We are currently hiring for one position, Director, Midwest Row Crop Collaborative, and requesting proposals for Project Stove Swap vendors. Please scroll down for more information.


Director, Midwest Row Crop Collaborative

The Director, Midwest Row Crop Collaborative provides leadership and management for all aspects of the Collaborative’s ongoing and emerging work. The Midwest Row Crop Collaborative (the Collaborative or MRCC) is a diverse coalition working to create a U.S. agricultural system that is part of a healthy environmental ecosystem and is economically viable for all in the value chain. This group is working toward improved environmental outcomes through cross-sector collaboration and continuous improvement at a meaningful scale throughout the Upper Mississippi River Basin. Specifically, the Collaborative aims for a system with healthy soil, that protects water, that addresses the factors contributing to climate change and that supports farm families.

The Director, Midwest Row Crop Collaborative works closely with MRCC members to develop long-range strategic direction and advance incremental actions to move the Collaborative toward its goals. The Director provides leadership in driving Collaborative activities by inspiring and coordinating members in identifying and implementing Systems Change Projects. They serve as a primary point of contact for and coordinate between MRCC members, Environmental Initiative staff, systems change project partners, affiliated funders, stakeholder groups and contractors. The Director leads a team of highly capable and motivated external and internal partners and deploys human and capital resources to most effectively support the Collaborative’s ambitious goals and objectives.

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To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume (preferred by email) to:

Ellen Gibson
Chief Impact Officer

Environmental Initiative
211 North First Street, Suite 250
Minneapolis, MN 55401


Please use “Director, Midwest Row Crop Collaborative” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled.

Request for Proposals, Project Stove Swap Vendors

Project Stove Swap connects residents to local wood stove vendors to swap out their older, inefficient wood-burning appliances for newer models. Swapping out just one older wood stove for a new model is the pollution reduction equivalent of removing more than 700 cars from the road per year, making it an efficient way to improve air quality. This program also supports local economies, public health, and Minnesota’s environment.

We are soliciting proposals from potential vendors who are able to supply wood, wood pellet, and natural gas/propane fired heating appliances. Vendors will be selected based on their responses to the RFP questions, as well as their geographic location and the range of technologies that they are able to supply. For more information on what appliances are eligible and how to apply, please review the full application.

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To Apply

Submit responses to the questions listed (preferred by email) to:

Jon Emerson-Kramer
Program Manager, Clean Air Minnesota

Environmental Initiative
211 North First Street, Suite 250
Minneapolis, MN 55401


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will remain open until filled. Questions can be directed to Jon Emerson-Kramer at 612-334-3388 ext. 8109.

Environmental Initiative is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, past or present military status, status as an individual with a disability or other applicable protected characteristics.