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November 10, 2005

The Container Recycling Institute (CRI,; is a non-profit organization that studies and promotes
policies that reduce container waste, conserve energy and natural resources,
reduce pollution and support sustainable communities. CRI serves as the
nation?s only clearinghouse for information on aluminum, glass, and plastic
container sales and recycling trends, and container deposit legislation.
CRI provides information and technical support to activists, public and
elected officials and the general public on container recycling and deposit
systems. CRI was founded in 1991.


The Executive Director, jointly with Board of Directors, will:

q Lead CRI in vision and program planning, with responsibility for
fundraising, financial management and organizational development;

q Supervise and control all of the business and affairs of the
Corporation in accordance with the Articles of Incorporation, By-laws and
any policies and directives approved by the Board of Directors;

q Be responsible for communications, with a broad range of audiences
including environmental groups and other NGOs, policymakers at all levels of
government, socially responsible investors, recycling businesses, and the

q Initiate, develop and maintain the programs of CRI;

q Develop the organization?s annual budget, secure its adoption by the
Board, execute that budget and work with the Treasurer to provide timely
financial accountings to the Board and Lead the Corporation in its
fundraising efforts


q Fundraising: Demonstrated success in foundation, government and
individual donor solicitation. Ability to coordinate a Board team for

q Finance & Administration: Ability to create budgets, understand and
be able to communicate financial statements, administer expenditures and
maintain office records.

q Organizational Leadership: Demonstrated leadership and planning
skills and experience developing an effective Board of Directors, planning
programs, and supervising staff and consultants.

q Non-profit leadership experience: At least 3 years in management
position. Entrepreneurial, creative attitude and ability to facilitate
pro-active responses to opportunities and challenges. Able to create a
productive working environment with staff and consultants.

q Network Coordination: Experience coordinating diverse, state,
national or international networks. Ability to facilitate joint projects
among organizations, businesses and government agencies that support CRI?s
goals and projects.

q Communication: Strong oral and writing skills, and ability to engage
diverse groups of people.

q Multi-tasking: Ability to handle multiple projects, and to
prioritize and follow through on key duties. Ability to travel up to 6 times
a year.


The position is full-time.


The range of compensation commensurate with qualifications and reviewed
annually by the Board of Directors. Position eligible for benefits as
described in the Personnel Policy.

The Container Recycling Institute proactively seeks candidates with a
diversity of cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds.

To Apply

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, a resume, three
professional and personal references, and a writing sample by email to

Subject: Executive Director Search, or by mail to:

Executive Director Search

Attn: Pat Franklin, Executive Director

1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Suite 800

Washington, DC 20036

Position open until filled.

Thank you for your interest.

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