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MD - Environmental, Social and Governance

American Airlines
Washington, DC 20004
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Location: Government Affairs (DCA-CRE2) 
Additional Locations: Dallas/Ft Worth, TX; None
Requisition ID: 33848 


Join us for a career with endless possibilities.

Looking for a job where a passion for innovation, a culture of teamwork, and opportunities for growth are valued and rewarded? You’ve come to the right place.


You don’t have to be an airline aficionado to join American Airlines. It takes more than cool planes to keep us ahead of the curve, and thanks to our team of behind the scenes professionals, we do just that. As the largest airline in the world, American Airlines is in the business of serving the global travel needs of our customers. At the core of the Company is our commitment to each customer and each employee. We are dedicated to developing and delivering what our customers value and are willing to pay for. Customer-centric planning, innovative marketing, and an exceptional customer experience are supported by a cadre of talented people.


What does it take to join us? We’re glad you asked! We expect exceptional skills in your discipline and a dedication to being the best as we relentlessly pursue our goal of being not just the largest airline in the world, but also the best airline in the world.


Fortunately, we’re building on almost a century of innovation and firsts in our industry – and we plan to continue that tradition of excellence.

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Company’s Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs, the Managing Director of Environmental, Social and Governance will be responsible for building and executing an industry-leading sustainability program that reduces our environmental impact, matches or exceeds best practices for reporting, and facilitates external partnerships that build collaboration and learning.  The Managing Director will be a visible leader of our sustainability programs and will champion our work internally and externally with team members, the Board of Directors, non-profits, governments, industry associations, investors and other partners.

About The Job



  • Develop and drive implementation of the Company’s global sustainability strategy; build and achieve consensus internally on long-term roadmaps to achieve the Company’s sustainability goals

Communications and Engagement

  • Partner with Global Engagement to build and execute an integrated communications strategy to increase global awareness and recognition of American Airlines as a leader in sustainability
  • Align, inform, and inspire colleagues to help fulfill the Company’s strategic sustainability objectives by regularly communicating progress and asking for feedback on goals and initiatives; engage frontline team members and EBRGs on sustainability practices, policies and goals
  • Drive key partnerships, memberships and engagements with external partners that both support execution of the Company’s sustainability commitments and involve the Company in the ongoing development of public policy related to the airline industry and climate change

Governance and Reporting

  • Establish a governance and reporting framework for the Company’s sustainability work, to include a Sustainability Council comprised of representatives from across the Company to provide ongoing oversight and regular feedback
  • Partner with business units and functional areas to ensure implementation, engagement and alignment of sustainability initiatives company-wide; continually seek feedback internally and externally on the Company’s sustainability goals and execution
  • Track and report on progress towards the Company’s sustainability commitments; drive sustainability reporting; work with internal teams to respond to RFPs and to inquiries from investors and ratings organizations
  • Continuously assess evolving corporate responsibility and sustainability best practices and use relevant learning to improve the Company’s programs, impact and reporting
  • Highest standards of personal ethics and integrity
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree in public policy, environmental policy or related field preferred
  • Minimum seven (7) years of experience leading team members
  • Minimum ten (10) of experience in environment, social and governance (ESG) policy, corporate sustainability and/or corporate responsibility
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in corporate responsibility or sustainability with a large organization
  • Broad knowledge of ESG, current industry trends and practices regarding corporate responsibility and sustainability
  • Excellent strategic planning skills and experience managing large, complex projects
  • Articulate and effective communicator/influencer in writing and presentation, including public speaking
  • Comfortable working with senior management and partners at all levels within the Company
  • Agent and manager of change; a strategic executive who seeks to break down barriers and identify new and more effective ways to accomplish goals
  • Ability to manage teams by influence, and to operate effectively in a matrixed and cross-functional environment
  • Able to represent the Company effectively in industry and multi-stakeholder coalitions, working groups and membership organizations
  • Believes in and promotes the American Airlines five leadership attributes:
    • Caring – We care about all team members
    • Collaboration – We succeed as a team
    • Development – We build future leaders
    • Results – We drive to be the best
    • Future – We continually challenge the status quo

Additional Locations: Dallas/Ft Worth, TX; None
Requisition ID: 33848 


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Posted: 2019-10-24 Expires: 2019-11-23

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