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Waste Prevention Educator

Confluence Environmental Center

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Opportunity summary

Term length

06/04/2024 - 07/25/2025

Application window

05/22/2024 - 09/03/2024


Hillsboro, Oregon

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

Engage community members in waste prevention, support PlanetCon, support repair fairs, and offer technical assistance and educational materials to multifamily communities to reduce waste and improve recycling.

Opportunity description

Support Solid Waste & Recycling’s community event engagement strategy. Inform event selection. Develop, test and evaluate new educational activities at events. Support PlanetCon. This community-led, County-supported event serves over 300 households at each event, and typically two are held each year. Support Repair Fairs. The Member will assist staff in offering technical assistance to multifamily communities to improve waste and recycling collection.


  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits
  • Childcare
  • Professional training

Requirements and qualifications


Possess excellent communication skills. Ability to serve as part of a diverse team. Able to work independently on assigned tasks, with supervisory support. Attention to detail and ability to meet established deadlines. Regular and reliable attendance and dependability. Willingness/openness to learn about and discuss racial equity and social justice issues. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Possession of a driver's license valid in the State of Oregon.

Preferred qualifications

Ability to communicate orally and in writing in both English (advanced) and Spanish (intermediate). Possession of a 2- or a 4-year college degree with some education/training in communication, public relations, education, environmental studies or related fields. Experience supporting event production. We strongly encourage applicants who self-identify as part of a group that have been historically underrepresented in the environmental field to apply.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Recycling and composting programs
  • Food waste reduction
  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Individual placement
  • Urban
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor