COMPANY: Green Chemistry and Commerce Council

POSITION:  Contractor/Consultant for GC3 Startup Network

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DATE POSTED:  9/21/20017

JOB DESCRIPTION


The GC3 is seeking to hire a contract staff-person or consultant (“contractor”) who can help us grow the size and impact of the GC3 Startup Network to advance green chemistry innovation. The contractor will support or manage (depending on ability) day-to day-operations of the GC3’s Startup Network, working closely with GC3 team members. The contractor will work for 20 – 35 hours per week, depending on availability and expertise.

The ideal candidate should be able to understand the challenges faced by startups in the chemical and materials space and contribute ideas for how the Network can support the needs, growth and success of startups. The ideal candidate should be able to communicate with our network of large chemical suppliers, brands, retailers and investors to spotlight the startups’ new technologies and products that can bring value to them through business investment or partnerships.


The contractor will have responsibilities to manage or support the following activities:

- Ongoing identification and recruiting of startups to the Network
- Organizing, recruiting participants (both startups and large companies) for initiatives such as:
   GC3 Technology Showcases – startup pitches, reverse pitches and networking 
   Networking events at trade shows and conferences run by partner organizations 
   GC3 startup workshops on topics such as targeting applications and strategic        partners, “readiness” to engage large corporates, etc. 
   GC3 Webinars 
   GC3 Strategic Connections (mentoring) program
-  Developing new initiatives to support startups and large GC3 member companies

Experience:

- 5 years of professional experience in industry or business consulting 
- Experience in one or more startup companies preferred, preferably chemistry or material startups 
-  Knowledge of: 
   Challenges faced by startups in the chemistry and materials space 
   Government grants such as SBIRs and STTRs 
   Angel investing and venture funding 
   Funding from strategics/corporate investors 
   Scaling up production: pilot plants, contract manufacturing 
   Joint development agreements, joint ventures, alliances, etc. o Intellectual property    protection 
   Chemical registrations, certifications, industry endorsements, etc.

Education:


- An undergraduate degree in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering or related fields 
- Graduate degree a plus 
- MBA a plus

Skills:

- Leadership, i.e., ability to lead events and represent the GC3 at conferences and networking events, etc. 
- Project design and management 
- One-on-one verbal communication with startups and large companies, including cold-calling and comfort speaking with all levels from the bench chemist to management 
Written business communication -- emails, short reports, presentations, webpage updates

Compensation:

- Position will be for 20 – 35 hours per week for 1 year with option to renew for a second year 
- Salary commensurate with experience 
- There are no additional benefits associated with this position (e.g., medical insurance, vacation or holiday pay, etc.)

Other Considerations:

Some U.S. travel required, which will be reimbursed by the GC3. Our intention is to sign a 1 year contract with an option to renew for a second year. Contractor can work remotely . Working from Boston/Lowell, NYC/CT or San Francisco area a plus

Contact Monica Becker for more information or to send a cover email and resume monica@monicabecker.com


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COMPANY: Green Chemistry and Commerce Council

POSITION:  Communications Specialist

DATE POSTED:  9/21/20017

JOB DESCRIPTION


The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3) is seeking a Communications Specialist to develop and to implement the organization’s communications strategy aimed at members and other stakeholders.

The goals of the communication strategy are:

- To increase the reach and impact of the GC3 in its efforts to advance green chemistry practices
- To position the GC3 as a major advocate for green chemistry
- To retain and attract new members
- To attract funding to the GC3 and its members

The Communications Specialist will:

- Develop the GC3 communications strategy, including branding, messaging, organizational positioning, and methods of communication. 
- Provide input and direction to GC3 Team on communications activities. 
- Oversee management of communications channels, including print and online publications, website, social media.
- Refine and keep updated key messages, value proposition, and mission and vision statements. 
- Write letters, brochures and other materials aimed at retaining and attracting members. 
- Help develop written materials for website, brochures, and events. 
- Manage GC3 social media presence. 
- Provide tools for members to communicate about the GC3 to their stakeholders.
- Write and/or edit case studies of corporate member green chemistry activities. 
- Look for opportunities to publicize -- through articles, social media, and other avenues -- the work of the GC3 and its members. 
- Provide support to GC3 Director in the writing of grant applications. 
- Participate in calls and retreats of the GC3 team. 
- Edit written materials, as needed, for GC3 team.
- Oversee production of print, digital, and other materials, including newsletters, - reports, fundraising proposals, member communications, social media, - special events, and other content.

Qualifications:

Able to communicate in multiple formats – social media, letters, articles, etc.
Experience writing to business audiences required; experience writing to policymakers and funders desired.
Experience writing about science, sustainability, or green chemistry. 
Comfortable with technical material and able to write about it in non-technical language. 
Ability to write persuasively, clearly, and concisely.
Ability to identify and translate into action communications opportunities.
Excellent office suite software, including word processing, spreadsheet and communication applications.
Strong communication and public presentation skills.
Demonstrated experience and leadership in developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic communications strategy.
Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in communications, public relations, marketing and digital and social media.
Minimum five years in a communications leadership role.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field or equivalent experience. Additional relevant experience may be substituted for degree.
A minimum of five years’ experience planning, writing, editing, and producing newsletters, press releases, annual reports, marketing literature, and other publications, collateral, and multi-media content.


It is anticipated that the job will take an average of 20-30 hours/week, which may vary depending on GC3 project timelines. Please send cover letter, resume, three examples of related work, and compensation requirements to Jennifer Landry (jennifer_landry@uml.edu).  

For more information, please contact Jennifer Landry (jennifer_landry@uml.edu).

For more information, please contact Jennifer Landry (jennifer_landry@uml.edu).