By Nina Wu
Looking for a green-collar job?
The Blue Planet Foundation is hiring for three open positions, including program director, operations director, and development director, with an expected start date of late June.
It's great to see green-collar jobs becoming available, with solar companies adding to their staff, and eco-conscious companies hiring sustainability coordinators. The Blue Planet Foundation, the non-profit launched by video game entrepreneur Henk Rogers, aims to end the use of fossil fuels in Hawaii.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume and writing sample (relevant to the position) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Hawaii Time, on Friday, May 27.
The Program Director serves in the key role of innovating, researching, developing, and executing Blue Planet’s clean energy programs and projects. The ideal candidate has an advanced degree in science or engineering; extensive experience in project management, development, and implementation; a deep understanding of both clean energy issues and social and cultural issues in Hawai‘i; and possesses a positive, team-oriented, enthusiastic attitude.
The Operations Director serves as the point person in the Blue Planet office, managing all aspects of administrative and nonprofit operations in a fast-paced team setting. The ideal candidate has at least five years of executive administrative experience; is an excellent communicator; has excellent organizational and computer skills (including graphics design software); takes initiative and can multitask fluidly; has a creative, adaptive problem-solving ability; possesses a positive, enthusiastic attitude, and enjoys working with a diverse, driven team.
This is the perfect opportunity for a development generalist to apply his or her experience to building Blue Planet's capacity to catalyze clean energy change. The Development Director will serve as the primary architect and implementer of all fundraising initiatives while working effectively with the Executive Director, Board, and staff to achieve aggressive fundraising goals. The ideal candidate has extensive fundraising experience through a variety of methods with a proven record in successful solicitation of major gifts and large grants. Blue Planet is seeking either a part-time employee or independent contractor to fill this critical role.