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Green Job Roundup 6/11 – 6/14

Green Jobs (image from http://www.dailyecotips.com)

Green Jobs (image from http://www.dailyecotips.com)

See below for a selection of green jobs posted in the last week for Saint Paul and Minneapolis. I went a little farther afield this week, pulling in greater Metro area and telecommuting jobs too.

NOW HIRING

Community Action
– Energy Conservation Associate ($13.58/hr, St. Paul) (posting)

Compatible Technology International
– Development and Administrative Associate (paid full time, hourly, St. Paul) (posting)
They are also posting this position as two part-time positions:
– Administrative Associate (paid part-time, hourly, St. Paul) (posting)
– Development Associate (paid part-time, hourly, St. Paul) (posting)

Green Home Huddle*
– Green Community Manager (paid part-time with incentives, telecommute) (posting)

EcoPlum*
– Senior Editor Internship (unpaid, telecommute) (posting)

* Call me a traditionalist, but I’m always a bit wary of telecommuting jobs. Check these guys out thoroughly before putting in hours of work or offering a social security number!

Barefoot Student
– Summer Street Team for Electronics Recycling($135/wk part time, Eagan) (posting)

Great River Energy
– Senior Financial Analyst (paid, Maple Grove) (posting)

Pace Analytical
– Haz Comm – Regulatory Data Specialist (paid, Oakdale) (posting)

Scott County Community Development and Public Works
– Program Specialist ($41,498-$56,144DOQ, Shakopee) (posting)

3M
– Technical Aide – Fuel Cell Technology (temporary job for current college undergrads) (posting

Stericycle
– Field Waste Characterization Specialist (paid full time, Minneapolis) (posting)

Malt-O-Meal
– Utilities Engineer (paid full time, Northfield) (posting)

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Green Job Roundup, 6/1 to 6/5

Green Jobs (image from http://www.dailyecotips.com)

Green Jobs (image from http://www.dailyecotips.com)

See below for a selection of green jobs posted in the last week for Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

NOW HIRING

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
– Communications Assistant ($26-30k/yr, Minneapolis) (posting)

Fresh Energy
– Administrative Assistant (paid part time, Minneapolis) (posting)

Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL)
– Solar Technology Research and Development – Americorps*VISTA (Americorps, Pine River) (posting)
OK, so not metro area, but I can vouch for the complete awesomeness of this group.

City of Minneapolis
– Energy Manager ($64-88k/yr, Minneapolis) (posting)

Metro Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs)
– Community Organizer (paid, Minneapolis) (posting)

And a very special stimulus job posting…
Minnesota Office of Energy Security/Department of Commerce
– Weatherization Monitor ($ 19.33-$ 28.35 hourly, $ 40,361-$ 59,195 annually, Minneapolis) (posting)
(up to 10 positions available)

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Green Job Roundup, 5/26 – 5/31

Green Jobs (image from http://www.dailyecotips.com)

Green Jobs (image from http://www.dailyecotips.com)

See below for a selection of green jobs posted in the last week for Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

NOW HIRING

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
– Director, International Program (paid, Minneapolis) (posting)
– Rural Communities: Midwest Rural Assembly Intern (unpaid, Minneapolis) (posting)

McKnight Foundation
– Program Assistant – Environment Team ($19.50-21.70/hr, Minneapolis) (posting)

Neighborhood Energy Connection
– Finance and Human Resources Manager ($22-26/hr, St. Paul) (posting)

Silverwood Park
– Seasonal Arts Educator ($9.81-17.07/hr, St. Anthony) (posting)

Dero Bike Rack Co.
– Inside Sales Representative ($30k/yr, Minneapolis) (posting)

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Green Job Roundup, 5/19 to 5/25

Green Jobs (image from http://www.dailyecotips.com)

Green Jobs (image from http://www.dailyecotips.com)

See below for a selection of green jobs posted in the last week for Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

NOW HIRING

Do It Green! Minnesota
– Community Workshop Coordinator Intern (unpaid, Minneapolis) (posting)
– Green Gifts Fair Associate Interns (2) (unpaid, Minneapolis) (posting)
– Communications Assistant Intern (unpaid, Minneapolis) (posting)
– Videographer Intern (paid stipend, Minneapolis) (posting)

Friends of the Mississippi River
– Bookkeeper ($17-19/hr, Minneapolis) (posting)

Minnesota Environmental Initiative
– Office Manager (paid, Minneapolis) (posting)

City of Minneapolis – Public Works
– Energy Manager (paid, Minneapolis) (posting)

MetCouncil – Community Outreach Central Corridor Project Office
– Administrative Assistant ($29-48k/yr, St. Paul) (posting)

Peace Coffee
– Production Manager (paid, Minneapolis) (posting)

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Go Green, Make Green – The World Sees (again) That Environmentalism is Good for Business

We’re all familiar with the idea that resource efficiency is good for business.  A little over a week ago, Business Week published “10 Ways to Cut Business Costs” (with a nod to Jennifer Kaplan). My little miserly heart beats quickly seeing that #1 is “Reduce energy use” and pay less for utilities. Corollary to that, check your energy bill to be sure they added the right number of zeros.

Green jobs are good for the economy. Green jobs maven Van Jones  joined the Obama Administration Council on Environmental Quality this last week, no doubt to ensure that good, green collar jobs are a priority for the next few years.

Moreover, green companies survive better. Last month, management consulting firm A. T. Kearney found that green companies outperformed others by 15% (with a nod to Olga Orda’s post).

Not only are green companies more resilient, they’re more profitable. With the fading economy, Paul Smith (and others) sees the opportunity for ecopreneurs to make money by chasing consumer demand for green products and services.

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Quote for Spring


“The green economy needs Ph.D.’s and Ph.-do’s,” said Van Jones, executive director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in Oakland.

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