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Join a team of purpose-driven nature educators

Green Steps is a TEAL organization which is aligned by an evolutionary purpose: reforming education towards more empathy for the environment. We are guided by this higher purpose because our ecological system is close to a tipping point of a no return climate change. It is now that we must act.

We live self-mangament and ask for contribution. Contribution happens when people are engaged and fulfilled in their tasks. The effective person focuses on contribution. He looks up from this work and outward toward goals. He asks, “What can I contribute that will significantly affect the performance and the results of the institution I serve?” His stress is on responsibility.

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Internships

Are you a student looking for a meaningful internship? Do you need to collect social work credits to apply for a school or university? Do you want to enrich your course work? Join the Green Steps headquarters in Shanghai for a 3-month internship. We welcome foreign and national students. For further details check out the internship job description and get in touch with us.

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Nature Learning communities

Gaining empathy for the environment often starts with taking over stewardship for your own land and community. Implement our activities in your local eco system. Learn to design your own activities and add them to our growing curriculum. Turn your place into a Nature Learning Community, enjoy the support of our team and join the growing number of communities boarding the Green Steps ARK.

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Job openings

Are you looking for a meaningful profession? Do you want to become part of a TEAL organization? Have a look at our current vacancies. You can either join our team in the Green Steps headquarters in Shanghai or contribute with your strenghts to a partnering Nature Learning Community.

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SEND YOUR APPLICATION, CV,
AND REFERENCES at:
hr@greensteps.com.cn

Vacancies

Responsibility and Tasks

We are looking for both highly motivated juniors and purpose driven seniors.

Design and implement a beautiful, fast, intuitive and gamified user interface of our web and mobile application

1.Work with our designer, design and implement web front-end and mobile app UI

2.Work with back-end developers to define APIs and application logic

3.Be part of architecture and technology stack decisions process

4.Write automated quality assurance tests to ensure avoiding regressions in development, participate in code review process

5.Share our bugfixes and improvements with upstream of the FOSS projects we use

Qualification & requirements

· excellent grasp of either React or Vue; Bootstrap and jQuery
· knowledge of Dart/Flutter a big plus
· ability to design mobile and desktop UI (figma/sketch/...)
· following best practices in the industry (architecture, clean and readable code)
· ability to stay on track and meet milestones and project deadlines
· open mind, will to learn and to build big things in a small team

Time commitment

Full Time for 6 months (start up phase) - then, based on project development

Responsibility and Tasks

We are looking for both highly motivated juniors and purpose driven seniors

Work hand in hand with front-end developers and DevOps team to develop stable, secure, scalable and fast server-side part of our web and mobile application.

1.Improve our current MVP (based on Odoo: Python 3, Postgresql) to help to clearly define parts of the project

2.Design and implement an API that will be consumed by a separate web front-end and by mobile app

3.Be part of architecture and technology stack decisions process

4.Develop with the need for worldwide availability and scaling in mind, prepare for exponential growth of amount of users (clustering, replication)

5.Write automated quality assurance tests to ensure avoiding regressions in development, participate in code review process

6.Share our bugfixes and improvements with upstream of the FOSS projects we use

Qualification & requirements

· excellent grasp of Python; experience with Odoo development a plus
· knowledge of javascript and/or dart (flutter) a big plus
· following best practices in the industry (architecture, clean and readable code)
· ability to stay on track and meet milestones and project deadlines
· open mind, will to learn and to build big things in a small team

Time commitment

Full Time for 6 months (start up phase) - then, based on project development

Responsibility and tasks

Support the operation and administration of Green Steps & guide event participants in an enjoyable way through our itineraries to re-connect them with self, others and planet.

Tasks Operations Mgr
1. Take full responsibility of operations@greensteps.com.cn email account
2. Update team calendar with information from airtable
3. Share information & post activities to event booking platform
4. Design activity flyers and share them on social media
5. Respond to customer inquiries with office email account
6. Confirm open questions with event facilitators
7. Add book titles about nature education to GS goodreads & douban accounts

Tasks Nature Guide
1. Prepare event location and required infrastructure
2. Manage check-in and event onboarding
3. Guide participants through activity and ensure safety
4. Engage with customers and anticipate their needs during event
5. Compose and share post-event information with team and participants

Your skills and benefits


Your skills & competencies
1. Interest in education and ecology 2. Nature guide experience of advantage
3. Successful participation in Green Steps facilitator training
4. High proficiency in written and spoken English
5. Chinese proficiency of advantage
6. Natural interest in customer well-being

Your benefits when working with us
1. Learn about environmental education methods
2. Be part of an international & multilingual startup
3. Get an insight in Chinese working and education environment
4. Opportunity to deepen working conditions at a later date

Time commitment

20 hours/month to full time
minimum 3 months

Responsibility and tasks

Guide event participants in an enjoyable way through our itineraries and re-connect them with self, others and planet.

1. Prepare event location and required infrastructure
2. Manage check-in and event onboarding
3. Guide participants through activity and ensure safety
4. Engage with customers and anticipate their needs during event
5. Compose and share post-event information with team and participants

Skills and competencies

1. Interest in education and ecology
2. Nature guide experience of advantage
3. Successful participation in Green Steps facilitator training
4. High proficiency in written and spoken English
5. Chinese proficiency of advantage
6. Natural interest in customer well-being

Time commitment

20 hours/month to full time
minimum 3 months

Responsibility and tasks

Ensure the smooth operation of our nature education center in suburban Shanghai: http://www.parrottree.cn/ and thereby implement research on sustainable tourism and natural resource management.

- Procurement of all items needed for the operation of the facility
- Maintenance and repair of facility and sports equipment
- Coordinate event requirements with Green Steps staff and other partner organizations
- Support facilitation of nature education activities
- Monthly accounting and reporting

Skills and remuneration

- Natural interest in customer well-being
- Hands-on personality interested in dealing with real life situations
- Interest in outdoor education and permaculture
- Natural science or engineering background of advantage
- Bike repair and maintenance skills of advantage

We offer a performance based stipend for this position which will cover your expenses.

Time commitment

20 hours/week for retreat mgt
remainder for research activities
full year cycle

Responsibility and tasks

Ensure all relevant English language documentation is available in Chinese.

1. Translation of Standard Operation Procedures and Training Material
2. Translation of application like Airtable, Trello, etc.
3. Translation of articles and event reviews
4. Translation of event promotion documents e.g. bi-monthly program
5. Translation of facilitator documentation

Qualification & remuneration

Excellent command of written Mandarin and high proficiency in English
We offer an interesting compensation for this position based.

Time commitment

Part time - 20 hours/week
minimum 6 months

Responsibility and Tasks

Make sure that Green Steps staff has the IT services it needs to fulfil our mission.

1. Troubleshoot tech-related problems for Green Steps employees

2. Create user accounts, assign access rights

3. Give tech training to new employees

4. Create and update manuals, document standard procedures

5. Suggest improvements in our workflow and tools used

6. Help with quality assurance tests for new releases of our software

7. Watch notification from our monitoring system and make sure problems are being resolved

8. Help with other tasks, according to capabilities

Qualification & requirements

- ability to effectively troubleshoot users’ problems on Windows and Mac, both in person and remotely (TeamViewer)
- logical and structured attitude, keeping things simple and organized
- ability to write clear and understandable documentation
- ability to stay on track and meet milestones and project deadlines
- open mind, will to learn and to build big things in a small team

Time commitment

Full time and part time solutions are both available

Responsibility and Tasks

Expand Shanghai-based followership, improve brand exposure, grow content marketing conversion rate
Translate existing EN language content and adapt it for CN audience
- Align with overall content creation strategy
- Tune in to the weekly workflow of the marketing team
- Design and create new CN language content
- Cooperate with CN and EN language content creators
- Find innovative ways to target our customer segments
- Assist Marketing Director in monthly planning and strategy update.

Responsibility and Tasks

- Chinese native speaker, proficient in English
- Portfolio of past products/projects
- Three years of industry-specific experience
- Pro-active, problem solving, open-minded attitude
- Interest in environmental issues and education

ADDED VALUE
- Interest in photo/video shooting and editing
- Positive personality, likable and friendly (both online and offline)
- Has a network compatible with Green Steps values
- Experience and network in local PR and press (i.e. magazines, platforms, events)
- Interest in digital gamification is an advantage
- Interest to qualify as Green Steps Nature Guide

Time commitment and remuneration

Full time and part time solutions are both available: part-time - estimated 20h/w; full time - 40h/w
We are flexible, focus on results, and believe in employees’ self-management.
Part-time and full-time solutions can both be combined with other roles.
Remuneration depending on qualification

No time to join us but want to support our work anyway?