Application Deadline: July 21, 2017

The National Recycling Coalition (NRC)—a non-profit organization that is focused on the promotion and enhancement of recycling in the United States—continues to seek interested candidates to serve as its Executive Director. As the NRC is nearing its 40th year as the national recycling network of more than 6,000 members through 23-affiliated recycling organizations, it seeks a strong individual that conveys the voice of the NRC membership and can lead the organization into the next 40 years.

During the 2016 Annual Resource Recycling Conference in New Orleans, the NRC Board of Directors adopted and presented the NRC Strategic Plan to its’ membership. This plan helps to guide the NRC in accomplishing four major goals:

  • NRC is seen as the primary forum where stakeholders come together to share information and address issue of mutual concern,
  • Build stronger Recycling Organization Affiliate partnerships,
  • NRC is seen as the reasoned voice on policy issues,
  • NRC builds a sustainable/expanding membership, diverse funding and ensures its health and vitality.

To accomplish these strategic goals, the NRC desires to hire an Executive Director to represent the organization, address national recycling issues, raise the funds necessary to accomplish its mission, expand the NRC membership, and build a stronger voice through the organization’s partners.

Are you the right person for this mission? Are you ready to be a national voice for recycling? Can you raise funds for the mission of the NRC? Can you travel on behalf of the NRC? If so, the NRC needs your service! Please review the following position announcement.

Although this is initially proposed as only a six-month contract, we expect that the right candidate will enable NRC to continue and expand upon this level of commitment thereafter.

  • NRC Executive Director Search Committee

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The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization established in 1978 in New York State. The Mission of the NRC is to partner with and facilitate activities between and among non-profit organizations (NGOs), businesses, trade associations, individuals and government to maintain a prosperous and productive American recycling system that is committed to the conservation of natural resources.

Position: Executive Director
Contract Terms: $25,000 for six months plus up to $10,000 for travel/expenses [Subject to availability of funds. In addition, there is the potential for renewal/extension thereafter.]
Closing Date:  July 21, 2017 (the NRC reserves the right to re-open the search after this date if needed)

NRC seeks a highly effective communicator and strategic thinker with dynamic leadership skills to fill the role of an Executive Director. This person will demonstrate a strong analytical, multi-tasking, and organizational ability to oversee multiple programs and events within the NRC while providing strong management skills with the ability to offer vision, plan, and problem solve creatively.

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Application Instructions

Cover letters, resumes, references, and inquiries are accepted electronically only. Correspondence should be directed to Mark Lichtenstein, NRC Executive Director Search Committee Chair at [email protected]. For questions, call (202) 618-2107.