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Ceres Boston, MA, United States
Apr 29, 2017
Full time
Organization Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ). Description & Responsibilities The Senior Manager, Renewable Energy will report to the Director, Electric Power and play a key role in our work with investors and companies to materially ramp up renewable energy investment. This full-time position will focus on encouraging companies to boost renewable energy goals, advancing policies that enable increased renewable energy, and producing analytical materials that make the business case for renewable energy. This position will play a key role as Ceres coordinates investor and other stakeholders to engage with companies in accelerating their investments in clean energy and reducing climate impacts. Many of the investors who will be involved in this effort are part of the Investor Network on Climate Risk and Sustainability (Ceres Investor Network), a project of Ceres that comprises a network of more than 120 investors, collectively managing over $15 trillion in assets. Members include state treasurers, pension funds, foundations, socially responsible asset managers, and religious institutional investors, among others.   Specific duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Design and implement cross-organizational strategy to boost private sector deployment of renewable energy, working in close coordination with the Electric Power Program Director and in collaboration with the Policy/BICEP, Company Network, Investor and California teams Support Electric Power and Company Network Teams with regard to engaging companies to build support for, and enable, renewable energy goals and investments Coordinate with Investor Team to support investors on engagement with power companies and other companies on renewable energy, and to unleash investor support for renewable energy policies Support Policy and California Teams on state and federal renewable energy incentives and policies Represent Ceres in connection with external partnerships and at strategic convenings/events regarding renewable energy Coordinate, oversee and/or conduct research on renewable energy, with a particular focus on the business case, opportunities, and public policy context for investors and companies Partner with Ceres’ Director of Shareholder Engagement, drafting memoranda, letters and other documents making the business case for investor and corporate leadership on renewable energy as a cost-effective strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate change Work with the Ceres Communications Team and the Electric Power Program Director to draft content for the Ceres and Ceres Investor Network websites, newsletters, press releases, reports and other publications Coordinate with Ceres Development Team to develop fundraising proposals to support Ceres’ renewable energy work Co-supervise consultants and interns, including hiring, training, conducting reviews and supporting professional development Undertake some shared administrative work such as tracking company engagements, collecting success stories, tracking corporate commitments, and preparing minutes for meetings and conference calls.   Qualifications   Minimum of seven years of work experience in a related field; Bachelor degree required and advanced degree preferred; Knowledge of, and experience related to climate change, renewable energy and corporate sustainability issues; Understanding of the role of business and the financial sector/investment community; Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, superior leadership ability, strong initiative and motivation; Successful record of organizing and executing multiple projects and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment; Excellent research and writing skills; Experience supervising staff members or external consultants; Strong meeting facilitation and verbal communication skills; Experience working with the media, a plus; Knowledge regarding clean energy investment and finance, a plus; Ability to work both independently and as part of a team; Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet, Google Docs, presentation, database, and e-mail computer applications.   How to Apply We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying: www.ceres.org . Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, to careers@ceres.org    Please use the words “Senior Manager, Renewable Energy” in the subject line of your e-mail message.   Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.
Ceres Boston, MA, United States
Apr 25, 2017
Full time
Organization Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ). Description & Responsibilities The Senior Manager, State Policy, under the direction of the Senior Manager of Federal Policy, will design and lead Ceres’ strategy on state policy.   This opening is designed for a highly motivated, self-starter, and team player looking to be an advocate for Ceres’ state policy goals. The full-time position reports to the Senior Manager, Federal Policy and is located in our Boston office.   Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:   In partnership with the Senior Manager, Federal Policy, design strategy for and oversee Ceres’ state policy work to support climate and energy policies in Ceres’ priority states through earned media and policy maker engagement Enlist businesses and investors, on an on-going basis, to support climate and energy policy action in priority states Research policy issues and develop action plans in response to legislative and regulatory developments of relevance Represent Ceres externally with business and investor partners, and other stakeholders, as requested by Senior Program Director, or Senior Manager, Federal Policy, or as needed. Write policy positions, fact sheets, talking points and briefings for Ceres policy team, Ceres staff, business and investor partners, and policymakers Collaborate with Ceres Communications team on communications opportunities and needs for the State Policy team Conduct outreach to state lawmakers to advance Ceres policy goals Supervise 2 to 3 members of the State Policy team, including staff development, training, performance reviews, hiring, and termination.   Qualifications   Master degree or equivalent education, preferred Bachelor degree, required 7 years work experience, preferred 3 or more years of experience working on energy and/or climate change policy issues; experience with state legislatures or state government a plus 3 years of experience supervising staff, including ability to provide training and support staff development Strong knowledge of energy and climate change issues, including an understanding of investor and business-focused policy debates, and NGO concerns Experience working with companies and investors, a plus. Demonstrated ability to bring an advocacy perspective to both analysis and corporate engagement and to make clear recommendations for actions and next steps. Substantial expertise on environmental and/or social issues. Demonstrated project management skills of multiple, complex projects. Planning expertise and delivering projects on deadline and within time and resource budgets. Attention to detail is required. Effective presentation style as well as strong speaking and written communication skills. Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, proven ability to demonstrate initiative and motivation. Demonstrate initiative and willingness to take on projects that support the success of the team and Ceres. Successful record of organizing multiple projects, coordinating and facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogues, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work as part of a team and take a collaborative approach, and to deliver independent projects. Ability to bring a positive outlook and energetic commitment to working at Ceres on a daily basis. Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted above. Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and e-mail computer applications.   How to Apply We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying: www.ceres.org . Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, to careers@ceres.org .   Please use the words “Senior Manager, State Policy” in the subject line of your e-mail message.   Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.
Ceres San Francisco, CA, United States
Apr 25, 2017
Full time
Organization   Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ).   Description & Responsibilities Ceres’ policy priorities include a focus on California water management policies and funding mechanisms, a focus on California climate policies including carbon pricing, renewable energy policies and clean transportation policies. To advance these policies, Ceres deploys businesses and investors as advocates and public opinion makers.   The Manager, Communications, California will to lead and execute on climate and water communications planning, implementation and targeted media outreach.   The Manager, Communications will facilitate, support and deploy corporate/investor media spokespeople in California.  Working with Ceres California Office staff, the Manager will develop marketing, earned media and social media strategies and contribute to building and deepening the leadership of Ceres’ companies and investors. This is a full-time position, based in our San Francisco office and will report to the Director, California Policy and Partnerships. There will be a dotted line relationship to the Communications Team in Boston. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Development of a communications and targeted media strategy to support Ceres’ California policy priorities.   Write and place op eds, blogs and other media pieces for Ceres’ staff, business or investor leaders, coordinating with the Boston Communications team. Coordinate and collaborate with the Communications team in Boston to ensure a strong organizational strategy, that supports the California strategy and messaging. Develop a media contact list of reporters, editors in print, television and radio news outlets. Conduct regular media briefings and editorial board meetings to engage media around key issues or legislative campaigns. Manage relationships with West Coast media outlets for all of Ceres programs. Develop the “speakers bureau” of Ceres’ company and investor representatives. Facilitate business and investor participation in media strategy. Prepare social media for staff and Ceres’ businesses and investors (Tweets, posts, videos, photographs) Provide media support for Ceres annual conference, other events, and campaigns, including creating new pages, updating speakers, sponsors and program information for Ceres’ website. In partnership with Boston-based Communications Team, develop and implement strategies to build the Ceres brand in California. Develop marketing materials such as fact sheets, program brochures and PowerPoint templates. In coordination with Boston-based Communications Team, provide copy-editing support for CA Office materials.     Qualifications   Bachelor degree, required. Graduate degree, preferred. 5 years of work experience in communications, required. Experience developing media and communications strategies Strong writing and research skills with experience writing for public media. Experience with designing public communications that speak to various audiences. Demonstrated interest in environmental or sustainability issues, preferred. Existing relationships with California press corps, preferred. Experience managing relationships with external constituents. Strong organizational skills. Ability to evaluate workload and prioritize projects. Strong project management and planning skills Able to direct and implement multiple projects at the same time. Able to work well independently and as a team member. Experience managing people and delegating work to others. Comfortable working with different personalities and people. Desire to work in a mission-driven / nonprofit environment.   How to Apply Candidates are asked to visit the Ceres website www.ceres.org to make themselves familiar with our organization. Candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and 1 writing sample (a published article with you as the principle author) and 1 sample communications plan or campaign media strategy to careers@ceres.org . Please list “Manager, Communications, California” in the subject line of your e-mail message.   Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.
Ceres Boston, MA, United States
Apr 25, 2017
Full time
Organization Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ). Description & Responsibilities The Director of Stewardship and Partnerships on the Policy team is designed for a highly motivated, self-starter looking to be an advocate for Ceres’ policy goals.  This role will work closely with our California Office and partner on their company engagement activities related to policy. This position will be located in Boston, MA and reports to the Senior Program Director, Policy.   Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:   Partner with Policy Senior Program Director, to develop and implement recruitment plan for Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) Cultivate and nurture relationships with company members located throughout the U.S. Recruit businesses (on a national and state specific level) to join BICEP and/or take part in specific Policy activities Implement communication and education activities to ensure retention of members Evaluate BICEP member engagement and assess the needs of companies Organize and facilitate regular BICEP meetings and calls Develop and execute campaigns to engage companies in policy advocacy Develop communications strategy to support recruitment efforts and refine materials distributed to companies about member benefits and policy advocacy Lead coordination and collaboration with California team on company recruitment and engagement, including the development of their outreach plan along with recruitment and retention activities Develop campaign plans in response to legislative initiatives, as needed Collaborate with Ceres Communication team on facilitating media outreach Manage media outreach related to BICEP companies Supervise Communications Manager on Policy team Partner with the Senior Program Director on team management, such as team meetings, annual planning and evaluation, and team retreats Qualifications   Master’s degree or equivalent education preferred in public policy, law (J.D.), environmental policy or related fields 10 years of relevant work experience Knowledge of energy and climate change issues, including an understanding of business-focused policy debates, and NGO concerns Willingness to engage in climate and energy policy processes at the state and federal levels 3+ years of experience supervising staff, including ability to provide training and support staff development A proven track record of leading negotiations in a group setting and building consensus within a diverse group towards shared objectives and strategies. Experience managing and creating budgets Strong relationship management skills particularly within the corporate sector Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, superior leadership ability, strong initiative and motivation, energy and enthusiasm Experience developing and managing progress against goals and budgets Strong project management skills Successful record of organizing and managing multiple projects and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment Effective presentation style and excellent oral and written communication skills Strong team player and comfort working in a team-based atmosphere Demonstrated ability to deliver specific projects and initiatives independently and as part of a team Desire to work in a not-for-profit, advocacy-focused organization Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and e-mail applications Willingness to travel on regular basis for company engagements and conferences   How to Apply We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying: www.ceres.org . Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, to careers@ceres.org . Please use the words “Director of Stewardship and Partnerships, Policy Network” in the subject line of your e-mail message.   Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.
Ceres Boston, MA, United States
Apr 25, 2017
Full time
Organization Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.   For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ).   Description & Responsibilities The Grants Manager is a full-time position, reporting to the Chief Financial Officer in Ceres’ Finance Department. This position will be located in Boston, MA.   The Grants Manager is housed in the Finance and works closely with the Development team and program staff. The Grants Manager will manage foundation grant budgets, with a primary focus on the Climate and Energy and the Policy teams. Responsibilities include the development of proposal budgets, monitoring of grant expenses, and timely and accurate financial reporting to foundation funders. The Grants Manager will also contribute to the development of annual team budgets.   Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:   Develop budgets for foundation proposals. Work closely with development, finance and program staff to develop foundation proposal budgets to support the Climate and Energy and Policy teams. Work with others on the Finance team to align Ceres’ Staff Allocation Schedule with foundation proposal budgets. Ensure accuracy of grant direct expenses through regular updating of typical direct expense costs, such as consultant rates, and clearly identifying in each proposal specific activities those costs support. Understand state-specific lobbying requirements and limits to ensure grant budgets are accounting for lobbying effort. Compile all financial-related documents required in support of funding proposals. Process incoming grants. Revise proposal budgets and initiative budgets to reflect the actual award and any revenue-driven expense as needed. Coordinate with program and development staff to ensure awards are properly allocated to program initiatives. Review grant agreements and create and distribute grant coversheets that summarize information pertinent to the grant (deliverables, grant period, reporting deadlines, special requirements, lobbying provisions, etc.) Update Salesforce grant tracking system with new deliverable data Create interim and final financial reports for foundation funders. Work with the Controller to develop and implement monthly initiative-based budget to actuals reports with high-level analysis to inform development and program staff regarding the pace of spending. Work with program directors and other finance staff to monitor annual program budgets for the Climate and Energy and Policy teams. Review monthly financial reports for the Climate and Energy and the Policy team initiatives and work with program directors on budget revisions as necessary. Inform development staff of funding gaps that need to be filled.   Qualifications Bachelor degree, required. 5 years of relevant finance or budget experience. Strong Excel skills, including experience with pivot tables, strongly preferred. Knowledge of Intacct Accounting system, preferred. Ability to translate financial information to program staff, and programmatic strategies to finance staff. Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and e-mail computer applications. Salesforce experience a plus. Proven ability to manage multiple projects from concept to completion on own momentum and with limited guidance. Strong written and oral communication skills. Interest in building new systems and structures and training staff. Experience working with diverse personalities and educating staff about finances and accounting, preferred. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, in a fast-paced environment. Sound judgment, appreciation of sensitivities of financial information, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative and motivation. Interest in climate and sustainability issues, preferred.     How to Apply   We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying: www.ceres.org . Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references, to msalkin@amsolutions.net . Please use the words “Grants Manager” in the subject line of your e-mail message.   Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.
Ceres Boston, MA, United States
Apr 14, 2017
Full time
Organization : Ceres is a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change and water scarcity. Ceres also directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of nearly 130 leading institutional investors with collective assets of over $15 trillion. Ceres plays a unique role in the national environmental and sustainability movement by bringing the perspective and power of investors to environmental and sustainability issues and specifically to the performance, practices and policies of corporations. Today Ceres is a growing organization with expanding influence in the investment, environmental, corporate and policy arenas. Our program activities seek to foster greater public disclosure and actions on environmental and social impacts by corporations, encourage engagement between companies and their stakeholders, and create opportunities for collaborative dialogue leading to positive change on key sustainability issues. To this end, we are harnessing the influence of the nation’s largest investors to move high-impact companies, the financial and insurance industries, and policymakers toward bold action on climate and sustainability. For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site (www.ceres.org).  Position : The Associate position on Ceres’ Foundation Team is a strong fit for a highly motivated candidate interested in working in a mission-driven, dynamic and fast-moving organization that has been recognized as one of the most effective environmental NGOs in the world. The position has significant growth potential with opportunities for increasing responsibility over time. The ideal candidate will have excellent analytical, writing and personal communication skills, be a fast learner, and able to manage challenging and competing deadlines. The Associate will be an integral part of a five-person team that manages a large portfolio of foundation funders and prospective funders.   The Associate will report to the Senior Manager of Foundation Development. Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following. Provide support to senior members of the Foundation Team including; Assist Foundation Team members and program staff in preparing and submitting letters of inquiry and proposals across select program areas; Research potential foundation funders and evaluate fit with Ceres’ programs. Support communication of breaking news, key successes, and timely invitations to events to advance foundation relationships: Schedule internal meetings with program staff and external meetings with foundations; Participate in internal and external meetings to capture key points and next steps through writing and distributing notes. Provide project management and writing support to ensure timely development of foundation reports that clearly articulate the activities, outcomes and impact of select Ceres’ programs (Climate & Energy, others TBD) achieved with the foundation grant award: Work closely with senior foundation staff and staff of select programs to track, assess and document progress towards programmatic goals; Process grant agreements and draft thank you letters, and update Salesforce with reporting deadlines; Track, manage and meet foundation reporting deadlines to assure compliance with funder reporting requirements; Provide program and finance team staff with appropriate advance notice of proposal and reporting deadlines and follow up to ensure requested materials are produced in a timely manner; Coordinate implementation of email blasts to funders with direction from senior members of the foundation team, using Salesforce. Manage the Foundation Team’s contact records in Salesforce database, running reports and analyzing results (e.g., for foundation email blasts and foundation RSVP’s to events). Work with colleagues on Foundation, Communications and Water/CA teams to develop and implement system for capturing “best press” and other evidence of Ceres’ impact. Coordinate support for Ceres’ senior directors and executive’s development efforts, including: Track travel schedules of senior directors and executives to identify opportunities for donor visits; Join calls with Ceres senior program and executive staff to take notes and assist with timely follow up; Coordinate preparation of briefing materials for meetings with foundation funders and prospects. Serve as the Foundation Team’s liaison to CA office on coordination of development efforts. Participate in the creation of the Foundation Team’s annual workplan, critical to Ceres’ growth; Assist with planning and logistics for the Ceres annual conference program and other events Oversee special projects as assigned by the Senior Manager, Foundation Development  Qualifications :  Bachelor’s degree required; 2 - 3 years of work experience; One or more years of experience in a relevant field such as foundation fundraising/development desired; Excellent organizational abilities; demonstrated capacity to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines, take precise notes, and work well in a fast-paced environment; Strong writing skills with demonstrated interest and aptitude in persuasive writing; Knowledge of standard development practices and techniques, proposal writing, and prospect research. Experience in writing grant proposals is a strong plus; Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively; Proficiency with database applications and MS Office Suite; Passion for climate change, environmental and/or sustainability issues.  Application Instructions: Candidates are asked to visit the Ceres website www.ceres.org to make themselves familiar with our organization. Candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and 2 writing samples to careers@ceres.org to be considered for this position. Please list “Development Associate, Foundations” in the subject line of your e-mail message. Ceres is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Ceres Boston, MA, United States
Mar 28, 2017
Full time
Organization Ceres is a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change. Ceres also Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP), a coalition of 40 consumer brands advocating for progressive climate and energy policy on the state and federal level. Along with BICEP, Ceres directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of 130 leading institutional investors with collective assets of over $15 trillion.  Ceres plays a unique role in the national environmental and sustainability movement by bringing the perspective and power of investors to environmental and sustainability issues and specifically to the performance, practices and policies of corporations. Today Ceres is a growing organization with expanding influence in the investment, environmental, corporate and policy arenas. Our program activities seek to foster greater public disclosure of environmental and social impacts by corporations, encourage engagement between companies and their stakeholders, and create opportunities for collaborative dialogue leading to positive change on key sustainability issues. To this end, we are harnessing the influence of the nation’s largest investors to move high-impact companies, the financial and insurance industries, and policymakers toward bold action on climate and sustainability. For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site (www.ceres.org).  Description & Responsibilities   Ceres is looking to hire a Program Assistant for our Investor Program. This position will provide support and coordination of program work, events, and internal and external communications. The Assistant will assist the team in their work with investors on sustainability issues; such as seeking to improve corporate and investment practices on climate change, water, resource scarcity, clean energy and related environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. The investors are part of Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a network of 130 investors managing over $15 trillion of assets. Members include asset managers, state treasurers, pension funds, foundations, endowments, and religious institutional investors, among others. INCR is a project of Ceres. For more information, please visit ( www.incr.com ). This is a full-time staff position that will report to the Senior Program Director, Investor Program.  Specific duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:  Assist the Investor Program team with coordination of investor outreach, events and communications, specifically focusing on logistics for various in-person and virtual meetings and conference calls throughout the year and meeting follow-up communications. Provide support through research, writing and organizing, emails and telephone calls, to investors who are seeking information about INCR programs and activities. Assist the Investor Program staff with researching and writing memos on various topics, and preparing PowerPoint presentations and materials for meetings and events. Provide logistical, materials and tracking assistance in INCR recruitment and member engagement efforts. Support the Senior Program Director in coordination and organization of the Investor Program team activities, weekly team meetings, and other internal meetings; including developing agendas, taking meeting minutes. Assist the Investor Program team on campaign activities such as drafting letters to investors and enlisting investor support for various initiatives Track INCR membership and invoicing Develop content and draft weekly INCR newsletter; assist in developing and writing content for the INCR website Serve as the team’s database point person, including database support to team members and some data entry Assist with planning and coordination for Ceres annual conference and Investor Programs events. Provide administrative support including processing Visa statements and reimbursements, scheduling meetings and travel, coordinating calls collecting success stories, taking notes in meetings, assisting with fundraising, and tracking results. Support Director on Ceres’ Board Investor Committee meetings, including scheduling calls, preparing materials, taking minutes, and following up on action items Coordinate with Communications Team on INCR social media (e.g. Twitter) Serve as liaison for Investor team to other Ceres teams and programs Manage special projects, as necessary  Qualifications   Minimum of one year of relevant work experience and bachelor degree required. Knowledge or experience with energy, climate change or sustainability issues – understanding of the role of business, the investment community, or NGOs a plus. Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, superior leadership ability, strong initiative and motivation, and a positive can-do attitude. Strong organizational and time management skills Experience as an assistant to a senior executive, a plus. Successful record of organizing and advancing multiple projects and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Excellent research capabilities Strong verbal communciation skills Highly developed writing skills Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and e-mail computer applications.  How to Apply   We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying: www.ceres.org . Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and a list of three references. Please use the words “Program Assistant, Investor Program” in the subject line of your e-mail message.  Address all correspondence to:  Careers at Ceres ATTN: Program Assistant, Investor Program Email (preferred): careers@ceres.org 99 Chauncy Street, 6th Floor Boston, MA 02111   Ceres is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com