive, etc.)
  • Ability to have a regular presence in events throughout Connecticut
  • Two to four years of experience in supporting program implementation (desired)

Program Assistant Requirements, Roles and Responsibilities, Salary Range

  • Help support key programs.  For example: recruit new towns into Sustainable CT and support participating towns in accordance with program strategy and goals; help implement, track, and support opportunities for town input (surveys, focus groups, meetings); organize and manage processes and information for tracking municipal certification process; review municipal certification submissions; organize and manage processes to communicate and track Sustainable CT events
  • Research, collect, and organize data and information to support all programs
  • Help draft grant proposals and reports
  • Help schedule and assist with stakeholder outreach and initiatives
  • Provide outreach and make presentations to help towns and residents understand Sustainable CT programs and the value of participating in Sustainable CT
  • Support towns in understanding the Sustainable CT roadmap of actions and implementing actions that help communities thrive, be resilient, and offer a great quality of life to all residents
  • Assist with research on best practices and help edit and draft new actions for the Sustainable CT roadmap
  • Help plan workshops, webinars, and events for towns and other stakeholders
  • Provide administrative support
  • Perform other related duties that help advance our organization and mission
  • Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000

Grant Funded

Sustainable CT is a 501c3 charitable organization that relies completely on grant funding.  This employment opportunity is for a full-time, at-will position.  All positions are dependent on the availability of continued grant funding.

Work Location

Sustainable CT operates as a predominantly virtual organization, with in-person team gatherings and/or in-person meetings throughout Connecticut a few times each month.  Candidates must have a professionally appropriate home office or other remote workspace and must be willing and able to travel independently throughout the state regularly (personal vehicle mileage and transit fares will be reimbursed). 

Timeline

We invite candidates who are available as soon as possible as well as those who may not be available until after graduation in Spring of 2023.

How to Apply

Please submit the following to [email protected] before 8:00 am on February 2, 2023:

  • Written OR video cover letter (no longer than 1 page or 2 minutes) highlighting what makes you an ideal candidate for this position and our team
  • Resume

2023 Sustainable CT Fellows

The Sustainable CT Fellowship Program will place highly qualified fellows across the state’s Councils of Governments (COGs) to help cities and towns become registered, certified, or recertified with Sustainable CT during the summer of 2023. The COGs serve as Connecticut’s regional planning organizations. Click here for more information on COG locations.

Fellows will assist cities and towns within the various COG territories and will assist on COG projects that align with Sustainable CT goals. Fellows may or may not be physically sited in a COG office; there may be opportunities for remote or hybrid work locations. 

Fellows will gain valuable experience working within a professional setting and will be directly engaged with cutting-edge sustainability initiatives, local government operations, and regional coordination and operation. Hear from former Fellows about their summer experience.

View past Sustainable CT Fellows.

 

 

How to Apply


Requirements

 

Students must be enrolled in a post-secondary degree program. Students must be either enrolled in a Connecticut college or university or a permanent resident of the state. Students must have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or above and be registered to take classes in the fall of 2023. Students of all majors will be considered.

 

Technical Skills

 

Candidates must demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills, and be familiar with Microsoft Office applications.

If you have any questions about your application please call Mary Dickerson at 860-259-4762, or email [email protected] at Sustainable CT.

 

Application

 

To apply please send the following documents to [email protected]:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for 3 references (must include a phone number for each reference)
  • Writing sample (no more than 3 pages/1500 words)
  • Copy of unofficial transcript
  • List of top 3 preferred COG locations

Timeline

  • Applications are due to Mary Dickerson ([email protected]) no later than Monday, February 20, 2023.
  • Sustainable CT will notify selected candidates by April 4, 2023.

 

Fellowship Job Duties


Sustainable CT Fellow duties include:

  • Research sustainability initiatives in Connecticut municipalities.
  • Inform municipalities of resources, grants, success stories, for implementation of Sustainable CT actions.
  • Assist municipal staff and leaders in performing and documenting sustainability initiatives for Sustainable CT certification.
  • Maintain open communication channels with relevant municipal staff and elected officials.
  • Identify opportunities for multi-town collaboration between Sustainable CT municipalities.
  • Research implementation strategies and resources for towns pursuing different actions.
  • Identify potential partners/resources, i.e. in-town non-profits or organizations.
  • Participate in Sustainable CT Fellow trainings and events.
  • Assist with COG projects that align with Sustainable CT objectives.
  • Produce an end of internship report that documents successes and areas for improvement.

 

Other Important Information


Duration

  • The fellowship program will run approximately 12-weeks during the summer (roughly May 30 - August 25).
  • Start/end dates will be determined by the Fellow and their assigned COG.

Work Location

  • Sustainable CT will follow all current COVID-19 safety guidelines. At present, most COGs will be operating with a hybrid in-office schedule. If hybrid persists, Fellows will report as determined by their COG supervisor to their assigned COG office. All attempts will be made to place Fellows at their preferred COG location.
  • A list of CT COG locations can be found here.
  • Housing is not provided.

Pay

  • This is a paid fellowship ($16.00 per hour).
  • Fellows may work up to 40 hours per week.

Transportation

Transportation is not provided.

Equal Opportunity

Sustainable CT, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  Sustainable CT, Inc. will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity or expression, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, criminal record, intellectual disability, mental disability or physical disability, including, but not limited to, blindness, unless it is shown by Sustainable CT that such disability prevents performance of the work involved, in any manner prohibited by the laws of the United States or of the State of Connecticut.

 


Request for Qualifications for 2023 Equity Coaches
 

Sustainable CT seeks dynamic, organized, and committed individuals to join our equity support network and serve as Equity Coaches. Each Equity Coach will work with municipal staff and volunteers throughout Connecticut, the Sustainable CT staff, and other stakeholders. The Equity Coach is primarily responsible for providing direct support to municipalities seeking certification under the Sustainable CT program, including, but not limited to, guidance on building more inclusive and welcoming processes to change decision-making and co-create equitable municipal operations, practices, and programs. Qualified candidates will have a passion for our mission, strong communication skills, and successful experience working on initiatives to advance equity.

We are contracting with multiple Equity Coaches for 2023.  These are part-time, contracted positions for one calendar year. 

Equity Coaches will be matched with registered Sustainable CT municipalities and must commit to providing a minimum of 6 hours of services per month (includes municipal coaching, coach training, and occasional meetings with Sustainable CT staff). Coaches will work remotely and hold coaching sessions and meetings virtually or at locations that meet the municipalities' needs. Coaches arrange their own work schedules, though we anticipate most municipal interaction occurring between 9am – 5pm, with the potential for some evening meetings. Travel throughout the state of Connecticut may be required.

The Request for Qualifications is available HERE.  An audio file (MP3) of this RFQ is available HERE.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit the following to Nicole Govert at [email protected] by noon on January 23, 2023:

  • Written OR video cover letter (no longer than 1 page or 2 minutes) highlighting what makes you an ideal candidate. Please include: an overview of your experience that has prepared you to successfully provide the types of services listed above; your approach to coaching; and the approximate minimum and maximum number of hours per month you could commit to providing equity coaching services;
  • Your resume or CV.
     

Learn More About Sustainable CT

You may learn more about our organization and our staff through the video below and by joining our zoom Coffee Hours at 10:00 am on the third Friday of each month, or any Sustainable CT events. You are also welcome to call anyone on our team to find out more about who we are.