Position Description: The Sustainability Manager will manage the direction and implementation of Macerich’s sustainability program and is a key contributor to reach the 2030 goals of Carbon Neutrality, 50% water reduction and zero landfill waste.
The Sustainability Manager will act as subject matter expert (SME) Macerich’s sustainability programs working within the Sustainability Team. The sustainability manager will collaborate with and provider support to key internal stakeholders such as the National Operations Team, Energy Management Team, Development Group and Property/Asset Management Group. The position will report to the VP or Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability.
Essential Job Functions:
Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to execute Macerich’s sustainability strategy and achieve the 2030 goals.
Build sustainability principles into short and long-range business planning, capital planning and operations planning including carbon accounting.
Research and monitor sustainability issues, concerns, or stakeholder interests and develop strategy to address those issues.
Contribute to the ongoing collection, management, and analysis of all quantitative and qualitative information to be audited and included in financial and non-financial disclosures.
Manage ongoing ESG reporting and disclosures, including GRESB and CDP to identify gaps and track areas of opportunities for enhancing performance.
Develop guidance, practices, and tools to facilitate implementation of:
Low carbon and sustainable design, construction in development and redevelopment projects
Low carbon and sustainable operations and maintenance in the existing portfolio
Healthy/Green buildings strategy.
Build effective partnerships with external organizations to support the Company’s sustainability efforts
All other duties as assigned.
Requirements and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Sustainability, Business, or Environment Studies required.
Minimum 5 years’ experience in energy services, energy consulting, sustainability, and/or facilities management.
Deep understanding of sustainability rating systems such as LEED, BREEAM, FitWell, and WELL Building Standards.
Knowledge of carbon accounting and fluency in the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP) and carbon scopes 1, 2, and 3.
Experience with various ESG standards and frameworks such as GRI, TCFD, SASB, UNSDG, and CDP preferred.
Experience in environmental initiatives, sustainability, conservation or related function in a business environment preferred.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
All applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, including corresponding core job requirements, with or without a reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities (and others in accordance with applicable law) to perform the essential functions of the job, consistent with applicable laws and Company policy.
A Culture of Belonging
At Macerich, we are committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. We believe our diversity creates value for our employees, workplaces and town centers, and the communities we serve.
We strive to hire great people from diverse backgrounds, and we are stronger for it. We want our employees to thrive, feel valued and respected, and therefore encourage a culture of learning, acknowledging, and celebrating individual uniqueness. We are proud of our practices and the equal opportunity for employment and advancement we foster across the organization.
In support of our culture of belonging, Macerich welcomes qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, marital status, pregnancy (including childbirth and pregnancy-related medical conditions), sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other characteristic or class protected under federal, state, or local law. Additional information is contained in Macerich’s Anti-Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Policy, which can be provided to applicants upon request. Macerich also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the application process or your employment, please contact Human Resources.
Macerich, an S&P 500 company, is a fully integrated self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust, which focuses on the acquisition, leasing, management, development and
redevelopment of regional malls throughout the United States (NYSE:MAC).