Dir Corp Affairs & Corp Resp | Atlanta, GA | Papa John's

Dir Corp Affairs & Corp Resp



  • Lead Papa John's corporate affairs and corporate responsibility initiatives to demonstrate the company's commitment to our purpose and values to our key stakeholders and our communities.
  • Create an integrated and coordinated corporate responsibility strategy that drives business outcomes, enhances reputation, and supports the organization's culture, purpose and values.
  • As part of the communications and corporate affairs team, partner across the organization to drive awareness of our corporate responsibility initiatives across multiple stakeholder groups.
  • Set and execute corporate responsibility visibility and awareness goals across key stakeholder groups through setting and evaluating KPIs.

The role consists of three main areas of focus:


  • Serve as the director of the Papa John's Foundation, the company's corporate foundation, and lead the strategy and execution of its philanthropic mission and vision.
  • Partner cross-functionally on the execution of the foundation's annual fundraising initiative, oversee grant-making strategy, work with foundation board of directors.


  • Serve as an ESG subject matter expert for the company and stay current on emerging trends, including expectations for transparency and reporting, working with the company's Legal & Risk team. 
  • Provide strategic recommendations to improve ESG scores with ISS, SASB, GRI and other reporting standards, as appropriate.
  • Work cross-functionally with various stakeholders across the company (e.g., HR, DEI, Supply Chain, Marketing) to champion and influence projects related to corporate ESG activities.

Communications & Stakeholder Relations:

  • Cultivate and manage relationships with external partners across government, non-profit and industry groups.
  • Develop an annual communications plan to drive awareness of the company's corporate responsibility initiatives, including leading the development of the Corporate Responsibility report.


  • 8+ years prior experience in a corporate environment managing CSR/sustainability initiatives
  • Well-versed on the CSR/sustainability landscape, trends and influencers
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with colleagues of all levels and build cross-functional relationships; able to work directly with and influence senior leadership
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills; understands how to develop messages for different audiences and an effective storyteller
  • Organized with attention to detail and ability to successfully manage multiple projects
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and able to manage tight deadlines
  • Able to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information
  • Passionate about making a meaningful impact through executing programs as well as engaging with stakeholders to inform and excite
  • A proven track record for establishing metrics, setting goals and delivering results
  • Public company ESG/CSR experience a plus


Exciting things are happening at Papa John's corporate restaurants. Work where the best ingredient is YOU!

Great things are happening at Papa John's! If you are looking for a fulfilling career with an international company, flavored with challenging work, mixed with professional development opportunities, a competitive salary and a collaborative team environment, then look no further! Papa John's seeks people who share our philosophy for success, are looking for quality business practices and meaningful work. All these combine to produce not only the best pizza, but also the best team members!

Papa John's has over 5,000 locations in 44 countries and territories around the world. We offer a competitive benefits and compensation package. Driven to be the best. Better Ingredients. Better People. ®