Sep 13, 2010

Sustainable Seattle Job Opening

PALS Coordinator

Position Type: Part Time

Sustainable Seattle is a nonprofit organization that advances individual, neighborhood, city, and regional sustainability through strategic partnerships, shared learning, and multi-stakeholder actions. Founded in 1991 in the spirit of the Rio Convention on Development and the Environment, Sustainable Seattle is thought to be the first “Sustainable Community” organization, where today there are hundreds of sustainable state, county, city, and community organizations. We issued our first set of community indicators for sustainability in 1993, and won an award in 1996 from the United Nations for “Excellence in Indicators Best Performance” for our second indicators report. Sustainable Seattle has given rise to leaders in the sustainability field, including major consultants, policy makers and business leaders.

Sustainable Seattle has three program areas: Emerging People, Projects and Ideas, Community Connections and Indicators into Actions. Peer Alliance for Leadership in Sustainability (PAL) is a network of professionals that are actively integrating sustainability into their work and organizations. Sustainable Seattle provides facilitators who are practiced in sustainability to coordinate these meetings. Organized by industry. PALS participants meet two or three times a year for an informal meeting hosted by a member of PALS and facilitated by Sustainable Seattle. The lessons learned and best practices from the meetings are posted on this website

Position Type: Part Time

Position Overview:

Sustainable Seattle is seeking an well-networked, respected and enthusiastic professional to help with our PALS program starting immediately and ending December 31. As PALS coordinator, you are a self-starter, highly motivated and with facilitation experience. Pay is $15 pr hour.


· Network within your circle of contacts and those of Sustainable Seattle via email, phone, in-person meetings, presentations at key meetings and events,

· Coordinate PALS meeting,

· Facilitate Meetings

· Produce reports of weekly progress, and meeting content

· Prepare presentations and marketing materials


Professional experience in facilitation and coordination, Well networked in the Seattle and Greater Seattle business community. Solid project management, prioritizing, and organizational skills. Works well on a team and independently.

To Apply:

Please send an email expressing interest, and resume to Laura Musikanski, executive director.

When you apply for this position, please say you saw this job on our blog.

Contact Information:
Laura Musikanski,

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