Toxics Reduction Educator and Outreach Specialist, temporary

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, March 20, 2017, 5:00pm



Portland, OR
United States

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Job Description:

The Toxics Reduction Educator and Outreach Specialist performs a variety of duties to support public outreach and education related to Metro's toxics reduction program.  This position will work on a temporary basis in a part-time capacity (up to 30 hours per week, including evenings and weekends) both in the office and in the community to support this important regional program.  This position will work collaboratively with education specialist and is supervised by the Resource Conservation and Recycling Education Manager.  This temporary assignment is expected to run until November 2017.

The Toxics Reduction Educator and Outreach Specialist position performs duties which may include developing, coordinating and presenting educational programming for adults and children. With a customer service mind set and as an ambassador for Metro and regional toxics reduction, the ideal candidate is an outgoing, self-starter with exceptional oral and social communications skills.

With experience in education and outreach, staff in this position will coordinate, schedule and conduct outreach and education at community events in a variety of venues (including non profits, public/community events, multicultural events) and permanent Metro owned sites. The position may coordinate the work of volunteers and interns. Spanish proficiency is desired.

At Metro, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.


  • An associate's degree in education, health or a field relevant to the program area;
  • Two years of administrative, adult education, sales or other experience related to the program area;
  • Ability to work a variety of day, evening, weekday and weekend shifts;
  • Or, any combination of education and experience, which would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job.
  • Requires the possession of a valid driver's license.

How to Apply:

To apply: visit for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.