American Coatings Association & PaintCare


The Community Engagement Manager is responsible for developing and implementing an integrated strategy for engaging with and providing paint stewardship education to California’s diverse communities. The position will work with the Director of Communications and other staff to research, write, implement, and manage community engagement plans, which will include in-person, print, digital, social media, and other forms of communications. If successful, PaintCare will consider expanding its community engagement plan to all states where PaintCare is active.


  • Create and implement a community engagement plan for PaintCare centered on paint reuse and recycling education in collaboration with Director of Communications and other staff
    • Establish community engagement goals and objectives
    • Research and identify partnerships with diverse community groups in California, and establish long term relationships
    • Analyze existing PaintCare outreach campaigns to identify opportunities for improved effectiveness by integrating engagement of diverse communities
    • Assist in developing public information materials, website content, presentations, translations and displays to be used in community engagement efforts
    • Distribute public information materials to community groups and members, be a highly visible resource in the region for connecting the public with opportunities for reuse and recycling
    • Evaluate impact and effectiveness of community engagement activities on an ongoing basis
  • Represent the organization at community group meetings and public & private events
  • Schedule and staff informational tables at public events
  • Contribute regularly to the organization’s social media presence maintaining a high standard for writing, and quality of information
  • Make presentations to small and large groups (e.g., community organizations, trade associations, internal staff teams)

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Expertise and 10 years of experience in community engagement work
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with public speaking, training and/or making presentations
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of recycling and environmental stewardship
  • Ability to work independently from home, prioritize projects and tasks, multi-task, and participate as an effective team member
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to set priorities and limits in order to accomplish tasks, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing priorities
  • Proficiency with computers and office software
  • Proficiency in languages additional to English preferred
  • Willingness to travel extensively within California, and to other locations as needed

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 9 states and the District of Columbia, with a new program launching in New York in 2022. For additional information, visit, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WeRecyclePaint.

Location and Travel

This position is remote. Extensive travel throughout California will be required to meet with local partners and program staff. Occasional travel to Washington, D.C., will also be required to meet with staff colleagues at national headquarters. Overnight travel time will vary and may exceed 40% 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 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.