Sustainability & Retail Operations Coordinator / Retail Industry Leaders Association / Arlington, VA
Retail Industry Leaders Association/Arlington, VA
Sustainability Coordinator Needed for Leading Retailers
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) seeks a full-time sustainability coordinator in the retail operations department that will thrive in its entrepreneurial and team-focused culture. This position offers great exposure to the retail industry as well as operations, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and policy issues affecting retail. RILA members include retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, The Home Depot, Apple, Costco, Walgreens, Abercrombie & Fitch, Gap, IKEA, Bed Bath & Beyond, PetSmart and many more.
The ideal candidate will be a new or recent college graduate with a strong GPA and demonstrated leadership experience. Applicants must have strong oral and written communication skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, and solid organizational skills. Applicants must be self-motivated, independent thinkers with the ability to multi-task. Internship/summer employment experience and a background in corporate sustainability issues are pluses.
This position is available June 2012.
Conveniently located in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area, RILA’s offices are located above the Rosslyn Metro station in Arlington, VA. We offer excellent benefits, competitive salary, and unparalleled opportunity.
Position Summary: Plan and facilitate sustainability committee activities, drive research and benchmarking development, manage sustainability projects, coordinate conference program planning, prepare meeting materials, and perform other duties as needed for the sustainability department. Some travel will be required.
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) is best defined by the companies we represent: America’s leading retailers. RILA proudly counts nine of the top 10 U.S. retailers as members, including companies such as Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, The Home Depot and Walgreens. RILA members also hold the top spot among key retail segments including: apparel, consumer electronics, department stores, home improvement, large format and small format, demonstrating that RILA is truly the association for â€˜retail leaders.’ In fact, no trade association represents more top retailers than RILA. RILA members represent almost $1.4 trillion in sales annually and operate more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers nationwide. RILA member retailers and suppliers have facilities in all 50 states, as well as internationally, and employ millions of workers domestically and worldwide.
SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR POSITION
Employment: Full-time Non-exempt
Title: Sustainability & Retail Operations Coordinator
Department: Retail Operations
Supervisor: Vice President, Sustainability & Retail Operations
Pay Range: Salary commensurate with experience, including full benefits
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