Board of Director Applications

Currently, the deadline has passed for new member applications. This page will be updated in Spring 2024 when the application is re-opened. 

The College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC) recruits individuals with a professional interest in advancing collegiate recycling and sustainable materials management to its board of directors. The deadline for interested individuals to submit applications was May 12, 2023.

Are you:

  • Passionate about campus recycling, waste prevention or composting?
  • Interested in leadership opportunities?
  • Looking to contribute your skills and time to advance a professional network of campus recycling practitioners?

If so, consider joining the CURC Board of Directors.  

CURC is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by an all-volunteer 12-member Board. Members serve 3-year terms. Board Members:

  • Set strategic direction for the organization
  • Manage the organization’s business affairs
  • Oversee management relationship with staff
  • Contribute professional expertise to program development
  • Act as organizational ambassadors at conferences and other professional gatherings

Board Members are expected to:

  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of CURC programs and activities,
  • participate in a monthly Board conference call,
  • serve on one of our Board committees, and
  • attend an annual strategic planning retreat, and
  • contribute creatively to the mission and initiatives of the organization, and
  • assist with webinar/workshop facilitation.

CURC is looking to recruit individuals who will provide the board with a diverse range of professional experience and knowledge of waste reduction, reuse, recycling and sustainability specific to colleges and universities, and a commitment to advancing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels of the Board’s engagement.

CURC invites applications from individuals of color, as well as others whose identities have historically been underrepresented in higher education and/or formal sustainability roles. CURC seeks to include representation from different types and sizes of higher ed institutions across the U.S. and Canada and from a variety of positions within these institutions – including but not limited to sustainability officers, facilities managers, custodians, and faculty.

Enthusiasm for advancing waste reduction, recycling, and sustainable materials management at higher education institutions is a must!

New members will be selected by the existing Board, led by the Board Development Committee.

Thanks for your interest!  For further questions about CURC and leadership expectations, please contact Franklyn Cantor, CURC Secretary and Chair of the Board Development Committee at