Manager, Shareholder Engagement, Investor Network

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Ceres

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Boston, MA, United States

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30+ days ago

Manager, Shareholder Engagement, Investor Network
(Req. 22-25)

Organization
Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.

For more information about Ceres, please visit our website (www.ceres.org).

Description & Responsibilities
The Manager, Shareholder Engagement, on the Investor Network plays a key role in Ceres’ work with institutional investors on sustainability issues. This position focuses on coordinating and engaging investors who are seeking to improve corporate practices on climate change impacts, science-based emissions reduction targets, transition plans, climate risk, governance and related sustainability issues. Many of the investors are members of the Ceres Investor Network on Climate Risk and Sustainability (INCRS); including state treasurers, pension funds, foundations, socially responsible asset managers, and religious institutional investors. This full-time position will report to the Senior Director, Shareholder Engagement, and can be performed from the Boston or San Francisco offices or remotely.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Advise and support investors and working groups who engage companies on issues related to the risks and opportunities of climate change and related sustainability issues
  • As a topic lead for several climate-related engagement priorities, co-develop strategies and tactics, conduct research, draft memos, letters, and other materials making the business case for investor and corporate leadership on climate change and related topics
  • Oversee benchmarking of corporate and investor progress on climate-related issues such as science-based Greenhouse Gas reduction targets, and net zero transition plans
  • In coordination with colleagues, organize and facilitate in-person and telephonic group meetings and briefings for investors throughout the year, and manage meeting follow-up
  • Assist investors in briefing proxy advisory firms about climate-related shareholder resolutions and director votes
  • Develop and co-manage systems to track shareholder resolutions publicly and privately
  • Help to train and coordinate Ceres programmatic staff across the organization who engage investors in certain campaigns
  • Partner with the Senior Director in working with the Communications team to develop media messaging and communications materials, such as reports, press releases and blogs
  • Work with the Ceres Communications Team to draft content for the Ceres website and Investor portal
  • Oversee portions of Ceres’ Investor Portal content and oversee and assist colleagues and investors in using relevant portions the portal
  • Possibly manage a small portfolio of relationships with Investor Network members using Ceres’ relationship management systems, and support recruitment of new members
  • Possibly supervise staff members and interns including hiring and training new staff, conducting regular one-on-one meetings and semi-annual reviews, providing guidance and support with professional development
  • Support the Development Team with content for fundraising proposals, progress reports, and funder outreach
  • Conduct personal administrative activities
  • Participate in Investor Team activities such as meetings, quarterly and annual program reviews, and annual planning meetings
  • Support planning and execution of biennial Investor Summit and annual Ceres Conference
  • Organize special projects, as necessary.

Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of work experience, preferably direct experience working in corporate governance for an institutional investor, religious institution, labor movement, or publicly traded company. Sustainability and climate expertise are desirable but not required.
  • An understanding of institutional investors and financial markets.
  • Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative, and motivation.
  • Strong writing and research skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Meeting facilitation skills desirable.
  • Experience developing, managing, and strengthening relationships and coordinating with multiple partners and coalitions, and/or consultants.
  • Demonstrated project management skills overseeing multiple projects and external relationships simultaneously.
  • Prior experience managing and training staff or interns. Experience cultivating effective and productive supervisory relationships with direct reports across gender identity, race, ethnicity, and socio-economic backgrounds, a plus.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, in a fast-paced environment.
  • Desire to work in a not-for-profit, advocacy-focused organization.
  • Interest in joining a diverse workforce and willingness to support Ceres’ Commitment to Inclusion and Equity.
  • Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted above.
  • Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and e-mail applications.
  • Interest and willingness to be trained in specific applications, including Microsoft 365 Platform, Salesforce, Bloomberg Terminal, etc.

Compensation: The hiring salary is $75,000 to $77,000 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 and cover letter to careers@ceres.org. Please apply through the Ceres website, https://www.ceres.org/about-us/career-opportunities.

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.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $75,000.00 - $77,000.00 per year