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Membership Account Executive

The Minnesota Chamber is a statewide organization representing more than 6,300 businesses of all types and sizes – and more than half a million employees – throughout Minnesota. The Chamber works tirelessly for its members; providing one-on-one business services, opportunities to grow their networks and knowledge base, and cultivating an economic environment where businesses stay and grow in our state. A business climate that allows for innovation and forward-thinking leadership will help grow the strength of Minnesota’s economy for generations to come.

Essential job duties:

  • Sell Minnesota Chamber memberships to achieve quarterly and annual goals. This includes setting up the appointments and meeting with those business leaders both in-person and virtually to tell the story of the Minnesota Chamber and how it can benefit their business.
  • Attend networking events to increase centers of influence and new member opportunities. This includes Minnesota Chamber events and outside networking opportunities. 
  • Create plan to build relationships with prospective members.
  • Document activities and all contacts with new, current and prospective members in the Minnesota Chamber’s database.
  • Attend all weekly sales meetings and provide update on activities.
  • Assist in outside functions of the Minnesota Chamber as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in B2B sales, business development, managing customer relations and/or companies.
  • Understanding or the ability to learn 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 and video meeting services. 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.

This is a full-time position with benefits and involves some travel within Minnesota. The position reports to the Manager of Membership Development. The Minnesota Chamber is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Katie Klein (kklein@mnchamber.com) by October 31.


 

Senior Energy Efficiency Specialist

The Minnesota Chamber is a statewide organization representing more than 6,300 businesses of all types and sizes – and more than half a million employees – throughout Minnesota. The Chamber works tirelessly for its members; providing one-on-one business services, opportunities to grow their networks and knowledge base, and cultivating an economic environment where businesses stay and grow in our state. A business climate that allows for innovation and forward-thinking leadership will help grow the strength of Minnesota’s economy for generations to come.

Waste Wise and Energy Smart are programs of the Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation a 501(c)3 and an affiliate of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce to promote environmentally sustainable practices to help businesses in 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 Senior Energy Efficiency Specialist is responsible for helping Energy Smart meet goals outlined in conservation improvement program (CIP) triennial filings. This position is also responsible for: scheduling and conducting on-site energy consultations, maintaining program database, coordinating existing relationships and fostering new relationships, training new staff, assisting other staff as needed, supporting program development, and conducting new business outreach and research.

Essential job duties:

  • Engage the Minnesota business community through in person and other direct contact networking
  • Identify and research outreach targets for program development
  • Conduct outreach communication with business groups and associations to generate leads
  • Schedule energy consultations through phone calls, emails, and on-site door knocking
  • Conduct energy consultations to identify and encourage implementation of energy efficiency opportunities
  • Know and effectively communicate details of commercial electric and natural gas utility programs
  • Conduct ongoing follow-up in order to motivate businesses to complete energy projects
  • Maintain accurate records of business participation and update database with results
  • Work on new projects related to growth through strategic planning
  • Assist in managing, training, and providing technical guidance to new staff
  • Carry out other tasks as assigned by the Program Coordinator and Program Manager

Qualifications:

  • 2 years Energy Smart experience or 4 years combined experience in customer-facing energy efficiency consulting, energy planning, sales, or business development
  • Energy related professional certification such as Certified Energy Manager/Auditor (CEM/CEA), LEED Green Associate, or similar
  • Technical or bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a related field
  • Comprehensive understanding of energy efficiency opportunities and equipment technology
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to create and maintain positive working relationships with employees, owners of small to large businesses, energy utility representatives and others
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Exceptionally strong data management, research, and organization skills
  • Computer proficiency including Salesforce, Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe desktop publishing software
  • Able to multi-task and manage several projects simultaneously
  • Vehicle required for travel, will be reimbursed for mileage

This is a full-time position with benefits and involves travel within Minnesota. The position reports to the Energy Smart Program Manager. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Katie Klein (kklein@mnchamber.com).


 

Sustainability Specialist

The Minnesota Chamber is a statewide organization representing more than 6,300 businesses of all types and sizes – and more than half a million employees – throughout Minnesota. The Chamber works tirelessly for its members; providing one-on-one business services, opportunities to grow their networks and knowledge base, and cultivating an economic environment where businesses stay and grow in our state. A business climate that allows for innovation and forward-thinking leadership will help grow the strength of Minnesota’s economy for generations to come.

Waste Wise and Energy Smart are programs of the Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation a 501(c)3 and an affiliate of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce to promote environmentally sustainable practices to help businesses in 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 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 to 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
  • Bilingual, or experience in cross-cultural engagement, a plus
  • 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 at the federal rate

This is a full-time position with benefits and involves travel within Minnesota. The position reports to the Program Coordinator for Minnesota Waste Wise at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Katie Klein (kklein@mnchamber.com) by October 31.


 

Energy Efficiency Specialist

The Minnesota Chamber is a statewide organization representing more than 6,300 businesses of all types and sizes – and more than half a million employees – throughout Minnesota. The Chamber works tirelessly for its members; providing one-on-one business services, opportunities to grow their networks and knowledge base, and cultivating an economic environment where businesses stay and grow in our state. A business climate that allows for innovation and forward-thinking leadership will help grow the strength of Minnesota’s economy for generations to come.

Waste Wise and Energy Smart are programs of the Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation a 501(c)3 and an affiliate of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce to promote environmentally sustainable practices to help businesses in 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. This position is also responsible for providing targeted program services to members of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.

Essential job duties:

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

Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years’ experience in business energy efficiency consulting and business development
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a field related to environmental protection, sustainability, science, planning or public/business administration.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of energy efficiency opportunities and equipment technology.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Katie Klein (kklein@mnchamber.com).