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Category: Oakland Green Jobs

Founder of Green Jobs Network Presents at Forum on Sustainability & Energy

Leonard Adler, Founder of Green Jobs Network (publisher of this blog), presented a “Tips for Your Green Job Search” workshop at the recent Forum on Sustainability and Energy.  This event was sponsored by The Green Science Academy, Project Management Institute SFBA, US Green Business Council Northern CA Chapter and hosted by DeVry University – Keller Graduate School of Management.

In addition to Mr. Adler’s presentation, this program included presentations on the Slow Food Movement, Slow Money, Energy in the Built Environment, and Waste Stream Reduction & Diversion.
Forum on Energy and Sustainability

Orientation for Oakland Green and Solar Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training Program to Take Place on May 20

On May 20, the Cypress Mandela Training Center will be holding an orientation session for their free 16-week green and solar pre-apprenticeship construction training program.  Attendees at the orientation will learn more about this program and receive application information.

This orientation session will take place on Thursday, May 20, from 8:30am – noon at 111 Grand Avenue in Oakland, CA.  For additional information call (510) 208-7350 or visit the Cypress Mandela Training Center website.  The following video also provides some background on this program.

Green Job of the Day: Development Officer, GRID Alternatives (Oakland, 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: Development Officer
Organization: GRID Alternatives

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement at  The application deadline is March 12, 2010.

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GRID Alternatives is a rapidly growing non-profit organization that provides renewable energy and energy efficiency services to low-income families. Our main program is the Solar Affordable Housing Program, where we lead teams of volunteers and job trainees to install solar electric systems for low-income homeowners statewide.

We are looking for a Development Manager to join our growing fundraising team. This is a position with strong potential for future growth within the organization.

Job Duties

  • Work directly with the Development Director and Bay Area Regional Director to maintain and increase donations from individual, corporate, and foundation supporters throughout the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Solicit corporate donors through our corporate-sponsored workday program
  • Manage grant proposals to Bay Area foundations, including researching opportunities, managing deadlines, writing proposals, and writing final reports
  • Solicit new individual donors and implement campaigns to expand giving from existing donors
  • Solicit individual participants and corporate sponsors for our annual Solarthon fundraiser/solar installation event
  • Support the Bay Area Regional Director in writing grant applications for local government funding programs
  • Acknowledge donors and track donations using our database
  • Represent the organization to potential donors, funders, and sponsors
  • Assist in organizing fundraising and cultivation events, donor site visits, and media opportunities
  • Report directly to the Development Director, and communicate regularly to the Development Director and the Bay Area Regional Director the status of all development activities

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Green Job of the Day: Fade to Green Program Manager, Green For All (Oakland, 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: Fade to Green Program Manager
Organization: Green For All
Location: Oakland, California

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

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Green For All is a national organization dedicated to building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Green for All advocates for local, state and federal policies and funding for quality job creation, training, and entrepreneurial opportunities in the emerging green economy.

The Fade to Green Program Manager is directly responsible for implementing the Fade to Green Program, Green for All’s campaign for green awareness and economic development of the African American community. The program includes community organizing, external communications, interaction with the business community, youth programs, and strategizing around recovery funds.

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Green Job of the Day: Outreach Coordinator, East Bay Bicycle Coalition (Oakland, 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: Outreach Coordinator
Organization: East Bay Bicycle Coalition
Location: Oakland, CA

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

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The East Bay Bicycle Coalition is seeking a motivated and energized advocate for a full-time staff position of Outreach Coordinator. This is part of EBBC’s expanding efforts to grow and maximize the effectiveness of our organization.

The Outreach Coordinator will work on building membership and engaging volunteers in the year-round advocacy, outreach, and social activities of our non-profit organization. The Coordinator will engage EBBC members in the many volunteer activities of our organization, such as valet bike parking events, Bike to Work Day, transportation fairs, outreach events and bicycle advisory committees, including training of volunteers for these tasks. The Coordinator will also help grow the EBBC membership, currently at 2000 members, by incorporating membership recruitment into all of the activities of the EBBC and will assist in submitting and obtaining grants in connection with these activities. The Coordinator will work closely with the EBBC Executive Director, the EBBC Chair, board members of the EBBC, and other key volunteers in connection with all responsibilities.

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INFORUM of The Commonwealth Club to Present “Getting Your Green Dream Job” on January 26, 2009

INFORUM Division of The Commonwealth Club of California

On Monday, January 26, 2009 the INFORUM division of The Commonwealth Club of California will present a program entitled Getting Your Green Dream Job.  This program will include a panel presentation and career fair featuring employers and organizations that offer career development resources for individuals interested in careers that focus on environmental or social responsibility. 

This event will take place starting at 6:00 pm (5:30 pm check-in) at The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA  94105 (directions).  This program is free for Commonwealth Club members, $18 for non-members, and $7 for students (with valid ID).

Update: This event has occured and a wrap-up is available.

For more information:

Green Job of the Day: Executive Director, Asian Pacific Environmental Network (Oakland, 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: Executive Director
Organization: Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Location: Oakland, CA

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. The complete announcement, which includes application instructions, can be viewed here.

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The Executive Director (ED) provides visionary and strategic leadership to ensure that APEN has the vision, resources, staffing and organizational culture needed to implement its strategic plan. The ED will be doing exciting movement strategy and relationship building work. This position leads the work in assessing and shifting the landscape (on a 3 to 5 year time horizon) so that APEN operates in the most favorable conditions possible, while working in close partnership with the Associate Director to ensure the overall effectiveness and progress of the organization towards it’s strategic plan. This position also provides leadership in key organizational change processes as well as maintaining APEN’s organizational culture of leadership development, collaboration and partnership.

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