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Recycling Coordinator

Cullowhee, NC - Posted on: Tuesday 05/24/16


Posting Number SHRA104P
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://jobs.wcu.edu:80/postings/4666
Classification Title University Program Specialist
Competency Level Journey
Working Title Recycling Coordinator (164788)
Department Facilities Management
Position Summary

Energetically pursue Western Carolina University’s progress toward recycling and waste reduction by actively engaging the appropriate stakeholders while cultivating and maintaining these relationships in order to guide the university toward the recycling commitments. Develop and administer campus recycling and waste reduction program. Monitor all campus recycling activities pertaining to WCU including campus recycling, surplus items as it relates to recycling, university waste stream & other areas involved in environmental programs. Incorporate sustainable policies and practices. Establish schedule of recyclable materials collections, transport, storage and disposition; research current innovations in recycling and waste reduction technology and develop new recycling projects. Assist recycle personnel with collections and transport of recyclable materials as needed.Educate and enable departments and individuals to develop programs to support recycling and waste reduction. Develop broader methods of data collection, analysis, and metrics to support the financial and process commitments waste reduction necessitates. Communicate with the broad campus community to increase engagement and participation in recycling and waste reduction commitment and build knowledge and understanding of various elements of waste reduction. Maintain professional knowledge around waste reduction programs, concepts, and practices and engage in local, regional, and national conversations in order to continue to understand effectiveness of waste reduction and recycling programming.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position

Experience in data analysis and technical writing. Demonstration of good oral, written, and presentation communication skills. Overall knowledge and understanding of sustainability concepts connecting environmental, economic, and social concerns and opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies or sustainability related degree program. Experience with zero waste, waste reduction, recycling, and compost programming. Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Experience in data analysis and technical writing.
Demonstration of good oral, written, and presentation communication skills.

Anticipated Hiring Range $41,000 - $45,000
Position Type Time-Limited Full-Time
Number of Hours per Week 40
Number of Months per Year 12
Salary Band Range $31,888 - $73,719
Open Date 05/20/2016
Close Date 06/03/2016
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants


To be considered, you must apply online. Make sure to complete all areas of the application. A cover letter, current resume, and a list of references must be attached to complete the process.

For administrative purposes during the implementation of Career Banding this journey level position is considered a Salary Grade 70.

If no applicants apply, who meet the required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities/Competencies and Training and Experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants.

*Effective October 1, 2015 all new hires into positions subject to the State Human Resources Act (SHRA) will serve a 12 month probationary period as defined by the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources (OSHR).

For more information, please contact: 
Lauren Bishop, Director of Sustainability & Energy Management


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at jobs@email.wcu.edu.

University Safety

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

To Apply:

Please visit https://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/4666