Position: Sales and Membership Development-Green Restaurant Association, Boston, MA

Description: Green Restaurant Association (GRA) is a 19-year-old international, non-profit organization with the mission of creating environmental sustainability in the restaurant industry.  The position goal is to expand the number of companies working with the Green Restaurant Association.  This position is responsible for communicating the business benefits of becoming a Certified Green Restaurant® to restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. He/she fields calls and emails from interested restaurants from around the world; and he/she outreaches to restaurants in all 50 states through phone, email, mail, association meetings, trade shows, etc.  All efforts of sales and membership development have the goal of signing contracts with individual restaurants, chains, and restaurant groups.  Once the contracts are signed, the restaurant becomes the responsibility of another GRA team member who helps them implement the environmental changes.


* Increase the number of restaurants working with the GRA
* Phone Sales Meetings
* Trade Shows around the U.S.
* Process Contracts
* Process Renewals
* Work with GRA partners to bring more restaurants on board


* Excellent Telephone and In-Person Communication Skills
* Proficient and efficient computer skills
* Able to Speak convincingly about the business benefits of going green
* Good Organization Skills to Manage Outreach efforts, including follow up
* Successful Sales Background
* Good with Numbers

We are looking for somebody who is both passionate about the Green Restaurant Association’s mission and comes from a solid business background who can speak with credibility to restaurant owners. The coordinator will work from GRA’s office in downtown Boston.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience, please indicate salary history and requirements in cover letter.  Benefits include health insurance and free public transportation to and from the GRA office.

To Apply:

* Email Michael with “Membership”in the subject of the email
* Attach Resume
* Your cover letter should focus on why you will be successful at bringing hundreds and thousands of restaurants on board with the Green Restaurant Association
* Indicate what in your history demonstrates a successful track record that will help you succeed in this position
* No phone calls please.

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Author: Tracey de Morsella (323 Articles)

Tracey de Morsella started her career working as an editor for US Technology Magazine. She used that experience to launch Delaware Valley Network, a publication for professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area. Years later, she used the contacts and resources she acquired to work in executive search specializing in technical and diversity recruitment. She has conducted recruitment training seminars for Wachovia Bank, the Department of Interior and the US Postal Service. During this time, she also created a diversity portal called The Multicultural Advantage and published the Diversity Recruitment Advertising Toolkit, a directory of recruiting resources for human resources professionals. Her career and recruitment articles have appeared in numerous publications and web portals including Woman Engineer Magazine, Monster.com, About.com Job Search Channel, Workplace Diversity Magazine, Society for Human Resource Management web site, NSBE Engineering Magazine, HR.com, and Human Resource Consultants Association Newsletter. Her work with technology professionals drew her to pursuing training and work in web development, which led to a stint at Merrill Lynch as an Intranet Manager. In March, she decided to combine her technical and career management expertise with her passion for the environment, and with her husband, launched The Green Economy Post, a blog providing green career information and covering the impact of the environment, sustainable building, cleantech and renewable energy on the US economy. Her sustainability articles have appeared on Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation, Chem.Info,FastCompany and CleanTechies.