Strategic Programs Coordinator Posted Dec 05
GreenBiz Group , Oakland, CA
GreenBiz Group is currently seeking a full-time Strategic Programs Coordinator. The company currently has 25 full-time employees and is expanding our reach and developing new services – our events being a primary function of the company’s growth and impact. The Strategic Programs Coordinator must be able to adjust to rapidly changing circumstances and work collaboratively in an office environment. This position will report to the Conference Manager with a dotted line to VP & Executive Director, VERGE.

Responsibilities for the Strategic Programs Coordinator will include but are not limited to:
-Identifying and recruiting potential speakers, sessions and topics for VERGE, GreenBiz, and Circularity conferences
-Managing recruitment and logistics for strategic programs across GreenBiz events, including the VERGE Summit Series, VERGE Accelerate and Startup Showcase, VERGE Interconnect Expo and Microgrid
-Contributing to the identification and execution of new special programs across GreenBiz events, like technology showcases and community engagement efforts
-Managing program details in Salesforce, Google docs, Cvent (event registration system) and the Content Management System
-Managing updates to the events website and conference apps, both before and after events
-Supporting internal operational activities, including scheduling calls and setting up meetings
-Supporting onsite logistics during events for strategic programs
-Competitive research and analysis on conferences in the VERGE, GreenBiz, and Circularity domains
-Media research and outreach for VERGE, GreenBiz and Circularity conferences

Minimum qualifications:

-BA or equivalent required
-A dynamic, go-getter, creative personality, with a positive and enthusiastic attitude
-Excellent communicator with strong writing and interpersonal skills
-Strong attention to detail with exceptional time management, organizational and multitasking skills, practicing care in handling sensitive information
-Ability to work independently with minimal guidance, demonstrating initiative, accountability and ownership of assigned tasks
-Ability to work internally with colleagues within and beyond the conference team, including sales and marketing, and externally with customers and partners outside of GreenBiz
-Quick thinking, learning, and problem-solving capability
-Flexibility in a constantly evolving environment
-Proficiency in MS Office tools including Word and Excel, and generally strong computer skills. Experience with Salesforce and ----Google Apps (Drive, Sites, etc.) strongly preferred.
-A proven professional or personal commitment to sustainability
-Experience in sustainability, marketing, communications, PR a plus
-Knowledge of GreenBiz and familiarity with our website,

About GreenBiz Group

GreenBiz Group is the leading media and information services company focused exclusively on sustainability and the competitive edge it brings to businesses. Our mission is to define and accelerate the business of sustainability. We do this through our award-winning website,; our cutting-edge research, like the State of Green Business Report; our acclaimed events, including the GreenBiz, VERGE, and Circularity conferences; and through the GreenBiz Executive Network, our member group for sustainability executives in large companies.

Our newly renovated office is located in the heart of downtown Oakland, California, just steps away from the 12th St. Oakland City Center BART. Please email a cover letter and resume to the email address noted above. Please familiarize yourself with our website at before applying. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to learn about sustainable business, both in the Bay Area and beyond.

Equal Employment Opportunity

GreenBiz Group values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. GreenBiz Group is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

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