SB'19 Detroit Innovation Open Coordinator [Part-time, Remote]

About Sustainable Brands

Sustainable Brands is the global learning, collaboration, and commerce community committed to replenishing the world through better brands. Sustainable Brands offers news and views from thought and practice leaders both online and at live events, a robust resource library and peer-to-peer learning groups. In addition, there are a variety of opportunities for solution providers to share their solutions with the global community of brand innovators seeking to deliver the better brands of the future. Sustainable Brands inspires, engages and equips today's business and brand leaders to grow revenues and enhance brand value, reputation and loyalty, while helping create a healthy and sustainable future for all. Sustainable Brands is produced and supported by Sustainable Life Media, located in San Francisco, CA.


About the SB Innovation Open (SBIO)

SBIO is a startup competition for businesses who can have a big impact in the world of sustainability. The aim is to highlight the business models that bake social and/or environmental issues into their core while being a viable business that can scale their impact.

11 semi-finalists will be invited to attend the Sustainable Brands 2019 Detroit Conference in June 2019 where they will meet and pitch to a panel of judges before the final 4 are selected to pitch in front of the full conference audience. 

This year is the 8th SBIO and we want it to be the best yet. We need to find the elite among the next generation of sustainable brand startups.


About You

Someone passionate about startups working for good. Comfortable networking - reaching out to potential participants, sponsors, and media partners. A well organized self-starter, happy to take direction and show initiative. Strong time-management skills and the ability to work fully remote.


About the Position

From now to June 2019 we need someone to commit to 10-20 hours per week to coordinate:

  • Securing sponsors, prizes, and partners
  • Marketing the competition to potential entrants
  • Fielding applications and inquiries from entrants
  • Writing up interviews with past and present SBIO finalists to be published on
  • Securing the judges
  • Coordinating the semi-finalists to be prepared and onsite for the conference
  • Coordinating the SBIO event onsite

This position includes travel & accommodations to Detroit for the conference from June 3-6, 2019.  Undergraduates and Grad Students are encouraged to apply for academic credit.  We are always looking for qualified individuals to join our team, so the potential for future employment is there for the right candidate.


Bonus Skills & Experience

  • Comfortable using G Suite, Asana, Zoom, and Dropbox
  • Background in sustainability and/or well read on the subject
  • Passionate about startups and innovation
  • Local Michigan candidates encouraged to apply!


Why you’ll love SB

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 the best networking opportunity of your life. Check out our SB’18 Vancouver speaker list and you’ll know what we mean. We are a fun, young 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.


To apply:

Send an email with the subject "SB'19 Detroit Innovation Open Coordinator" to to [email protected]. Include the following:

  • Your resume 
  • A cover letter that is interesting and personal, not a summary of your experience or resume. Tell us about what gets your juices flowing. 
  • Please include a URL to your LinkedIn profile
  • How you heard about the role and why you want to work for Sustainable Brands.

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