Net Impact Releases 2010 Student Guide to Graduate Business Programs

Net Impact has recently released the latest edition of its publication Business as UNusual: The Net Impact Student Guide to Graduate Business Programs.  This report provides a student perspective on the ways in which graduate programs incorporate social and environmental themes into the curriculum, extracurricular activities, and career services.  The 2010 guide includes details on 95 programs, including 13 international schools, compiled from the opinions of 3,000 students within the Net Impact network.

"More and more students are interested in learning about how to use their business skills to make a positive impact," said Liz Maw, Executive Director of Net Impact. "The Business as UNusual guide fills a void for prospective students who want to compare experiences at different programs."

The report can be downloaded free of charge at http://www.netimpact.org/bizschoolguide. For more information:

Green Job of the Day: Senior Membership Manager, Net Impact (San Francisco, CA)

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

Job: Senior Membership Manager
Organization: Net Impact
Location: San Francisco, CA

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. Additional information is available here.

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The Senior Membership Manager is an exciting new position with high potential for strategic leadership, program management, and growth. This new expansion role will help Net Impact reach the next level through effective execution of its 3-year strategy and operational plan. The Senior Membership Manager will be responsible for excellence and growth in member programs and services to Net Impact members. This position provides an exciting platform for professional development and growth, and contains a unique mix of strategic and operational elements. The Senior Membership Manager will report to the Deputy Director, manage team members, and work closely with many key Net Impact team members, including the Membership, Chapters, and Impact Programs teams.

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San Francisco Green Jobs Event Provides Job Search Tips and Optimism

San Francisco Green Jobs Event - July 8, 2009


Networking, learning, and sharing were among the highlights at the green jobs event organized by the San Francisco Professional Chapter of Net Impact and Green Jobs Network (producers of this blog).

This event was attended by more than 50 people and focused on providing practical guidance for green job seekers.  This program included presentations from Christina Gilyutin (Director of Development and Chief Career Counselor, Bright Green Talent) and Leonard Adler (Founder, Green Jobs Network) on topics including networking strategies and where to find green jobs.  Event attendees also shared with the group their own job search tips and strategies.  Summaries of some of the content from this program are available at:

Green Job of the Day: Senior Conference Manager, Net Impact (San Francisco, CA)

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

Job: Senior Conference Manager
Organization: Net Impact
Location: San Francisco, California

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. The complete job announcement and application information is available here.

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This exciting position focuses on the annual Net Impact Conference, our organization’s flagship event bringing together over 2,000 members and 300 speakers. It is a perfect position for a creative, detail-oriented, organized individual with a passion for Net Impact’s mission to change the world through business.

The Senior Conference Manager will supervise 1 full-time staff and multiple interns / volunteers.

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Specific responsibilities for the annual Conference include

  • Foster effective working relationship with university host and student volunteer design team
  • Support the development of an innovative and thought provoking conference curriculum
  • Manage complex logistics and multiple vendor relationships
  • Secure in-kind sponsorships
  • Manage budget and revenue of $350,000+ annually
  • Ensure an outstanding experience with speakers, sponsors, and other VIPs
  • Collaborate with all members of the Net Impact team on conference-related projects, such as marketing, the Expo, and website production

In addition, the Senior Conference Manager will focus on other Net Impact events; responsibilities to include

  • Provide event resources for chapter leaders, such as a speaker database and event toolkit
  • Manage priority local event partnerships with chapters and other organizations as appropriate

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Green Jobs Network and Net Impact SF Professional Chapter Present Green Jobs Event on July 8th

Update: A summary of this event is available here.


On Wednesday, July 8th the San Francisco Professional Chapter of Net Impact and Green Jobs Network (producers of this blog) will present a program which will be a practical discussion on understanding the green jobs sector and tips for job seekers.  This program will feature three speakers (bios listed below) and include time for audience members to share their job search insights and suggestions.

This event will take place from 7:30 p.m – 9:30 p.m at Cafe International, 508 Haight Street, San Francisco.  Cafe International is accessible via public transportation — take J, K, L, or M MUNI lines from downtown to Church Street station.

This event is free to the public, but advance registration is strongly requested.


Event speakers:

Leonard Adler is the founder of Green Jobs Network, a social enterprise with a mission to connect people who are seeking jobs that focus on environmental or social responsibility with jobs and career development resources. He has worked in the private and non-profit sectors for organizations including FindLaw and Equal Justice Works and is the recipient of a social entrepreneurship grant from the Echoing Green Foundation. Leonard has a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a Public Interest Law Scholar and co-founded the Georgetown Journal on Fighting Poverty. He also has a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and received a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Political Science from Stanford University. Leonard is a Net Impact member

Jim Cassio is a career information and workforce development consultant to workforce boards, educational entities, and private corporations involved in career information or talent management. His newest book (with co-author, Alice Rush) is called Green Careers: Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future. His work involves industry, occupation, job and skills research, data analysis, technical writing, and resource product development. In recent years, Jim has been focusing much of his research on green jobs/careers and published the Green Careers Resource Guide in 2007. Jim is an experienced trainer and workshop facilitator, and conducts popular seminars on Green Jobs and Careers.

Christina Gilyutin, Director of Development and Chief Career Counselor at Bright Green Talent, attended Stanford University, spent some time living in Jackson Hole, WY before heading over to the University of Michigan's Erb Institute of Global Sustainable Enterprise earning a joint MBA/MS in Natural Resources and Environment. She's been a Net Impact member since 2005 and served on the board of Michigan's chapter which has been named Chapter of the Year for 3 years running. While at Stanford, Christina captained the varsity lacrosse team and continues to play with the San Francisco club team.

Sustainable Forestry Awareness Campaign Competition to Award $10,000

Wood, Paper, Checkmark is a competition that will award a total of $10,000 in prize money for winning consumer awareness campaigns for sustainable forestry.  This competition was developed by DESIGN 21: Social Design Network (an online platform founded by Felissimo and UNESCO to inspire and promote design for the greater good) to benefit The Nature Conservancy and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

The submission deadline for this competition is January 13, 2009.  You can obtain more information via this post from Green VC.

Net Impact Releases 2008 Student Guide to Graduate Business Programs

Net Impact has recently released the latest edition of its publication Business as UNusual: The Net Impact Student Guide to Graduate Business Programs.  This report provides a student perspective on the ways in which graduate programs incorporate social and environmental themes into the curriculum, extracurricular activities, and career services.

"The 2008 Business as UNusual is our largest edition to date, containing detailed profiles on over 60 programs, as well as student rankings of their programs along 13 unique categories," said Liz Maw, Executive Director of Net Impact. "We are proud to produce such a comprehensive guide which has helped thousands of readers find their ideal graduate school program." 

The report can be downloaded free of charge at http://www.netimpact.org/bizschoolguide or by clicking the image below:

Business as UNusual: The Net Impact Student Guide to Graduate Business Programs

For more information: