Recycling Coordinator

Classified Title: Program Coordinator

Requisition #: 314443

Range: OF

Level: 3

Salary: $18.86 - $25.95 hourly

Status: Full Time

School: University Administration

Location: Homewood Campus

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Resume Required for Application: Yes

Area of Interest: Administrative

Contact: Central Talent Acquisition Office 443-997-5100

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General Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Zero Waste Event Coordination

  • Manage the day to day operations of the zero-waste event support program
  • Receive, schedule and bill event set ups
  • Communicate with event planners including promoting and creatively incentivizing the planning of zero waste events to event planners
  • Manage the Homewood Recycling Program waste bin inventory including maintaining records of counts, locations, cleaning and assembly of bins and proper signage.
  • Continually evaluate the zero-waste event support program to improve all aspects of service and efficiency
  • Track and report zero waste event metrics

Marketing and outreach

  • Develop marketing and outreach materials for various levels of the university community
  • Design outreach materials including flyers, bin signage, PowerPoint presentation templates, Facebook events, etc.
  • Support Homewood Recycling’s various social media platforms
  • Coordinate with the Office of Sustainability’s outreach coordinator to promote and cross-market Homewood Recycling programs.


  • Supervise student employees including providing direction and training to staff and managing time reporting.
  • Gather data for and assist in budgetary, grant, statistical, financial and other requested reports.
  • Gain understanding of the operational and administrative processes of the campus recycling program to be able to respond to inquiries and emergent situations as needed.
  • Provide back up to Recycling Manager as needed including receiving, responding to and assigning recycling requests and vendor service calls.

Furniture Reuse Program

  • Provide overall program coordination for the Furniture Reuse Program at the JHU Homewood Campus, including determining priorities, maintaining a safe workspace, purchasing and care of equipment, tools and supplies
  • Oversee the collection, inventory, marketing, distribution, donation and disposal of furniture and equipment.
  • Communicate with internal customers including discussing furniture needs, scheduling furniture visits and deliveries, and promoting and creatively incentivizing the use of the Furniture Reuse Program
  • Work with Facilities & Real Estate, Design & Construction and other campus units to identify opportunities for reclamation of furnishings, fixtures, and building materials during office moves as well as remodeling and construction projects.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external businesses and organizations that serve as outlets for furniture; coordinates sales, donation and recycling of furniture items through these networks.
  • Research, negotiate with, consult with, and direct outside vendors.
  • Track and report furniture collection, distribution, revenue, and cost avoidance data.
  • Move and organize furniture in JHU warehouses and other storage facilities.

Other Related Duties

  • Support other Homewood Recycling Program initiatives.
  • Assist with the monitoring of cleanliness of all docks and Homewood Recycling Program spaces on campus.
  • Perform other related work as assigned.


High School Diploma/GED required. Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Sustainability, Business, Marketing, Public Administration, or a related field preferred. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Five years of related experience required.

Special Knowledge and Skills:

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, flexible and excels at multitasking.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to operate a computer and/or other office equipment.
  • Ability to frequently communicate with others. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Ability to move about the office and campus.
  • Occasionally lifting, carrying objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
  • Ability to work in various conditions and during non-traditional shifts and days.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent understanding of, passion for and experience with sustainable materials management concepts and best practices.
  • Experience partnering with non-profit agencies, organizations, and businesses related to waste reduction and sustainability.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships.
  • Knowledge of and experience using marketing principles and strategies.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Excel, Access, and Outlook.
  • Proficiency in suite of Adobe Creative software.
  • Experience designing, implementing and evaluating projects.
  • Experience in a higher education setting.

NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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