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Sun Communities Sustainability Manager in Southfield, Michigan

Sustainability Manager

Main Office (MOS)

Position Summary

The Sustainability Manager is responsible for leading Sun Communities Environmental, Social and Governance program by developing, implementing and overseeing sustainability solutions throughout the company. They will be responsible for liaising with internal team members across the organization and external consultants to ensure Sun Communities continues to be a leader across its ESG policies and initiatives.


  • Ensures the company meets its environmental, social and governance goals.

  • Handles the planning, organizing, management and distribution Suns annual ESG reporting for internal and external audiences.

  • Oversees the process of data aggregation and input into the companys sustainability tracking and reporting software system.

  • Communicates progress on ESG strategy and programs, enhancing visibility through qualitative and quantitative reports.

  • Oversees the scoring of various third-party reporting frameworks (e.g. ISS, GRESB, RobecoSAM, CDP, Sustainanalytics) and develops plan on how to enhance the Companys scoring profile.

  • Works directly with the public reporting and investor relations teams on improving understanding and integration of ESG factors, in support of the overall business and communication strategy.

  • Monitors and measures sustainability performance indicators including energy, greenhouse gas emissions, waste & recycling, water and preparedness throughout Suns main office, communities and resorts.

  • Proposes sustainability initiatives taking into consideration cost effectiveness, technical feasibility, and resources needed to carry out the environmental responsibility strategy.

  • Identifies opportunities to implement technology related to energy efficiency, water efficiency, and waste reduction throughout our communities, resorts and corporate headquarters.

  • Reviews sustainability program objectives, progress, and status ensuring compliance with all applicable policies, standards, regulations, and laws.

  • Advocates for implementation of environmental best practices including opportunities and programs that involve and provide benefit to our residents and guests.

  • Supports Suns stakeholders in handling sustainability-related inquiries, responding to and/or meeting with the necessary parties.

  • Partners with the social responsibility manager to create strategies in order to meet company goals related to corporate social & environmental responsibility; organizes, attends and promotes events related to meeting these goals.

  • Manages vendor relationships to ensure greatest level of performance and results.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Studies or related field (Required)

  • Master's Degree in Environmental Studies or related field (Preferred)

  • 5 years ESG and/or sustainability program development & implementation.

  • Advanced computer proficiency including the ability to use the Microsoft Office Suite, email and internet

  • Experience in data manipulation and management

  • Familiarity with third-party ESG reporting frameworks [ISS, GRESB, RobecoSAM, CDP, GRI, Sustainanalytics] (Preferred)


At Sun Communities, you will be part of an industry-leading organization where you will be challenged, inspired, rewarded and transformed. We place a high priority on our team members, and this is a big part of what sets us apart. We will ask you to give us your very best every day, and will challenge you with interesting work, stretch assignments, a collaborative and supportive work environment and plenty of learning and growth. In exchange, we will reward you with great pay, advancement opportunities, paid time off, great benefits, and flexibility.

  • Comprehensive Medical and Prescription coverage with multiple plan designs so you can choose the plan that best meets the needs of you and your family

  • Comprehensive Dental Plan

  • Vision Plan

  • On-Site Fitness Center with Free Personal Training & Group Fitness Classes

  • Voluntary Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts

  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

  • Short and Long-Term Disability Coverage

  • 401(k) Plan with Sun matching contribution

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Identity Theft Insurance

  • Legal Assistance Plan

  • Pet Insurance

  • Tuition Reimbursement program providing financial support to team members who further their formal education

  • Vacation RV Site Discounts for team members when visiting SunRV Resorts across the nation

  • Team Member Perks & Discounts program with hundreds of discounts on things like travel, merchandise, mobile phone service, and more

  • Paid Time Off including ten holidays, vacation, personal, sick time, bereavement and pay for jury duty

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Southfield, MI, US

Employment Type: Regular

Classification: Full Time

Job Reference: 89565