The International Center on Small Hydro Power is currently recruiting for four consultant roles. Travel to China will be necessary, but the roles can be based remotely. The jobs announcements are available here:
These are the featured green jobs for April 3, 2018
If your organization is hiring you can contact Green Jobs Network at email@example.com for information on how your jobs can be included in the next issue.
Connecticut – Woodbury
Sales/Front Desk, Earth Tones Native Plant Nursery
California – Oakland
1.) Recycling Supervisor, Civicorps
2.) Deputy HR Director – Employee Relations, Sierra Club
Colorado – Denver
Exec. Assistant / Chief of Special Projects, Build Change
Delaware – Wilmington
Director – Delaware Chapter, Sierra Club
Georgia – Dahlonega
Executive Director, Georgia ForestWatch
Illinois – Chicago
1.) Energy Efficiency Program Manager, Resource Innovations
2.) Energy Efficiency QA/QC Manager, Resource Innovations
Kentucky – Lexington
Stewardship Coordinator, Bluegrass Land Conservancy
Maine – Richmond
Executive Director, Friends of Merrymeeting Bay
New York – New Rochelle
1.) Branch Manager, Almstead Tree, Shrub & Lawn Care Co.
2.) Sales Arborist, Almstead Tree, Shrub & Lawn Care Co.
New York – Hawthorne
Sales Arborist, Almstead Tree, Shrub & Lawn Care Co.
Oregon – Portland
Air Operations Analyst, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Texas – Houston
Reimagine Resale Store Manager, Love146
This article will provide basic information to help answer a fundamental question — how can a job seeker locate green jobs?
First, a definition:
In this article, “green jobs” will be defined as full-time, part-time, or internship opportunities that provide a social or environmental benefit. These jobs can be in the public, private, or non-profit sector and include jobs in areas such as energy efficiency, green building, natural resource management, recycling, and renewable energy. This definition also reflects a broad view of sustainability and includes areas such as fair trade and corporate social responsibility.
Part 1: Job Boards
One method to identify green jobs is to review a popular source of job postings – online job boards. In reviewing job boards, it may be helpful to think about them in two categories:
1.) General job boards
These are broad-based boards that cover many industries and sectors, and which will include green jobs. These include well-known sites including CareerBuilder, Craigslist, Indeed, Monster, Simply Hired, and Yahoo HotJobs.
2.) Green job boards
A variety of job boards focus on opportunities related to environmental or social responsibility. These include job boards such as Idealist.org, TreeHugger’s Job Board, and greenjobsearch.org (from GJN). In addition, there are job boards that focus on a specific area within the green industry such as Jobs in Wind from the American Wind Energy Association.
Green Jobs Network was one of the first organizations to publish a comprehensive list of green job boards to assist job seekers. This list is in the process of being updated — look for a new version soon!
Part 2: The Hidden Green Job Market
Green jobs can be found in a number of areas in addition to online job boards. In some instances employers may not publicize a job opportunity via a traditional online job board for reasons such as time (for example, the company may not be able to invest the internal human resources needed to review a large number of applicants that could arise with a broad-based posting) or capacity (for example, a young company may not have a complete human resources department). Some of the other sources and strategies to locate green jobs include:
1.) Go Direct
Some companies may publish job listings on their website, but not necessarily conduct additional external recruitment for candidates. To access these opportunities job seekers should identify companies they would be interested in working for and review the Jobs or Careers section of their website for potential jobs. Strategies to identify companies include:
Networking can enable job seekers to learn about job opportunities. There are a vast number of approaches and strategies for networking, including attending events by organizations such as EcoTuesday and GreenDrinks, participating in the local chapter of a national organization such as the American Solar Energy Society, or attending programs or conferences such as the Green Festival. There are also internet-based approaches to networking (see point #3). Due to the importance of networking to a successful job search it will be the focus of a future article on Green Collar Blog.
3.) Online Social Media
There are an increasing number of job opportunities posted via online social media channels. For example, all groups on the professional networking site LinkedIn include a “Jobs” tab where job opportunities can be posted. Company representatives (including hiring managers) may use social media to conduct their own outreach for potential candidates. For example, the Green Jobs and Career Network group on LinkedIn currently contains more than 100 job postings in various locations.
4.) E-mail Lists
As with job boards, there are an increasing number of recruiters that focus on careers pertaining to sustainability. A number of these organizations will post positions for which they are currently seeking candidates (two examples are Commongood Careers and Bright Green Talent). A list of some green recruiters is available on Green Collar Blog.
6.) Membership Organizations
Industry associations and other membership-based organizations can offer job postings among their member services. For example, Net Impact, a national organization that focuses on harnessing the power of business for social good, has an extensive set of career services (including a job board and resume tips) as well as an annual career expo.
7.) Academic Institutions
Academic institutions offer a range of job-related resources for their students and graduates. These include access to job listings and job fairs. For example, Stanford University will be holding an Energy & Environmental Career Fair in October and this page on Green Collar Blog lists recent green career fairs held by institutions including the University of Illinois and University of Minnesota. Academic institutions can also be a source of networking opportunities.
Part 3: Future Green Jobs
1.) Follow the Money
One method to identify potential future green jobs is to identify where investments are being made today. This can be a productive strategy as these investments may lead to the development of new enterprises that have jobs. Specific approaches include:
2.) Follow the Law
A second method to identify potential future green jobs is to identify federal, state, or local legislative, judicial, or regulatory changes that impact the green economic sector. Government action can include providing funds for new initiatives (such as the approximately $8 billion in expanded funding for weatherization in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) that can lead to new employment opportunities or rules that may lead to new business opportunities. Sources for identifying these legal developments include those mentioned above as well as organizations such as the Apollo Alliance and Green For All.
3.) Follow the Startups
New enterprises can be a source for potential future job opportunities. Some strategies for identifying these are:
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The 2017 All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair will be taking place on March 3, 2017 at the Columbia University in New York City.
This event is a collaboration of the eight Ivy League schools (Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University) and is intended to provide an opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree students to discuss internships and full-time career opportunities with employers in areas such as:
You can learn more about this event here.
The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is a non-partisan nonprofit that is devoted to working with the private sector to make the healthy choice the easy choice for busy parents and families. First Lady Michelle Obama serves as PHA's Honorary Chair and former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and Senator Cory Booker serve as Honorary Vice Chairs.
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Partnerships within the Partner Relations team, this position will provide food and nutrition expertise internally and externally. Specifically, the position will:
Qualifications and Education:
To apply for this position, please send a resume, cover letter and salary history/requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Coordinator" in the title.
We regret we can only contact selected applicants. PHA offers competitive compensation and benefits. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Cleantech Group, Silicon Valley Bank, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati will present a breakfast event FoodTech and a Sustainable Future on April 27, 2016 in San Francisco.
This free event will feature the following:
You can learn more about this event and register here.
Thanks to our friends at Green Festival, readers of Green Collar Blog can obtain two free weekend passes to the San Francisco Green Festival! This program will be taking place November 10 – 11 and will be held at the SF Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.
The Net Impact SF Professional Chapter and Monitor Institute will present a program on May 22 entitled The Future of Philanthropy. This program will feature a panel of philanthropy professionals who will discuss trends in philanthropy and what it is like to work for a philanthropic organization. Panelists will include
This program will take place from 7:00 – 9:00pm, May 22, 2012 at HUB SOMA, 901 Mission Street, Suite 105, San Francisco, CA 94103. Additional information and registration is available here.
— cross-posted from Green VC
A brief note — the Green Career Bookshelf has been updated. This is a list of books for job seekers who are interested in career in environmental or social responsibility. Thanks!