HiringGreentown recognizes that growing your team is the most important part of hitting your milestones and accomplishing your goals. We have curated information and resources around common hiring challenges and opportunities.
Hiring EventsGreentown hosts hundreds of events every year, many of them focused on hiring, growing your team, building a diverse team, and more topics that we know are especially relevant to our members during the stage of the average Greentown startup.
Greentown has had three major virtual hiring events since January 2020. The Cleantech Intern Fair was our biggest hiring focused event and happens every year in March!
- Cleantech Intern Fair Energy Bar - March 5th 2020
- Managing Interns: Prospectives on How to Provide a Great Internship - July 16th 2020
- MassCEC Programs Overview - September 10th 2020
Promoting Your Job PostingsThe Greentown Labs web site features a Careers page that posts jobs in an organized and easily searchable fashion.greentownlabs.com gets many visitors every month and the Careers page is our most highly trafficked page.
To get your job listing posted ongreentownlabs.com simply post a short description and completely detailed PDF to the #hiring Slack channel, or email Reena Karasin directly: email@example.com.
Co-op ProgramsCo-op Programs provide Greentown Labs members interns over a six month period from universities with which Greentown has built a special connection. Most notably: Northeastern University and UMass Lowell.
Why Hire a Co-Op Student?
- Integral part of workforce plan—four, six, and eight month placements allows students to work on and contribute to long-term projects
- Students bring ideas and innovation with up-to-date technical knowledge and skills
- Talent pipeline – convert co-ops into full-time hires
- Enhance school partnership
- Lower cost of labor—students paid hourly based on experience level, no fringe benefits, no recruitment costs
- International students do not require an H1B Visa and there are no affiliated sponsorship fees
There are two co-op cycles that students can be on, January-June (Spring Co-Op) or July-December (Fall Co-Op). Below are helpful timelines to keep in mind when trying to hire a co-op from Northeastern or Umass Lowell.
Job Descriptions posted and approved: Mid September
Phone Screens: Mid October
In-Person Interviews: Late October
Send out offers: Early-Mid November
Job Descriptions posted and approved: Mid- Late January
- Phone Screens: Mid March
In-Person Interviews: Late March
Send out offers: Early-Mid April
- Northeastern uses NUworks, powered by Symplicity to match Northeastern partners and learners with co-op, internship openings, and full-time and part-time employment opportunities.
- More than a million employers have leveraged Symplicity to post jobs, find top talent, and manage on-campus recruiting, and we are proud to join the Symplicity family.
- If you have any questions about posting your position please contact yourCo-op Coordinator.
- UMass Lowell's Career & Co-op Center offers a comprehensive recruiting system through the use of Handshake.
- This system provides customized job-search features to UMass Lowell students/alumni and recruiting employers, including job, internship, and co-op posting and searching; online job applications; online event registration; career-related information sharing; and more!
- If you have any further questions, feel free to contact the Career & Co-op Center at 978-934-2355 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
MassCEC Intern Rebate ProgramDozens of Greentown Members and Greentown Labs itself leverage the MassCEC intern rebate program for cash rebates designed to promote and stimulate the hiring of interns and co-ops into the clean energy sector in Massachusetts.
MassCEC Clean Energy Internship Program FAQ
Registration opens for employers who want to participate in the Spring 2021 program on November 16th 2020
How to apply:
Step 1: Complete the online employer application. All approved employers are eligible to participate in the program for a full year from the date of their application submission.
Step 2: Once your company has been approved for the program, you can access the student database to review candidates during a session’s enrollment window. Select candidates from the student database and submit their names to MassCEC for the required eligibility check. MassCEC will respond to let you know whether or not the student is eligible to participate.
Step 3: You must submit these signed offer letters to MassCEC no later than the "offer letter submission" deadline in order to have your funding reserved. Funding is reserved on a first-come first-served basis so best practice is to submit the signed offer letter once MassCEC confirms your candidate is eligible.
Step 4: Sign and return your award letter and submit your reimbursement package.
Hiring and HR SupportAnna Asphar is Greentown Labs' external HR consultant.
She provides high level HR support to start-up, small and medium-sized business owners in the following areas:
- Develop and implement effective hiring and employee retention strategies
- Conduct searches
- Coach leadership in effective management practices
- Create and implement training programs
- Develop industry-specific benefits programs
- Resolve employment issues