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 Boston, MA, USA
Sep 24, 2019
Full time
Senior Associate, Development Operations   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 & Responsibilities Based in Ceres’ Boston office, the Senior Associate, Development is responsible for the management of all vital operations related to fundraising efforts including gift processing, database maintenance and functionality improvement, reporting and analytics, and software system integration. The senior associate is the key liaison with many internal teams and works closely with other development staff in Boston and San Francisco. This role drives annual fund work. He/she reports to the Director, Development. Ceres is a rapidly expanding organization and this is an exciting opportunity to help create successful operations, donor growth and cross-team collaborations.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:  Development Operations Liaise directly with the Information Systems (IS) team, the systems review committee, the finance department and digital and print vendors. Oversee the Development Assistant’s work related to operations and annual fund activities including, but not limited to, database gift and donor information entry, acknowledgement letter processing and reconciliation process between finance and development systems. Work with the IS team to develop and maintain performance reports and dashboards on Salesforce for individual giving such as campaign results, month-over-month comparisons and analysis of the Ceres 1000 network of donors that give $1,000 or more. Run queries, reports and complex data pulls within Salesforce built on sound logic and institutional knowledge. Partner with Development Assistant on work related to operations and annual fund activities. Create, update and maintain policies and procedures for all development database systems and strive to ensure their implementations. Assist with the development department budget management. Digital Communications and Marketing Work with the Comms and Marketing team and outside vendors to build the digital community and to maximize the philanthropic potential of Ceres’ digital community. Liaise directly with Comms and Marketing team for projects like website updates, Ceres Works donor newsletter, development collateral and other print and digital marketing materials. Provide input on the master email schedule that is maintained by the Comms and Marketing team. Annual Fund Work with external vendors to execute annual fund cultivation and solicitation activities for direct mail. Manage and implement the stewardship program for annual fund donors. Evaluate, recommend and implement new fundraising forms and practices. Events As part of cross-department collaborations, evaluate and implement fundraising and cultivation event platforms. Assistant development and events staff with event platform maintenance and event evaluation.  Other Serve on cross-departmental teams as needed. Manage specific event related tasks, as needed, for Ceres-wide major events such as Anniversary Galas and the annual Conference and biennial Investor Summit Assist with the selection process and training of Development interns as needed. Evaluate charity watchdog and rating groups and manage organizational application and profile. Qualifications Four to five years or more of work experience, demonstrating superior operations skill set. Proficient at using organizational databases including entering complex data, learning new ways to use the system, and understanding how to pull reports and translate data for senior staff to use.   Knowledge of Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack a plus. Desire to for data-driven results. Ability and confidence to ensure staff adhere to established guidelines. Strong technical curiosity and a firm believer in the importance of learning. Successful record of organizing multiple projects, delivering on time, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative and motivation. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Ability to think on one’s feet. Experience with fundraising departments and specifically annual fund management, both at a mission-driven organization, a plus. Experience with digital strategies used to acquire and steward donors, a plus. Knowledge of the sustainability space, a plus. How to Apply We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:  ceres.org .  If you are interested in applying, please 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   select the “Senior Associate, Development Operations” position and then at the bottom of the page click “Apply for this 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 Boston, MA, USA
Sep 24, 2019
Full time
Manager, Talent Acquisition  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 Manager will primarily oversee organization-wide recruitment for staff and interns.  Ceres commitment to an inclusive and equitable workplace will require a person who shares a similar commitment and can speak to external audiences about the benefits and opportunities of employment at Ceres.   This job offers an opportunity for a thoughtful, creative, out-going, organized, team-oriented and trustworthy individual interested in talent acquisition to help to build a growing organization.  The position is full-time, located in our Boston office, and will work with and report to the Senior Department Director of Human Resources and Operations.  Primary duties include, but are not limited to:  Recruitment Manage recruitment logistics; including development of job descriptions, organizing kick-off meetings with hiring manager, training hiring managers and teams on interview process, posting open positions, screening candidates, directing applications to appropriate parties, scheduling interviews, conducting exercises for candidates, processing acknowledgements and tracking all candidate activity providing quarterly and annual reports. Oversee intern hiring process (listed above) and partner with other HR staff on intern orientation, with a more expanded role related to managing the 10-week Ceres Summer Intern program Serve as primary recruitment contact with colleges and universities, job sites, and/or placement offices, regularly sharing job opportunities, including internships Partner with Ceres marketing staff to develop materials and increase Ceres online footprint to expand our outreach efforts to attract more candidates, with a particular interest in diversifying our candidate pool Actively develop new relationships with external partners to increase Ceres’ pool of candidates for all positions, with a special focus on building a more diverse pool of candidates Organize Ceres staff to serve as ambassadors in our recruitment practices Working with other HR staff, train Ceres staff on best practices for screening and interviewing candidates, with a special focus on disrupting implicit biases Attend job fairs or recruitment events in the New England region, with the possible option to expand this geographic area in the future Provide logistical support to Senior Director and external recruiter working on senior job searches Expand on current system to track all applications and produce quarterly reports for Senior Director to share with Executive Team Partner with Senior Department Director on improving the recruitment and hiring process for candidates Support other members of the HR team during vacation or other leaves. Qualifications At minimum, 5 years of work experience, in an office setting, required.  At minimum, 3 years of direct recruiting and hiring experience, required. Demonstrated interest in expanding study in Human Resources field, a plus. Strong project management skills and ability to prioritize projects. Proven track record of successfully completing projects on time and within budget. Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, proven ability to demonstrate initiative and motivation. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.  Prior experience as a spokesperson for an organization, a plus. Understand how to manage confidential information in an appropriate manner. Strong ethical sensibility. Interest in building a workplace where inclusion and equity for all people is valued. Well-developed organizational and problem-solving skills necessary. Ability to look at problems as opportunities. Strong attention to detail and good follow-through on projects and communication. Effective presentation style as well as strong speaking and written communication skills. Ability to translate legal, tax or human resources matters into everyday language for staff to understand. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team. Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented organization, a plus. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel, required. Familiarity with a database system, preferred. Desire to work in a mission-driven, non-profit organization, a plus. 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. 
Ceres Boston, MA, USA
Sep 24, 2019
Full time
Assistant to Vice Presidents  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 Assistant will support two of the four Vice Presidents who serve on the Program Management Team.   This critical role provides administrative and logistical support and assists with internal and external communications for the Vice Presidents.  This opening is designed for an extremely organized, self-starter who has a demonstrated track record of successfully working with senior staff.  The position reports to two Vice Presidents and is based in Boston, MA.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following: Provide administrative and logistical support to Vice Presidents Prepare VPs for internal and external meetings ensuring materials are available or prepared for presentations Book travel and draft trip itineraries for VPs Manage calendars and prioritize meetings for VPs Process expense reports, reimbursements, and other finance-related administrative duties Track outreach to constituents and funders and update database with activity Attend internal and external meetings in order to take notes, compile meeting minutes and produce next steps for meeting attendees Provide writing support on communications to external partners Assist with planning, coordination and logistics for Department meetings and events, including side meetings at the Ceres annual conference or team retreats Coordinate and organize activities and meetings with internal and external partners Conduct some research as directed by Vice Presidents Work closely with other Assistant to VPs to assure coordination and alignment across Program Management Team  Complete other administrative projects as assigned by Vice Presidents Qualifications Minimum of four years of relevant work experience supporting a senior staff member Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative and motivation Strong organizational and time management skills with attention to detail required. Successful record of organizing and advancing multiple projects and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment Familiar with sustainability issues such as climate change, water risks, deforestation, etc., a plus Strong writing skills to develop correspondence on behalf of senior staff members. Strong oral skills Ability to work both independently and as part of a team Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and e-mail applications Familiarity with a CRM Database (such as Salesforce), a plus. 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 and list of three references.  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
Sep 24, 2019
Full time
Manager, Federal 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, Federal Policy position supports Ceres’ policy work, with a focus on federal-level policy. This a full-time position, preferably based in Boston, MA, but certain considerations may be made for candidates based in the Washington, D.C. area.  This position is designed for a highly motivated, self-starter with prior policy experience looking to be an advocate for strong and effective federal climate and clean energy policies.  The position will report to the Director, Federal Policy.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:  Partner with Director on developing and refining strategy for federal program work as it fits into team’s overall vision Work with policy team to identify policy priorities, develop plan for policy engagement, and execute plan Track key developments related to federal policy – with an emphasis on certain target lawmakers Stay abreast of policy issues on the federal level related to climate, energy and transportation 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, non-profits, trade associations, think tanks, communications firms, lobbyists, etc.) Identify opportunities to leverage policy work to recruit new Ceres BICEP Network and engage Ceres Investor Network for Climate Risk and Sustainability 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, legislative staffers, federal lawmakers Recruit investors and businesses to engage in federal policy advocacy opportunities Supervise member of the federal policy team 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 Network, Communications, Development, Climate and Energy 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 Five years or more of direct experience working environment, energy, and/or transportation policy issues. 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 managing and training staff or interns. 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.  Successful record of coordinating and facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogues. Ability to work as part of a team and take a collaborative approach. Ability to bring a positive outlook to working at Ceres. Willingness 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.