Ceres

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

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

Ceres Boston, MA, USA
Apr 17, 2019
Full time
Program Director, Water   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’ Water Program promotes capital market solutions to the global water crisis by accelerating private sector leadership on sustainable water management, through cutting-edge research, investor mobilization and advocacy.  Ultimately our work is about changing the way the world’s largest economic actors value and manage water.  Ceres advances its work to protect freshwater through a number of complementary initiatives, including the Ceres   Investor Water Hub , a working group of over 100 institutional investors with $24 trillion in assets under management, with whom Ceres partners to accelerate deeper integration of water into investment decision-making and corporate engagement. Ceres also works with some of the biggest companies in the world to improve their   water stewardship .   We are particularly focused on improving practices in the   food sector , which uses 70 percent of the world’s freshwater, largely in agricultural supply chains. Finally, through our California   Connect the Drops   campaign, we coordinate a coalition of 35 companies to urge policymakers to advance resilient water solutions that ensure sustainable management of the state’s water supplies.  The Program Director, Water will play a pivotal role in Ceres’ efforts to reduce the water impacts of large companies, including in the food and agriculture sector, and to improve how water is valued within the investment, and corporate communities and beyond. The position will supervise and mentor a team of issue experts and support staff to develop and implement effective strategies, initiatives, and campaigns that advance Ceres’ advocacy mission. S/he will play a critical role in budget and resource management, fundraising efforts, communicating Ceres’ Water Program impact and successes, and managing special projects to grow or enhance Water Program priorities.  The Program Director, Water is a full-time, Boston-based position, reporting to the Vice President of Initiatives & Campaigns. Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following: Oversee development and execution of the Water Program’s overall strategies and goals. Lead a team of 8, ensuring they are resourced and empowered to lead on program, staff and budget management to achieve the objectives of their initiatives. Supervise 4 staff including hiring, training, setting goals, assessing performance, and supporting professional development.     Guide and mentor senior staff in strategy development and execution. Work in partnership with the Development team to manage and advance relationships and fundraising efforts with current and prospective foundations and major donors to the Water Program. Oversee strategic communication efforts of the program, including working with Ceres’ Communications and Marketing department to identify and advance strategic opportunities to elevate the profile and impact of the Water Program’s work. Maintain a dotted-line relationship to the Director, California Policy and Partnerships, providing strategic input and mentorship and ensuring alignment and synergy between the Water Program and Ceres’ Connect the Drops Campaign. Ensure strong coordination between Ceres’ Water Program and other key programs and departments, including the Food and Forests team, the Government Relations team, Communications and Marketing and the Investor and Company Networks teams.   Ensure that the Water Program’s strategies maximize the impacts of our work through a lens of social justice and racial equity. Represent Ceres at conferences, seminars, press conferences and senior-level meetings as spokesperson for project or program work. Qualifications At least 10 years of relevant program management experience and 3 years of management and strategy development experience. Demonstrated record of supervising senior staff to achieve organizational programmatic and supporting them in professional development. Experience advancing programmatic strategy and advocacy work essential. Experience cultivating effective supervisory relationships (across gender identity, race, ethnicity, and socio-economic background) with direct reports and managing senior level to do the same. Demonstrated success in both halves of the resource equation—cultivating and closing revenue prospects, and managing and deploying staff and budgets. Familiarity with non-profit fundraising approaches and experience in crafting proposals and managing grants is a plus Superior communication skills, both oral and written essential and experienced public speaker, blogger and social media writing desirable Substantial expertise on freshwater sustainability/sustainable water management a bonus. Experience working with or within private sector institutions on sustainability issues a bonus. Knowledge of institutional investing practices and corporate social responsibility and shareholder engagement practices a bonus.  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, 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
Apr 16, 2019
Full time
Senior Manager, 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 powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ).  Description & Responsibilities  The Senior Manager 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 163 leading institutional investors with collective assets under management of over $25.4 trillion. We are looking for candidates with strong organization skills, relationship management skills and understanding of U.S. institutional investment finance markets.  The Ceres Investor Network is specifically looking for someone that will coordinate and organize our recruitment, relationship management, and retention of investors on the East Coast.  This full-time position is based in Boston, and reports to the Senior Program Director, Investor Network.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following: Manage the Investor Network: Under the direction of the Senior Program Director, Investor Network, manage operations, recruitment and member services for the Ceres Investor Network, with goal of engaging, retaining and providing value to members. Recruit new members to the Ceres Investor Network who will support Ceres programmatic goals.  Develop a prospect list for new Investor Network members with the Investor Team and manage investor recruitment process, to achieve annually established goals for growing the Investor Network. Conduct annual evaluation of Investor Network member experience; solicit and analyze Investor Network member feedback on member activities, opportunities and services Monitor activities of and coordination/collaboration with other investor groups (e.g., PRI, CDP, UNEP FI) Oversee Investor Network member dues. Assist with training and supervising investor team assistants and/or associates and interns.  Support Ceres Investor Network Members As a relationship manager, develop and support, strategic plans for priority members, ensuring that the members are leaders in integrating ESG into their investment processes, engaging in climate, water, sustainable food and other of Ceres policy priorities, engaging with the companies in their portfolios, and moving money towards low carbon and clean energy investments. Stay current with members’ priorities and support them with research, peer learning opportunities, and best practice examples of sustainable investing, corporate engagement and shareholder resolutions. Attend asset owner board meetings. Attend and participate in key west coast investor meetings and events. Track Investor Network member progress and impact on sustainable investment metrics including implementation of 21st   Century Investor Blueprint steps, new investment commitments, and participation in Ceres working groups utilizing the Ceres Salesforce platform.  Support Ceres programmatic priorities with Investor Members Serve as a relationship manager with a group of asset owners and asset managers, to engage them in all aspects of Ceres investor work. Coordinate planning and logistics of Investor Network meetings and events and interface with other Ceres programs and staff on same. Monitor and coordinate outreach to Investor Network members by other Ceres’ staff members.  Support investor team project work with Investor Network members and fundraising proposal development on an as needed basis. Manage, review and update investor content on Ceres website, working closely with other program staff. Participate in team’s organization of Ceres Conference and Summit sessions, with special focus on investor engagement.   Build Ceres brand and participate in California Office priorities. 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. Qualifications   Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate degree in business, finance, economics, or sustainability related fields preferred. Seven years of work experience, preferably direct experience working in investment or nonprofit sectors on sustainability (ESG)-related issues. An understanding of financial markets and investment firms, financial institutions, or institutional investors. Demonstrated experience with relationship management. Strong writing and research skills. Effective presentation style and excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong project management skills and attention to detail. Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative and motivation. Successful record of organizing multiple projects and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 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, etc. How to Apply  We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:   www.ceres.org .  Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.   Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.
Ceres Boston, MA, USA
Apr 16, 2019
Full time
Assistant, Shareholder Engagement, Investor Network Organization Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. For more information about Ceres, please visit our website ( www.ceres.org ). Description & Responsibilities The Assistant for Shareholder Engagement on the Investor Network plays a key role in our work with investors on climate change and supports both the Manager and Director of Shareholder Engagement. This position will focus on coordinating and supporting investors who are seeking to improve corporate practices on climate change, renewable energy and environmental governance through engagements with the companies they own.  Many of the investors are part of the Investor Network on Climate Risk and Sustainability, a group of more than 163 leading institutional investors with collective assets under management of over $25.4 trillion. This is a full-time staff position that will report to the Manager of Shareholder Engagement. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following: Organize and help facilitate multiple in-person and telephonic group meetings and briefings of investors throughout the year, and assist with meeting follow-up; Support the Manager and Director administratively by tracking shareholder proposal filings and votes, collecting success stories, tracking corporate commitments and associated outcomes, event planning, scheduling calls and meetings and preparing minutes for meetings and conference calls, and taking notes; With guidance from the Manager, coordinate, advise and support investors who engage companies on issues related to climate change; Conduct research on the business impacts of climate change; clean energy opportunities, and the public policy context; Under the direction of the Manager, draft memos, letters, blogs and other materials making the business case for investor and corporate leadership on climate change and related topics; Work with the Ceres Communications Team to draft content for the Ceres Investor Network Portal, newsletter, press releases, reports and other publications; As requested by the Manager or Director, support the Foundations Team with content on proposals, progress reports, and funder outreach; Maintain and update project management tools and timelines; Coordinate and support special projects and reports, as necessary. Qualifications Associate degree with 3 years of relevant work experience or Bachelor degree with minimum of one year of relevant work experience. In absence of either associate or bachelor degree, at least 5 years relevant office, research, and writing work experience required. Outstanding organizational and administrative skills. Experience as an assistant to a senior executive, a plus. 1 year of work experience, preferably direct experience working in investment or nonprofit sectors on sustainability-related issues. Knowledge or experience with climate change, energy or sustainability issues. Understanding of the role of business, the financial sector / investment community. Demonstrated initiative and motivation, and ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. 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. Strong meeting facilitation and oral presentation skills. 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. Interest and willingness to be trained on specific applications necessary for work: ReadyTalk, Salesforce, project management programs, etc. How to Apply We encourage all applicants to review our website ( www.ceres.org ) to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying. Applicants should submit a resume, a cover letter, two writing samples, a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed. Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.
Ceres Boston, MA, USA
Apr 16, 2019
Full time
Director, Events and Sponsorship   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 & Responsibilities The Director leads the Events & Sponsorship team in their responsibilities of planning, organizing and executing the annual Ceres Conference (a signature event), the biennial Investors Summit, anniversary special events and other day/half-day events throughout the year.  The team coordinates sponsorship for these events through research, internal/external outreach and follow-up, and by tracking all sponsorship on an organization-wide basis.  The Events & Sponsorship team engages with all Ceres program teams on these efforts and works closely with the Development, Operations, and Communications and Marketing teams. This is a full-time, staff position that will report to the Chief Operating Officer.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following: Oversee and direct development of the annual Ceres Conference, the biennial Investor Summit, anniversary year events and other special events for program teams. Coordinate and oversee the execution of all Ceres-wide events within a fiscal year. Collaborate with senior program staff to develop the strategic direction of the annual Conference and special program events. Oversee development and management of the Events annual budget including securing over $1 million in sponsorship revenue annually. Oversee the development of the sponsorship program for all major events for fiscal year or longer time periods, balancing immediate needs with longer-term organizational priorities and sponsor relationship development. This includes marketing materials, budget, outreach and stewardship and provide guidance to the Manager of Sponsorships to achieve sponsorship goals. Oversee appropriate integration of sponsors into Ceres’ events including integration of sponsors as speakers in events in alignment with the organization’s goals and global outcomes. Partner with Communications and Marketing to develop materials to promote Ceres’ events. Conduct evaluation of events and incorporate findings into future activities. Supervise Events and Sponsorship staff in executing logistical and programmatic details of events. Determine events temporary staffing needs and research, contract and oversee temporary staffing for the conference, Investor Summit, anniversary year events and other major events as needed. Research and recommend venues for the conference, Summit and other special events and lead contract negotiations for final approval by the CFO. Engage with Human Resources in hiring, training, managing, retaining, and terminating Events and Sponsorship staff.   Qualifications Bachelor degree required.  Graduate degree preferred. Minimum 10 years events management experience in roles of progressive responsibility, including team management/supervisory experience. Track record of securing significant sponsorship funds. Must possess strategic and creative ability to identify and implement sponsorship strategies to grow event revenue. Familiarity with nonprofit organizations and management, a plus. Familiar with organizing events attracting 600+ attendees for nonprofit organizations. Excellent oral and written communication skills.  3+ years of experience supervising staff, including ability to provide training and support staff development. Motivational manager that can stimulate effective action by and collaboration among colleagues. Demonstrated success in building and managing diverse teams, including gender identity, people of color, and people from various socio-economic backgrounds, and supporting an inclusive work place, where everyone has an opportunity for advancement. Marketing background, a plus. Strong team leader and comfort working in a team-based atmosphere.  Demonstrated ability to deliver specific projects and initiatives independently and as part of a team.  A confident and poised demeanor, demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with corporate partners. Superior organizational, planning, and team management skills. Passion for Ceres’ mission and ability to inspire others in that mission. Willingness to travel domestically as needed to meet with donors and prospects. How to Apply  We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:   www.ceres.org . If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.    Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.    
Ceres
Apr 11, 2019
Full time
Assistant, Food and Forests   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  Ceres’ Food and Forests program works to protect forests from the impacts of agriculture, largely with a focus on influencing the largest food and beverage companies to improve the sustainability of their agricultural sourcing policies and practices. The Food and Forests team is seeking an Assistant to support the program broadly, as well as support key projects on agricultural initiatives.  The Assistant will be part of a team of five working with investors, companies and other NGOS to improve agricultural sourcing practices. We seek an energetic, highly motivated, self-starter to play a critical administrative and programmatic support role, both internally and externally. This full-time position reports to the Program Director and will be located in Boston, MA.   Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following: Work with the Program Director in setting up and maintaining systems for the Food and Forest team. Responsibilities include: Supporting staff on key projects, including organizing meetings with internal and external stakeholders and executing webinars; Organizing and supporting team and cross functional meetings, including arranging schedules, organizing agendas, taking notes and following up; Supporting the Director and other senior program staff on scheduling and travel logistics; Supporting HR related efforts, including recruitment and team training; Process the program staff’s expense reports, reimbursements, and other finance-related administrative duties; Organize and enhance excel-based tracking of program spending versus budgets.'Assist in development and management of team planning, goal setting, and impact tracking, working in concert with the Director and project leads; Support coordination, logistics, and management of team retreats, working closely with the Director and project leads; Assist team in roll out and distribution activities of key reports and special projects; Help buildout and maintain partner contact lists, resources and projects in platforms such as Salesforce, Excel, The Ceres Investor Portal, etc.; Support monthly news flow tracking and newsletter to share with partners on food and forest risk issues; Assist with planning, coordination, and logistics for Ceres annual conference, Investor Summit, and other organization-wide events; Travel to meetings and events, as required.  Qualifications Associate or Bachelor degree preferred, or 2 years of experience where in-depth organization, time management, and administrative skills were developed.  One to two years of work experience or internships, preferably direct experience working on sustainability-related issues Outstanding organizational, time management and administrative skills. Experience as an assistant to a senior executive, a plus. Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative, motivation Ability to organize and execute multiple projects and to thrive in a fast-paced environment, with keen attention to detail Highly developed communication skills, both written and verbal. Excellent research and problem-solving capabilities. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Desire to work in a fast-paced environment. Proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Docs, and e-mail computer applications Knowledge of, or experience with, sustainability issues, particularly understanding of the role of business, the investment community, and/or NGOs, 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, 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 will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law. 
Ceres Boston, MA, USA
Apr 11, 2019
Full time
Associate, Investor 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, Investor Network position plays a key support role for Ceres’ Investor Network on Climate Risk and Sustainability and Ceres’ Food and Capital Markets Team. We are looking for candidates with strong organizational skills and some understanding of responsible investment and the larger investment community.  The Ceres Investor Network is looking for someone to support the monitoring and evaluation of investor progress on deforestation-related risks. This full-time position is based in Boston, MA, and reports to a Manager on the Investor Network. Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following: As directed by the Manager, Investor Network, engage with investors on their work to address deforestation-related risks in their portfolios. Maintain and regularly update all datasets and Salesforce tracking systems to ensure contacts, meetings, deliverables, and other important information is tracked and available. Monitor investor progress on deforestation through measurement and evaluation systems. Research and conduct analyses of investor decision-making, and activity related to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters. Support relationship management with investors in tracking member engagement, participation, and activities in Salesforce. Using Partner Engagement Management System (PEMS), coordinate outreach to members by other Ceres’ staff members, including sign-on letters.  Manage, review, and update content and promote investor activity on the Investor Portal Assist in report preparation for internal and external audiences. With the Manager, Investor Engagement, coordinate planning of conference sessions and presentations. Participate in Food and Forests and Investor team meetings, quarterly and annual program reviews, and annual planning meetings. Provide administrative and programmatic support for the Investor Initiative for Sustainable Forests collaboration  Qualifications Associate or Bachelor degree preferred, or 4 years of experience where organization, writing, and research skills were developed. Two-three years work experience, preferably direct experience working on sustainability-related issues. An understanding of financial markets and investment firms, financial institutions, or institutional investors. Strong writing and research skills. Effective oral and written communication skills. Strong project management skills and attention to detail. Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative and motivation. Successful record of organizing multiple projects and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 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, 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 for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.  Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.
Ceres Boston, MA, USA
Apr 03, 2019
Full time
Graphic Design Senior Associate, 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 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 seeking a creative and talented graphic designer to design the organization’s many digital and printed materials. Based in Ceres’ Boston office, the Graphic Design, Senior Associate will work closely with staff across the organization to produce high quality reports, toolkits, internal and external presentations, digital advertisements and infographics, as well as brochures and other marketing materials that are consistent with Ceres’ style guidelines and elevate the organization’s brand identity.  This new position is embedded in the Communications and Marketing team and will report to the Senior Marketing Manager. This position will work collaboratively with the Development team and various programmatic and other teams to produce high-quality print and digital products for both internal and external audiences. This position requires someone who can visualize complex data and technical content and translate that data into easy-to-read visuals that complement the content. This is an exciting opportunity for an emerging graphic designer to build and hone their creative skills while improving and elevating the brand identity of one of the leading sustainability nonprofits in the country.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following: Under the direction of the Senior Marketing Manager: Design all organizational reports, toolkits, white papers and other resources for our investor, corporate and policy audiences Design and update printed and digital materials including: brochures, one-pagers, event invitations, presentations and slideshows, and more to support individual and foundation fundraising efforts Create organization-wide branded templates and presentations for both internal and external audiences Create digital advertisements, infographics, graphs and charts and other collateral for website, social and email communications and marketing purposes Create charts, graphs and other data-rich visualizations to embed in reports, blogs, press releases, presentations and other uses Collaborate with Senior Marketing Manager to update and evolve Ceres logo and brand standards as needed Ensure that staff are using approved templates and adhering to Ceres logo and brand guidelines when creating and delivering presentations, content and other materials Stay on top of design trends and technologies to keep Ceres look and feel modern and cutting edge Support Senior Marketing Manager or senior team staff on other projects as needed  Experience and Skills Requirements Associate or Bachelor degree preferred, OR 7 years of experience where graphic design skills were developed.  4-5 years relevant graphic design work experience, in addition to college degree. Deep knowledge of design software including Adobe Creative Suites, (i.e. InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), PowerPoint, etc. Strong design and product development skills. Ability to translate highly technical information into easy-to-understand and engaging visualizations, graphs and charts. Familiarity and experience working with brand guidelines. Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks at the same time, as well as flexibility and shift from one project to another quickly. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills. Uses an equity and inclusion lens when designing materials to engage a diverse audience. Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize workload in a fast-paced, ever-changing work setting. Previous marketing and branding experience, a plus. Ability to work collaboratively as a team and also comfortable working individually. Desire to work at a mission-driven organization, preferred. Interest in and knowledge of environmental/sustainability issues, preferred. Previous experience working in an office environment, 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, please submit a resume, cover letter   (including an attached link to your portfolio in your cover letter) , and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed on our webpage.  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.