Zero Waste Events Manager

Pennsylvania Resources Council


Website PRC_Litterbug Pennsylvania Resources Council

Status: Exempt / Full Time
Supervisor: Regional Director
Salary Range: $17.00-$19.00 per hour 40 hours per week
How to Apply: Submit resume and thoughtful cover letter to

Organizational Background

Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, is one of the oldest grassroots environmental organizations (founded in 1939) in the Commonwealth. PRC’s mission is to lead and promote individual and collective actions to preserve Pennsylvania’s environmental resources for each generation.

Job Summary

Manage all aspects of PRC’s ZeroWastePA (ZWPA) program, including planning, implementation, and reporting of event services. This position requires approximately 60% field work and 40% office work and is subject to change based on the number of events.

ZWPA was formed as a project of the Pennsylvania Resources Council in 2009 to support the growing demand for waste diversion services at public events in Western Pennsylvania. Since its creation, ZWPA has developed a robust portfolio of large and small community events ranging from house parties to multi-day festivals attended by over 400,000 people. ZWPA’s clients include Three Rivers Marathon, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Deutschtown Music Festival, and a variety of small to medium events. In 2018, ZWPA offered waste diversion services to over 1 million event attendees.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in waste diversion and excel in a team work environment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead contractors and volunteers to successfully provide Zero Waste services at events, including but not limited to setup and tear down of equipment and resources, waste sorting, volunteer and contractor supervision, and public education.
  • Design and implement strategic waste diversion systems for events which may include collections, transportation, and processing/sorting.
  • Prepare proposals and service agreements in support of ZWPA event services.
  • Develop and manage assigned program and project specific budgets.
  • Manage ZWPA intern or Student Conservation Association or PULSE Fellow.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare reports summarizing the impact of ZWPA event services.
  • Recruit, train, and manage contractors to work Zero Waste events.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the ZWPA program.
  • Maintain PRC-owned equipment and resources for use at client locations.
  • Work cooperatively with local government recycling program managers and commercial waste haulers, composters and recyclers via other PRC programs, as schedule allows.
  • Provide support for other PRC programs, including Household Hazardous Waste and Hard-to-Recycle Collection Events, as schedule allows.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working or volunteering at a Zero Waste events.
  • Able to explain the benefit of recycling, composting, and working towards Zero Waste.
  • 2-5 years’ experience in a supervisory role.
  • Must have valid PA driver’s license and provide own transportation to PRC and offsite events throughout the local region.
  • Willing and available to work most weekends April through October.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and actively work on feet for long hours and in all weather conditions.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize workload and complete responsibilities with attention to detail under minimal supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • Proficient in a variety of software programs including Microsoft Office suite.
  • Experience in program and budget management.
  • Experience herding cats, kids, or other similar creatures who are difficult to communicate with or rope in.

Pennsylvania Resources Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer

PRC does not discriminate against any individuals on the basis of sex, sexual orientation or preference, gender, race, color, religion, national origin, creed, citizenship status, ancestry, age, marital status pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, medical condition, mental or physical disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation.

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