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Ceres Boston, MA, United States
May 19, 2017
Full time
Senior Manager, Corporate Governance 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 Senior Manager, Corporate Governance position is a full-time role, reporting to the Program Director, Capital Market Systems program. Ceres’ newly created Capital Markets Systems Program consolidates Ceres’ work on critical market levers that will help scale the transition to sustainable capital markets. The program includes Ceres’ initiatives on governance for sustainability, and sustainability disclosure, including climate risk disclosure, mandatory sustainability disclosure and the Investor Initiative for Sustainable Exchanges (IISE). The Senior Manager will support Ceres’ project on corporate governance, which encourages companies and investors to put in place strong systems to assess, manage, and make informed decisions on sustainability issues. The project engages corporate directors, executives, and investors around the role of board directors on sustainability performance and oversight.   This role will be based in Boston, MA. Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:  Support the development and execution of programmatic goals for the corporate governance project. Develop and manage relationships with corporate directors, senior executives and investors, as well as partner organizations, in support of program goals. Contribute to the development and writing of research reports that provide more detailed insight on the issue of board oversight of corporate sustainability. Manage production, release and distribution of new research and articles that advance the issue of board sustainability oversight or governance systems for sustainability. Organize and facilitate convenings of corporate directors, senior executives, investors and governance experts Develop media messaging and communications materials, including op-eds, press releases and blogs. Partner with other Ceres’ staff on integrated program initiatives and events. Develop and maintain relationships with key programmatic partners. Partner with the Program Director in production of funding proposals to sustain and grow governance work with the Ceres Development team. Partner with the Program Director in funder meetings and outreach to potential new funders, with the Ceres Development Team. Assist with planning for the Ceres annual conference and program events, to further corporate governance programmatic work. Represent Ceres at conferences, seminars, press conferences and meetings as spokesperson for project or program work. Travel as necessary. Qualifications  Graduate degree in business, environment, law or public policy or related field required. 7 years of experience. 5 years of experience working on corporate sustainability issues in the corporate, investor or non-profit sectors. In depth knowledge of corporate sustainability issues, an understanding of the corporate context and the socially responsible investor community. Background in corporate governance is a plus. Demonstrated experience in relationship management, particularly engaging leaders in the corporate or investor community. Ability to make strong connections between governance issues and articulate the impacts and implications for corporate actions. Demonstrated strong project management, business planning skills and attention to detail. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, in a fast-paced environment. Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative and motivation. Effective presentation style and excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience with communications and fundraising preferred. Team player that likes working in a collaborative and fast paced environment. Proven ability to manage multiple projects from concept to completion on own momentum and with limited guidance. Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and e-mail software. Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted. Desire to work in a not-for-profit, advocacy-focused organization.   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 to this position, please 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 seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.
Ceres Boston, MA, United States
May 17, 2017
Full time
Assistant, Company 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. About the Position The Assistant, Company Network, supports the Senior Directors of the Company Network and their team. We seek an energetic, highly motivated, self-starter to play a critical administrative and programmatic support role, both internally and externally. The Assistant will be part of a fourteen-person team working with companies to integrate sustainability into core business strategies, leveraging the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability . This full-time position reports to one of the Senior Directors and will be located in Boston, MA.     Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:   Provide administrative and logistical support to the two Senior Directors of the Ceres Company Network by: acting as a primary point of contact, prioritizing phone calls, correspondence, and meeting requests, managing calendars/schedules, and ensuring follow-through of specific activities and projects to completion; Support the Senior Directors in setting agendas for weekly team meetings, taking and disseminating meeting notes, and ensuring appropriate follow-up; Attend internal and external meetings, as assigned, in order to take notes, identify next steps, and ensure follow-through of activities to completion; Assist in development and management of team planning, goal setting, and impact tracking, working in concert with Senior Directors and project leads; Support coordination, logistics, and management of bi-annual team retreats, working closely with Senior Directors and project leads; Assist team in roll out and distribution activities of key reports and special projects; Provide event and development activity support for Senior Directors, including conducting research, drafting speaking points and/or presentations, and attending meetings, as needed; Assist with planning, coordination, and logistics for Ceres annual conference, Investor Summit, and other organization-wide events; Book travel, schedule meetings, and draft trip itineraries for Senior Directors; Process Senior Directors’ expense reports, reimbursements, and other finance-related administrative duties; and Support engagements with Ceres Company Network members and special projects, as necessary. Travel to meetings and events, as required.     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 work experience required. Outstanding organizational and administrative skills. Experience as an assistant to a senior executive, a plus. 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 pro-actively, both independently and collaboratively with a team. Proficiency with word-processing, spreadsheet, database, e-mail, and presentation programs. Knowledge of, or experience with, sustainability issues, particularly understanding of the role of business, the investment community, and/or NGOs, a plus. Familiarity with Salesforce, 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, please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.  Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.
Ceres San Francisco, CA, United States
May 02, 2017
Full time
Organization Ceres is an advocate for sustainability leadership. Ceres mobilizes 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 is to mobilize investor and business leadership to build a thriving, sustainable global economy.   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, corporate and policy 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.  To this end, we are harnessing the influence of the nation’s largest investors to move high-impact companies, the financial and insurance industries, and policymakers toward bold action on climate and sustainability. For more information about Ceres, please visit our website at www.ceres.org .     Position Description The Ceres’ California Program Director leads the organization’s California team and office, oversees programmatic strategy, builds key partnerships in California, develops new fundraising opportunities and maintains existing donor relationships, and represents Ceres externally in the Bay area and on the West Coast. Reporting jointly to the Chief Operating Officer and to the Chief Development Officer, the California Program Director provides overall direction to an office of six and manages three direct reports. The Director also serves on the 14-person Ceres Leadership Team, which provides overall strategic programmatic direction to the organization. The Program Director plays a key role across the organization, supporting Ceres’ development, program, external relations, and leadership activities, and serves as the primary ambassador for Ceres in California.     Responsibilities   Program and Office Leadership Oversee the Ceres San Francisco office, including operations and administration, liaising with the Human Resources and Operations team in Boston. Provide leadership and direction to the California team; drive the strategic growth of the office, including personnel. Oversee a team of six; provide supervision and mentorship to three direct reports. This includes but is not limited to hiring and training new staff, conducting quarterly and annual reviews, providing guidance and support with professional development. Oversee and manage budget for program and coordinate with Development and Finance Teams on financial reporting.   Regularly review programmatic work plans and provide strategic guidance and feedback, including input on tactics and strategies aimed at achieving organizational goals. Develop annual planning goals for the California program. Lead program evaluation work, including tracking, monitoring and reporting on progress toward impact goals. Use evaluation data in decision-making. Serve on the Ceres Leadership team and attend weekly meetings by phone; represent the California program in organization-level strategic discussions. Facilitate collaboration between the California team and Ceres’ program, development, and communications teams across the organization. Represent Ceres externally on the West Coast at conferences, meetings, events, and with the media. Cultivate new partnerships and relationships as needed. Assist with planning for the Ceres annual conference program and other events to showcase progress.   Resource Development In coordination with the Development Team, design and implement a cultivation plan for new California-based donors (individuals and foundations). Help map out the California philanthropic landscape, identify and build a pipeline of donor and funder prospects, and engage and cultivate prospects. Steward current California-based foundation and individual donors to Ceres through in-person meetings and ongoing communication. Partner with the Ceres’ Foundations team to recruit, steward and retain foundation funders that support Ceres’ work in California. Provide management and supervision to California Development Associate.   President’s Council and Board Stewardship Assist the Chief Development Officer and Ceres President in identifying and engaging individuals who could become members of the Ceres President’s Council. Help steward and support current California-based Board and President’s Council members, particularly in helping them tap their networks for potential relationships with Ceres.   Climate and Water Program Provide strategic guidance, management and supervision to two program staff in California to expand Ceres’ programs and policy advocacy in California, including the Connect the Drops campaign and climate and energy policy work. Partner with Ceres-wide program staff in managing current relationships and, where needed, initiating relationships with corporate leaders, investors, legislators, issue experts, regulators, and NGO partners located in California.   Company Relationship Management Help recruit new companies to Ceres’ corporate leadership networks and campaigns (the Ceres Company Network, the Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy, and Connect the Drops campaign in California). Upon request of Corporate or Policy Program Directors, manage and steward existing relationships with current member companies in California; attend company events and meetings, participate in company stakeholder engagements, and serve as a local liaison to Ceres.   Investor Relationship Management In partnership with California-based Investor team Director and Senior Associate, recruit California-based investors into Ceres’ Investor Network on Climate Risk and steward investor partners. In partnership with California Policy Director and Investor teams, determine California policy priorities for investors. Represent Ceres as needed in Investor/Capital Market events and gatherings in the Bay Area.         Position Requirements   Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree, preferred. Minimum 10 years professional work experience, in roles of progressive responsibility. 3 years of management and strategy development experience, nonprofit sector leadership, a plus. 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 team members. Strong interpersonal relationship skills to facilitate integration and collaboration with Boston office. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking experience. Experience developing and managing progress against goals and budgets. Knowledge of and experience with California funder and philanthropic communities strongly desired. Experience in the sustainability and environment fields preferred. Ability to work independently and institute new systems and processes to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of California office. Experience managing strategic relationships with key constituents and partners. A confident and poised demeanor; sense of humor; demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with high-level business leaders, investors, donors, and funders. Passion for Ceres’ mission and ability to inspire others in that mission. Ability to travel, at least quarterly to Boston. 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 list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed. Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.
Ceres Boston, MA, United States
Apr 29, 2017
Full time
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 The Senior Manager, Renewable Energy will report to the Director, Electric Power and play a key role in our work with investors and companies to materially ramp up renewable energy investment. This full-time position will focus on encouraging companies to boost renewable energy goals, advancing policies that enable increased renewable energy, and producing analytical materials that make the business case for renewable energy. This position will play a key role as Ceres coordinates investor and other stakeholders to engage with companies in accelerating their investments in clean energy and reducing climate impacts. Many of the investors who will be involved in this effort are part of the Investor Network on Climate Risk and Sustainability (Ceres Investor Network), a project of Ceres that comprises a network of more than 120 investors, collectively managing over $15 trillion in assets. Members include state treasurers, pension funds, foundations, socially responsible asset managers, and religious institutional investors, among others.   Specific duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Design and implement cross-organizational strategy to boost private sector deployment of renewable energy, working in close coordination with the Electric Power Program Director and in collaboration with the Policy/BICEP, Company Network, Investor and California teams Support Electric Power and Company Network Teams with regard to engaging companies to build support for, and enable, renewable energy goals and investments Coordinate with Investor Team to support investors on engagement with power companies and other companies on renewable energy, and to unleash investor support for renewable energy policies Support Policy and California Teams on state and federal renewable energy incentives and policies Represent Ceres in connection with external partnerships and at strategic convenings/events regarding renewable energy Coordinate, oversee and/or conduct research on renewable energy, with a particular focus on the business case, opportunities, and public policy context for investors and companies Partner with Ceres’ Director of Shareholder Engagement, drafting memoranda, letters and other documents making the business case for investor and corporate leadership on renewable energy as a cost-effective strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate change Work with the Ceres Communications Team and the Electric Power Program Director to draft content for the Ceres and Ceres Investor Network websites, newsletters, press releases, reports and other publications Coordinate with Ceres Development Team to develop fundraising proposals to support Ceres’ renewable energy work Co-supervise consultants and interns, including hiring, training, conducting reviews and supporting professional development Undertake some shared administrative work such as tracking company engagements, collecting success stories, tracking corporate commitments, and preparing minutes for meetings and conference calls.   Qualifications   Minimum of seven years of work experience in a related field; Bachelor degree required and advanced degree preferred; Knowledge of, and experience related to climate change, renewable energy and corporate sustainability issues; Understanding of the role of business and the financial sector/investment community; 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; Experience supervising staff members or external consultants; Strong meeting facilitation and verbal communication skills; Experience working with the media, a plus; Knowledge regarding clean energy investment and finance, a plus; 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.   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 list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed. Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.
Ceres San Francisco, CA, United States
Apr 25, 2017
Full time
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’ policy priorities include a focus on California water management policies and funding mechanisms, a focus on California climate policies including carbon pricing, renewable energy policies and clean transportation policies. To advance these policies, Ceres deploys businesses and investors as advocates and public opinion makers.   The Manager, Communications, California will to lead and execute on climate and water communications planning, implementation and targeted media outreach.   The Manager, Communications will facilitate, support and deploy corporate/investor media spokespeople in California.  Working with Ceres California Office staff, the Manager will develop marketing, earned media and social media strategies and contribute to building and deepening the leadership of Ceres’ companies and investors. This is a full-time position, based in our San Francisco office and will report to the Director, California Policy and Partnerships. There will be a dotted line relationship to the Communications Team in Boston. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Development of a communications and targeted media strategy to support Ceres’ California policy priorities.   Write and place op eds, blogs and other media pieces for Ceres’ staff, business or investor leaders, coordinating with the Boston Communications team. Coordinate and collaborate with the Communications team in Boston to ensure a strong organizational strategy, that supports the California strategy and messaging. Develop a media contact list of reporters, editors in print, television and radio news outlets. Conduct regular media briefings and editorial board meetings to engage media around key issues or legislative campaigns. Manage relationships with West Coast media outlets for all of Ceres programs. Develop the “speakers bureau” of Ceres’ company and investor representatives. Facilitate business and investor participation in media strategy. Prepare social media for staff and Ceres’ businesses and investors (Tweets, posts, videos, photographs) Provide media support for Ceres annual conference, other events, and campaigns, including creating new pages, updating speakers, sponsors and program information for Ceres’ website. In partnership with Boston-based Communications Team, develop and implement strategies to build the Ceres brand in California. Develop marketing materials such as fact sheets, program brochures and PowerPoint templates. In coordination with Boston-based Communications Team, provide copy-editing support for CA Office materials.     Qualifications   Bachelor degree, required. Graduate degree, preferred. 5 years of work experience in communications, required. Experience developing media and communications strategies Strong writing and research skills with experience writing for public media. Experience with designing public communications that speak to various audiences. Demonstrated interest in environmental or sustainability issues, preferred. Existing relationships with California press corps, preferred. Experience managing relationships with external constituents. Strong organizational skills. Ability to evaluate workload and prioritize projects. Strong project management and planning skills Able to direct and implement multiple projects at the same time. Able to work well independently and as a team member. Experience managing people and delegating work to others. Comfortable working with different personalities and people. Desire to work in a mission-driven / nonprofit environment.   How to Apply Candidates are asked to visit the Ceres website www.ceres.org to make themselves familiar with our organization. If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and 1 writing sample (a published article with you as the principle author) and 1 sample communications plan or campaign media strategy, as well as complete the additional information as instructed. Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.
Ceres Boston, MA, United States
Apr 25, 2017
Full time
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 The Director of Stewardship and Partnerships on the Policy team is designed for a highly motivated, self-starter looking to be an advocate for Ceres’ policy goals.  This role will work closely with our California Office and partner on their company engagement activities related to policy. This position will be located in Boston, MA and reports to the Senior Program Director, Policy.   Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:   Partner with Policy Senior Program Director, to develop and implement recruitment plan for Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) Cultivate and nurture relationships with company members located throughout the U.S. Recruit businesses (on a national and state specific level) to join BICEP and/or take part in specific Policy activities Implement communication and education activities to ensure retention of members Evaluate BICEP member engagement and assess the needs of companies Organize and facilitate regular BICEP meetings and calls Develop and execute campaigns to engage companies in policy advocacy Develop communications strategy to support recruitment efforts and refine materials distributed to companies about member benefits and policy advocacy Lead coordination and collaboration with California team on company recruitment and engagement, including the development of their outreach plan along with recruitment and retention activities Develop campaign plans in response to legislative initiatives, as needed Collaborate with Ceres Communication team on facilitating media outreach Manage media outreach related to BICEP companies Supervise Communications Manager on Policy team Partner with the Senior Program Director on team management, such as team meetings, annual planning and evaluation, and team retreats   Qualifications   Master’s degree or equivalent education preferred in public policy, law (J.D.), environmental policy or related fields 10 years of relevant work experience Knowledge of energy and climate change issues, including an understanding of business-focused policy debates, and NGO concerns Willingness to engage in climate and energy policy processes at the state and federal levels 3+ years of experience supervising staff, including ability to provide training and support staff development A proven track record of leading negotiations in a group setting and building consensus within a diverse group towards shared objectives and strategies. Experience managing and creating budgets Strong relationship management skills particularly within the corporate sector Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, superior leadership ability, strong initiative and motivation, energy and enthusiasm Experience developing and managing progress against goals and budgets Strong project management skills Successful record of organizing and managing multiple projects and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment Effective presentation style and excellent oral and written communication skills Strong team player and comfort working in a team-based atmosphere Demonstrated ability to deliver specific projects and initiatives independently and as part of a team Desire to work in a not-for-profit, advocacy-focused organization Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and e-mail applications Willingness to travel on regular basis for company engagements and conferences   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 list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed. Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation
Ceres Boston, MA, United States
Apr 25, 2017
Full time
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 The Grants Manager is a full-time position, reporting to the Chief Financial Officer in Ceres’ Finance Department. This position will be located in Boston, MA.   The Grants Manager is housed in the Finance and works closely with the Development team and program staff. The Grants Manager will manage foundation grant budgets, with a primary focus on the Climate and Energy and the Policy teams. Responsibilities include the development of proposal budgets, monitoring of grant expenses, and timely and accurate financial reporting to foundation funders. The Grants Manager will also contribute to the development of annual team budgets.   Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:   Develop budgets for foundation proposals. Work closely with development, finance and program staff to develop foundation proposal budgets to support the Climate and Energy and Policy teams. Work with others on the Finance team to align Ceres’ Staff Allocation Schedule with foundation proposal budgets. Ensure accuracy of grant direct expenses through regular updating of typical direct expense costs, such as consultant rates, and clearly identifying in each proposal specific activities those costs support. Understand state-specific lobbying requirements and limits to ensure grant budgets are accounting for lobbying effort. Compile all financial-related documents required in support of funding proposals. Process incoming grants. Revise proposal budgets and initiative budgets to reflect the actual award and any revenue-driven expense as needed. Coordinate with program and development staff to ensure awards are properly allocated to program initiatives. Review grant agreements and create and distribute grant coversheets that summarize information pertinent to the grant (deliverables, grant period, reporting deadlines, special requirements, lobbying provisions, etc.) Update Salesforce grant tracking system with new deliverable data Create interim and final financial reports for foundation funders. Work with the Controller to develop and implement monthly initiative-based budget to actuals reports with high-level analysis to inform development and program staff regarding the pace of spending. Work with program directors and other finance staff to monitor annual program budgets for the Climate and Energy and Policy teams. Review monthly financial reports for the Climate and Energy and the Policy team initiatives and work with program directors on budget revisions as necessary. Inform development staff of funding gaps that need to be filled.   Qualifications Bachelor degree, required. 5 years of relevant finance or budget experience. Strong Excel skills, including experience with pivot tables, strongly preferred. Knowledge of Intacct Accounting system, preferred. Ability to translate financial information to program staff, and programmatic strategies to finance staff. Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and e-mail computer applications. Salesforce experience a plus. Proven ability to manage multiple projects from concept to completion on own momentum and with limited guidance. Strong written and oral communication skills. Interest in building new systems and structures and training staff. Experience working with diverse personalities and educating staff about finances and accounting, preferred. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, in a fast-paced environment. Sound judgment, appreciation of sensitivities of financial information, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative and motivation. Interest in climate and sustainability issues, preferred.     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 list of three references.  Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.