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Marketing and Communications Manager

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Product Stewardship Institute


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Published 25 days ago

December 1, 2020
$75,000 - $95,000Includes generous benefits package

Job Summary

The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) seeks an experienced, creative individual with a passion for environmental issues, an eye for design, and exceptional writing, editing, communications, interpersonal, and project management skills to serve as Marketing and Communications Manager. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Marketing and Communications Manager will develop and implement a digital marketing and communications plan to increase the organization’s visibility and sphere of influence, support outreach and communications around policy issues, and support the development of new funding opportunities.

  • Compensation: $75,000 - $95,000 (includes generous benefits package)
  • Application Deadline: until filled
  • Location: Boston, Mass but currently working from home

PSI works with diverse stakeholders to reduce the health, environmental, and economic impacts of a more than 20 consumer products. Best known for our collaborative approach to developing both voluntary and legislated solutions to recycling and waste management issues, PSI has a long history of successes, including:  

  • Conceived of and facilitated the multi-stakeholder dialogue process that led to the first industry-run paint recycling program in the country, now operating by law in ten states and Washington D.C.
  • Initiated the national discussion on e-waste that resulted in electronics recycling laws in 25 states
  • With Staples and the U.S. EPA, piloted the first voluntary retail-based computer recycling program in the country, which became a model for Best Buy and related programs.
  • Helped Connecticut develop and pass the first mattress recycling law in the U.S., becoming a model for similar laws passed in California and Rhode Island.
  • Led a national coalition that changed the federal law and subsequent regulations to allow pharmacies to collect controlled prescription drugs, increasing consumer convenience and lowering costs.

In this critical role, the Marketing and Communications Manager will work with PSI’s highly collaborative team to promote the organization’s mission and brand, as well as to design and implement goal-oriented outreach and education campaigns on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and product stewardship policies and programs. The Manager will also play a key role in retaining and increasing PSI’s membership base of government environmental agencies and our partnership base which includes large and small corporations, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and international governments. This position requires a thorough understanding of the EPR competitive landscape and PSI’s unique value proposition, as well as an ability to articulate that value proposition across media platforms in a way that advances our mission, expands our network, and fuels the product stewardship movement in North America.

The PSI team is fortunate to be able to work from home and plans to do so until a SarsCoV2 vaccine is available. Until then, it is preferable but not required to be based out the Boston, Mass. area. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Quickly develop a solid understanding of PSI’s mission, history, services, and position in the competitive landscape and learn how to articulate them clearly and concisely to potential partners and members, funders, the press, and other key stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and digital communications plan that aligns with PSI’s overall strategic plan to maximize brand exposure, attract new funding opportunities, amplify PSI’s policy messages, and advance the organization’s mission.
  • Develop content for all outgoing communications, including our bi-weekly email newsletter, website, social media, blog, brochures, videos, podcasts, and other marketing collateral, conference and event presentations, media pitches, and press releases with an eye to both education and lead generation to support Development.
  • Manage PSI’s events from concept through planning, logistics, promotion, and production, including webinars, virtual lunch and learns, networking events, and our national conference.
  • Seek out, coordinate, and help develop content for thought leadership pieces and speaking engagement for PSI’s CEO and policy staff.
  • Design and implement outreach and education plans, including creating educational materials (e.g., flyers, infographics, videos, podcasts, webinars, PSA’s, social media), for PSI’s mission-driven projects, working closely with the policy staff to ensure timely completion within budget. 
  • Develop, strengthen, and maintain strong relationships with PSI’s Members and Board Members, Partners, and Advisory Council members; Ensure members and partners are able to access and use their benefits, particularly their marketing benefits; and increase engagement with PSI. 
  • Help craft and edit funding proposals for grants, foundations, members, partners, and individuals.
  • Act as a liaison with media, pitching stories and assisting policy staff to respond to inquiries.


Qualifications & Skills

  • Five to 8 years of experience managing digital marketing and communications; strong preference for experience in the nonprofit, environmental, waste management, and product stewardship fields. 
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, especially writing and editing skills with a demonstrated mastery of English grammar, an effortless ability to communicate orally by phone and in-person with a broad range of stakeholders, and the ability to translate technical ideas into clear, concise, and compelling content across written, visual, and audio media. 
  • Solid knowledge of different digital marketing channels; knowledge and experience with online marketing tools and best practices.
  • Hands-on experience with SEO, web analytics, and CRM software and a familiarity with web design and online best practices.
  • Clear understanding of the “sales funnel” and/or “giving funnel” and the ability to build campaigns and promotional efforts to support fundraising and development.
  • Fast learner, self-starter, and big-picture, strategic thinker who takes initiative.
  • Nimble and adaptable, with the ability to move from task to task as needed and deliver high quality results in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Detail-oriented with strong project and time management, data analysis, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work professionally, collaboratively, and objectively with representatives from government, industry, environmental groups, and those with other stakeholder interests.
  • Demonstrated commitment to, and experience in, environmental issues and policy, especially concerning product stewardship. Preference for familiarity with the legislative process.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
  • Competency or proficiency with the Adobe Design Suite, Canva, video and audio editing software, Constant Contact, and web meeting software required.
  • Working knowledge of HTML and JavaScript strongly preferred. Experience implementing CRM software strongly preferred.


The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) PSI is a national nonprofit organization that safeguards the welfare of people and the planet by minimizing the health and environmental impacts from consumer products and packaging across their lifecycle. We believe that manufacturers have a responsibility to internalize the costs of safely managing, reusing, and recycling the products they create. We work on over 20 product categories, including packaging, electronics, pharmaceuticals, paint, carpet, mattresses, textiles, and solar panels. At its core, PSI is a convener, spanning the chasm between the public and private sectors to develop solutions that work for business and the environment. We accomplish clear results with the support of 47 state environmental agencies and hundreds of local governments (which represent our members), and over 125 companies, organizations, universities, and non-U.S. governments (which represent our partners). For more information, visit us online at www.productstewardship.us or follow us on Twitter at @ProductSteward or Facebook at facebook.com/ProductStewardship.

PSI is an equal opportunity employer and provider. PSI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religious creed, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity or expression, intellectual disability, mental disability or physical disability, including, but not limited to, blindness in any manner prohibited by the laws of the United States.

Job Summary

The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) seeks an experienced, creative individual with a passion for environmental issues, an eye for design, and exceptional writing, editing, communications, interpersonal, and project…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Health, dental, vision, life, S/T and L/T disability, workers compensation, 403(b) plan, paid time off, holidays

Health, dental, vision, life, S/T and L/T disability, workers compensation, 403(b) plan, paid time off, holidays

Level of Language Proficiency

Exceptional English writing and verbal skills with a demonstrated mastery of English grammar required. Additional languages, especially Spanish, desired and welcome.

Exceptional English writing and verbal skills with a demonstrated mastery of English grammar required. Additional languages, especially Spanish, desired and welcome.

Location

1 Beacon Street, Suite 1500, Boston, MA 02108

How to Apply

Please email (with subject line “Marketing and Communications Manager”) your cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and your choice of samples of graphic, video, and or audio communications and marketing work samples to Amanda Nicholson at amanda@productstewardship.us

Please email (with subject line “Marketing and Communications Manager”) your cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and your choice of samples of graphic, video, and or audio…

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