Aligning your passion for sustainability and environmentalism with your day job can be quite the challenge. But, it never hurts to check your favorite eco-minded brands for interesting openings. In fact, discovering a new role that gets your heart racing for just a second, one that has you excited for your long-term career goals, is a win in and of itself.
Every phone screening is another opportunity to strengthen your interview skills and, with due investment in time and work, you may find a nine-to-five grind that better nurtures your soul and community.
1. Imperfect Produce – Brand Ambassador
Location: Austin, TX or Seattle, WA
Imperfect Produce fights food waste by finding a home for ‘ugly’ produce. We source it directly from farms and deliver it to customers’ doors for about 30% less than grocery store prices. Our subscription produce box is affordable, convenient, customizable, healthy, and delicious.
The Role: Sign up new customers to try our produce delivery service. Host promotional tables at local events and in high-traffic areas (e.g. parks/city blocks).
2. 4ocean – Social Media Manager
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Made from recycled materials, every bracelet purchased funds the removal of 1 pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines. In less than 2 years, 4ocean has removed 1,416,613 pounds of trash from the ocean and coastlines. We strive to educate individuals, corporations, and governments on the impact that plastic has on the ocean.
The Role: Analyze the long-term needs of the company’s social media strategy and offer quarterly reports to the management and executive teams that outline any necessary changes to the digital marketing plan.
3. Impossible Foods – Social Media/Community Manager, Global
Location: Redwood City, CA
Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 to create a truly sustainable global food system by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious food — food that delivers all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental impact. Our first product, the Impossible Burger, was introduced by top chefs to the world and is currently available at over 3500 restaurants across the United States and abroad.
The Role: Become the entertaining, persuasive and overwhelmingly optimistic voice of Impossible Foods by developing, scheduling, posting, and measuring content.
4. Patagonia – NW District Environmental Program Associate
For us at Patagonia, a love of wild and beautiful places demands participation in the fight to save them, and to help reverse the steep decline in the overall environmental health of our planet. We donate our time, services and at least 1% of our sales to hundreds of grassroots environmental groups all over the world who work to help reverse the tide.
The Role: Ensures all retail stores are in alignment with Patagonia’s Mission and Core Values as it relates to Environmentalism. Support their stores’ participation in local granting, activism, and community outreach in addition to executing company environmental campaigns and overseeing employee education.
5. Miyoko’s Kitchen – Consumer Relations & Social Media Associate
Location: Petaluma, CA
Miyoko cracked the code on making 100% non-dairy cheese, butter, and other goodies from organic, real foods like nuts, legumes, and other plant-based ingredients. Using traditional creamery cultures, age-old cheesemaking techniques, and modern technology, Miyoko’s products lead the way into the future of food innovation where real food gets reinvented into new and exciting forms.
The Role: Actively engage with Miyoko’s communities across email and social media platforms. This person must have a passion for customer service, interacting with online communities, building relationships, actively addressing customer concerns, and finding solutions.
Which one of these jobs are you interested in?
Photo: Imperfect Produce, 4ocean, Impossible Foods, Patagonia, Miyoko’s Kitchen, Unsplash