Member of Advisory Committee on Sustainability and Innovation

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Multnomah County Office of Sustainability
position summary:

The Advisory Committee on Sustainability and Innovation (ACSI) is now accepting applications. There are currently four spots available on the twelve member committee and applications are due December 5th by 5pm. The committee is comprised of professionals and community leaders who advise Multnomah County on important issues facing our communities. In the past year, ACSI has helped the County investigate options for a commercial PACE program and has advocated for more study on the health impacts of diesel particulate emissions. ACSI members also provide recommendations on implementing the 2009 Climate Action Plan, developing sustainable government operations, improving social equity, and promoting a healthy, prosperous and resilient community.
Committee members are appointed by Jeff Cogen, Chair of the Multnomah County’s Board of Commissioners, to serve a two year term. County employees and employees of organizations doing business with the County are not eligible. Applicants must work or live in Multnomah County.

Salary / Pay Rate:Volunteer
Apply by:December 3, 2012
Required Skills and Abilities:•Must live or work in Multnomah County •Willing to serve a two year term •Willing to attend quarterly meetings •County employees and employees of organizations doing business with the County are not eligible
Qualifications:•Visionary. Able to see the big picture and chart a course for sustainability and technological/business innovation at the County. •Collaborative. Actively participate in committee discussions and work on one or more of the task-forces established by the committee. •Open Minded. Able to advocate for a broad audience, not for one narrow constituency or perspective. •Sustainability Focused. Has a strong grasp of sustainability concepts, including the triple bottom line approach that integrates environmental protection, social equity, and economic development. •Committed. Takes membership in organizations seriously and is willing to tackle a fair and equitable share of work to support the Committee. Given that sustainability issues have the greatest impact on low-income communities and communities of color, we highly encourage representatives from these communities to apply.
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer