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April 1, 2013

April 26 | Cupertino Green Program Associate

April 26 | Cupertino Green Program Associate

Program Summary: The Cupertino Green Program Associate’s time will be split between two initiatives: GreenBiz Cupertino and Growing Greener Blocks.

GreenBiz: Launched in September 2010, GreenBiz Cupertino is a new pilot program established to both champion and incentivize local Cupertino businesses that support our community by conserving energy and water, minimizing waste generation and preventing pollution.

Growing Greener Blocks: Leveraging the City’s award-winning Block Leader
Program, Growing Greener Blocks seeks to engage in cutting household energy, water and waste. Through community block-focused campaigns and utility savings
competitions, the program will support Cupertino residents by installing FREE equipment via retrofit services and developing personalized household utility conservation plans.

Key Roles and Responsibilities: The Program Associate’s duties will include, but are not limited to, reviewing and evaluating economic and environmentally eneficial measures to implement in local homes and facilities; serve as a liaison to connect residents and businesses to the myriad of free services and financial incentives available to support energy efficiency, water conservation, and resource recovery; showcase and market achievement of Growing Greener Blocks participants and Green Businesses.

Desired Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess the following ualifications: a strong commitment to social and environmental sustainability; direct experience in organizing meetings and events; excel at multitasking, managing multiple projects and work independently; interest in community engagement; experience quantifying energy use reductions; and a desire to grow written and oral communication skills.

Additional Information: Housed within the Office of the City Manager, this volunteer position requires a ten week minimum commitment and work availability of 10-20 hours/week, during the semester. Full-time commitment desired for summer positions.

How to Apply: Please send a thoughtful cover letter explaining your interest in event organizing and community engagement, your qualifications and relevant experience, and a current resume to Michela Gentile ( by Friday, April 26th.