Sustainable Contra Costa (SCOCO), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, educates, connects and inspires Contra Costa individuals and organizations to embrace a sustainable lifestyle.  We are a community of citizens, educators, innovators, and organizations working together to create ecologically sustainable, economically vibrant, and socially just communities for all.  Our work is based on the 10 principles of One Planet Living and we are committed to helping achieve the global Sustainable Development Goals through local actions in the greater Contra Costa region.  

Job Description

SCOCO is seeking an experienced educator with a passion for engaging with Contra Costa youth and adults on all aspects of sustainability and environmental awareness.  Depending on an applicant’s experience and interests, the educational focus could be TK through 8th  grade, or high school grades 9th through 12th, or both. Additional activities may include coordinating and instructing workshops for people of all ages, and organizing community action events for the public, the business community, and government agencies.  

A background in science is preferred; additional training or background in biology, chemistry, earth science, and/or environmental science is an advantage, as is knowledge of sustainable living practices. No teaching certifications are required but a background check is.  

Primary Responsibilities

Individuals may be asked to participate in any of the following activities:

  • Learn curricula and conduct classroom instruction
  • Support youth and civic groups in developing and implementing climate actions
  • Lead in-class presentations and hands-on activities using sustainability-focused
  • Coordinate with teachers, administrators, partners, community group leaders, and students on events and follow-up activities
  • Prepare or contribute to periodic reports of activities  
  • Advise and assist SCOCO staff and client Educators to:
  • Publicize and schedule community events, school-related programs and classes
  • Modify and/or improve engagement or course materials and curricula
  • Manage equipment and supply inventories and logistics for delivery, setup and return (this may require moving and lifting containers weighing up to approximately 50 pounds)

Required Skills and Attributes

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Personable, confident and enthusiastic demeanor with staff, community members and public officials
  • A team player who enjoys working collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and follow through 
  • Demonstrated ability to work respectfully and effectively with individuals from diverse racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds

Preferred Skills and Attributes

  • Knowledgeable and passionate about Bay Area sustainability and energy efficiency issues
  • Strong ability to inspire and motivate self and others
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Lives in Central Contra Costa County

Technical Expertise

  • BA/BS in Environmental Studies, Science, Environmental Education or similar is strongly preferred
  • Experience using Google Suite (Google Docs, Gmail, Calendar, etc.)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and online meeting platforms (MS Teams, Google Meet and Zoom)
  • Salesforce experience is a plus 
  • Comfortable with and eager to learn new technologies


  • Must have reliable vehicle, clean driving record and proof of insurance for work-related travel in Contra Costa County

The Position

  • Part-time position with variable hours; approximately 20 hours per week
  • Pay based on experience – range $25.00-$40.00 per hour 
  • Professional development opportunities include training, mentoring, networking, and career advancement within SCOCO; other benefits to be offered over time.
  • Flexible working environment including work from home


To Apply

Send your resume and a cover letter to Doug Bleakly at, with “Educator” as the subject.  Please indicate in your cover letter why this position suits your skills, interests and experience, and your pay requirements. For more info, check out our website:, or email  


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