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CURRENT POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Office Manager

Position Description:

The Office Manager is responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the office and office systems to promote a positive work environment that ensures organizational effectiveness. The Office Manager works to develop and implement practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, collaborative, professional, and high performance culture that emphasizes quality, productivity, and standards. The position is responsible for talent management, technology, purchasing, employee concierge and administrative support.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Talent Management - In partnership with department managers, coordinate staff recruitment by managing the job postings and job descriptions. Arrange interviews; benchmark compensation (in partnership with compensation consultant); conduct background and reference checks where appropriate, and prepare offer letters. Ensure appropriate onboarding and offboarding of employees
  • Administer the performance review process
  • Administer employee benefit programs and provide a full understanding of benefits to employees
  • Technology - Oversee the maintenance and alterations of office systems. Manage contract services, e.g., office equipment (copier/fax/scan devices, postage machines, phones) and IT support. Manage technology support and needs.  Serve as the liaison to outside vendors
  • Purchasing – Oversee the cost-effective purchase of office supplies, furniture, office equipment and other items required for a smooth operation of the business
  • Employee Concierge – Coordinate recognition of employee birthdays, anniversaries, showers, sympathies and others. Apply employee relations strategies to enhance morale and productivity across the organization
  • Administrative Support – General administrative support to Management and staff. Answering the phone and providing receptionist back up coverage. Set up conference rooms for meetings. Update employee handbook, manage internal intranet and staff communications
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail
  • Ability to identify and address multiple priorities
  • High level of interpersonal skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, collaborative work relationships and provide timely and professional support to all internal employees and external vendors
  • Self-motivated and able to work well with minimal supervision
  • Ability to anticipate needs and act proactively
  • Strong technology skills

Application materials should include a current resume and cover letter outlining relevant experience. Please send to Annette Kojetin at akojetin@mnchamber.com

 

Waste Wise Program

Sustainability Specialist 

Summary: 

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 Program Sustainability Specialist is responsible for coordinating and conducting new business outreach and research, conducting on-site waste consultations, providing technical assistance and service follow-up and maintaining program database. This position is also responsible for providing targeted program services to members of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.

Essential job duties:

  • Engage the Minnesota business community through in-person and other direct contact networking
  • Schedule site visits for the Waste Wise program through phone calls, e-mails, and on-site door knocking
  • Effectively communicate waste reduction, sustainability, energy conservation opportunities
  • Perform on-site consultations to identify and encourage implementation of waste reduction, recycling, and organics diversion opportunities
  • Conduct follow-up in order to drive businesses to complete waste reduction, reuse and recycling projects
  • Maintain accurate records of business participation and promptly update database with program results
  • Conduct waste reduction, reuse, and recycling research as needed
  • Carry out other tasks as assigned by the Waste Wise Program Manager and Program Director

Qualifications:

  • 1 – 3 years recent experience in business environmental sustainability consulting and business development
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required
  • Comprehensive knowledge of waste reduction and business environmental sustainability issues
  • Strong inter-personal skills and the ability to create and maintain positive working relationships with employees, owners of small to large businesses, waste hauler representatives and others
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptionally strong data management, research, organization skills
  • Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe desktop publishing software
  • Able to multi-task and manage several projects simultaneously
  • Able to think outside of the box and create opportunities out of challenges
  • Vehicle required for travel, will be reimbursed for mileage 

This is a full-time position with benefits and involves travel within Minnesota. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application materials should include a current resume and cover letter outlining relevant experience. Please send to Annette Kojetin at akojetin@mnchamber.com