Zero Waste Associate

Posting Job Title

Zero Waste Associate



Position Type

Part-time Regular

Number of openings


Job Summary

The role of the Zero Waste Associate is to support the college’s goal of becoming a zero waste campus where diversion of materials from reaching the landfill is at or beyond 90%. In order to achieve this goal this position will perform manual work necessary to support the recycling, compost, and other waste diversion programs. In addition to these functions, this position will also assist in maintaining the Center’s facilities and assets and will travel within local area and on campus.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent
Strong problem solving/troubleshooting skills
Ability to understand and relate effectively to diverse groups including faculty, students, administrators, supervisors, support staff, and contractors in order to translate college’s sustainability requirements into operational terms
Ability to conduct duties in a friendly, discreet and professional manner
Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as accept direction on given assignments
Ability to lift and/or move up to 150 pounds with the use of designated moving equipment and/or other assistance
Valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

6 months of experience in materials management industry, such as warehousing, deliveries, custodial, or similar fields of work in sustainability
In-depth knowledge of recycling and zero waste systems
Ability to Understand sustainability as it relates to materials management and life cycle analysis

Required application documents

Resume and cover letter

Hours per Week


Work Hours/Days

Varies depending on department need

Salary Grade Level



$12.60 per hour


Overland Park Main Campus


Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.

In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College welcomes the application of any qualified candidate and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other factors which cannot be lawfully considered, to the extent specified by applicable federal and state laws.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email

For a summary of all disclosures (Background check, Clery Act, ADA, EOE, etc.) refer to the links on our Career page.

Advertised: 05 Apr 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 16 Apr 2021 Central Daylight Time

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