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ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT MANAGER/OUTREACH SPECIALIST

Full Circle Environmental, Inc., a private environmental consulting firm, has been providing creative and effective approaches to resource conservation on behalf of business and government clients for nearly 30 years.  We harness professional connections, innovative solutions, and unparalleled expertise to create individualized programs and cutting-edge policies toward a just and waste free future.

We have an exciting job opportunity for an Environmental Project Manager/Outreach Specialist. This position is perfect for an experienced recycling/solid waste consultant who thrives on fieldwork, but who would also enjoy expanding the position into areas that match your own environmental expertise. An ideal candidate would be a seasoned professional with a solid reputation in the field of waste management and/or resource conservation. Alternatively, we are open to an energetic go-getter with recycling/environmental knowledge primed to expand your expertise and apply it in the field as we support you to excel in this position.

This is currently a part time (20-30 hour per week) position with the potential for full-time employment. You will be part of a small, committed, and enthusiastic team seeking interesting projects that positively impact the environment through behavior change, policy development and legislation. We strive to integrate environmental justice in our work no matter the size of the project.

As the Environmental Project Manager/Outreach Specialist you will educate and assist business owners, employees, community members, and other key stakeholders to implement recycling programs, water resource and protection programs, and food waste/organics collection in multiple cities. You will provide independent technical assistance including trouble-shooting, logistics management, cost analysis, data tracking, research, policy development, and written reports. You will be someone who identifies obstacles, solves problems, and encourages and motivates others to change behaviors.

Environmental Project Manager/Outreach Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Perform independent fieldwork providing outreach, assistance and training to commercial businesses; perform waste or recycling audits; create implementation plans and help businesses achieve milestones.
  • Work directly with clients, other consulting firms, and subject matter experts.
  • Conduct quantitative analysis, including development and use of spreadsheets and databases.
  • Develop and maintain clear tracking and reporting documentation, including reports, spreadsheets, shared on-line documents, graphic presentations, and daily timesheets.
  • Assist with the writing, production, and overall execution of proposals and reports.
  • Provide feedback and make recommendations for program improvement and new opportunities.
  • Engage in business development by identifying and bringing to fruition new business opportunities with existing and potential clients in the interest of making this a full-time position.
  • Lead and participate in research, co-author articles, attend conferences and present papers with panache.
  • Travel, including fieldwork, meetings, and conferences; occasional work outside normal hours.

Qualified candidates must possess the following:

  • An undergraduate or master’s degree in environmental studies, communications, biology, regional planning, business, or related field (or equivalent experience/education).
  • Relevant project experience in the environmental field, preferably including recycling and solid waste.
  • Ability to work effectively with businesses, government staff, recyclers, composters, waste haulers, and the public, including underserved communities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills. Must be comfortable making phone calls (including cold calls) and providing presentations/trainings to businesses, volunteers, industry professionals, and the public.
  • Clear and concise writing skills, strong research, organizational and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work independently, establish and track work plans and budgets for multiple projects, address emerging client demands, and meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with environmental justice concepts and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, including a willingness to learn and grow.
  • Ability to thrive while working from a home office when not doing outreach in the field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with computer programs, including MS Word, MS Excel, Google Drive and presentation software used to create professional and informative presentations and reports.
  • Must have a personal vehicle with ability to deliver recycling containers of varying sizes. (Regrettably, a Smart Car, Uber, or Electric Monowheel just won’t work.)

Beneficial, but not required:

  • Community Based Social Marketing training(s) and/or experience applying social marketing techniques.
  • Functional use of languages other than English, including but not limited to Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Hindi.
  • Expertise in energy conservation, water protection, alternative energy, climate change and/or other resource management topics.
  • Familiarity with Sales Force and SharePoint; proficiency with website development and/or WordPress.
  • Experience and skill managing social media platforms for business or marketing purposes.
  • Professional connections in the environmental arena that may foster business development opportunities and new ventures.
  • Experience writing proposals and/or grant applications.

To succeed at Full Circle you need to be passionate about the environment, energetic, creative, and not easily discouraged. You must have a good sense of humor and enjoy being a team player.

Full Circle is a small business which allows employees the opportunity to be involved with our work at every level, from the initial proposal, to project implementation, to final reports, to influencing the work we choose to pursue. We enjoy making a difference in the world, continually learn from one another, and strive to maintain an excellent work/life balance. 

Full Circle offers competitive salaries, paid time off, and benefits. Pay will be based on experience.

To apply: Please submit to stitzhal@fullcircleenvironmental.com a complete resume, a one-page cover letter that describes your relevant experience and how you would excel in this position, and a one to two-page writing sample.

Full Circle Environmental is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color of skin, religion, gender, gender expression & identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, age, or veteran status. We highly value equity, diversity, and inclusion, and engage in fair employment practices regarding national origin, citizenship, and immigration status.