Impactfully No. 47: Finding the words

This week, EnGen helps non-English speakers overcome barriers to employment, Locus FS tackles climate change and deforestation with fermentation, and AE Works creates sustainable spaces for working and living.

Impactfully No. 47: Finding the words
Photo by Patrick Tomasso / Unsplash

I talk a lot about foundational challenges in the world, but we haven't discussed one right under our noses: the ability to communicate. It's so fundamental that we can overlook its importance in everything from global collaboration to conflict resolution to the ability to take a well-paying job.

It's in the spirit of upward mobility that our featured company this week, EnGen, got started. They created an online platform designed to help people learn English so they can overcome barriers in the workforce that keep them unemployed or underemployed. I really like the term they use on their website – New Americans – that embodies the ethos of opportunity and change that defines our country so well. If you'd like to enable that opportunity for others, give their careers page a look.

Here are this week's job opportunities:

EnGen is a public benefit company that helps teach English as a second language to immigrants, refugees, and other non-English speakers in the United States. All of their job opportunities are remote, and they offer unlimited PTO – great for those times when you need a break.

  • Senior Software Engineer – Remote
  • Mid-Level Software Engineer – Remote
  • Student Success Coach (Part Time) – Remote

View job opportunities >>

Help Scout is a customer support SaaS company (that's software-as-a-service) that helps other companies manage their customer support channels. For example, they help multiple customer success agents manage a shared inbox, host self-service help documentation, and make it easy for customers to ask questions through their chat bot. We've actually used them at One Work before because they're a Certified B Corp – definitely worth a look if you like to help people who help others.

  • Technical Project Manager – Remote
  • Senior Mobile Software Engineer – Remote
  • Senior Product Designer – Remote

View job opportunities >>

New England Biolabs is a renowned biotech company that makes products to support all sorts of applications including coronavirus research, genome editing, and molecular cloning. It's seriously impressive stuff, and although they have job opportunities for researchers as well, I've pulled a number of openings that fit a range of backgrounds. Ipswich is north of Boston in a smaller town, and the Boston area in general is big on academics. If you are a lifelong learner, the culture here could be a great fit.

  • OEM Business Development Manager – Remote
  • Purchasing Manager – Ipswich, MA
  • SAP FICO - Business Systems Analyst – Ipswich, MA
  • Manager, Business Applications - CRM and Marketing Automation – Ipswich, MA
  • Associate Director of Human Resources – Ipswich, MA
  • Field Representative, Southeast – Remote
  • Senior Contracts Specialist – Ipswich, MA
  • Global Sales Support Manager – Ipswich, MA

View job opportunities >>

AE Works is an architecture and engineering firm (hence the "AE") one of only a few A/E firms with a B Corp certification. They provide a variety of services, but true to this newsletter, they include sustainable design and LEED design. LEED, for those unfamiliar with the term, is a certification program for buildings that shows they uphold the highest sustainability standards. Many of their roles require engineering experience, however, they do have a variety of openings for those who enjoy architecture as much as I do.

  • Cost Estimator – Pittsburgh, PA or Washington, DC
  • Electrical Engineer – Pittsburgh, PA or Washington, DC
  • Senior Electrical Engineer – Pittsburgh, PA or Washington, DC
  • Mechanical Engineer – Pittsburgh, PA or Washington, DC
  • Human Resources Generalist – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Senior Project Manager – Pittsburgh, PA or Washington, DC
  • Urban Designer – Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA
  • Vice President, Business Development – Pittsburgh, PA

View job opportunities >>

Vital Farms makes eggs and butter with a focus on Conscious Capitalism. One of the ways they do that is by working with smaller family farms who can provide more ethical treatment of animals. They're looking for a few people to help them grow the company further and make more of an impact in the dairy aisle, so if you bring sales or marketing chops to the table, there's a job opportunity here for you.

  • Brand Assistant – Remote
  • Category Manager (Whole Foods/Natural Channel) – Remote
  • Customer Supply Chain Specialist – Remote

View job opportunities >>

Disaster Tech is a veteran-owned business that develops software to mitigate the impact of natural disasters and emergencies. They need a couple of engineers to continue building out the platform, and if that sounds like you, you'll find a lot of information on the software and its capabilities on the website. Help us out with these Florida hurricanes, won't you?

  • Sr. Full Stack Developer – Remote
  • DevSecOps Engineer – Remote

View job opportunities >>

Locus FS, our second biotech company today, is well-regarded for making bio-based chemicals that compete with more traditional chemicals. They've had an impact on climate change, deforestation, and clean energy by reducing methane output, competing with palm oil, and recovering more minerals used in mining, such as those used in electric cars. There are a number of businesses that fall under the Locus FS umbrella – check out the website for more opportunities.

  • Accounts Payable Specialist – Solon, OH
  • Administrative Assistant – Solon, OH
  • Controls & Instrumentation Engineer – Solon, OH
  • Customer Success Specialist, CarbonNOW – Missouri or Illinois
  • Director of Business Development, Sustainability Programs – Remote
  • Facilities Assistant – Solon, OH
  • National Sales Director, Agriculture – Solon, OH
  • Netsuite Administrator – Solon, OH
  • Occupational Safety and Health Specialist – Solon, OH
  • Production Manager – Midland, TX
  • Sales Development Manager – Remote
  • Senior Buyer – Solon, OH

View job opportunities >>

PICnet is a software development company that supports mission-driven organizations and nonprofits with tools to fundraise, set up petitions, and mobilize supporters. If you like to mix up your tasks on a regular basis and enjoy customer-facing roles, check out the Project Manager job opportunity below – it has more variety than I'm used to seeing for a Project Manager.

  • Project Manager – Washington, DC or Remote

View job opportunities >>

Hard to believe it's June already! It's a good time to reflect on the past few months and what you'd like to accomplish the rest of the year. If a new social impact job is on that list, send me a message and let me know what you're looking for. I'll keep an eye out for matching opportunities for future newsletters.

Subscribe to One Work

Sign up now to get access to the library of members-only issues.
Jamie Larson