PaintCare Program Coordinator for Washington


PaintCare seeks two qualified candidates for Program Coordinators to implement the Washington PaintCare program. Responsibilities will include developing partnerships with program stakeholders and identifying, recruiting, and training paint drop-off locations. There will be two regional positions to coordinate program activities statewide.

About PaintCare

PaintCare, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2009 by the American Coatings Association (ACA) to implement state-mandated paint stewardship programs on behalf of paint manufacturers in each state that adopts a paint stewardship law. PaintCare programs are funded by a fee on new paint sales. Funding is used to set up drop-off sites where the public can take leftover paint for recycling, pay for the recycling of this paint, conduct public education, and provide program administration. PaintCare currently runs programs in nine states and the District of Columbia and is planning new programs for Washington and New York. The Washington program is scheduled to launch in April 2021. Please visit for more information.


• Partnerships: Establish successful relationships with program partners including paint retailers, household hazardous waste (HHW) programs, solid waste management programs, paint transporters and recyclers, organizations representing painting contractors, Washington State Department of Ecology, and other stakeholders.

• Paint drop-off sites: Identify, recruit, and train paint drop-off sites including paint retailers, HHW facilities, and transfer stations. Evaluate their suitability for being a drop-off site, explain how the process works, train site staff on program operations.

• Paint collection events: Organize all aspects of paint collection events including identifying locations and contacts, working with event operators and paint transporters, managing traffic control and public relations on the event day, summarizing results.

• Large-volume pick-up (LVP) service: Screen customers for eligibility to use the LVP service, explain how the service works, pass customer (painting contractors, property managers, and other generators of large volumes of leftover paint) to transporter to arrange for pick-up.

• Maintain detailed and organized database of drop-off site information.

• Review and approve invoices.

• Assist with public outreach including distribution of public information materials to all paint retailers and others upon request (including those that are not drop-off sites), and monitor use and usability of materials.

• Make presentations to small and large groups of stakeholders (e.g., recycling conferences, painting contractors, HHW stakeholders).

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

• Knowledge of hazardous waste management, public sector waste and recycling initiatives and/or retail operations in the home improvement sector.

• Familiarity with paint products and users of paint including paint retailers, painting contractors, and property managers.

• Knowledge of retail infrastructure and operations, including big box, chain, and independent stores.

• Experience with public speaking, training and/or making presentations.

• Strong writing skills.

• Knowledge of product stewardship programs, laws, and organizations.

• Proficiency in full Microsoft Office suite and FileMaker or similar database applications.

• Ability to work independently from home.

• Willingness to travel extensively within the state, particularly at the start of the program to recruit and train drop-off sites and to meet with stakeholders. Occasional travel to Washington D.C. and other locations in the U.S. for trainings, conferences, or meetings (out of state travel is currently paused due to COVID-19).

• Valid state driver’s license required.

Location and Travel

The positions are located in Washington. Employees will work from home. The ideal candidates will be in close proximity to either Seattle, Spokane, or Portland/Vancouver, WA. Extensive travel throughout the state, up to 50% of time, will be required to visit drop-off sites and meet with local stakeholders. Overnight stays (2-3 nights) up to 1-2 times per month. Out of state travel for staff meetings and trainings will also take place, 2-3 times per year for 3-4 days. PaintCare has an employee-focused travel policy to allow for flexibility on timing, location, and duration of travel due to COVID-19.

Employment, Salary and Benefits

These are full time, regular, exempt positions. Salary depends on experience. PaintCare, through the ACA, provides generous 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.

Contact Information

To apply for this position please visit . Please submit your resume and a cover letter stating your motivations for applying. You will also be asked to submit your salary requirements. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.