Job Opportunities at Eco-Cycle
Request for Proposal
Zero Waste Education Video Production
Responses due: February 28, 2017
The video described below is part of a larger project to help members of a community understand the reason for a Zero Waste “Green Star Community” and their role in helping the vision succeed.
Zero Waste, a concept Eco-Cycle has been educating all sectors of the community on for the last twenty years, is about redesigning our systems to use resources more efficiently and without the use or production of toxins. All products are designed to be reused, recycled or composted at the end of their useful lives, returning resources into the production cycle, virtually eliminating the need for landfills and incinerators and significantly reducing our impact on natural resources and our climate.
Zero Waste is one of the fastest, most efficient and cost-effective ways a community can reduce its climate impact. It is also the best strategy for reducing our collective impact on our finite resources on our one planet. Eco-Cycle’s work is to “build Zero Waste communities,” in an effort to realize the benefits of Zero Waste and take this solution as far and as fast as we possibly can. We create Zero Waste communities by working with every sector—businesses, residents, government, public events, and schools—to work together to create and engage in new systems.
Eco-Cycle has received a grant from the U.S. EPA to create a model Zero Waste “Green Star Community” in Lyons, Colorado. One element of this grant is to create a video to help the Lyons community understand the opportunities of Zero Waste and the role each community member will play in making Lyons a “Green Star” community.
Scope of Work
The contractor will:
Meet with the Eco-Cycle team at the outset of the project to discuss creative strategy, logistics, and desired outcomes.
Review the script and storyboard written by Eco-Cycle (writing the script and storyboard is NOT part of this SOW) and create a production schedule
Manage on-camera interviews, narration, music, on-screen text, and/or animation
Film and edit video for a final length of approximately 3 minutes
Provide at least 3 revisions based on feedback from the Eco-Cycle team
Utilize other branding elements created by the Eco-Cycle Team for this particular project
The contractor will deliver the following to the Eco-Cycle team:
All final video files in HD
Proof of appropriate licensing for all music and images used in the video
The EPA Grant has allowed for $5,000 for the production of a video. Because this project is grant funded, there is no room for a negotiated price for the project.
Zero Waste Education Video Scope of Work and Proposal Requirements
March 2017, Eco-Cycle will:
Create the storyboard and script for the video
Meet with the contractor at the outset of the project to discuss creative strategy, logistics, and desired outcomes
Identify and facilitate interviews with community members, etc.
Provide high resolution versions of any brand graphic elements, as needed
Provide background information and materials as needed
All proposals must include the following information:
Cover letter, including contact name, address, phone number, and email
Resume and portfolio
Description of similar projects completed
Description of the background/experience of all staff who will be working on the project
Itemized list of cost and timeline for conducting work as outlined
Three references for similar projects, with contact names and phone numbers. References must be able to comment on the performance of the videographer, as well as on the performance of the vendor as a whole.
Videographers must carry their own insurance.
Longmont and East County Campaigns Coordinator
Eco-Cycle, one of the oldest and largest recycling and Zero Waste non-profit organizations in the country, is hiring a part- time Longmont and East County Campaigns Coordinator to deliver campaigns, programs and services in the City of Longmont and other East Boulder County communities (Lafayette, Louisville, Erie, Superior, and the mountain town of Lyons). Campaign work will focus on engaging youth and adults around Zero Waste and climate change issues. This person will partner with local government staff, local environmental groups, local elected officials and volunteers to deliver programs and services as well as mobilize citizens toward advocating for change in their communities through educational and direct action campaigns. This staffer will also help to secure educational and outreach contracts with communities requesting such services.
The Longmont and East County Campaigns Coordinator will oversee Zero Waste programs in East County, as well as a 2-year EPA grant project in the Town of Lyons to create the first Zero Waste Green Star Community. The coordinator will supervise volunteers, interns and other outreach staff as needed.
The Longmont and East County Campaigns Coordinator will serve as a significant public face of Eco-Cycle, relating with volunteers, elected officials, business owners and community leaders.
- Part-time, requires some evening and weekendengagements.
Office: While much of the work is out of the office, this staffer will be housed in our Boulder office.
Reports to: Director of Community Campaigns
- Developing and implementing both educational and political programs and campaigns for Longmont andEast Countycommunities;
- Coordinate with local government staff and other community organizations or groups to implementprograms;
- Coordinate the Green Star Lyons EPA funded project(2-years);
- Recruiting, training, coordinating and appreciating volunteers andactivists;
- Developing new leaders through one-on-one meetings, group meetings andtrainings;
- Mobilizing volunteers and citizen activists for action—though rallies, public meetings, house parties,petitions, letters, emails, and calls to decisionmakers;
- Building necessary public and political support and organizing events for grassroots action needed to win Zero Waste and ClimateCampaigns;
- Collaborating closely with Eco-Cycle’s Campaigns team by supporting team members, providing creative ideas, and strategizing synergistic ways to strengthen both educational and politicalcampaigns;
- “Table”/provide informal public education at public events and publicspaces;
- Give presentations or participate in other public education opportunities as requested by communitymembers;
- Writing email alerts, letters to the editor, blogs, and social mediaposts;
- Supervising volunteers, interns and other outreach staff asneeded;
- Answer phones for front office public education support whennecessary;
- Smart, creative college graduate or post graduate with experience managing or directing grassroots campaignsor communityorganizing;
- Committed and passionate about creating social change for the good of the environment and the local andglobal community;
- Lives by an environmental ethic in terms of personal life choices andpractices; Independent and self-driven, hard worker who doesn’t need a lot of guidance or direction; able to manage self, staff and volunteers, supporting others’ work and able to solve problemscreatively;
- Track record of accomplishments in community and/or politicalorganizing;
- Excellent community organizing skills, volunteer management, strategizing and following through onorganizing campaigns andprograms;
- Excellent leadership development skills; ready to do what it takes to turn someone into a great leader; inspirational and enthusiasticpresence;
- Excellent individual and group communication skills (written and verbal); finesse in applying these skills acrossa range of relationships with a wide variety of constituents including youth, adults, and communityleaders;
- Ability to speak and present in front of groups of differentsizes;
- Strong planning and organizational skills; including excellent time management, project managementand delegationskills;
- Ability to apply creative and critical thinking to improve existingprograms;
- Familiarity with Boulder Countypreferred;
- Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and the use of socialmedia;
Salary is competitive and includes health and dental insurance, vacation and other benefits.
Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to . Position is open until filled. NO phone calls please.
CHaRM Cashier (part-time)
Eco-Cycle's Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials (CHaRM) in Boulder is looking for a part-time cashier to staff our drive-up window . Work will be on a regular schedule of Friday afternoon from 1:00 to 5:15 and Saturday from 8:45 to 5:15.
Applicants who are also available to substitute occasionally for other cashiers are preferred. Applicants must be dependable, self-directed and have excellent customer service skills. Previous cashier experience and familiarity with Eco-Cycle and recycling in general are also valued. Pay level starts at $12/hour, or as qualifications warrant. Applicants must be available to begin work during the week of October 10.
Recycling Route Driver (Boulder County)
Eco-Cycle is accepting applications for a (class B) Recycling Route Driver position. (CDL-B)
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 Tues. - Sat. 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, respond to this posting.
Must have VALID CDL- B license and a clean driving record! You may be asked to provide a current Motor Vehicle Record.
Qualified Applicants ONLY may contact Rodger at Eco-Cycle. You must complete our Driver Application. See also: https://www.ecocycle.org and http://ecocycle.org/careers to find out more about what an awesome, environmental non-profit Eco-Cycle is!
Maintenance Welder/Mechanic – Boulder, CO
Eco-Cycle requires a permanent, full-time Maintenance Welder/Helper to support the maintenance department in their aim to efficiently maintain equipment and facilities. The position is based in Boulder County. The ideal candidate will possess a positive frame of mind, cooperative team approach, and the ability to function well within a diverse maintenance team. Additional characteristicskills include a proactive and adaptive approach towards managing maintenance projects, proper attendance, and dependability. Being bilingual in Spanish is extremely helpful and a positive asset.
The key element to this position is maintaining and repairing processing equipment using knowledge of mechanical assembly, preventive maintenance, and welding skills to assure optimal operation.This role will work the second shift from 3:30pm to 12:00am with occasional overtime, supporting the company’s senior maintenance staff as required.
Complete intermediate level welding and maintenance work requiring welding with good precision
Experience in industrial maintenance fieldwith the ability to work on repairing processing equipment, conveyor belts, and hydraulic equipment.
Preventive Maintenance and repair assistance with forklifts, skid steer, and front loaders.
Provide general help to (Mechanics, Welders, etc.) in their efforts to maintain company equipment and vehicles
Ability to prepare and maintain maintenance documentation and maintenance log.
Maintain the general cleanup of shop area and assist with cleanup projects as needed.
Required to work overtime hours, one or two Saturdays per month as needed.
At least 2-5 years of diverse welding experience on various sized equipment and materials, including fabrication and adjustment related welding
Extensive experience maintaining and servicing mechanical equipment such as cars, light trucks and/or heavy equipment. Must be capable of conducting basic repairs and be able to take direction from red seal mechanics on tasks
Experienced with metal fabrication and adjustment
Sound knowledge of mechanical machinery and the tools used to maintain them
Ability to operate a variety of hand tools and power tools
Ability to operate small and large equipment such as forklifts, skid steer loaders and a man lift is an asset.
The right candidate must be physically fit, able to climb ladders 20+ feet from time to time, lifting up to 40lbs, and navigating repairs in varying conditions including outdoor environments exposed to the elements.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND WAGE:
Working in an industrial plant with Indoor and outdoor conditions throughout the year in Boulder, Co
Second shift hours from 3:30pm to 12:00am, M-F
Starting Wage: $16 - $18 per hour (depending on experience) one or two Saturdays per month required with eligibility for overtime work based on employment standards rates
Eligible for benefits after 3 months of service
HOW TO APPLY
E-mail your resume to Eco-Cycle's General Mailbox with “Maintenance-Welder-Mechanic” in the subject line. We are an equal opportunity employer and thank you for your interest. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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 Leadpoint USA. Please contact them for current openings.
Leadpoint USA: www.leadpointusa.com, 1-800-552-3136
Eco-Cycle Solutions Program Assistant: Summer
Eco-Cycle Solutions, a project of Eco-Cycle, supports communities around the U.S. as they move toward Zero Waste by providing tools, models, resources and expert advice. Our program assistant supports our website and the program in a variety of roles that vary frequently including:
- research and writing fact sheets
- research and policy analysis on Zero Waste cities
- developing blogs, enewsletters and social media outreach
- updating our website and more.
Hours: Hours/days are flexible. Ability to work offsite for small periods. Stipend is negotiable.
- Passion for the environment, particularly recycling and Zero Waste
- Excellent writing skills with ability to write for many different audiences from technical to general public
- Attention to detail a must, and ability to juggle and organize overlapping tasks in different platforms
- Software and tech savvy, and quick learner of new software. Experience in Wordpress a plus.
Zero Waste Outreach Internship: Summer and/or Fall 2016
Eco-Cycle is looking for azero waste outreach intern with one position available for the spring and one position available for the summer. This person will assist in community outreach, campaigns, website updates and social media support. He or she will also aid in data research to support our innovative Zero Waste initiatives. This resume building opportunity will provide excellent hands on experience in environmental sustainability and provide education in Zero Waste, while developing interpersonal and organizational skills.
Developing and distributing materials to recruit and connect with community volunteers and leaders
Engaging in educational conversation about zero waste with community members
Providing social media support to increase community awareness and involvement Eco-Cycle’s campaigns
Assisting in the education outreach to businesses and Multi Family communities for compliance with the new Zero Waste Ordinance for the City of Boulder
Hours: Flexible hours, 10-15
Qualifications: We are looking for a hard-working, dedicated individual with a passion for Zero Waste and the environment. A qualified candidate will have great people, organizational, and researching skills. This person will also need to take initiative, be flexible, and have a positive attitude.
Zero Waste Events Internship
Eco-Cycle is looking for an intern who is passionate about educating others on how to reduce environmental impact during large scale events in Boulder County. The intern will work under the supervision of the Event Coordinator and with volunteers and vendors to assist guests at Zero Waste events. Duties include loading, driving and unloading the events truck, setting-up and breaking-down Zero Waste Stations and event equipment, preventing contamination of the recycling and compost bins and working closely with other Zero Waste event staff. Interns will work almost exclusively on weekends.
Qualifications:Excellent communication skills, high energy, interest in environmental education, ability to be on one’s feet for several hours at a time and lift up to 50lbs.
Fall 2016 Environmental Education Internship
The Eco-Cycle Schools Department delivers 1,600 presentations annually on a wide variety of environmental topics to students throughout Boulder County, from preschool through high school. We also run the Green Star Schools Program, the first program of its kind in the nation, which helps schools Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Compost as they strive toward becoming models of Zero Waste. As of spring of 2016, there are 43 Boulder County schools in this award-winning project.
The Schools Department is looking for an intern for the fall of 2016. The intern will have the opportunity to gain experience in the field of environmental education while helping to make the overall program run more smoothly. The intern will be responsible for helping with a variety of tasks, including:
Providing support at Green Star Schools kickoff assemblies and at 5 and 10-year celebrations (including napkin making, lunchroom monitoring and working with students during assemblies).
Making educational posters for lunchrooms and preschool classrooms.
Cleaning and labeling containers for delivery to schools.
Supporting outreach efforts at Zero Waste events by educating the public at waste stations and providing fun activities for students like face painting
Training and engaging students by monitoring waste stations in the lunchrooms.
Assisting with the sorting and distribution of books for the Children’s Used Book Project.
Possibility to teach students (kindergarten through high school) in classroom settings and on field trips
The Environmental Education Intern will also have the opportunity to shadow and assist with a variety of classroom presentations and field trips to see environmental education in action. Topics may include forestry, rainforest, air quality, energy conservation, water conservation, litter prevention, household hazardous waste alternatives, as well as recycling, composting and waste reduction.
Experience and interest in working with children.
Interest and base knowledge of environmental topics.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Reliable transportation and willingness to drive to schools throughout Boulder County.
10 hours/week, flexible. May include some evenings and weekends.
This is an unpaid internship. Credit is available to college students.
About the Green Star Business program:
The Green Star Business (GSB) program is an affordable sustainability consulting program designed by Eco-Cycle to take Boulder businesses to bold new levels of sustainability. We address waste reduction, water and energy conservation, sustainable purchasing, green building, alternative transportation, staff training, and more. We provide comprehensive, long-term, customized sustainability consulting that burnishes brands, improves employee retention, appeals to customers, and supports the community.
This internship is an opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of helping companies become more sustainable. The candidate will contribute to Eco-Cycle’s work with members on sustainability strategy and implementation, as well as our core program functions. The intern will research and author blogs, templates, and other content related to both our service offerings and key sustainability issues of our members and prospects. The candidate will support social media efforts and may work within our customer relationship manager system, to identify, qualify, and research new clients for sustainability consulting work or special projects. The candidate must be open to tasks that fall outside the above description.
All candidates should ideally have:
Strong writing skills (writing sample required, see below for details)
Sustainability focused coursework or professional experience
Tech and/or business background or proficiency in one or both
Experience in sales, marketing, social media, and/or email list management tools
An interest in the intersection of sustainability and business and sustainability consulting as a career
A self-starting mindset with a high level of accountability, comfortable working independently and managing priorities, and able to use creativity to independently close gaps in information
A positive attitude, outgoing personality to communicate with our team and members in a professional manner
Location: 6400 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO
Term: Spring and/or summer 2016
Commitment: 6hrs per week, flexible
Compensation: Unpaid; college credit available
Cover letter and resume
Writing sample: Must be 500-1000 words, authored exclusively by the applicant (school paper, blog post, etc.); preferably with a focus on business or lifestyle sustainability. Published work is preferable, but not necessary.