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Event, Membership and Technology Assistant 

 

SUMMARY

The Event and Membership Assistant will assist the membership and events team and lead technology needs for those departments.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Membership:

  • Be the lead user for the organization’s CRM database, Atlas  
  • Manage database integrations (mobile app, eCommerce site), directories, etc.  
  • Train Chamber staff to use organization’s database 
  • Responsible for all database management of membership data, billing and outreach. 
  • Responsible for administrative support to Vice President Member Development and Engagement 
  • Responsible for administrative support to membership sales staff when needed.   
  • Assist with special projects as needed. 

Events:

  • Manage registration process of all events including online registrations, billing and payments, digital and physical event materials and in-person event registration management. 
  • Maintain the events digital function related to events listed in our database and on the website. 
  • Coordinate and execute all webinars and webcasts 
  • Responsible for technology needs for all virtual and hybrid events.
  • Lead planning and logistics for semi-annual member meetings
  • Assist with event support as requested for all events of the Chamber and its affiliates.  

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficient with computer technology including Microsoft Office Suite.   Must have ability to learn the Chamber’s database software.
  • Proficient and comfortable in the development and implementation of digital events (webinars)
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and work independently.
  • Ability to manage multiple events/programs.
  • Customer service skills a necessity.
  • Capable of representing the Chamber at various events (i.e., meetings, conferences, seminars)
  • Must be able to relate to people of various ages, backgrounds, skills and abilities. 
  • Must exhibit a friendly, positive attitude and be a team player. 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Katie Klein (kklein@mnchamber.com).

 


Economic Development Coordinator

 

SUMMARY

The Economic Development Coordinator provides a variety of services to programs directly related to the Grow Minnesota, the Chamber’s private sector led business retention and assistance program in collaboration with nearly 90+ local chambers and economic development organizations in Minnesota.  

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct one-on-one business retention visits statewide and provide any necessary one-on-one business assistance and follow-up.  
  • Provide primary support and resources to partners and companies seeking one-on-one assistance and visit follow-up in order to retain their business and/or assist in growth opportunities.  Maintain resource information.  
  • Provide support in the management of the Grow Minnesota! Partnership business retention data base.   Enter data from business visits into database and provide primary technical support. 
  • Manage MN Supplier Match, a supply chain database created to increase business-to-business activity in Minnesota.  This includes but is not limited to acting as the primary liaison of the program; maintain and coordinate the development of improvements in design and functionality; respond promptly to inquiries and requests for business assistance; link inquirers with the portal resources; work with the members of the Grow Minnesota! Partnership to develop interest and usage of the resource; create benchmark and analytics reports to measure program; and develop and implement member and community outreach plan to attract more engagement and increase use of the supplier database.
  • Manage communications strategies for quarterly publications, partner updates, reports, website, social media, monthly blog, and general marketing and promotion of program
  • Liaison for special projects related to business lending/financing initiatives, entrepreneurial initiatives, and trade and development (import/export).   
  • Primary liaison for Grow Minnesota! Partnership-produced events and meetings including MN Supplier Match Roundtables and education webinars stemming from special projects and economic data reports.
  • Represent the Chamber on targeted community and economic development groups, as necessary.
  • Assist in the development of stakeholder presentations.
  • Assist with miscellaneous projects related to both Grow Minnesota! Partnership and the Minnesota Chamber.
  • Other work-related duties, as assigned.  
     

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, business, public policy/urban planning, non-profit management, public administration, real estate, or other related field of economic development; two years or more of direct experience working within an economic development program; or equivalent, combined relevant experience.  
  • Knowledge of and interest in the development and growth of Minnesota’s economy:  Course work or experience that shows knowledge of our state’s economic history and the development of its economy. 
  • Demonstrated interest, knowledge, and direct work with state’s business community and individual businesses.   
  • Previous experience in project management activities which involve outcome-based results. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to convert analysis into a clear and convincing presentation.  
  • Ability to work under pressure with short timelines and competing deadlines.
  • Proficiency in working with large and growing databases of Minnesota companies utilizing Salesforce, CRM, and Microsoft platforms.  
  • Demonstrated ability to be an effective leader within a team environment. 
  • Understands the business of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and its subsidiaries. 
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective relationships throughout all levels of the organization.
  • Strong attention to detail, organization and adherence to timelines, along with ability to multi-task.  

Please submit cover letter, resume and compensation requirements to Katie Klein, kklein@mnchamber.com.

 


Energy Efficiency Specialist

 

SUMMARY

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.

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Business assistance and outreach

  • 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

Please submit cover letter, resume and compensation requirements to Katie Klein, kklein@mnchamber.com.

 


Waste Wise Program - 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 Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation (a 501(c)3 non-profit and an affiliate of Minnesota Chamber of Commerce that works to promote environmentally sustainable practices to help businesses in waste reduction, resource conservation, and energy efficiency.

SUMMARY

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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 applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Katie Klein (kklein@mnchamber.com).