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

Fellow/Researcher, Clean Electronics Production Network

Hours: 8 hours/week (Monday – Thursday)
Compensation: $30/hour – Contract position
Supervisor: Director, Clean Electronics Production Network
Dates: December 2015 – March 2016
Benefits: none

Green America is a non-profit 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. Our workplace reflects our goal of creating a more cooperative, environmentally sound economy. We have a participatory decision-making process, which aims to build consensus within the departments and teams.

The Clean Electronic Production Network (CEPN) is a new multi-stakeholder, cross-industry collaboration that is in the initial launch stages. The goal of the Network is to move the electronics industry towards zero exposure to toxic chemicals in the manufacturing process.

CEPN is an Innovation Network (IN) of the Center for Sustainability Solutions, which brings all of Green America’s green economy supply-side work into a powerful new flagship program for Green America. The Center convenes multi-stakeholder initiatives dedicated to accelerating the shift to environmental sustainability and social justice, while eliminating environ¬mental and human abuses in key areas such as energy, agriculture and manufacturing.

The Center builds on Green America’s work over the years, where we’ve brought together industry groups across supply chains to create major shifts in such areas as solar, community investing, recycled paper procurement, and sustainable agriculture. Our innovation network methodology is effective, compelling, and attracting significant attention as a faster and more effective way to solve some of Society’s most challenging and complex problems.

Our previous supply side work includes Solar Circle, a working group of industry stakeholders committed to renewable energy, which led the dramatic rise of solar power in the last decade. Our Community Capital working group created innovations that poured over $3.2 billion into community investments, from health care clinics to child care centers, in the past five years.

The Fellow/Researcher for the CEPN will conduct interviews, summarize insights, participate in team meetings, and provide support for the strategic planning of the project. The position may involve interviews with potential participants in Asia or Europe. Work is done remotely and meeting are held by conference call.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Successfully conduct interviews on a regular basis.
  2. Provide written summaries of interviews.
  3. Participate in weekly team meetings.
  4. Provide input in strategy discussions.

Qualified Candidates should have the following skills and qualities:

  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop trusting relationships with senior executives and high-level leaders across the electronics sector.
  • The ability to understand and converse competently about complex supply chain issues with a broad range of stakeholders, and to provide useful frameworks for analysis and action on key supply chain issues.
  • An ability to learn quickly.
  • Bachelor’s degree at a minimum.

How to apply:
Send cover letter and resume to K. Kurth at or to Green America, 1612 K Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006.
No calls, please.

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