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Category: New York City Green Jobs

Green Job of the Day: Account Manager / Job Developer, St. Nicks Alliance (Brooklyn, NY)

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

Job: Account Manager / Job Developer
Organization: St. Nicks Alliance
Location: Brooklyn, NY

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

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Account Manager/Job Developer

We are seeking an enthusiastic person with a passion to grow the Green Industry. Our Skills Training Unit is paving the way into the Green Industry by training entry-level workers to become Green Collar employees. We offer training in Environmental Response and Remediation Technician, Commercial Truck Driving with an emphasis in Hazardous Material Handling, Weatherization and Solar Panel Installation. We are looking for the right person to connect our new green collar worker to the green jobs. The job developer will have expertise in the following areas:

1. Promoting and developing employment opportunities for skills training clients.

2. Ability to demonstrate to employers the effectiveness and profitability of employing Workforce Development clients and identifying jobs that clients can perform.

3. Participating in employer recruitment activities by attending job fairs, hosting on-site employer visits and “in the field” employer recruitment.

4. Due diligence in utilizing various resources (as newspapers, internet, agencies, chambers of commerce, etc.) for job leads related to clients’ training.

5. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills to develop and maintain employer and client relationships.

6. Instructing clients on resume writing, job search and interviewing techniques.

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New York City Green Jobs Summit to Take Place on June 3

A New York City Green Jobs Summit will take place on June 3rd.  This event will feature a panel session where speakers will discuss topics including what are green jobs, where they can be found, and the skills and training needed for these opportunities.  Panelists will include:

  • Catherine Barton, Co-founder Spec It, GreenPinwheel Studio 
  • Stephen Del Percio, Esq., LEED AP and blogger – greenbuildingsNYC 
  • Neil Chambers, Architect, LEED AP, MFA, contributor TreeHugger
  • Representative from NYSERDA 
  • Jane Tabachnick, Green Marketer and blogger – myRepurposedLife (moderator)

This event will take place from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Fashion Institute of Technology's Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, 7th Ave @ 27th Street, New York, NY.  Tickets are $15. For more information:

Green Job of the Day: Director – Marketing Resource Center, The Nature Conservancy (New York, NY)

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

Job: Director – Marketing Resource Center
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Location: New York, NY

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

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The world's premier conservation organization, The Nature Conservancy, seeks a Director to lead the Marketing Resource Center in New York.

This is a unique opportunity to evolve, shape and lead the vision for marketing in New York City – one of the country's foremost major wealth and media centers. The Conservancy has recently launched a new capital campaign – the Campaign for a Sustainable Planet - an unprecedented effort and the most expansive and comprehensive action of this generation to protect our planet. The Director will lead and manage a team of marketing professionals developing strategic marketing plans and messages to engage key audiences in support of state and global conservation priorities. This position will play a key role in driving achievement of The Nature Conservancy's marketing objectives including ensuring the organization's reputation as the most respected in its field, influencing a broad constituency, and increasing fundraising to support conservation goals. 

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Green Job of the Day: Positions at RecycleBank (New York City, NY)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.  Today's edition spotlights two job opportunities at RecycleBank, a company that provides financial benefits for households to recycle.  These positions were available as of January 23, 2009:

You can obtain some additional information on RecycleBank on Green VC.

Urban Agenda Presents “The New Apollo Plan, The Economic Stimulus, and NYC” on February 2nd

On February 2, 2009, Urban Agenda will present a program entitled The New Apollo Plan, The Economic Stimulus, and NYC. This event will be a public forum to discuss how federal stimulus funds can create quality jobs and a greener New York City.  Program participants will include Jerome Ringo, President of the Apollo Alliance, Mijin Cha from Urban Agenda, and leaders from the labor, environmental justice, and business communities.

This program will take place from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the New York City District Council of Carpenters 395 Hudson Street, 10th floor. Space is limited for this event, so please RSVP by January 29th 2009 at or at (212) 206-8747.

Green Job of the Day: Controller, Council on the Environment of New York City

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

Job: Controller
Organization: Council on the Environment of New York City
Location: New York, NY

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below.  The complete announcement can be viewed here. Applicants can submit their materials to cenycsearch [at]

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Formed in 1970 and headquartered in downtown New York City, the Council on the Environment of New York City (CENYC) is a privately funded citizens 501(c)3 organization in the Office of the Mayor of New York City. With a 2007 budget of $5 million, CENYC promotes environmental awareness and develops solutions to environmental problems. CENYC has 4 primary programs: 1) Environmental Education; 2) Open Space Greening; 3) Office of Recycling Outreach and Education; and 4) Greenmarket, which is comprised of 46 markets in the 5 boroughs of New York City.

Reporting to and partnering with the Executive Director (ED) and the Assistant Executive Director (AED), the Controller will play a critical role in the overall management of the accounting department including the accurate and timely entry of all financial data; prompt and accurate financial reporting to management; preparation of government, foundation, or other reports; ensuring adequate review of all expenditures; managing cash flow; and advising the ED and AED.

In addition to core accounting and finance responsibilities, the Controller will manage day-to-day operations as well, including administrative and general support functions.

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Investing in New York City’s Future: Pension Fund investment in Green Infrastructure? (Guest Post)

Editor's note: The content in this post was provided by Urban Agenda, a New York City-based non-profit that is working to build a sustainable New York City – thriving, green, and just.

Gotham Gazette recenty reported on remarks made by New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. that could have a major impact on the modernization of our infrastructure and the creation of green collar jobs.  At a Crain's breakfast forum in late October, Comptroller Thompson highlighted the importance of infrastructure improvements to the city's future and suggested the need for continued funding even in the present constrained financial climate. The Comptroller announced that his office is exploring use of the city's public pension funds, the deferred wages of New York's public employees, teachers, school administrators, firemen and police officers, to invest in crucial infrastructure projects: "Such an investment could help to diversify our portfolios and further advance our fiduciary goals, in terms of return on investment, while addressing the urgent need to repair and expand our roads, bridges, power plants, and schools."

Investing workers' pension funds in improving infrastructure could be an all-around positive.  Rather than putting dollars into investments that support the short-term financial thinking behind buy-outs, downsizing and the erosion of workplace rights, infrastructure investments can support projects that benefit the communities where fund beneficiaries live and work. If infrastructure investments are strategically directed, they can finance projects like expanding mass transit, retooling power plants, and modernizing the electricity grid – projects that create well-paying, green collar jobs, while laying the groundwork for a more sustainable future.  

Gotham Gazette notes, however, that infrastructure investments are not always targeted at local projects, sometimes going into funds that invest on a global scale.  As the Comptroller's initiative develops, we will get a clearer picture of how these investments will be made and if the full potential for public pension funds to support good, green jobs in New York City is being realized.

For the Gotham Gazette article:

For the Comptroller's speech:

USGBC New York and Emerging Green Builders NY to Present “Corporate Showcase and Recruiting Fair” on December 5

On December 5th, U.S. Green Building Council New York Chapter (USGBC NY) and Emerging Green Builders NY will present a Corporate Showcase and Recruiting Fair. This program is a recruiting event and a corporate showcase designed to highlight the activities and achievements of high-performance, environmentally responsible companies. This event also provides an opportunity for students and young professionals to connect with architecture, engineering, construction, and real estate firms.

This event will take place from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM on Friday, December 5, 2008 at the NYU Palladium, 140 E 14th St, 2nd Floor (btwn 3rd & Irving), New York, NY 10003. Admission is free for individuals, but a RSVP is required

For more information:

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