Food Waste Diversion Coordinator - Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District

July 20, 2021 10:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Organization: Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District

Position:  Food Waste Diversion Coordinator (2619-56)
Location:  Cincinnati, OH
Job Id:  2619-56

Food Waste Diversion Coordinator (2619-56)


Deadline to Apply: 

Open Until Filled


Work Location:

Environmental Services

250 William Howard Taft

Cincinnati, OH 45219


Work Hours:

Full-time 80 Hours/Bi-weekly


Starting Salary:

$47,986  Annually


  • Bachelor’s degree in an environmental related field 
  • Experience with food systems or solid waste program management

  • Or equivalent combinations of education and experience

  • Valid driver’s license issued by state of residency


  • Experience with food systems or solid waste program management

Job Duties (Summary):

  • Establishes, maintains, and builds effective working relationships between the District and various partners and stakeholders. Plans and facilitates collaborative efforts with stakeholders to reduce wasted food. Stakeholders include institutional kitchens (universities, school systems, hospitals, etc.), small- and large-scale composting operators, partner organizations, food rescue organizations, communities, and businesses.

  • Oversees the bar and restaurant sector of the Let’s Stop Waste program and Smart Kitchen Initiative. Serves as liaison between the agency and various organizations; represents and/or speaks on behalf of the department at various events and meetings. Acts as a consultant and provides technical assistance to bars, restaurants, and other food service businesses in Hamilton County to reduce wasted food, increase rescue of edible food, increase composting of food scraps, and improve landfill diversion. Investigates and resolves related matters of a particularly complex nature; independently meets with and provides technical assistance to businesses, agencies, educational institutions, and/or community organizations.

  • Provides technical assistance and coordination to small-scale composters. Creates educational and networking opportunities, acts as the primary liaison for the District, assesses needs of the sector, and researches and establishes ways to fill those needs when possible.

  • Develops, plans, and implements programs to reduce wasted food, encourage food donation, and increase composting. Assists in developing the solid waste strategic plan and communication plans, including incorporating social and behavioral change strategies. Provides technical assistance for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of solid waste strategies as well as capacity building with environmental services/solid waste partners and staff.

  • Develops and implements multi-faceted outreach campaigns supporting District mission to reduce residentially wasted food. Coordinates with public relations staff to advertise and expand outreach. Conducts research and documents findings related to food waste reduction and diversion efforts. Regularly evaluates information on food waste microsite and updates content as needed.

  • Plans, organizes, and administers large scale events, event series, seminars, and presentations to increase awareness of reducing wasted food, food rescue, composting, and anaerobic digestion. Develops partnerships and maintains existing partnerships with various non-profit agencies, businesses, and government offices to assist in coordination of events and programs. Coordinates strategies with partners to reduce waste and increase awareness.

  • Oversees various environmental and collection programs and events (i.e., write requests for quotes, evaluate bids, administer contracts, advertise program, track results, analyze program effectiveness, makes appropriate recommendations for improvement, etc.)

  • Acts as a liaison and provides technical assistance to organizations or businesses applying for state and federal grants or other grants to improve waste reduction infrastructure. Prepares project proposals and grant applications; manages and implements various grant programs; serves as liaison between funder, district, and businesses and/or organizations applying for state grants; Maintains relationship with grant funders.

  • Completes special projects as assigned; answers public inquiries and necessary follow up.

  • Oversees work of Solid Waste intern(s).

  • Other duties as assigned

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