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American Tower Director, Sustainability Programs in Boston, Massachusetts

We are seeking a Director, Sustainability Programs to join American Tower’s Sustainability group. The Director plays a pivotal role in managing the development, maintenance, and growth of an ongoing Digital Communities program, which is a major sustainability-focus of the Company.

Through the Digital Communities program, American Tower helps close the digital gap by leveraging our global tower footprint of more than 185,000 sites through Digital Villages. These are computer-equipped kiosks that use uninterrupted power supplies and broadband connections to provide communities with free education and technology training and access to digital services such as telehealth and e-governance. The Director focuses on scaling the program across American Tower’s global markets to deepen capabilities and services available at each Digital Community center. Using strong project management, coordination, communication, and integration skills, the Director’s role will ultimately evolve into a lead operational one managing the network of Digital Communities.

The Director will also undertake a significant role in guiding the evolution and maturation of sustainability-related policies and help establish the strategic direction for the global sustainability program through analytics and training. The incumbent directly reports to the Chief Sustainability Officer and will identify new opportunities for the global sustainability programs and implementing operational improvements as the program grows.

The position provides the opportunity to work efficiently and effectively across functions and regions to establish new, and enhance existing, sustainability programs. The role also affords the opportunity to work with senior executives on global sustainability committees, across international operational teams, as well as with members of the Public Affairs, Innovation, and Human Resources departments. Our Core Principles ( are the foundation of our culture, and we’re focused on achieving continued success by thinking long-term, leading with values, and creating value with decisions.

What You Can Offer Us

  • Support, develop, facilitate, and manage the Digital Communities program, along with the Chief Sustainability Officer, the Digital Communities organization, and American Tower Foundation. Provide project updates, reports, goals, and milestones achieved.

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and partners on the Public Affairs team to build partnerships to scale the Digital Communities program.

  • Spearhead and facilitate internal sustainability committees around the Company’s global operations, including organizing, tracking information, developing success metrics, and analyzing and creating reports of regional-level strategic plans and sustainability projects.

  • Collaborate with Innovation department teams on energy-related projects and facilitate communication among key stakeholders.

  • Perform regular assessments of new and existing business processes, including resource and collaboration needs across markets, to organize and advance the global sustainability program.

  • Provide practical and timely advice to global stakeholders to determine process improvements by implementing market best practices.

  • Manage responses to data subject requests ( e.g ., completing customer audits, data reporting requests, etc .).

  • Provide subject matter expertise and guidance to the sustainability committees.

  • Keep abreast on best practices, trends, and new standards in sustainability for health and safety, environment, etc .

  • Develop and review content for sustainability training materials, guidance documents, and other communications to increase employees’ understanding of and further awareness in sustainability throughout the Company.

  • Other duties as assigned.

What You Need to Succeed

  • Bachelor’s degree required; sustainability-related degree, MBA, Juris Doctor, or other advanced degree preferred.

  • Between 10–15 years in positions of increasing responsibility.

  • Exposure to or experience with sustainability preferred.

  • Strong program management and organizational skills; ability to accomplish multiple tasks within the agreed upon timeframes through effective prioritization of duties and functions in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong leadership skills; ability to drive and motivate others to achieve results.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

  • Approximately 15% travel may be required to support the position’s responsibilities.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills and attention to detail, including the ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively.

  • Ability to work with different internal functional groups and levels of employees, to effectively and professionally achieve results.

American Tower is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee based on age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

American Tower (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Company is committed to a policy of equal employment and will not discriminate against an applicant or associate based on his or her age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, handicap, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy or any other category protected under federal, state or local law, regulation or ordinance.

To ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process can contact us at (617) 587-7911 for assistance.