Washington DC Green Job Breakfast Series to Take Place July 19-22 and July 26-29 (Free Event)

The Washington, DC Green Jobs Breakfast Series is a series of programs presented by Columbia Heights/Shaw Family Support Collaborative and Urban Solar Solutions.  These programs will be led by Ellen McBarnette, Esq. (Founder of Urban Solar Solutions, LLC, member of the Maryland Clean Energy Advisory Board and the Prince George’s County Workforce Investment Board) and feature additional guest speakers.

The schedule of programs is:

July 19 - Introduction to Green Jobs
July 20 - Opportunities in Sustainable Landscaping
July 21 - Opportunities in Energy Efficiency
July 22 - Opportunities in Alternative Energy
July 26 - Opportunities in Green Building Performance
July 27 - Urban Agriculture and the Local “Slow” Food Movement
July 28 - Emerging Fields: Green Transportation, the Smart Grid and other emerging areas
July 29 - Green Workforce Development: Advice for all interested in pursuing green career opportunities.

These programs will take place from 8:00 – 10:00 am (brown bag breakfast encouraged) at the Thurgood Marshall Center, 1816 12th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20012.  These events are free and open to the public, but space is limited.  Registration for each day’s session is required.  Contact Petra Caines at pcaines [at] chsfsc.org or 202-518-6737 to RSVP.

You can also download a flyer with information on this event here (PDF).

Green Job of the Day: Sales and Marketing Manager, National Association for Environmental, Health and Safety Management (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: Sales and Marketing Manager
Organization: National Association for Environmental, Health and Safety Management (NAEM)
Location: Washington, DC

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

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About NAEM:
For more than 20 years, NAEM has empowered corporate leaders to advance environmental stewardship, create healthy workplaces and promote global sustainability. As the premier professional association for Environmental, Health and Safety, and Sustainability leaders in the Fortune 500 companies, NAEM provides peer-led educational conferences and a networking community for sharing solutions to today's corporate EHS and Sustainability management challenges.

Description:
Develops marketing initiatives as well as helps foster and implement strategic B2B partnerships that create new revenue opportunities and grow NAEM’s products and services. Helps develop and sell new business opportunities aimed at enhancing business decision-making for Environmental, Health and Safety, and Sustainability leaders. Works closely with the Executive Director to implement the organization’s strategic marketing plan.

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Green Job of the Day: 2010 DC Summer Commuting Conservation Crew Member (High School students in DC, MD, VA)

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

Job: 2010 DC Summer Commuting Conservation Crew Member
Organization: Student Conservation Association
Location: Washington, DC area

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

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June 28th – August 6th for High School Students aged 15-18 from DC, VA, and MD.

  • Monday-Friday, 8 hours per day working on a variety of conservation projects in national, regional, and local parks.
  • Earn a $1,320 tax free stipend.
  • Gain work experience, learn new skills, and participate in a 3 day camping trip at the end of the summer.

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Green Job of the Day: Chief Greening Officer, U.S. General Services Administration – Public Buildings Service (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: Chief Greening Officer
Organization: U.S. General Services Administration – Public Buildings Service

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

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  • The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service (PBS), invites applications for the position of Chief Greening Officer. Our Chief Greening Officer is a new position that will define a nationwide strategy to ensure that PBS becomes, “the most sustainable real estate organization in the country." This position reports directly to the Commissioner for PBS and will have wide latitude to develop and employ greening strategies for all new construction, and for the existing inventory of 1,500 federal buildings ranging from courthouses to land ports of entry. The successful candidate will need a balance of technical aptitude, leadership skill and strategic thinking, along with a desire to drive large scale change.
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    Idealist.org Washington DC Nonprofit Career Fair to Take Place on November 10

    Idealist.org will be holding a Washington DC Nonprofit Career Fair on November 10, 2009. This event is hosted by The George Washington University Career Center and is co-sponsored by Teach For America and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Washington DC Chapter.  This event is free for individuals to attend and includes:

    • A career fair featuring at least 65 organizations
    • Free information sessions offering nonprofit career advice to job seekers
    • An informal networking period for nonprofit recruiters and representatives from local colleges and university Offices of Career Services.

    This event will take place from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm in the Cloyd Heck Marvin Center located at 800 21st Street, NW, between H and I streets (directions).  For more information:

    Green Job of the Day: Director of Sustainability, American University (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: Director of Sustainability
    Organization: American University
    Location: Washington, DC

    An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. The complete job announcement can be found by selecting position "7262" from this page.  Application information is available here.

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    Description:
    Responsible for leading the university's efforts to reduce its environmental impact through the developing of plans, proposing policies, implementing improvements and overseeing marketing efforts. Develop measures to track progress on the sustainability objectives and regularly report on that progress. Identify, research, analyze and recommend new technologies and practices to conserve energy through facilities improvement. Develop programs for modifying behaviors of the university community to reduce its environmental impact. 

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    Green Affordable Housing & Jobs Forum to Take Place in Washington, DC on March 3rd

    On March 3rd, an event entitled Green Affordable Housing & Jobs Forum: Protecting the Most Vulnerable While Expanding Washington's Green Economy will take place in Washington, DC.

    This event is presented by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), in collaboration with Enterprise Community Partners Inc., the District of Columbia Department of the Environment, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and will include sessions covering the following topics:

    • What are the Costs and Benefits of Affordable Green Housing?
    • Role of Government in Transforming the Market in Making Affordable Green Housing
    • The Green Economy: Jobs and Economic Development Potential
    • Green Collar Jobs in the Housing Sector

    The program will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (with a reception to follow) at the JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20004.  Registration information is available at www.mwcog.org/greenhousing

    Green Affordable Housing and Jobs Forum

    Green Job of the Day: Director – Online Strategy, Environmental Defense Fund (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: Director, Online Strategy
    Organization: Environmental Defense Fund
    Location: Washington, DC

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

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    We are seeking a proven visionary to define and develop the online strategies that will assist us in achieving our organizational objectives. This individual will ensure that the right content is delivered to the appropriate target audiences in the form in which they prefer to consume it. Partnering with key executives within the organization, the Director will conceive and direct communications initiatives that drive EDF's online strategy and effective utilization of the web.  This position will serve as the primary web content resource, advocate, and strategist for all EDF Program, Communications and executive staff.

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    Green Job of the Day: Senior Legislative Associate – Poverty and Climate Change, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (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: Senior Legislative Associate – Poverty and Climate Change
    Organization: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
    Location: Washington, DC

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

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    The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a leading national policy institute, conducts research and analysis designed to impact state and federal policy decisions on a range of domestic issues impacting low and moderate income families. The organization has attained a national reputation for its unique capacity to blend rigorous, timely analyses with activities designed to enable policymakers in Washington and the states to make use of its work.

    In 2007, the Center launched an initiative in recognition that climate change, one of the most crucial issues the nation faces, is likely also to be one of the most important economic and domestic poverty issues the nation will confront in the years ahead, and one of the leading budget policy issues as well. Emissions reductions outlined in climate change legislation would increase costs for home energy, gasoline, and other products disproportionately for low and moderate-income households unless measures are designed to protect these consumers. The Center has assumed a leading role in advancing policies that ensure that strong and effective climate change policies are sound from a low-income and fiscal policy standpoint. This initiative involves a team of senior staff at the Center, including the Executive Director, and activities include extensive research and analysis, policy development, legislative activity, and coalition work.

    The Center is seeking a Senior Legislative Associate who will play a major role in coordinating the Center's multi-faceted work in this area, including monitoring federal legislative activity, communicating the Center's policy recommendations to policymakers and legislative staff, and working with a broad range of non-profit organizations to build an effective coalition to work on issues that intersect climate change, the federal budget, and low-income policy. The position also involves close collaboration with the Center's policy analysts who develop and analyze policy and legislative options and with the Center's communications team. There also could be opportunities to author or co-author Center analyses depending upon the senior associate's expertise and skills. Other responsibilities include drafting legislative updates and other written materials and providing technical and strategic assistance and information to state organizations that are engaged in these issues at the national level as well as at the state or regional levels.

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    Green Job of the Day: Media Specialist, Marine Fish Conservation Network (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: Marine Fish Conservation Network
    Organization: Media Specialist
    Location: Washington, DC

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

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    The Marine Fish Conservation Network (Network) is seeking a Media Specialist to work from its Washington, DC office, managing all aspects of the Network's media efforts focused on sustainable fisheries, fish populations and marine ecosystems. This position offers an excellent opportunity to work first hand with national and regional media, Congress, and national and regional conservation organizations. The Network is a coalition of almost 200 national, regional, and local environmental organizations, recreational and commercial fishing groups, aquariums, and marine science groups dedicated to marine fish conservation and committed to long-term sustainability of U.S. fisheries.   The position will be filled as soon as possible.

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