Zero Waste Coordinator (Admin Analyst/Specialist Exempt)

California State University, Dominguez Hills
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 15, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Zero Waste Coordinator (Admin Analyst/Specialist Exempt)

Job No: 499902
Work Type: Staff
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time

Position Information

This is a full-time, permanent (probationary) position.

Occasional special event work requiring weekend or on-call work (e.g. Commencement, Housing move-out, etc.)

Conditions of Employment

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Application Deadline & Salary Information

The application deadline is: Monday, May 10, 2021.

The salary range for this classification is $3,897 - $7,051 monthly.

Major Duties

Under the general direction of the Sustainability Manager, the Zero Waste Coordinator will support and implement the campus zero waste program and ensure ongoing compliance with state and Chancellor's Office mandates related to campus recycling, source reduction efforts, and waste reduction reporting and performance.


Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs equivalent to at least (3) years of experience.

OSHA forklift operator certification preferred

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

General knowledge of:
- Methodologies, practice, and procedures associated with sustainability or waste management in an education setting.
- The general concepts of sustainability and zero waste practices.
- Technical knowledge of sustainable practices in the areas of solid waste operations.
- Work experience with sustainability, recycling, or zero waste issues in an institutional setting desirable.

Working knowledge of:
- The principles of planning, management, and direction of a program.
- Fluency with the use of standard office equipment (computers, copiers, phones, fax) and computer software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

- Excellent communication (verbal and written), customer service, interpersonal, planning, collaboration and organizational skills
- Demonstrated skills in setting priorities to ensure project goals and objectives are obtained within timelines and budgets

- Motivate students, staff, faculty groups and individuals
- Communicate, inform, and educate large or small audiences of diverse natures on issues related to area of expertise.
- Work closely with various on and off campus entities
- Write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
- Oversee and/or mentor college-age individuals


75% Organize and implement the zero-waste program for the campus including meeting and coordinating with representatives from the state, city, county, vendors, equipment suppliers, and recycling pick-up companies. Provide annual state report to CalRecycle on behalf of California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), CSUDH auxiliaries, and CSUDH tenants that fall under CSUDH's reporting umbrella. Develop and oversee the total operation of the campus zero-waste program. Includes implementation support as well as education/outreach efforts to engage the campus community in zero waste efforts such as leading initiatives to encourage the use of reusable materials by campus users, supporting mandatory food recovery and campus composting efforts, providing move-in/move-out recycling services to campus staff and students to reduce landfill impacts, coordinating special drives for recyclable materials, encouraging thrift item distribution of donated items, and providing regular training and engagement opportunities to campus staff, faculty, and students as well as visitors to reduce landfill impacts and sort waste materials correctly. Monitor and provide data tracking on-campus waste streams including conducting regular waste audits of campus waste, reviewing smart sensor waste data to ensure hauler pick-ups and services are appropriately sized, and tracking progress towards campus Zero Waste diversion goals (90%+ by 2025).

10% Work with Sustainability Manager to engage student assistants as well as volunteer students in zero waste efforts. Oversee students and volunteers with waste data collection, zero waste research projects, food recovery efforts, as well as ensure zero waste training and engagement efforts for the campus.

10% Arrange the transport and/or pick up of thrift/donated and recyclable items materials and containers from various campus locations

5% Other duties as assigned

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. For more information or definition of these terms, please visit:

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at , or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639. Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9

Applications Close: 10 May 2021

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