Oak View Group

Oak View Group

Director of Sustainability| 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 Director of Sustainability will oversee and manage the Sustainability Policies approved by the Client and the General Manager of the McCormick Place Convention Center, the largest convention center in the world with a desire to be the most sustainable convention center in the world. 


This role will pay a salary of $110,000 to $150,000.


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).




  • Reports directly to the Assistant General Manager - Operations 
  • Supervises the Manager of Sustainability 
  • Sustainability Policy Development and Master Plan Development 
  • Sustainability Budgeting and Capital Expenditures Recommendations 
  • Coordination with Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Food & Beverage 
  • Coordination with Event Management 
  • 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. 
  • Working with Purchasing Manager to ensure relevant and measurable requirements for all service and product purchase processes and agreements. 
  • Coordinating the activities of exhibitors, general service contractors, exhibitor-appointed contractors, cleaning contractors, show management, and waste haulers to maximize diversion of show waste and donation opportunities. 
  • Partnering with MPEA Operations to develop policies, practices and procedures which minimize campus wide utility use. 
  • Preparing the McCormick Place Convention Center for independent measuring, monitoring, and auditing to fulfill the certification requirements. 
  • Developing Staff Training Policies pertaining to Sustainability Operations 
  • Working with Marketing Team to develop educational programs and material for contractors, exhibitors, and show management. 
  • Coordination with the Client and General Manager on messaging, communication, and signage.  


  • LEED AP (Accredited Professional) 
  • Minimum 7+ 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 AutoCAD, MS Office products 
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management or related field