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Product Policy Institute seeks Associate Director


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Product Policy Institute
Job Posting for Associate Director
Product Policy Institute was founded in 2003 to work at the intersection of production, consumption and waste management issues. We are a small nonprofit organization active across North America with headquarters in Athens, Georgia. Our research documented the rapid rise in product and packaging waste over the last century and proposed that municipal “welfare for waste” has enabled the explosion of disposable and toxic products and packaging. Armed with this knowledge, PPI has been instrumental in organizing communities and their local governments to work for state producer responsibility legislation. Thanks in part to PPI’s work, the U.S. is entering a high legislative phase for the policy approach for we have been advocating: Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for products and packaging waste. To learn more about us, visit our website at www.productpolicy.org
Product Policy Institute’s new position of Associate Director will work closely with the Executive Director to ensure that programs are consistent with the vision as set forth in PPI’s long-range strategic plan and annual operating plan; and to represent PPI’s programs and point-of-view to government officials, NGOs, businesses, associations, the press, and the public.
The Associate Director will have the experience, credibility and stature to take the lead in conducting research and translating significant trends and information into actionable findings and key issues pertaining to EPR legislation, regulation and implementation. The Associate Director will work with the Executive Director on programs, communications, administration and fundraising to ensure the organization’s sustainability, integrity, and consistent achievement of its mission.
Ideally, we are looking for an attorney, environmental scientist or policy expert with EPR experience who is located in the northeast, on the west coast or possibly located in the Midwest who can telecommunicate and bring geographical expansion to PPI in areas where we currently have high-profile activity.
Qualifications:
— Prefer J.D., graduate degree in a science, environmental policy or mediation field related to the organization’s purpose; or equivalent experience or expertise.
— Self-starter with ten-years of experience in the environmental field.
— Demonstrated experience in research, public speaking, nonprofit administration, volunteer management, fundraising and public relations.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to associatedirector@productpolicy.org. Salary is $60,000 plus benefits ($5,000 flex medical, ten holidays plus two weeks paid vacation, retirement match after one year). The position will remain open until it is filled.
No calls please.
PPI is an equal opportunity employer.


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