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Operations and Event Management [Volunteer/Intern]

The SB Team is looking for a new Operations and Event Management Intern!

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.

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 all of these events:

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

  • Assist with the coordination of ordering and preparing conference materials
  • Manage spreadsheets for hotel attrition tracking and discount codes
  • Webpage updates and maintenance for various events, including speaker, sponsor, and exhibitor profiles
  • Contribute to the brainstorming, planning and execution of special evening social events
  • Assist with research for potential in-kind sponsors and donors, venue research for future events, and various other research projects
  • Recruit, help to hire, and train your own replacement at the conclusion of the contract

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Borderline obsessive attention to detail
  • Ability to be flexible and wear many different hats
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Above average tech savvy
  • Basic HTML knowledge
  • Experience with Event Planning/Management and Customer Service
  • Desired: Multi-media skills such as audio/video editing or graphic design
  • Desired: Adobe Creative Suite

This is an unpaid internship/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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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'14 attendee 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.

Schedule

The position is part-time, about 10 hours per week and more during the months before conferences, and is based in our San Francisco office. We hope you are able to join us in office for the majority of the time, but telecommuting is available for the right candidate.

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. The timeframe is therefore flexible, to fit with the schedule of the right candidate, and we are looking to fill this position asap.

What you'll need to do:

Send your resume, cover letter that is interesting and personal - really describes who you are and why you are the one to fill this opportunity - along with links to your Linkedin profile and Twitter handle (if applicable) to connect@sustainablebrands.com.

Social Media Community Coordinator (Volunteer/Intern)

Summary

We're looking for a smart, motivated individual with experience in social media to participate in our intern program. You'll assist with maintaining an active social presence across a variety of social media networks and develop content/promotional/community engagement for the SB editorial content and events.

About the Position

  • Social media admin for social media accounts
  • Research/develop/maintain best practices
  • Help create content and social marketing strategies
  • Execute and expand community building initiatives
  • Bring new ideas to the table and provide support/insight to fellow interns in the program

Required Skills and Experience:

  • A creative thinker who will contribute innovative ideas
  • Ability to successfully complete multiple projects within a deadline
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office & Google Docs tools
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Prior experience using social media management tools for scheduling, listening and analysis
  • Outgoing and social by nature, with a team player mindset.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in the latest Social Media technologies
  • Interest in Sustainability is a PLUS

Schedule:

The position is part-time, about 20 hours per week, and is based in our San Francisco office. We hope you are able to join us in office for the majority of the time, but telecommuting is available for the right candidate.

Why Work at 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 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.

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.

How to Apply:

Send your resume to Nikos Sarilakis (nikos@sustainablebrands.com), Director of Marketing. Please include links to your LinkedIn profile and Twitter handle. Cover letter optional.

This is an unpaid internship/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

Chief Operating Officer

Sustainable Life Media is looking for a dynamic business leader to help us further develop our organization and team in support of driving our business and impact to scale. 

Our mission is to enable brand leaders to succeed now and in the future by leveraging environmental and social sustainability as a core driver of innovation, revenue growth and brand value.  Our core product/service brand, Sustainable Brands, has earned global recognition, love and respect for creating a community of well placed change makers who are shaping the next economy together while creating strategies and tactics for realizing sustainable leadership within it.  Through a global conference series, extensive web media platform and member network we touch over 1 million business leaders around the world each year.  Our core customers include a who’s who roster of innovators from within the world’s top global brands, as well as entrepreneurs, NGO’s, solutions providers and others who are collectively imagining and enabling the next economy.  We have been steadily delivering double-digit year on year growth for 8 years running.  Our talented and cohesive team is now in need of an operational expert with strong business focus, discipline, and experience as well as shared values, to help us take our business to the next level.

SUMMARY:

Based in San Francisco and reporting to the CEO, this position is responsible for the management, administration, and coordination of all day-to-day operational activities of the business, ensuring effective execution against monthly and yearly revenue, expense and other key performance metrics.  The right candidate will have the opportunity to help define and shape organizational policies, goals, and norms that will best enable efficient execution against established and co-developed strategic objectives, as well as help to build a high functioning organization and culture that attracts and retains best in class team members who successfully learn together and deliver market leading performance on a continuous basis. Key to success will be the ability to drive sales, motivate and develop a smart, engaged team of young leaders, and bring operational discipline and focus to the organization by instilling management tools and infrastructure that will support scaling the business to the next level.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee day to day operations of the company to achieve budgeted results and other financial criteria, and to preserve the capital funds invested in the enterprise.
  • Direct annual product planning and budgeting in support of organizational goals and objectives. Recommend their adoption to the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Establish systems and procedures that promote adequate communication and information flow to support both efficient operations as well as continuous organizational learning and innovation.
  • Appraise and evaluate the results of overall operations regularly and systematically, and report these results to the CEO and corporate board.
  • Insure that all activities and operations comply with local, state, and federal regulations and laws governing business operations, and also that they collectively help the organization continue to differentiate itself as the brand of choice amongst competitors on the basis of thought leadership, behavioral integrity and consistent delivery against its brand promise.
  • Develop and evolve organizational design and team development plans that both encourage and support individual excellence, innovation and high functioning teamwork.
  • Direct and establish adequate and equitable personnel policies throughout the organization, including compensation policies and employee benefit plans.  Insure that the interests and welfare of employees as individuals are preserved and protected. 

About You:  Smart, focused, detail oriented business leader, equipped to comfortably balance the multiple demands of a rapidly growing organization.  You bring both solid analytic and financial management skills and experience, as well an interest in and talent for developing people and organizations. You have a solid track record of leading and growing an integrated media business or similar.  You know how to focus teams and people, drive sales, and help keep the trains running on time, while keeping a sense of humor. You are “role up your sleeves, get your hands dirty humble” though you could be arrogant given your abilities.  You have a level head, an optimistic outlook, and a desire to put your significant talents to work helping innovators at the world’s biggest brands shape the future, and make money doing it.

We Are:  The leading global event and digital media business helping today’s brands drive business success by innovating for positive environmental and social impact.  We are smart, dedicated, and nice systems thinkers who believe that the businesses that will thrive tomorrow will be those that deliver new forms of human and social value as a path toward exceptional business performance. We are game changers with a big vision who are enabling an amazing community of like-minded actioneers and together we are co-creating the next economy. Your operational leadership is the next thing we need to help us take our vision to scale.

To Apply: Send your resume and a cover letter to thomas@sustainablebrands.com. Please include a URL to your LinkedIn profile and any other inclusions you feel would help us get to know you better.

Sustainable Brands Member Support Associate (Volunteer/Intern)

Summary

Sustainable Brands is looking for a current student or recent grad to assist our Director of Corporate Memberships in the daily tasks of running the world’s premier brand sustainability network. The position is part-time (20 hours per week) and is available to a student intern or volunteer. The ability to work onsite at our Mission district office is necessary and some telecommuting is possible. The ideal candidate for this role is a self-starter who enjoys interacting with a wide range of people, is detail-oriented, has an interest in sustainability, loves to learn and owns his/her own laptop computer.

About the Position

  • Assist the Director of Sustainable Brands Memberships with daily tasks of running and managing the world’s premier brand sustainability network.
  • Assist with, and potentially lead, other projects as they arise.
  • Assist with other duties on behalf of the Director of Corporate Members, as needed. Excellent opportunity to learn about the cutting edge challenges and solutions brands face in their journey to becoming leaders and truly sustainable companies.
  • Please Note: This is an unpaid position and we prefer candidates who can commit at least 20 hours a week.

About You

You are a smart, organized, discreet, detail-oriented, systems thinker and self-starter who is happiest looking for and finding ways to be helpful. While any of the Bay Area tech giants would love to have you, like us, you're most interested in working in a values-aligned business where you can apply your skills and talents to help make the world a better place. You would enjoy working in an entreprenurial environment and are eager to begin building relationships within the community of innovators who are changing the world for the better.

Specific skills and requirements:

  • 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: Student internship will be considered, provided candidate is able 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 Work at 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 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 patrick@sustainablebrands.com Please include links to your LinkedIn profile and Twitter handle, if you have them. Cover letter optional.

Editorial Assistant (Volunteer/Intern)

Summary

Sustainable Brands is looking for a current student or recent grad to help us keep up with our ever-growing flow of editorial content. We need someone who can assist with daily news writing, as well as web research and the occasional interview. This position could be part-time or full-time and is available for a volunteer or student intern. The ability to work onsite at our Mission district office at least one day a week is preferred, but not mandatory.

The Opportunity 

This is a part-time (15-20 hrs/wk), three- to six-month volunteer position with potential for future paid opportunities for the right candidate. The ideal candidate for this role is a self-starter who enjoys interacting with a wide range of people, is organized and detail-oriented, has exceptional written communication skills and an interest in sustainability, loves to learn and owns his/her own laptop computer. Experience with HTML, Drupal and/or image-editing a plus. Opportunity to work for school credit, where applicable.

About You

You are a smart, organized, discreet, detail-oriented, systems thinker and self-starter who is happiest looking for and finding ways to be helpful. While any of the Bay Area tech giants would love to have you, like us, you're most interested in working in a values-aligned business where you can apply your skills and talents to help make the world a better place. You would enjoy working in an entreprenurial environment and are eager to begin building relationships within the community of innovators who are changing the world for the better.

Specific skills and requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Business, Environmental Studies, International Development or related field
  • Excellent communication and writing skills; news writing, interviewing, blogging or other previous experience writing sharp, informative and engaging pieces a plus — please submit writing samples
  • Team player with a positive attitude, who can also work independently
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • An eagle eye for detail
  • Proficient with online research and social media
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Google docs, Google Analytics a plus

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Editorial Assistant will work alongside the Managing Editor to assist with:

  • daily web research on the latest news and trends in the field of sustainable business
  • writing blog posts and news stories for quick turnaround, as needed
  • posting content to the SB site
  • spreading editorial content across SB’s various partner sites
  • various administrative duties, as needed

Why Work at SB:

Our team is an eclectic mix of media and sustainable business experts from around the world who all share a passion for changing the world by enabling brands to succeed by leading the way. We offer a comfortable work environment, a lot of room for exploring your skills and passions and how they might contribute to the work world, and a nearly unparralleled opportunity to build your network within the community of global change makers who are improving the way we do business worldwide.

How to Apply:

Send your resume, cover letter, and 2 writing samples to editor@sustainablebrands.com with the subject line “editorial assistant” 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.

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 dimitar@sustainablelifemedia.com. Please include links to your LinkedIn profile and Twitter handle, if you have them. Cover letter optional.

Public Relations Coordinator (Volunteer/Intern)

Position Summary:  Provide public relations and media assistance to the communications team. Contribute to execution and analysis of communications campaigns that ultimately lead to increased awareness and visibility for Sustainable Brands and the community. Part-time (approx. 10-15 hrs/week) volunteer and/or student internship. Able to work in San Francisco office 2-3 days per week.

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 writing copy for the website and collateral as well as uploading content to the website
  • 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 mperriard@sustainablebrands.com with the subject line "PR Coordinator." 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.

IT/Office Systems Coordinator (Volunteer/Intern)

Summary:  Sustainable Brands is looking for a current student or recent grad to help support our evolving office technology systems. This position will assist the director of business operations in developing a technology needs assessment for the company, providing suggestions for improvement to current equipment and IT practices to.  Opportunity exists to help establish file backup, document file structure, and security procedures for the company based on industry best practices as well as to provide general network and systems administration assistance and individual tech support as needed. The position is part-time, available for a volunteer or student intern, and the ability to work on site at our San Francisco mission district office is necessary.

About You

You are a smart, organized, discrete, detail oriented systems thinker who is passionate about understanding how things work, and about making business and teams work better through the use of smart technology.  While you would be of interest to bay area tech giants, like us, you're more interested in applying your skills and talents to help make the world a better place, and you'd like to set yourself on that path by beginning to build relationships within the community of change makers who are already doing so. 

Project/Work Description:

  • Design and conduct a technology needs assessment at the Sustainable Brands office
  • Develop a plan to improve current technology performance including comparing options by price/performance
  • Help establish an internal file system for all SB digital documents
  • Analyze current security risks at company office and on company owned equipment
  • Assist in establishing company security procedures based on industry best practices
  • Provide tech support to team at SF office

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Completed or working towards a degree in information technology, systems administration, network administration or similar from an accredited institution
  • Familiar with best practices around network security, machine security and cloud-based data storage.
  • Comfortable in the server room (routers, switches, etc.)
  • Familiar with cloud and physical business systems such as Google Apps and Microsoft Exchange
  • Working knowledge of both Windows and Mac operating systems and the challenges of a mixed environment
  • Optional experience with database design, productivity solutions such as project management, collaboration and/or community engagement tools as well as office technology solutions including telephony, printing, digital video and or web technologies a plus.

Why You will Love Sustainable Brands:

Our team is a fun, young and eclectic mix of media and sustainable business experts working together in a startup environment to help shift the world to the next economy. We offer a flexible work schedule, possible part time telecommuting and a terrific opportunity to experience what it's like to work inside a "For Purpose" start up, to learn on the job, meet terrific people and build your resume.

How to Apply

Send your resume and a cover letter to thomas@sustainablebrands.com with the subject line "IT/Office Systems Coordinator" 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.