Director, Iowa Waste Reduction Center

Posted: 10/04/2019

The Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) is a nationally recognized organization at the University of Northern Iowa devoted to environmental consulting, assistance, training and education for entities with environmental impact or need.

Primary responsibilities of the Director include: provides leadership and direction to the IWRC staff for programs, projects and initiatives for the safe and economic management of solid waste; pursues applied research and technology transfer opportunities; provides waste reduction and compliance expertise to Iowa small businesses; establishes and directs the administration of budgets for funds for the IWRC; implements the IWRC strategic plan, appropriates funds, contracts and grant funds to maximize their benefits; and coordinates IWRC's efforts with government agencies, solid waste operators, business associations, local and state agencies and other Regents institutions.

Master's degree in business, environmental studies, leadership, sustainability or related field; at least eight years of program management experience in environmental programs and/or sustainability; and experience managing multiple teams to ensure the overall goals of the organization required. Proven record of successfully obtaining grant and contract funding and experience developing relationships with outside entities supporting and assisting in an organization’s goals preferred. Frequent travel will be necessary.

Criminal and other relevant background checks required. UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

The University offers an excellent benefits package including a vacation plan, employer sponsored retirement plans, health and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Application materials received by October 27, 2019 will be given first consideration. For more information or to apply, visit

UNI is a tobacco free campus.


Type of Employment: Full-Time