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Recycling Education and Outreach Coordinator UNC Charlotte - Charlotte, NC

February 24, 2018

Recycling Education and Outreach Coordinator 
UNC Charlotte  - Charlotte, NC

$37,129 - $41,254 a year






General Information 

Vacancy Open to 
All Candidates 

Employment Type 
Permanent - Full-time 

If time-limited, note appointment end date 

Hours per week 

Months per year 

Position Number 

NC Salary Grade Equivalency 

Classification Title 
University Program Specialist - Contributing 

Working Title 
Recycling Education and Outreach Coordinator 

Salary Range 
$37,129 - $41,254 

Anticipate Hiring Range 
$37,129 - $41,254 

FLSA Status 
Non Exempt 

Business Affairs 

Facilities Management (Adm) 

Work Unit 

Work Schedule 
8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Monday – Friday with occasional evening and weekend hours required in conjunction with special events. 

Primary Purpose of Position 
The Recycling Education & Outreach Coordinator will focus on outreach and education for existing recycling programs. As the campus has grown and recycling collections have expanded, we have been unable to consistently provide education to the campus to promote the “why” and “how” of recycling. This position will work hand-in-hand with the Recycling Project Manager to plan and implement campus-wide recycling education and training. 

The Training Specialist will be responsible for developing a training program and training Housing and Residence Life staff (Housekeeping, Facilities, and RAs/Education Coordinators), developing a training program for Green Event/Zero Waste Events, and developing a training and information program for Academic/Administrative areas. 

As a quarter of the student population changes every year, these are areas that require consistent training and educational efforts in order to ensure that campus residents, students, and staff are correctly doing their part of helping the University achieve their sustainability goals. 

Minimum Education/Experience 
Graduation from a four year college or university and one year of program associate experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Essential Job Duties 
1. Build positive relationships with Building Liaisons, all levels of Building Environmental Services and Recycling staff ( BES &R), other communication/education-focused positions, and facilities staff (Facilities Maintenance (FM), Housing, and other areas) in order to better facilitate educational needs on campus. 
2. Provide education and outreach efforts for existing recycling programs, including academic/administrative buildings and Housing & Residence Life. 
3. Work with other FM training and education staff, along with BES &R administrative staff to develop and provide recycling and advancement training for BES &R technicians. 
4. Work with BES &R administrative staff to develop a training program for Green Events and Zero Waste Events. 
5. Educate the campus on the role that BES &R staff play in campus operations. 

Other Work Responsibilities 
1. Assist with waste audits and with the Zero Waste Football program. 
2. Assist with administration of campus waste contract. 
3. Provide presentations to campus and off-campus groups, both on and off-site. 
4. May require occasional travel to give presentations at conferences off-site. 
5. Assist with development and implementation of future recycling programs. 
6. Position requires both indoor and outdoor work in all types of weather. Incumbent is expected to assist with waste audits and visually assess dumpsters and waste containers as needed. 
7. Perform general office work, including filing, photocopying, and faxing. 
8. Perform other related duties as assigned or delegated. 

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education 
1. Excellent communication skills, strong organizational skills, strong interpersonal and collaborative problem solving skills and program development skills. 
2. Ability to perform work both indoor and outdoor environment in all types of weather and assist with waste audits and visually assess dumpsters and waste containers. 
3. Working knowledge of desktop publishing software (Illustrator, Photoshop and/or Publisher) and presentation software (PowerPoint or Prezi). 
4. Recycling office/sustainability office experience and knowledge of local and state environmental policies and issues. 
5. Strong knowledge and skill with Google Chrome and Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), and willingness to learn new programs. 
6. Computer literate. 
7. Ability to effectively communicate the English language (reading, writing, interpretation and comprehension). 
8. Ability to effectively work/interact with persons from different backgrounds and cultures. 
9. Ability to foster and create an atmosphere of teamwork with coworkers, visitors, building occupants and the entire campus community. 
10. Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. 

Necessary Licenses or Certifications 
Valid driver’s license. 

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Special Notes to Applicants 
Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application. 

  • These documents will be used to evaluate your written communication skills as well as supporting documents of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education and professional experience.

Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. 

  • Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.

If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment). 

  • Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.


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