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Sustainability Manager NE Region

Date: May 19, 2019

Location: Ludlow, VT, US

Company: Vail Resorts

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.


Summary of Job:


The Sustainability Regional Manager for the Northeast leads the environmental sustainability efforts for Okemo Mountain Resort, Stowe Mountain Resort, and Mount Sunapee operations. This role will work with the Director of Sustainability, Vail Resorts’ Sustainability Team, local leadership, and employees across business units to identify and implement sustainability projects and programs. These programs will be in support of the Commitment to Zero initiative, and our environmental goals including energy and emissions, zero waste, and more. This role will focus on integrating our operations and employees with our sustainability goals, through program development, oversight and implementation. The Sustainability Regional Manager is also expected to represent Okemo Mountain Resort, Stowe Mountain Resort, and Mount Sunapee in environmental matters with the local communities and public agencies. 


Job Responsibilities:


  • Initiate, oversee, and implement our Commitment to Zero vision and environmental sustainability programs to achieve a zero net operating footprint.
  • Be a sustainability leader that drives innovative programs in the areas of energy and emissions, waste, supply chain management, and other relevant areas to inspire our employees and our guests.
  • Significant focus will be placed on achieving Vail Resorts’ 50% waste diversion goal by the end of 2020.
  • Support the identification and implementation of energy efficiency projects at the resort level, along with renewable energy opportunities with local utilities and community partners.
  • Project management: Effectively manage complex capital and budgetary projects that may involve multiple departments, time constraints, and external partners that further our sustainability goals.
  • Engagement and outreach: Effectively communicate environmental sustainability through various channels that will demonstrate leadership and drive guest and employee loyalty to our programs and resorts.
  • Teamwork: Act as a contributor and leader within the greater Vail Resorts Sustainability Team.
  • Supports branding, positioning, and outreach of environmental initiatives to guests, employees, and communities in alignment with Epic Promise.
  • Frequent travel will be required regularly between Okemo, Stowe, and Mt. Sunapee. Occasional travel will be required to the Corporate Headquarters in Colorado and offsite events at various locations.
  • Support environmental compliance efforts, as needed.


Job Requirements


  • Primary work location at Okemo Mountain Resort
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Ability to facilitate strategic dialogue and problem solving across multiple departments
  • Knowledge of energy and waste systems
  • Comfortable speaking in front of groups and making new relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to work un-supervised
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient skills in Excel required
  • Ability to meet travel requirements
  • Proficient skier/snowboarder for travel within resort in winter season



Preferred Skills and Experience


  • 4+ year experience preferably in sustainability including energy and waste reduction
  • Mountain resort or hospitality experience preferred
  • Experience with waste diversion and waste reduction strategies
  • Experience with energy management and energy efficiency strategies

We offer a variety of career opportunities at our world-class resorts and corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado in fields like Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Marketing, Sales & Communications and more. Our corporate team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more at
Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.


Requisition ID 162222

Nearest Major Market: Hanover

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