Please send a brief inquiry email with CV (or LinkedIn URL) to: EDsearch@petsustainability.org.
Ideal Start Date: Flexible
Starting Salary: $125,000 – $140,000 with competitive benefits
Reporting to: PSC Board of Directors
Location: Local residency in Boulder/Denver Metro is strongly preferred.
Travel: 20-30% (more if remote)
The Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) is seeking a visionary Executive Director to advance the $140 billion pet industry through profitable environmental and social practices that create a positive impact on the communities and environments in which it does business.
Entering its second decade, PSC plans to multiply its already-industry-leading sustainability influence through delivering sustainable business services to its nearly 200 global business members and advancing transformational and systemic solutions that advance sustainable packaging, sustainable ingredient sourcing, social responsibility and climate action. The Executive Director will succeed PSC’s co-founder at the helm to lead a staff of 14 sustainability professionals in Boulder, CO and an active Board of 10 global pet industry leaders, in a high-growth fast paced environment.
Don’t meet every requirement? No problem. Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they do, so we encourage you to apply anyway.
The next Executive Director (ED) will bring a honed visionary skill set that advances the pet industry while unifying the industry, staff, and partners. The ED will be great with big relationships, and a strong values-driven, inclusive and authentic leader. They will focus on solving big problems (not the little ones) while steering the organization to deliver scalable solutions to the most pressing sustainability issues. The ED will be proficient at closing big deals that move the organization closer to fulfilling its mission.
The incumbent must bring a strong understanding of, and an established network in the corporate sustainability sector. Ideally, the candidate will also have knowledge of the pet products industry — or must have shown strength in developing relationships quickly from prior industry experience.
PSC’s overarching commitment is to find the right leader for this critical, once in a lifetime impact position. Timing is less critical. Though an extended exploration period is anticipated, it can also move more quickly if appropriate. Therefore, consideration is open, and starting date is flexible, between July 2023 and spring 2024.
Reports to the Board of Directors. Direct reports to the ED are between 2-5 leadership team members and the Executive team including COO (currently Interim ED), and Sr. Advisor and Co-Founder.
PSC believes the diversity of skills, backgrounds, viewpoints, and experiences employees bring to their work will be a critical factor in our success. PSC is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. All applicants and employees are evaluated on the basis of personal skill and merit. Don’t meet every requirement? No problem. Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they do, so we encourage you to apply anyway.
PSC does not discriminate on the basis of age, race/ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, condition of pregnancy, perceived pregnancy, breastfeeding status, medical conditions related to breastfeeding, marital status, disability, veteran status, and sexual orientation. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, and participation in social and recreational programs.
- Relocation reimbursement to Boulder/Colorado Front Range
- Unlimited PTO + ½ day summer Fridays
- 100% employer paid medical premiums + dental & vision options
- 401(k) with a 4% employer match
- 3-4 months of paid parental leave
- Annual wellness stipend + professional development stipend
- Pet-friendly office!
What We Do
PSC accelerates environmental and social sustainability in the pet industry through education, tools, project support, and collaboration. The organization works closely with companies ranging from brands, manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers. We help companies identify strategic impact opportunities that drive increased profitability. PSC’s awards and programs are highly rated across the industry and include sustainable packaging, sustainable ingredient sourcing, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.