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OUTREACH COORDINATOR

JOB DESCRIPTION:  

Help drive program goals for Waste Wise and Energy Smart through outreach services and communication efforts.

The Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation was created in 1994 to help businesses and institutions throughout Minnesota undertake new waste prevention and recycling programs. For the past 25 years, the Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation has helped thousands of organizations throughout Minnesota minimize their impact on the environment and achieve cost savings through waste reduction, recycling, energy efficiency, and other sustainability initiatives. The Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation, a program of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, is comprised of two teams – Waste Wise and Energy Smart. This position will report to the Executive Director and split its work between the two programs 50-50.

The Outreach Coordinator’s core duties include, but are not limited to, the following responsibilities: 

  • Work on contract for outreach services between Minnesota Waste Wise and The Recycling Partnership for services related to the MN Pollution Control Agency Recycling Education Guide.
  • Outreach to unresponsive participants to reengage in both programs.
  • Coordinate with the Minnesota Chamber communications team on all outreach to ensure consistent messaging for both programs and the Chamber organization overall.
  • Maintain social media accounts for Energy Smart and Waste Wise.
  • Design and create content for monthly email newsletter for both programs; distribution lists will include past and current participants.
  • Maintain Energy Smart and Waste Wise webpages on Minnesota Chamber website.
  • Use InDesign to create email newsletter and one-page promotional materials.
  • Create and maintain outreach calendar to show scheduled messages for each month.
  • Assist in creating Energy Smart and Waste Wise annual reports.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1-3 years’ experience in community relationship building, outreach and/or marketing
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Strong inter-personal skills and the ability to create and maintain positive working relationships
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptionally strong data management, research and organization skills
  • Computer proficiency including InDesign, Adobe and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Able to multi-task and mange several projects simultaneously
  • Able to think outside the box and create opportunities out of challenges
  • Able to self-direct and prioritize responsibilities in this new position

Interested in applying? Please email your resume and cover letter to Katie Klein at kklein@mnchamber.com. The application deadline is September 27, 2019.

 

Membership Account Executive

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)(6) 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, state agencies and the Public Utilities Commission, as well as individual business assistance through our Grow Minnesota! business retention and assistance program. Events and sponsorship programming support our advocacy and membership representation and service. Additional information is available at https://www.mnchamber.com/.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

  1. Sell Minnesota Chamber memberships to achieve quarterly and annual goals.
  2. Set up sales appointments and calls to obtain quarterly and annual sales goals.
  3. Create plan to build relationships with prospective members.
  4. Document activities and all contacts with new, current and prospective members in the Microsoft CRM database.
  5. Attend all weekly sales meetings and provide update on activities.
  6. Attend networking events to increase centers of influence and new member opportunities.
  7. Assist in outside functions of the Minnesota Chamber as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in B2B sales, business development, managing customer relations and/or companies.
  • Understanding of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce’s mission and vision and the needs of a statewide, diverse, member-driven organization. 
  • Professional ability to relate, communicate and sell high level executive and/or business owners.
  • Ability to not only source new member opportunities to sell, but also to close those opportunities within a short period of time.
  • Proficient with technology including Microsoft Office Suite. Must have ability to learn the Chamber’s database software and other technologies for sales presentation and database usage.
  • Highly effective communication skills – oral and written.
  • Demonstrated persuasion and negotiation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build rapport with prospective and existing members.
  • Must be responsive to current and prospective members’ needs and follow through on all aspects of request, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work as a positive team player in all Chamber activities.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and work independently.
  • Must exhibit a friendly, positive attitude and be a team player.

Applications should be received prior to September 30th or until position is filled. Application materials should include a current resume and a cover letter of interest supporting your fit for the position with relevant experience.  References are not necessary for application at this time but may be requested later in the process. Email submissions with attachments are preferred. Please send to Jack Dwyer at jdwyer@mnchamber.com.