Job Opportunities at Eco-Cycle
Zero Waste Event Coordinators
Eco-Cycle is hiring two Zero Waste Event Coordinators to work with event planners, community groups, and city event staff to organize and execute Zero Waste events throughout Boulder County. The Zero Waste Event Coordinators will manage Eco-Cycle’s Zero Waste Event Services – working with events ranging from 25 to 30,000 attendees. They will be responsible for carrying out planning duties such as, logistics of recycling and composting collection at events, recruiting volunteers for each event, and working with food vendors and event planners to ensure adherence to Zero Waste guidelines. The Zero Waste Event Coordinators will also be responsible for running the day-of-operations at Zero Waste events including loading, driving and unloading the events truck, setting-up and breaking-down Zero Waste Stations and event equipment, preventing contamination of the recycling and compost bins, and providing education on Zero Waste practices to event goers.
·Planning logistics of recycling and composting collection at events;
·Recruiting and coordinating volunteers;
·Contacting and coordinating with vendors to ensure they are Zero Waste compliant;
·Managing the Zero Waste Event Kit program which includes taking orders, packing Zero Waste Event Kits and keeping proper records;
·Managing the Do It Yourself Zero Waste Event program which includes coordinating with event planners; writing contracts; making invoices; assisting event planners in making their event Zero Waste;
·Answering recycling hotline calls;
·Loading, un-loading, and driving event truck to event location;
·Checking-in with vendors on the day of the event to ensure adherence to Zero Waste Event Guidelines;
·Setting-up and breaking-down Zero Waste Event Stations and event materials;
·Coordinating volunteers throughout each event;
·Assisting event goers and engaging them in educational conversation about Zero Waste;
·Preventing contamination in recycling and composting bins;
·Sorting waste after events to ensure no contamination in recycling and compost bins.
·Reporting on Environmental benefits to event planners
These will be 6 month seasonal positions. Coordinator I will be hired for April-September and Coordinator II will be hired for May-October. Work load will be an average of 35-40 hours per week, with some overtime during the busy summer season. The Zero Waste Event Coordinators will work 15-25 hours a week in the office and 8-12 hours a day at each Zero Waste event which are almost exclusively on weekends and holidays.
We are looking for a hard-working, dedicated individuals with a passion for the environment and a desire to educate the community about Zero Waste. Qualified candidates have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, have a Colorado driver’s license, have excellent problem solving skills, management skills and an outgoing personality. Physical labor, getting your hands dirty, and long hours are required.
CDL-B Recycling Route Driver (Boulder County)
Eco-Cycle is looking for a full-time driver for routes in Boulder County. As one of the country's leading non-profit recyclers, we offer a competitive salary and benefits after 90 days. Salary based on experience.
Routes run Mon. - Fri., some Saturdays. Must be familiar with Boulder County and not afraid to get dirty! Ability to lift up to 75 pounds and push and pull heavy dumpsters is required.
If you're willing to support our mission and represent our goals in action, apply in person at 6400 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. Please bring current MVR.
Must have VALID CDL-B and a clean driving record!
Eco-Cycle seeks a maintenance mechanic to troubleshoot and repair processing equipment for a large recycling center in Boulder. The right individual will need to have experience with troubleshooting and repairing industrial equipment and system issues, and be able to work safely in and around processing equipment, perform field inspections, and create maintenance reports.
Candidates must be physically able to climb ladders 20+ feet from time to time and navigate repairs in varying conditions including outdoor environments exposed to the elements. Must be a self starter who is able to manage time and responsibilities. This is generally a semi-supervised position, so self-motivation and dedication to completing tasks is a must.
Able to work on and troubleshoot hydraulic equipment.
Welding and light fabrication as needed.
Able to conduct repairs on processing equipment, conveyors, forklifts, skid steer, and front loader.
Able to communicate with equipment technicians and vendors.
Able to coordinate and inspect a preventive maintenance program.
Able to work in a team motivated environment.
Basic computer skills, MS Word and MS Excel are helpful but not a must.
Physical requirements of this position include the ability to push, pull, and lift items up to 40 (+) pounds.
Organize maintenance shop and secure maintenance equipment in order to promote efficient, safe, and secure operations.
Maybe called on after hours in case of emergency.
Bilingual in Spanish a plus
Work hours may require overtime, evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
Legally authorized to work in the United States on a regular full-time basis without restrictions.
High school diploma or GED equivalent.
Valid driver’s license.
Job salary will vary with experience. Please send a resume to .
Work at the Boulder County Recycling Center
Eco-Cycle runs the Boulder County Recycling Center and employs people on the sorting lines and running equipment. Hiring for these positions is done by this company. Please contact them for current openings.
Leadpoint USA: www.leadpointusa.com, 1-800-552-3136
Profile cutting-edge Zero Waste programs
Help Eco-Cycle develop our best practices project by researching, analyzing and summarizing programs and policies from around North America related to recycling and Zero Waste. We’re looking for someone to help this fall and are flexible on the number of hours per week. Telecommuting is an option. The job involves lots of internet research and policy analysis, writing and summaries of findings, and some email and/or phone interviews. If you’re a strong writer with good organization skills and enjoy reading about environmental initiatives, we want to hear from you. Please send a letter of interest and a resume to . This is an unpaid position.
Green Star Gala Silent Auction Internship:
Eco-Cycle, a non-profit based in Boulder County is hiring a silent auction intern for its first annual Green Star Gala to take place on April 16th. This resume building opportunity will provide excellent hands on experience in fundraising, event organizing, and will provide education in Zero Waste, while developing interpersonal and organizational skills. The Green Star Gala will be an opportunity to celebrate Earth Day, honor outstanding community leaders, and to hear from major players in the sustainability world on the Climate Change Zero Waste connection. This intern will take the lead role on organizing the silent auction for this event.
Green Silent Auction Tasks:
. Review list of donated items from previous auctions
. Brainstorm with staff additional sustainability-related prospects
. Call and/or email prospects to request items
. Track status and results in excel spreadsheet
. Record all donor contact info in excel spreadsheet
. Ensure certificates or items have been picked-up and delivered to event venue
. Design and print bid sheets
. Fill out bid sheets for all items
. Assist with presentation/display of auction tables
. Coordinate auction check-out/payment system
. Provide spreadsheet of auction donations for entry into database
. Assist with auction donor thank you letters after event
Position starts immediately and ends May 8th. 5 hrs/week but would increase to 10 hours a week starting in April. The Green Silent Auction is April 16th.
We are looking for a hard-working, dedicated individual with a passion for Zero Waste and the environment. A qualified candidate will have great people, organizational, and communication skills. This person will also need to take initiative, be flexible, and have a positive attitude.
Interested in other internship opportunities? Contact us and tell us about yourself.