Supervisor, Zero Waste (Multiple Positions)
Job Details
1560 - San Jose, CA
$25.00 Hourly
Nonprofit - Social Services

Position Description :


Title: Supervisor, Zero Waste Programs (multiple positions/areas of focus)

Date: April 2021 - December 2021, with potential for extension

Reports to: Manager, Zero Waste Operations

Starting Salary: $25.00 per hour

Location: 1560 Berger Drive, San Jose, CA 95112

Schedule: Tuesday through Saturday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (schedule may vary)


Position Summary:


The San Jose Conservation Corps is hiring Supervisors to lead teams of Corpsmembers in the execution of Zero Waste Department activities, including electronic waste collection and management, beverage container collection and client engagement, dock walker outreach around used oil, cleanup of illegally dumped tires, and other operations as needed. SJCC anticipates hiring 2-5 Supervisors to focus on the following projects in particular: 


  • Supervisor, Used Oil Outreach: This position will focus on engaging residents and businesses in the proper management and disposal of used oil. 

  • Supervisor, Zero Waste Campuses: This position will focus on engaging high school students and other campus stakeholders in recycling, composting, and other zero waste activities. 

  • Supervisor, E-waste Programs: This position will help SJCC grow its E-waste drop-off and collection programs, including developing programs for reuse. 

  • Supervisor, Waste Tire Collection: This position will oversee SJCC’s efforts to remove illegally dumped tires from public lands and open space, as well as related programs aimed at increasing recycling of waste tires. 

  • Supervisor, Food Waste Programs: This position will oversee SJCC’s work around food waste recovery and composting, as well as our grocery rescue effort. 


Please note that these are temporary positions. As of the time of this posting, the San Jose Conservation Corps anticipates that this position will be funded through the end of calendar year 2021. There is a possibility that these positions will be extended. 


General Job Duties Applicable to all Positions: 


Zero Waste & Recycling

Lead corpsmembers in the execution of recycling operations, potentially including: 

  • Collection and sorting of E-waste;

  • Removal of illegally dumped tires from public open spaces and parks; 

  • Outreach regarding the proper management of used oil and participation in California's dock walker initiative; 

  • Collection of beverage container materials for recycling; 

  • Engagement of school staff and students at campuses served by SJCC; 

  • Food waste collection and composting; 

  • And other recycling operations as assigned. 

Leadership & Mentorship 

  • Manage, supervise, and lead the day-to-day details of project work. 

  • Implement skills training on worksite and facilitate intentional discussions via informal lessons to contribute to the crew’s personal growth and group dynamics.  

  • Promote individual corpsmember development and a healthy, supportive community.  

  • Must be willing to follow and enforce all SJCC policies, maintain professional boundaries, and appropriately represent the San Jose Conservation Corps. 

Project Management & Implementation 

  • Train and motivate a crew of young adults to complete recycling projects safely and efficiently on SJCC campuses and at partner locations. 

  • Delegate project work to SJCC corpsmembers.

  • Manage on-the-ground quality and quantity of project work.  

  • Think critically to resolve issues and solve problems.

  • Communicate effectively & coordinate logistics with project partners, corpsmembers, and SJCC staff.  

Safety & Risk Management 

  • Monitor and support the crew's physical and emotional safety during work hours, while implementing any work project. 

  • Exhibit strong situational awareness & promote a culture of safety.  

  • Transport crew and equipment safely in SJCC vans or large vehicles.

  • Follow SJCC COVID-19 Mitigation protocol and ensure corpsmembers do the same. 


  • Complete attendance tracking, daily and weekly reports, corpsmember evaluations, disciplinary action forms, incident reports, etc., and submit in a timely and highly detailed manner. 

  • Track all project related outcomes and deliverables, such as collection weights and quantities.  

  • Use Recycle iQ and Corps iQ to track team progress and key project data.




Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Passion for recycling, zero waste, climate change mitigation, sustainable development, or the environment.

  • Interest in leading and working with youth or young adults. 

  • Demonstrated project management skills.  

  • Ability to safely lift 50 pounds, stand for long periods of time, and work in adverse conditions.

  • High School diploma or GED certificate.  

  • California Class C driver's license and clean driving record (insurable by SJCC).

  • Willingness to deploy on emergency response work as requested. 

  • Satisfactory completion of SJCC background check and drug screen process.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • College degree in a related field.

  • Background with experiential and/ or environmental education.  

  • Facilitation and team-building experience with diverse groups of people.  

  • Strong conflict resolution skills. 

  • Class A or B driver's license.


SJCC Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: 

The San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. The Corps and School does not discriminate based on an individual's race, sex, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, hair style, hair texture or any other basis prohibited by law.


This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  


The San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School is an “At-Will” employer. We conduct pre-employment background checks and drug screens. 


Hiring Process

The position is open until filled.

If you are an excellent fit for this position, please apply online through the link below and submit the required




Janeth Beltran

Human Resources Manager

San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School

1534 Berger Drive

San Jose, CA 95112

Direct line: 408-459-6514


About the San Jose Conservation Corps: 

SJCC offers paid job training for young adults between the ages of 18 and 27. Corpsmembers serve our local community by caring for our natural resources, increasing recycling, and responding to local emergencies. For more information about the Corps, visit