We're Hiring! Social and Environmental Responsibility Program Manager
EICC Responsible Electronics 2016

We're Hiring! Social and Environmental Responsibility Program Manager



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 a Social and Environmental Responsibility Program Manager. This position is currently available and interviews will take place until the position is filled. This job description was updated Aug. 31, 2016.

Position Summary

The Program Manager’s primary responsibility is managing critical EICC initiatives on social and environmental issues, such as responsible raw material sourcing, environmental measurement and improvement, pollution prevention and chemical management. 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. The Program Manager will contribute to the development and implementation of social and environmental standards and management systems to achieve positive outcomes for the industry.

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.
  • Provide an internal advocate voice for social and environmental standards and implementation tools in shaping EICC initiatives to the highest standards.
  • 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 social and environmental standards and/or their advocates are involved in the process.
  • Contribute to guidance on the EICC’s assurance programs, risk assessment and 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.
  • Provide support as needed for stakeholder dialogue and projects associated with relevant 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

  • Working knowledge of social and environmental issues affecting the electronics industry.
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • Environmental expertise with knowledge of carbon reporting, water stewardship, recycling, chemical management and other environmental issues affecting the electronics industry.
    • Responsible raw materials sourcing experience, such as standards setting, assurance, advocacy, on-the-ground project implementation or similar experience.
    • Chemical management, including the application of standards and methodologies to implement a hierarcy of controls for process chemicals in factories and facilities.
  • 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 facilitation and presentation skills required.
  • Strong writing skills, with an emphasis on technical or legal drafting.
  • Ability to multitask 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 of Washington, D.C., near the King Street Metro station. Standard office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Occasional evening calls may be required, as is travel. The 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 (cbriscoe@eiccoalition.org) with “Social and Environmental Responsibility 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.