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: Materials Management Content Contributor
Type:Unpaid Volunteer Position
Time Commitment:10-15 hrs/week in the SSV Santa Clara office location, part-telecommuting OK
Reports to: Materials Management Content Lead
Conduct research on Materials Management topics and create periodic content on EcoCloud for our reader base, which includes current and potential partners. Topics include but are not limited to:
Measuring & Characterizing Waste
Sustainable Product Design
Supply chain management
Policy & Local Public Agency issues
Work with the Materials Management Lead to obtain guidance for the development and format of the content. Make modifications as required.
Participate in the review process for content generation as defined for the Materials Management section.
Participate and assist in SSV meetings, events, workshops and fairs.
Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of partner, staff, and agency information.
Ideal candidate will be a college graduate (or higher) student or a graduate student with some research / job experience.
Candidate should have the skills to research a topic and compile a relevant, readable, actionable report based on the research they conduct. Prior experience with research and writing is highly preferred.
Extensive experience or education related to materials management, life-cycle analysis, sustainable product design, manufacturing, supply chain management, and/or related topics is preferred but not a must.
Need dynamic and proactive people who can take initiative and responsibility and deliver high quality content in a consistent and timely manner.
Anyone who has the drive, interest to learn and gain knowledge to make a difference can apply.
Dependable, communicates clearly and collaborates in a team setting toward shared goals.
Strong motivation to excel at SSV.
Ability to communicate effectively via phone, in meetings and via email correspondence.
Proficient in PC or Mac OS and standard office applications (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
Experience in graphics design and web development is preferred but not required.