Monthly archives: July, 2014

Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition Internships

The Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition has several internship opportunities available through it’s  Guaranteed Green Sustainability Assistance Internship.  These opportunities create a partnership between the intern and restaurant where interns will assist the restaurant as it becomes recognized as a Guaranteed Green Certified.  Interns will learn how to consult with restaurants in developing and implementing a sustainability plan.

Available internship positions include:

1. Guaranteed Green Sustainability Assistant

2. GCRC Administrative Assistant Internship

3. GCRC Nonprofit Development Internship


Please visit to see the internship description and learn how to apply.

Solar Chicago: At a Discount!

UIC is participating in Solar Chicago to help employees simplify the process of researching installation options for your home, while helping the City and surrounding communities achieve local and statewide sustainability goals.  Solar Chicago is a partnership between the City of Chicago, the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC), Vote Solar, and the World Wildlife Fund.  This solar discount program will help homeowners pool their buying power to make going solar more affordable than ever while helping to achieve community clean energy goals.

Lower Cost:

A discounted price achieved (25%) by pooling the purchasing power of groups, and an additional incentive rebate that provides increased savings as more people contract for solar electricity on their homes.

After vetting several solar companies, a volunteer community evaluation committee has selected the team of Juhl Renewable Energy Systems and Microgrid Solar as Solar Chicago’s installation partner.  Serving individual customers in a group through Solar Chicago allows these companies to reduce their costs- savings that they will pass along to participants with residential solar pricing starting at $3.49 per-watt- more than a 25% discount off the average cost of going solar.

The Juhl Renewable Energy System/ Microgrid Solar team also includes the experience of local electrical contractor/ installation partners Ailey Solar and Kapital Electric.  Collectively, these solar installation contractors have completed over 300 residential solar projects in the last 12 months totaling more than 1.2 megawatts!  In addition to the significant qualifications they bring to the Solar Chicago program, the Juhl Renewable Energy Systems/ Microgrid Solar team will also offer financing solutions to homeowners through Admirals Bank.

Next steps:

1. Sign up.  If you have not signed up for Solar Chicago, please visit the program website to register.  Once registered, you will be connected with Juhl Energy/Microgrid Solar to schedule your site evaluation and receive a proposal.  Please note that registration does not obligate you moving forward.

2. Learn more.  Join the program sponsors and the Juhl/Microgrid team to learn about the basics of residential solar and have your questions answered at an upcoming workshop this summer.  Event details can be found on the News page of the program website.  If you are unable to attend, a pre-recorded webinar will also be posted for your review.

3. Spread the Word.  Solar Chicago pools the purchasing power of groups to make solar more affordable.  More participants means a better deal for you and more clean, reliable solar power for your community. In addition to the standard discounted program pricing, if the group collectively installs a minimum of 100 kilowatts of new solar capacity, the Juhl/Microgrid Solar team will provide each homeowner with an additional cash incentive.  If the group collectively installs more than 400 kilowatts of solar, the incentive rebate will double!

It’s that simple.  Solar Chicago’s technical advisors are available to answer any questions you have throughout the program.

More participants mean a better deal for you and more, clean, reliable solar power for our community.  Please help us spread the word about Solar Chicago to your co-workers, friends, family and neighbors!  Should you have any questions, please contact

Business/Administrative Associate- Office of Sustainability

The UIC Office of Sustainability is seeking a Business/Administrative Associate to perform business and marketing activities. This fast-paced office advances initiatives such as recycling, energy efficiency, active transportation and grounds stewardship to reduce UIC’s environmental impact, while providing social and economic benefit to the campus.

Business/Administrative Associate – Office of Sustainability (Job ID #42488)
Department: VCAS
Civil Service
8:00 – 4:30 M-F
  • Develop marketing plans, strategies and calendar of outreach events
  • Design marketing materials such as posters, web-banners and flyers
  • Draft email communications, newsletters and calendar events
  • Oversee/Manage website content and updates, social media email lists and office/campus calendar
  • Handle purchasing, financial reporting, budget development, student payroll, and other business functions.
  • Support sustainability-related committees, schedule meetings with campus and external stakeholders and organize logistics of campus-wide events.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management or a field related to the position (such as marketing, public administration, communications, graphic design)
  2. Two years of professional level accounting, managerial and/or business experience, one year of which was at an administrative level


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. 1-3 years of experience in social marketing and office management in a fast-paced office.
  2. Education or experience related to sustainability, particularly as regards educating and marketing for conservation practices.
  3. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator, Word, Excel, and social media.
  4. Demonstrated creative design production with strong organizational skills.
  5. Knowledge of how to develop social marketing campaigns.
  6. Experience working in a university setting and negotiating hierarchies and relationships.
  7. Knowledge of the University of Illinois’s business policies and procedures.
***All applicants should carefully document their relevant experience to demonstrate they meet the minimum qualifications.

To Apply:
For fullest consideration, please complete an online application  AND submit an Exam Request for CB9580 Business/Admin Associate (Office of Sustainability).

The application must include all work experience, detailed job duties, start and end dates and whether the position was part time or full time.

Additional documents can be electronically attached to your online application through the “Documents” link on Step 1 of the application. Be sure to select the appropriate document type before uploading the document.

Transcripts/Licenses/Certifications must be uploaded within the application, hand delivered, or mailed directly from the institution to:

University of Illinois at Chicago
Recruitment and Staffing
Human Resources Building Room 109
715 S. Wood Street M/C 862
Chicago IL 60612
Attn: CB9580 – DB

Credential Assessment Exam Scoring Information:

You will not be required to report in person for this exam. The updated online application and all uploaded, relevant documents, such as a resume and/or college transcript will be used in the calculation of the exam score. These documents should be uploaded prior to submitting your exam request.

When completing your online application, please be sure to provide detailed information about your knowledge and experience, as your qualifications for any Civil Service position will be primarily determined based on what is contained in the application, not the resume. Please be sure to include an accurate email address and to check it regularly for UIC position updates or notices.

If an application and exam request are not submitted by the close date, the applicant/employee will not be considered and the exam request will be denied.

For fullest consideration, the above mentioned requirements must be submitted no later than July 20, 2014.
All information submitted will be thoroughly evaluated and verified.

To view the status of all your exam requests, pending test dates, scores, and current register positions online, just go to Log in and click on “Civil Service Activity.”

We appreciate your interest in employment at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Landscape Maintenance- Incident Review Board Clerical and Administrative Intern (unpaid)

Landscape Maintenance – Incident Review Board Clerical and Administrative Intern (unpaid)


Landscape Maintenance is looking detail-oriented, self-starter that is resourceful and takes initiative. This intern will have an opportunity to work with the Incident Review Board, learn about the importance of having Forest Preserves of Cook County and department policies, as well as why and how disciplines are issued to employees. The intern will contribute by assisting the Incident Review Board President and his Assistant in taking notes, sending emails, processing paperwork and in other clerical and administrative duties as assigned.


Forest Preserve – General Headquarters

536 N Harlem Ave.
River Forest, IL 60305


– Position ideal for a college/university student interested in government work; Volunteer Supervisors are willing to work with special internship requirements and learning outcomes to help student achieve school’s internship requirements
– Interest in working in a fast-paced, professional environment a must
– Proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, Data Entry required
– Must be able to type 40 wpm with accuracy
– Excellent customer service and communication skills required
– Will work with confidential documents and must agree to confidentiality agreement
– The position duration is 3 months, starting as soon as possible, and intern will be asked to work 5 days a week, Monday-Friday, 6 to 8 hours a day
– Online registration and criminal background check required
– Must provide resume and two references; please attach them to your online profile
– Position not suitable for court appointed service


To learn more and to apply, please:

1.      Go to

2.      Click on the “Hot Opportunities” button on the top right of your screen

3.      Scroll to find “Landscape Maintenance – Incident Review Board Clerical and Administrative Intern”

4.      Click “Details/Sign up”

5.      Click “Apply” and you will be prompted to create a profile