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Greenwaste - JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - Environmental Outreach Coordinator

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    GreenWaste Recovery, Inc. GreenWaste Recovery Inc. (GreenWaste) is a locally owned company that has pioneered cost-effective recycling and solid waste
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      GreenWaste Recovery, Inc.

      GreenWaste Recovery Inc. (GreenWaste) is a locally owned company that
      has pioneered cost-effective recycling and solid waste management
      practices in Northern California since 1991. GreenWaste has been an
      industry leader in all aspects of solid waste management. From the
      collection of residential and commercial refuse, yard trimmings,
      curbside recyclables, food waste and construction and demolition debris
      to the innovative processing, recovery and marketing of recycled
      materials, GreenWaste has been leading the way towards efficient,
      effective, and environmentally sound waste management and recycling
      practices.

      Position Summary

      GreenWaste is currently seeking highly motivated, professional,
      self-directed and enthusiastic candidates for an Environmental Outreach
      Coordinator position. Ideal candidates will have experience building and
      expanding waste prevention, reuse and recycling programs and a special
      interest in helping communities achieve zero waste. The Company is
      seeking the right candidate to compliment our existing team and
      contribute to the shaping of the position. We expect candidates will
      meet the minimum requirements but recognize candidates may not encompass
      all the skills and experience listed in this announcement.

      Position Duties and Responsibilities

      * Work with the Outreach Team to develop a strategic and targeted
      approach to conducting public outreach and education throughout our
      service areas. * Identify waste reduction, reuse, and recycling
      opportunities for residents, businesses, complexes, schools and special
      events and develop and implement tailored programs to increase
      diversion. * Develop collateral materials for distribution, including
      but not limited to: recycling and "how-to" guides, brochures,
      newsletters, and notifications for new programs and/or changes in
      service. * Conduct presentations and offer facility tours to service
      organizations, schools, business groups, civic associations,
      neighborhood and homeowner's associations, workshops and other
      community events. * Develop partnerships with non-profit and service
      organizations to build markets for reuse of materials. * Contribute to
      the development of an annual public outreach and education plan and
      track and report on progress, including challenges encountered and
      program successes. * Work with Outreach Team to keep website current
      and ensure easy access to educational materials and important
      information on collection requirements, program successes and diversion
      statistics. * Conduct periodic hands-on waste audits of residential,
      multi-family, schools, city facilities and commercial sectors to
      determine the breakdown and composition of materials by sector. *
      Initiate meetings with business owners and/or decision makers to provide
      educational materials, on-site workshops and/or presentations to market
      and implement recycling and diversion programs. * Provide assistance
      to K-12 schools to develop and improve school recycling and organics
      programs including presentations and distribution of materials to
      promote waste reduction, reuse and recycling. * Identify opportunities
      for GreenWaste to become more involved in the communities in which we
      service, including organizing events and developing incentive programs
      for employees to participate. * Attend educational/community events,
      develop interactive activities, and distribute educational materials.

      Required Skills/Experience:

      * Bachelor's degree or equivalent in environmental science,
      business administration, or a related field. * Three years of
      increasingly responsible experience implementing a highly visible
      program in a position involving public contact. A Bachelor's degree
      may be substituted for up to two year's experience. * Ability to
      promote Company programs with vision, enthusiasm and a "can do"
      attitude * Possession of strong organizational skills with a strong
      attention to detail. * Experience working with residents, businesses
      and schools on waste prevention, reuse and recycling. * Demonstrated
      experience creating effective networks with the public, businesses,
      community service organizations and governmental agencies. *
      Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.
      * Ability to communicate effectively and speak, listen and write in a
      clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective
      communication tools and techniques. * Graphic design and presentation
      experience and Spanish fluency highly desirable.

      Successful Candidates Will Demonstrate Competence in the Following:

      * Adaptability: Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile
      and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining
      effectiveness and efficiency. * Build Relationships: Establish and
      maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and
      externally, to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that
      enhance organizational effectiveness. * Creativity/Innovation: Propose
      unique ways to improve operations and create new opportunities. *
      Decision Making: Exhibits sound and accurate judgment including ability
      to explain reasoning. Assess situations to determine the importance,
      urgency and risks, and make clear decisions that are timely and in the
      best interests of the Company. * Dependability: Keeps and follows
      through on commitments, follows instructions, is punctual and takes
      responsibility for own actions. * Organization: Set priorities,
      develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track
      details, data, information and activities. * Problem Solving: Assess
      problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant
      information,generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or
      resolve the problem, including situations where limited standardization
      exists.

      Position Information:

      This position will be located in our San Jose office under the direction
      of the Community Relations Manager. The Environmental Outreach
      Coordinator position is a non-exempt position based on a Monday - Friday
      daytime schedule. Some early morning, evening, weekend and holiday work
      may be required. Job related travel is required and approved travel
      expenses incurred while conducting official business will be paid on a
      reimbursable basis. A valid California driver's license and proof of
      insurance is required.

      Compensation:

      Financial compensation will be commensurate with applicable experience
      ($41,600.00 – 47,840.00 annually based on full-time employment).
      GreenWaste provides a competitive benefit package including medical,
      dental, vision and life insurance after three months and the option to
      participate in a 401k-retirement plan after one year. Paid time off
      accrues uniformly throughout the year and increases with tenure.

      Application Procedures:

      Applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume, salary history and
      full contact information for at least 3 professional references to:
      GreenWaste Recovery Inc., Attn: Emily Hanson, 1500 Berger Drive, San
      Jose CA, 95112. Applicants are strongly encouraged to concurrently
      submit application materials electronically to ehanson@...
      <mailto:ehanson@...> .

      Deadline:

      Position open until filled. Applications received by February 24, 2012
      will be prioritized for review. Short-listed applicants will be notified
      by February 29, 2012 and interviews will be scheduled no later than the
      week of March 5, 2012. Visit www.greenwaste.com for position updates and
      any subsequent interview rounds.

      Employment Eligibility Verification:

      The successful applicant must show proof of citizenship or provide
      documentation indicating they are legally eligible to work in the United
      States. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed
      or implied contract and may be modified or revoked without notice.



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