Job Opportunities at Eco-Cycle
Environmental Educator Needed by Eco-Cycle’s School Recycling and Environmental Education Program
Eco-Cycle, administrator of the award-winning Boulder County School Recycling and Environmental Education Program, is seeking an environmental educator for presentations on a wide variety of environmental topics in K-12th grade classrooms. The currently available opening is for a part-time educator, with the potential for moving into a full-time position with benefits soon. Send resume and cover letter by September 25th to: Eco-Cycle School Program, PO Box 19006, Boulder, CO 80308 or via e-mail to cyndra(at)ecocycle.org.
Job Responsibilities -
1. presentations on a wide variety of environmental topics for K-12th grade students using classroom, field trip and assembly formats
2. assist with:
a. phone surveys, web research and mailings
b. preparation of fliers, reports, letters, etc.
c. monitoring school progress in collection of recyclables and compostables
d. tabling, lunchroom monitoring and other outreach for Green Star (Zero Waste) Schools
e. assistance with special projects
3. miscellaneous duties such as purchasing supplies, delivering materials to schools, maintenance and cleaning of program equipment
1. dedication to environmental work
2. experience teaching in a classroom setting
3. love of working with children, including a wide range of ages
4. writing and computer skills
5. ability to organize time well and be flexible with changing tasks
6. reliable vehicle to provide own transport to schools (mileage paid)
7. enjoy wearing costumes, including an elf and a superhero
Working Conditions and Benefits -
1. part-time position does not include benefits, potential for moving into a full-time position with benefits.
2. leave-without-pay, June through August, annually
3. mileage reimbursement for use of own car
4. all program preparation and driving time is included as part of paid hours
5. job requires lifting loads up to 50 pounds, carrying materials up and down stairs, transferring materials in and out of a car or other vehicle
Accepting applications for:
Multi Family Unit Program Assistant **Entry Level**
Eco-Cycle, a recycling and Zero Waste non-profit based in Boulder and serving Boulder County, is hiring a seasonal, part-time Multi Family Unit (MFU) Assistant who will work in Longmont and Boulder to help the apartment and HOA communities make use of resource conversation services available to city residents. Once hired, the MFU assistant will gain excellent experience in grassroots organizing, communication, and Community-Based Social Marketing. The assistant will work with the support of the MFU Program coordinator, reaching Multi-Family unit residents door-to-door with information about proper Single-Stream recycling practices and other resource conservation opportunities in the Cities of Boulder and Longmont. The position will assist in all facets of our multiple MFU outreach programs around Boulder county, including general outreach, trainings, crafting of update letters, and much more. Will also have the chance to assist at our numerous Zero Waste Events, in order to get more hours. The ideal candidate will be independent, great with people, and be excited to make change in their community.
Hours will be weekday evening and weekend days or evenings – the schedule is flexible and somewhat dependent on weather. Applicants must have reliable transportation. Bilingual highly preferred.
$12 per hour
CDL-B Recycling Route Driver (Boulder County)
PLEASE NOTE: We are accepting applications for the CDL-B Recycling Route Driver position, but we do not currently have any openings.
Eco-Cycle is looking for a full-time driver for routes in Boulder County. As one of the country's leading non-profit recyclers, we offer a competitive salary and benefits after 90 days. Salary based on experience.
Routes run Mon. - Fri., some Saturdays. Must be familiar with Boulder County and not afraid to get dirty! Ability to lift up to 75 pounds and push and pull heavy dumpsters is required.
If you're willing to support our mission and represent our goals in action, apply in person at 6400 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. Please bring current MVR.
Must have VALID CDL-B and a clean driving record!
Eco-Cycle seeks a maintenance mechanic to troubleshoot and repair processing equipment for a large recycling center in Boulder. The right individual will need to have experience with troubleshooting and repairing industrial equipment and system issues, and be able to work safely in and around processing equipment, perform field inspections, and create maintenance reports.
Candidates must be physically able to climb ladders 20+ feet from time to time and navigate repairs in varying conditions including outdoor environments exposed to the elements. Must be a self starter who is able to manage time and responsibilities. This is generally a semi-supervised position, so self-motivation and dedication to completing tasks is a must.
Able to work on and troubleshoot hydraulic equipment.
Welding and light fabrication as needed.
Able to conduct repairs on processing equipment, conveyors, forklifts, skid steer, and front loader.
Able to communicate with equipment technicians and vendors.
Able to coordinate and inspect a preventive maintenance program.
Able to work in a team motivated environment.
Basic computer skills, MS Word and MS Excel are helpful but not a must.
Physical requirements of this position include the ability to push, pull, and lift items up to 40 (+) pounds.
Organize maintenance shop and secure maintenance equipment in order to promote efficient, safe, and secure operations.
Maybe called on after hours in case of emergency.
Bilingual in Spanish a plus
Work hours may require overtime, evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
Legally authorized to work in the United States on a regular full-time basis without restrictions.
High school diploma or GED equivalent.
Valid driver’s license.
Job salary will vary with experience. Please send a resume to .
Work at the Boulder County Recycling Center
Eco-Cycle runs the Boulder County Recycling Center and employs people on the sorting lines and running equipment. Hiring for these positions is done by this company. Please contact them for current openings.
Leadpoint USA: www.leadpointusa.com, 1-800-552-3136
Profile cutting-edge Zero Waste programs
Help Eco-Cycle develop our best practices project by researching, analyzing and summarizing programs and policies from around North America related to recycling and Zero Waste. We’re looking for someone to help this fall and are flexible on the number of hours per week. Telecommuting is an option. The job involves lots of internet research and policy analysis, writing and summaries of findings, and some email and/or phone interviews. If you’re a strong writer with good organization skills and enjoy reading about environmental initiatives, we want to hear from you. Please send a letter of interest and a resume to . This is an unpaid position.
Farmers’ Market Zero Waste Coordinator Unpaid Internship
Eco-Cycle, a recycling and Zero Waste non-profit based in Boulder County, is looking for two Farmers’ Market Volunteer Coordinators to help coordinate volunteers for the Boulder and Longmont Farmers’ Markets. Volunteer Coordinators will work closely with the Boulder and Longmont Campaigns Coordinators to get individuals, as well as groups and organizations signed up and excited to volunteer for Zero Waste at the Farmers’ Market. The Volunteer Coordinators will also assist in Zero Waste outreach, community campaigns, and social media support. This resume building opportunity will give you great hands on experience in environmental sustainability and provide a great education in Zero Waste, while developing your interpersonal and organizational skills.
· Organizing and coordinating volunteers for the Boulder and Longmont Farmers’ Markets;
· Training volunteers in the ways of Zero Waste;
· Engaging in educational conversation about Zero Waste;
· Assisting Farmers’ Market goers in resource recovery;
· Providing social media support at the Boulder and Longmont Farmers’ Markets;
The Farmers’ Market Volunteer Coordinators will work at the Boulder and Longmont Farmers’ Markets on Saturdays starting the first Saturday in June, through the third Saturday in August. Volunteer coordination work in between Farmers’ Markets is variable.
We are looking for hard-working, dedicated individuals with a passion for Zero Waste and the environment. Qualified candidates have the ability to work in a relaxed environment, have great organizational skills, excellent people skills, and an outgoing personality.
Interested in other internship opportunities? Contact us and tell us about yourself.