Sustainability Specialist - City of Evanston

Deadline:  June 26, 2017

Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications, but in most cases is no higher than the midpoint for range.


This position serves as one of two staff positions in the City of Evanston Office of Sustainability and reports to the Sustainability Coordinator. The primary role of the position will be to support the operations and programming of the Office of Sustainability through data organization and analysis, office communications and engagement. The majority of the data related analysis will revolve around the City’s greenhouse gas emissions inventory, climate action planning, solid waste management and STAR Community Rating System reporting. Work also includes implementing waste reduction programming and promoting the City of Evanston’s sustainability programs and projects through social media, the City’s website, awards and community events.


The City of Evanston seeks to provide a compelling and comprehensive work experience for a self-motivated individual interested in pursuing a career in local government and sustainability. The City has a longstanding history of sustainability achievements and progress and is recognized as a national leader in the field. The Sustainability Specialist will have the opportunity to develop and lead projects, work with senior staff, collaborate with various City departments and participate in significant engagement efforts with community groups and organizations. This position will prepare the individual for a successful career in professional local government and sustainability work, provide exposure to innovative and cutting edge ideas and industry best practices, and allow opportunity to showcase talents and abilities to benefit the City and the community in lasting ways.