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Title:  Eastern Region Sustainability Manager

Date:  Nov 26, 2021

Stowe, VT, US

Company:  Stowe Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round

Stowe Mountain Resort is widely revered as the Ski Capital of the East. Located on Vermont’s highest peak, Stowe is a renowned world-class, family-friendly destination, offering year-round amenities from skiing to rock climbing and zip-lining. Travelers are drawn from across the globe to this dynamic mountain and the legendary community of this passionate, quintessential New England ski town.  Come join the Stowe Mountain team where you’ll instantly feel at home. www.vailresortscareers.com

As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Summary of Job:

Come be a part of the industry-leading climate mitigation program, Commitment to Zero, at Vail Resorts. The Sustainability Regional Manager for the Eastern Region leads the environmental sustainability efforts for all Vail Resorts locations east of Colorado which include Midwest resorts (Afton Alps, Mt Brighton, Wilmot, Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine, Mad River, Hidden Valley, Snow Creek, Paoli Peaks), Mid-Atlantic resorts (Liberty, Roundtop, Whitetail, Jack Frost, Big Boulder), and Northeast resorts (Sunapee, Okemo, Stowe, Hunter, Attitash, Wildcat, Crotched). This role will report into the Senior Sustainability Manager for the Eastern Region and work with the Senior 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 for the Eastern Region is also expected to represent the Eastern resorts in environmental matters with the local communities and public agencies. The position is intended to be based at Stowe.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Initiate, oversee, and implement our Commitment to Zero vision and environmental sustainability programs to achieve a zero net operating footprint by 2030.
  • 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.
  • 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 EpicPromise.
  • Frequent travel will be required regularly between resorts in the region (day driving trips primarily).
  • Occasional travel will be required to the Corporate Headquarters in Colorado and offsite events at various locations.
  • Support environmental compliance efforts, as needed.


Job Qualifications:


  • Primary work location likely at Stowe
  • 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 unsupervised
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient skills in Excel required
  • Ability to meet travel requirements
  • Proficient skier/snowboarder for travel within the resort in winter season


  • 4+ years of 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


Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak. 

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 354273

Nearest Major Market: Vermont