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“FoodTech and a Sustainable Future” to Take Place on April 27 in San Francisco

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:

  • Andrew Beebe – Managing Director, Obvious Ventures
  • Anu Hariharan -Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • David Lee - COO & CFO, Impossible Foods
  • Debbie Kristofferson - CEO, Zukeeni

You can learn more about this event and register here.

2016 All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair to Take Place on March 4

The 2016 All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair will be taking place on March 4, 2016 at the Columbia University in New York City.

This event is a collobaration 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:

  • Agricultural management, science, and engineering
  • City, regional, and environmental planning and design
  • Civil, mechanical, and chemical engineering
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Earth and atmospheric sciences
  • Ecology, ecosystems, and biodiversity
  • Environmental and energy markets
  • Environmental policy, economics, and law
  • Environmental science and engineering
  • Forest science and management
  • Green building design
  • Industrial environmental management
  • International and community development
  • Natural resource management
  • Product design and consumer goods
  • Renewable energy and energy management
  • Smart technology
  • Supply chain management
  • Watershed science, policy, and management

You can learn more about this event here.

Green Jobs Network to Offer Three-Part Webinar Series by Sustainability Career Coach Shannon Houde

Green Jobs Network is working with sustainability career coach Shannon Houde to offer a comprehensive three-session webinar series for job seekers. The three webinars are:

  • Session 1 (September 29): What's hot in the sustainability jobs market?
  • Session 2 (October 13): The fear-free career change
  • Session 3 (November 17): LinkedIn for jobseeker success

These sessions are $45 for a single webinar or $125 for the series. Click here for additional program information and registration.

Also, if you live in the SF Bay Area, you can meet Shannon at an open house on 8/28. RSVP information is available here.

Learn Interviewing Skills at Next Green Jobs Webinar

The next Green Job Webinar will be Interviewing with Confidence and will take place on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from Noon – 1:00 pm (Pacific). In this session you will learn how to:

  • Approach interviews with confidence and poise.
  • Answer the most challenging questions with concise and structured answers.
  • Tell relevant stories about your personal attributes, skills, knowledge, and experience.

The presenter will be H. Joseph Cuevas, his bio is below. You can register for this program here.

Presenter bio

H. Joseph Cuevas is Founder and Owner of Career Management Associates. For over 20 years, he has provided career coaching to individuals in corporate, high-tech, public, non-profit, higher education and government settings. He has been retained as a Career Consultant by organizations including IBM, HP, Intel, Santa Clara County, and Adobe.

Mr. Cuevas has served as Director and Instructor of Career, Academic and Professional Development Programs for Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz serving undergraduate/graduate students, post-docs, faculty, staff and alumni. He has also delivered presentations to local, state and national organizations and at conferences on Career Development, Communication and Work Styles, Cooperative Education in the Workplace, Diversity: Benefits of Inclusivity, Interviewing with Confidence for Jobs, Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions and Effective Interviewing for Managers. Mr. Cuevas holds an M.A. Career & Academic Counseling.

New Book on Green Jobs to be Released in June

A new book on green jobs, Decent Work, Green Jobs and the Sustainable Economy: Solutions for Climate Change and Sustainable Development From the World of Work, will be released in June by Greenleaf Publishing. Below is a summary of the book provided by the publisher:

This book provides a comprehensive overview of climate change, sustainable development and decent work. It addresses the challenges of achieving environmental sustainability and turning the vision of decent work for all into a reality. It also demonstrates that green jobs can be a key economic driver as the world steps into the largely uncharted territory of building a sustainable and low-carbon global economy. Author Peter Poschen shows that positive outcomes are possible but require a clear understanding of the opportunities and challenges as well as country-specific policies that integrate environmental social and decent work elements. The opportunities for gains may in fact be greatest in developing countries and emerging economies.

You can learn more about this new book here.

Unity College to Present Maine’s Largest Environmental Career Fair on February 10

Unity College will host Maine’s largest Environmental Career Fair on February 10, 2015. Space is still available for employers who want to participate — the last day to register is January 29, 2015. There are three ways your organization can register:

  • Call Unity College Career Services at (207) 509-7271 
  • E-mail Career Services at crc [at] 
  • Register online here

You can learn more about this event here.

Roundup of Recent Job Postings (January 20)

The special blog post contains a roundup of more than 30 recent job postings:

Job Seekers: If you apply for one of these positions, please indicate that you learned about it via Green Jobs Network.

India – Odisha or Assam
India Program Manager, BioLite

UK – London
Sustainability Advisor, Sustainable Business

UK – Brentford
Manager Corporate Responsibility Engagement, GSK

Boston, NYC, or San Francisco
Program Coordinator, EDF Climate Corps

CA – Berkeley
Program Director, Sustainable Agriculture Education

CA – Menlo Park
* Sustainability Analyst, Facebook
* Sustainability Program Manage – MBA Intern, Facebook

CA – Oakland
* CEO, Build It Green
* Multiple jobs @ Back to the Roots 

CA – Palo Alto
Sustainability Manager, VMware

CA – San Francisco
* Director – Strategic Partnerships, Center for Resource Solutions
* Manager – Sustainability Innovation, Levi Strauss & Co.

CO – Grand Lake
GM, Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge

DC – Washington
* Associate Research Officer, Walton Family Foundation
* Sustainability Mgr., Hyatt

KY – Louisville
Energy Auditor, SMS Group of Companies

MA – Amherst
Sustainability Communications & Marketing Mgr., Univ. of MA Amherst

ME – Portland
Director of Digital Marketing, Energy Circle

* CTO, Library for All
* Equity Research Analyst – ESG & Sustainability, UBS
* Events Manager, Centre for Social Innovation

NY – Ossining
Hudson River Program Director, Riverkeeper

OR – Neotsu
Executive Director, Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council

OR – Portland
Ecosystem Services Analyst, The Freshwater Trust

VA – Virginia Beach
Brock Center Coordinator, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

WA – Seattle
Green Building LEED Project Coordinator, ArchEcology

WI – Madison
Grassroots Organizer for Clean Water Impact

WI – Milwaukee
Environmental Policy Analyst, City of Milwaukee

Roundup of Recent Green Job Postings (Dec. 1)

The special blog post contains a roundup of more than 30 recent job postings:

Canada – Toronto
Multiple jobs @ Earth Day Canada

Rwanda – Kigali 
Country Director, Gardens for Health International  

Tanzania – Arusha
CFO, Global Cycle Solutions  

UK – Bradford 
Ethical Trade Manager (via Acre) 

AZ – Flagstaff 
Field Coordinator, Ecova 

CA – Los Angeles 
* Energy Consultant – Utility Solutions, Ecova 
* Energy Manager, Ecova  
* Senior Word Processor & Document Specialist, Environmental Science Associates 
* Southern California Biological & Cultural Resources Group Leader, Environmental Science Associates  

CA – Mountain View
Multiple jobs @ Silicon Valley Community Foundation  

CA – Oakland
Marketing & Communications Manager, Build it Green  

CA – Sacramento
Senior Associate – Community Development, Environmental Science Associates 

CA – San Diego
Senior Permitting Specialist, Environmental Science Associates  

CA – San Francisco
* Senior Regulatory Permitting Specialist, Environmental Science Associates
* Project Manager, Environmental Science Associates 
* Mid-Level Biologist CEQA/NEPA, Environmental Science Associates 
* Aircraft Noise Modeler, Environmental Science Associates

CT – New Haven
* Energy Consultant – Utility Solutions, Ecova
* Program Lead, Ecova  

DC – Washington 
* Business Process Specialist, US Green Building Council
* Energy Team LEED Certification Reviewer, USGBC
* LEED Certification Reviewer – Existing Buildings Energy/HVAC, USGBC
* LEED Associate – Performance, USGBC 

MT – Billings
Field Organizer, Northern Plains Resource Council 

NJ – Newark
Program Associate – Corporate & Community Engagement, Prudential  

NY – New York City 
* Associate Director of Membership, NRDC
* Director of Communications, NY League of Conservation Voters  

NY – Warwick
Southern New York Land Steward, Open Space Institute 

OR – Portland
Building Automation Controls Driver, Ecova 

PA – Harrisburg 
* PA Outreach and Advocacy Manager, Chesapeake Bay Foundation 
* PA Media & Communications Coordinator, Chesapeake Bay Foundation  

WA – Seattle 
* Project Administrator/Accounting Assistant, Environmental Science Associates 
* Senior Water Resources Engineer, Environmental Science Associates 

Should the Green Careers Journal Be Revived? Take the Survey and Tell Us!

The Environmental Career Center (a friend of Green Jobs Network) is considering re-launching the Green Careers Journal magazine and would like to know how the Journal could help you. The Journal was published until 2012 when grant funding expired. You can view a prior issue online here.

Please take the short survey here.

You’ll instantly see the results to-date when you complete the survey. Thank you!

Thank You Veterans

In recognition of Veterans Day, here are some job resources to assist veterans:

* Farmers Veteran Coalition

* LinkedIn: Veterans Resource Center

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