ISRI offers a comprehensive benefits package representing between 35 and 45% of pay. It includes but is not limited to medical/dental/vision/Rx, 401(k), life ins, STD/LTD, vacation and sick leave.
Internal Number: GR_AVP
AVP, International Trade and Global Affairs
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Vice President, Human Resources
November 3, 2022
Normal, No Adverse Conditions
AVP of International Trade/Affairs is responsible for developing and implementing ISRI’s international policy and advocacy and managing ISRI’s international activities. The portfolio encompasses international trade, international environmental treaties, international government relations and international association relations, while also promoting international use/recognition of ISRI specifications and standards, supporting ISRI’s expanding international advocacy in Sustainability and ESG, and providing thought leadership on emerging international/global issues affecting the recycling industry.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
· Serves as subject matter expert on behalf the materials recycling industry with U.S. and foreign governments and organizations to negotiate and pursue agreements, strategies, concepts, and other matters that promote the association’s (and thereby the industry’s) policies and positions;
· Staff Liaison to ISRI’s Trade Committee, and active participate in a range of other Committees, including Government Relations, Electronics, Ferrous, Nonferrous, and Plastics, plus the Market Access Working Group.
· Serves as a private-sector advisor on the ITAC 11 (Steel) Industry Trade Advisory Committee.
· Works in partnership with Bureau of International Recycling and other global
associations and entities;
· Identifies and works closely with key practitioners and experts in international trade and policy on matters addressing recycling and the environment in the U.S. and foreign governments, international organizations, industry associations, think tanks, NGOs and other relevant stakeholders to remain current and active on issues that affect the recycling industry;
· Promote ISRI’s policies and positions through multiple avenues of influence;
· Speaks publicly in the United States and around the world about issues related to ISRI and the materials recycling industry to advance ISRI’s thought leadership, informs key stakeholders and leaves a lasting impression about the critical role of recycling to the economy and the environment;
· Works with members, ISRI staff, association partners, including domestic and foreign governments, to develop a strategic plan for international trade that benefits the materials recycling industry;
· Works collaboratively with ISRI member and staff to develop and implement an international strategy that creates international trade opportunities, promotes ISRI policies and positions and defends against threats to the materials recycling industry’s normal business operations;
· Generates new ideas and anticipates future trends that advance the ISRI mission;
· Manages multiple projects and timelines simultaneously and effectively;
· Develops and leads a cross-departmental team of ISRI staff to coordinate, oversee and pursue ISRI’s international efforts and objectives;
· Works collaboratively with the entire ISRI team to further the goals and mission of the association;
· Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
· Proven record of successful leadership;
· Ten years of experience working on the international level with governments, businesses, industries and NGOs;
· A BA in international public policy, international affairs, international business/economics and/or international environmental management;
· An MA in international public policy, international affairs, international business/economics and/or international environmental management or international business or a juris doctorate is preferred.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
1. Experience at the international level negotiating agreements and engaging with international constituencies;
2. Knowledge of international trade policy;
3. Cultural understanding and respect – time spent traveling and/or living abroad and additional language ability is preferred;
4. Ability to travel, as the position will require both domestic and international travel, often for weeks at a time;
5. Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively;
6. Project management expertise;
7. Innovative and strategic thinking;
8. Ability to create and deliver high quality, impactful presentations;
9. Ability to draft well organized and concise written materials; and
10. Experience in the use of the Microsoft suite of office software.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the “Voice of the Recycling Industry”. Nominated as one of 2019 top manufacturing associations to work for, ISRI represents more than 1600 companies in 20 chapters nationwide that process, broker, and use recyclable materials including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development. For more information about ISRI, please visit www.isri.org.