Senior Director, Sustainability Strategy and Implementation


Reference Title
HR Use Only:
Hospital: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus & Family Health Centers
Department: OSS Administration
Job Code: T99323
Pay Grade: 20
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Days
Job Details: – Masters Degree Required


Summary: Devise and lead CCHS organizational sustainability strategy and lead the initiatives of the Office for a Healthy Environment. Collaborate with senior level executives and key stakeholders throughout Operations, CCHS, regional community and healthcare delivery sector to spur organizational and cultural change through innovative ecological, economic and social solutions to business challenges. Oversees the daily operations of the Office for a Healthy Environment and its programs.

Job Responsibilities: Designs, prioritizes and leads best-in-class healthcare sustainability strategy addressing these high-impact topics: waste minimization & recycling, watershed protection & water conservation, advanced energy & energy conservation, sustainable & local foods, transportation emissions, environmentally responsible procurement & contract impacts, green building, carbon management and chemical minimization in terms of ecology, equity, & economy. Designs, prioritizes and leads best-in-class caregiver and community engagement programming to foster a culture that supports sustainable change and operations. Designs internal and external stakeholder materiality testing, including integration into internal prioritization of sustainability programming in accordance with Global Reporting Initiative guidelines. Evaluates regional priorities and environmental challenges to ensure alignment Manages, in collaboration with other senior level executives, organizational sustainability metrics, annual sustainability reporting, organizational environmental goal setting and monitoring impacts of projects.

Manages Office for a Healthy Environment team and departmental operations. Participates appropriately in CCHS management meetings, committees and events. Represents Cleveland Clinic externally in local, regional, national and international sustainable healthcare dialogue. Ensures compliance with and influences international, national, state, and local environmental policies. Represents Cleveland Clinic to related trade associations, initiatives, consortia and organizations. Presents Cleveland Clinic’s best practices to audiences in numerous internal and external settings. Innovates and culls best practices to ensure best in class position. Other duties as assigned.

Education: Master’s degree in architecture, engineering, environmental science, environmental engineering, environmental policy, master of business administration in sustainability, public health, or other related field.

Experience: Minimum of 12 years progressive experience in a business, government, healthcare or commercial construction industry setting including five years’ progressive experience in delivering sustainable business solutions and a minimum of 5 years progressive.

Communications: Experience in public speaking and press interactions is required as are superior written and verbal communication skills.

Technical: Experience in corporate external affairs or community engagement/organizing is preferred. Keen analytical skills and general business acumen are required. Experience in construction industry, in reviewing and evaluating contracts, in life cycle analysis and GRI reporting experience preferred.

Licensure/Certification/Registration: Architectural License or Professional Engineer’s license preferred, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) (Green Building Design plus Construction [BD+C] or Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance [EBOM]) accreditation required. Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) certificate preferred.

Physical Requirements: Typical physical demands include a high degree of manual dexterity to produce materials on a PC, normal and corrected vision, extensive sitting and frequent walking, occasionally lifting or carrying 5 to 15 pounds. Ability to walk for extended periods of time to perform site inspections of healthcare operations and construction or renovation projects. Access to personal transportation for frequent trips to various CCHS sites.


Category: Managerial/Professional/Physician
HR Use Only: #LB-JG1

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Job Segments: Implementation Manager, Manager, Engineer, Equity, Public Health, Technology, Management, Engineering, Finance, Healthcare

Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Human Resources