Day of Event Registration Available for Wednesday’s Free Green Career Event in San Jose

Just a brief note — onsite registration will be available for the Green Your Dreans: Career and Educational Pathways event taking place on Wednesday, September 28th in San Jose, California.  This program is free and open to the public and will be held from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the University of Phoenix – San Jose Learning Center, 3590 N. 1st, Street, San Jose, CA 95134.  Additional program information is available here.

Employer Registration Open for Stanford University Energy & Environmental Career Fair

Employer registration is now open for the Stanford University Energy & Environmental Career Fair. This event will take place on Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM and is sponsored by the Stanford School of Earth Sciences, the Stanford Energy Club, and the Stanford Career Development Center.

This career fair is open to public, non-profit and private sector organizations that are pursuing sustainability, with a particular focus on clean technology. This event will provide employers an opportunity to speak with students and graduates about their organization, career fields, internships, and full time positions.  

Registration is limited — interested employers should send an e-mail to events <at> greenjobs.net

Home Energy Retrofit Occupations (HERO) Program Offers Free Course on “Effective Green Business Marketing” at Skyline College

The Home Energy Retrofit Occupations (HERO) Program announces its next free training offering: Effective Green Business Marketing at Skyline College, June 21 – August 4 (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4pm to 7:15pm). This class will focus on branding, networking, social media, customer cultivation and general marketing for the green economy.  This training is open to all dislocated, unemployed, veteran and incumbent workers who are eligible through the Workforce Investment Act.  For more information, please download this flyer (PDF).  Orientations will be held June 14th and 15th.  For more information, please contact Gina at HERO [at] smchsa.org

Green Job of the Day: Marketing & Events Manager, Environmental Business Cluster (San Jose, 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: Marketing & Events Manager
Organization: Prescience International (manages the Environmental Business Cluster)
Location: San Jose, California

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

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Are you an experienced marketing and event manager with a passion for lead generation? Do you love the fast-paced world of online advertising & marketing? Do you excel at building integrated marketing campaigns and customer experiences that drive customer growth and influencer perceptions? Do you excel in creating and producing programs and events? Does understanding and interacting with start-up and small businesses motivate and excite you? Do you have an interest in CleanTech?

The Marketing & Events Manager is responsible for successfully leading and executing on the event strategy for the Environmental Business Cluster serving as project manager for a wide range of events consisting of internal one-on-one meetings, client seminars (20 people) to public programming (200+ people) providing an opportunity to interact closely with today’s industry leaders. Program management will include: event selection, event marketing, speaker representation, social media plans, sponsorship and client involvement.

This position must be able to create a strategic and holistic customer contact plan develop and implement customer engagement events, develop messaging for customer segment, plan for targeted and strategic customers touches, and uncover and develop new relationships within customer environments.

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October 6 is Final Deadline for Employer Registration for Stanford University Energy & Environmental Career Fair

This Wednesday, October 6th, is the final deadline for employer registration for the Stanford University Energy and Environmental Career Fair.  This program is presented by the Stanford School of Earth Sciences and the Stanford Career Development Center and will take place on Monday, October 11 from 2:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Earth Sciences Building (map).

This career fair will feature organizations that are pursuing sustainability, with a particular focus on clean technology. This event will provide employers an opportunity to speak with students and graduates about their organization, career fields, internships, and full time positions. For additional registration information, send an e-mail to events <at> greenjobs.net

Green Job of the Day: Program Officer, Skoll Foundation (Palo Alto, 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: Program Officer
Organization: Skoll Foundation
Location: Palo Alto, CA

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.  The deadline for submitting resumes is September 17, 2010.

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Background
The Skoll Foundation was established in 1999 by eBay’s first president, Jeff Skoll, who serves as the founder and chairman. The Skoll Foundation’s mission is to drive large-scale change by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs and other innovators dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing problems. Social entrepreneurs are proven leaders whose innovative approaches and solutions to social and environmental problems are helping to better the lives and circumstances of countless underserved or disadvantaged individuals and society overall. By identifying the people and their organizations already bringing positive change around the world, the Skoll Foundation empowers them to extend their reach, deepen their impact and fundamentally transform society.

Position Description
The Program and Impact team seeks a Program Officer who brings a combination of intellectual curiosity, a passion for social change, a focus on tangible results, a “can do” attitude and a desire to work within a team that practices continuous learning and improvement. The Program and Impact Team manages the Skoll Foundation’s “invest” programs (grants, investments in and loans to social entrepreneurs and other innovators). Like the foundation itself, the invest programs are continuously evolving as the foundation seeks to maximize its impact. The Program Officer will be an integral member of a team responsible for: (1) working with a select group of partners to take advantage of opportunities that drive greater impact; and (2) advancing opportunities for significant progress towards targeted foundation goals within specific issue areas. The Program Officer will be engaged in primary relationships throughout the foundation’s programs, but will play a key role in identifying and catalyzing investment opportunities for greater impact. Program Officers are expected to accept a high degree of individual responsibility for anticipating and meeting deadlines, analyzing and managing opportunities and risk, producing high-quality documents and graphic materials, maintaining records and welcoming feedback with the aim of continuous improvement and contribution to team performance.

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“Job Opportunities in Emerging Industries” Panel and Resource Fair to Take Place in San Jose on August 20

Job Opportunities in Emerging Industries is a program that will take place on August 20th in San Jose, California.  This event is hosted by Trinity Cathedral PACT and San Jose City Council Member Ash Kalra and will feature the following

  • Panel Discussion with Leaders from Green, Clean, BioTech Sectors
  • Free Rapid Resume Review Clinic with HR and Business Professionals
  • Resource Fair with Information from Leading Training Providers

This event is free and open to the public and will take place on Friday, August 20, from 1:00 pm – 4:45 pm at San José City Hall, Council Wing, Room W-120, 200 East Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95113.  You can download a flyer of this event here (PDF).

Employer Registration Now Open for Stanford University Energy & Environmental Career Fair

Employer registration is now open for the Stanford University Energy and Environmental Career Fair.  This program is presented by the Stanford School of Earth Sciences and the Stanford Career Development Center and will take place on Monday, October 11 from 2:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. at the Huang Engineering Building.

This career fair will feature organizations that are pursuing sustainability, with a particular focus on clean technology. This event will provide employers an opportunity to speak informally with students about their organization, career fields, internships, and full time positions. Space is limited and there is a fee to participate in this event. For additional registration information, send an e-mail to events <at> greenjobs.net

[cross-posted from Green Collar Blog]

Green Job of the Day: Managing Director, Environmental Business Cluster (San Jose, 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: Managing Director
Organization: Environmental Business Cluster
Location: San Jose, CA

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

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The Managing Director reports to the CEO, and is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. In program development and administration, the Managing Director will:

* Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
* Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the CEO and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the CEO.
* Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
* See that the CEO is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
* Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals.
* Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.
* Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.
* Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
* See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.
* Maintain a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.
* Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.
* Work with the staff and CEO in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
* Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.
* Creation and management of strategic business plan and operational plan.
* P&L Management
* Team Management
* Sponsorship revenue generation and management
* Grant and contract revenue generation and management
* Client assessment, coaching, and assistance
* Interface with all respective stakeholders
* Management of the Board of Advisors

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Green Job of the Day: Marketing and Events Manager, Prescience International (San Jose, 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: Marketing and Events Manager
Organization: Prescience International
Location: San Jose, CA

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

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Prescience International is seeking a Marketing & Events Manager to oversee and execute on the programs of the San Jose BioCenter (BioCenter), the Environmental Business Cluster (EBC), the BioExec Institute, and the Cleantech Institute.

Position Summary:
The Marketing & Events Manager will work closely with the Prescience Marketing Director and the Managing Directors of each respective incubator to plan, coordinate, and execute the events schedule and related marketing activities at the BioCenter and EBC. The programs range from internal one-on-one meetings, to client seminars (20 people) to public programming (200+ people) and provide an opportunity to interact closely with today’s industry leaders. The Marketing & Events Manager will also participate in the planning, marketing and execution of the BioExec Institute and Cleantech Institute.

This position requires initiative, high energy level, attention to detail, ability to learn quickly, ability to drive complex projects to success with outside partners, ability to handle difficult customers, and top-notch communication skills.

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