The City of Mountain View is committed to providing exceptional service to our community, and we want you to join our dynamic, talented, and professional team! Now the heart of Silicon Valley, Mountain View is home to approximately 81,000 residents and twice that many employees from a multitude of start-ups and established companies such as Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Intuit, Symantec, and many others. The Fellow will work in the Sustainability Division, located in the City Manager’s Office.
Through the Climate Corps program, the City of Mountain View is interested in hosting a Sustainability Fellow to support its expanding Sustainability program. Mountain View is looking for a candidate to help with our community engagement goals related to climate action, greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and social equity. This is a great opportunity for an outgoing, confident, detail-oriented individual with strong creative, verbal, written, and research skills who enjoys working with passionate staff and wants to make a real difference! You will engage with our residents, businesses, and city employees from across the organization.
RESPONSIBILITIES (but not limited to)
- Help implement community engagement campaigns focused on education and encouraging behavior change and home/facility upgrades among residents, businesses, and city employees
o Utilize the City’s engagement platform to communicate with, and solicit feedback from, community members
o Launch new online engagement tools and programs to help the community reduce its carbon footprint and live more sustainably overall
o Design, implement, and track competitions in the community to drive behavior change
o Design and write content for flyers, ads, and other outreach materials
o Plan, organize, and host community and employee engagement events (some during evenings and weekends)
o Update the web site, including writing and posting content
o Design and write social media content to support campaigns, including videos
- Support the Sustainability team with Council or committee meetings
o Assist with writing and publishing agendas, staff reports, and minutes
o Respond to public inquiries and assist with research as needed
o Attend evening meetings
- Conduct research on various environmental and social equity topics and compile, analyze, and summarize the data
- Help develop municipal policies and community ordinances
- Work with city staff to gather data, track metrics, and report on the City’s progress
- Assist with implementing actions in the City’s Environmental Sustainability Action Plans, such as developing a sustainability revolving loan fund program and developing a policy mandating LEED Gold for municipal buildings.
- Apply for awards
• Outgoing: a confident individual who is comfortable and enjoys engaging with the public and employees
• Verbal: is skilled in speaking to and with the public, and working with co-workers
• Written: has polished writing skills, both formally (reports) and creatively (flyers/ads)
• Detail-oriented: dots all the “i’s”, crosses all the “t’s”, and double-checks their work
• Creative: is skilled in designing flyers, brochures, and other outreach materials
• Social media: is strong in Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor, and other platforms
• Research and Analysis: enjoys conducting research and synthesizing data
• Bright: learns quickly and is not afraid to ask questions
• Energetic: takes initiative and goes the extra mile
• Quantitative: is comfortable using Excel to perform basic-to-medium level calculations and analysis
Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Environmental Studies, Business Administration, Economics, Political Science, Urban Planning, or a related field. Candidates who are completing, or who have completed, a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies/Sustainability/Science or related field are preferred.