Environmental Program Manager

Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition


  • Location: Alexandria, Virginia
  • Rolling application

About the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC): The EICC is a nonprofit organization committed to helping our 100+ international members understand and improve the social and environmental challenges and opportunities in the global electronics supply chain. Our vision is to help our members build an electronics industry supply chain that consistently operates with social, environmental and economic responsibility. We are currently hiring an Environmental Program Manager. This position is currently available and interviews will take place until the position is filled.

Position Summary: The Program Manager’s primary responsibility is managing critical EICC initiatives on environmental issues, including but not limited to industrial hygiene and hazardous substances, pollution prevention and resource reduction, waste, air emissions, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, and responsible raw material sourcing. In addition to the environmental projects, the Program Manager will support other Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects, including around labor and human rights. Implementing these issues entails developing engagement strategies that build sustainable partnerships with the EICC among internationally recognized stakeholders and standards-setting organizations critical to the relevance, accountability, and impact of the EICC’s programs. Finally, the Program Manager is responsible for input on environmental and social standards and management systems to the standard-setting, drafting, and publication of EICC’s VAP operations manual.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Work with EICC members, service providers, suppliers, and other key stakeholders to develop program plans around key issues in the electronics supply chain.
o Conduct regular work group calls among member company representatives to collect feedback and encourage performance improvement through EICC’s core programs and tools.
o Track all charters, goals, KPIs and successfully implement EICC programs.

• Provide an internal advocate voice for environmental standards and implementation tools in shaping EICC initiatives to the highest standards.
o Collect information from internal and external reliable and credible sources regarding environmental performance standards and management systems in global supply chains to not only understand those conditions but also to test the effectiveness of EICC programs and initiatives, and ensure that EICC’s strategic objectives and activities are appropriate to the context and stay relevant to those realities;
o Develop, draft text for, and obtain approval for revisions to the VAP Operations Manual, ensuring the highest standards in environmental performance assessment.

• Promote and facilitate ongoing engagement between EICC members and credible relevant stakeholders.
• Develop a strategy to enhance the participation and voice of EICC members in the EICC programs and activities at all levels.
• Constructively critique and provide input into EICC initiatives to ensure that the highest environmental standards and/or their advocates are involved in the process.
• Develop and provide guidance to the EICC including the EICC’s audit program, risk assessment tools, data collection tools, e-learning platform, and overall effectiveness of existing strategies.
• Advocate externally for EICC’s approach and actions, and build a network of credible relevant stakeholders informed about the EICC’s work on environmental issues.
• Oversee stakeholder dialogue and projects associated with environmental issues.
• Provide support as needed for stakeholder dialogue and projects associated with social issues.
• Assist with planning of the annual conference (and other global events) in terms of helping secure subject matter expert speakers, and potentially speak and moderate panels.
• Other responsibilities as assigned.

Required skills and experience:
• Environmental expertise with knowledge of carbon reporting, water stewardship, recycling, chemical management and other environmental issues affecting the electronics industry.
• Working knowledge of labor, human rights, and other social issues affecting the electronics industry.
• Ability to manage work independently, with a high level of technical independence and judgement.
• Excellent listening, communication, and interpersonal skills with sensitivity to cultural differences.
• Strong presentation skills required.
• Strong writing skills, with an emphasis on technical or legal drafting.
• Ability to speak from first-hand knowledge of interpreting environmental performance standards, legislation, regulations, proposals thereof and experience with environmental advocacy organizations and regulatory bodies.
• Understanding of supply chain environmental issues related to the electronics industry.
• Knowledge of and experience with environmental performance standards and local/global environmental laws and regulations and/or other relevant laws and regulations.
• Ability to multi-task and work on various projects.

Desired education and experience:
• Bachelor of Arts or Science degree
• 5 years of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or Human Rights experience

Additional information: This position is located at the EICC office in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C., near the King Street Metro station. Standard office hours are 8:30 am to 5:30 pm and telecommuting is not available. Occasional evening calls may be required, as is travel. EICC offers a competitive benefits package including onsite parking or transit subsidy, a small onsite fitness facility and optional group workouts. This is a small but growing global organization serving global members and we are looking for a motivated self-starter.

How to apply: Please send cover letter, resume, salary expectations and availability to Christine Briscoe, ([email protected]) with “Environmental Program Manager” in the subject line. Please indicate where you learned about the position. Preliminary interviews will be phone and web based using Skype or GoToMeeting. References will be required for final candidates.