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The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ISRI represents 1,300 companies in 19 chapters in the U.S. and more than 40 countries that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, 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. Generating nearly $116 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides more than 506,000 Americans with good jobs.

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is seeking to fill the positions listed below. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of the organization will be considered applicants and will receive responses from ISRI.  Send letter of interest and resume to ISRI, Attn: Olga Zamora, VP of Human Resources, 1250 H Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC  20005-5903. No phone calls, please.

Current Job Openings

Director of Education

General Summary

It is the responsibility of the Director of Education to oversee the development, implementation, measurement, and continuous improvement of a strategy to scale and sustain the success of the association’s online, hybrid and in-person learning initiatives. The Director of Education will also be responsible for developing and managing high-quality educational resources that meet member needs and position ISRI as an industry thought-leader.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • Work with staff colleagues and member volunteer subject matter experts (SMEs) to identify and develop relevant and timely education resources delivered digitally, in-person and in a hybrid environment.
  • Mine ISRI data, industry research sources, other industry association websites, and more, for educational ideas/content and develop recommendations for what ISRI should consider developing.
  • Serves as project management lead and coordinate the development of educational content to be used in webinars, on demand and instructor-led online courses, in-person events and more.
  • Responsible for the coordination of overall educational programming schedule for ISRI’s annual convention. Work with various volunteer-led committees and staff stakeholders to organize topics, tracks, speakers and dates and times for sessions.
  • Responsible for the coordination of educational programming for various smaller ISRI conferences held throughout the year in-person and digitally.
  • Develop standardized evaluation processes to measure performance, ascertain satisfaction with existing education and events, and help to assesses the future educational needs of ISRI members. Contributes to the development of member and non-member surveys and other education and events-related research as needed.
  • Recruit internal and external SMEs, instructors, and speakers, and coaches them on how to deliver content to adult learners based on delivery method. Create, maintain, and update database of industry thought leaders.
  • Develop RFPs, analyzes bids and manages relationships with contractors involved with instructional design, content development and ISRI’s learning management system.
  • Manage and maintain the LMS platform and users including all functionality to ensure interface is intuitive to end-user and continually operating properly. Troubleshoot and resolve issues with platform and activities collaborating with IT and vendors as needed.
  • Review and analyze existing LMS platform effectiveness and develop strategies for improving and leveraging the system to increase adoption with members.
  • Design, implement, and oversee the growth strategy to scale ISRI’s digital learning portfolio to one that ultimately generates a profit for the association. Drives the experimentation and adoption of emerging technologies and blended learning methodologies.
  • Maintain education and event performance statistics and perform required analysis of data for decision making.
  • Research and provide guidance on best practices for digital and in-person educational events (including platforms, tools, and production elements) so that the association meets and exceeds goals.
  • Develop, manage, and maintain content development and LMS program budgets in adherence with ISRI policies.
  • Attend events to ensure the smooth functioning of the educational programming, support needs and confer with members on how to better address their learning needs.
  • Serve as staff liaison to ISRI Education & Training Committee.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Specifications

  • 4 or more years of experience managing a learning management system and strong knowledge of UX/UI, Agile, or Design Thinking methodologies.
  • Expertise in Articulate Storyline, Rise and Adobe Suite. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated project management skills; organization, prioritization, and analytical skills with a proven ability to multi-task and manage complexity.
  • Results-driven and resourceful, with the ability to deliver in short timelines with limited resources.
  • Ability to forge strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels, managing and setting clear and well-defined expectations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Comfortable delivering presentations to both small and large audiences upon request.
  • Ability to adapt to quickly changes schedules while remain flexible and maintaining composure.
  • Comfortable with up to 20% business travel annually to attend meetings and events as directed.



  • Bachelor’s degree and 7 or more years of experience producing revenue-generating educational events for an association or non-profit organization.


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.

Have Questions?

Please refer to the contact details through individual job postings or email isrijobs@isri.org for additional information.