Employment

Environmental Initiative strives to be a people-centered, values-driven and innovative organization. We work with business, nonprofit, government and community leaders to develop collaborative solutions to Minnesota’s environmental problems.

Our team aims to be representative of and responsive to those working on and impacted by environmental issues. We actively cultivate a culture of shared leadership and focus on continuous reflection and growth. Stay informed on current and future openings by receiving our Monthly Newsletter.

Open Positions

We currently have no open positions.

Applicant Evaluation Process

Applications are anonymized and reviewed by our hiring team based on the skills and qualifications outlined in the job posting with initial review completed immediately following the stated deadline for priority consideration, followed by ongoing review on a rolling basis. All applicants will be notified when the initial screening of applications has begun, and candidates who qualify for a first-round interview will be contacted directly. All applicants will be informed if they do or do not advance to each subsequent round.

Typical applicant evaluation processes involve at least two in-person or virtual interviews with our hiring team. The process generally lasts 8 weeks from the start of our initial screening to the date when we can make an offer.

Working at Environmental Initiative

Environmental Initiative embraces a highly flexible working environment, with the option to work remotely and determine a regular work schedule that accommodates individual staff members’ needs and preferences. Our office is located in the North Loop in Minneapolis and is accessible by transit or bicycle. During the COVID-19 crisis, all employees are working remotely until further notice. You can read more about our organizational response to the pandemic on our blog.

Benefits Package

Environmental Initiative offers a flexible benefits package, including a group health care plan, dental insurance, transit benefits, parking, HSA and FSA accounts, life insurance, long term disability coverage and a 403(b) matching program. Recognizing that individual needs and preferences vary widely, our benefits plan is designed to give employees maximum choice and flexibility.

Paid Time Off

Environmental Initiative values the wellbeing of our employees and encourages them to fully use annually earned paid time off (PTO).  Full-time employees accrue 4 weeks of PTO each year during their first 3 years of employment. After 3 years of employment, annual PTO accrual increases to 5 weeks PTO and after 5 years employment, employees accrue 6 weeks of PTO each year.

All full-time employees are provided 11 paid holidays per calendar year, which can either be taken on observed government holidays or may be replaced with other holidays of the employee’s choosing.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Environmental Initiative is an Equal Opportunity Employer, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion/spiritual beliefs, ancestry, citizenship status, age, cognitive/physical abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, military service, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.