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Associate – Company Network|
Associate – Company Network
Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.
For more information about Ceres, please visit: www.ceres.org.
About the Position
The Associate supports the Ceres Company Network’s programmatic work and external partner engagement activities in integrating sustainability into core business strategies. We seek an energetic, highly motivated, self-starter to play a critical programmatic and administrative support role, both internally and externally in support of Ceres’ strategy for accelerating sustainability leadership, with a focus on the Ceres Roadmap 2030 priorities of stabilizing the climate, protecting water and natural resources, and building a just and inclusive economy.
This is a full-time position preferably based in Boston, but would welcome remote work, with line reporting to one of the Company Network managers. Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:
Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:
• Support external partner engagements, using project management skills for planning, logistics, scheduling, note taking, and memo drafting, among other tasks.
• Conduct research and analysis, including benchmarking performance, writing briefs and memos, and creating presentations with associated speaking notes.
• Participate in the facilitation of team meetings, working with team leadership and team assistant to set meeting agendas and ensure follow up.
• Support team planning, goal setting, and impact tracking, working in concert with workstream leads.
• Support Salesforce data entry and report creation, contact list management, and other information needs, as requested.
• Coordinate with other program teams, Innovation & Evaluation, and department teams, as needed to accomplish team and 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 for 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 and other organization-wide events.
• Travel to meetings and events as required, when safe business travel is possible.
• Minimum of 18 months, full-time, professional experience demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and project management abilities.
• Knowledge of, or experience with, both environmental and social 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 proactively, both independently and collaboratively with a team.
• Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, database, email, and presentation programs (particularly Google and Office suites).
• Familiarity with Salesforce, a plus.
• Interest in being part of a diverse workforce and willingness to support Ceres’ Commitment to Inclusion and Equity.
The hiring salary range for this position is $49,000 to $50,000 and pairs with competitive benefits.
How to Apply
We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying: www.ceres.org. Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and list of three references.
Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, 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 is a national coalition of investors, public pension trustees, foundations, labor unions, and environmental, religious and public interest groups, dedicated to advancing more sustainable business practices and corporate accountability. Ceres' mission is to move businesses, capital, and markets to advance lasting prosperity by valuing the health of the planet and its people.
Ceres plays a unique role in the national environmental and sustainability movement by bringing the perspective and power of investors to environmental and sustainability issues and specifically to the performance, practices and policies of corporations. Today Ceres is a growing organization with expanding influence in the investment, environmental, and corporate arenas. Our program activities seek to foster greater public disclosure of environmental and social impacts by corporations, encourage engagement between companies and their stakeholders, and create opportunities for collaborative dialogue leading to positive change on key sustainability issues. For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site (www.ceres.org).