Job Opening – RRS
Job Title –Communication Specialist
Location – Remote
Posting Date – February 19, 2021
Closing Date – March 15, 2021 or until position is filled


RRS isn’t your average consulting firm.

Sure we have databases and hi-tech gadgets and fancy degrees, but we also get our hands dirty. Our people don Tyvek suits instead of power suits, and sort through waste to provide a realistic assessment of a waste stream. We lace up our work boots instead of slipping on a pair of high heels, and research the flow of a particular type of packaging through a material recovery facility (MRF). We’re not afraid to ask the tough questions, especially if it leads to the right solution for sustainability.

That’s not to say we don’t clean up well. We can go from the sorting room to the board room to provide actionable solutions that are based on science and real-world application. We’re even one of Michigan’s 50 Companies to Watch. We build infrastructure, expand recovery, enhance product design, improve business practices and solve issues across the supply chain. All in a day’s work.

We have an in-house communications team that delivers compelling messages to reach the ops manager, the CEO, the mayor, or the public at large. Industry knowledge and the means to communicate it – that’s a powerful combination.

With over 500 years of combined experience and more than 900 projects under our belt, we’ve been around the block, a few times. Our experts include cutting-edge industry professionals, engineers, economists, technical analysts, and communication specialists who possess core strengths in materials and recovery, life cycle management and applied sustainable design. We are called upon by industry publications, organizations and conferences to lead the conversation and drive change.

We get sustainability, organics and recovery, but we also get people. We want top performers that can strengthen relationships, build and grow the business, all while having a positive environmental impact. Sometimes that takes flexibility. RRS understands that normal office hours may not be M-F, 9-5. We also understand that geography is not a limitation to greatness – a virtual office can be as agile, efficient and productive as a brick and mortar office.  Flexibility with an expectation of strong, smart work yields the best results for all involved. Did we mention RRS isn’t your average consulting firm?

RRS is seeking applications for a Communications Specialist to work with an established clientele as well as provide assistance in developing new projects focusing on developing, managing and executing communications and outreach campaigns; overseeing design and implementation; and providing messaging and branding approaches to a wide variety of client types and projects.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with clients and team members to develop successful communication strategies.
  • Develop content/media materials, fact sheets, Q&As, branded content, blog posts, op-eds, scripts, toolkits and other tactics required to support media/influencer outreach and client objectives.
  • Ability to draft and implement various communications tactics including promotional, print, digital content, and survey design.
  • Work with RRS Communication Strategy Team to develop detailed brand strategies and campaigns to ensure that promotions are in line with the client‘s brand.
  • Supervise and estimate success of strategic communications campaigns and report to clients.
  • Prepare presentations and content for print and electronic media.
  • Conduct live/virtual events including planning, organization, and execution.
  • Generate new techniques to make communications more effective.
  • Follow industry trends in assessing impact of communication plans.

Key Qualifications:

  • Organized, self-motivated, ability to set work priorities and complete work with minimal supervision;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • High level of professionalism in communicating with external clients;
  • Ability to perform work virtually and must have access to stable wi-fi/internet;
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and documentation skills;
  • Ability to easily manage and coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, Zoom, Hootsuite, Google Analytics, social media platforms, and experience with tools and programs to facilitate deployment of communications campaigns and strategies such as media monitoring platforms.
  • Knowledge and experience in natural resources, sustainable systems, environmental sciences, environmental policy, recycling, solid waste, or related field a huge plus.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • This position requires a four-year college degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or related field, and between at least two to five year’s working experience in strategic communications.
  • Experience in an environmentally-related field is a plus as well as certification in public relations and community based social marketing.

Pay Range: $70,000 – $78,000 depending on experience and qualifications. RRS is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply:  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and list of references. Cover letters should address the candidate’s professional goals and interests, ability to meet key and minimal qualifications (as described above) as well as their experience and interest in this position.  Please submit all materials to Elizabeth Hughes Bowden at RRS.


Attn: Elizabeth Hughes Bowden, Team Resource Director
416 Longshore Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105