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Environmental Sustainability Program Manager

Phoenix, AZ

  • Corporate & Field Support

  • Salaried

Job Description

Come work and play at some of the most beautiful locations in the world.  Aramark Destinations has a broad portfolio providing services to national parks, state parks, protected forests, attractions, and conference centers across the United States.  Make an impact driving environmental and sustainability initiatives at some of the most environmentally sensitive and pristine areas on the planet.  


Sustainable operations and environmental contract compliance are integral to the success of Aramark Destinations. Both areas support the mission and goals of our clients and internal Aramark goals for superior guest experiences and sustainable business operations. This position reports to the Director of Environmental Sustainability and Compliance and serves as a key field support for all environmental sustainability


This is a remote position that requires travel. The ideal remote candidates will live in the Pacific time zones but open to other remote locations. 

Job Responsibilities

As the Environmental Sustainability Program Manager, you will: 

  • Work with the Director of Environmental Sustainability and Compliance to support Aramark Destinations sites with: 
  • Implementing and maintaining sustainability standards as a minimum performance level. 
  • Promoting environmental management and advancing sound environmental strategies – innovating to find new solutions to emerging issues. 
  • Evaluating waste diversion and implementing zero waste strategies through reuse, source reduction, source separation, and diversion including commodity and organics recycling. 
  • Developing and implementing strategies for reducing and eliminating single use plastic. 
  • Developing and supporting TRUE zero waste strategies, data collection, reporting, and certification. 
  • Evaluating waste hauler and recycling contracts to verify data integrity. 
  • Accurately documenting and submitting mandatory waste and environmental impact reports  
  • Establishing sustainability “green teams” to drive staff and guest engagement 
  • Developing and implementing effective staff and guest communication strategies that drive sustainable behaviors.  
  • Coaching and training for the managers regarding sustainability and environmental efforts.   
  • Documenting sustainability success stories in the line of business for broad dissemination. 
  • LEED Silver maintenance compliance. 
  • Implementing integrated pest management practices. 
  • Client, partner, and agency engagement, data, and reporting requests. 
  • Compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws, requirements, and corporate standards for environmental sustainability. 
  • Achieving and maintaining ISO 14001:2004 certified Environmental Management Systems and developing annual plans for continuous improvement. 
  • Identifying environmental aspects and impacts 
  • Developing SOPs and operational controls to minimize and mitigate environmental risks. 
  • Establishing environmental management teams to implement environmental controls 
  • Ensuring that all employees and management are trained and that the training is documented as it pertains to corporate and ISO14001:2004 standards and requirements. 
  • Maintaining environmental compliance as a minimum performance level. 
  • Other roles and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Sustainability and Compliance 



  • A four-year college degree or equivalent experience in sustainability, environmental science, environmental management, or other degree that directly supports this position. Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the primary language(s) of clients and employees. 
  • Experience 
  • Experience leading environmental management and sustainability initiatives. 
  • Operations experience at the management level.  Multi-site experience preferred  
  • Experience implementing ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems.  
  • Experience implementing zero waste strategies in an operational setting. 
  • Demonstrated ability to drive results through partnership and collaboration. 
  • Experience supporting natural resources preferred 
  • TRUE Advisor certificate preferred 
  • LEED Green Associate preferred 
  • Integrated Pest Management experience preferred 
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills; brief writing experience preferred. 
  • Planning, organizing, and effective time management skills. 
  • Personal and professional integrity. 
  • General business acumen. 
  • Professional appearance and demeanor. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • General management skills. 
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives. 
  • Ability to anticipate and solve problems. 
  • Passion for the outdoors and preservation of the natural environment. 
  • Has a passion for outstanding service. 


About Aramark

Our Mission

Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.

At Aramark, we believe that every employee should enjoy equal employment opportunity and be free to participate in all aspects of the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

About Aramark

The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food and facilities in 15 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at or connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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Surrounded by dedicated and adventurous co-workers, we can promise you’ll never have a dull day here. We know that no two customer experiences are the same, so we treat our jobs the same way. Whether you want to try new things season after season or put down roots in one home base, we’ve got you covered.

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