A Bachelor’s degree; two years of experience in recycling, composting and general sustainable materials management; must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and good driving history, and must successfully pass a background review, including criminal history and driving history; experience leading recycling programs; supervisory experience; and an understanding of zero-waste approaches and experience promoting such approaches.
A Master’s Degree in related field; demonstrated experience developing sustainable waste management policies, programs, and plans; experience supervising student employees; campus sustainable materials management experience; effective oversight of student-led recycling programs; experience promoting zero-waste approaches in a higher education setting; experience leading food waste and trash audits; experience leading Move-In and Move-Out sales and other related campus-wide events.
About the Opportunity:
Keene State College's Office of Campus Sustainability is seeking applications for a Sustainable Materials Management Coordinator. This is a full time, 40 hour per week position with a starting salary of $20.15 per hour, commensurate with education and experience, complemented by a generous benefits package. This position is part of the Keene State College Administrative Staff Association (KSCASA).
The Sustainable Materials Management Coordinator is the campus lead for designing, promoting, and implementing sustainable waste management programs that will enable KSC to achieve its “Zero Waste Certification by 2030” goal. These programs include comprehensive recycling, food waste composting, Move-In and Move-Out events, recycling and composting at major events such as Commencement, and other special projects. The Coordinator will work with the Office of Sustainability staff to develop outreach materials, educational programming, and signage to help faculty, staff and students maximize their recycling and composting participation. Central to the Coordinator's position is supervising and mentoring student staff. KSC's recycling and composting programs are currently run primarily by students, and between 10–14 students work every day to support the campus's ambitious sustainable waste management goals. The successful candidate will blend hands-on knowledge of sustainable materials management with an ability to supervise/mentor students, oversee professional field staff, provide policy and planning support, perform data analysis, tracking and reporting, while increasing current landfill diversion processes on campus, reviewing current approaches, developing new and innovative ideas, and pivoting approaches when called for, such as during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Internal Number: 37537
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