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Recycling Council of Ontario 

Project Manager
Apply by Feb. 23, 2018

Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) is an independent multi-stakeholder environmental charity with extensive experience in policy development, research, and market programs. Since 1978 our commitment to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle has driven our actions and is the bedrock of our efforts to facilitate the efficient use of resources to reduce waste and reduce associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. We are also fully engaged in advancing the circular economy that aims to maximize value and eliminate waste by improving the design and use of materials, products, and business models.

We are looking for an innovative and committed individual to join our team to support the management of a first-of-its-kind food recovery and food waste pilot project.

About the Project

RCO is trialling an innovative pilot that connects various businesses, organizations, and non-profits in a pre-competitive co-operative model that tests the viability of a regionalized shared collection and consolidation system to optimize organics recycling. In doing so, we hope to improve the management and recovery of food and food waste. If proven successful by meeting a series of quantifiable values, the co-operative model can be replicated and implemented across Canada.

Position Summary

Reporting to RCO’s Executive Director the Project Manager possesses a variety of skills and abilities, and can execute numerous discrete tasks with exceptional efficiency, quality, and independence. The successful candidate will be required to plan, budget, oversee, and document all aspects of the pilot project.

This is a 10-month employment contract based on standard working hours: Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Anticipated start: March 2018


  • Oversee all aspects of pilot implementation and execution

  • Work with a variety of stakeholders that comprise and contribute to the co-op

  • Anticipate and manage opportunities and potential pitfalls

  • Track and analyze data

  • Preside over project schedules that meet deliverables within specific timeframes

  • Develop and manage the project within budget, and anticipate and manage anyvariances

  • Draft reports of project progress, and satisfy stakeholder and funder interests

  • Help develop content and manage project website

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Minimum five years of experience in project management

  • Knowledge of co-operative structure and operation

  • Strong stakeholder management and report writing skills

  • Experience working within a regulatory environment: public, not for profit, or public interest

  • Operational and technical knowledge in waste management, recycling, and composting

  • Degree or diploma in an environment or related discipline, or equivalent experience

  • Self-starter who can work independently and in a team setting

  • Passion for the environment and knowledge of the circular economy


  • Necessary equipment: laptop and internet connection, cellphone (modest monthly stipend provided)


RCO is a small and busy organization with a rich history of affecting environmental outcomes in Ontario and beyond. We are looking for a team player who knows what all hands on deck means, can hit the ground running, and is ready to make the job their own. You will be a part of a collaborative group doing innovative and meaningful work.

This position can be remote. However, we do have temporary office space at 55 University Ave. in Toronto that can be accessed if desired. When the pilot project is sited the candidate will be required to be on-site a majority of the time to support execution and operations.

How to Apply

Submit your resume and cover letter to with “Project Manager” in the subject line. We value diversity and inclusion, and encourage all qualified people to apply.



President & Chief Executive Officer

Encorp Pacific (Canada)

Vancouver, B.C.

Posted Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

Encorp Pacific (Canada) (“Encorp”) is the not-for-profit stewardship corporation that manages the recycling of used beverage containers and other designated materials in British Columbia – and has cash flow in excess of $100 million. Having beverage container management as its core business, Encorp administers a consumer friendly and cost-effective system to recover recyclable products from B.C. residents, and ensures that they are diverted from landfills or incinerators. In 2016 Encorp recycled over one billion beverage containers through its network of 176 depots representing a 78% recovery rate.

Due to the current President & CEO’s resignation to pursue other career challenges, Encorp’s Board of Directors is seeking an experienced and progressive executive leader from a business with multiple stakeholders. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will be responsible for providing leadership, general supervision, and management of the operations of Encorp on a day to day basis in accordance with the strategies, plans and policies approved by the Board. In collaboration with the Board, the new CEO will develop strategies to ensure the ongoing success of Encorp in its dynamic industry, including maintaining a recovery rate above mandate, and manage relationships with the corporation’s numerous stakeholders.

The successful candidate will bring experience in a senior leadership capacity in a complex industry involving extensive government and stakeholder relations, ideally with some connections or parallels to the beverage industry. Future-oriented with solid strategic thinking skills, candidates will also bring some operational expertise and be excited about the prospect of bettering British Columbia’s environment through leading edge, and responsible product stewardship programs.

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Interested in posting your own position? Employers may submit job postings for the RCO website at the following rates:
  • RCO Members: $150
  • Non-members: $250
Each concurrent ad is 10% off. Ads will be posted for a maximum of one month and sent to RCO members via email notice at least once during that time period. Please submit ads to or call 416-657-2797, ext. 1 for more information.




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