Communications/Editorial, Membership, Project Management/Program Development
We’re looking for a Sustainability Manager to join our team! The Vinyl Institute, a U.S. trade association based in Washington, DC, currently has an opening for a Sustainability Manager to support sustainability activities and projects for our dynamic organization. If you have 3 to 5 years’ experience in the sustainability field and are looking for an exciting full-time career opportunity, consider applying today!
Essential Functions: - Provide tactical support to the Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC) Executive Director and volunteer leaders in managing the +Vantage VinylTM industry sustainability initiative. - Provide hands-on support on growing VSC membership, VSC prospect member list, and +Vantage VinylTM adoption. - Manage, as staff liaison, one or more VSC task forces. - Serve as project manager in creating, publishing, and distributing the industry sustainability report. - Assist VSC leadership, VI staff, and contractors in coordinating and publishing industry sustainability studies, showcases, and promotional material. - Handle day to day activities related to the budget and financial management of sustainability programs. - Organize and continuously improve information pertaining to industry sustainability data, contacts, email groups, goals, key performance indicators, and progress tracking. - Work with the communications team to create and refine sustainability related material such as presentation slides, press releases, and social media content. - Write and distribute the VSC newsletter - Help establishing data, science, and information driven metrics and future goals - Track and manage industry awards metrics and applications - Participate and represent the VI and VSC at events - Assist with NGO / advisory panel management - Estimated travel: 10-20 %
Desired Skills and Experience: - 3-5 year experience in sustainability related responsibilities. Communications, business, and/or information management experience, a plus. - Bachelor’s degree in sustainability, environmental science, information systems, or an equivalent combination of other studies and sustainability training or certification preferred. - Experience or working familiarity with triple bottom line based continuous improvement concepts, materiality and LCA/EPD/HPD studies, hotspots driven goal settings and action plans, reporting, SGDs, data management - Experience with multi-stakeholder, member, and consensus driven organizations or councils. - Trade association experience, a plus. - Experience in working with NGOs and sustainability platforms/engagement groups (TSC, GC3, SB, SPLC, etc.) - Great communication skills (both listening and verbal) - Outstanding time, tasks, and deadlines management skills - Team player - Sustainability professional certifications (such as ISSP), a plus - Green building certification (GreenGlobes, LEED, etc), a plus
Job Location: This position is located in Washington, DC.
What We Offer: In addition to a competitive salary, your compensation package will include participation in a 401K plan with matching employer contributions, health, dental and life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave along with the opportunity to work in a central Metro-accessible location, access to a 24/7 fitness center and a career experience in an innovative, cutting-edge work environment. The Vinyl Institute is an equal opportunity employer.
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About Vinyl Institute
The Vinyl Institute, founded in 1982, is a U.S. corporate trade organization representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, and vinyl additives and modifiers. The Vinyl Institute serves as the voice for the vinyl industry, engaging industry stakeholders in shaping the future of the vinyl industry. The Vinyl Institute also leads and manages the industry wide collaboration platform Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC). The U.S. vinyl industry encompasses nearly 3,000 vinyl manufacturing facilities, more than 350,000 employees and an overall economic value of $54B.