Green America: Growing the Green Economy for People and the Planet

Green Business Network Assistant Intern

Hours: 32 hours per week
Compensation: Unpaid. If you are eligible for course credit through your university, we will work with you to make that happen.
Supervisor: Membership Coordinator
Dates: June 2, 2014 - August 7, 2014

Green America (formerly Co-op America) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a just and sustainable society by harnessing economic power for positive change. Our unique approach involves working with consumers, investors, and businesses in their unique roles as economic actors. Our workplace reflects our goal of creating a more cooperative, environmentally sound economy. We have a participatory decision-making process that aims to build consensus within the departments and teams.

Green America’s Green Business Network (GBN) is the first and largest association of socially and environmentally responsible businesses in the nation. Working together, GBN combines community, environmental sustainability, and social justice in a way that builds each business, benefits everyone, and helps heal the planet. The GBN team provides all key services to the approximately 3,000 business members.

The GBN intern will work directly with the staff of GBN to provide key services for members. This individual will play a central role in membership relationships and orientation of members to benefits, especially the certification tool and online directory. This is a unique opportunity for an individual interested in working with a long-time thought leader, innovator, and collaborator in growing the green marketplace. It is a great place to learn about the intersection of sustainability and business within a committed, fun community.

Responsibilities

  • Create new member accounts in the Green Business Network Certification Tool and online directory.
  • Update member information in the Green Business Network Database, Certification Tool, and online and hard copy directories.
  • Support the implementation of the welcome and ongoing communication process for new members that join via email, Green Festival, and other non-web sources.
  • Assist in the preparation of member mailings as needed.
  • Assist with other member services as needed.

Qualifications

  • Passion for social and environmental justice.
  • Strong interest in working with and learning about small businesses committed to the green marketplace.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent research skills.
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to take initiative in flagging concerns/problems and offering possible solutions.
  • Comfort working independently in a high collaborative environment where creativity is encouraged.

Please send your resume and cover letter via email only to tlouers@greenamerica.org. No calls please.

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