Job Posting 

Job Title: Head of Sustainability

Location: The J. Paul Getty Trust, California

About The J. Paul Getty Trust

The J. Paul Getty Trust is the world's largest cultural and philanthropic organization dedicated to the visual arts.
Through conservation work, publications, exhibitions, grant initiatives, training programs, and other efforts, we work to make a lasting difference in conservation practice and art historical research and to promote knowledge and appreciation of art among audiences of all ages.

The J. Paul Getty Trust (“Getty”) seeks a seasoned and collaborative facilities professional to serve as Head of Sustainability. 

Getty believes diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion are essential to their excellence and to the execution of their mission. The Getty community values differences in the pursuit of inquiry and knowledge, mutual understanding, respect, trust, transparency, and cooperation. Getty is committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities they serve and includes individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Individuals of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

The Head of Sustainability is a newly created leadership role and will work as a visionary leader and organizational strategist to help Getty by providing thoughtful leadership, creativity, and an experienced perspective on matters related to sustainability and resilience. The Head of Sustainability will work in close partnership with the four constituent programs and will work to develop and execute broad-based Getty-wide strategic sustainability initiatives and will bring subject matter expertise on sustainability to support the institution not only using resources responsibly but preserving cultural property. This position provides an opportunity to work with leaders and colleagues institution-wide to synthesize environmental information and partner on sustainable and resilience initiatives. For a full description of the role, please see here .

The successful candidate will be a collaborative and creative leader who demonstrates experience leading sustainably corporate and/or education programs with a strong knowledge of resilience programs; a consensus builder with the ability to inspire confidence and to motivate and persuade diverse groups to work together collectively, in order to meet common objectives; have knowledge of greenhouse emission and reporting software and experience with presentation to internal and external stakeholders; committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace; demonstrated experience in budget planning and prioritization of projects, programs, and activities, using sound judgment while meeting organizational requirements; and possessed of results-orientation skills and a commitment to measuring program performance.

In addition, this position requires a Bachelor’s degree in related field. A Master’s degree and professional certification highly preferred, as is a minimum of 10 years of experience implementing environmental or sustainability programs, resource management, environmental initiatives, or equivalent in a complex organization – higher education experience preferred.

Getty has retained Opus Partners to support this recruitment. Katie Dean, Associate Partner and Marisea Rivera, Senior Associate & Certified Diversity Recruiter are leading the search. For more information, to nominate, or to apply (in confidence), please contact Katie at [email protected]