Green Job of the Day: Chief Executive Officer, Delta Institute (Chicago, IL)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: CEO
Organization: Delta Institute
Location: Chicago, IL

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.

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Since 1998, the Delta Institute has strived to transform the Great Lakes region into a vital center of the green economy. Delta is one of the first organizations in the region to recognize that a healthy environment and a thriving economy go hand in hand. As genuine “trailblazers,” Delta has been working at the leading edge of the green economy, breaking new ground to accelerate its growth and ensure that every community benefits from its potential.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer will continue to cultivate and nurture relationships with key policy makers, partners, funders and clients; further imbed the distinction of Delta as an innovator in environmental management and economic development; raise capital through grants, equity, financing and contributions to sustain the organization in the long term; and work closely with the Board to build capacity, diversity and expertise in areas of key interest.

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Green Job of the Day: Partnership Manager, Chicago Gateway Green (Chicago, IL)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Partnership Manager
Organization: Chicago Gateway Green

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.  The application deadline is Friday, June 4 @ 5:00 pm.

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Chicago Gateway Green, a long-established and well-known not-for-profit, seeks an outstanding and motivated Partnership Manager. The right person will have all of the necessary abilities to be able to grow and nurture relationships with our partners and have a proven track record of success in sales and retention, client management, as well as be aligned with the organization’s mission.

About Chicago Gateway Green:
Chicago Gateway Green is dedicated to greening and beautifying the expressways, gateways, and neighborhoods of Chicago. Our work improves the environment and quality of life for millions of residents and visitors. At Chicago Gateway Green, we believe that beauty and sustainability go hand in hand. With this ethos, we work with corporate partners and local communities to help make Chicago the outstanding livable city that it is.

Position Summary:
The Partnership Manager is responsible for all aspects of Chicago Gateway Green’s Expressway Partnerships. This involves securing new partners but as importantly, maintaining existing partnerships by continuously demonstrating and delivering value. Working in conjunction with the Executive Director, the Partnership Manager will also be expected to develop and execute alternative funding strategies.

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Green Job of the Day: Program Manager, WRD Environmental (Chicago, IL)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Program Manager for Calumet Stewardship Corps
Organization: WRD Environmental

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.

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  • WRD Environmental, an ecological design/build firm that creates and fosters environmentally responsible landscapes, is seeking a Program Manager to design, plan, coordinate and direct the new Calumet Stewardship Corps (CSC). The program will be a restoration-based initiative of the Greencorps Chicago Program. Greencorps Chicago (GCC) is the City of Chicago Department of Environment’s community greening and job training program run in partnership with WRD Environmental. Greencorps Chicago’s mission is to promote establishment of natural spaces that are safe, healthy and sustainable through hands-on involvement with trainees and community partners.

    This position is a full-time assignment through December 2011 that is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) through the U.S. Forest Service. The program’s intent is to build on existing momentum in the Calumet region of Chicago to restore more than 4,000 acres of open space in the Calumet Open Space Reserve.

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    Idealist.org Chicago Nonprofit Career Fair to Take Place on May 19

    Idealist.org will be holding a Chicago Nonprofit Career Fair on May 19 at the University of Minnesota.  This event is hosted by Roosevelt University and co-sponsored by the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago.  Approximately 60 organizations will be participating in this event, which is free for job seekers.

    This event will take place from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at Roosevelt University in the 2nd floor of the Auditorium building at 430 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.

    For more information: