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Position: Sales Agent
Organization: Green Mountain Energy
Location: Portland, Oregon
Details: Part-time job in the renewable energy sector
Start Date: Immediate
Application Deadline: ongoing
Compensation: $8.80/hour + commission; great bonus potential
Green Mountain Energy Company is the nation's largest retail provider of cleaner electricity.
In Oregon we have partnered with PGE to offer customers 100% renewable electricity, derived exclusively from cleaner sources such as wind, geothermal, biomass and low impact hydro power. Our mixture of energy is from new renewable resources which drive development for other new renewables, unlike most electricity which is produced from the burning of coal and other fossil fuels. In the U.S., generating electricity causes more emissions of carbon dioxide than all the cars and trucks on the roads combined. The over production of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, is largely believed to be responsible for global warming.
In March of 2002 Green Mountain Energy partnered up with PGE to offer Oregonians two 100% renewable power plans. To date, over 80,000 accounts have signed up for renewable power and the numbers keep rising. In 2007 alone, we effectively prevented approximately 198,000 tons of carbon dioxide from being produced - that's like not driving a car for more than 440 million miles!
We are looking for motivated part-time Sales Agents to help drive our grassroots marketing/promotions campaign in the Portland metro area. This job involves either canvassing neighborhoods in our courtesy knock program, or tabling at storefronts, festivals, trade shows, concerts, and sporting events. You are not just selling renewable energy plans - you are making people aware of the fact that they have a choice, and you are educating people about the importance of renewable energy and the need for its growth.
Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt; preference given to those who can start immediately.
•Personal satisfaction of knowing that you are making an environmental/health difference!
•Good pay and performance based bonus potential (hourly base + commission)
•401K benefits available, short-term eligibility requirements
•Flexible hours and work days (weekday afternoons/evenings and weekends)
•Ability to work independently while being part of a team
•Opportunity to work at fun events alongside fun colleagues
•Sincere desire to help protect the environment
•Basic understanding/knowledge of renewable energy
•Intelligent & articulate, with strong aptitude for understanding technology & doing quick calculations
•Friendly, outgoing personality with good sense of humor
•High level of personal integrity (honesty and reliability are a must)
•Energetic, motivated, team player
•Available to work evenings &/or weekends, 10-20 hours/wk
•Access to reliable transportation and personal e-mail account
Are you interested in working for a cause you believe in and being paid well in the process? If so, send your resume and a brief cover letter to: email@example.com. Resumes are accepted on an ongoing basis. For general information about Green Mountain Energy, check out our website at www.greenmountain.com.