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Ceres Boston, MA, United States
Jun 22, 2017
Full time
Communications Manager, State Policy   Organization Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres 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 and Responsibilities U.S. climate progress hinges like never before on the need for the business community to demonstrate visible and effective leadership on advancing low-carbon policies and clean energy solutions. Ceres is poised to dramatically ramp up its communications efforts to support this accelerated action, building on our decades of experience in mobilizing strong investor, company and policy networks and voices. This new effort will incorporate some of Ceres' core work, while expanding communications activities in several key states that are pivotal in ensuring an equitable and sustainable economy and planet.  The Communications Manager, State Policy will execute on climate and clean energy communications planning and outreach, including earned media strategies that generate uptake in news coverage of positive leadership and action in key states.  Working closely with the policy and communications teams at Ceres, this position will support activities that build and deepen relationships with investor and company media spokespeople and deploy them in a variety of ways to advance low-carbon policy solutions.  This is a full-time salaried position. This person will report to the senior manager of state policy and have a dotted line relationship to the senior director of communications.  Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited, to the following:  Execute communications planning and outreach, including targeted media relations in key states to generate uptake in news coverage of positive examples of investor and company leadership and action on climate and clean energy policy. •    Identify and deploy investor and company media spokespeople in key states to conduct on-the-record interviews, provide quotes and statements, author columns/op-eds and editorials, and participate in social media outreach. •    Work closely with policy and communications teams to develop pitches for reporters and key messaging for spokespeople, and partner with state NGO/communications partners to ensure consistency and coordination.  •    Support expanded storytelling strategies for state policy activities via blogs and multimedia content (ex: capturing on the ground videos/photos) highlighting investor/company advocacy and influence in key states.  •    Track key state policy developments and corporate clean energy procurement announcements. •    Develop, maintain, and expand relationships with external partners, in-state allies (local non-profits, communications firms, lobbyists, etc.) to reach wider audience with key messages. •    Support Ceres digital communications staff with social media kits and other content needs to integrate and amplify key messages on social and other multimedia platforms.  •    Conduct regular media meetings and tours in key states to cultivate and maintain relationships with investor and company media spokespeople and communication staff and state and local reporters. •    Develop and expand media/social media partnerships in key states.   Qualifications    Bachelor degree, required.  Graduate degree, preferred. •    5 years of work experience in journalism, communications, public relations, required. •    Experience developing media relations strategies and working in fast-paced media environments. •    Strong writing and fact-checking skills with experience writing for media audiences including pitches, press releases, statements, columns/op-eds, etc. •    Experience with producing content that resonate with various audiences including media, policymakers and the business community. •    Demonstrated interest in climate and clean energy policy and sustainability issues, preferred. •    Existing relationships with business, climate and energy reporters on state and local level, preferred •    Experience working on environment, energy, and/or transportation policy issues, particularly at the state level, preferred.  •    Experience managing and strengthening relationships and coordinating with multiple partners. •    Strong pitching and organizational skills. •    Ability to evaluate workload and prioritize projects. •    Able to direct and manage multiple projects at the same time. •    Able to work well independently and as a team member. •    Comfortable working with different personalities and people. •    Desire to work in a mission-driven and nonprofit environment. How to Apply We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:  www.ceres.org .  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.   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
Jun 22, 2017
Full time
Senior Associate, State Policy    Organization  Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres 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 Associate, Policy position supports Ceres’ policy work, with a focus on U.S. Northeastern state-level policy and engagement of business and investor voices in those states. This a full-time position, based in Boston, MA.  This position is designed for a highly motivated, self-starter looking to be an advocate for Ceres’ policy program goals.  The position will report to the Senior Manager, State Policy Program.   Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:    Support the Senior Manager, State Policy in the development of regional strategy for engaging Northeastern states in team’s overall state policy vision •    Identify policy priorities in Northeastern states, develop annual plan for policy engagement, and execute plan •    Track key developments related to Northeastern state energy, climate and transportation policy  •    Continuously improve knowledge of state-level electric power sector and transportation policies  •    Use earned media, advocacy days, national meetings, direct engagement with policymakers, and other strategies to impact state policy outcomes •    Develop and maintain relationships with external partners and in-state allies (local non-profits, communications firms, lobbyists, etc.) such as monthly state coordination calls •    Identify opportunities to leverage state policy work to recruit new company and investor advocates •    Support team leadership’s recruitment efforts with companies and investors •    Represent Ceres at conferences, seminars, and meetings  •    Draft op-eds, sign-on letters, blogs, and tweets about state policy advocacy efforts •    Prepare materials and prep participants for investor and business engagements with press and state lawmakers •    Provide administrative, logistical, and writing support to the Manager and Senior Manager in recruitment of investors and businesses to engage in state level policy advocacy opportunities •    Provide logistical support for policy-related conference calls, webinars, and events with businesses and investors •    Coordinate with other program teams (such as Investor Network, Communications, Development, Electric Power and Transportation) as needed to accomplish organizational objectives •    Support organizing and logistical activities related to Ceres’ Annual Conference •    Support special projects of Policy team, as necessary Qualifications  Bachelor degree, required. •    Four to five years or more of direct experience working on climate, clean energy, and/or transportation policy issues, particularly at the state level. •    Knowledge of environmental and sustainability movements and current issues. •    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 energy issues. •    Demonstrated strong 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. •    Strong oral and written communication skills as well as effective presentation style. •    Able to present a professional and confident demeanor with senior level professionals •    Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, proven ability to demonstrate initiative and motivation. •    Demonstrated initiative and willingness to take on projects that support the success of the team and Ceres. •    Desire to work 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, social media 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 .  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.     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
Jun 22, 2017
Full time
Director, Carbon Asset Risk   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, Carbon Asset Risk will coordinate its investor campaign on carbon asset risk. The successful applicant will work with Ceres’ Oil and Gas, Electric Power and Investor Network teams to mobilize investors to help prevent unmanageable climate change by pressuring fossil fuel companies to invest significantly less capital in projects like thermal coal, oil sands and Arctic drilling. The Director will also work with Ceres’ investor network members to develop strategies for reducing carbon asset risk in their own portfolios and lead engagement with other key financial sector actors like banks and credit ratings agencies who have the power to influence how the fossil fuel industry invests its capital.    This is an exciting time to be working with some of the nation’s largest investors to engage with one of the world’s largest industries, and one that has influence over the world’s future energy mix. This is a full-time position, based in our Boston office and will report to the Director of Oil and Gas.     Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:    Develop and execute annual programmatic goals and Ceres’ organizational strategy for advancing the Carbon Asset Risk campaign, as well as support strategic planning for the overall Ceres Climate and Energy team. •    Develop and implement campaign strategies and tactics to discourage continued fossil fuel industry investment in high carbon fuels, and to encourage investment in cleaner sources of energy. •    Conduct an annual assessment of the campaign and re-direct strategies and tactics based on evaluation. •    Work with, expand and mobilize existing multi-trillion dollar investor coalition with goal of slowing industry investment in high cost/high carbon fossil fuels. •    Continue to build the business case for investor action on carbon asset risk, by managing and/or conducting research and report production. •    Develop and execute communications strategies to persuade key decision makers of the risks of high cost/high carbon fossil fuel investments. •    Partner closely with other Ceres teams, including the Electric Power, Transportation and Investor Network teams, to execute Ceres’ carbon asset risk strategy. •    Coordinate Ceres’ collaboration on carbon asset risk with a broad range of national and international investors and NGOs.  •    As needed, support Ceres’ other Oil and Gas priorities, including work related to shale development, oil sands and flaring. •    Manage and advance relationships with current and potential funders, including by partnering with the Development Team on grant proposals or engagements with donors to raise funds to support this campaign. •    Supervise at least one staff member, to include training, conducting performance reviews, and providing guidance and support with professional development. •    Support the development and implementation of Oil and Gas team management systems. •    Assist with planning for the Ceres annual conference program, and assist or lead with management of other events to advance campaign objectives. •    Represent Ceres as a speaker at conferences and events. •    Travel, as needed, to engage with companies, investors and stakeholders. Qualifications  At least 10 years of relevant experience. •    Bachelor degree required.  Master or other advanced degree in business, environment, law, public policy or related field preferred. •    3 years of management and strategy development experience. •    Knowledge of environmental and sustainability issues important. •    An understanding of corporate finance, the socially responsible investment community, and the environmental and sustainability movements, preferred. •    An understanding of investment firms, financial institutions, and institutional investors, preferred.  •    Knowledge of the oil and gas industry is preferred, but not required. •    3+ years of experience supervising staff, including ability to provide training and support staff development. •    Experience developing and managing progress against goals and budgets. •    Demonstrated ability to deliver specific projects and initiatives independently and leading a team. •    Proven ability to manage multiple projects from concept to completion on own momentum and with limited guidance. •    Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, in a fast-paced environment. •    Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative and motivation. •    Effective presentation style and excellent oral and written communication skills. •    Advocacy or campaign experience is preferred. •    Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted above.   How to Apply We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:  www.ceres.org .  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.   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
Jun 22, 2017
Full time
Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships, California    Organization Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with 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 Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships, California will build our network of businesses who will work with Ceres to advance our policy priorities.  The Senior Manager will develop and implement a plan to build our Connect the Drops and BICEP networks by identifying and recruiting new companies to the networks, deepening and expanding our work with current company partners and building strategic partnerships with other business organizations to bring their voices to bear on our work.  Working with Ceres California Office staff, the Senior Manager will identify and reach out to businesses and business organizations already aligned with Ceres’ sustainability agenda across the spectrum of industry sectors.  The Senior Manager will work with large, medium, and small businesses and focus on companies with a business footprint in both the metropolitan regions of Los Angeles and San Francisco and key legislative districts in Central Valley, Orange County.   The Senior Manager will develop the leadership of corporate partners by supporting them in their own sustainability initiatives around climate and water and demonstrate the need for strong state policy to support their sustainability strategies.  In support of Ceres’ CA legislative campaigns, the Senior Manager will work directly with companies to get letters and calls to legislators, coordinate op-eds and other media placements, and identify opportunities for industry leadership through speaking engagements, social media and written publications.  The Senior Manager will work with other staff across all of Ceres to bring CA companies to support all of Ceres’ priorities.   This is a full-time position, based in our San Francisco office and will report to the California Program Director, with a dotted line to the Policy and BICEP Network Program Director.     Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:    In coordination with the Policy Team, develop a plan to recruit new companies to Connect the Drops and BICEP networks to support Ceres’ California policy priorities.  •    Build the leadership of CA companies by supporting them in their own sustainability initiatives and deploying them on Ceres’ CA policy priorities. •    Manage relationships with other business networks engaged in CA policy work. •    Support CA companies their advocacy initiatives (legislator visits and letters, public media, speaking engagements and industry communications). •    Engage CA companies in all of Ceres’ priorities by working across the organization to identify opportunities for corporate engagement and leadership. •    Support California program initiatives and Ceres initiatives including Ceres annual conference, development events and Ceres’ wide communications initiatives.  •    Develop and implement strategies to build the Ceres brand with companies in California.   Qualifications •     Master degree in business, environment, law or public policy or related field preferred.   •    Bachelor degree, required. •    Minimum of 7 years of work experience in corporate sustainability, policy advocacy or related field, required. •    5+ years experience working with corporate directors and senior management staff. •    Strong writing and public speaking. •    Demonstrated interest in environmental or sustainability issues, preferred. •    Existing relationships with California companies, preferred. •    Strong organizational skills. •    Ability to evaluate workload and prioritize projects. •    Able to manage multiple tasks at the same time. •    Able to work well independently and as a team member. •    Comfortable working with different personalities and people. •    Desire to work in a mission-driven / nonprofit environment. •    Willingness to travel to accomplish duties.   How to Apply We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:  www.ceres.org . If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed. 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
Jun 22, 2017
Full time
Director of Stewardship and Partnerships, Policy and BICEP Network 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 .  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed. 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  
Ceres San Francisco, CA, United States
Jun 22, 2017
Full time
Manager, Communications, California 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. If you are interested in applying for this position, please 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, as well as complete the additional information as instructed. 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.  
Ceres Boston, MA, United States
Jun 01, 2017
Full time
Manager, State Policy 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 Manager, State Policy position supports Ceres’ policy work, with a focus on state-level policy. This a full-time position, based in Boston, MA.  This position is designed for a highly motivated, self-starter looking to be an advocate for Ceres’ policy program goals. The position will report to the Senior Manager, State Policy. Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following: Work with policy team to periodically refine strategy for state program work as it fits into team’s overall vision Track key developments related to state policy Continuously improve knowledge of state-level climate, energy, transportation policies Work with policy team to identify policy priorities in states, develop plan for policy engagement, and execute plan Use earned media, advocacy days, national meetings, direct engagement with policymakers, and other strategies to impact state policy outcomes Develop, maintain, and expand relationships with external partners and in-state allies (local non-profits, communications firms, lobbyists, etc.) Identify opportunities to leverage state policy work to recruit new BICEP and INCR members Represent Ceres at conferences, seminars, press conferences and meetings as spokesperson for project or program work Prepare materials and prep participants for investor and business engagements with press, state lawmakers, and federal lawmakers Recruit investors and businesses to engage in state level and federal policy advocacy opportunities Supervise Associate, State Policy, including project management, training and evaluation duties. Support team in training new staff or providing professional development to team members. Coordinate with other program teams (such as Investor Programs, Communications, Development, Electric Power or Operations) as needed to accomplish organizational objectives. Participate in crafting fundraising proposals to support designated project or program work. As needed, participate in meetings with current and potential funders. Support organizing and logistical activities related to Ceres’ Annual Conference. Support special projects of Policy Program, as necessary. Qualifications Bachelor degree, required. Master degree in public policy, environment, energy, business or related field preferred.  Five years or more of direct experience working environment, energy, and/or transportation policy issues, particularly at the state level. Knowledge of environmental and sustainability issues, an understanding of corporations, and the socially responsible investment community. 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 energy issues. Demonstrated strong project management skills of multiple, complex projects.  Prior experience managing and training staff or interns. 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 .  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed. 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.   Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Ceres Boston, MA, United States
May 19, 2017
Full time
Senior Manager, Corporate Governance Organization Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles 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 website ( www.ceres.org ).  Description & Responsibilities The Senior Manager, Corporate Governance position is a full-time role, reporting to the Program Director, Capital Market Systems program. Ceres’ newly created Capital Markets Systems Program consolidates Ceres’ work on critical market levers that will help scale the transition to sustainable capital markets. The program includes Ceres’ initiatives on governance for sustainability, and sustainability disclosure, including climate risk disclosure, mandatory sustainability disclosure and the Investor Initiative for Sustainable Exchanges (IISE). The Senior Manager will support Ceres’ project on corporate governance, which encourages companies and investors to put in place strong systems to assess, manage, and make informed decisions on sustainability issues. The project engages corporate directors, executives, and investors around the role of board directors on sustainability performance and oversight.   This role will be based in Boston, MA. Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:  Support the development and execution of programmatic goals for the corporate governance project. Develop and manage relationships with corporate directors, senior executives and investors, as well as partner organizations, in support of program goals. Contribute to the development and writing of research reports that provide more detailed insight on the issue of board oversight of corporate sustainability. Manage production, release and distribution of new research and articles that advance the issue of board sustainability oversight or governance systems for sustainability. Organize and facilitate convenings of corporate directors, senior executives, investors and governance experts Develop media messaging and communications materials, including op-eds, press releases and blogs. Partner with other Ceres’ staff on integrated program initiatives and events. Develop and maintain relationships with key programmatic partners. Partner with the Program Director in production of funding proposals to sustain and grow governance work with the Ceres Development team. Partner with the Program Director in funder meetings and outreach to potential new funders, with the Ceres Development Team. Assist with planning for the Ceres annual conference and program events, to further corporate governance programmatic work. Represent Ceres at conferences, seminars, press conferences and meetings as spokesperson for project or program work. Travel as necessary. Qualifications  Graduate degree in business, environment, law or public policy or related field required. 7 years of experience. 5 years of experience working on corporate sustainability issues in the corporate, investor or non-profit sectors. In depth knowledge of corporate sustainability issues, an understanding of the corporate context and the socially responsible investor community. Background in corporate governance is a plus. Demonstrated experience in relationship management, particularly engaging leaders in the corporate or investor community. Ability to make strong connections between governance issues and articulate the impacts and implications for corporate actions. Demonstrated strong project management, business planning skills and attention to detail. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, in a fast-paced environment. Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative and motivation. Effective presentation style and excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience with communications and fundraising preferred. Team player that likes working in a collaborative and fast paced environment. Proven ability to manage multiple projects from concept to completion on own momentum and with limited guidance. Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and e-mail software. Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted. Desire to work in a not-for-profit, advocacy-focused organization.   How to Apply We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying: www.ceres.org . If you are interested in applying to this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.  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.
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 .  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed. 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.