Program Coordinator – Joint Activities

April 15, 2024

100 Red Rock Road, Newport, MN 55055

Annual Salary Range: $69,988.33 – $103,947.91

Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy (R&E) is searching for a Program Coordinator. R&E is a joint powers entity formed by Ramsey and Washington Counties. R&E coordinates recycling and waste programs between the two counties (joint activities) and owns and operates the Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy Center (R&E Center) in Newport, Minnesota ( R&E’s vision is vibrant, healthy communities without waste, and R&E accomplishes its mission through partnerships and innovation.

This position reports to the R&E Joint Activities Manager and will provide program coordination and support to joint activities, with a primary focus on business pollution prevention and construction and demolition waste reduction.

This is professional work including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Collaborate with staff from Ramsey County, Washington County, and R&E to coordinate the development, implementation, promotion, and evaluation of joint activities programs, including but not limited to, programs focused on:
    • Construction and demolition waste; and
    • Business pollution prevention.
  • Collaborate with staff from R&E and Counties, as well as external partners and vendors, to:
    • Establish and improve essential program guidelines, materials, and processes that will ensure accessible and inclusive public participation;
    • Develop and disseminate clear and effective communications strategies to promote programs and resources; and
    • Create effective performance measurement processes to ensure program success.
  • Gather, manage, and evaluate data to inform programmatic decisions and to assemble a variety of reports, charts, and presentations; conduct research and analysis on special projects.
  • Assist in preparing budgets; assemble data and compile budget estimates; help plan and administer budgetary controls; process budget-related paperwork and maintain accounts.
  • Assist in organizing and coordinating events; help develop presentations for various meetings.
  • Collaborate with staff from R&E and both counties to identify opportunities to advance progress on R&E’s goals, mission, and vision.

Minimum Qualifications: A valid Class D driver’s license is required.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in an environmental field, program management, communications, behavioral sciences, business administration, public administration or a closely related field.

Experience: Four years’ experience in program coordination, project management, contract management, public sector service delivery, communications or a closely related field. Preference given for relative experience in solid waste management and environmental fields.

Substitution: Associates’ degree or other post high school education and four additional years of relevant work experience can substitute for a bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree in any of the above fields may be substituted for two years of required experience.

A detailed job description can be found here: Program Coordinator – Joint Activities

Position open until filled. Applicants should respond promptly as the initial review of applications and supplemental questions will occur on May 6, 2024.

To Apply:

To apply for an R&E job, all of the following are required to be completed.

  1. Complete the job application
  2. Thoroughly answer all Supplemental Questions
  3. Send job application and supplemental questions to Human Resources by emailing completed application and supplemental questions to

The job description and supplemental questions are both fillable-PDFs. Learn how to use fillable PDFs. You may also print the application and supplemental questions and complete them.

Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy provides equal access to employment, programs and services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex (except when sex is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, public assistance or national origin.