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 San Francisco, CA, USA
Oct 17, 2018
Full time
Manager, California 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  Ceres is looking to hire a Manager, California Policy. The Manager will be a key member of Ceres’ growing California office and will play a critical role in implementing Ceres’ water and climate policy and business advocacy work in California.  The Manager will be responsible for supporting policy engagements with Ceres BICEP (Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy), Connect the Drops, and the Investor Policy Working Group and for communications and support of the networks. The Manager will be knowledgeable about environmental and sustainability issues, have experience working with non-profit organizations and private sector companies, and have experience with public policy, ideally at the state-level in California.  The Manager is a cross-program role that will work closely with Ceres program staff based in Boston. This role will closely work with the Policy, the Climate and Energy, and the Water Programs to mobilize major corporations in support of public policies that call for sustainable water management, clean energy, and greenhouse gas emissions reductions in California. This is a full-time position, based in San Francisco, and will report to Director, California Policy and Partnerships.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:  In close partnership with Director, California Policy & Partnerships and the Policy, Climate and Energy, and Water teams, execute Ceres’ strategy for California state policy work, including advancing policy to further smart water management and promote clean transportation, clean energy, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Responsibilities include: Work closely with Director, California Policy & Partnerships to implement an identified strategy on state policy. Collaborate with CA-based coalitions and NGO partners. Help develop and cultivate relationships with key state policymakers and NGOs. Organize all policymaker education events and meetings. Research and analyze relevant policy opportunities.  Support Ceres’ work with companies in California, including outreach and engagement with California-based companies and companies with a California market presence that are committed to advocacy and sustainable business practices. Responsibilities include. Keep up to date with sustainability-related developments at partner companies. Identify success stories on sustainability. Support team on the management of existing company relationships. Educate corporate partners on key policy issues through webinars, conference presentations, and written communications. Mobilize companies on key advocacy opportunities. Contribute to communications and network maintenance for Ceres BICEP, Connect the Drops, and Investor Policy Working Group networks.  In collaboration with Policy and Company Network teams, identify and develop relationships with potential business advocacy partners.  Support in outreach and dissemination of Ceres’ work in California, including designing and implementing workshops, webinars/conference calls, newsletters and other multi-media communications to reach existing and new donors, funders, NGO partners or other collaborators. Partner with Communications and Marketing team to: Support development of op-eds that highlight the role of business and investors in advancing sustainability (including significant written work product).  Execute engagement events with companies, investors, and policymakers. Track and communicate specific results of Ceres’ work and that of our partners. Assist with planning for the Ceres annual conference and other events. Coordinate with other program teams as needed to accomplish organizational objectives.   Qualifications  Master degree, preferred.  Bachelor degree, required. Five years or more of direct experience working on policy and sustainability issues in the corporate, investor and/or non-profit sectors. Knowledge of environmental and sustainability issues.  Knowledge of California political system. Understanding of how corporations function and how they incorporate sustainability into business practices.   Self-starter focused on execution, with ability to manage multiple projects. Ability to make strong connections between sustainability issues and articulate the impacts and implications for corporate and investor audiences. Demonstrated ability to bring an advocacy perspective to corporate dialogues will be viewed as beneficial.  Demonstrated strong project management, strategic planning skills and attention to detail are required. Effective presentation style as well as strong speaking and written communication skills for external and internal audiences. Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative and motivation. Successful record of organizing multiple projects, coordinating and facilitating dialogues with senior-level professionals and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work as part of a team and take a collaborative approach to working across the organization. Planning and prioritization skills with the ability to make adjustments to work and still deliver projects on deadline and within time and resource budgets. 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, 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
Oct 17, 2018
Full time
Manager, Communications and Marketing   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 Manager of Communications and Marketing will develop and execute short and long-term communications and marketing strategies for our Food and Water initiatives to elevate the leadership and actions of influential investors and companies on a host of sustainability issues, including water, food and deforestation, and expand Ceres position as a thought leader on these issues in the U.S. and around the globe.  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. Embedded within the Water and Food team, and working closely with the Communications and Marketing team, 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. This person will report to the Senior Director, Water and Food and have a dotted line relationship to the Department Director of Communications and Marketing.  Specific duties 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 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 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. 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, 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.   Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Ceres Boston, MA, USA
Oct 17, 2018
Full time
Manager, Company 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 powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. The Ceres Company Network comprises more than 50 leading U.S. companies that are setting the highest bar for sustainability leadership, committing to robust sustainability goals, and improving resiliency in their operations and supply chains. Ceres enjoys a unique, direct advocacy relationship with Network members, leveraging the  Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability —our strategic vision and practical framework for sustainable corporations in the 21st century—as well as access to investors and other advocacy organizations to move companies to make environmental, social and governance considerations integral to their core business strategies. For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ).   Description and Responsibilities The Ceres Company Network is led by a collaborative team of sustainable business strategists who bring a depth of expertise in environmental, social and governance issues. At the foundation of Ceres engagement with companies is the  Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability  –our strategic vision and practical framework for sustainable corporations in the 21st Century. Following the release of the  Ceres Roadmap  in 2010, Ceres has periodically benchmarked the performance of the largest companies in the U.S..  Our most recent benchmark assessment,  Turning Point,  was released in early 2018. Ceres seeks a Manager with a strong subject matter foundation and a passion for driving improvement in corporate sustainability performance to implement the vision of the  Ceres Roadmap . The Manager will be a savvy project manager, strong communicator and strategic thinker that will help develop and realize Ceres strategy for expanding the uptake of the  Ceres Roadmap  with both companies and investors. This is a full-time position, based in our Boston office, with line reporting to one of the Directors of the Company Network. Desired content knowledge encompasses environmental and social sustainability issues, with specific focus on those issues within the corporate and investor communities.   Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following: Act as project manager, overseeing all work related to the  Ceres Roadmap —including project work with member and non-member companies, communication and rollout activities related to Ceres most recent benchmarking assessment  Turning Point,  and strategic planning and development for future work related to the  Ceres Roadmap— including a fourth benchmarking assessment;  Contribute to the design, development and implementation of tools and resources to drive forward leadership in corporate sustainability practice as defined in the  Ceres Roadmap; Lead marketing and outreach efforts for fee for service work related to the  Ceres Roadmap  and  Turning Point,  with responsibility for increasing and diversifying Company Network revenue ; Lead, in coordination with Ceres Development Team, the  Ceres Roadmap  related fundraising activities with individual, corporate and/or foundation contacts, including the preparation of proposals, presentations and other related development materials; Help manage a small portfolio of Company Network members, supporting their direct engagement and advocating for implementation of the  Ceres Roadmap expectations; Assess company performance against the  Ceres Roadmap  and  Turning Point  project work, and provide expert guidance on topics including governance, climate and energy, water, labor and human rights, and sustainable supply chains, among others; Coordinate and develop Ceres’ public communications (via website, social media, online media, print and other mediums) focused on the  Ceres Roadmap  and related content; Provide support to the Company Network team and other Ceres staff in development of presentations, talking points, speeches, etc. related to the  Ceres Roadmap  and  Turning Point ; Maintain the  Ceres Roadmap website ( ceres.org/roadmap ) and  Turning Point  website ( www.ceres.org/turningpoint ),developing fresh content and new user experiences; Develop external engagement opportunities (e.g. webinars, workshops, small events) that provide opportunity for deeper focus on particular issues areas covered in the  Ceres Roadmap,  such as governance, water stewardship, renewable energy, and sustainable supply chains; Engage cross-organizationally with each of the Ceres programmatic teams—tapping into their expertise and supporting organizational priorities; Assist in the planning of the annual Ceres Conference program and other events; and Represent Ceres externally by attending and speaking at relevant conferences and events.   Qualifications Bachelor degree, required; master degree preferred.  Five years or more of direct experience working on sustainability and corporate responsibility issues in the corporate, investor or non-profit sectors. Significant and sophisticated project management experience, with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail. Evidence of project and people management across all levels within an organization. Proven business development experience, including a track record of establishing new revenue streams and/or securing foundation funding. 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. Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills for both internal and external audiences. Effective facilitation skills with the ability to bring divergent ideas to a productive conclusion. Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative and motivation. Proven leadership and people skills, including a demonstrated ability to mentor the skills and effectiveness of other team members. Ability to move seamlessly between collaborative, team-driven activities and independent projects. Ability to bring a positive outlook and energetic commitment to working at Ceres on a daily basis and to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated ability to be an advocate. Experience in North American context is required, coupled with an understanding of the broader international context for sustainability. 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, please should 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.   Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Ceres Boston, MA
Oct 17, 2018
Full time
Associate, Website 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 is looking for an innovative, detail-oriented person to help advance our work and market the organization on the digital stage. This is a great opportunity to join a fast-paced, dynamic organization and put your digital and analytic skills to good use to help promote and communicate our work to tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges like climate change, water scarcity and human right abuses. The Website Associate will join the Communications and Marketing team to help Ceres build and maintain its suite of websites, manage online distribution and marketing platforms and inform web and digital strategy decisions with curated data analysis. The website associate will work across the organization to effectively communicate our work and impact across various issues and sectors, build our online presence and increase brand recognition, and attract new interest and support for our mission via the Ceres website. This is a full-time position, based in our Boston office and will report to the Digital Director of Communications and Marketing.   Specific duties include, but are not limited to: Overall maintenance of the Ceres websites (posting new content and job announcements, building new landing pages, leading communication with web developers and consultants on custom projects and managing domain configuration or other technical and administrative needs) Working with programs and teams to update key website content that will best represent and market their programs, networks and impacts to an online audience Owning branding guidelines to ensure consistency on Ceres website and digital marketing materials Providing support for Ceres major events and campaigns by building and maintaining event websites, mobile apps and registration systems, and supporting the events team on site Using Google Analytics to monitor and analyze key metrics and work with programs, teams and the Digital Director to make strategic recommendations based on your analysis Providing regular website statistics reports on online engagement to the digital communications and Ceres leadership teams Use Google Adwords to market Ceres website, events, projects and reports. Manage Ceres Google Adwords program to drive high quality traffic to the Ceres website. Manage external online news posts, including posting original Ceres content on Forbes, Huffington Post, National Geographic, 3BL and other online distribution platforms Other duties, some administrative, as assigned by the Digital Director and Senior Director of Marketing and Communications   Qualifications Associate or Bachelor degree, preferred.   2-3 years of relevant work experience, required. Experience using a content management systems, such as Plone, Wordpress, or Drupal, etc. Drupal highly desired, but not necessary Prior experience managing, updating and maintaining websites, required Working knowledge of HTML, required Demonstrated interested in environmental or sustainability issues, preferred Prior office experience, preferred Prior experience with data analysis platforms, like Google Analytics, Google Data Studio, or AddThis, preferred Strong organizational skills Ability to translate highly technical things to a non-technical staff Ability to evaluate workload and prioritize projects Able to manage multiple tasks at the same time, and shift quickly from one to the next Able to work well independently and as a team member Comfortable working with different personalities Desire to work in a mission-driven / nonprofit environment Marketing/Branding experience a plus Strong sense of design and knowledge of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Illustrator, preferred   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, 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.   Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com  
Ceres Boston, MA, USA
Oct 17, 2018
Full time
Director, Investor 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 plays a key relationship management role on the Investor Network.  The Ceres Investor Network on Climate Risk and Sustainability is a group of more than 150 leading institutional investors with collective assets under management of over $17.3 trillion. We are looking for candidates who are strategic thinkers and understand U.S. institutional investment finance markets.  The Ceres Investor Network is specifically looking for someone that will manage high-level engagement with institutional investors to recruit, retain and engage members of our Investor Network, primarily based on the East Coast .   This full-time position is based in Boston, MA, and reports to the Senior Program Director of the Investor Network team.   Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following: Manage and deepen Ceres’ relationships with asset owners and asset managers, serving a dedicated portfolio of investors. Develop strategic plans for engaging priority members in Ceres initiatives and campaigns, supporting the members in integrating material ESG issues into their investment processes. Recruit strategic new asset owner and asset manager members to the Investor Network from both the U.S. and Canada and encourage their action on ESG issues. Promote “sustainable investment” policies and practices that incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the investment decision-making process. Manage or contribute to one or more Investor Network working groups and project work with investors. Partner with the Communications team in developing media messaging and communications materials, such as op-eds, press releases, reports, and blogs. Attend and participate in key investor meetings and events. Track Investor Network member progress and impact on sustainable investment metrics including implementation of 21stCentury Investor Blueprint steps, new investment commitments, and participation in Ceres working groups utilizing the Ceres Salesforce platform. Make public presentations at investor conferences on ESG integration issues, low carbon/clean energy investment opportunities, Ceres policy priorities or other special topics of interest to Ceres and Investor Network members. Partner with Program Director in funder meetings and outreach to potential new funders, with the Ceres Development Team. Participate in planning and organizing Ceres annual conference and program events for both the Investor Network. Partner with Senior Program Director on team management and annual planning. Train and supervise other Investor Network team staff or interns. Travel as necessary for relationship management purposes.   Qualifications Bachelor degree required.   Graduate degree in business, environment, law or public policy preferred. At least ten years of work experience, preferably direct experience working in investment sector on sustainability-related issues. Knowledge of climate and energy issues desirable. An understanding of institutional investors and financial markets. Demonstrated experience with relationship management. Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative and motivation. Strong writing skills. Effective oral and written communication skills, especially with senior-level executives. Public speaking skills. Strong project management skills and attention to detail. Successful record of organizing multiple projects, delivering on time, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 3+ years of experience supervising staff, including ability to provide training and support staff development. Desire to work in a not-for-profit, advocacy-focused organization. Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted above.  Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and e-mail computer applications. Interest and willingness to be trained on specific applications necessary for work: ReadyTalk, Salesforce, listserv program, Bloomberg Terminal, etc.   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, 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.   Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com  
Ceres Boston, MA
Oct 17, 2018
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 Ceres BICEP Network and 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, state lawmakers, and federal lawmakers. Recruit investors and businesses to engage in state level and federal policy advocacy opportunities. Supervise Senior 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, 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, USA
Oct 17, 2018
Full time
Manager, Development   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  This position is responsible for stewarding and expanding Ceres’ annual fund and maintaining and improving development operations. Based in Ceres’ Boston office, the Manager, Development drives annual fund strategies and manages the Ceres 1000 individual giving network, development operations and donor stewardship. He/she has dotted-line supervision of the Development Assistant and serves as the liaison to the communications/marketing team. Reporting to the Director, Development, the Manager works closely with other development staff and the development team in the Ceres San Francisco office to develop and execute plans, set goals, and implement specific annual fund and Ceres 1000 cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies. The Manager will be involved in the planning and execution of Ceres’ 30th anniversary activities in 2019. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced development professional to help take a rapidly growing individual donor program to the next level.   Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:  Annual Fund Manage and largely execute all annual fund cultivation and solicitation activities including direct mail, acquisition efforts, and digital campaigns. Manage and implement the stewardship program for annual fund donors. Mange vendor relationships. Evaluate, recommend and implement new fundraising forms and practices.  Ceres 1000 individual giving network Manage the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities of a portfolio of Ceres 1000 members in the $1,000 - $4,999 gift range. Ensure and track successful delivery of benefits associate with membership for portfolio. Generate and conduct periodic analysis of portfolio. Execute ongoing communication with the Ceres 1000 including news updates, event invitations and other engagement opportunities. Maintain accuracy of Ceres 1000 member records in Salesforce database. Identify Ceres 1000 prospects from annual fund pool. Work with Development Director to elevate Ceres 1000 members who might be good major donor prospects.  Development Operations Oversee Development Assistant’s database gift and donor information entry, acknowledgement letter process and reconciliation process between finance and development. Develop and maintain performance reports and dashboards on individual giving. Ensure accuracy of donor records in Salesforce database, including assisting in maintaining research, rating and tracking for prospects. Perform dotted-line supervision for the Development Assistant’s work related to operations and annual fund activities. Assist with the development department budget management.  Marketing and Digital Communications Serve as liaison to communications/marketing team on website updates, Ceres Works donor newsletter, development collateral and other print and digital marketing materials. Work with the communications/marketing team to maximize the philanthropic potential of Ceres’ digital community. Assist efforts to build the digital community where appropriate by exploring, vetting and helping to implement new growth tactics. Provide input on the master email schedule that is maintained by the communications/marketing team.  Other Serve on cross-departmental teams as needed. Manage specific event related tasks, as needed, for Ceres’ major events such as Anniversary Galas and the annual Conference. Manage the selection process and supervise Development interns as needed. Vet and implement third-party fundraising sites and campaigns. Evaluate charity watchdog and rating groups and manage organizational application and profile. Manage relationships with student groups and other third-parties as needed. Qualifications Bachelor degree preferred.  Five years or more of work experience, preferably direct fundraising experience for a mission-driven organization. Experience with Annual Fund management and donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship processes. Database-proficient, with the ability to learn and retain complex data entry and other systems. Knowledge of Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack a plus. Experience with digital strategies used to acquire and steward donors a plus. 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. Demonstrated strong project management skills and attention to detail. Strong writing skills. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Self-starter focused on execution, with ability to manage multiple projects. Knowledge of the sustainability space desirable. 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, 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.   Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Ceres Boston, MA, USA
Oct 17, 2018
Full time
Communications Manager, Climate and Energy   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 Progress toward advancing climate solutions at the pace and scale necessary to stabilize the climate hinges like never before on actions, investments and leadership by the business and investor communities. Ceres is poised to dramatically ramp up its communications strategies to amplify meaningful private sector climate and clean energy commitments, and bold actions to accelerate the transition to the low-carbon economy. This includes actions to decarbonize the electric power and transportation sectors, such as through investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency and electric vehicle infrastructure, as well as corporate and investor actions to adopt science-based greenhouse gas emissions reductions targets, analyze and disclose exposure to climate-related risks, and shift spending from high carbon to clean energy.  The Communications Manager, Climate and Energy position will develop and support execution of short and long-term communications planning, including strategies that generate an uptake in earned media coverage on climate and clean energy leadership by elevating the voices and actions of influential investors and companies through an array of traditional, digital and social vehicles and tactics.  Working closely with the communications and marketing team as well as the climate and energy team at Ceres, this position will be responsible for executing on both planned and rapid response activities that are pivotal in expanding Ceres’ position as a climate and clean energy thought leader in the U.S. and beyond.    This is a full-time salaried position. This person will report to the Vice President of Climate and Energy and have a dotted line relationship to the Department Director of Communications and Marketing.  Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Develop and support execution of long-term communications plan for the Ceres climate and energy team, which works to transform the oil and gas, electric power, insurance, and transportation sectors. 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. Identify, train, and deploy 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 participate in social media outreach. Work closely with communications and marketing team to develop media toolkits for research reports and initiative rollouts, ensuring coordination internally and with external partners, and consistency in framing, messaging and design.  Identify key communications priorities and moments, help ensure communications elements are coordinated and organized closely together with relevant initiatives, and integrate climate and energy communications plans with Ceres’ overall communications and marketing priorities calendar.  Support strategies for paid and unpaid media via columns/blogs and multi-media content to promote solutions-oriented stories, demonstrating the economic benefits (jobs, savings, etc.) of business and investment decisions that advance climate solutions. Develop media plan to elevate Ceres’ carbon asset risk initiative and continue to amplify investor engagement and strong shareholder votes. Coordinate and help manage relationship with long-time external consultant on transportation-related communications activities and messaging. Develop, maintain, and expand relationships with external partner organizations and coalitions to coordinate and amplify impact and messaging. Identify and cultivate new strategic (paid and unpaid) media/social media partnerships. Support Ceres digital communications and marketing team with input on social media, eCommunity, annual report and other content needs to amplify impact and messaging on digital platforms.  Ensure regular communications with investor and company media spokespeople and their communications staff, as well as with reporters and producers, to cultivate and maintain those relationships. Provide communications and marketing support as needed for key Ceres events (e.g.,. annual Ceres Conference, biennial Investor Summit, etc.).  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 traditional and digital media audiences including pitches, press releases, statements, columns/op-eds, etc. Experience with producing content and messaging that resonates with various audiences including traditional and digital media, and the business community. Demonstrated interest in climate and clean energy and/or sustainability issues, preferred. Existing relationships with business, climate and energy reporters and broadcast producers, preferred. Experience working on environment, energy, and/or transportation, oil and gas, electric power issues. Experience managing and strengthening relationships and coordinating with multiple partners and coalitions, and/or consultants. 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. 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.    Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com