New Position – Green Plus Community Coordinator

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Would you like to play a role in making American more prosperous, healthier, and more sustainable? Do you love meeting many and working with many kinds of new people on a daily basis? Does the idea of helping our country’s small businesses reach the cutting edge of triple bottom line sustainability?

The Institute for Sustainable Development is seeking a Community Coordinator for its Green Plus program. The Green Plus Community Coordinator will an important day-to-day face to our community, and play a vital role in connecting, invigorating, and celebrating the efforts of the Green Plus community across twelve states.


The ideal candidate

  • Is a ‘people person’ — loves meeting and working with many different kinds of people
  • Has a passion for – and some background in — triple bottom line sustainability — and a strong interest in learning more
  • Has superlative writing and communication skills
  • Is highly organized

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree
  • Two to three years of work experience
  • Basic facility with WordPress, Excel, and databases (some training available)
  • Management of individuals and small groups (graduate and undergraduate students)
  • Experience in small scale event planning
  • Some proficiency (and willingness to learn) basic design programs a plus

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Connecting: Developing a relationship with all Green Plus participants; connecting them with expertise and business-to-business opportunities in the Green Plus network
  • Communicating & Story Telling: Producing written and multi-media features on Green Plus members and sustainability issues of interest to smaller enterprises and their communities, as well as occasional newsletters, press releases, reports and the like
  • Convening: Organizing educational and networking events around the country for Green Plus members
  • Assessing: Working with Green Plus participants to document their progress in triple bottom line improvements as they work toward Green Plus Certification
  • Engaging: Recruit, train, and manage Green Plus Fellows and graduate assistants to perform client outreach, evaluation, and other functions

Location: The Institute for Sustainable Development is located in Durham, North Carolina.

Travel: Limited travel required outside the NC Research Triangle region — perhaps ten days a year.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience; health plan and retirement match included.

The Institute for Sustainable Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply

Please send

  • Your resume or CV
  • A writing sample (or sample of audio or video based story telling you have produced)
  • And contact information for three references to no later than 5pm EST, Friday, June 24, 2011.

The Institute for Sustainable Development / Green Plus

We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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