Recycling Operations Coordinator

Pennsylvania Resources Council

Pittsburgh, PA, USA


US$40k (annually)


Full time

Jan 20

Our Mission: PRC stewards resources to prevent waste and conserve the environment.

Salary Range: $40,000

Location: Pittsburgh

Purpose of the Position: This position will facilitate PRC’s e-waste and household hazardous waste recycling program in conjunction with the City of Pittsburgh. The position will work with the Deputy Director and the Collection Events Manager to maintain and further develop the program. Position will require routine Saturday work from March – November.

Essential Functions: 

  • Develop, coordinate and manage all aspects of PRC’s weekday e-waste program, neighborhood-based e-waste collections, and household hazardous waste collections associated with PRC’s contract with the City of Pittsburgh.
  • Develop and document work plans to achieve the goals and meet the obligations of the program 
  • Run day-of-event logistics for on the ground collection of electronics and household hazardous waste
  • Coordinate with contracted recycling partners
  • Coordinate with City of Pittsburgh employees and officials
  • Manage data systems to record and present relevant program metrics and information 
  • Work with Deputy Director to adhere to program budget  
  • Represent PRC to and maintain relationships with external partners, collaborators, funders, general public and other organizations  
  • Manage program equipment and materials inventory
  • Oversee PRC contractors and volunteers at collection events
  • Oversee and implement workplan(s) as assigned for additional PRC programs  
  • Support PRC’s county based household hazardous waste and hard to recycle collection events


  • Reports directly to Collection Events Manager 
  • Works with and may oversee support staff   
  • As appropriate, supervise and assist volunteers for office projects, special events and program implementation 
  • Interact with public, vendors, volunteers, board members, City employees, City officials and others 
  • Carry out other tasks and assume other responsibilities as requested by Deputy Director 


  • High degree of proficiency operating computer systems, including Microsoft Office 365 and Office programs, desktop publishing, e-mail, and internet 
  • Familiarity with standard office equipment 
  • Event equipment including hand-trucks, pallet jacks, carts, ladders and traffic control devices
  • PRC’s work van and a variety of rented vans and box-trucks 


  • Prior work with nonprofits desired
  • Passion for conservation and/or interest in waste diversion and recycling preferred
  • Experience with a hands-on work environment
  • 2 years of work experience in related field preferred
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Must have valid PA driver's license and provide own transportation to PRC and offsite events
  • Common sense, organized, accurate, team player, sense of humor, and willing attitude are essential 
  • Self-motivated, dedicated to accomplishing the task, able to take initiative, troubleshoot and solve problems  
  • People oriented, able to work well with other staff and professionally represent PRC

Skills and Abilities:  

  • Willing to work evenings and weekends  
  • Willing to seasonally work in excess of 40 hours per week 
  • Must exhibit commitment to natural resource conservation

Physical Requirements: (e.g., lifting, reaching, climb, push/pull, etc.) 

  • Able to work outdoors in prevailing elements
  • Able to lift/carry/deploy e-waste in excess of 50 pounds
  • Able to work on feet for minimum of 4 hours per day
  • Must be comfortable driving cargo vans and small box trucks  

Benefits: Benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance, paid vacation, sick and personal leave, retirement with employer contribution.

PRC is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Pennsylvania Resources Council to employ the man or woman best qualified for the job regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or marital status.

PRC is committed to environmental justice. We contribute to efforts to address the disproportionate environmental burdens born by low-income communities and communities of color. In pursuit of our mission, we aspire to sustain an inclusive, equitable, just, and welcoming culture where differences are embraced. 

To apply send a cover letter and resume to Josh Schuneman at

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