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Our Mission

The mission of the Utah Clean Cities Coalition is to advance the energy, economic, and environmental security of the United States by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that reduce the use of petroleum in the transportation sector.

Job & Internship Opportunities

Community Engagement Project Coordinator (Part-Time, 1-Year Contract)

UCC is looking for a Project Coordinator to join our team for up to 1-year to support with our EPA Environmental Justice Grant focusing on engaging and connecting with our Near-Port Communities!

  • Title: Community Engagement Project Coordinator
  • Reports to: Sr. Project Manager
  • Pay Range: $22/hr.
  • Location: Salt Lake City preferred (Must be based in Utah)
  • Term: Part-time (15 hrs / wk.), 1-year term or up to 780 hrs. (potential option
  • to extend role based on project work and funding availability)
  • Travel Requirement: 30-40% – Local travel only, mileage reimbursement available
  • Recruitment Date: Until filled

Utah Clean Cities Coalition (UCCC), is a statewide, 501(c)3 nonprofit with the mission to advance the energy, economic, and environmental security of the United States by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that reduce the use of petroleum in the transportation sector. UCCC has effectively worked with local community leaders and the public and private sectors to promote smart transportation transitions and air pollution reduction practices. The overall impact on awareness of and reduction of pollution emissions in Utah has afforded UCCC award-winning recognition for success both locally and nationally.


Job Description:

This position will be responsible for supporting the management of an environmental focused grant working to assess and connect within the communities located near the proposed Utah Inland Port. This position will work closely with the Sr. Project Manager, supporting in meeting project and organizational deliverables, creating materials and outreach opportunities related to environmental awareness and impacts for these near-port communities. This position will also have the opportunity to work directly with the near-port communities and will have the opportunity to build relationships with community leaders. While this EPA grant funding is for 1 year, there may be opportunities to build out future projects related to this work.

Additionally, the other part of this role will focus on supporting UCC through organizational communications with a focus on writing, editing, and managing content including outreach materials, newsletters, website content, and presentational aids. The Project Manager works closely with the UCC staff including the Executive Director, Sr. Project Manager, as well as the UCC intern(s) and the UCC Board of Trustees to effectively manage UCC projects and communicate the goals, vision, and purpose of UCC. Note this position is not a supervisory position at this time. (50% of the role)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify and build community relationships with near-port and west side organizations, leaders and businesses,
  • Host listening sessions and community engagement events with small or large groups of community members, potential and existing partners, as well as with the public regarding project scope, needs and outcomes,
  • Attend and participate in ongoing community events, including seeking out new and upcoming events,
  • Conduct survey and needs assessments to gauge public’s understanding of the potential and existing impacts from the Utah Inland Port,
  • Utilize creative means to collect stories and work with local youth/education centers to engage with youth,
  • Work with EPA and Clean Cities materials to build resources, presentation aids, and physical and digital materials focused on public awareness and education,
  • Support with reporting and submission of all required grant materials,
  • Develop project management plan and timelines,
  • Participate in weekly meetings with UCC staff and ongoing meetings with EPA and community partners (as requested),
  • Seek future funding opportunities and build continuation plans.
  • Participate in ongoing community events through tabling efforts, listening sessions with community partners, and other events as they arise,
  • Support project by managing event planning tasks, such as securing speakers, securing location and/or vehicle to showcase, communicating with press
  • Prepare news advisories and press releases, create visual content including event materials, and manage UCC tabling and outreach supplies.


  • Position will run up to 1-year from start date, or up to 780/hrs. Once hours are nearly complete, UCC will evaluate the ability to extend the position as desired by the individual and UCC.
  • Hours are flexible, but selected individual will need to have flexibility to attend community events and participate in meetings during evening hours to support timeframes of community participants.




  • 2-4 years of project support/management experience in the field of sustainability, environmental equity and/or energy efficiency, environmental management, or alternative fuels/energy.
  • Sense of humor, humility, passion, open-mindedness and accountability is a must
  • Must be equity minded. A strong background and passion for working within environmental justice and equity realms a must.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and virtual communication (zoom, teams, meets) tools, including Social Media platforms
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, program and external partners, and the public
  • Experience and interest in internal and external communications, partnership development, and community engagement
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • Resourceful team member with the ability to work independently effectively and communicate clearly.
  • Ability to adapt to various competing demands and changing priorities due to the nature of the workflow
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions


  • Proficient in Spanish
  • Relevant Bachelors/Graduate degree
  • Background knowledge of Sustainability practices, especially within the realm of cleaner renewable energy (fuels) and vehicle technologies
  • Experience in grant writing and management. Familiarity with federal and non-federal grant management processes and tools is a plus.
  • Understanding of GIS and Mapping software a plus

COVID-19 Restrictions: The UCC team currently has the ability to work remotely, however we are typically located within downtown Salt Lake City. While UCC is flexible with remote work locations, office space is currently available and remote work will be evaluated based on an individual’s performance and success in working remotely.

Utah Clean Cities is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and do not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on account of race, age, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or religion or otherwise as is prohibited by federal and state law.

To Apply, please submit a Cover Letter detailing your interested and qualifications for this position and a detailed resume to kelly.barrett@utahcleancities.org. Email inquiries only please.

Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program - Ongoing Internship Opportunity

Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program – Ongoing Internship Opportunity 

We are pleased to announce the launch of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program (CCUWDP)

The Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program is an initiative of Clean Cities, a government-industry partnership sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Program. Clean Cities strives to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector in nearly 100 communities across the country. Since the creation of the CCUWDP in 2010, Clean Cities has hosted more than 350 interns in more than 60 Coalitions.

The Clean Cities internship will give students studying communications, public relations, business, marketing, engineering or environmental sciences, the opportunity to grow public awareness and expand the markets of advanced vehicle technologies, alternative fuels, and practices that reduce the consumption of petroleum. Students have participated in research, outreach activities, public  education, K-12 outreach, fleet events, and a vast array of transportation-related environmental projects. Utah Clean Cities is a part of the National Network of nearly 100 Clean Cities and covers the entire state of Utah. Please see the “About Us” Page to learn more about Utah Clean Cities.

Specific Internship Details:

Summer 2022 Internship Dates: June to August – 11 Weeks

Fall 2022 Internship Dates: September to December – 14 Weeks

  • Current undergraduate (Junior or Senior only) student, graduate student, or up to one year past graduation
  • Educational focus and/or experience with Advanced and Alternative Fuels encouraged

To Apply: Send resume & cover letter to Kelly Barrett; kelly.barrrett@utahcleancities.org

Contact Information

Phone: 801-580-1922

Physical Address: 451 S. State Street, Ste. 415, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 145474, Salt Lake City, UT 84114