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Job Title: Senior Associate, Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets
Company Name: Ceres
Location: Boston, MA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 06/14/2020
Expire Date: 08/14/2020
Job Categories: Environmental
Job Description
Senior Associate, Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets
Senior Associate, Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets

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 Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets aims to transform the practices and policies that govern capital markets in order to accelerate action on reducing the worst impacts of the climate crisis and other sustainability threats. It will spur capital market influencers to act on these systemic financial risks and drive the large-scale behavior and systems change needed to achieve a net-zero carbon economy and a just and sustainable future. The current priority initiatives include:

-Regulating Climate Change as a Systemic Risk
-Achieving Paris-Aligned Portfolios
-Financing a Net-Zero Economy
-Governance for a Sustainable Future

The Senior Associate for the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets will work with the Managing Director of the Accelerator, and other Ceres staff on a range of projects housed under the umbrella of the Accelerator. This includes managing priority initiatives and workstreams, tracking activities, supporting outreach to external constituents, and conducting research and analysis. Under the direction of the Managing Director, the Senior Associate will take on well-defined research projects that support scaling of existing work, help vet new opportunities, and ensure that Ceres maintains its competitive edge. The Senior Associate will also support outreach to current and prospective philanthropic supporters

This full-time role is based in the Boston office, and will report to the Managing Director of the Ceres Accelerator. https://www.ceres.org/accelerator

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

-Manage a well-defined, time-limited set of research projects for current Accelerator initiatives and for potential new areas of exploration. This may include specifically performing data collection, analysis and synthesis.
-Coordinate outreach to potential partners, non-profit organizations and collaborators
-Undertake targeted competitive/landscape analyses for proposed new projects or other new opportunities.
-Coordinate work across other departments and groups at Ceres, as well as with certain consultants.
-Represent the Accelerator in Ceres wide initiatives as requested;
-Coordinate Bi-Weekly Accelerator team meetings;
-Support Accelerator related sessions at the annual Ceres Conference
-Assist with special projects as assigned
-Immediate/Short-Term, work with team on report roll-out, logistics, data tracking, and outreach efforts for the initiatives addressing, “Regulating Climate as a Systemic Risk” and “Financing a Net-Zero Economy”.


-Four to five years of professional experience demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills, research and analysis experience, and project management abilities.
-Three years of environmental or sustainability issues in the corporate, investor or non-profit sectors.
-Demonstrated project management skills of multiple, complex activities or events.
-Planning expertise and delivering projects on deadline and within time and resource budgets. Attention to detail is required.
-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.
-Desire to work in a fast-paced environment.
-Ability to work 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 (Salesforce, Google Suite, MS Office Suite).

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 cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and a list of three references.

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.

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Contact Information
Contact Name:Elyssa Feliciano
Company Name: Ceres
Phone Number:617-247-0700
Contact Email:careers@ceres.org
Company Description:
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).
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