The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) seeks an experienced leader with well-developed management and facilitation skills who can broaden NERC’s impact on minimizing waste, conserving natural resources, and advancing a sustainable economy through facilitated collaboration and action.
NERC‘s programs are the result of an 11-state collaboration (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont) that emphasizes source reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, environmentally preferable purchasing and decreasing the solid waste stream. Their projects and staff often impact national dialogues, contributing solutions to strategies for sustainable materials management.
A 35-year-old, $750K 501(c)3 organization, NERC acts as a facilitator to member states, the private sector, and other organizations, providing varied vehicles for collaboration, information sharing and direct support. NERC’s Board of Directors is comprised of a representative from each member state recycling agency and authorities, along with four ex officio members. The Board meets regularly with NERC staff to prioritize projects and directions. There are also 100 Advisory Members consisting of representatives from trade associations, all aspects of the recycling industry, local government, and environmental groups, providing input to committees, conferences and directly to the Board.
The NERC office is currently located in Brattleboro, Vermont, though much of the three staff members’ work is done remotely. This position has the potential to be in-office, hybrid or remote.
Fundraising and External Relations
Board and Advisory Member Relations
This executive search is being conducted by TSNE with consultants Anna Asphar and Mimi Brunelle. Interested candidates should submit materials via this link. Electronic submissions sent through this link are preferred. All submissions will be acknowledged and are confidential within the search committee.
Candidates should include a resume and a cover letter that describes how their qualifications and experience match the needs and mission of NERC, along with salary expectations and how they learned of the position. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. The approximate salary range for this position is $95-$105K. NERC also offers a benefits package that includes medical, long-term disability, paid time off, and a retirement savings plan.
NERC actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates and welcomes people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, gender identities, religions, ages, and sexual orientations to apply. NERC will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.