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NPPR's Communications Coordinator position has been filled, but here are some other great opportunities:

CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGER, Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP)

We are looking for a client relationship manager (technical advisor) based in eastern Pennsylvania. The position will be responsible for relationship building with industry, project identification and implementation, reporting, student engagement, and more.

The Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP), which resides within the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research, is looking for a Client Relationship Manager, Eastern PA to join this growing program. As a Technical Advisor, you will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

  • Building relationships with industry, project identification and implementation, reporting, student engagement and PennTAP liaison with Penn State faculty
  • Consulting with client organizations of all sizes and types to understand organizational issues and needs and provide consultation and training services., posted 5/1/23


The TURI Safer Chemicals Lab Technician provides assistance in developing, testing and adopting safer alternatives to industrial use of toxic chemicals, with a focus on cleaning applications. Working with businesses and lab staff, alternatives will be identified and tested. The lab technician will assist businesses with implementation and will support TURI activities on alternatives assessment by gathering process and environmental, health and safety (EHS) information.  Essential job duties include:

  • Performing laboratory experiments to evaluate performance of alternative cleaning chemistries and cleaning process
  • Assisting with TURI projects needing performance testing and EHS evaluation
  • Documenting lab testing; assisting students in writing reports; maintaining records of research progress
  • Supporting lab operations and maintenance by overseeing and training students, developing test protocols, and reviewing safety data sheets, posted 3/31/23

DIRECTOR, Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP)

The role of the director is to provide oversight and management of all aspects of the MnTAP program including financial support, staff hiring and supervision, program direction and focus, external partner collaboration and coordination, and technical assistance.  

    Essential Functions

    • Develop proposals and manage grants to support staff effort and maintain MnTAP operations – 30%
    • Maintain a broad collaborative network for program coordination and new project development – 30%
    • Create an organizational structure to support MnTAP staff in meeting organization objectives – 20%
    • Serve as a technical resource for businesses while developing new technical assistance strategies – 20%, posted 3/30/23

    TURI EDUCATION & TRAINING ASSOCIATE, Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI)

    The Education and Training Associate will help us promote current programs, grow new trainings, and further elevate TURI’s reputation as a leader in the field.  In collaboration with TURI’s Training Manager, the E&TA will support and enhance the work of the Institute by:

    • Coordinating education and training conferences, webinars, and other online and in-person events. This support includes identifying subject matter experts, agenda planning, development and distribution of educational materials and assessing and analyzing comprehension of our various audiences.
    • Testing and implementing instructional design strategies to create more engaging and impactful learning experiences across all TURI education and training events.
    • Developing new toxics use reduction planning education offerings for professionals and students, with a focus on experiential learning. To support this activity, the successful applicant will be expected to complete the Toxics Use Reduction Planner certification course in their first year with TURI.
    • Building relationships with our TUR planners and other learning audiences to address inquiries and support learning.
    • Maintaining and evaluating event participant data to identify trends that impact decisions for future events., posted 3/23/23


    The Lead Researcher - Sustainability & Environmental Systems is responsible for conducting sustainability research in a variety of application areas including Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and circular economy.  Reporting to the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) Director, the selected candidate will lead the NYSP2I ESG research focus area and will serve as subject matter expert for the NYSP2I Sustainable Supply Chain program.  The Senior Researcher will also serve as a subject matter expert for the broader Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) Applied Research Center and will assist the GIS senior leadership team in development of the Applied Research Center Sustainability & Environmental Systems Research program strategy and the execution of that strategy including leading the GIS LCA team, and researching and developing innovative tools and models to further realization of a circular economy.  The person in this role will mentor other engineers/scientists, provide expert advisement to companies and other organizations developing strategies and implementation plans, work with the team to conduct sustainable supply chain, life cycle, and other assessments, and develop approaches/solutions to reduce impacts including product and system design.  The Lead Researcher will write research reports and other publications and documents and will also develop proposals for new project funding. 

    Job responsibilities are management and leadership and research., posted 11/22

    POLLUTION PREVENTION/HAZARDOUS WASTE SPECIALIST, State of Washington Department of Ecology

    The Hazardous Waste Toxics Reduction within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill two Pollution Prevention/Hazardous Waste Specialist positions. At least one must be located in Spokane, WA. 

    The Pollution Prevention/Urban Waters Specialist position will be the senior section lead in the Eastern Region for small quantity generator technical assistance and assist in the implementation of Product Replacement Program (PRP) projects. With your team you will provide training and mentoring to local government agencies to assist businesses in their jurisdiction. You will also conduct dangerous waste compliance inspections.

    The Hazardous Waste Specialist – Pollution Prevention position will lead several PRP projects by planning and coordinating these efforts across the state. You will assist local government specialists help businesses switch to products and operations that use fewer and less toxic processes., posted 11/3/22

    DIRECTOR, New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I)

    The Director leads and directs the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I), a statewide technology development, transfer, and assistance center whose mission is to make New York State more environmentally sustainable for businesses, workers, and the public through more efficient use of raw materials, energy and water, and reductions in toxic chemical use, emissions to the environment and waste generation.  The Director will lead the Institute and manage a team of professionals at RIT., posted 10/28/22

    ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I)

    The NYS Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology is seeking an Associate Director who will help define the agenda and build key focus areas of the Institute. Reporting to the NYSP2I director and working with the NYSP2I team, the incumbent will lead the Institute’s development of innovative solutions to New York State’s current and future environmental challenges in targeted areas, including greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, clean production/green chemistry, sustainable food systems, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) support and planning, resource efficiency and others. This position will lead a team of subject matter experts to address high impact issues related to the environmental footprint of New York State and beyond. Responsibilities will include mentoring staff, ideating [sic] solutions, conducting research and development, as well as situational analysis to inform government policy, and seeking funding from state and federal entities to support these efforts., posted 7/22


    The Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction Program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Hazardous Waste PPA Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4) position. This position is located in our Northwest Regional Office (NWRO) in Shoreline, WA.

    In this position you will work with small businesses and local governments in Ecology’s NW region to reduce and manage dangerous waste, and to prevent storm water pollution. The position may also help businesses switch to safer products and technologies to reduce or eliminate their dangerous wastes. The position develops strong partnerships with communities, businesses, and interest groups to ensure proper management of dangerous wastes and prevent polluted runoff to waters of the state and especially Puget Sound., priority for applicants on or before 5/29/22

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