Zero Waste Campus Strategist, PLAN (Post Landfill Action Network)

Philadelphia, PA or Dover, NH

Job Title: Zero Waste Campus Strategist

Organization: PLAN (Post Landfill Action Network)

Type of opportunity: PLAN is seeking a team member to support the development and execution of the organization’s Atlas project, a consulting-style framework to help campuses holistically measure their zero waste initiatives. This person will join the Atlas team, working closely with the other Atlas Strategist. This position will be a member of the Campus Coordination team, supporting a cohort of member campuses via satellite advising. This position requires some travel for PLAN’s annual conference, speaking events, and staff retreats.


  • Plan, develop and facilitate the Atlas project alongside the other Atlas Strategist, through:
    • Long-term project visioning and timelining
    • Outreach to and logistical coordination of campus participants
    • Attend campuses in-person for initial assessments and strategic planning sessions
    • Compile research on zero waste best-practices and case studies, particularly return on investment data
    • Report-writing, summarizing campus assessment findings and providing next-steps recommendations
    • Coordinate with PLAN’s partners to assist in program recommendations and resource creation, when applicable
  • Campus Coordination and Retention:
    • Provide ongoing advising, guidance, and training for students from afar (and in-person as needed) on roughly 30 member campuses. In addition, negotiate the resigning process for these campuses each year and onboard new member campuses as needed.
    • Assist in leading online trainings and workshops throughout the year
    • Provide on-the-ground support for other in-person events throughout the year, including tour stops, speaking engagements, and PLAN’s annual Students for Zero Waste Conference

Desired qualifications:

  • Holistic problem-solving that utilizes a systems-thinking approach
  • Facilitation of large groups made up of a variety of stakeholders
  • Technical writing for the collation of both quantitative and qualitative data*
  • Self-organization & ability to think ahead
  • Experience in research and data analysis, particularly cost-benefit and return on investment data

*Candidates for this position will be asked to submit a writing sample.

Preferred Skills

  • Basic understanding or willingness to learn WordPress site management.
  • Experience in document layout and design, particularly with InDesign.

Start and end dates: July 8th (Full-time position)

Salary/pay: Salaried position starting at $30,000/annually. Available benefits include PTO throughout the year,  a designated electronics stipend, a monthly health insurance stipend, and annual cell phone plan.

Link to more information:

How to apply: Interested candidates should fill out the linked form which will ask you to upload a resume, cover letter and peer reference.

Application deadline: Sunday, March 24th (at 11:59 pm)