Manager, Just and Inclusive Economies (JIE)

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30+ days ago

Manager, Just and Inclusive Economies (JIE)
Just and Inclusive Economies Department
Ceres is a nonprofit organization working with the most influential capital market leaders to solve the world’s greatest sustainability challenges. Through our powerful networks and global collaborations of investors, companies, and nonprofits, we drive action and inspire equitable market-based and policy solutions throughout the economy to build a just and sustainable future.
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The Just and Inclusive Economics (JIE) work at Ceres is an effort to highlight and address the human impact that climate change has particularly and disproportionately on communities of color, as well as frontline and low-income communities. By hybridizing Ceres’ grass tops advocacy with these communities’ grass roots efforts, we are able to amplify their voices to our investor, company, and policy-maker constituencies, with the hopes of shifting their thinking and approaches to a just and equitable transition. At Ceres, we are working to embed JIE content into all of our work streams across the organization. Our current approach is to develop and maintain meaningful relationships with entities working at the community level.
For more information about Just and Inclusive Economies (JIE), please visit
Description and Responsibilities
The Manager plays a key role in Ceres’ work providing support on JIE issues to institutional investors and policy makers seeking to engage with companies in priority sectors. In this role, the manager will lead the JIE team’s efforts on content and message development to ensure collaboration and integration across all Ceres teams, as well as consistency in messaging across content.
Ceres is looking for a candidate with strong communications and writing skills, project management and relationship management skills, as well as experience and knowledge in JIE. This position reports to the Chief Economist and Senior Advisor on JIE.
This role is a full-time position that may work remotely or in the Boston, MA office or San Francisco, CA office. Candidates must be flexible to work with employees in all US time zones.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Create, develop, and support execution of short and long-term strategies to increased awareness, revenue, and donor recruitment, stewardship, and retention
  • Lead and manage the development of reports, briefs, blogs, and other content, ensuring messaging and images are inclusive and consistent
  • Achieve visibility for Ceres’ JIE-focused work by helping to organize and manage panels and speaking at investor-facing global events
  • Ensure strong internal communications and record-keeping, lead project management efforts, and facilitate communications and check-ins within the JIE team and across other teams
  • Work closely with the Communications and Marketing team, external vendors, as well as consultants to develop, deliver and monitor relevant products, outputs, and outcomes
  • Identify and support relevant panelists, speakers, and contributors for JIE-related events and work closely with the Ceres Events team to facilitate events of different scale and subject matter, from webinars to conferences
  • Among other related tasks, review policy and regulatory filings and comments produced by the Ceres Accelerator team
  • Work with the Development team to develop and manage grant proposals and deliverables
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) investing or with companies on Just Transition-related issues, preferred
  • Knowledge of or experience working on environment, finance, energy, water, and/or sustainability or environmental issues, a plus
  • Experience supervising staff, including ability to provide training and support staff development
  • Demonstrated experience with complex partnerships and collaborations
  • Strong meeting facilitation, communication, and presentation skills, including synthesizing research and conceptual work into actionable deliverables
  • 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
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), other database applications, teleconference and webinar systems and standard e-mail computer applications
  • Interest and willingness to be trained on specific Ceres’ applications necessary for success: ReadyTalk, Salesforce, Bloomberg, listserv program, and others
  • Desire to work in a not-for-profit, advocacy-focused organization
  • Interest in being part of a diverse workforce and willingness to support Ceres’ Commitment to Inclusion and Equity
  • Willingness to travel as needed
Compensation: The salary range is $79,000 to $81,000 and pairs with competitive benefits .
How to Apply
Join our team by applying to Careers at Ceres. We encourage all applicants to review our website to learn more about Ceres’ goals, mission, and values. Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and list of three references.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you have questions related to the above or need a reasonable accommodation under the ADA, please contact our ADA Coordinator at
Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment based on 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.