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Category: Ohio Green Jobs

Green Job of the Day: Campaign Jobs (DC, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.  For today's edition we're spotlighting multiple jobs available at Grassroots Voter Outreach, which has jobs in DC, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Job – Field Organizer.  View description for the following locations:

Green Job of the Day: Sales and Marketing Paid Internship, Natural Friendly Products (Beachwood, OH)

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

Job: Sales and Marketing Intership
Organization: Natural Friendly Products
Location: Beachwood, OH

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

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Nature Friendly Products is dedicated to offering a complete line of fully biodegradable and compostable food service tableware, cutlery, cold cups, straws and trash bags for the food service industry. We produce more than 200 food service items that are 100% biodegradable and compostable, returning quickly, safely, and completely to nature.

NFP products are fully compostable within 50-100 days in commercial composting facilities, providing consumers with a safe, eco-friendly alternative to landfill disposal. Our products can be sent to the composting facility as used—no scraping or sorting required—are able to divert nearly a third of waste from landfills. Nature Friendly Products meet BPI (Biodegradable Products Institute) standards for compostability, are US ASTM Approved and US Compost Council Certified.

Target market/customers include colleges, universities, hospitals, restaurants, corporations, food service distributors, associations, events, venues, government, etc.  As more people are looking at zero waste and green initiatives, composting and waste diversion is becoming a focal point.  The current market for eco-friendly food service disposables has grown by triple digits for each of the last three years and is expected to continue to do so in the immediate future.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Achieve a thorough knowledge of all products, services, and corporate philosophies
  • Basic phone follow up for database management and prospecting
  • Compile materials for sales and marketing kits and replenish and maintain sample and marketing kit supplies
  • Update and customize sales proposals for client presentations
  • Proposal generation, bid submission and follow-up
  • Research, analysis and evaluation of product line extension and suppliers
  • Product sourcing
  • Price development and analysis
  • Research and evaluate industry trends and new technology
  • Competitive tracking
  • Various projects that require making phone calls, emailing and internet research
  • Participate in both internal team and client meetings
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with all customer and company associates
  • Clerical support to all levels of management as needed
  • Assist other sales or service associates as requested
  • Other various duties as assigned

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“Job Opportunities for the Green Economy” Report Provides Data for 12 States

In June, a report entitled Job Opportunities for the Green Economy was released.  This report includes employment and wage data in 12 states for jobs related to the following green sectors – building retrofitting, mass transit, fuel-efficient automobiles, wind power, solar power, and cellulosic biomass fuels.  The specific jobs examined in each sector are:

Building Retrofitting – Electricians, Heating/Air Conditioning Installers, Carpenters, Construction Equipment Operators, Roofers, Insulation Workers, Carpenter Helpers, Industrial Truck Drivers, Construction Managers, Building Inspectors

Mass Transit – Civil Engineers, Rail Track Layers, Electricians, Welders, Metal Fabricators, Engine Assemblers, Production Helpers, Bus Drivers, First-Line Transportation Supervisors, Dispatchers

Energy-Efficient Automobiles – Computer Software Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Engineering Technicians, Welders, Transportation Equipment Painters, Metal Fabricators, Computer-Controlled Machine Operators, Engine Assemblers, Production Helpers, Operations Managers

Wind PowerEnvironmental Engineers, Iron and Steel Workers, Millwrights, Sheet Metal Workers, Machinists, Electrical Equipment Assemblers, Construction Equipment Operators, Industrial Truck Drivers, Industrial Production Managers, First-Line Production Supervisors

Solar Power – Electrical Engineers, Electricians, Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Welders, Metal Fabricators, Electrical Equipment Assemblers, Construction Equipment Operators, Installation Helpers, Laborers, Construction Managers

Cellulosic BiofuelsChemical Engineers, Chemists, Chemical Equipment Operators, Chemical Technicians, Mixing and Blending Machine Operators, Agricultural Workers, Industrial Truck Drivers, Farm Product, Purchasers, Agricultural and Forestry Supervisors, Agricultural Inspectors

State-specific data is presented for Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

In this report “green jobs” are defined as occupations that contribute toward building or producing goods to achieve a ‘green’ marketplace.  In addition, it links the idea that green jobs should be sustainable employment opportunities — that is, jobs that pay at least a living wage, offer training and promotional opportunities and some measure of security.

The report was authored by Robert Pollin and Jeanette Wicks-Lim of the Department of Economics and Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and commissioned by Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). It was released in cooperation with the Green Jobs for America Campaign, a partnership of the Sierra Club, Blue Green Alliance, United Steelworkers, NRDC and with the Center for American Progress and Green for All.

Job Opportunities for the Green Economy

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