Sustainability Program Manager (0.6 FTE, Days)

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Category: General/Environmental Service
Job Type: Part-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 14573
FTE: 0.6

General/ Environmental Service

  1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift


Job Summary


This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.


The Sustainability Program Manager will oversee a variety of projects and day to day operations associated with reducing the organization’s environmental impact. This includes assistance with and oversight of recycling and solid waste programs to influence landfill diversion, product environmental impact research and data management, alternative green product research and coordination of trials, staff education, co-chairing department green teams, and project management.  In addition, this role will support the annual reporting requirements for Practice Greenhealth, which includes coordination of data from multiple stakeholders throughout the enterprise.   



 Essential Functions


The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.


Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.


  • Develops, implements, and evaluates sustainability programs, projects, and policies. Ensures effectiveness and compliance with mandates including, but not limited to: waste diversion, environmentally preferable purchasing, sustainability, climate change, sustainable transportation, recycling, and green building accomplishments.


  • Researches and determines operational viability of greener operating practices. Develops standard operating procedures, guidelines, and policies to achieve conservation and sustainability targets. Develops performance tracking systems to monitor and report on accomplishments.


  • Create and manage educational materials supporting the organization’s sustainability efforts.


  • Oversees the performance of waste and recycling programs. Analyzes data to help drive our performance to 90% or greater landfill diversion. 


  • Implement, recruit, and oversee department based Green Teams. Collaborates directly with departments to develop and implement local sustainability programs and/projects. Provides support to departments by serving as a technical resource.


  • Analyzes markets for the availability, cost, and performance of environmentally preferable products and materials. Collaborates with departments to develop technical specifications for such products and materials. May research and coordinate grant opportunities.


  • Identifies opportunities for process improvement related to disposal of waste throughout the organization.  Implements countermeasures and assesses how these changes have impacted the process. 


  • Ensures compliance with related policies, laws, and regulations.


 Minimum Qualifications


Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.


  • Education: Bachelor's degree in a work-related field/discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.
  • Licensures/Certifications: None Required


 Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.


  • Knowledge of new technologies (in specific field) and maintain and stay abreast of updates and changes


  • Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility (e.g., waste management practices and regulatory compliance)


  • Knowledge of environmental practices and procedures in hospital setting


  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing


  • Ability to multitask and manage time efficiently


  • Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus


  • Ability to conduct analysis and formulate conclusions.


  • Ability to track and manage metrics and project outcomes


  • Ability to effectively prioritize work and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment


  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently, and meet deadlines


  • Skilled in technical report development including summarizing project scope, calculation methodologies, key assumptions, and recommendations


  • Project management skills, including all aspects of planning, scoping, budgeting, scheduling, deciding technical approach, ensuring technical quality, tracking, and ensuring stated expectations are met

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.