Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in the United States. SERI protects the planet and enriches lives by championing sustainable actions throughout the entire electronics lifecycle. Our mission is to help create a world where electronic products are reused and recycled in a way that promotes resource preservation, the well-being of the natural environment, and the health and safety of workers and communities. SERI does this primarily through administration of the R2 (Responsible Recycling) Certification Program – a global voluntary certification program for the safe and sustainable reuse and recycling of electronic equipment and components. Today, there are more than 950 R2 certified facilities operating in 32 countries.
As a non-profit organization SERI seeks to grow its impact through new programs that are not R2 specific. These programs will engage multiple, international stakeholder groups and seek to have a positive impact to further a circular economy model for electronics towards a zero e-waste world. A variety of programs are being considered.
Overview of the Position:
The SERI Programs Director will lead these new programs, including the development and fundraising for these programs. He/She will be responsible for working with internal and external SERI stakeholders to develop program proposals, then find resources from investors and finally oversee the execution of the programs. Fundraising is anticipated to focus on corporate foundations, grants and partnerships. This individual will develop relationships with investors, build support for programs, and oversee each program from end-to-end. It is imperative that the SERI Programs Director understands SERI’s mission and is able to understand investors’ needs and engage in their communities.
SERI is a small and lean organization. It is a small team environment where employees wear many hats and often have to complete the work for the responsibilities each employee is managing. SERI does not maintain a corporate office. All employees work from home. The successful candidate will be independent and comfortable working in this “virtual” organization, and working some non-traditional hours as is necessary to communicate with people in different time zones and parts of the world. This position offers flexibility in work hours provided the job functions and interaction with others can be successfully performed. However, travel will be necessary (post COVID-19) and sometimes overnight and weekends.
Working from home is necessary with ergonomically adequate work space, Internet and phone connectivity to perform the job on a daily basis from home. This is a full-time permanent position. The SERI Programs Director reports directly to SERI’s Executive Director and will collaborate with a committee of the SERI Board of Directors to develop programs.
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