Job opportunity for someone passionate about clean energy

I saw this job listing on the I-Renew e-mail loop:


Community Energy Solutions, a grassroots Iowa nonprofit that works for the transition to a clean, healthy Iowa energy economy for the 21st century, seeks a Business Organizer for a 6 month full-time position to begin in March 2009.  The CES organizer will build a statewide coalition of business owners and leaders who want to jumpstart the clean energy transition and encourage innovative new policies to make truly clean energy, and the good jobs that come with it, a reality for Iowa.  Office space is available in Cedar Rapids, or the organizer may telecommute.  Significant in-state travel is anticipated.


Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required.

Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills.

Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.

Ability to work independently, cooperatively and effectively with business owners, leaders, public, staff, and volunteers of all political backgrounds.

Able to travel as needed.

Proficient computer skills: knowledge and experience with word processing, database, and/or spreadsheet software; ability to use the Internet for research.

Strong business background and familiarity with economic development programs a plus.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter and resume by Feb. 28, 2009 to Sue Patton, Plains Justice, 100 1st St. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 or to  No phone inquiries please.  CES is an equal opportunity employer.

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