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Ceres Boston, MA, United States
Jul 24, 2017
Full time
Associate, State Policy  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 . Description & Responsibilities The Associate, State Policy position supports Ceres’ policy work, with a focus on U.S. Inter-mountain West and Western state-level policy and engagement of business and investor voices in those states. This a full-time position, based in Boston, MA and part of the Policy and BICEP Network team.  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. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Research, track and write briefs for Ceres staff and partner investors and businesses on key developments related to Western state policy priorities Represent Ceres on state coordination calls and respond to requests from partners and advocates Draft sign-on letters, blogs, and tweets about state policy advocacy efforts Research and track state policymaker targets and identify opportunities to advance clean energy policy in priority states Provide administrative, logistical, and writing support to the Manager and Senior Manager in recruitment of investors and businesses to engage in state level policy advocacy opportunities Provide logistical support for state policy related conference calls, webinars, and events with businesses and investors Coordinate with other program teams (such as Investor Programs, Communications, Development, Electric Power and Transportation) as needed to accomplish organizational objectives. Support organizing and logistical activities related to Ceres’ Annual Conference. Support special projects of Policy team, as necessary. Qualifications Bachelor degree preferred. In absence of Bachelor degree, at least 7 years of relevant work experience or 5 years of relevant work experience, plus an Associate degree. Two to three years of professional experience demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills and some project management abilities. Knowledge of environmental and sustainability movements and current issues. Expertise on environmental, energy and/or transportation issues, preferred. Experience working in advocacy settings with private sector entities preferred Strong administrative and organizational skills Ability to organize and track multiple projects and desire to work in a fast-paced environment Strong oral and written communication skills as well as effective presentation style. Able to present a professional and confident demeanor with senior level professionals Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, proven ability to demonstrate initiative and motivation. Demonstrated initiative and willingness to take on projects that support the success of the team and Ceres. Ability to work independently and as part of a team and take a collaborative approach, and to deliver independent projects. Ability to bring a positive outlook and energetic commitment to working at Ceres on a daily basis. Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted above.  Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, social media and e-mail computer applications. How to Apply  We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:   www.ceres.org .  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.  Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.  
Ceres Boston, MA, United States
Jul 13, 2017
Full time
Senior Manager, Clean Vehicles Organization Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ). Description & Responsibilities The Senior Manager, Clean Vehicles will play a key role in building utility and company support for clean vehicles as well as working with influential investors and companies to advance clean transportation policies at the state and federal levels. The Senior Manager will focus on encouraging companies to increase the use of electric vehicles (EVs) in their fleet, promote employee EV purchases and installation of workplace charging stations; support policies that advance clean transportation; and produce analytical materials that make the business case for clean transportation. This position will support coordination efforts to engage investors with companies, especially electric power companies, in accelerating their commitment to clean vehicles.  The Senior Manager will work closely with investors in the Ceres Investor Network on Climate Risk and Sustainability. The network comprises more than 130 institutional investors, collectively managing more than $17 trillion in assets, advancing leading investment practices, corporate engagement strategies and policy solutions. This is a full-time position based in our Boston office and will report to the Director, Transportation. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:  Design and implement cross-organizational strategy to boost private sector deployment of clean vehicles – with a particular focus on EVs – working in close coordination with the director of transportation and in collaboration with the Ceres Investor, Company and Policy Networks, and the California team. Collaborate with Ceres Investor Network to support investors on engagement with utilities and other companies, and to unleash investor support for clean transportation Support Ceres transportation team and the Ceres Company Network with regard to engaging companies to build support for, and enable, clean transportation goals and investments Collaborate with Policy and California teams on state and federal clean transportation incentives and policies Represent Ceres in connection with external partnerships and at strategic convenings and events regarding clean transportation Conduct research on clean transportation, with a particular focus on the business case, opportunities, and public policy context for investors and companies Partner with Ceres’ Director of Shareholder Engagement, drafting memoranda, letters and other resources making the business case for investor and corporate leadership on clean transportation as a cost-effective strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate change Work with the Ceres communications team to draft online reports and other content including press releases and statements, op-eds and blogs, and social media. Coordinate with Ceres’ Development team to develop fundraising proposals to support Ceres’ clean transportation work Co-supervise consultants and interns, including hiring, training, conducting reviews and supporting professional development Undertake some shared administrative work such as tracking company engagements, collecting success stories, tracking corporate commitments, and preparing minutes for meetings and conference calls. Qualifications  Minimum of seven years of work experience in a related field - experience in transportation and clean vehicles preferred; Bachelor degree required and advanced degree preferred; Knowledge of, and experience related to climate change, clean transportation, EVs and corporate sustainability issues; Understanding of the role of business and the financial sector/investment community; Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, superior leadership ability, strong initiative and motivation; Successful record of organizing and executing multiple projects and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment; Strong advocacy or campaign experience preferred; Excellent research and online report and media writing skills; Experience supervising staff members or external consultants; Strong meeting facilitation and verbal communication skills; Experience working with the media and reporters and producing online content (statements, blogs, op-eds) a plus; Ability to work both independently and as part of a team; Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet, Google Docs, presentation, database, and e-mail computer applications.  How to Apply We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:   www.ceres.org .  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed. Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.
Ceres Boston, MA, United States
Jul 06, 2017
Full time
Associate, 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: www.ceres.org . Description & Responsibilities 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 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. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Support engagements with Ceres Company Network members, 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 members, Non-profit Network members, investors, and prospective Ceres companies. • Facilitate team meetings, working with the Senior 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. • Book travel, schedule meetings, and draft trip itineraries for Directors. • Process Directors’ expense reports, reimbursements, and other finance-related administrative duties. • Travel to meetings and events, as required. Qualifications • Bachelor degree. In absence of bachelor degree, at least 7 years relevant work experience or 5 years relevant work experience plus associate degree. • Minimum of 3 years professional experience demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills, leadership ability, 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. 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 list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed. Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.
Ceres Boston, MA, United States
Jul 06, 2017
Full time
Senior Manager, Editing and Writing   Organization Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.  For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ).  Description & Responsibilities The Senior Manager, Editing and Writing position on the Communications and Marketing team will support the CEO/President and the Communications team in research, editing and writing, including speechwriting, and fact-checking needs. This position will implement and enforce Associated Press writing style guidelines and the organization’s new brand writing and messaging guidelines throughout all written and online content. The Senior Manager, Editing and Writing will be highly-skilled and organized and looking to join a fast-paced Communications team in its Boston headquarters.    This position reports to the Senior Department Director of Communications and Marketing. This position may supervise a staff position on the team.  Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  •    Proofread, edit and write reports, press releases and statements, guest columns and op-eds/blogs, speeches and other online content as needed.   •    Implement and enforce AP writing style guidelines and grammar rules, and brand writing and messaging guidelines in all content.  •    Edit and produce high-quality written materials that are clear, concise, compelling, consistent, conversational and correct, and strike the right tone and balance.  •    Assist in updating and maintaining an editorial/reports calendar and assist in the vetting process for reports and other editorial projects.  •    Communicate regularly with communications and marketing team supervisor and issue experts as needed to ensure editing and writing deadlines are met.  •    Develop an understanding of sustainability issues and the sectors of the economy the organization is helping to transform.  •    Support media partnerships and relationships at targeted outlets to pitch and place guest columns/op-eds.  •    Draft speeches and talking points for Ceres CEO/President and other Ceres experts, as well as other media spokespeople as needed.  •    Assist in writing training and coaching as needed with issue experts. •    Supervise staff member and possible interns, which includes project management, training, performance evaluation, and professional development Qualifications  •    At least seven years of work experience in communications/marketing or journalism.  •    Bachelor’s degree required in communications, marketing, journalism or related area of study. Graduate degree preferred. •    Very strong communications, research, editing and writing skills.  •    Experience writing for an advocacy, investor, corporate or news audience. •    Knowledge of AP writing style guidelines and other best practices for editing and writing. •    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. •    Knowledge of sustainability issues, including an understanding of the investment and corporate community. •    Demonstrated passion and interest in sustainability issues, including climate change and policy issues. •    An interest in the changing digital media landscape and in growing an engaged, digital and mobile audience. •    Ability to bring a positive outlook and energetic commitment to working at Ceres on a daily basis. •    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 resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.  Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law. 
Ceres Boston, MA, United States
Jun 26, 2017
Full time
Senior Manager, Renewable 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 our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.  For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ).  Description & Responsibilities The Senior Manager, Renewable Energy will report to the Director, Electric Power and play a key role in our work with investors and companies to materially ramp up renewable energy investment.  This full-time position will focus on encouraging companies to boost renewable energy goals, advancing policies that enable increased renewable energy, and producing analytical materials that make the business case for renewable energy.  This position will play a key role as Ceres coordinates investor and other stakeholders to engage with companies in accelerating their investments in clean energy and reducing climate impacts.  Many of the investors who will be involved in this effort are part of the Investor Network on Climate Risk and Sustainability (Ceres Investor Network), a project of Ceres that comprises a network of more than 120 investors, collectively managing over $15 trillion in assets.  Members include state treasurers, pension funds, foundations, socially responsible asset managers, and religious institutional investors, among others. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:  Design and implement cross-organizational strategy to boost private sector deployment of renewable energy, working in close coordination with the Electric Power Program Director and in collaboration with the Policy/BICEP, Company Network, Investor and California teams Support Electric Power and Company Network Teams with regard to engaging companies to build support for, and enable, renewable energy goals and investments Coordinate with Investor Team to support investors on engagement with power companies and other companies on renewable energy, and to unleash investor support for renewable energy policies Support Policy and California Teams on state and federal renewable energy incentives and policies Represent Ceres in connection with external partnerships and at strategic convenings/events regarding renewable energy Coordinate, oversee and/or conduct research on renewable energy, with a particular focus on the business case, opportunities, and public policy context for investors and companies Partner with Ceres’ Director of Shareholder Engagement, drafting memoranda, letters and other documents making the business case for investor and corporate leadership on renewable energy as a cost-effective strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate change Work with the Ceres Communications Team and the Electric Power Program Director to draft content for the Ceres and Ceres Investor Network websites, newsletters, press releases, reports and other publications Coordinate with Ceres Development Team to develop fundraising proposals to support Ceres’ renewable energy work Co-supervise consultants and interns, including hiring, training, conducting reviews and supporting professional development Undertake some shared administrative work such as tracking company engagements, collecting success stories, tracking corporate commitments, and preparing minutes for meetings and conference calls. Qualifications  Minimum of seven years of work experience in a related field; Bachelor degree required and advanced degree preferred; Knowledge of, and experience related to climate change, renewable energy and corporate sustainability issues; Understanding of the role of business and the financial sector/investment community; Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, superior leadership ability, strong initiative and motivation; Successful record of organizing and executing multiple projects and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment; Excellent research and writing skills; Experience supervising staff members or external consultants; Strong meeting facilitation and verbal communication skills; Experience working with the media, a plus; Knowledge regarding clean energy investment and finance, a plus; Ability to work both independently and as part of a team; Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet, Google Docs, presentation, database, and e-mail computer applications. How to Apply We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying: www.ceres.org .  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed. Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.
Ceres Boston, MA, United States
Jun 22, 2017
Full time
Communications Manager, State Policy   Organization Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.  For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ). Description and Responsibilities U.S. climate progress hinges like never before on the need for the business community to demonstrate visible and effective leadership on advancing low-carbon policies and clean energy solutions. Ceres is poised to dramatically ramp up its communications efforts to support this accelerated action, building on our decades of experience in mobilizing strong investor, company and policy networks and voices. This new effort will incorporate some of Ceres' core work, while expanding communications activities in several key states that are pivotal in ensuring an equitable and sustainable economy and planet.  The Communications Manager, State Policy will execute on climate and clean energy communications planning and outreach, including earned media strategies that generate uptake in news coverage of positive leadership and action in key states.  Working closely with the policy and communications teams at Ceres, this position will support activities that build and deepen relationships with investor and company media spokespeople and deploy them in a variety of ways to advance low-carbon policy solutions.  This is a full-time salaried position. This person will report to the senior manager of state policy and have a dotted line relationship to the senior director of communications.  Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited, to the following:  Execute communications planning and outreach, including targeted media relations in key states to generate uptake in news coverage of positive examples of investor and company leadership and action on climate and clean energy policy. •    Identify and deploy investor and company media spokespeople in key states to conduct on-the-record interviews, provide quotes and statements, author columns/op-eds and editorials, and participate in social media outreach. •    Work closely with policy and communications teams to develop pitches for reporters and key messaging for spokespeople, and partner with state NGO/communications partners to ensure consistency and coordination.  •    Support expanded storytelling strategies for state policy activities via blogs and multimedia content (ex: capturing on the ground videos/photos) highlighting investor/company advocacy and influence in key states.  •    Track key state policy developments and corporate clean energy procurement announcements. •    Develop, maintain, and expand relationships with external partners, in-state allies (local non-profits, communications firms, lobbyists, etc.) to reach wider audience with key messages. •    Support Ceres digital communications staff with social media kits and other content needs to integrate and amplify key messages on social and other multimedia platforms.  •    Conduct regular media meetings and tours in key states to cultivate and maintain relationships with investor and company media spokespeople and communication staff and state and local reporters. •    Develop and expand media/social media partnerships in key states.   Qualifications    Bachelor degree, required.  Graduate degree, preferred. •    5 years of work experience in journalism, communications, public relations, required. •    Experience developing media relations strategies and working in fast-paced media environments. •    Strong writing and fact-checking skills with experience writing for media audiences including pitches, press releases, statements, columns/op-eds, etc. •    Experience with producing content that resonate with various audiences including media, policymakers and the business community. •    Demonstrated interest in climate and clean energy policy and sustainability issues, preferred. •    Existing relationships with business, climate and energy reporters on state and local level, preferred •    Experience working on environment, energy, and/or transportation policy issues, particularly at the state level, preferred.  •    Experience managing and strengthening relationships and coordinating with multiple partners. •    Strong pitching and organizational skills. •    Ability to evaluate workload and prioritize projects. •    Able to direct and manage multiple projects at the same time. •    Able to work well independently and as a team member. •    Comfortable working with different personalities and people. •    Desire to work in a mission-driven and nonprofit environment. How to Apply We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:  www.ceres.org .  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.   Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.  
Ceres Boston, MA, United States
Jun 22, 2017
Full time
Director, Carbon Asset Risk   Organization   Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.   For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ).   Description & Responsibilities The Director, Carbon Asset Risk will coordinate its investor campaign on carbon asset risk. The successful applicant will work with Ceres’ Oil and Gas, Electric Power and Investor Network teams to mobilize investors to help prevent unmanageable climate change by pressuring fossil fuel companies to invest significantly less capital in projects like thermal coal, oil sands and Arctic drilling. The Director will also work with Ceres’ investor network members to develop strategies for reducing carbon asset risk in their own portfolios and lead engagement with other key financial sector actors like banks and credit ratings agencies who have the power to influence how the fossil fuel industry invests its capital.    This is an exciting time to be working with some of the nation’s largest investors to engage with one of the world’s largest industries, and one that has influence over the world’s future energy mix. This is a full-time position, based in our Boston office and will report to the Director of Oil and Gas.     Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:    Develop and execute annual programmatic goals and Ceres’ organizational strategy for advancing the Carbon Asset Risk campaign, as well as support strategic planning for the overall Ceres Climate and Energy team. •    Develop and implement campaign strategies and tactics to discourage continued fossil fuel industry investment in high carbon fuels, and to encourage investment in cleaner sources of energy. •    Conduct an annual assessment of the campaign and re-direct strategies and tactics based on evaluation. •    Work with, expand and mobilize existing multi-trillion dollar investor coalition with goal of slowing industry investment in high cost/high carbon fossil fuels. •    Continue to build the business case for investor action on carbon asset risk, by managing and/or conducting research and report production. •    Develop and execute communications strategies to persuade key decision makers of the risks of high cost/high carbon fossil fuel investments. •    Partner closely with other Ceres teams, including the Electric Power, Transportation and Investor Network teams, to execute Ceres’ carbon asset risk strategy. •    Coordinate Ceres’ collaboration on carbon asset risk with a broad range of national and international investors and NGOs.  •    As needed, support Ceres’ other Oil and Gas priorities, including work related to shale development, oil sands and flaring. •    Manage and advance relationships with current and potential funders, including by partnering with the Development Team on grant proposals or engagements with donors to raise funds to support this campaign. •    Supervise at least one staff member, to include training, conducting performance reviews, and providing guidance and support with professional development. •    Support the development and implementation of Oil and Gas team management systems. •    Assist with planning for the Ceres annual conference program, and assist or lead with management of other events to advance campaign objectives. •    Represent Ceres as a speaker at conferences and events. •    Travel, as needed, to engage with companies, investors and stakeholders. Qualifications  At least 10 years of relevant experience. •    Bachelor degree required.  Master or other advanced degree in business, environment, law, public policy or related field preferred. •    3 years of management and strategy development experience. •    Knowledge of environmental and sustainability issues important. •    An understanding of corporate finance, the socially responsible investment community, and the environmental and sustainability movements, preferred. •    An understanding of investment firms, financial institutions, and institutional investors, preferred.  •    Knowledge of the oil and gas industry is preferred, but not required. •    3+ years of experience supervising staff, including ability to provide training and support staff development. •    Experience developing and managing progress against goals and budgets. •    Demonstrated ability to deliver specific projects and initiatives independently and leading a team. •    Proven ability to manage multiple projects from concept to completion on own momentum and with limited guidance. •    Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, in a fast-paced environment. •    Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative and motivation. •    Effective presentation style and excellent oral and written communication skills. •    Advocacy or campaign experience is preferred. •    Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted above.   How to Apply We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:  www.ceres.org .  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.   Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.  
Ceres San Francisco, CA, United States
Jun 22, 2017
Full time
Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships, California    Organization Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ).   Description & Responsibilities Ceres’ policy priorities include a focus on California water management policies and funding mechanisms, a focus on California climate policies including carbon pricing, renewable energy policies and clean transportation policies.  To advance these policies, Ceres deploys businesses and investors as advocates and public opinion makers.     The Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships, California will build our network of businesses who will work with Ceres to advance our policy priorities.  The Senior Manager will develop and implement a plan to build our Connect the Drops and BICEP networks by identifying and recruiting new companies to the networks, deepening and expanding our work with current company partners and building strategic partnerships with other business organizations to bring their voices to bear on our work.  Working with Ceres California Office staff, the Senior Manager will identify and reach out to businesses and business organizations already aligned with Ceres’ sustainability agenda across the spectrum of industry sectors.  The Senior Manager will work with large, medium, and small businesses and focus on companies with a business footprint in both the metropolitan regions of Los Angeles and San Francisco and key legislative districts in Central Valley, Orange County.   The Senior Manager will develop the leadership of corporate partners by supporting them in their own sustainability initiatives around climate and water and demonstrate the need for strong state policy to support their sustainability strategies.  In support of Ceres’ CA legislative campaigns, the Senior Manager will work directly with companies to get letters and calls to legislators, coordinate op-eds and other media placements, and identify opportunities for industry leadership through speaking engagements, social media and written publications.  The Senior Manager will work with other staff across all of Ceres to bring CA companies to support all of Ceres’ priorities.   This is a full-time position, based in our San Francisco office and will report to the California Program Director, with a dotted line to the Policy and BICEP Network Program Director.     Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:    In coordination with the Policy Team, develop a plan to recruit new companies to Connect the Drops and BICEP networks to support Ceres’ California policy priorities.  •    Build the leadership of CA companies by supporting them in their own sustainability initiatives and deploying them on Ceres’ CA policy priorities. •    Manage relationships with other business networks engaged in CA policy work. •    Support CA companies their advocacy initiatives (legislator visits and letters, public media, speaking engagements and industry communications). •    Engage CA companies in all of Ceres’ priorities by working across the organization to identify opportunities for corporate engagement and leadership. •    Support California program initiatives and Ceres initiatives including Ceres annual conference, development events and Ceres’ wide communications initiatives.  •    Develop and implement strategies to build the Ceres brand with companies in California.   Qualifications •     Master degree in business, environment, law or public policy or related field preferred.   •    Bachelor degree, required. •    Minimum of 7 years of work experience in corporate sustainability, policy advocacy or related field, required. •    5+ years experience working with corporate directors and senior management staff. •    Strong writing and public speaking. •    Demonstrated interest in environmental or sustainability issues, preferred. •    Existing relationships with California companies, preferred. •    Strong organizational skills. •    Ability to evaluate workload and prioritize projects. •    Able to manage multiple tasks at the same time. •    Able to work well independently and as a team member. •    Comfortable working with different personalities and people. •    Desire to work in a mission-driven / nonprofit environment. •    Willingness to travel to accomplish duties.   How to Apply We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:  www.ceres.org . If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed. Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.  
Ceres Boston, MA, United States
Jun 22, 2017
Full time
Director of Stewardship and Partnerships, Policy and BICEP Network Organization Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.   For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ).   Description & Responsibilities The Director of Stewardship and Partnerships on the Policy team is designed for a highly motivated, self-starter looking to be an advocate for Ceres’ policy goals.  This role will work closely with our California Office and partner on their company engagement activities related to policy.  This position will be located in Boston, MA and reports to the Senior Program Director, Policy. Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following: Partner with Policy Senior Program Director, to develop and implement recruitment plan for Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) Cultivate and nurture relationships with company members located throughout the U.S. Recruit businesses (on a national and state specific level) to join BICEP and/or take part in specific Policy activities Implement communication and education activities to ensure retention of members Evaluate BICEP member engagement and assess the needs of companies Organize and facilitate regular BICEP meetings and calls Develop and execute campaigns to engage companies in policy advocacy Develop communications strategy to support recruitment efforts and refine materials distributed to companies about member benefits and policy advocacy Lead coordination and collaboration with California team on company recruitment and engagement, including the development of their outreach plan along with recruitment and retention activities Develop campaign plans in response to legislative initiatives, as needed Collaborate with Ceres Communication team on facilitating media outreach Manage media outreach related to BICEP companies Supervise Communications Manager on Policy team Partner with the Senior Program Director on team management, such as team meetings, annual planning and evaluation, and team retreats Qualifications Master’s degree or equivalent education preferred in public policy, law (J.D.), environmental policy or related fields 10 years of relevant work experience Knowledge of energy and climate change issues, including an understanding of business-focused policy debates, and NGO concerns Willingness to engage in climate and energy policy processes at the state and federal levels 3+ years of experience supervising staff, including ability to provide training and support staff development A proven track record of leading negotiations in a group setting and building consensus within a diverse group towards shared objectives and strategies. Experience managing and creating budgets Strong relationship management skills particularly within the corporate sector Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, superior leadership ability, strong initiative and motivation, energy and enthusiasm Experience developing and managing progress against goals and budgets Strong project management skills Successful record of organizing and managing multiple projects and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment Effective presentation style and excellent oral and written communication skills Strong team player and comfort working in a team-based atmosphere  Demonstrated ability to deliver specific projects and initiatives independently and as part of a team Desire to work in a not-for-profit, advocacy-focused organization Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and e-mail applications Willingness to travel on regular basis for company engagements and conferences How to Apply We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:  www.ceres.org .  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed. Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation