Careers

The Green Electronics Council is committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting the best qualified individuals for positions at all levels in the organization to better serve participating manufacturers, purchasers, channel partners and interested consumers. To do so, we hire staff members dedicated to our vision and mission, and expert in their areas of focus. We post job openings on this page, and distribute them widely in search of excellent candidates to join our team.

If you are interested in any of the positions listed and described below, please direct your inquiries to the contact person listed on the job description document, or contact us at [email protected]

Current Openings:

Events Developer

The Green Electronics Council (“GEC”) is a global nonprofit organization whose mission is inspiring and enabling responsible environmental action in the design, purchase and recovery of electronic products. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, it is active in 43 countries and plays an environmentally important role in shaping global electronics markets.

The main role of GEC has traditionally been the management of the EPEAT Registry. That role is expanding to include outreach, education, policy discussion and convening of global stakeholders. This expansion has led to creation of this Events Developer position. The position will report to the CEO in Portland, will be full time, and will require travel. Salary, benefits and time off are consistent with the job responsibilities and generous for the nonprofit sector.

The core responsibility of this position will be identifying, organizing and executing meetings, charrettes, workshops and conferences that promote our goal of greener electronics. Core requirements for the Events Developer position include:

  • At least a four-year college degree, graduate degree preferred
  • At least five years management experience in outreach, event organization, press management and/or business development
  • Proven interest and experience in environmental causes, familiarity with green product areas and/or specific green electronics understanding preferred
  • Proven capability in event management, experience managing national or global conferences a plus
  • Ability to work with diverse clients, proven capability in issues and conflict management
  • High fluency in press relations and PR management
  • Experience working with pertinent databases and software organizational tools
  • Experience using online convening tools to build online communities, facilitate webinars, online trainings, etc.
  • Ability to build and manage budgets, forecasts, and financial outcomes
  • Ability to negotiate, close and manage contracts
  • Strong communication skills
  • A style that combines passion, persistence, urgency, patience, and an understanding of a broad ange of cultures and motivations
  • Ability to work happily under pressure of time, money, third-party performance and other delights of multi-party responsibilities
  • A good spirit, work ethic, and commitment to global outcomes

Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to Julia Bulfin. No phone calls, please.

The Green Electronics Council provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants. Employment decisions are based on the skills and qualifications of the individuals involved. Individuals will be free from discrimination based on characteristics protected by law such as race, religion, color, national origin, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, Vietnam Era- or disabled-veteran status, or the presence of a physical, mental, or sensory disability.