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ECOSS Eco Events Steward Volunteer Internship
Reports to:
Sustainable Business Associate

Goal of position:
Assist the Sustainable Business Associate with planning and implementing Don’t Drip & Drive testing events; assist with other events and activities as available and assigned.

The Intern will assist ECOSS with outreach, planning and implementing Don’t Drip & Drive testing events, including advertising, organizing, phoning, coordination of materials and supplies, volunteer management, and other tasks associated with implementing large scale outreach events. The intern will assist with pre-event activities, planning, and assisting with events. For a description of the events, please see the following link: http://www.piercecountywa.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/2413

Time Commitment:
10-20 hours per week, based on need for planning and/or implementation of events, and between 6-8 events, between mid-June and September 30, 2014. Some flexibility in pre-event activities; schedule of events is in development phase. Some work may be able to be done remotely. Early morning starts with up to 8 hours of work a day for a weekday event; at least one or more weekend events will also be held.

Potential projects/ deliverables:
• Develop and communicate event information for staff, volunteers, and cooperating agencies and businesses prior to event
• Assist Sustainable Business Associate with coordination of materials and supplies for events; assist with pick up and return of event materials
• Disseminate advertisement for events to participating businesses to ensure employees knowledge of event and participation
• Attend events and assist Sustainable Business Associate with event implementation
• Assist with managing of volunteers providing training, guidance and support
• Other administrative assistant activities as assigned

Required skills:
• Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Excellent communications skills; detail oriented
• Team player; ability to coordinate with others and assist as needed
• Self-starter; ability to work independently for the most part and problem solve or find outside resources to resolve technical issues

Preferred qualifications:
• Interest in and knowledge of land use and/or environmental issues, especially water & drainage-related issues
• Event development and implementation experience
• Volunteer coordination experience
• Having a car for collecting materials and other activities is highly suggested (mileage reimbursed at $0.56 per mile)

Environmental Coalition of South Seattle
605 S Riverside Dr
Seattle, WA 9810

We can provide references, work experience and added skills and projects to add to your resume. No stipend is available at this time, but we do offer a fun and relaxed work environment, the opportunity for you to network and gain exposure to a range of environmental issues, and the chance to enhance your resume. To Apply: Please email your resume, a cover letter highlighting your event and volunteer management experience, and two references by/before June 15. Submit to: .


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