Plastic Pollution Coalition

c/o Earth Island Institute
2150 Allston Way, Suite 460
Berkeley, CA 94704

Managing Director

Plastic Pollution Coalition

Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC) is a growing global alliance working towards a world free of plastic pollution, with primary focus on eliminating disposable plastic and reducing the global plastic footprint.

Founded in 2009, PPC is a small virtual organization under the fiscal sponsorship of the Earth Island Institute that has over 300 institutional members with a global potential reach of over 50 Million people around the world. PPC has projects on every continent and in most countries of the world. PPC’s solutions-oriented work focuses on growing and supporting coalition members, youth leadership, advocacy, and education.

Position Description

PPC is looking for a highly motivated self-starter with passion for sustainability and a deep commitment to a world free of plastic pollution.

The Managing Director will be a key leader of an organization designed to support a growing coalition of hundreds of organizations globally committed to ending plastic pollution. The Managing Director will support our Executive Director by overseeing and performing a range of roles critical to the day-to-day management of the organization. They will be a senior strategist who assists the Executive Director in the conceptualization and implementation of the long-term strategic plan for the Plastic Pollution Coalition.  They will manage all aspects of the organization, including project design and execution, communications and online strategy, legal issues, operations, financial and human resources, membership support and engagement, fundraising and advocacy.  The successful candidate will be key to growing the Plastic Pollution Coalition’s visibility, impact, and financial resources in the coming years.

Primary Responsibilities

Strategic Planning and Programmatic Oversight  

The Managing Director will work with the Executive Director, partners and Executive Advisors to conceptualize and implement an annual strategic plan and budget for the Plastic Pollution Coalition, with responsibility for translating the plan into short- and long-range goals. They will be responsible for engaging staff and advisory board in the planning process in collaboration with the Executive Director, and for providing day-to-day management and evaluation of the strategic plan and budget. They will also ensure the organizational structure, staffing, decision-making processes and governance to enable the realization of annual goals and strategic plan.


The Managing Director will work closely with the Executive Director to raise all necessary funds for the Plastic Pollution Coalition from foundations, individuals and corporate supporters.

Communications and Online Strategy

The Managing Director will oversee the development and implementation of effective web presence, public relations, marketing, outreach, branding strategies and media relations to advance the mission and vision of the organization.

Operations, Human Resources and Finances

The Managing Director will work with the fiscal sponsors at the Earth Island Institute to manage the business and organizational aspects of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, including tracking income and expenses, cash-flow and fund management, legal matters and involvement in any lawsuits to advance the work, hires and contract negotiations, and ensuring an effective communications infrastructure for a virtual organization.

Job Qualifications

Job Details

Application Deadline: Rolling, apply as soon as possible.

Start Date:  Immediately

Salary:  Salary, commensurate with experience with a generous benefits package.

Submissions:   Cover letter, resume, writing sample (3 pages maximum) and contact information for three (3) references from your most recent employment.

Please Send Applications To: putting Job Application: Managing Director in the subject line.

Note: We are only accepting applications by email.  Please do not make any inquiries about the position or the status of your application.  Because of the volume of applicants we anticipate, we cannot respond individually to each application.  We will contact those applicants that are of interest to the Search Committee directly.

The Plastic Pollution Coalition is a project of the Earth Island Institute which is an equal opportunity employer.  We carefully consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.