About Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV):
Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) is a dynamic collaboration of 120+ businesses, governments, academic and non-governmental organizations (Partners), and scores of volunteers addressing environmental sustainability in Silicon Valley. We envision a healthy environment, a vibrant economy, and a socially equitable community. SSV was designed to move beyond the traditional command-and-control model of environmental regulation to one of collaboration and partnership. By focusing on the desired outcome, rather than compliance-driven standards, participants can choose the methods to reach that outcome that make the most sense financially and technologically for each of them. We operate at the intersection of policy and action.
Position: Director, EcoCloud Content Development and Research
Type: Unpaid Volunteer Position
Time Commitment: 30 hrs/week in the SSV Santa Clara office location, part-telecommuting OK
Reports to: Executive Director
Lead content development and research for EcoCloud with the objective of creating a comprehensive “guide” which organizations can use or adapt to become sustainable in all aspects of their operations including their supply chain.
Direct the group to research and write about sustainability frameworks, sustainability reporting and reporting tools, Green Buildings, Employee Engagement, Industrial Ecology, Sustainable Design, Energy Efficiency, Green Data Centers, Sustainable Transportation, Water Conservation, water foot-printing and other such sustainability concepts. Also, sustainability related policy, laws, directives and regulations in the US and other parts of the world where SSV member companies do business.
Work with SSV’s HR department to interview and hire/replace Leads and Contributors to help create content.
Work with the Executive Director to obtain guidance for the development and prioritization of the content.
Work closely with the EcoCloud Program team to “translate” all language into an engaging and web-friendly format and features
Work closely with the Graphics department to obtain engaging images for write-ups.
Manage effective correspondence, reply, forward, follow-up as appropriate in a timely manner as related to activities involving support of the researchers reporting to you.
Prepare reports upon management demand regarding content creation milestones.
May conduct research, compile data and prepare reports for consideration and presentation for executive management.
May participate and assist in SSV meetings, events, workshops, or fairs that have a potential to attract new volunteers and members.
Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of partner, staff, and agency information
Ideal candidate will be a post-graduate (or higher) student with significant sustainability knowledge and experience.
Candidate should have experience managing teams, including providing clear direction, guidance and training.
Candidate should have the skills to research a topic and compile a relevant, readable, actionable report based on the research they conduct.
Extensive experience or education relating to sustainability issues is required.
OS and standard office applications (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Experience in Google Docs is preferred
Initiative and reliability, used to taking on responsibility and producing consistent results in a timely manner
Dependable, communicates clearly and collaborates in a team setting toward shared goals
Strong motivation to excel at SSV
Ability to communicate effectively via phone and in meetings
Experience in working with PC or Mac
Experience in internet browsing and search
Knowledge of various sustainability websites and social networking platforms such as Linked-in and Facebook
Proficient in PC or Mac