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RDU Area – Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster – Analyst

RTCC: The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) is an industry-funded, nonprofit initiative of business, government, academic, and nonprofit leaders focused on accelerating cleantech innovation and economic growth in the Research Triangle region. RTCC’s vision is to create cleaner communities through cleantech innovation and adoption.

 DELIVERABLE: A research report that characterizes the firms located within North Carolina’s Research Triangle region that are engaged in cleantech. The research will define industry verticals, interrelation of industries, and describe which industries are dynamic and growing.

COMPENSATION: Fee to be determined. Please contact Susan Sanford with questions and if you have interest: susan@researchtrianglecleantech.org, 919-334-4078.

 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster is seeking to hire an experienced economic analyst/consultant with proficiency in the cleantech sector to complete a follow-on study to initial taxonomy research completed in 2013. Alternatively, this research may be provided through service learning via faculty and graduate students. This research would uncover new and growing sub-industries in the region. A successful product will substantively:

  1. Consolidate “general knowledge” of the cleantech industry in the region
  2. Update the list of firms in the smart energy vertical and in RTCC’s prior taxonomy report
  3. Describe the core strengths of the region, including basic capabilities of firms in subindustries
  4. Describe where local firms fit in the value chain
  5. Illustrate value chain linkages across cleantech verticals
  6. Describe near-term trends, i.e., which industries are growing and shrinking
  7. Inventory the firms in the cleantech industry in the 13-county Research Triangle region
  8. Assign the firms to technology categories; count the number, employment, and sales of firms
  9. Describe public and private supporting institutions and assets for top three, industry verticals.

BACKGROUND: RTCC is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization. RTCC’s primary source of revenue is membership dues. RTCC was established as a marketing organization in 2013 to market the Research Triangle region as a global destination for cleantech innovation. In 2016, RTCC’s membership model expanded to enable tiers of membership to welcome organizations of different sizes and stages of growth. This “larger tent” elicited different value propositions for organizations to be part of RTCC, i.e., wherein multinational firms funded the marketing and talent attraction mission, smaller corporations have expressed interest in business development with other members and organizations in the region.

The 2019-2021 EDA RiS grant provided framework for RTCC to expand its work toward convening and soft, project facilitation through developing a NC Cleantech Corridor—convening local governments to brainstorm on their energy needs with RTCC members and utilities in the room to hear firsthand the “aggregate voice of the customer.”

By January 2021, RTCC will have identified strategies to replace the EDA funding either with increased membership revenue—a function of a highly-articulated, value proposition—and/or with public funds in the form of a grant or ideally, state, legislative allocation.

Durham, NC – Audacity Labs – Internships

Audacity Labs is an innovation incubator and after-school program for teens, where teams of high school student entrepreneurs work together to conceive, develop, and launch new ventures. We offer a working space, connections, and a structured program of content and coaching. Through an entrepreneurial curriculum, series of field trips, and constant support from both undergraduate students and successful individuals from around the Triangle, Audacity Labs seeks to provide high school students with the opportunity to participate in the entrepreneurial spirit that is permeating Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill.

1.   DETAILS

A.     HOURS

i.         8 hours a day (not including 1-hour lunch break)

ii.         All national holidays off. Meetings can be remote.

iii.         June 8 – Aug 14

B.     SUPERVISORS

i.         Quinci King – B.A. ‘20

ii.         Manuel Hernandez – B.A. ‘20

iii.         Matt Nash — Managing Director for Social Entrepreneurship

C.     LOCATION

i.         ReCity

1.     Durham Co-Working space focused on social impact.

2.   Positions

A.     Curriculum Developer

i.         Work alongside the executive team and I&E department to create summer and full schoolyear programming. These are two timeframes that are more extensive than Audacity Labs has ever catered to before, so we are looking to hire someone to build out our entrepreneurship focused curriculum. This is the core of Audacity Labs, and you will have a massive job shaping the experience of our student participants.

ii.         Tasks

1.     Transform Audacity Labs’ curriculum as we look to expand to more students over the summer and the next year.

2.     Plan field trips, workshops and speeches from influential figures in the start-up community in the Triangle in an attempt to educate students on the diversity, entrepreneurship, and history of Durham.

3.     Work with past Audacity Labs participants to receive feedback regarding how to optimize the program’s reach, impact, and success as we attempt to provide more offerings outside of typical business skills.

B.     Fundraising and External Relations

i.         As a nonprofit, fundraising and external relations are very important. From grant writing to attending community partner meetings to interacting with sponsors, this role is vital for the health and success of Audacity Labs. In this role, you will be responsible for helping obtain the resources, whether physical, monetary, or otherwise, that will allow Audacity Labs to provide the best experience for a diverse set of individuals.

ii.         Tasks

1.     Work with the Executive Director to create a database of grants and timelines for the entire grant writing process while maintaining a Grant Calendar which shows when a grant application and/or report is due.

2.     Work with coaches, mentors, and students to identify areas of needs where a grant would help solve a problem or fill a need.

3.     Attend community and volunteer events with Audacity Labs to share information with attendees about what we do and how to get involved.

4.     Create and implement outreach strategies that engage corporate and community sponsors to want to engage with Audacity Labs

3.   Qualifications

i.         Current enrollment status as a freshman, sophomore, or junior undergraduate student at Duke University

ii.         A GPA of 3.2 or higher

iii.         An extreme passion for innovation, entrepreneurship, and teamwork

iv.         Experience in leadership roles, team management, and/or prior classroom experience with Durham High School students

v.         Exceptional problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills (verbal and written), as well as attention to detail

vi.         Ability to multitask and work independently, as well as will team members to collectively meet proposal deadlines

vii.         Proficiency using Adobe PDF and Microsoft Office

viii.         Availability to work for the dates provided above and located in Durham

Remote – CureMint – Product Catalog Internship

Product Catalog Internship

Full time // Durham, NC

About CureMint

CureMint was founded with a purpose to help the lives of all we touch. We are the leading dental procurement software helping dental organizations scale across North America. Founded in 2017, CureMint’s purpose is to bring relief to the dental industry’s extremely fragmented and painful procurement process.

Our core competency is in building delightful technical solutions to make our end users’ jobs easier and more productive. By providing an intuitive ordering experience, increased spend visibility, and holistic office management, CureMint empowers dental organizations to realize streamlined operations and untapped profitability.

What will you be doing?

In this internship you will work directly with our VP of Customer Success and Customer Success Managers to increase customer onboarding velocity in our product. You will take ownership of the formating, importing, and maintaining of our product catalog. The accuracy of the product catalog is the foundation for creating a delightful product experience for our client base. As part of this internship you will get to make product improvement recommendations and to participate in the daily operations of our company, including daily standups, leadership meetings and sprint innovation sessions.

What you bring to the table

  • Eagerness to jump into an early stage B2B SaaS product, understand product development at the ground floor level and drastically improve the onboarding velocity of CureMint’s growing client base
  • Desire to learn the tech stack that helps us build our organization and product including Asana, Hubspot and the CureMint software
  • Attention to the smallest of details while maintaining the overall product and project strategy
  • Strong Google Sheets/Excel skills
  • Enjoy talking about food 🙂

There will be a monthly stipend for this position. There are distributed and in office work options (in our American Underground office). We are especially interested in women and applicants of color.

Why we love it here

  • Industry changing product that is simple, affordable and focused on end-to-end solutions
  • Work with a team that inspires and challenges each other to grow every day
  • Endless growth opportunities

If you are interested, APPLY HERE.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Durham, NC – End Hunger Durham – Community Resource Worker

End Hunger Durham is an education and advocacy organization grounded in alliances with front-line workers and those affected by hunger.

Most people experiencing hunger require help on many fronts before they can stabilize their lives. 17% of Durham’s population lives with food insecurity.

End Hunger Durham provides connections to navigators and assistance for enrollment in programs that can assist them with financial emergencies, housing, healthcare, food, and employment, and more.

We invite you to become a “community resource worker” who learns the array of resources available and how to help people take the next step in their journey to freedom from hunger. We have periodic trainings and engagements.

End Hunger Durham is also looking for volunteers…

with IT skills who can:

  • edit our WordPress website
  • post newsletters on a Mail Chimp platform
  • manage occasional IT tasks such as Survey Monkey, Evite, etc.
  • advise on Excel and Power Point

with social media experience who can:

  • Post on our Facebook page and help build a presence (Will also need to be active with the work.)
  • Develop a Twitter presence for EHD, especially around policy.

with experience in event planning who can

  • help plan and set up forums, dinners and special occasions.

with computer design skills who can

  • create attractive and colorful flyers, brochures, and more

and/or with fundraising experience.

We are accomplishing a great deal with a small paid staff and volunteer force, but like every enterprise, there are expenses.

  • Help write grants, organize fundraisers, and engage donors.

EHD also supports the summer meals program of the Durham Public Schools.

For further details call Betsy Crites at

(919) 381-5969 or email info@endhungerdurham.org

Durham, NC – Venga – Software Engineering Internship

Intro to Venga

Venga (vengaclimb.com) is an early-stage software startup right here in Durham – we help climbing gyms grow. We solve climbing gyms’ membership and retention problems by providing novel technological solutions to increase engagement and build community within these gyms. Our B2B SAAS platform allows gyms to run ongoing competitive adult leagues with minimal time and effort.

Software Engineering Internship

Join Venga this summer to take ownership of a meaningful project that will have a big impact. You’ll get exposed to a large codebase, learn all about front-end app development, databases and the back-end, and become a total Javascript ninja. You’ll be mentored closely by our CEO Varun Singh, who has worked in Software Engineering roles at Google, Facebook, and Venmo. We move quickly, so the exact project is TBD, but we have a wide variety of project ideas and can find one that suits you together. Our team normally works out of American Underground in Downtown, but we are able to support working remotely if necessary at that time! Work schedule
is flexible.

Qualifications

  • Enrolled in a Computer Science
    major
  • Experience with JavaScript
  •  Experience using git
  • Independent and resourceful

Bonus

  • Experience with Typescript
  • Familiarity with React Native
  • Knows what a lambda function is, and how closures work
  • Experience working on a shared codebase
  • Like climbing on rocks!

If interested, please submit the aforementioned materials to varun@vengaclimb.com.

Durham, NC – Venga – Design & Marketing Internship

Intro to Venga

Venga (vengaclimb.com) is an early-stage software startup right here in Durham – we help climbing gyms grow. We solve climbing gyms’ membership and retention problems by providing novel technological solutions to increase engagement and build community within these gyms. Our B2B SAAS platform allows gyms to run ongoing adult leagues with minimal time and effort.

Design & Marketing Internship

Join Venga this summer to get your feet wet designing for a tech startup. For this internship you’ll be learning the ins and outs of designing in a fast paced environment, how to make lean decisions based on research and feedback, and some tools for what it takes to be an entrepreneur. You’ll be mentored closely by our COO Court Skabelund, who has a masters in design from RISD and experience in UX at fitness tech startups. Our team normally works out of American Underground in downtown, but we are able to support working remotely if necessary at that time! Work schedule is flexible.

Role & Responsibilities

The tentative goal of the internship will be to launch and manage a marketing campaign. This will include assets for social media, email, and web as well as delivering reports based on engagement. An ideal candidate will take ownership of this project and create engaging content to help promote the Venga brand, and can have a big impact on our operations this summer.

Portfolio & Resume

Please submit your portfolio along with your resume. If a portfolio isn’t available, please submit work or project samples.

Experience
● Design thinking
● Marketing and Social Media
● Independent and resourceful
● Sketch / Figma (preferred)
● Adobe Suite (preferred)
● Those who like rocks! (Not required)

If interested, please submit the aforementioned materials to varun@vengaclimb.com.

Duke University, NC – Muser – Research Opportunity

The spring round for fall projects is officially open!

If mentors would like to offer a paid research position from a grant or departmental/university funding, mentors should contact their department’s financial office to coordinate out of state or international pay procedures for students working off campus who do not live in North Carolina.  Mentors should also work with their financial office to ensure that they understand current hiring procedures for undergraduates per their local requirements.

Duke University Undergraduate Research Support Office’s website for information about their COVID-19 URS Assistantship Grants: https://undergraduateresearch.duke.edu/

Timeline for Summer Round (for summer 2020 positions)

For Research Mentors

  • Wednesday, April 15 at 8:00am – First day to post projects
  • Thursday, April 23 at 11:59pm – Last day to post projects
  • Saturday, May 2 at 8:00am – First day to accept applications
  • Wednesday, May 13 at 11:59pm – Last day to accept applications

For Students

  • Friday, April 24 at 8:00am – First day to apply for projects
  • Friday, May 1 at 11:59pm – Last day to apply for projects

Durham, NC – Momentum – Coding Bootcamp

Intro to Momentum

Momentum is a coding bootcamp located in Durham, North Carolina. We are the launch pad for your tech career journey, whether you’re just starting out or already work as a developer. We collaboratively provide relevant skills training focused on the needs of the technology industry and the modern workplace. Our full-time Software Engineering Immersive course is designed to teach you the skills you need to work as a professional web developer.

Marketing Intern

Join Momentum’s marketing team for a challenging and rewarding marketing internship! In this role, you’ll work collaboratively with the marketing team to help in the development of the Momentum brand through a variety of channels, leveraging copy-writing and tech/engineering skills. Here you’ll work with the industry’s best to evolve the coding bootcamp industry and discover the impact of technology and learning how to code.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Develop creative website, blog, and social content, leveraging copy-writing skills, social media experience, and understanding of coding and technology
  • Assist in developing creative solutions for the brand website, present to internal teams and implement updates leveraging coding/technology skills
  • Explore, evaluate and present emerging marketing, technology and coding bootcamp tools and trends and recommend actions to maximize opportunities for Momentum
  • Work closely with the Marketing Specialist, internal teams and vendors to strategize for a premier event at a major tech industry conference to support brand awareness goals
  • Responsible for tracking performance metrics, organizing data, and implementing optimization plans to ensure weekly goals are met

If interested, please contact: Sieda@momentumlearn.com

Durham, NC – Duke University – Arts Administration Fellow

Job Description

Arts Administration Fellow for Duke Arts (Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts)

Occupational Summary

This arts administration fellow will provide a variety of program and communications support for Duke Arts and Rubenstein Arts Center initiatives, with a focus on supporting planning for DEMAN (Duke Entertainment, Media & Arts Network) events and recurring Ruby programs (such as Ruby Fridays, Ruby Recharge, arts projects) as needed. The Arts Administration Fellow will also support marketing and communications for DEMAN-related events, and also assist the Arts Communications Specialist and Arts Communications Director with managing the Creative Arts Student Teams, a cohort of roughly 8 undergraduates who support Duke Arts during the academic year. The position is part of a small, collaborative team and reports to the Senior Director for Arts Engagement and Partnerships. This position is limited to recent Duke graduates and may be renewed for one additional year. General office duties will also be required.

Work Performed

DEMAN Programs Support

  • Support the annual DEMAN Weekend by helping to coordinate alumni sessions, alumni, student and faculty/staff outreach and other logistics
  • Assist in facilitating DEMAN & Donuts and Guac & Talks evening meet-ups for students and creative professionals, including booking guests and locations, as well as coordinating other event details
  • Assist in StudioDuke programming, student outreach, and event management
  • Assist the Senior Director of Arts Engagement with Duke Arts outreach programming across campus, including Artstigators, Media-ville, Mural Durham and more
  • Assist in managing travel for DEMAN Weekend alumni speakers
  • Assist in updating and managing the DEMAN Lounge and DEMAN Weekend webpages on arts.duke.edu
  • Assist in scheduling monthly “Team DEMAN” meetings and coordination of mini-teams in the months leading up to the annual DEMAN Arts & Media Weekend (typically the first weekend in November)
  • Assist in curricular and co-curricular outreach with DEMAN partners throughout the year,  including designing and sending targeted emails
  • Assist in student ambassador outreach and marketing of DEMAN with student organizations, while coordinating with the Creative Arts Student Teams (CASTs) to provide additional support

Duke Arts Communications Support

  • Working with the Arts Communications Specialist and Creative Arts Student Team members (CASTs), post social media updates and assist with managing the social calendar for all Duke Arts channels
  • Under the direction of the Arts Communications Director, execute marketing strategies in support of DEMAN and Ruby programs, in collaboration with the Arts Communications Specialist and CAST members
  • Assist with DEMAN program-related updates on artscenter.duke.edu and arts.duke.edu.

Rubenstein Arts Center Programs Support

  • Occasionally update on-site promotional material as needed, including digital flyers, print materials, and A-frame sign inserts
  • Assist with room set up, taking attendance, and email sign up at weekly Ruby Fridays and Ruby Recharge events
  • Provide miscellaneous logistics support for visiting artists at the Rubenstein Arts Center as needed 

Required Qualifications

Education and training: Candidates must have received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University within the past three years. Major field is open, but demonstrated interest in the arts, public programs or community engagement is preferred.

Experience: Evidence of experience in event management or leadership in student organizations. Experience in the arts and working in an office environment with competing priorities preferred.

Required Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; excellent oral and written communication skills; social media expertise. Ability to excel as an independent and flexible worker who easily adapts to evolving needs. Diplomatic interpersonal skills appropriate to working with undergraduate students, faculty, administrators, parents, alumni and visiting artists. Experience with WordPress and Squarespace to assist with program- and event-related website updates is preferred. Experience with design platforms such as the Adobe Suite is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

Education

Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree program.

Experience

None required beyond education (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience).

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

 

Raleigh – Diveplane – Full Stack Developer

Work with our talented team, on cutting edge technology enabling ground breaking machine learning products.

We want someone with enthusiasm, a sense of humor who can thrive in a fast-paced startup environment. I note that we can be flexible about requirements/qualifications – and nobody should be put off by i.e. minimum years experience, etc.

Responsibilities

  • Develop web/cloud services to help enable our core technology.
  • Participate in the overall system design with team members.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 Years of experience in web development.
  • Strong python skills – focused on web technologies (Flask, Django, etc)
  • Experience with front-end web development, Javascript, applicable frameworks (Vue is ideal)
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases –
  • Familiar with version control such as git
  • BS in computer science or equivalent work experience

Desired Attributes

  • Enthusiastic to learn new skills as the need arises.
  • Intellectually curious
  • Knowledge of algorithms and computer science fundamentals
  • Basic knowledge of data science or visualization
  • Some knowledge of web authentication protocols (Oauth2, OpenID connect, SAML)
  • Experience and understanding of cloud native applications & the principles of 12 factor apps.
  • Experience with MVC frameworks, microservices and REST
  • Familiar with working with container technologies like, Docker and Kubernetes

Apply here and please email dmglennie@diveplane.com for more info about the role.

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