Position's primary responsibility is implementing, maintaining, and promoting UNL's Recycling Plan. Coordinator and liaison for recycling on campus. Provides oversight and coordination of recycling and solid waste operation. Researches to find niche market for recycle products. Conducts market study for different recycle products. Seeks funding for zero waste initiatives including materials, equipment, programming, and services, through preparation of business cases, grant writing, and other means. Prepares reports, such as those reflecting status of recycling programs on a volumetric basis and from a financial standpoint. Facilitates approval of requests for recycling and zero waste events. Provides expertise to individual departments/entities regarding recycling queries or interests. Implements zero waste related educational and promotional resources, programs, campaigns, and events including national and community events, training, monitoring, and modification. Serves as a resource for students, faculty, staff, and community members interested in improving sustainable waste management programs on campus and in the local community. Designs and implements an annually recurring educational campaign to inform the continuously renewed student and employee population of proper waste-reduction behavior. Presents updates on zero waste efforts at seminars, classes, and other forums. Provides regular reports to leadership and the public. Represents the University in regional and national zero waste planning and advocacy discussions, such as the Zero Waste Alliance, the Campus and University Recycling Coalition, and the AASHE. Supervises student workers. Coordinates and oversees volunteers at events, to include evenings and weekends. Must be available 24/7 by personal cell phone to support daily operations and respond to campus emergencies, as well as periodic on-call rotations on weekends and after hours.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in sustainability studies, environmental science, environmental studies, natural resource management, environmental education, or related field plus experience with environmental or natural resource management processes; equivalent education/experience considered. Word processing, spreadsheet, and database software program skills. Knowledge and understanding of safe work practices and policies. Experience must demonstrate excellent public speaking, customer service, and writing skills. Demonstrated ability to educate/teach others. Ability to wear all proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required. Ability to comply with safety policies and procedures. Ability to follow written and/or verbal instructions and communicate effectively regarding the use of chemicals, supplies, and equipment. Ability to lead, train, and effectively plan and schedule materiel pick up and delivery routes. Must have a valid driver's license and meet University driver eligibility requirements.
Bachelor's degree in sustainability studies, environmental science, environmental studies, natural resource management, environmental education or related field. Two years of experience in environmental or natural resource management/education processes in a large organization including process oversight and reporting. Experience with grant writing, report writing, and policy briefs. Experience with Greenhouse Gas Inventory and publication of recycling reports. Experience working with or supervising students. Experience in recycling or related field (e.g. solid waste management, waste prevention, etc.). Experience working in governmental, higher education, or large corporation recycling programs. Experience coordinating special event recycling programs and zero waste events. Experience researching special materials for reuse and recycling options. LEED Green Associate certification. CDL.
Posted Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
Job Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 68126
About University of Nebraska - Lincoln
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.