Job Description

Chartwells HE

At over 300 college & universities around the country, Chartwells Higher Education is re-inventing the on-campus dining experience. We are challenging the norm and setting new standards by investing in high-tech, food-infused social spaces that bring people together to promote meaningful relationships and interactions. We are food-forward difference makers, bound together by a desire to feed hungry minds and prepare students for success.

We are seeking hungry, humble and smart associates who are looking to join and grow with a diverse organization. We invite you to start your career journey with us and look forward to hearing from you. 

Job Summary

The campus Sustainability Manager serves as the liaison between dining services and the campus sustainability department. The Sustainability Manager implements Chartwells’ sustainability programs, provides training to all foodservice staff on sustainability initiatives, monitors and analyzes data, and identifies efficiencies and solutions to further initiatives. In addition, the Sustainability Manager is a key client partner to align Chartwells programs to client initiatives and provides resources and data as necessary to help clients meet sustainability goals and objectives.  This role will have heavy community involvement including partnership with M/WMEs. 

In addition, the Sustainability Manager will ensure associates are trained on sustainability initiatives and efficiencies and will be responsible for meeting specific environmental efficiency programming targets and will oversee student sustainability and sourcing internships.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

*     Works to promote and increase M/WBE hyper-local purchasing at the account
*     Actively motivates, trains, and develops associates in relation to sustainability initiatives within the unit.
*     Implements Chartwells’ sustainability programs, conducts regular compliance evaluations and analyzes data. 
*     Assists in the development and implementation of client specific sustainability initiatives that relate to foodservice.
*     Builds effective and strong relationships with clients, campus community and Chartwells managers to drive initiatives and educate the community.
*     Regularly assesses the progress of sustainable purchases, programs and efficiencies making regular updates to the client and Chartwells leadership.
*     Actively engages the campus student community in sustainability related discussions and initiatives.
*     Assists culinary and management team in identification and sourcing of appropriate products and materials to support campus initiatives.
*     Regularly contributes perspective and suggestions to operations team ways to improve process efficiencies that will positively impact sustainability related initiatives.
*     Evaluates potential solutions for unintended sustainability related impacts and consequences. Proves ROI and/or shared value of sustainability related projects.
*     Innovative ideas to drive sustainability in new and exciting ways for the campus.
*     Conducts a variety of audits including sourcing, waste, AASHE STARS, and carbon footprint
*     Holds regular educational sustainability events
*     Acts at the community liaison for various projects and organizes community volunteering events
*     Assist other functions and performs other work as needed

Education and Experience: 
*     Bachelor’s degree in sustainability related field.
*     Previous higher education and/or foodservice related sustainability experience preferred.
*     Master’s degree in sustainability related field a plus.
*     Strong ability in public speaking required.
*     Familiar with Zero Waste and Circular Economy principles

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    Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.  At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

    Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance)


    Associates at Chartwells Higher Ed are offered many fantastic benefits.

    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Life Insurance/ AD
    • Disability Insurance
    • Retirement Plan
    • Paid Time Off
    • Holiday Time Off (varies by site/state)
    • Associate Shopping Program
    • Health and Wellness Programs
    • Discount Marketplace
    • Identity Theft Protection
    • Pet Insurance
    • Commuter Benefits
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

    Req ID: 1045481

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