Job Alert! Clean Memphis is hiring a Program Manager at Project Green Fork


Organizational Overview:
Founded as a nonprofit 2008, Project Green Fork’s mission is to contribute to a sustainable Mid-South by helping reduce environmental impacts with a focus on strengthening homegrown restaurants. In 2015, PGF moved under the umbrella of fellow nonprofit Clean Memphis as one of its core programs.

Position: Program Manager
The Project Green Fork Program Manager manages all aspects of the six-step service industry sustainability certification program for local restaurants, food trucks, caterers, breweries, and other service industry businesses. This position reports to the Clean Memphis Executive Director and is part-time with the potential to move to full-time.

Job Responsibilities:
Business Certification
• Recruit, certify, and support service industry businesses through the steps required for PGF certification
• Nurture relationships with certified businesses to support their continued success, including scheduling regular check-ins
• Provide annual training on sustainability practices for new employees of certified businesses
Relationship Management
• Serve as an advocate and connector between certified businesses and other stakeholders to promote policies and services that encourage sustainable practices in the service industry
• Meet regularly with vendors and partners in the restaurant advocacy, recycling, composting, and sustainability sectors
Marketing & Communications
• Maintain electronic and print marketing of PGF businesses, including but not limited to: the PGF website, social media sites, e-newsletter, and brochures
• Establish relationships with local and regional print, television, and radio media entities in order to raise awareness of PGF events and businesses
Event Coordination
• Plan and oversee three major annual events
• Manage all aspects of major events, including run-of-show, sponsorships, silent auction, ticket sales, and volunteer management
• Maintain database of member organizations
• Process annual membership renewal
Support of Other CM Programs
• Fill in occasionally where necessary with education and community engagement programming

The ideal candidate will possess the following:
• Deep understanding of service industry
• Familiarity with sustainability practices
• Strong relationship management skills
• Strong written communication skills, with a focus on digital content and social media
• High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, social media for business, MailChimp or other email marketing, WordPress or similar website content management application
• Some proficiency with donor databases or other contact management software
• Ability to speak persuasively and to a variety of different audiences
• Ability to work independently for small, fast-paced organization with little supervision; a self-starter
• Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
Educational Requirements:
Associates/Bachelors degree preferred; candidates with 5 years commensurate experience will be considered
Required Experience:
2+ years service industry experience; some experience managing social media for a business or organization
Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
Previous experience with event coordination
Other Requirements:
• Must have reliable transportation to make regular site visits at businesses throughout the Memphis Metro Area
• Must have flexibility to work some evenings, weekends, and during large-scale project periods
To Apply:
Interested candidates should send their resume accompanied by a cover letter and two brief writing samples via email to Janet Boscarino, Executive Director of Clean Memphis, at janet [at] cleanmemphis [dot] org by Thursday, September 20.