A MESSAGE FROM DAVE
Jobs With Impact Founder
Welcome, I’m glad you’re here. If you made it to this message, you are someone who sees the threat posed by global climate change. More than that, you are interested in taking action. Thank you! I created Jobs With Impact to make it easier for you to land a great job in sustainability. The world is counting on you.
I first recognized that global warming was the greatest threat of our generation when I was attending graduate school at Oxford University in England in 2004. While my background had been as a musician and tech entrepreneur/CEO, I determined that my working hours would be best spent on trying to develop solutions to address global warming. I dabbled in biofuels, cleantech, carbon markets and state and federal advocacy. Most recently I spent nearly six-years as executive director of The Climate Registry, a prominent NGO that works with hundreds of states, cities, and businesses to measure and take action to reduce their carbon footprint.
My transition from Internet start-ups to running a climate policy-based non-profit was not an easy one. Whether you are just graduating from university or trade school or transitioning from another industry, there are few formal pathways to a career in sustainability. I believe that the only way we will tackle climate change is by activating creativity and passion of talented people like you.
This is why I am creating Jobs With Impact: to empower passionate professionals with the resources they need to build a successful career working towards a sustainable future. And the future is bright. Along with the looming threat of climate change comes a wealth of opportunity to build a sustainable society. As we discuss in our market overview, sustainability sectors such as utilities, renewable energy, energy efficiency, corporate sustainability, cleantech, waste, agriculture, and policy are among the fastest growing sectors in the U.S. job market.
In these pages, you will find a growing compendium of resources to help you develop strategies and tactics to land a job and advance your career in one of the many sustainability sectors. Thank you for taking the first step.