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Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is seeking to fill the positions listed below. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of the organization will be considered applicants and will receive responses from ISRI.

Current Job Openings


Vice President, Marketing

The Vice President of Marketing oversees a newly formed marketing department. This highly strategic role reports to the Senior Vice President and serves as a member of the association’s senior leadership team. Area of responsibilities will include providing day-to-day strategic and operational oversight of marketing and sales efforts to grow revenue generating areas, including ISRI membership, products and services. Success of marketing and sales efforts will be tied to specific key performance indicators (KPIs) associated with current and future ISRI member value, products and services.

  • Works under supervision of the Senior Vice President and in collaboration across the association’s leadership to develop marketing campaigns that leverage data and research insights to achieve ISRI’s organizational and financial goals.
  • Develops highly effective marketing campaigns that use behavior-based marketing, data-driven strategies, digital innovation and branded content and deliverables leveraging multiple communication channels, including but not limited to web, direct marketing, social and paid media and special events.
  • Successfully targets internal and external audiences, including members, non-members, related industry stakeholders, the industry and general public.
  • Identifies ways to achieve and grow success with the introduction of new product opportunities or the expansion of current products, in keeping with member needs and ISRI’s mission.
  • Ensures accurate and consistent messaging in ISRI’s marketing initiatives.
  • Creates a marketing campaign management and reporting system that tracks, measures and evaluates the performance of marketing efforts and includes campaign analytics.
  • Creates a culture of data-driven decisions and employs analytics in strategic and operational decision making to adapt campaigns that achieve success.
  • Manages and motivates a team of sales and operational professionals located in both remote and in-house offices.
  • Works with staff to prepare annual budgets that support the achievement of KPIs.
  • Fulfills the association’s core values, establishes partner relationships and fosters open communications that facilitate the exchange of information and ideas.
  • Fulfills any additional responsibilities to help ISRI achieve its goals and mission as identified by the President, Senior Vice President or members of the Board and/or Executive Committee.

Personal Skills:

1. Strong analytical skills with an ability to work with less-than-perfect information sources.
2. Understanding and experience in translating business and marketing objectives and strategies into successful marketing programs.
3. Demonstrated experience in managing a diverse, high performing team of professional employees, including some located remotely, to produce results through strong teamwork.
4. Experience in strategic planning, data reporting and presentation, contract negotiations, and budget

Professional Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5-10 years’ experience in the following: multi-channel research and data-driven marketing campaign development and implementation, brand management, data management, revenue generation, and reporting to stakeholders at the highest level.
  • BA or BS degree in business marketing or a related concentration. MBA strongly preferred, although equivalent relevant experience will be considered.
  • A proven track record of measurable success in developing and implementing multi-channel marketing campaigns.

Send letter of interest and resume to ISRI, Attn:  Olga Zamora, VP of Human Resources, 1250 H Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC  20005-5903.  No phone calls, please.



Assistant Vice President, Sustainable Development

The Director of Sustainable Development oversees the development and execution of an integrated strategy addressing the priorities of the segments of the recycling industry (plastics, paper and packaging) most directly impacting the residential recycling stream, building on ISRI’s existing work in this area. This position will lead the strategic planning and execution of sustainable development initiatives on behalf of ISRI and its members and will build the association’s membership, policies and programming with emphasis on the plastics, packaging and residential segments of the recycling industry.

  • Oversees the development and execution of an integrated strategy addressing the priorities of the packaging, recycling and the recycling value chain industries, building on ISRI’s existing work in this area.
  • Identifies, develops and champions policies and programs that influence the long-term growth of the recycling industry and its value chain by managing risks and leveraging opportunities.
  • Identify external partners, industries with whom to engage.
  • Serves as liaison and advisor to ISRI’s Plastics and Paper Divisions, Brands Leadership Council and MRF Committee. This includes actively engaging with members, listening to their needs and understanding the circumstances within which they operate, while providing impaction suggestions and strategies.
  • Ensures the recycling industry’s and ISRI’s voices are heard in compelling ways.
  • Develops programs in close collaboration with key internal partners across ISRI, as well as with government institutions, media and other critical stakeholders
  • Ensures that all initiatives contribute to ISRI’s mandate and lead to the creation of environmental, social and economic value for ISRI’s members and the communities in which ISRI’s members operate;
  • Serves as the subject matter expert on all things related to the recycling industry and the associated value chain and provides insight to ISRI and its members.
  • Collaborates with the relevant ISRI staff/departments across the organization to develop meaningful and impactful products and services to support the activities of ISRI members within the plastics, paper and municipal recycling segments of the recycling industry.  Such products and services include, but are not limited to, education and training, market development initiatives and research.
  • Works closely with ISRI’s membership team to identify and help recruit new members to ISRI from all commodities, with specific emphasis on the plastics and packaging industries.
  • Contributes to the development of a robust scrap market that benefits members, the environment and the economy.
  • Positions ISRI as a “go to” voice on recycling policy and issues with members, media, politicians, bureaucrats and other material stakeholders.
  • Increases the membership base and revenue of ISRI.
  • Represents ISRI at conferences and meetings to ensure ISRI’s voice and messages are an influential part of the dialogue.
  • Establishes a network of industry collaborators that can help support the interests of the membership, and leverage expertise where needed outside of ISRI.
  • Works as a member of the ISRI team to achieve ISRI’s mission and goals.

Personal Skills:

  1. Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills
  2. Strong network in sustainability and recycling industry and its value chain.
  3. Strong professionalism and presence.
  4. Proven success in engaging with people across industries, cultures, audiences and members across all commodities.
  5. Ability to work effectively in a multi-stakeholder collaborative environment.
  6. Must be able to exercise strategic thinking, be proactive, and able to work with other staff under deadline.
  7. Must have proven success in prioritizing opportunities for maximum impact.   
  8. Self-reliant, good problem solver, results oriented.
  9. Excellent oral and written communication skills, and proficiency at navigating technical material.

10. Ability to work flexibly in an ever-changing setting, where priorities and programs are evolving

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least 10 years of experience working directly with the recycling industry and/or its value chain

Send letter of interest and resume to ISRI, Attn:  Olga Zamora, VP of Human Resources, 1250 H Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC  20005-5903.  No phone calls, please.


Data Manager & Registrar

This position involves structured, repetitive data entry ensuring the accuracy, integrity, and functionality of member and customer data and registration processing. This incumbent is responsible for evaluating and improving processes related to the duties and responsibilities.

  • Principal Duties and Responsibilities Processes data and manages membership database, adhering to established performance and quality standards.
  •  Oversees registration platforms for all meetings, conferences, and events sponsored by or managed by ISRI.
  • Assists potential registrants with online registrations in person, by phone or by email as required; registers group lists, VIP and/or staff registrations.
  • Assists the Director of Data & Operations in evaluation and analysis of membership data, trends reflected therein, and consequent impacts on the association and recruitment and retention goals.
  • Processes all member and customer related transactions using one or more database(s), including but not limited to conference and other event registrations, new membership applications, renewals and recertification, donations, subscriptions.
  • Processes credit card charges, cash receipts, and refund/reverse/transfers.
  • Updates data records including but not limited to address changes, contact tracking, and merging duplicate records.
  • Performs initial contact with members to resolve processing issues within a batch.
  • Inputs “leads” from other departments into database and disseminates contacts to appropriate staff to ensure timely follow-up for recruitment and retention.
  • Works with Director of Data & Operations to improve processes for collection of data for membership directory and proactively implements data processes, ensuring increased membership participation, and facilitating ease of use for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Works collaboratively with peers in department to assist where needed on other membership/business development projects.
  • Works across departmental lines to further the goals and mission of ISRI.

Job Specifications

1. Strong organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills.
2. Self-driven yet collaborative.
3. Highly accurate and detail oriented.
4. Skilled at prioritization.
5. Limited travel, including convention, required.

Preferred Education/Skills

1. High School Degree preferred, but emphasis will be placed on prior experience.
2. Prior experience with association management systems (AMS) and/or customer relationship management (CRM) systems is preferred.
3. Comprehensive experience in data management
4. Successful record of implementing membership management processes, identifying opportunities for greater efficiency and improvements.

Send letter of interest and resume to ISRI, Attn:  Olga Zamora, VP of Human Resources, 1250 H Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC  20005-5903.  No phone calls, please.



Economist


Under the general direction of the Chief Economist, conducts research, leads key economic and strategic initiatives, responds to information requests, compiles data, and assists in the dissemination of findings relating to commodities, recycling, the economy and trade.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct independent research and serve as an area expert on different sectors of the recycling industry including but not limited to paper, plastics, electronics, tires and rubber, and other sectors.
  • Prepare reports and respond to requests to meet diverse information and strategic planning needs of ISRI members, staff, the public and press, as appropriate.
  • Work with the Chief Economist in drafting content and disseminating research findings in presentations, testimony and in weekly, quarterly and annual ISRI publications.
  • May testify at regulatory or legislative hearings and serve as liaison with government agencies.
  • Devise methods and procedures for collecting and processing data, utilizing knowledge of available sources of data and various econometric and sampling techniques.
  • Serve as liaison to ISRI commodity division(s) and other duties as required.
  • Work with ISRI’s commodity divisions and staff to update, standardize, and promote ISRI’s scrap specifications.
  • Compile and process data relating to research areas including but not limited to commodities (prices, supply, demand, and inventories), recycling (volumes of recyclables processed and consumed, recycling rates, etc.) the economy (employment, inflation, productivity, industrial production, etc.), and trade (exports, imports and balance of trade).
  • Organize data into tables and graphs that are easy to understand for dissemination to a range of audiences.
  • Monitor and stay abreast on the latest trends in the economy, recycling industry, commodity, and scrap markets.

Job Specifications

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and aptitude for teamwork
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent time management and organization skills
  • Impeccable writing and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Motivation and ability to respond to multiple issues simultaneously
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite of products
  • Ability to work independently with little or no direction

 

The successful candidate will have:

  • An undergraduate degree in economics or related field (graduate degree preferred).
  • 8-10 years professional experience in research (education may be substituted for a portion of the experience requirement).
  • Recycling industry or trade association experience preferred.
  • Candidate should have experience with meeting planning for smaller meetings.
  • Candidate should have exemplary people skills with an ability to work well under deadline pressures.
  • Candidate must have above average writings skills and abilities to communicate well by phone and in person with various speakers and meeting vendors as well as other staff.
  • Candidate must be able to manage expenses to within budgeted specifications.
  • Up to date on current trends in the meetings industry.
  • Innovative and resourceful; actively seeks opportunities to improve meetings and events.

Send letter of interest and resume to ISRI, Attn:  Olga Zamora, VP of Human Resources, 1250 H Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC  20005-5903.  No phone calls, please.


Data Manager & Registrar

This position involves structured, repetitive data entry ensuring the accuracy, integrity, and functionality of member and customer data and registration processing. This incumbent is responsible for evaluating and improving processes related to the duties and responsibilities.

  • Principal Duties and Responsibilities Processes data and manages membership database, adhering to established performance and quality standards.
  •  Oversees registration platforms for all meetings, conferences, and events sponsored by or managed by ISRI.
  • Assists potential registrants with online registrations in person, by phone or by email as required; registers group lists, VIP and/or staff registrations.
  • Assists the Director of Data & Operations in evaluation and analysis of membership data, trends reflected therein, and consequent impacts on the association and recruitment and retention goals.
  • Processes all member and customer related transactions using one or more database(s), including but not limited to conference and other event registrations, new membership applications, renewals and recertification, donations, subscriptions.
  • Processes credit card charges, cash receipts, and refund/reverse/transfers.
  • Updates data records including but not limited to address changes, contact tracking, and merging duplicate records.
  • Performs initial contact with members to resolve processing issues within a batch.
  • Inputs “leads” from other departments into database and disseminates contacts to appropriate staff to ensure timely follow-up for recruitment and retention.
  • Works with Director of Data & Operations to improve processes for collection of data for membership directory and proactively implements data processes, ensuring increased membership participation, and facilitating ease of use for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Works collaboratively with peers in department to assist where needed on other membership/business development projects.
  • Works across departmental lines to further the goals and mission of ISRI.

Job Specifications

1. Strong organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills.
2. Self-driven yet collaborative.
3. Highly accurate and detail oriented.
4. Skilled at prioritization.
5. Limited travel, including convention, required.

Preferred Education/Skills

1. High School Degree preferred, but emphasis will be placed on prior experience.
2. Prior experience with association management systems (AMS) and/or customer relationship management (CRM) systems is preferred.
3. Comprehensive experience in data management
4. Successful record of implementing membership management processes, identifying opportunities for greater efficiency and improvements.

Send letter of interest and resume to ISRI, Attn:  Olga Zamora, VP of Human Resources, 1250 H Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC  20005-5903.  No phone calls, please.

Have Questions?

Please refer to the contact details through individual job postings or email isrijobs@isri.org for additional information.