Job Opportunities at Eco-Cycle
Eco-Cycle is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and workplace. We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool to better serve our mission of bringing Zero Waste to all communities. We celebrate, support and thrive on diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and volunteers. Eco-Cycle prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Eco-Cycle employment decisions are based on job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
Denver and Latinx Outreach Coordinator
Eco-Cycle is looking for a new Outreach Coordinator to manage the Zero Waste Denver Campaign, Denver Eco-Leader network, and be Eco-Cycle’s Latinx Outreach Coordinator.
Expectations of the Outreach Coordinator:
- This position reports directly to the Director of Legislative and Community Campaigns and is a member of the Program and Policy team.
- The Outreach Coordinator position is a part-time position with some evening and weekend engagements.
- The Outreach Coordinator will harness and expand our grassroots power by recruiting, training, and engaging youth and adults in Denver around Zero Waste and climate change issues. This person will mobilize residents toward advocating for change in their communities through educational and direct-action campaigns with a special focus on Latinx residents.
- The Outreach Coordinator will coordinate Latinx education, advocacy, and grassroots campaigns in Denver and Boulder County, including the Zero Waste Erie project.
- The Outreach Coordinator will serve as a significant public face of Eco-Cycle, relating with volunteers, elected officials, business owners, and community leaders.
- Recruiting, training, coordinating, and appreciating volunteers and activists (Eco-Leaders) in the Latinx community;
- Developing and maintaining relationships with Denver Eco-Leaders that keeps them engaged and value their contributions;
- Developing new Eco-Leaders through one-on-one meetings and group meetings;
- Implementing training programs for Eco-Leaders to become advocates for Zero Waste in their own communities;
- Mobilizing Eco-Leaders for action—through rallies, public meetings, house parties, petitions, letters, emails, and calls to decision-makers;
- Building necessary public and political support and organizing events for grassroots action needed to win Zero Waste and Climate Campaigns;
- Collaborating closely with Eco-Cycle’s Program and Policy team by supporting team members, providing creative ideas, and strategizing synergistic ways to strengthen both educational and political campaigns;
- Writing email alerts, letters to the editor, blogs, and social media posts;
- Conducting door-to-door canvass outreach;
- Tabling events, giving presentations/trainings to community groups, and assisting organization-wide events;
- Attending weekly Program and Policy team meetings; and
- Reporting directly to the Director of Legislative and Community Campaigns.
- Smart, creative college graduate;
- Committed and passionate about creating social change for the good of the environment and the local and global community;
- Lives by an environmental ethic in terms of personal life choices and practices;
- Independent and self-driven, hard worker who doesn’t need a lot of guidance or direction; able to manage self, interns, and volunteers, supporting others’ work and able to solve problems creatively;
- Excellent leadership development skills: ready to do what it takes to turn someone into a great leader; inspirational and enthusiastic presence;
- Excellent individual and group communication skills (written and verbal); finesse in applying these skills across a range of relationships with a wide variety of constituents including youth, adults, and community leaders;
- Ability to speak and present in front of groups of different sizes;
- Strong planning and organizational skills; including excellent time management, project management and delegation skills;
- Ability to apply creative and critical thinking to improve existing programs;
- Familiarity with Boulder County and City of Denver preferred;
- Bilingual Spanish-English speaker and writer required;
- Multicultural experience preferred--ideally this position would be held by someone who has grown up in a multicultural setting;
- Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and the use of social media;
The position is part-time 20 hours per week. The work schedule is flexible with some evening and weekend hours. Compensation for the Outreach Coordinator is $17-20 per hour plus benefits (see below).
Transportation pass to ride buses and trains for free, local and regional with no waiting period.
New Year Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day (must work a day before or a day after to earn these holidays paid).
Personal Day off with Pay – 1 day per calendar year. Pro-rated for part-time employees.
Maternity, Paternity, Adoption - 2 weeks of full pay for Full time and Pro-rated for part-time.
Vacation – will be accrued in the system from the 1st day of working, but the employee won’t be able to use it until after 90 days of probation period.
0-3 months is 0
Less than 23 months: 10 days per year
24 months – 59 months: 15 days per year
60 months and over: 20 days per year
Note: Regular part-time employees who work at least 20 hours per week are eligible for pro-rated vacation, Personal Day off and holiday benefits proportional to the number of hours worked per week.
Sick Leave – will be accrued in the system from the 1st day of working, but employee won’t be able to use it until after 90 days of probation period.
Work 20 hours or more: pro-rate based on 48 hours/year.
Work 30 hours or more: 48 hours/year.
After 60 days period
Health insurance – For FT and PT (20 hours) employees only: Employee pays 15% of premium cost.
Dental – For FT and PT (20 hours) employees only: Employee pays 15% of premium cost.
Vision – Employee pays
Life/ST/LT disability – Employer pays (for employees who work more than 20 hours/week).
After 1 year
403b retirement plan – Employer will match up to 3%. Employer will set 3% aside for employees at the end of each month.
Note: There will be no matching for employees who decide to sign up before they meet the eligibility requirement.
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Eco-Cycle CHaRM Cashier
Part Time – Non-Exempt
Eco-Cycle, one of the oldest and largest non-profit recycling organizations in the nation and a leader in resource conservation and Zero Waste, seeks a staffer to support the activities of the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM.) The Eco-Cycle CHaRM Cashier is a staff-level position that supports the public-facing customer service functions of Eco-Cycle’s CHaRM facility. This position conducts transactions with CHaRM customers and adheres to a professional and efficient standard of work and collaboration with other team members. The Cashier is expected to effectively interact with customers, coworkers, and equipment to ensure a safe facility and experience for all.
- Wednesday & Thursday 8:45 am – 5:15 pm
- Friday 8:45 am – 1:00 pm
The Cashier is part of a team that covers the CHaRM Window 6 days per week. Cashiers perform the following functions:
- Providing excellent customer service and conducting financial transactions at the drive-up window, servicing residential and commercial customers bringing in 25 different types of hard-to-recycle materials ranging from electronics to plastic bags.
- Offering direction to customers as to where their materials go within the CHaRM site.
- Guiding customers toward other community and regional resources to properly manage materials not accepted at CHaRM.
- Communicating with other CHaRM staff to ensure the highest level of customer service and effective teamwork.
- Utilize data management systems to support the gathering of critical customer and material data.
- Facilitating face-to-face recycling education to customers.
- Maintaining a positive relationship and coordinating financial transactions with on-site electronics recycling partner, Blue Star Recyclers.
- Balancing the cash register and POS system (Square) at the end of each day.
- Committed and passionate about helping to create social change for the good of the environment and both the local and global community, with a lifestyle that reflects an environmental ethic.
- Excellent customer service experience.
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
- Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and Google Docs, with a basic knowledge of the internet and social media.
- Independent and self-motivated; a self-starter who enjoys taking the initiative and helping to problem-solve with others.
- Familiarity with Boulder County and recycling/Zero Waste issues a plus.
- This is an hourly position with a starting rate of $15.00 per hour
- Fringe benefits include:
- Paid time off including vacation and sick leave
- 7 paid holidays
- Employer match for health/dental insurance and 403b retirement savings
- Employer-paid life and disability insurance
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. The position will remain open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.
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 5280 Staffing Solutions. Please contact them for current openings.
5280 Staffing Solutions:https://www.5280staffing.com/, 720-600-4528.
In addition, Eco-Cycle offers a variety of ongoing internships opportunities in several areas of our work. Please contact us if you’re interested in learning more about other opportunities or in creating your own program.