Chief Sustainability Officers
SOC: 11-1011.03

Description:

Communicate and coordinate with management, shareholders, customers, and employees to address sustainability issues. Enact or oversee a corporate sustainability strategy.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
343,400 employed

Projected (2024):
339,400 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Chief Environmental Commitment Officer (CECO)
  • Chief Green Officer (CGO)
  • Corporate Sustainability Process Manager
  • Director of Sustainability
  • Director of Sustainability Programs
  • Director of Sustainable Design
  • Energy and Sustainability Manager
  • Environment Coordinator
  • Environmental and Sustainability Manager
  • Safety Manager
  • Stakeholder Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager, Sustainability and Energy
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Sustainability Director
  • Sustainability Executive Director
  • Sustainability Manager
  • Sustainability Research and Advocacy Director
  • Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability (VP CSR and Sustainability)


  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

    Job Training:

    Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Identify educational, training, or other development opportunities for sustainability employees or volunteers.
  • Identify and evaluate pilot projects or programs to enhance the sustainability research agenda.
  • Conduct sustainability- or environment-related risk assessments.
  • Create and maintain sustainability program documents, such as schedules and budgets.
  • Write project proposals, grant applications, or other documents to pursue funding for environmental initiatives.
  • Supervise employees or volunteers working on sustainability projects.
  • Write and distribute financial or environmental impact reports.
  • Review sustainability program objectives, progress, or status to ensure compliance with policies, standards, regulations, or laws.
  • Formulate or implement sustainability campaign or marketing strategies.
  • Research environmental sustainability issues, concerns, or stakeholder interests.
  • Evaluate and approve proposals for sustainability projects, considering factors such as cost effectiveness, technical feasibility, and integration with other initiatives.
  • Develop sustainability reports, presentations, or proposals for supplier, employee, academia, media, government, public interest, or other groups.
  • Develop, or oversee the development of, sustainability evaluation or monitoring systems.
  • Develop, or oversee the development of, marketing or outreach media for sustainability projects or events.
  • Develop methodologies to assess the viability or success of sustainability initiatives.
  • Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of sustainability programs.
  • Direct sustainability program operations to ensure compliance with environmental or governmental regulations.
  • Develop or execute strategies to address issues such as energy use, resource conservation, recycling, pollution reduction, waste elimination, transportation, education, and building design.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • 10-key calculators
  • Computer data input scanners
  • Desktop computers
  • Handheld computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Personal computers
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Smartphones
  • Video teleconferencing systems
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Great Plains software
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Word
  • Oracle software
  • SAP software
  • Scheduling software
  • Teleconferencing software
  • Web browser software


  • management


    industry stats

    SOC: 11-0000

    Total Employed: 6,936,990

    Average Annual Salary: $115,020