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Insight Development Research Associate (Volunteer/Intern)

About the Position:

• Assist with research, design and coordination of Sustainable Brands conference content, supporting program development for flagship annual conferences in the United States and Western Europe, as well as the ground-breaking New Metrics of Sustainable Business series of events;

• Develop research reports and/or case studies to build up and/or update an internal knowledge base on a number of cutting-edge corporate sustainability topics;

• Assist with, and potentially lead, other special projects, which may include co-authoring case studies and white papers;

• Assist with other duties on behalf of the Director of Program Development or the Managing Editor, as needed;

• NOTE: This is an unpaid part-time position and we prefer candidates who can commit at least 20 hours a week. There is some potential to move into a paid leadership position after 3 months, depending on individual performance and the overall growth of the business.

 

About You:

• Recent (or soon-to-be) college or advanced degree graduate (B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S., MBA or equivalent) in Sustainable Business, Social Entrepreneurship/Innovation, Environmental Studies, Economics, Human-Centered Design, Marketing, or related field(s). Some work experience preferred. NOTE: Exceptional candidates still in school will be considered, provided they are ready to make the necessary time commitment;

• Highly motivated self-starter, exceptionally well organized and detail-oriented, able to juggle many activities with grace and good humor;

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, coupled with ability to generate the trust and respect of all, whether interacting with a global corporate executive, a supplier, or an administrative assistant;

• A team player who communicates well across the organization and views their personal success as integral to the success of the team and the performance of the organization against its goals;

• Ethically driven, with impeccable personal integrity, able to maintain confidentiality, looking for a high level of responsibility with a purpose-driven, entrepreneurially-run organization;

• Proficient with all common types of information technology, especially Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Docs and all manners of Internet research.

 

Why You will Love Sustainable Brands:

Our team is an incredible and eclectic mix of media and sustainable business experts. We offer a flexible work schedule, possible part time telecommuting and superb networking opportunities. See who attends our events and you'll know what we mean. We are a fun, young team of individuals passionate about the role business can play in moving us towards a sustainable future. If you feel the same way, we'd love to hear from you.

 

How to Apply:

Send your resume to connect@sustainablebrands.com. Please include links to your LinkedIn profile and Twitter handle, if you have them. Cover letter optional.

Events & Digital Operations [Volunteer/Intern]

 

 

 

 

Events & Digital Operations Intern/Volunteer

 

Part-time 'volunteership' open to a passionate, dedicated individual looking to get experience at the intersection of business and sustainability.


About SB:

Launched in 2006, Sustainable Brands has become a global learning, collaboration, and commerce community of forward-thinking sustainability, business and brand strategy, and innovation professionals who are leading the way to a better future.  We recognize that brands today have a unique role to play in focusing corporate energy and in also influencing culture. And seek to serve as a bridge to better brands that help drive a sustainable economy. The best way to get there is to embed environmental and social innovation into the DNA of a business so that it becomes a core driver of business and brand value. We are business first, and attract many high-ranking professionals to our conferences because of the cutting-edge thought leadership they evoke.


About the Position:

Sustainable Brands puts on various live events throughout the year, and you'll be working directly with the Operations team, who is responsible for the planning and logistics of our flagship Sustainable Brands conference in May, as well as our fall events, SB'17 Copenhagen, and New Metrics '17. SB'17 Detroit, as well as our fall events, SB'17 Copenhagen, and New Metrics '17.

 

 


You will be responsible for supporting the team in various tasks such as:


Registration:

  • Assist Marketing team in outreach to help convert incomplete registrations to paid attendees

  • Plan, account for and manage preparation of event materials needed at the registration desk onsite

  • Assist in the preparation of onsite conference materials including

  • Help to plan, design and prepare on-site tool and resource kits for various team members and stakeholders

  • Support attendees with registration help as necessary (helping to update attendee information/provide them log-in details etc)

Digital Support:

  • Manage and update the SB'16 Copenhagen event mobile app - owning the process from start to finish (data entry, timeline, coordinating with Marketing team)

  • Own the SB Digital Library event updates and maintenance

  • Update event webpages as directed to ensure event pages communicate latest and most up-to-date information

Attendee Special Events:

  • Assist the Event Operations Team in ideating, planning and strategizing around attendee engagement opportunities and special events at 2016/2017 conferences

  • Assist Sr. Events Manager in recruitment and management of Sustainability Team for events

  • Recruit, help to hire, and train your own replacement at the conclusion of the contract


Required Skills and Experience:

  • Borderline obsessive attention to detail

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills

  • Above average tech savvy(or eager to learn)

  • Basic HTML knowledge (desired)

  • Experience with Event Planning/Management

  • Customer service focused mindset

  • Multi-media skills such as audio/video editing or graphic design a plus

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite a major plus


This is an unpaid internship or volunteer opportunity; however we are always looking for qualified individuals to join our team, so the potential for future employment is there for the right candidate.


About You:

  1. You are incredibly detail-oriented, great at organizing and planning, and can easily multi-task without getting overwhelmed. You work well under pressure and are willing and able to learn quickly to get things done in a fast-paced work environment.

  2. You are articulate, an effective and professional communicator who can comfortably reach out to and communicate with all ranges of stakeholders, including important customers and sponsors.

  3. You thrive on having ownership over your responsibilities from start to finish without a lot of handholding, and you take pleasure in collaborating with the team when necessary

  4. You are passionate about sustainability playing a lead role in the business space, and of course, you are a fun-loving guy or gal!



Why you'll love SB:

Our team is an eclectic mix of people from media and sustainable business backgrounds. We offer a flexible work schedule, part time telecommuting and the best networking opportunity of your life. Check out our SB'16 San Diego attendee list and you'll know what we mean. We are a fun, vibrant team of individuals passionate about the role brand and business can play in moving towards a sustainable future. If you feel the same way, we'd love to hear from you.


Schedule

The position is part-time, about 20-25 hours per week, and is based in our San Francisco office. Telecommuting is available on Fridays, but you will work out of our office for the majority of the time. 


What is unique about this position is it's on a revolving schedule. Meaning that you are responsible for your tasks during the timeframe that you are with SB, and you are also responsible for recruiting and hiring the next volunteer to take your place. One of our goals is to coach you into being able to fulfill this piece of the job.

The timeframe is therefore flexible, to fit with the schedule of the right candidate, but minimum commitment is through the end of September 2017.



What you'll need to do:

Send your resume and a cover letter that is interesting and personal - really describes who you are and why you are the one to fill this opportunity - to connect@sustainablebrands.com.  Also, please include a URL to your LinkedIn profile and Twitter handle.

Member Engagement and Fulfillment [Intern]

About the Position

The Sustainable Brands Membership team seeks an intern to assist with Corporate Member Engagement and Fulfillment. The Membership Intern will be involved in administrative and sustainability content projects for SB’s global network of Corporate Member organizations. This role will require constant interaction with our Corporate Member Network and is an outstanding opportunity to learn about and keep informed of all the latest corporate sustainability efforts and trends.

The Member Engagement and Fulfillment team ensures that our members are equipped to utilize their membership in order to help them on their path to a sustainable future. This position will support the Member Engagement and Fulfillment team on projects ranging from administration, content creation and research.

The majority of the work is done online and digitally; therefore, the intern must be tech savvy and have strong computer skills and familiarity with Google Drive, Dropbox, and HTML. Must have access to a personal laptop and the ability to work in the Downtown San Francisco office at least once a week, 20-40 hrs/week.

Please keep in mind that we are always looking for qualified individuals to join our team-- the potential for future employment is there for the right candidate.

Responsibilities

  • Update/maintain website, databases, and documents
  • Research and develop organizational tools for membership management
  • Help develop sustainability content materials for our Corporate Members, as well as editorial pieces, library entries, and custom research reports and case studies, as needed, in support of membership fulfillment projects and the overall goal of building up SB’s internal knowledge base on a number of cutting-edge corporate sustainability topics
  • Assist with special tasks and projects, which may include establishing and managing relationships with a variety of stakeholders in the global SB community, co-authoring white papers, and researching and reporting on specific sustainability topics
  • Work closely with the Membership team

About You

  • College or advanced degree graduate (B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S., MBA or equivalent) in Sustainable Business, Communications, Social Entrepreneurship/Innovation, Economics, Environmental Studies, Human-Centered Design, Applied Psychology or related field(s)
  • Excellent candidates still in school will be considered
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented, highly motivated self-starter, able to juggle many activities and a high volume of communication with focus, grace and good humor
  • Systems thinker who thrives on understanding the big picture, while still paying close attention to details and subtle nuances
  • High degree of professionalism, able to communicate clearly and competently with senior corporate executives
  • Excellent written, visual and verbal communication skills, coupled with the ability to generate the trust and respect of a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, whether interacting with a global corporate executive, a supplier, or an administrative assistant
  • Team player who communicates well across the organization and views her/his personal success as integral to the success of the team and the performance of the organization against its goals
  • Ethically driven, with impeccable personal integrity, able to maintain confidentiality, looking for a high level of responsibility within a purpose-driven, entrepreneurially run organization
  • Open, progressive, and optimistic attitude, recognizing the potential for impact and influence in all organizations and interested in assisting their sustainability journeys
  • Proficient with all common types of information technology, especially Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Docs and all manners of Internet research
    Preferred:
  • Basic HTML– you know simple formatting tags or are interested in learning
  • Strong quantitative data collection, management, and analysis, including proficiency in Excel
  • Avid reader with a keen interest in developing deep knowledge on the full spectrum of topics relevant to both environmental and social corporate sustainability

Why Work at SB

Our team is an incredible and eclectic mix of media and sustainable business experts. We offer a flexible work schedule at our office in downtown San Francisco, snacks, happy hours, possible part-time telecommuting and superb networking opportunities with the world’s leading sustainability practitioners. We are a fun-loving team of individuals passionate about the role business can play in moving us towards a sustainable future. If you feel the same way, we'd love to hear from you.

What You'll Need to Do:

Send your resume and a cover letter that is interesting and personal - really describes who you are and why you are the one to fill this opportunity - to connect@sustainablebrands.com with the subject "Member Engagement Intern Application". Please include a URL to your LinkedIn profile and Twitter handle if applicable.

Online Marketing Coordinator/Business Intelligence (Intern)

Summary:  Part-time internship open to a passionate, dedicated individual looking to gain experience at the intersection where business meets sustainability. Responsible for supporting the Online Marketing Manager with online marketing tasks and analytics.

 

 

About SB:

Launched in 2006, Sustainable Brands has become a global learning, collaboration, and commerce community of forward-thinking sustainability, innovation, business and brand strategy professionals who are leading the way to a better future.  We recognize that today, brands have a unique role to play in focusing corporate energy to positively influence brand culture. And we seek to serve as a bridge to better brands that serve to drive a sustainable economy. The best way to get there is to embed environmental and social innovation into the DNA of business so that it becomes a core driver of the bottom line and brand value. We are business first, and attract many high-ranking professionals to our conferences because of the cutting-edge thought leadership they evoke.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for the weekly analytics reports.

  • Manage and clean the marketo leads.

  • Build a lead scoring system.

  • Support the online marketing advertising with analytics and testing.

  • Carry out social media efforts across Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

 

 

About You:

 

  • Enthusiastic team player with a desire to learn

  • Familiar with Google Analytics, Marketo, MailChimp

  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented, highly motivated self-starter, able to juggle many activities and a high volume of communication with focus, grace and good humor

  • Strong quantitative data collection, management, and analysis

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

What you’ll need to do:

Send your resume and a cover letter that is interesting and personal to connect@sustainablebrands.com. with the subject line "Marketing Coordinator/BI Intern Application".  Please also include a URL to your LinkedIn profile and twitter handle if applicable.

Live Event Publicity Coordinator (Intern)

Position Summary:  Provide public relations and media assistance to the communications team. Contribute to execution and analysis of live event communications campaigns that ultimately lead to increased awareness and visibility for Sustainable Brands events and the community. Part-time (approx. 15-20 hrs/week) student internship. Able to work in San Francisco office 2-3 days per week.

This internship receives a nominal monthly stipend and may include travel and board to our flagship conference in the Spring, so please keep this in mind; we are always looking for qualified individuals to join our team, so the potential for future employment is there for the right candidate.

About Sustainable Brands:
Launched in 2006, Sustainable Brands has become a global learning, collaboration, and commerce community of forward-thinking sustainability, business and brand strategy, and innovation professionals who are leading the way to a better future. We recognize that brands today have a unique role to play in focusing corporate energy and in also influencing culture. And seek to serve as a bridge to better brands that help drive a sustainable economy. The best way to get there is to embed environmental and social innovation into the DNA of a business so that it becomes a core driver of business and brand value. We are business first, and attract many high-ranking professionals to our conferences because of the cutting-edge thought leadership they evoke.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the research, writing and distribution of press releases; insert tracking links within the release, upload the release through various distribution services, maintain a log of all final press releases
  • Search for and identify all SB related press featured in media outlets and maintain log
  • Track reporters requesting press passes to events and help coordinate final pass allocations
  • Assist in compiling comprehensive information about Sustainable Brands and parent company, Sustainable Life Media, for targeted media
  • Assist in creating brochures and sell sheets for media
  • Assist in maintaining a database of journalists, editors, publishers and freelance writers; assist in cultivating relationships with key contacts.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Completed or working towards a Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, marketing or public relations from an accredited institution
  • Familiar with performance metrics and measurement of individual press releases and other communications vehicles (traffic sources, views, user engagement, etc)
  • Familiar with Google Analytics and news monitoring services
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point); database software skills a plus

How  to Apply

Send your resume and a cover letter that is interesting and personal to connect@sustainablebrands.com with the subject line "Publicity Coordinator Application." Please include a URL to your LinkedIn profile and Twitter handle, and any other inclusions you feel would help us get to know you better.