We had such a great experience with our summer intern (although you still owe us a blog post, Ms. Peterson) that we thought we might try something similar. As is clear by the compensation and schedule, this is very much an entry-level position. If you’re interested, you have until October 5 to get your information in my inbox. Here’s the posting:

Verdis Group, LLC is seeking qualified individuals for a part-time, entry-level position. Ideal candidates will be adept at managing multiple responsibilities simultaneously, have wizard-like data analysis and writing skills, and have a passion for sustainability. The position is designed for a current college student but recent college graduates are encouraged to apply as well. Anticipated hours per week are 15–20.

SUMMARY                    

The skills and abilities necessary to sufficiently perform the duties are varied and require the individual to be adept at many tasks. The position requires flexibility, attention to detail, and enthusiasm for the work.  Generally speaking, the successful candidate will provide support in a variety of ways to Verdis Group senior staff and principals.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The successful candidate may perform the following tasks:

  1. Data Analysis: Conducting a variety of different numerical and theoretical analyses at the direction of senior staff. Collecting, managing, tracking, and summarizing data is an important component of the job’s duties.
  2. Writing: Preparing communications that are intended for a variety of different audiences, including both internal and external parties. Contributes technical writing to client reports. Writing portions of client reports as deemed appropriate and necessary by the Principals. Other report editing and formatting as deemed necessary.
  3. Strategy: Involvement in organizational discussions intended to identify strategies that help clients be more sustainable.
  4. Miscellaneous Project Work: Providing assistance as needed on client projects, to include but not limited to: research, report writing, data collection, meeting facilitation, taking minutes, disseminating information, preparing presentations, brainstorming recommendations, and general project management.
  5. Administrative Duties: General administrative duties may include scheduling meetings, purchasing office supplies and equipment, data collection and entry, maintaining adequate electronic and hard copy filing systems, running errands, preparing correspondence, editing and formatting documents and presentations, arranging travel, and other duties as assigned.
  6. Continuous Learning: Staying on top of industry news in order to serve the clients with the most up to date practices
  7. General Management: Assisting senior staff with miscellaneous duties including but not limited to marketing efforts, financial analysis, and business logistics.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  1. Thorough and accurate in all duties and responsibilities. Attention to detail is a key component of the Internship position.
  2. Ability to think critically, problem solv,e and trouble-shoot issues.
  3. Excellent planning and organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and manage multiple duties and tasks simultaneously.
  4. Ability to collect, organize, input and analyze data in an extremely accurate and efficient manner.
  5. Knowledge of sustainable best practices as they pertain to businesses, organizations and communities.
  6. Skilled in using Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Apple software.
  7. Communication skills both written and oral.
  8. Skilled in demonstrating cooperation and professionalism.
  9. Ability to work well with minimal supervision in a team-oriented environment.
  10. Ability to effectively work and interact with various cultures and ethnicities.
  11. Mad ninja skills.

SCHEDULE

The current expectation calls for 15–20 hours per week for the foreseeable future. Hours may fluctuate, particularly upward, if Verdis obtains additional business AND the successful candidate has excess capacity in their schedule.

COMPENSATION

Compensation is $10–13/hour commensurate with experience.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

All individuals interested in being considered for this position should submit the following information no later than October 5:

  1. A letter of interest not to exceed two pages.
  2. Curriculum Vitae or resume.
  3. List of three references, at least one of which must be from a previous relevant employer.
  4. Any availability limitations (e.g. other employment or classes that may conflict with availability to complete the duties of each project).

Interested parties should send the requested information to Craig Moody via email at craig@verdisgroup.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Craig Moody, Principal
Verdis Group, LLC
1516 Cuming Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Download a pdf of the job posting here.