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“Future of Philanthropy” Panel on May 22 to Explore Careers in Philanthropy

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

  • Stuart Burden – Monitor Institute
  • Jason McBriarty – Levi Strauss Foundation and Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Angie Chen – S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
  • Kelly Bathgate – Tipping Point
  • Rick Noguchi – James Irvine Foundation

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

Green Career Bookshelf Updated

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!

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:

Eucalyptus Magazine to Present Green Careers Expo in Cupertino on April 15

Eucalyptus Magazine

On April 15, Eucalyptus Magazine will present a Green Careers Expo.  This event, sponsored by Kimpton Hotels, 94.5 KBAY, and MIX 106.5, will feature speakers and exhibitors highlighting different aspects of the green job sector. 

This event is free if you register in advance ($10 at the door) and will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Cypress Hotel, 10050 South De Anza Boulevard, Cupertino, CA 95014.  Exhibitors will include:

  • Antioch University Los Angeles
  • Bastyr University
  • Bauman College
  • Cheetah Learning
  • Devry University
  • Dominican University of California
  • Five Branches University
  • Golden Gate University
  • – Carol McClelland, Ph.D
  • Green Jobs Network
  • Rudolf Steiner College
  • Sustainable Silicon Valley

Speakers will include: 

Joey Shepp
Director of Green MBA Programs at Dominican University
What employers are looking for and how to position yourself to become an effective agent for the new economy.

Jim Cassio
Author of Green Careers: Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future
How to find a career that is in sync with your values.

Richard Seireeni
Author of The Gort Cloud
Turn your passion into a valuable skill! How to transform your current job, influence your team and convince your company to be green.

Opportunity for Free Exhibit Hall Pass to Intersolar North America 2011 (July 12-14, San Francisco)

Intersolar North America 2008

Intersolar North America will take place from July 12-14 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.  This event, held in conjunction with SEMICON West, is a trade show and conference focusing on photovoltaics, solar thermal technology, and solar architecture.

Intersolar North America will include informative conference sessions and exhibit hall with hundreds of exhibitors.  Until April 25 you can obtain a free exhibit hall pass by registering here.

[cross posted from Green VC]

San Francisco Green Festival to Include “Tips for Your Green Job Search” Session on April 9 (Free Event)

Leonard Adler, Founder of Green Jobs Network (publisher of this blog) will be presenting a session on "Tips for Your Green Job Search" at the upcoming San Francisco Green Festival.  This session will take place on April 9 at 4:00 pm in the Green Business Pavilion and additional information is available here.

Thanks to our friends at Green America, readers of Green Collar Blog can receive compilmentary admission to the San Francisco Green Festival by downloading a free ticket via this link.

Green Jobs & Entrepreneurship Fair is February 16 (Discount Available)

The Green Jobs & Entrepreneurship Fair is an event taking place in the San Francisco Bay Area in February that is designed to provide information, resources, and networking opportunities for job seekers and entrepreneurs who are interested in social or environmental responsibility.  It will include panel sessions and a Resource Fair with employers, education & training institutions, and organizations serving the entrepreneur community.  This program is organized by Green Jobs Network (which also publishes this blog) and is sponsored by the recruiting firm Redfish Technology.

This event will take place at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley, California on February 16th from 1:30 – 5:30 pm.  This event will be immediately followed by East Bay Green Drinks from 5:30 – 8:00 pm.  A couple of offers are available for readers of Green Collar Blog:

  1. A limited number of tables are available to organizations that would like to participate in the Resource Fair.  Interested organizations should send an e-mail to events [at]
  2. Attendees can receive 50% off tickets (use code "greencollar")

Additional event information and registration is available at

Green Job of the Day: Marketing Associate, Cleantech Open (Redwood City, 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 Associate
Organization: Cleantech Open
Location: Redwood City, CA

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.  The application deadline is September 5, 2010.

[start excerpt]

The Cleantech Open is a non-profit that finds, funds and fosters entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges. A small, enthusiastic staff based in Redwood City, California works with hundreds of volunteers across the country to run the world’s largest clean technology business competition.

We are currently seeking a Marketing Associate to join the communications and marketing team. This position will be on a full-time volunteer, trial basis for 30-90 days, followed by an evaluation for longer-term employment.

Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Social media management, including creating and updating Twitter content, posts on Facebook and monitoring press hits
  • Assistance with writing newsletters and sending html emails to the newsletter list and specific groups
  • Communication with partners regarding publicity of events and network outreach
  • Recruitment and coordination of volunteer calling, emailing and event outreach campaigns for marketing large events
  • Active participation in planning meetings, including contributing ideas and suggestions
  • Organization of Cleantech Open information, including contact information and deadlines
  • Updating and editing of the Web siteperformance.

[end excerpt]

Deadline for Companies to Apply for Green Jobs Award is August 31

Green Jobs Award The Green Jobs Award is a new program presented by SJF Advisory Services and Green For All that is designed to identify, recognize, and promote private sector companies that are leaders in quality green job creation.  Award winners will be recognized at an event in New York City in mid-November and receive a package of business services.

Companies with at least $500,000 in revenue and a business model that preserves or enhances environmental quality are eligible to apply.  The application deadline is August 31, 2010. Additional information is available on the Green Jobs Award website.

Latest Green Event Discounts

Below are links to information on how to obtain discounts to some upcoming events in the cleantech and green sectors.  If your organization would like to offer a discount, please contact us.

M&A Activity
Mountain View, CA
June 28, 2010

Next Generation Batteries: Challenges and Opportunities in Energy Storage
Palo Alto, CA
June 29, 2010

Cleantech VC Pitch
Palo Alto, CA
June 30, 2010

Meet with Applied Ventures
Mountain View, CA
July 21, 2010

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