Island Green Living Group Seeks Leader

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A St. John based non-profit promoting ecological approaches to island living is putting out a call for applicants to lead a series of new and continuing initiatives.

Island Green Living Association (Island Green) says its creating the post of executive director, “as it expands its mission in support of greater sustainability and resilience on St. John and throughout the USVI.

” .. a full-time executive director is sought to lead efforts. The newly created position will guide Island Green’s vital programs including aluminum can recycling efforts, expanded composting, bio-diesel program, ReSource Depot where more than 250,000 lbs. of building & household materials have been reused/repurposed to date, sustainability education, sustainability advocacy and more,” the statement says.

One of the chief responsibilities of the director will be overseeing the creation of the IGLA Sustainable Living Center, “where the community will have access to Island Green’s expanded resources.

‘In addition to being a highly motivated multitasker dedicated to eco-friendly values, the candidate must have grant writing capabilities. In addition, proven fundraising abilities and corporate sponsorship solicitation experience will be a plus,” said Island Green President Harith Wickrema. “We are seeking a positive self-starter with leadership qualities, excellent writing, communication and managerial skills who is able to work under deadline. Strong preference will be given to candidates residing on St. John.”

Among its past efforts, ILGA operated a recycling center near the Susannaberg Transfer Station for several years. They hosted a recycled art contest there last year for high school students.

The group also played a role in the campaign to eliminate the use of plastic shopping
bags at grocery stores and has promoted sustainable building practices compatible with island environments.

Further details regarding the position are available on Island Green’s website through the following link: Executive Director Description.

Island Green asks qualified candidates who are passionate about preserving our islands and promoting green living to provide a cover letter and resume to President Harith Wickrema at harith@islandgreenliving.org.

Established in 2004, Island Green Living Association (Island Green) is a registered 501 (c)(3) not for profit organization dedicated to sustainability throughout the USVI.