Location: California-San Diego
Mission(s): Education
Job Type: Full Time
Posted On: Jan 29, 2019

Education: Some College
Career Level: Mid Career (2+ Years Experience)
Nonprofit Experience: Desired / Not Required



I Love A Clean San Diego is in the business of change. Help us awaken passion and inspire environmental action as we work to improve the health and beauty of San Diego. If you're looking for a dynamic, impact-driven organization that values passion and professionalism, we want to meet you! I Love A Clean San Diego is passion in action.

REPORTS TO: Education Manager

TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: Full time, Non-Exempt

PAY RATE:  $16/hr; mileage reimbursement ($0.58 or current CA reimbursement rate)

The Adult Education Specialist shall be responsible for supporting ILACSD’s Education Department to implement its adult education programs, contracts, grants, and events. This staff member will run the organization’s community workshop program, including creating and developing additional content, conducting outreach to recruit participation including new audiences, facilitating workshops, and leading support staff.  Duties will also include marketing and scheduling adult presentations and community outreach booths. The staff member will present to companies and community organizations, as well as attend events throughout San Diego County.


  • Coordinate and implement contract and grant programs within ILACSD’s Education department
  • Develop, research, schedule, and market approximately 20 community workshops annually focused on waste reduction and sustainability
  • Prepare materials for upcoming workshops
  • Lead workshop content development under direction of the Education Manager
  • Lead a team of educators in executing day-of workshop details, including event setup, education stations, activities, and wrap-up
  • Market, schedule, and deliver both free and fee for service educational presentations to adult audiences, including companies, community groups, and more
  • Research and schedule over 200 ILACSD outreach booths annually at corporate and community events, fairs, and festivals
  • Track and report delivered and scheduled programs toward achievement of goals and objectives
  • Manage the maintenance and care of department supplies, inventory, purchasing, and proper and timely storage
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders, including community groups/organizations, civic organizations, clubs, corporations, and governmental agencies
  • Assist with the Education Department events (Kids’ Ocean Day and others as needed)
  • Attendance at various community events



  • Attend community meetings when appropriate to further expand organization’s presence in the community
  • Additional organizational and community support as necessary
  • Other duties to support the ILACSD team


Position Requirements

  • College degree; environmental and/or education background/experience
  • In depth knowledge of leading edge practices in waste reduction and innovative solutions to empower individuals to reduce waste
  • Knowledge of stormwater pollution prevention, waste diversion, and zero waste lifestyles
  • Proven experience inspiring behavior change among diverse community members
  • Event planning experience
  • Ability to educate, inspire, and empower groups of all sizes, ages, and demographics
  • Effective communication skills for diverse audiences, including strong writing skills and public speaking skills
  • Commitment to working in a team environment
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot event challenges efficiently and confidently
  • Demonstrated personal commitment to live a zero waste lifestyle
  • Reliable transportation; ability and willingness to travel
  • Ability to work weekends and/or evenings
  • Microsoft Office proficiency (especially PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

 Compensation & Benefits

  • Paid time off (PTO) plan
  • Employer-sponsored health and dental plans
  • Generous paid holiday schedule
  • Alternative Work Schedule opportunity after 90 days

I Love A Clean San Diego is a values-driven organization. It is essential all team members exhibit ILACSD’s following core values and office culture:


Core Values

Live the mission

Inspire environmental change

Value partnerships

Exhibit positive attitude


Office Culture:

Communicate openly to ensure collaboration

Understanding and supportive of each other and the team

Respect others and value their opinions

Encourage learning and growth


I Love A Clean San Diego is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

To apply: please send resume, availability, and cover letter to Emily Nelson, Education Manager, at with “Last Name, Adult Education Specialist” in the subject line.

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