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Project Name: Organics Outreach

Posted: July 13, 2017
Deadline: August 20, 2017
Company: NYC Department of Sanitation, Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability
Location: New York City



(Service Dates: August 28, 2017-July 7, 2018)

City Agency Host Site Name: NYC Department of Sanitation, Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability

Project Name: Organics Outreach

Requested # of Member Slots in this Position: 4

Mission and Goals for the specific project in which City Service Corps member is serving: To increase residential awareness, education, and participation in various DSNY organics programs by conducting a range of outreach. They will disseminate information about organics collection program before, during, and after the initial roll out periods, through site visits, and through community engagement.

Member Position Summary: The Organics Outreach Corps Members will help increase participation and understanding for DSNYs curbside organics collection service.

Detailed Functions of Position:

  • Disseminate information about DSNY’s organics program in all 5 boroughs of NYC.
  • Conduct site visits, trainings, public presentations, and workshops on participating in organics collection service.
  • Build relationships with organizations, nonprofits, civic groups and community organizations so as to increase public awareness. Conduct tabling outreach, workshops, and post information to relevant social media.
  • Track necessary programmatic information and submit outreach reports.
  • Capture photos and stories of success around outreach activities.
  • Conduct street tree care events to encourage residents to participate in curbside composting.

Preferred Academic or Experience Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of Member:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Knowledge/interest in recycling, sustainability, civic engagement, public outreach
  • NYS driver’s license, comfortable driving in NYC
  • Diverse language skills (i.e., Spanish, Chinese, Bengali, Russian, Korean, Arabic)
  • Ability to prioritize work load and work independently
  • Strong communication and public speaking skills
  • Interest in field work and person-to-person interaction
  • Experience working with a wide range of computer applications (Excel, MS Word, Google Docs,

* Please note: The duties and responsibilities in this service positon description may be subject to change. In the rare event that there are any changes, members will be notified prior to beginning the service year and the position description will be amended. All changes will be reviewed and approved in advance by NYC Service.

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