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Sustainability Leadership Opportunities with the Network for Business Innovation & Sustainability

NBIS seeks highly motivated students and professionals with skills and experience to bring to the advancement of our programs and organization. Positions begin September 2013; a 6-month commitment is requested.

Description:

NBIS is the Northwest non-profit that enables businesses and professionals to drive profitable sustainability. We do this through networking & professional development events, programs for regional business engagement and sustainability consulting services.  NBIS’s flagship regional program, By-Product Synergy NW, engages member companies in developing innovative uses for “waste” materials and regional sustainability best practices.

Volunteer and internship roles with NBIS are uncompensated, but they are well rewarded through the mentorship, connections and training provided.  Internship and academic credit also is available. Volunteers benefit from NBIS’ reputation and network as we engage a wide community of businesses, professionals and partner organizations. Working alongside our Executive Directors, Board members and volunteers as part of our leadership team, you will make valuable contributions to developing and strengthening sustainable business leadership in our region.

Opportunities: (follow the links for details)

* Event and Program Planning and Implementation: http://wp.me/pTGtp-Sc

* Grant Writing and Fund Development: http://wp.me/pTGtp-S8

* By-Product Synergy NW, a Waste to Resources Program: http://wp.me/pTGtp-S6

* Newsletter, Website & Social Media Communications: http://wp.me/pTGtp-S2

Requirements and Expectations:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Knowledge of sustainable business and corporate responsibility management and practices.
  • Program planning and project management skills, along with the capacity to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Minimum six-month commitment is requested.
  • Membership in NBIS is required (full-time students may join at the student rate).

Application Process and Contact Information:

Please read the opportunity descriptions by following the above links for more details.

Send a cover letter with your expression of interest in one of these positions, along with your resume and a relevant writing sample to Mary Rose, Co-Executive Director of NBIS, maryr@nbis.org.

For more information visit www.nbis.org or call 425-445-2600.

Volunteer Opportunity – Grant Research

Description:

NBIS seeks highly motivated professionals and students with skills and experience to bring to the advancement of our programs and organization. Work with NBIS executive directors and leadership team to create a strong and diverse fundraising foundation for NBIS’ programs. This is an ideal opportunity for a person with grant research and writing experience to deepen your expertise while advancing regional business leadership for sustainability.

Responsibilities include foundation research and grant writing, and developing and implementing corporate sponsorship programs programs.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communications and writing skills emphasizing grant writing and promotional communications;
  • Knowledge of sustainable business and corporate responsibility innovations and practices;
  • Project management skills;
  • Previous non-profit fundraising experience highly desirable.

Time Commitment and Compensation:

All volunteers are rewarded through the mentorship, training and connections they receive during their time with us. Working alongside our Executive Directors and Board members, volunteers benefit from our reputation and network as we engage a wide community of businesses, professionals and partners.

Additionally, for volunteers interested in making a more significant time commitment to NBIS, we offer a complimentary 1-year, Individual-level membership. Individual memberships include discounts on all our events such as our Eco-Hours and Breakthrough Sustainability Seminars, access to the NBIS network of contacts and resources and a personal interest in your goals. (Minimum commitment is 4 hours/week for a duration of 3 months or more.)

Finally, internship credit is available for current students.

Application Process and Contact Information:

Please send a cover letterresume and a relevant writing sample to Lexie Carr at lexiec[at]nbis.org.

Volunteer Opportunity – By-Product Synergy NW Project Management

Description:

NBIS seeks highly motivated professionals and students with skills and experience to bring to the advancement of our programs and organization. NBIS’ flagship regional program, By-Product Synergy NW, engages member companies in an interactive process that develops innovative uses for “waste” materials and establishes sustainability best practices.

This internship/volunteer position engages students and professionals in the following activities:

  • Materials Working Groups: Helping to facilitate and organize materials working groups seeking to identify materials and resource exchange opportunities among member companies and in the region; providing innovative leadership on project and synergy development;
  • Member meetings and special events: Helping to plan and providing logistical support and outreach activities for member meetings and the regional events;
  • Materials Innovation Exchange website: developing and implementing activities to advance this pioneering web-based resource — outreaching to businesses for materials postings, helping to facilitate trades and sales, writing and publicizing case reports.

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Knowledge of corporate culture and experience communicating with employees across levels and functions.
  • Strong analytical skills; experience with data management and research.
  • Work experience in industrial/manufacturing sector is a plus.

Time Commitment and Compensation:

Volunteers interested in this role are requested to make a minimum commitment of 4 hours a week.  In recognition of this volunteer service and skills, NBIS offers a discounted membership package: a 1-year Enhanced Membership with NBIS at a Basic Membership rate. This offers additional benefits including deeper discounts (or free admission) to NBIS events such as the Breakthrough Sustainability Seminars, access to NBIS’ Sustainable Practices Peer Learning Roundtables (in development), consultation with the NBIS directors, and zero waste resources and assistance that are part of our By-Product Synergy program.

All NBIS volunteers are further rewarded through the mentorship, training and connections provided. Volunteers benefit from our reputation and network as we engage a wide community of businesses, professionals and partners. Working alongside our Executive Directors, Board members and other volunteers as part of our leadership team, you will make valuable contributions to developing and strengthening the NBIS network and its impacts.

Finally, internship credit is available for current students.

Application Process and Contact Information:

Please send a cover letterresume and a relevant writing sample to Lexie Carr at lexiec[at]nbis.org.

Newground Social Investment, SPC

Newground’s mission is to harness the power of business for good — in service to our clients’ long-term financial needs as well as to the human yearning for strong and resilient communities, a healthy environment, and a robust, sustainable, and locally-determined economy.

For two decades, Newground Social Investment has provided clients with:

* Socially responsive (SRI* / ESG*) money management that integrates investment decisions with social concerns and personal or institutional values.
* Competitive financial returns along with positive social impact.
* Financial coaching and Life Planning that creates peace of mind, a sense of integrity, and financial security.
* Community investment for strong local benefits.
* Shareholder advocacy for transformation, transparency, and accountability.

Newground is proud to be the first company in Washington State to file as a Social Purpose Corporation since the legislature approved this new corporate entity. Please also visit Newground Social Investment’s shareholder focused company: Investor Voice SPC.

www.newground.net

 

University of Washington

Founded in 1861 by a private gift of 10 acres, the UW is one of the oldest public universities on the West Coast. We’re deeply committed to upholding the responsibility that comes with that legacy.

Anyone can enjoy and be enriched by all the UW has to offer, including world-class libraries, art, music, drama, sports and the highest quality medical care in Washington state. Being public also means being engaged with our communities, and through knowledge and discovery we are elevating the quality of lives of others.

Sustainabilty is a part of our mission – from training the next generation of scholars, researchers and leaders, to the way we manage our campus and resources.

Anne Eskridge, Assistant Director for Materials Management, Finance and Business Services – Facilities Services, is a member of the NBIS Advisory Board.

Learn more:  www.uw.edu 

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