The Clean Water Fund is hiring a Providence-based mercury program coordinator to conduct outreach and program development for the organization’s Rhode Island mercury lamps take-back program. The Clean Water Fund is working to phase out the residential use of mercury-containing products, including home thermostats and compact fluorescent lamps. Clean Water Fund is setting up a take-back program for compact fluorescent lamps at retail locations. Bulbs will be collected from the retail outlets and recycled by a vendor in order to prevent improper disposal.
Responsibilities: Conduct outreach directly to retailers to engage them in the recycling program, educating them about the goals of the program and the benefits it provides to businesses; work with vendors that are enrolled on an ongoing basis, providing trainings and regular check-ins at the retail sites; work with other nonprofits, state agencies and municipal governments to advertise and build support for the project; coordinate advertising efforts to inform the public of the project and drop-off sites.
Qualifications: Experience organizing the public on environmental or health issues; demonstrated commitment to environmental initiatives; successful media and social media experience, including skillful press advisories and releases; strong oral and written communication skills, including experience in preparing and delivering public presentations.
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. Hours will likely range from 20-30 hours a week, depending on project needs. Attractive benefits package available.
To apply: e-mail a letter of interest and a resume to Jamie Rhodes at firstname.lastname@example.org.