Bachelor’s degree in business management/administration, or a related field or a combination of education and related experience.

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), a Washington DC based trade association represents the nation’s nearly one million workers in the plastics industry. PLASTICS is actively searching for a Program Coordinator of Sustainability to provide program support including member onboarding and development for the Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) program. OCS is an industry-led program that supports companies in their goal towards achieving zero plastic resin loss in operations.


Member On-boarding, Engagement, and Development
  • Provide staff support and assistance to facilitate outreach and recruitment of new members.
  • Work with PLASTICS team members to identify opportunities for outreach and recruitment.
  • Coordinate with the Finance and Accounting team to generate invoices and track payments for new members and to support annual and renewal outreach processes.
  • Maintain membership and committee records, distribution lists, etc. in the association management database (iMIS).
  • Manage recordkeeping and associated deliverables related to membership and training.
  • Work closely with Council and Committee staff leads to communicate the resources and activities available to PLASTICS members.
Website & Resources
  • Add new OCS Blue Verifiers and ASPs/consultants to OCS website as needed.
  • Work with OCS staff, the Events and Marketing team, to manage assets (e.g., logos, documents, publications)
  • Work with OCS staff and members to develop periodic OCS blogs and member Q&A’s.
Meeting and Event Management
  • Facilitate scheduling meetings, writing minutes, and tracking action items.
  • Support the Events & Marketing team to track deliverables and support planning for OCS events and webinars.
  • Mange speaker logistics such as collecting and follow-up for speaker contracts, headshots, and bios.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management/administration, or a related field or a combination of education and related experience.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in a similar role or relation position in business, customer service industry or membership management; trade association experience preferred.
  • Experience with a customer relationship management platform (e.g., HubSpot – marketing software preferred).
  • Experience with an association management system (e.g., iMIS preferred).
  • Experience with or willingness to learn about program management, sustainability, and the plastics industry.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Written and verbal communications skills with diverse stakeholder audiences.
  • Self-motivated with attention to detail, problem-solving, organizational, emotional intelligence, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and work on a variety of projects, adjust to changing priorities, meet deadlines, and deliver results.
  • Ability to work autonomously and collectively to build consensus.
  • Ability to provide customer service to internal and external stakeholders.
  • An earnest work ethic and dedication to collective success of the organization in service of our membership.
  • A commitment to promoting and working in an inclusive and diverse environment with a variety of colleagues from multiple backgrounds.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Excel required.


Fill out the PLASTICS Job Application.

About Us: 

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is a purpose-driven organization here to support the entire plastics supply chain. We are proud to represent the nearly one million people who are employed by companies in the plastics supply chain in the United States. PLASTICS is a dynamic organization with an ambitious team, striving for growth and success. Together we shape the direction of the entire plastics industry and as a job requirement, have some fun while doing so. Employees have the opportunity to learn, develop, and impact both the industry and our association.  We also encourage volunteerism. As a team we seek opportunities to improve the communities in which we work and visit, including organizing riverbank clean-ups.

We offer generous benefits including health, dental, vision, life insurance, well-being, a 401(k) plan with employer contributions, competitive salaries, and work from home flexibility.  We work hard, we play hard and we value a work-life balance!  In fact, we offer unlimited paid time off and employees take personal time off at their own discretion. 

PLASTICS is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, sex, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, or any factor prohibited by applicable law.