American Coatings Association & PaintCare

PaintCare Program Coordinator for Minnesota


PaintCare seeks a qualified candidate to assist with maintaining, administering and monitoring the paint stewardship program in Minnesota. This position will be in Minnesota and will coordinate the activities of the PaintCare program for the state.

About PaintCare

PaintCare is committed to making it easy and convenient for households, businesses, and institutions to recycle postconsumer (leftover) paint in states with paint stewardship laws. A nonprofit organization created by paint manufacturers, PaintCare sets up drop-off locations for leftover paint, arranges for recycling and proper disposal, and conducts public education. More than 50 million gallons of paint, stain, and varnish have been managed by PaintCare in 10 states and the District of Columbia. For additional information, visit, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WeRecyclePaint.


  • Meet and communicate with paint retail stores, municipal household hazardous waste (HHW) programs and other program stakeholders.
  • Identify potential paint drop-off sites including paint retailers, HHW facilities, solid waste transfer stations and landfills. Explain how to become a PaintCare drop-off site, evaluate their suitability for partnering with PaintCare.
  • Set up paint drop-off sites: establish contracts, provide training, coordinate with haulers to arrange transportation of paint from site.
  • Monitor drop-off site operations: conduct site visits and audits on a regular schedule or as needed/requested, identify problems and implement corrections, maintain successful relationships with site operators.
  • Arrange special collection/transportation from temporary events and from painting contractors, property managers, and other large producers of leftover paint.
  • Public outreach: assist with distribution of information materials to all potential and current drop-off sites, and monitor the use and usability of materials by sites. Be a highly visible resource in the region for connecting the public with opportunities for reuse and recycling.
  • Marketing: Provide local knowledge and insight to marketing/outreach team to improve communication initiatives within the region.
  • Record keeping: maintain computer database of drop-off site information, generate reports as needed.
  • Make presentations to small and large groups (e.g., home shows, conferences, trade associations).
  • Report to MN Program Manager.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience with and/or knowledge of hazardous materials, hazardous waste management and programs, hazardous waste laws and regulations, HHW programs, state environmental agencies, hazardous materials/waste storage requirements, hazardous waste transportation and processing.
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of retail operations, infrastructure and communications, including big box, chain, franchise, co-op, and independent stores.
  • Familiarity with paint products.
  • Familiarity and comfort with users of paint, particularly trade painters, contractors, paint retailers and property managers.
  • Experience with public speaking, training and/or making presentations.
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of product stewardship programs, laws and organizations.
  • Ability to work independently from home.
  • Willingness to travel extensively within the state to recruit sites, train retail staff, and distribute outreach materials. Occasional travel to Washington D.C. and other locations in the US for trainings, conferences, or meetings.
  • Proficiency with computers and typical office software.
  • Valid state driver’s license required.

Location and Travel

This position is located in Minnesota. The employee will work remotely from home. Extensive travel throughout Minnesota will be required to visit drop-off sites and meet with local stakeholders. Overnight travel time will vary and may exceed 25% of the time.

Special Requirements

All ACA employees hired after November 3, 2021, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the start date of their employment or obtain an approved accommodation or exemption, as may be provided for under applicable law. An offer for employment for this position will be conditioned on the selected candidate providing documentation to evidence his/her vaccination status or to evidence his/her eligibility for an approved medical, religious, or other exemption or accommodation.

Employment, Salary and Benefits

This is a full time, regular position. Salary depends on experience. PaintCare, through the ACA, provides generous compensation, benefits [401(k), vacation days, medical, dental, and life insurance] and reimbursement for travel expenses.

Diversity & Inclusion

PaintCare is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.


To apply for this position please visit Please submit a resume, cover letter stating your motivations for applying, and your salary requirement. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.