Saint Paul, Minnesota
Job Title: Recycling Projects Manager
Terms: Full-time with some evenings and weekends required.
Compensation: Starting salary in range of $35,000 to $40,000 depending on qualifications, subject to adjustment based on annual performance.
Benefits: Benefits include paid health, dental and long-term disability insurance; personal days and holidays; tax deferred retirement options and flexible compensation plan; eligible for retirement benefits after one year.
Reports To: Recycling Program Director
The Saint Paul Neighborhood Energy Consortium (NEC) is a nonprofit coalition of twenty-one community organizations serving Saint Paul area residents and businesses. Its purpose is to provide information, services and programs that contribute to an environmentally responsible community. Programs and services are offered in the areas of recycling and waste reduction, energy conservation, water quality protection, greening, alternative transportation and toxins reduction.
The NEC, with the city of Saint Paul and Saint Paul's community organizations, coordinate recycling programs for 114,000 single- and multi-family households and numerous municipal and community buildings. The NEC recently started a new business venture called WoodWinsTM. Valuable hardwood boards, pallets and crates currently being landfilled or incinerated are refurbished to create unique, planters, window boxes and garden benches. WoodWins employs developmentally disabled individuals for many of the manufacturing positions, combining the environmental benefits of a reclaimed wood manufacturing enterprise with the social benefits of economic development and job training.
Another innovative project recently begun is the Free MarketSM, a residential materials exchange program aimed at reusing those durable items that are often thrown away. By simply accessing the website (www.twincitiesfreemarket.org) residents can look for items they need or place a listing for something that they would have thrown away.
The NEC is seeking a motivated self-starter who is creative and innovative with demonstrated success in the recycling industry. The ideal candidate will have experience managing a range of recycling programs and several project staff.
Supervise recycling team members responsible for project planning and management for WoodWins, the FreeMarket and other recycling projects.
Provide direction for the day to day activities of recycling projects such as monitoring contractor service quality, manufacturing, production, program participation and customer concerns.
Work with the recycling program director and other recycling team members to develop annual program budgets, secure funding for programs and demonstration projects including grants, fee-for-service contracts, donations and in-kind services. Prepare invoices, documentation, progress reports, project updates and other information as required under terms of the grant or program.
Coordinate the activities of team members to achieve project goals in a timely manner and within budget. Assist staff in prioritizing work plan goals and overcoming barriers to achieving desired outcomes.
Work with the recycling program director and others to develop and implement plans and operations for innovative and successful new recycling programs. Resolve issues related to these programs.
Monitor industry trends and solid waste regulations and coordinate with program partners and other environmental organizations to promote NEC's goals and objectives related to recycling and waste reduction.
1. 3-5 years of experience managing, designing and promoting recycling programs with a comprehensive understanding of the critical issues facing the recycling industry especially as they relate to community recycling programs.
2. Strong analytical skills and ability to effectively articulate ideas and concepts through public speaking, written communication and individual conversations and correspondence. Enterprise development and/or market development experience.
3. Working knowledge of Minnesota rules and regulations regarding reuse, disposal and recycling of mixed municipal solid waste, household hazardous waste and problem waste streams.
4. Experience successfully balancing multiple tasks simultaneously with an eye to detail and minimal supervision.
5. Accomplished computer skills including word processing spreadsheets and database skills
6. Demonstrated ability in managing staff and motivating volunteers. Minimum of four years supervisory experience required. Ability to build teams, mentor staff, and communicate effectively with others within an organization.
7. A personal interest in and knowledge about the environment and resource conservation issues with a commitment to working with community-based organizations and a culturally diverse constituency.
Resumes and cover letters will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2000.
Mail resume and cover letter to:
Susan Hubbard, Recycling Program Director
Saint Paul Neighborhood Energy Consortium
624 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
The NEC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the NEC to hire without discrimination
because of race, creed, religion, sex, color, national origin, sexual or affectional orientation, ancestry,
familial status, age, disability, marital status or status with regard to public assistance.
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