Work Culture

We care about the links between waste creation (from extraction to manufacture to disposal) and its impacts on human health and our planet’s ecology.

We are part of a wide ranging movement to move to a circular economy and create a more just and sustainable world.

We are inclusive and accepting, committed and passionate, and we’d love to hear from you!

Four Reasons to work in Waste Management and Reduction

Waste management and reduction may be behind the scenes, but it plays an increasingly important role in our everyday lives.

Be Part of the Climate Solution

We work on the frontlines of climate change everyday as we look for ways to reduce our impact on the planet.  Waste reduction is just as important as clean energy.

Growing Field

Recycling and reuse create at least 9 times more jobs than landfills and incinerators, and opportunities in waste management continue to grow.

Make a Difference

Any position in waste reduction can make a difference in your local community – whether it’s sorting recycling, writing a solid waste management plan, repairing bicycles, or educating the public.

Variety

There are a variety of positions from entry-level to senior management, and employers include a range of governments, businesses, and non-profit societies. Positions call for a range of skills, and there are countless ways to start your career in this field.

Job Openings

You can find job opportunities at RCBC and at our member organizations in one convenient place – check out the job posts below!

Operations Manager, Information Services at RCBC

The Recycling Council of BC is looking for an Operations Manager to lead our Information
Services team. If you are an experienced operations professional who loves systems, enjoys
using data to tell stories and wants to leverage those passions to support a Circular Economy in
BC, then this is the job for you.

About you

You care about the environment and creating a more just and sustainable world. You’re a strong
manager who likes working with people and supporting them to do their best. An excellent
communicator, you enjoy creating systems and building relationships with our partners and
clients. You know how to use technology to amplify the good work of an organization. You are a
steady hand at coaching teams through change and growth.

About RCBC

The Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC) facilitates the exchange of ideas and
knowledge that enable efficient solutions to eliminate waste. Founded in 1974, RCBC is
Canada’s longest serving recycling council, but its mandate goes beyond just recycling. We are
an organization that envisions building the circular economy in BC as our foundational strategic
principle. As part of its mission, RCBC provides information to the public about pollution
prevention, recycling, and waste reduction. Each year, RCBC’s Information Services staff
answer more than 200,000 enquiries through various channels including phone, email, chat, our
online search, and our app.

About the Job

The Operations Manager will lead a strong and dedicated team of Environmental Advisors who
run our Information Services program. The Operations Manager will be responsible for all
program planning, organizing, operating, and staffing. You will review on an ongoing basis the
services being offered and develop new programs as needs emerge. You are tech savvy and
work to improve our systems continuously. Working with the Executive Director and the Finance
Manager, you will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the program
aspects of the annual budget and associated fundraising.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manage and supervise the Environmental Advisors who comprise the Information
    Services team; plan and manage the day-to-day administrative operations of the
    program; and evaluate progress of assignments and results, while fostering an inclusive
    work environment
  • Ensure quality service delivery, effective use of staff time, and up to date waste
    prevention and reduction information through the systems we’re using
  • Seek opportunities for growth of the service in areas such as repair, reuse and refill and
    implement the systems to share them with the public
  • Build and maintain successful relationships with clients and stakeholders to ensure
    optimization of the program
  • Ensure accurate and effective reporting both internally and to all external partners and
    use data as the basis for program decisions
  • Project management for the continuous improvement and maintenance of our
    information services infrastructure (Recyclepedia, database and apps)
  • Work closely with the RCBC Executive Director to set strategic and organizational goals
  • Improve the operational systems, processes and policies in support of the organization’s
    mission
  • Develop and effectively manage the department’s budget and support the ED’s efforts to
    fundraise with supporting documentation.

Skills and experience

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ operations experience in non-profit organizations.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ management experience.
  • Experience in the solid waste/zero waste/circular economy or related fields.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, including effective management and
    relationship-building.
  • Excellent knowledge of standard office applications, including spreadsheets.
  • Familiar with databases and other custom software, including working with software
    developers.
  • Experience generating reports and analyzing, managing and interpreting data to
    influence organizational decision-making.
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, and resolve service and operational problems with a
    results-oriented approach to performance.
  • Demonstrated experience managing financial budgets, projections, and reporting.
  • Ability to set priorities, manage diverse activities, and meet internal and external
    deadlines.
  • Strong organization skills, accuracy, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple
    tasks.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity and diversity, and experience
    promoting a respectful work and learning environment.

Annual salary is $72,000- $77,000, 4 weeks vacation and includes extended health benefits.

This position is largely remote, within BC and requires on-site visits to Vancouver on occasion or
as needed.

Application process:

Please email your resume and a cover letter to employment@rcbc.ca with the subject line
Operations Manager. Please reflect in your cover letter how your experience will help fulfill the
requirements of the role. Application deadline is May 22.

RCBC is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply.

RCBC thanks you for your interest in this position, however, only those selected for interviews
will be contacted.

Communications and Engagement Specialist

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Comox Strathcona Waste Management

CSWM is seeking a  Communications and Engagement Specialist (Specialist) to join their Solid Waste team.