Green Job of the Day: Conservation Law and Climate Change Coordinator, Defenders of Wildlife (Washington, DC)

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Job: Conservation Law and Climate Change Coordinator
Organization: Defenders of Wildlife
Location: Washington, DC 

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

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The Conservation Law and Climate Change Coordinator is an integral part of Defenders of Wildlifes legal,  federal lands and climate change teams and is expected to develop strong knowledge of current legal,  federal lands and climate program projects and provide general assistance to staff members in both departments on various matters relating to those projects. The Conservation Law and Climate Change Coordinator is responsible for administering Defenders litigation docket; Conservation Law Department and Landscape Conservation and Climate Adaptation Department budgets and web content; handling information requests on all climate and legal program issues; representing the two departments in internal and external meetings on select issues; coordinating office procedures to facilitate accomplishment of workplans; and organizing division events including meetings, receptions, and conferences. 

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Green Job of the Day: Executive Director, Green America (Washington, DC)

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: Green America
Location: Washington, DC

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. More information is available here.

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To celebrate our 30th anniversary and raise the bar for the next 30 years, we're expanding our senior team with a new executive director position.  This new person will join our visionary senior executive team, including Alisa Gravitz, President/CEO; Denise Hamler, Green Business Director, and Russ Gaskin, Strategic Programs Director.  

We are looking for an accomplished social entrepreneur, visionary leader and scale-builder, ready to take on her/his next big project, bringing these skills to the table: 

* Passion for building the green economy

* Strategic thinking for building scale, and a proven track record for taking an organization to the next level

* Revenue builder with demonstrated ability to energize donors and foundations, garner new funders and develop new business models and sources of revenue

* Technology and social media leadership

* Experience with creating deep partnerships and building broad alliances

* Strong collaborative management skills for leading a participatory staff and movement building

Our ideal candidate is a recognized thought-leader in sustainability issues, with a deep set of strategies, relationships and connections that can help grow Green America to the next level to meet its next set of audacious goals.  S/he would have already doubled or quintupled the size of a for-profit or non-profit organization.  S/he may have already launched, grown and sold a major business, and be ready to give back to society by steering a major social-change organization and movement to achieve system-changing green economy goals.

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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: Marketing and Membership Director – Green Business Network, Green America (Washington, DC)

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Job: Marketing and Membership Director – Green Business Network
Organization: Green America
Location: Washington, DC

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

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Green America’s Green Business Network (GBN) is first, largest and most diverse network of small green businesses, offering a tiered green business certification that is designed to educate and acknowledge businesses about social and environmental responsibility. Founded in 1983.

This position is responsible for managing the Green Business Network’s membership and marketing areas working closely with the GBN Director, Online Membership Coordinator, certification team and interns. 

This position is the key liaison with GBN members and potential members and includes: Outreach and recruitment to build membership; Retention and renewals of existing members; PR/outreach/social media to promote GBN; and managing/development of membership benefits to serve the members.

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MARC Green Consortium Releases Green Jobs Report and Website for DC, Maryland, and Virginia

Mid-Atlantic Regional Collaborative (MARC)

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Collaborative's (MARC) Green Consortium (a group of workforce and education leaders from DC, Maryland and Virginia) announced earlier this month the release of green workforce research reports and green job search resources at marcgreenworks.com. This project was funded through a $4 million competitive grant from the US Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The research reports, Green Data for a Growing Green Economy, include the following findings:

  1. The green economy represents an estimated $34.8 billion in terms of DC, Maryland, and Virginia's gross regional product or GRP;
  2. 8-9% of region's employers with more than one employee have green jobs;
  3. 235,600 green jobs exist in the region and that number is expected to grow by 12% in the next two years;
  4. 50% of green jobs were concentrated in the construction, technical services, and education/policy sectors although green jobs were found in 300+ industries;
  5. The greatest number of green jobs are in energy efficiency and energy conservation;
  6. Green growth is projected in construction, professional, scientific, technical services and support, and waste management services;
  7. 75% of the region's green employers offered on-the-job training (OJT) for workers;
  8. 6,500 green jobs were available at the time of the mid-2010 survey and most openings did not require a degree;
  9. Jobs requiring a BA degree or above accounted for 69% of green employment in DC, 23% in Maryland, and 26% inVirginia; and
  10. In DC, the largest gaps (shortages of trained applicants for green jobs) are in the life, physical and social science, architecture and engineering, and business and financial operations occupations while in Maryland and Virginia, the business and financial operations and computer and mathematical occupations are more heavily impacted. 

A range of resources for job seekers and employers are available on the www.marcgreenworks.com website, including a job search tool, a list of education and training providers, and information on job market trends. 

Green Job of the Day: Project Manager, Green America Exchange (Washington, DC)

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

Job: Project Manager, Green America Exchange
Organization: Green America
Location: Washington, DC

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

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The Green America Green Business Network (GBN) is the business membership programof Green America. The Green America Exchange is a grant-funded, pilot project that isan online barter network that helps socially and environmentally responsible businessesget what they need without spending cash. Check out www.GreenAmericaExchange.org.

The goal is to grow GAEx to 100 regularly trading accounts by the end of 2011 andaccomplishes the goals set out for Phase 1 of the program and secure funding for Phase2 in 2012.

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Green Job of the Day: Director of Finance and Operations – Tropical Ecology, Assessment and Monitoring, Conservation International (Arlington, VA)

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Job: Director of Finance and Operations – Tropical Ecology, Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM)Organization: Conservation International
Location: Arlington, VA

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

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The Tropical Ecology, Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) Director of Operations and Finance leads the strategy and implementation of all operations, grants and financial aspects of the TEAM Network multi-institution partnership. This includes leading the development and implementation of all operational standards, for all TEAM Network activities, including those executed by international and local partners. The Director reports directly to the Vice President, TEAM Initiative and is responsible for ensuring compliance of all institutions with TEAM operational standards, as well as integration and compliance of TEAM partnership standards with CI standards and processes. This position supervises TEAM's operational staff members. This is a highly visible position that requires complex negotiation with internal and external partners and regular interaction with all levels of staff across the TEAM partner institutions.

The Director plays a key role in supporting the scientific integrity and expansion of the TEAM network, including: leading the development and analysis of alternative scenarios for the operational and financial expansion of the TEAM Network; leading the development of 5-year and 1-year joint, multi-institution workplans and budgets; leading development of budgeting and reporting processes for the partnership; and providing guidance and information to the TEAM Partnership Steering Committee, comrprising senior leadership of partner institutions, including CI. The Director oversees all aspects of TEAM financial management, including planning and modeling, budgeting, performance monitoring and overall financial management. (S)he oversees production of monthly, quarterly and annual grants and financial reports for TEAM. (S)he oversees management of all grants related activities, including reporting to donors and grantee reporting to TEAM/CI. The director ensures that requisite support for TEAM fund raising activities is provided. The Director ensures that TEAM is in compliance with all CI policies and procedures and donor legal, accounting and reporting standards and is the liaison to other administrative and operational teams in CI's Science and Knowledge Division, and to CI Finance, Human Resources and Operations groups.

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Green Job of the Day: Retail Sales Associate (Part-Time), Urban Sustainable (Washington, DC)

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

Job: Retail Sales Associate (Part-Time)
Organization: Urban Sustainable
Location: Washington, DC

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

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Urban Sustainable – an Urban Gardening and Outreach Center in Washington, DC is looking for a Retail Sales Associate to join the team in our new Adams Morgan store. Urban Sustainable seeks to become a community leader in providing solutions for healthy and sustainable living in urban environments. We provide information, new technologies and innovative growing techniques that promote sustainable living through urban agriculture. Thus, the person we are looking for to fill this position should have an awareness of environmental issues, be passionate about holistic and sustainable living and have some gardening, retail and customer service experience. This person should also be energetic, outgoing and community oriented. Bilingual (Spanish) communication skills are a big plus!

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