Ecology Action
  • 14-Mar-2023 to 13-Apr-2023 (PST)
  • Community Programs
  • Salinas, CA, USA
  • 24.00-29.00 per hour Fully benefited with PTO, 401K and Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits; Bring your dog to work
  • Hourly
  • Full Time


Ecology Action is seeking an Outreach Specialist to join our Transportation Planning team as we improve safety for people walking and biking in Salinas and the Salinas Valley. This team member will assist with outreach for two planning efforts: an Active Transportation Plan for the City of Salinas and a Safe Routes to Schools Plan for Salinas Valley communities. Work will be performed both in-person and virtually. Local candidates based in Salinas, or the Salinas Valley are strongly encouraged to apply.

Ecology Action seeks a team-oriented, positive, motivated, flexible, and highly organized individual to fill the Outreach Specialist position. The successful candidate must be passionate about engaging with community members and able to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic work setting.

This position is currently scheduled to run through December 31, 2023, and continuation beyond this is dependent upon program funding. At Ecology Action we are committed to diversity in our workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQI+ persons are strongly encouraged to apply.


Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct outreach in English and Spanish with diverse community members including individuals, parents, school staff, businesses, community groups, and public agencies.
  • Assist with outreach event coordination, including tabling opportunities at existing events and coordination of public workshops.
  • Gather public comments and survey responses through a variety of venues.
  • Work on content and messaging translation for a Spanish speaking audience.
  • Assist with outreach and implementation of school-based pop-up bike/pedestrian traffic safety infrastructure demonstrations.


  • Community outreach experience (2+ years)
  • Bilingual Spanish speaker
  • Strong public outreach skills and professional demeanor when interacting with the public, school administrators, public agency staff partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Valid driver license, proof of minimum required insurance and reliable transportation
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision


  • Experience with event organizing.
  • Experience with or knowledge of urban planning, especially bicycle and pedestrian planning.
  • Experience working with school communities, including administrators, teachers, parents, and students.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, talk and hear, and use a computer keyboard and monitor. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment: The work environment is primarily an office setting and/or working from home with strong IT and administrative support. Outreach work will be conducted on school grounds, at community events, and with community organizations.


At Ecology Action, we are committed to diversity in our workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQI+ persons are highly encouraged to apply. Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as an employee for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship. 

Ecology Action is an award-winning non-profit consultancy that provides innovative solutions to the energy, water, and transportation challenges of cities, governments, and utilities across California. We have four decades of experience helping people make simple yet profound changes with significant environmental impacts. We believe that when individuals and businesses make simple changes in their behavior, they drive large-scale changes that benefit people and the planet. This translates into reduced carbon emissions, stronger businesses, healthier communities, and a sustainable future for all. Together, we help people, businesses, and communities act now. 

 Ecology Action believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success and should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. This position description outlines primary duties, qualifications, and job scope but is not intended to be a comprehensive description of job responsibilities. We expect each employee to offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors. 

Ecology Action does not offer a company-paid relocation program. 

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