Dem-Con: Education Director


Education Director

Location: Dem-Con Metal Recycling • Shakopee, MN


Dem-Con Companies is a diversified, full-service recycling, processing and disposal company acting with the highest standards in environmental integrity, fairness and ethics.

Our Green Grades Program was created with the goal of educating our future leaders on responsible waste processing and disposal. We believe every student should have the opportunity to see how solid waste is managed.


This position is responsible for the growth and development of the Green Grades Program as well as maintaining a social media presence for the company.

  • Develop and expand the virtual and remote learning capacity of existing education program
  • Recommission and maintain ongoing relevance of Dem-Con’s Education Center and Mobile Education Center
  • Working with vendors and subcontractors as appropriate
  • Facilitate and provide public tours of Dem-Con facilities
  • Develop and update curriculum to present at schools
  • Facilitate and attend community events with mobile education trailer (approx. 10/year)
  • Facilitate and present at classrooms and school events (approx. 10/year)
  • Pursue and explore new funding sources to expand the education program
  • Prepare and submit of grant applications and associated regular reporting
  • Manage existing grants for Dem-Con and the Green Grades program including Scott County Education Grant, Scott County Organics Grant, Recycling Partnership grant, and others
  • Develop and manage relations with organizations and groups that currently or may tour Dem-Con in the future
  • Manage and maintain a social media presence for Dem-Con Companies with regular postings of current and relevant information
  • Work with editors, newspapers, trade publications, etc. for press releases, and article development for all of Dem-Con’s businesses
  • Assist in development and creation of any promotional or collateral material for Dem-Con’s businesses as they arise


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in teaching field, marketing field or similar discipline
  • Previous Experience giving presentations, public speaking, or media work desirable
  • Previous experience with social media campaigns
  • Industry appropriate certification(s)desirable
  • Current Minnesota driver’s license
  • Ability to travel overnight on occasion


Our business is driven by core values that place a high regard for our employees. We offer competitive benefits package for our employees that includes the following benefits:

  • Play a crucial role education of children and industry leaders on waste management
  • Work with a collaborative and supportive team
  • Enjoy paid premiums for health & dental insurance for you and your dependents
  • 401(k) Plan with Company match and profit-sharing opportunities
  • Paid Time off
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short & Long Term Disability Insurance


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