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!


Are you our next Executive Director?

This position is ideal for a dynamic leader who can balance strategic policy work and organizational management for our small but mighty team, including managing planned strategic plan outcomes and maintaining positive working relationships with our funders and stakeholders.

Who are we?

Currently celebrating our 50th anniversary of operations, the Recycling Council of B.C. is Canada’s longest serving recycling council. But we’re about more than just recycling; we work to help British Columbians avoid and reduce the unnecessary use of resources before they ever need to be recycled. We are the leading public information provider on waste reduction, reuse, and recycling in the province, fielding 300,000 enquiries from the public last year.

Circular Economy principles guide our strategic approach to conservation, climate action and sustainable economic development. Along with our collaborative partners, RCBC promotes and advocates for the transition from a linear to circular economy as the best opportunity to achieve triple-bottom-line prosperity in British Columbia.

The Position:

Reporting directly to the Board of Directors Executive Committee, the Executive Director is the senior staff lead at RCBC. Working with the management team, they ensure that RCBC’s Information Services are consistently reliable, provide trustworthy information, and meet the needs of the public and the program’s funders.

The Executive Director is responsible for strategic organizational management, delivery of strategic plan goals, finance and administration, stakeholder relations, program development and management, and staff management.

The Executive Director directly supervises the Manager – Operations & Information Services, the Manager – Finance & Administration, and the Program Coordinator, and manages external relationships with regional, provincial, and federal governments, partners and sponsors, other circular economy and zero waste organizations, and the media.

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RCBC is a progressive employer that values diversity, tolerance and inclusion.
Our staff team all currently work remotely within the lower mainland. The successful candidate for this position must live in British Columbia.

Deadline for application is July 12, 2024

Please email your resume and your choice of either a cover letter or a personal introduction video to:
welmancommunications<at>gmail<dot>com and use “Executive Director Search – (your last name)” as the subject line.

This position has a competitive salary of $95,000-105,000 annually plus benefits.

Thank you in advance for your interest. Due to the volume of applications expected, only those candidates proceeding to the screening round will be notified.

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.


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!

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