Oak View Group

Oak View Group

Sustainability Manager | McCormick Place Convention Center - Oak View Group (Chicago · IL)

Oak View Group
Jobs in Chicago · IL
Facility Operations/Event Staff: Facility/Venue Management
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The Sustainability Manager will oversee and manage the Event Related Sustainability Policies and Efforts approved by the Client and the General Manager of the McCormick Place Convention Center under the direction of the Director of Sustainability.  


This role will pay a salary of $80,000 to $110,000.


For FT roles: Benefits: Health, Dental and Vision insurance, 401(k) savings plan, 401(k) matching, and paid time off (vacation days, sick days, and 11 holidays).

job expires 3/31/2024


  • Reports directly to the Director of Sustainability.
  • Executes sustainable efforts for all events working the Event Managers and Event Contractors.
  • Oversees Loading Dock Management toward a Zero Landfill Policy.
  • Works directly with Waste Haulers and Compost Facility. 
  • Assist Director of Sustainability in coordinating the requirements of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Event Industry Council (EIC) programs that must be met for each level of Certification. 
  • Assist Director of Sustainability in preparing the McCormick Place Convention Center for independent measuring, monitoring, and auditing to fulfill the certification requirements.
  • Oversees Staff Training pertaining to Sustainability Operations.


  • Minimum 3 to 5+ years of experience of sustainable efforts in Design, Construction or Operations of Convention Centers, Arenas, theaters or Stadiums. 
  • Background in Architecture or Engineered Building Systems (HVAC/Electrical and Plumbing).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of products and systems procurement.
  • Demonstrated involvement in the Sustainable Industry.
  • Understanding of Zero Landfill, Sustainable Purchasing, Utility Monitoring, and USGBC LEED Documentation 
  • Proficiency with MS Office products.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management or related field.