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Human Resources and Office Manger

Waste Wise & Energy Smart Program Intern

Energy Efficiency Specialist


Human Resources and Office Manger
The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is a statewide advocacy organization representing 2,300 businesses and over 500,000 employees across Minnesota. We advocate on a broad array of business issues that affect businesses' bottom line. Advocacy includes legislative representation at the state capitol, as well as individual business assistance through our programs. Events and sponsorship programming support our advocacy and membership representation and service.

Job Description
The Human Resources and Office Manager (HROM) will have two distinct roles. The HROM is responsible for managing and administering benefits, recruitment and retention efforts, and employee communications.

In addition, the position will oversee and maintain the Chamber's physical assets including leased property, building systems, equipment and furnishing. The position will have oversight of vendor management, project management and will be the point of contact for all staff.

Essential Job Duties
Human Resources

  • In partnership with the department managers, coordinate staff recruitment and selection process. Assist with review, evaluation and organization of all incoming employment applications; arrange and conduct interviews; conduct background and reference checks where appropriate; make hiring recommendations and prepare offer letters. Ensure appropriate orientation schedules/meetings for all new employees.
  • Evaluate benefit plans during annual benefits renewal periods and administer open enrollment and education processes.
  • Apply employee relations strategies to enhance morale and productivity across the organization.
  • Provide informative communication to staff regarding HR programs, policies and events.
  • Provide a full understanding of Chamber's offered benefits to newly on-boarded staff.
  • In collaboration with the Chamber's leadership team, implement, manage and continually evaluate new employees as well as challenge and develop current employees.
  • In partnership with compensation consultant, benchmark Chamber's current compensation and benefits.

Office Manager

  • Manage contract/lease services, e.g., office equipment (copier/fax/scan devices, postage machines, phones). Partner with the IT Department around technological needs.
  • Ensure the breakroom is stocked with supplies and cleaned daily.
  • Provide backup support for receptionist as needed.
  • Pick up and deliver mail from building mail center.
  • Serve as liaison with building management with oversight of landlord provided services, e.g., security, cleaning service, restrooms, parking and common areas.
  • Manage the procurement of office equipment, furniture and furnishings.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with vendors.
  • Manage construction/renovation projects and staff moves/relocations. In the next 18 months, the Chamber will either renovate current space or relocate.
  • Prioritize and attend to daily staff requests to ensure the needs of staff are met.
  • Communicate policies, procedures, and operational information, notifications, and updates to staff in order to maintain productivity and efficiency throughout the organization.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience. PHR/SPHR certification preferred but not required.
  • 3 or more years of progressively responsible experience in the field of Human Resources and/or Office Administration.
  • Knowledge of human resources law and regulations.
  • Ability to maintain the strictest level of confidence with regards to employee and other sensitive information concerning the Chamber.
  • Ability to manage regular workload while simultaneously working on multiple projects, consistently meeting deadlines, and changing directions as necessary to accommodate unanticipated issues that may arise.
  • Proficiency in MS Suite.

Compensation
Commensurate with background and experience in addition to competitive benefits package.

Please submit materials to Annette Kojetin, Vice President, Finance and Administration, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, akojetin@mnchamber.com


Waste Wise & Energy Smart Program Intern

Waste Wise and Energy Smart are programs of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. The programs work in close partnership with the Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation (a 501(c)3 non-profit affiliate of the Chamber) to promote environmentally sustainable practices to help businesses save money through waste reduction, resource conservation and energy efficiency.

Position description:
The Waste Wise and Energy Smart Program Intern is responsible for a broad range of duties including program outreach, site visit follow-up and program implementation, and maintaining program data base. This position supports the Director and will include a variety of other tasks to help Waste Wise and Energy Smart achieve contract for service goals.

Specific Duties:

  1. Survey targeted entities through direct contact outreach to evaluate opportunities and barriers
  2. Complete site visit follow-up research and other related activities
  3. Maintain accurate records of follow-up activity and update database accordingly
  4. Create monthly outreach, program service and other activity reports as needed
  5. Assist with program communications
  6. Work on and potentially lead special projects
  7. Carry out other tasks as assigned by the Director of Environmental Sustainability Programs

Qualifications:

  1. Preferred 2+ years' experience working in business development and high touch customer service with focus on environmental sustainability issues
  2. Bachelor's degree with related coursework that includes communications, business, environmental studies, or related
  3. Computer proficiency with emphasis on data management tools including Salesforce and Excel
  4. Strong oral and written communication skills
  5. Strong research background with the ability to accurately gather relevant information and communicate it appropriately and effectively
  6. Able to multi-task and manage several projects simultaneously
  7. Vehicle is required for travel, will be reimbursed for mileage
  8. Interest in and commitment to the mission of the Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation
  9. Able to think out of the box and create opportunities out of challenges

Relevant Information:
This is a full-time paid temporary position with the potential for a full-time permanent position with benefits. The position includes parking and may involve travel throughout the Twin Cities Metro area. Send application materials to jcurran@mnchamber.com. Position is open until filled.


Energy Efficiency Specialist

Waste Wise and Energy Smart are programs of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. The programs work in close partnership with the Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation (a 501(c)3 non-profit affiliate of the Chamber) to promote environmentally sustainable practices to help businesses save money through waste reduction, resource conservation and energy efficiency. Waste Wise and Energy Smart provide the resources necessary to assist businesses with environmental sustainability programs and initiatives.

Position description:
The Energy Smart Program Energy Efficiency Specialist is responsible for coordinating and conducting new business outreach and research, conducting on-site energy consultations, maintaining program database, providing Energy Star building benchmarking services and assisting other program staff as needed.Specific duties include:

  1. Engage the Minnesota business community through in person and other direct contact networking
  2. In conjunction with the Energy Smart Program Manager, research and identify outreach targets
  3. Coordinate outreach communication with business groups and associations
  4. Schedule site visits for the Energy Smart program through phone calls, e-mails, and on-site door-knocking
  5. Conduct on-site energy consultations to identify and encourage implementation of energy efficiency and conservation opportunities
  6. Know and effectively communicate the details of commercial electric and natural gas utility programs
  7. Conduct ongoing follow-up in order to drive businesses to complete waste reduction, reuse and recycling projects
  8. Maintain accurate records of business participation and update database with program results
  9. Carry out other tasks as assigned by the Senior Energy Efficiency Specialist and the Program Director

Qualifications:

  1. 3 – 5 years recent experience in business energy efficiency consulting and business development
  2. Comprehensive knowledge of energy efficiency opportunities and equipment technology
  3. Strong inter-personal skills and the ability to create and maintain positive working relationships with employees, owners of small to large businesses, utility representatives and others
  4. Strong oral and written communication skills
  5. Exceptionally strong data management, research, organization skills
  6. Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe desktop publishing software
  7. Able to multi-task and manage several projects simultaneously
  8. Able to think outside of the box and create opportunities out of challenges
  9. Vehicle required for travel, will be reimbursed for mileage

Relevent information:This is a full-time with benefits. The position includes benefits and involves travel within Minnesota. The position reports to the Director of Environmental Sustainability at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. Send application materials to Jill Curran at jcurran@mnchamber.com or 651.292.4653.