Ceres

Ceres is a non-profit organization advocating for sustainability leadership. We mobilize a powerful network of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy.

Our Mission: Mobilizing investor and business leadership to build a thriving, sustainable global economy.

Ceres
Mar 27, 2020
Full time
Organization Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization engaging the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the global economy. Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity, and human rights abuses. For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ). Description & Responsibilities The Senior Manager, Corporate Greenhouse Gas Emissions will coordinate and actively drive Ceres’ work to address corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The successful applicant will collaborate with Ceres’ Climate & Energy, Investor Network and Company Network teams to spur and enable companies to set and meet robust GHG emission reduction targets, including where feasible Science-Based Targets (SBTs) aligned with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5° Celsius pursuant to the Paris Agreement. The Senior Manager also will support engagements with other key market actors and organizations that influence corporate GHG targets.  This is an exciting time to be working with some of the world’s most influential companies and investors to reduce private sector GHG emissions. This is a full-time position, based in our Boston office and reporting to the Director, Corporate Clean Energy Leadership.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following: Develop and implement cross-organizational strategy to boost private sector uptake of robust GHG emission reduction targets, working in close coordination with the Director, Corporate Clean Energy Leadership and in collaboration with the Climate & Energy, Company Network, Investor, Network Policy/BICEP Network, and Food and Forests teams. Coordinate with Ceres’ Investor Network Team to mobilize investors around engagement with companies on GHG targets. Coordinate, oversee and/or conduct research on corporate GHG targets and Scope 1, 2, and 3 GHG reduction strategies, with a particular focus on the business case, opportunities, and public policy context for investors and companies.  Refine and strengthen the business case for corporate GHG targets, with a focus on SBTs. Work with the Ceres Communications Team and Corporate Clean Energy Leadership Director to draft content for the Ceres website, newsletters, press releases, reports and other publications. Liaise with the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), track SBTi developments, and coordinate Ceres’ input on the design of new or updated sector-specific frameworks, SBT guidance for companies and investors, etc. Represent Ceres in connection with external partnerships and at strategic convenings and events regarding corporate GHG targets. Help equip other staff and Investor Network members to engage with companies on GHG targets, including SBTs. Support the development of fundraising proposals and reports related to Ceres’ corporate GHG work. Supervise work of consultants and/or interns necessary to advance campaign objectives. Undertake some shared administrative work such as tracking company engagements, collecting success stories and tracking corporate commitments.  Assist or lead with management of events to advance campaign objectives. Travel, as needed, to engage with companies, investors and stakeholders. Qualifications Minimum of seven years of work experience in a related environmental or sustainability field;  Knowledge of, and experience related to climate change, corporate GHG emissions (including Scopes 1, 2 and 3), and SBTs – including SBT methodologies and sector-specific frameworks;  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; Strong strategic thinking and tactical skills, and ability to mobilize constituencies toward identified goals; Experience managing and strengthening relationships and coordinating with multiple partners and coalitions; Aptitude for learning and synthesizing complex subject matter to advance advocacy objectives; Advocacy or campaign experienced preferred; Excellent research and writing skills; Experience managing staff and consultants, with a track record of cultivating effective supervisory relationships across gender identify, race ethnicity, and socio-economic background: Strong meeting facilitation and verbal communication skills; Experience working with the media, a plus; Knowledge regarding corporate clean energy investment and finance, a plus;  Ability to work both independently and as part of a team; Interest in being part of a diverse workforces and willingness to support Ceres’ Commitment to Inclusion and Equity 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.   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, USA
Mar 27, 2020
Full time
Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization engaging 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 web site ( www.ceres.org ). Description and Responsibilities The Manager, Carbon Asset Risk will support Ceres’   campaign   to address climate risk issues facing the energy sector. The successful applicant will work with Ceres’ Oil and Gas, Electric Power, Investor Network and Climate Action 100+ teams to mobilize investors to help prevent catastrophic impacts of climate change by moving fossil fuel companies to invest significantly less capital in carbon intensive business models and assets. The Manager will also support engagements with other key market actors, such as 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 world’s largest investors to engage with an industry that has considerable influence over the world’s future energy mix. This is a full-time position, based in our Boston office and reporting to the   Senior Director   of Oil and Gas. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following: Assist in developing and executing a comprehensive campaign strategy to discourage continued fossil fuel industry investment in high carbon fuels and infrastructure, and to encourage rapid transition to low-carbon energy. Support the Senior Director of the Oil and Gas Program in mobilizing a multi-trillion dollar investor coalition with the goal of reducing industry investment in at-risk assets. Conduct financial research and analysis of target companies and sectors to ensure timely, actionable reports and materials for the Carbon Asset Risk team and its partners to support engagements with companies, policymakers, and regulators. With guidance from the Senior Manager for Carbon Asset Risk, provide research and support for investors in developing new strategies, briefing shareholder proxy advisory firms, and making the business case for addressing Carbon Asset Risk. Work with the Carbon Asset Risk team, Senior Director of Electric Power and Senior Director of Transportation to integrate messaging and draft content for the Ceres and Carbon Asset Risk websites, press releases, reports and other publications. Coordinate and organize events, webinars, and speaking engagements to raise the profile of the issue of Carbon Asset Risk Travel, as needed, to engage with companies, investors and stakeholders. Support the development of fundraising proposals and reports related to Ceres’ corporate GHG work. Supervise work of interns necessary to advance campaign objectives. Undertake some shared administrative work such as tracking company engagements and corporate commitments.   Qualifications Minimum of five years of relevant work experience. Demonstrated ability to be an advocate for change.   Proven project management experience, with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail.  Knowledge of, and experience related to, climate change, the energy sector and corporate sustainability issues; knowledge of the oil and gas and/or electric power industries is helpful, but not required. An understanding of the role of corporate finance and the investor community (including investment firms, financial institutions, and institutional investors) is preferred, but not required. Strong strategic thinking and tactical skills, and ability to mobilize constituencies toward identified goals. Experience managing and strengthening relationships and coordinating with multiple partners and coalitions, and/or consultants. Sound judgement, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, 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. Strong meeting facilitation and verbal communication skills. Interest in being part of a diverse workforce and willingness to support Ceres’ Commitment to Inclusion and Equity Aptitude for learning and synthesizing complex subject matter to advance advocacy objectives. Experience with Bloomberg Terminal and Salesforce a plus.   How to Apply We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying.  Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed when you go to   ceres.org/about-us/career-opportunities   and select the “Manager, Carbon Asset Risk” position. 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 Washington, DC, USA
Mar 26, 2020
Full time
Senior Manager, Climate and Financial Regulation   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 and Responsibilities This a full-time position, preferably based in the Washington, D.C. or the greater Boston area, that will run from 2020 to 2022.  This position is designed for a highly motivated, self-starter with prior policy campaign experience looking to be an advocate for strong and effective federal climate and clean energy policies.  The position will report to the Senior Program Director, Capital Market Systems.   Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following: Partner with Senior Program Director on developing and refining strategy and workflow for the Financial Regulators’ Strategy, and how it fits within the organization’s overall goals. Lead the development of a report to make the business case that climate change poses a risk to the US economy, and develop a blueprint for engaging with regulators. Work with Senior Program Director, CMS, Ceres’ policy team and external consultants to identify policy priorities, develop a plan for policy engagement, and execute the plan. Drive an external campaign to get financial regulators to address climate change as a financial risk. Track key policy and regulatory developments related to the role of financial regulators.  Stay abreast of policy issues on the federal level related to climate change and energy.  Use earned media, advocacy days, national & regional meetings, direct engagement with policymakers, and other strategies to impact policy positions & outcomes. Develop, maintain, and expand relationships with external partners and key allies, such as non-profits, trade associations, think tanks, communications firms, lobbyists.  Represent Ceres at conferences, seminars, press conferences and meetings as a spokesperson for project or program work. Prepare materials and prepare Ceres staff and investor and company network members to engage with the press, legislative staffers, and federal lawmakers. Recruit investors and business leaders to engage in federal policy advocacy. Coordinate with other program teams (such as Investor Network, Communications, Development, Climate & Energy, and Operations) as needed to accomplish organizational objectives. Help craft fundraising proposals to support the project and program work. As needed, participate in meetings with current and potential funders. Support organizing and logistical activities related to Ceres’ Annual Conference. Qualifications Seven years or more of direct experience working on policy issues, such as environmental and/or climate change policy. Background or demonstrable focus on financial regulators is 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. Prior experience in driving complex projects or campaigns. Effective presentation style as well as strong speaking and written communication skills. Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative, and motivation. Experience cultivating effective supervisory relationships (across gender identity, race, ethnicity, and socio-economic backgrounds) with direct reports. Demonstrated strong project management skills of multiple, complex projects.  Planning expertise and delivering projects on deadline and within time and resource budgets.  Record of success coordinating and facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogues. Ability to work as part of a team and to take a collaborative approach. Ability to bring a positive outlook to working at Ceres. Interest in being part of a diverse workforce and willingness to support Ceres’ Commitment to Inclusion and Equity Willingness and ability to travel as needed. 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.   
Ceres Boston, MA, USA
Mar 19, 2020
Vice President, Programs 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 website ( www.ceres.org ).  Description and Responsibilities The Vice President, Programs will oversee multiple teams including Climate and Energy, Water, and Food and Forests, in a fast-paced, not-for-profit, organization with a $20+ million budget. This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced professional to build on Ceres’ solid achievements in promoting private sector leadership on a wide range of sustainability issues. T he Vice President, Programs will serve on the five-person Program Management Team to ensure programmatic alignment, coordination and impact across the organization. S/he will supervise a diverse team of issue experts who lead and manage Ceres’ programmatic teams.  S/he will also support staff to develop and implement effective strategies, initiatives, and campaigns that advance Ceres’ mission. In addition, the Vice President of Programs will ensure effective evaluation, measurement and communications of Ceres’ programmatic successes in order to continually grow and enhance Ceres leadership in the sustainability field.   This role shares cross-organizational responsibilities with the Program Management Team focused on the efficient deployment of Ceres Network members and other key assets to support Ceres’ policy work, as well as initiatives and campaigns. S/he will participate in regular assessment of existing programs and new opportunities, support fundraising efforts, communicate Ceres’ impact and successes, and manage special projects to grow or enhance initiative and campaign priorities. The position is well-suited for someone with strong internal management capabilities, as well as the experience and ability to represent Ceres externally as needed.   The Vice President will report to the Chief Program Officer/Executive Vice President.  Specifically, the Vice President of Programs will: Oversee development of Ceres’ overall programmatic and campaign strategies, Assure programmatic and campaign strategies to maximize the impacts of our work across race, gender identity, and socio-economic background, to build Ceres influence and achieve the organization’s outcomes and goals.  Serve on cross-organizational Program Management Team, collaboratively engaging with the Chief Program Officer/Executive Vice President and the Vice Presidents of Government Relations, Networks, and Innovation and Evaluation providing expert input and guidance into decisions affecting the development of programmatic strategy. Partner with Executive Team (ET) and Program Management Team (PMT) colleagues on strategic allocation of resources. Work with senior staff to ensure development and implementation of results-driven strategies to increase revenue for programs and campaigns and achieve organizational outcomes and goals. Regularly solicit strategy and issue expertise from senior staff, including the other Vice Presidents and Program Directors, to support effective decision-making and development of program strategy. Supervise and support senior staff ensuring they are resourced and empowered to lead on staff, program, and budget management to achieve the objectives of their specific teams. Support senior staff to build diverse teams, to include a mixed composition of race, gender identity, and socio-economic background, to better reflect the populations we are working with and working to positively impact. Guide and mentor senior staff in strategy development and execution. Oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of results-driven and integrated cross-program annual work plans. Ensure strong coordination between Ceres’ Initiatives and Campaigns with our Government Relations, Networks, and Innovation and Evaluation teams and activities, including deployment of systems to support alignment. Work in partnership with the Development and Finance teams to develop and deliver fundraising targets. Support Development in major donor and foundation cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities, participating in high-level relationships as needed. Ensure that Program Directors and other senior staff are showcased as issue experts and elevate their and Ceres’ public profiles as spokespeople for Ceres’ work. Other duties as they arise. Qualifications 15 years of relevant work experience in roles of progressive responsibility.  Graduate degree, in relevant area, preferred.  Bachelor degree required. Experience as a senior leader and manager in a fast-paced, nonprofit organization.  Experience with environmental or sustainability issues required.  Demonstrated record of supervising senior staff to achieve organizational programmatic and fundraising goals. Proven track record of results-driven strategic program management is required, including demonstrated success in supervising senior staff to achieve organizational programmatic and fundraising goals. Demonstrated success in both halves of the resource equation—cultivating and closing income prospects, and managing and deploying staff and budgets. Strong relationship management skills with external partners is necessary for success in the position. Demonstrated success in building and managing diverse teams, including gender identity, people of color, and people from various socio-economic backgrounds, and supporting an inclusive work place, where everyone has an opportunity for advancement. Experienced cultivating effective supervisory relationships (across gender identity, race, ethnicity, and socio-economic background) with direct reports and managing senior level staff and teams. Proven track record and successful engagement in a public relations or external communications role. Familiarity with non-profit fundraising approaches and experience in managing grants is a plus. Entrepreneurial attitude. Ability to both build strong, stable programs and to innovate to take advantage of strategic opportunities Broad understanding of how to build effective collaborations across other program areas, departments, and different levels of staff across the organization Superior communication skills, both oral and written Interest in being part of a diverse workforce and willingness to support Ceres’ Commitment to Inclusion and Equity 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 and cover letter.  Please apply through the Ceres website,   https://www.ceres.org/about-us/career-opportunities . 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, USA
Mar 19, 2020
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: www.ceres.org . About the Position The Associate, Company Network, supports the company engagement and programmatic work of the Company Network team.  We seek an energetic, highly motivated, self-starter to play a critical programmatic and administrative support role, both internally and externally.  The Associate will be part of a fourteen-person team working with companies, and the financial services sector in particular, to integrate sustainability into core business strategies, leveraging the   Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability . This full-time position reports to one of the Company Network Directors and will be located in Boston, MA.   Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following: Support engagements with Ceres Company Network members, with a focus on the financial services sector, using project management skills for planning, logistics, scheduling, note taking, and memo drafting, amongst other tasks. Conduct research and analysis on corporate sustainability performance, including benchmarking sector performance, writing briefs and memos, and creating presentations with associated speaking notes.  Assist with special projects and support relationship management, primarily involving the Ceres Company Network financial services sector members, Non-profit Network members, investors, and prospective Ceres companies. Facilitate team meetings, working with the directors to set meeting agendas and ensure follow up;  Support team planning, goal setting, and impact tracking, working in concert with project leads;  Serve as database point person for team members, including data entry and report creation on results, contact lists, and other information, as needed.  Coordinate with other program teams (e.g. Investor Network, Communications, Development, Operations) as needed to accomplish organizational objectives. Attend internal and external meetings, as assigned, in order to take notes, identify next steps, and ensure follow-through of activities to completion;   Assist team in roll out and distribution activities of key reports and special projects; Provide event and development activity support, including conducting research, drafting speaking points and/or presentations, and attending meetings, as needed;  Assist with planning, coordination, and logistics for Ceres annual conference, Investor Summit, and other organization-wide events; Travel to meetings and events, as required. Qualifications Minimum of two to three years, full-time, professional experience demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills and project management abilities. Knowledge of, or experience with, sustainability issues, particularly understanding of the role of business, the investment community, and/or NGOs. Demonstrated initiative and motivation, and ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Sound judgment and high level of integrity and professionalism, with an ability to manage confidential information and maintain discretion, diplomacy, and courtesy in all contacts. Strong organizational and time management skills, with keen attention to detail. Highly developed communication skills, both written and verbal.  Excellent research and problem-solving capabilities. Ability to work pro-actively, both independently and collaboratively with a team. Proficiency with word-processing, spreadsheet, database, e-mail, and presentation programs.  Familiarity with Salesforce, a plus. Interest in being part of a diverse workforce and willingness to support Ceres’ Commitment to Inclusion and Equity.   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 list of three references.   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, USA
Mar 19, 2020
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 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 web site ( www.ceres.org ). Description and Responsibilities The   Communications Manager   will develop and execute short and long-term communications and marketing strategies for various program initiatives to elevate the leadership and actions of influential investors and companies on a host of sustainability issues. Ceres works with the most influential investors and companies to tackle sustainability risks and opportunities, and reduce the impacts of threats on our planet and natural resources, including fresh sources of water and forests. The Manager will be responsible for executing media strategies and generating earned media coverage through an array of media relations and cultivation tactics. This position will be responsible for developing related-media materials and placing thought leadership columns in targeted investor, business and financial outlets, while leveraging messaging and content around key Ceres and external events and moments.  This position will also support the execution of paid and unpaid marketing strategies, developing corresponding materials to market key reports and investor engagement tools, and campaigns and initiatives, and provide input on website, social media and eCommunity messaging to amplify impact across Ceres’ digital platforms.  This is a full-time salaried position based in our Boston office.  Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited, to the following: Work closely with communications and marketing team to develop and execute long-term communications and marketing strategies for Ceres  Conduct targeted media relations and outreach to generate uptake in earned news coverage of Ceres experts/thought leadership as well as investor and company leadership and action. Work with Ceres experts and investor and company media spokespeople to conduct on-the-record interviews, provide quotes and statements, author columns/op-eds and editorials, and support social media amplification. Execute media strategies for research reports and initiative rollouts, ensuring coordination internally and with external partners, and consistency in framing, messaging and design.  Identify key events and moments to leverage messaging and content, ensuring activities are coordinated and organized closely together with relevant initiatives, and with Ceres’ overall communications and marketing priorities and calendar.   Support strategies for paid and unpaid marketing tactics to market reports, investor engagement tools, and campaigns and initiatives. Identify and cultivate new strategic (paid and unpaid) media/social media partnerships. Provide input on website, social media, eCommunity messaging to amplify impact across all Ceres’ digital platforms.  Ensure regular communications with investor and company communications staff to cultivate and maintain those relationships. Provide communications and marketing support as needed for key Ceres events (e.g. Ceres Conference, Investor Summit on Climate Risk, etc.) Qualifications 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 water and food and/or sustainability issues, preferred. Existing relationships with water and food, business and financial reporters, preferred Experience managing and strengthening relationships and coordinating with multiple partners. Strong pitching and organizational skills. Ability to regularly 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. Interest in being part of a diverse workforce and willingness to support Ceres’ Commitment to Inclusion and Equity Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted above 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, USA
Mar 19, 2020
Full time
Senior Program Director, Company Network   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 and Responsibilities Ceres’ Company Network is a collaborative team of sustainable business strategists who bring a depth of expertise in environmental, social, and governance issues to guide work with members of the Ceres Company Network.  Ceres member companies commit to solutions-oriented, long-term engagement with stakeholders and shareholders to improve their sustainability performance. The Senior Program Director will lead the team’s efforts to make sustainability a core part of business decision-making for the short and long term.  The position will supervise and mentor a team of issue experts and support staff to develop and implement effective strategies, initiatives, and campaigns that advance Ceres’ advocacy mission. They will play a critical role in evaluating and implementing special projects to grow or enhance Ceres’ impact.  The Senior Program Director, Company Network is a full-time, Boston-based position, reporting to the Vice President of Networks.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following: Oversee development and execution of the Company Network’s overall strategies and goals. Lead the program team, ensuring they are resourced and empowered to lead on program, staff and budget management to achieve the objectives of their initiatives. Supervise staff including hiring, training, setting goals, assessing performance, and supporting professional development.     Guide and mentor senior staff in strategy development and execution. Work in partnership with the Development team to manage and advance relationships and fundraising efforts with major donors to Ceres. Identify and foster potential new projects and initiatives to expand the Company Networks impact on driving change in the capital markets Oversee strategic communication efforts of the program, including working with Ceres’ Communications and Marketing department to identify and advance strategic opportunities to elevate the profile and impact of the Company Networks’ work. Ensure strong coordination between Ceres’ Company Network and other key programs and departments, including the Investor Network, the Government Relations team, Communications and Marketing and the Climate and Energy team.  Represent Ceres at conferences, seminars, press conferences and senior-level meetings as spokesperson for Ceres and program work.   Qualifications At least 15 years of relevant program management experience and 5 years of management and strategy development experience Substantial expertise on and understanding of sustainability within the financial services sector, including governance and disclosure systems. In-depth knowledge of environmental and sustainability issues and an understanding of corporations (including corporate reporting and business strategy tools), the socially responsible investment community, and the environmental and sustainability movements. Experience in North American context is required, while understanding the broader internal context for sustainability. Demonstrated record of supervising senior staff to achieve organizational programmatic goals and supporting them in professional development Experience advancing programmatic strategy and advocacy work essential Experience cultivating effective supervisory relationships (across gender identity, race, ethnicity, and socio-economic background) with direct reports and managing senior level to do the same . Demonstrated success in both halves of the resource equation—cultivating and closing revenue prospects, and managing and deploying staff and budgets Familiarity with non-profit fundraising approaches and experience in crafting proposals and managing grants is a plus Strong relationship management skills with external partners is necessary for success in the position Team player that likes working in a collaborative and fast-paced environment Strong communication skills, both oral and written essential, with track record of public speaking blogging and social media writing desirable Interest in being part of a diverse workforce and willingness to support Ceres’ Commitment to Inclusion and Equity Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted above Passion for accelerating and expanding the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy 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, 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.