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Waste and Recyclable Materials Manager


Waste and Recyclable Materials Manager

  • R0042979
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Operations
  • The University of Virginia
The University of Virginia Facilities Management (FM) is seeking a Waste and Recyclable Materials Manager who will plan, direct and schedule the removal of landfill, recycling, reuse and compostable debris from the University of Virginia’s Academic and Health System facilities in accordance with the University’s sustainability goals. The Manager is responsible for the departmental operations of Recycling Services including coordinating with other University organizations to ensure their needs and expectations are being met as it relates to sustainable waste management. They perform a wide range of responsibilities supporting both routine services and major projects or events, including locating appropriate resources, managing communication among stakeholders, monitoring timelines, cultivating client relations, securing adequate staffing, and providing supervision and customer service to ensure seamless execution. In addition to program management, this position will demonstrate positive and motivational leadership to approximately 20 direct and indirect reports.

To be successful, the incumbent must possess: comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures used in sustainable waste management and landfill diversion activities; knowledge of methods, material, tools and equipment used in maintaining and servicing solid waste collection and disposal activities; and knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions associated with sustainable waste activities.

Duties in addition to those described above:
  • Set and manage quality standards for serving, ensuring departmental operations for waste and recyclable materials collection and processing meet the needs and sustainability goals of the University. This includes evaluating and managing effective deployment of resources; monitoring work orders, service requests and quality assurance programs; preparing cost estimates and written justifications for maintenance projects; responding to inquiries and complaints.
  • Oversee staffing processes to grow and retain a successful team, including recruiting talent, development and training, succession planning, and performance management.
  • Participate and provide input into the development and implementation of internal policies; assist with strategic planning, research, studies and special projects, remaining abreast of current statewide policy initiatives, best practices, regulatory changes, etc. affecting solid waste operations.
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret information to identify service and process improvements, developing strategies and applying judgement to create solutions.
  • Develop and maintain cooperative and professional relationships with employees, managers, customers, and business partners.
  • Establish and implement effective administrative programs and procedures, including establishing priorities for work completion and resource deployment in accordance with sound time-management methodology.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Education: High School diploma or GED; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum Experience: 5 years of experience in an organization of similar size and complexity which focuses on the collection and transportation of materials is required without a Bachelor’s degree. A minimum of one year of described related experience is required for candidates with a degree.
  • Preferred Experience: 7 years of described related experience including 2 years of direct supervisory or managerial experience.
  • Licensure: Valid, active Driver’s license with a zero or positive points balance.
  • Vaccination: This position requires compliance with UVA Health Policy OCH-002 .

Anticipated Hiring Range: $65,000 - $75,000 depending on experience and qualifications.

This is a full-time, benefited position; employee benefits package highlights include:
  • 22 days of paid time off, increasing with service; 13+ paid holidays each year, in addition to paid time off; Parental and Community Service Leave
  • Health plan with options to meet healthcare and financial needs
  • Retirement through the Virginia Retirement System
  • Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $500/year.

Physical Demands: This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

To Apply:

External Applicants: Apply through Workday, and search for ‘R0042979.’ Complete an application online and attach the following:
  • CV/resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”

Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.

For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Jessica Speth, Academic Recruiter, js9rk@virginia.edu .

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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