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Active SGV

Outreach Associate (Part-Time, On-Call)

Employment type
Part Time
3 months ago
Los Angeles

ActiveSGV was launched as an all-volunteer community project in 2010 by a small group of concerned community members who shared a vision of a cohesive network of people-friendly streets in the San Gabriel Valley.

Led by a small team of San Gabriel Valley residents passionate about advancing sustainable mobility in east Los Angeles County, ActiveSGV has made strides over the past eight years. Highlights include securing funding for and facilitating the development of bicycle and/or pedestrian master plans in over a dozen SGV cities; opening the region's first youth-focused community bicycle cooperative and education center in El Monte; facilitating one of the largest open streets event in the country - 8 communities! - in 2017; launching one of the first 'traffic school for bikes' programs in the state of California; and administering one of the nation's first electric bike rebate programs, which placed over 100 of these green mobility devices into the hands of San Gabriel Valley residents.

Our valley and state are faced with serious environmental, health, and social challenges, issues that ActiveSGV has increasingly had to grapple with in its work. Local air quality has taken a nose dive after decades of improvement. Families and young adults cannot afford to stay in their homes and live close to their places of work. Too many city streets and transit stops lack basic design features like trees, benches, and shade. We are looking for passionate individuals that share our mission; to create a more sustainable, equitable, and livable San Gabriel Valley!

Job Description

ActiveSGV seeks a highly motivated Outreach Associate to support the organization's projects and programs. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Outreach Associate will support ActiveSGV’s outreach efforts for projects, programs, and services aimed at advancing the organization's mission. Individuals must be organized and prioritize workload; have experience in organizing and coordinating events; be self-motivated, with the ability to work effectively in both independent and team environments; possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to interact positively and effectively with colleagues, city staff and elected officials, corporate and philanthropic representatives, and community members; be comfortable working in a fast-paced, project-driven work environment; be able to work respectfully with people of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds; be willing to take public and active transit for work business; and be passionate about the organization's focus area. Specifically, the Outreach Associates will be helping with community outreach for 626 Golden Streets, the 2020 Census, and other programs as needed.

This is an on-call (0-19 weekly hours), pay depending on experience. If more opportunities become available, possibly could move into Part time regular or Full time regular positions in the future.

Duties & Responsibilities

Support ActiveSGV outreach activities ;
Undertake door to door canvassing, tabling at community events, and presentations at community meetings, events, workshops, etc.
Enthusiastic and positive energy.
Flexibility to work nights and weekends
Work well in a team environment and communicate effectively.


Education & Experience

A bachelor's degree from an accredited university in social science, public policy, public health, urban planning and design, business administration, or similar field is preferred. Or currently enrolled in college working toward completion of a bachelor’s degree.
Confident knowledge concerning issues, legislation, plans, and programs related to sustainable transportation alternatives, environmental justice, public health and safety, economic development, human rights, sustainable living, green infrastructure, recreation opportunities, nutrition, and physical activity.
At least 1-year experience working on grassroots advocacy campaigns, and/or community events, with youth and underserved populations, is preferred.

Personal Characteristics & Skills

Able to work independently, set, manage and meet goals, outcomes, and deadlines, with impeccable organizational skills and consistent follow-through.
Tactful and highly persuasive, with good judgment, enthusiasm, energy, and a positive outlook.
Willingness to lead by example by utilizing sustainable forms of transportation and zero waste practices (e.g., use of reusable water bottles), and promoting healthy lifestyles
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, especially public speaking.
Preferred: fluent Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and/or Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese) language skills.
An effective team player with an ability to draw out leadership capabilities in others.
Level of Language Proficiency

Preferred: fluent Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and/or Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese) language skills.

To apply


In a combined/merged PDF file, please email [email protected] the following items:
- Cover Letter
- Resume

Address all items to David Diaz and please send a merged PDF file with your first/last name and position title in the email subject. Ex: DavidDiaz_OutreachAssociate.

Thank you!