JOB: Recycling and Waste Coordinator, University of Maryland

Posting Details

Title: Coordinator

Functional Title: Coordinator, University Recycling and Solid Waste

Position Number: 102200

Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular

Applicant Search Category: Staff

University Authorized FTE: 1.000

Unit: VPAF-FM-B&LS-Administrative Services

Campus/College Information: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Facilities Management (FM) supports the University of Maryland in its mission of achieving excellence as the State’s primary center of research and graduate education and the institution of choice for undergraduate students of exceptional ability and promise. We are responsible for the physical campus – its academic, research and administrative spaces, the building infrastructure, and the surrounding landscape. Our workforce of about 800 employees brings a rich diversity of backgrounds, talents and skills to the management of this complex environment. Our six departments serve the campus community twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position: The Coordinator, University Recycling is responsible for the overall management and development of the recycling and waste management program at the College Park campus. In coordination with other campus agencies, the incumbent will evaluate existing waste recycling related policies, practices and procedures and implement programmatic and operational changes designed specifically to increase campus participation and achieve the campus’ established program objectives and sustainability initiatives. The position will oversee the operation of the campus’ recycling center, recycling group, and solid waste group

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required.

Experience: A minimum of 8 years experience in the industry is required. Experience managing a medium to large recycling and/or waste management operation is preferable. Experience in program development, communications and public speaking is preferable. Experience in collective bargaining environment desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


• Knowledge and experience in facilities management work environment, preferably within a higher education environment. Strong Recycling experience is preferred.

• Outstanding writing skills, as incumbent is required to prepare a wide variety of written materials for public and private distribution.

• Knowledge of business and human resources practices and processes

• Strong oral communication and human relation skills required to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization and with university faculty, staff and administrators.

• Ability to work with a diverse client base and employee population.

• Thorough proficiency in the use of office software packages, particularly word processing and spreadsheets, electronic mail, calendaring systems and internet applications within a windows operating environment.



Preferred degree fields include business, environmental management or a related field.

Additional Certifications:

Must possess and maintain a driver’s license (Class C or equivalent) valid in the State of Maryland with fewer than 6 points.

Additional Information:

Recycling and Waste Management collects and hauls the more than 12,000 tons of recyclables and trash generated on campus annually. This unit develops and manages programs and activities for the campus community that promote and expand campus recycling. They also collect and report campus data identifying specific recycling materials on an annual basis (over 62% of the waste stream was recycled in 2010).

Posting Number: E0003996

Posting Date: 04/16/2013

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Best Consideration Date 05/10/2013

Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.


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Required Documents

1. Resume

2. Cover Letter

3. List of References

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