Oak View Group

Director of Sustainability| McCormick Place Convention Center

Location US-IL-Chicago
Job ID
Location Name
McCormick Place Convention Center
Venue Management
Regular Full-Time

Oak View Group

Oak View Group (OVG) is the world’s leading arena development, management, and hospitality company founded in 2015 by Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff to disrupt business as usual. As the largest developer of sports and entertainment facilities in the world, OVG prioritizes the way we do business focusing on making long-term investments in our people and our planet. We focus on building a diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive workplace. Each day our team members around the world and throughout our local communities work together to provide the greatest experience to our fans and partners. 


We celebrate and support a strong, transparent, authentic and inclusive culture focused around four core values:   

  • We treat each other fairly and with respect. 
  • We act with integrity. 
  • We have an entrepreneurial spirit. 
  • We give back to our global community. 


More information at OakViewGroup.com, and follow OVG on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. 




OVG360 is looking for the lead position of Director of Sustainability to oversee and manage the Sustainability Policies approved by the Client and the General Manager of the McCormick Place Convention Center, the largest convention center in the world with a desire to be the most sustainable convention center in the world. 


This role will pay a salary of $110,000 to $150,000.


For FT roles: Benefits: Health, Dental and Vision insurance, 401(k) savings plan, 401(k) matching, and paid time off (vacation days, sick days, and 11 holidays).

About the Venue

McCormick Place located in downtown Chicago is the largest and most flexible convention center in North America., With over 2.6 million square feet of exhibition space, the campus proudly hosts some of the world’s largest and most prestigious conventions, meetings, and trade shows, welcoming approximately 3 million visitors to Chicago every year. 


  • Reports directly to the Assistant General Manager - Operations 
  • Supervises the Manager of Sustainability 
  • Sustainability Policy Development and Master Plan Development 
  • Sustainability Budgeting and Capital Expenditures Recommendations 
  • Coordination with Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Food & Beverage 
  • Coordination with Event Management 
  • Coordinating the requirements of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Event Industry Council (EIC) programs that must be met for each level of Certification. 
  • Working with Purchasing Manager to ensure relevant and measurable requirements for all service and product purchase processes and agreements. 
  • Coordinating the activities of exhibitors, general service contractors, exhibitor-appointed contractors, cleaning contractors, show management, and waste haulers to maximize diversion of show waste and donation opportunities. 
  • Partnering with MPEA Operations to develop policies, practices and procedures which minimize campus wide utility use. 
  • Preparing the McCormick Place Convention Center for independent measuring, monitoring, and auditing to fulfill the certification requirements 
  • Developing Staff Training Policies pertaining to Sustainability Operations 
  • Working with Marketing Team to develop educational programs and material for contractors, exhibitors, and show management. 
  • Coordination with the Client and General Manager on messaging, communication and signage.  


  • LEED AP (Accredited Professional) 
  • Minimum 7+  years of experience of sustainable efforts in Design, Construction or Operations of Convention Centers, Arenas, theaters or Stadiums. 
  • Background in Architecture or Engineered Building Systems (HVAC/Electrical and Plumbing) 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of products and systems procurement 
  • Demonstrated involvement in the Sustainable Industry 
  • Understanding of Zero Landfill, Sustainable Purchasing, Utility Monitoring, and USGBC LEED Documentation 
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD, MS Office products 
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management or related field 

Strengthened by our Differences. United to Make a Difference.

At OVG, we understand that to continue positively disrupting the sports and live entertainment industry, we need a diverse team to help us do it. We also believe that inclusivity drives innovation, strengthens our people, improves our service, and raises our excellence. Our success is rooted in creating environments that reflect and celebrate the diverse communities in which we operate and serve, and this is the reason we are committed to amplifying voices from all different backgrounds. 


Oak View Group is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis (“protected class”) including, but not limited to veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law. 



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