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Waste Reduction Consultant - Field Based NY

Center for EcoTechnology
Syracuse, New York, US
Closing date
Nov 29, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Climate Change
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
The Center for EcoTechnology is hiring a Waste Reduction Consultant - Remote Field Based in NY. This position works remotely from home and requires you to travel throughout New York State to perform field work. The Waste Reduction Consultant helps businesses reduce costs and improve environmental performance by implementing waste management programs such as recycling, reuse, food recovery and composting. The Waste Reduction Consultant educates the business representatives and motivates them to implement the recommendations to divert waste from disposal.

We are looking for someone who can bring new insights, life experience, and diversity to the CET team. This is critical to support our our mission impact in historically underserved communities and our success mitigating climate change. If you have enthusiasm for the non-profit mission of CET and feel energized by what you read here, please apply even if you aren't sure you meet every qualification! You may be the right person to grow with us and help us achieve our critical mission impact goals.

Job Responsibilities

Conducts assessments of customer location(s) virtually and/or in person and develops recommendations. Calculates tonnage of waste diversion and related cost savings as applicable.
Maintains regular contact with customers to field questions and ensure project success.
Maintains ongoing relationships with customers and industry partners for future opportunities. Builds and maintains relationships with relevant contacts throughout the waste diversion marketplace.
Manages numerous projects simultaneously. Remains up to date on the progress of all projects and deliverables. Tracks and records project information and data in appropriate platforms.
Maintains ongoing knowledge of technologies, marketplace conditions, and strategies that may be beneficial to customers in improving the waste diversion programs at their facility.
Delivers presentations at workshops and conferences virtually and in person as needed.
Provides input and feedback on technical content for resources.
Travels frequently throughout Connecticut and the Northeast.

What We Offer

This is a full-time salaried non-exempt position. The Center for EcoTechnology offers excellent benefits including vacation, holiday, and personal/sick time; medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; disability insurance; and a retirement plan with a company match. We cultivate a friendly and supportive environment to help us achieve our mission impact goals.

What You Offer

Minimum 5 years' experience working in a field related to waste diversion, with 1-3 years of commercial experience. Experience with selling technical services preferred, with the ability to close on projects. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to make skillful presentations and connect with diverse audiences. Ability to speak a second language helpful. Traveling throughout assigned region required. If working remotely, must have high speed internet and a work space free from distractions.

Must have excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to work with multiple programs and deliverables. Must have the ability to work independently and with minimal supervision as well as work collaboratively as part of a team. Ability to track and report results. Work style should be flexible, reliable, self-directed, an excellent listener and have a strong work ethic.

You will need to travel throughout New York State. You must have a valid drivers' license and access to a reliable, insured vehicle. Remote employees must have high speed internet access and a working location free from distractions and interference during business hours.

About Us

For more than 40 years, the Center for EcoTechnology has helped people and businesses save energy and reduce waste. The need to tackle climate change and build a just and equitable transition to the low-carbon economy is more urgent than ever!

We partner with city and state agencies, utilities, homeowners, and business owners across the U.S. to build a just and equitable transition to the low-carbon economy. For all of our work, we bring together a diverse team of environmental specialists, building scientists, engineers, sales, operations, and communications specialists to implement cost-effective and lasting solutions. We're a hands-on, action-oriented organization-everyday someone on our team is:

Conducting residential and commercial energy audits and advising building owners on efficiency and electrification opportunities;
Keeping used building materials out of the landfill and redirecting them to our store, EcoBuilding Bargains;
Helping a food service business implement a wasted food diversion program;
Advising architects and homeowners on LEED or passive house design;
Working with a municipal electric utility to build innovative financing and incentive programs to accelerate electrification;
Designing outreach materials that help make green make sense for our target audience.

CET is committed to racial justice and inclusion. Our staff and Board have been formally co-creating and implementing a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Framework since 2020 that spans all internal and external policies, practices, and services. We are looking for someone who can contribute to the diversity to the CET team by bringing their insights and life experience to support our work in historically underserved communities and our success mitigating climate change. The candidates we seek shares this commitment to equity and working in an inclusive, collaborative, and continuous learning environment.

CET is an equal opportunity employer and provider. We strive for a welcoming and inclusive environment. Diverse applicants are encouraged to apply. You may include military service assignments and any verified work performed on a volunteer basis.

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