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Assistant, Company Network

  • ... Dallas, Texas, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 51000 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 06, 2024       Expires on: Mar 22, 2024

Assistant, Company Network   

JOB TITLE:

Assistant, Company Network

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Dallas Texas United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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About Ceres
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.


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

Here at Ceres, we value integrity, equity, belonging, compassion, and respect.
We demonstrate those values through how we communicate and collaborate with our colleagues and external partners; and embody them in our decision making and advocacy efforts to create a more just and sustainable future.


About the Company Network
The Ceres Company Network includes major corporations committed to driving sustainable business leadership by taking action to stabilize the climate, protect water and natural resources, and build a just and inclusive economy.
We work with companies to integrate sustainability into corporate decision-making, challenge traditional business practices and collaborate towards systems-level change.
By leveraging Ceres’ unique access to investors, companies and other advocacy organizations, Company Network members realize a competitive advantage by integrating stronger environmental, social and governance practices into their core business strategies.


For more information on the Company Network, please visit: www.
ceres.
org/ceres-company-network.


About the Role
The Program Assistant plays a critical role in providing administrative and logistic support to program leadership, to the team’s programmatic sustainability work, external partnership activities, and organizational assigned duties.
In the role, the Program Assistant manages multiple calendars spanning multiple time zones, is responsible for scheduling meetings involving both internal and external parties, manages team travel arrangements, provides administrative support to the program budget manager, and is responsible for tracking and reporting progress towards program goals.
We seek an organized, highly motivated, skilled self-starter to advance the work of Ceres’ mission and values.
This position reports to the Program Director and does not have any direct reports.


This role is a full-time position that may work remotely or in either 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:
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the Senior Program Director 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 Director in setting agendas for weekly team meetings, taking and disseminating meeting notes, and ensuring appropriate follow-up.
  • Attend internal and external meetings, as requested, to take notes, identify next steps, and ensure follow-through of activities to completion.
  • Working in concert with the Senior Director and project leads, assist in development and management of team planning, goal setting, and impact tracking.
  • With guidance of the Senior Director and project leads, support coordination, logistics, and management of team retreats.
  • Assist team in roll out and distribution activities of key reports and special projects.
  • Provide event and development activity support for the Senior Director, 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 the Senior Director.
  • Process the Senior Director’s expense reports, reimbursements, and other finance-related administrative duties.
  • Support engagements with Ceres Company Network members and special projects as needed.
  • Travel to meetings and events as required.
  • Other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience required.
  • One (1) year of full-time related work experience required; sustainability-related work experience preferred.
  • Outstanding organizational, time management and administrative skills.
    Experience as an assistant to a senior executive, a plus.
  • Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative, motivation, and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Ability to organize and execute multiple projects with keen attention to detail.
  • Highly developed communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Docs, and e-mail computer applications.
  • Knowledge of CRM systems like Salesforce.
  • Knowledge of, or experience with, sustainability issues, particularly understanding of the role of business, the investment community, and/or NGOs, a plus.
  • Interest in being part of a diverse workforce and willingness to support Ceres’ Commitment to Inclusion and Equity.
  • Willingness to travel as needed.
Compensation and Benefits
The hiring salary is $48,750 - $51,000 with competitive benefits.
Ceres offers fantastic benefits including opportunities for hybrid and remote work; 82% or 85% (depending on your coverage election) employer paid health insurance and 90% employer paid dental insurance; a 403(b) retirement plan with a generous match that starts on day one; generous allowances for commuter and work from home expenses; flexible spending accounts to set aside money on a pre-tax basis for eligible expenses; 10 holidays, generous vacation, and additional paid time off including a week-long winter break, summer Fridays, and sick, personal, and parental leave.


Ceres Culture
Everyone has a role to play in the movement towards a more just and sustainable world.
At Ceres, we are committed to intentionally and carefully curating, engaging, and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.
We endeavor to create a supportive environment that sparks innovation, fosters respect, and allows Ceres employees, in all roles at all levels, to come together equally to be fulfilled, successful, and to thrive.
Ceres is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates, and we do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.
If you have questions related to the above statement or need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact our ADA Coordinator at ADArequest@ceres.
org.
Please note, this email address is for ADA inquiries only.


To Apply
We encourage all applicants to check out our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying: www.
ceres.
org.
Please submit a resume and cover letter through our online application.
Professional references may be requested during the selection process.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 06, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

51000 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707481199-ba31a6e99d87e6953d4c6bf10e6a418e

LOCATION:

Texas United States

CITY:

Dallas

Job Origin:

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About Ceres
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.

For more information about Ceres, please visit our website (www.ceres.org).
Here at Ceres, we value integrity, equity, belonging, compassion, and respect. We demonstrate those values through how we communicate and collaborate with our colleagues and external partners; and embody them in our decision making and advocacy efforts to create a more just and sustainable future.

About the Company Network
The Ceres Company Network includes major corporations committed to driving sustainable business leadership by taking action to stabilize the climate, protect water and natural resources, and build a just and inclusive economy. We work with companies to integrate sustainability into corporate decision-making, challenge traditional business practices and collaborate towards systems-level change. By leveraging Ceres’ unique access to investors, companies and other advocacy organizations, Company Network members realize a competitive advantage by integrating stronger environmental, social and governance practices into their core business strategies.

For more information on the Company Network, please visit: www.ceres.org/ceres-company-network.

About the Role
The Program Assistant plays a critical role in providing administrative and logistic support to program leadership, to the team’s programmatic sustainability work, external partnership activities, and organizational assigned duties. In the role, the Program Assistant manages multiple calendars spanning multiple time zones, is responsible for scheduling meetings involving both internal and external parties, manages team travel arrangements, provides administrative support to the program budget manager, and is responsible for tracking and reporting progress towards program goals. We seek an organized, highly motivated, skilled self-starter to advance the work of Ceres’ mission and values. This position reports to the Program Director and does not have any direct reports.

This role is a full-time position that may work remotely or in either 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:
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the Senior Program Director 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 Director in setting agendas for weekly team meetings, taking and disseminating meeting notes, and ensuring appropriate follow-up.
  • Attend internal and external meetings, as requested, to take notes, identify next steps, and ensure follow-through of activities to completion.
  • Working in concert with the Senior Director and project leads, assist in development and management of team planning, goal setting, and impact tracking.
  • With guidance of the Senior Director and project leads, support coordination, logistics, and management of team retreats.
  • Assist team in roll out and distribution activities of key reports and special projects.
  • Provide event and development activity support for the Senior Director, 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 the Senior Director.
  • Process the Senior Director’s expense reports, reimbursements, and other finance-related administrative duties.
  • Support engagements with Ceres Company Network members and special projects as needed.
  • Travel to meetings and events as required.
  • Other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience required.
  • One (1) year of full-time related work experience required; sustainability-related work experience preferred.
  • Outstanding organizational, time management and administrative skills. Experience as an assistant to a senior executive, a plus.
  • Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative, motivation, and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Ability to organize and execute multiple projects with keen attention to detail.
  • Highly developed communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Docs, and e-mail computer applications.
  • Knowledge of CRM systems like Salesforce.
  • Knowledge of, or experience with, sustainability issues, particularly understanding of the role of business, the investment community, and/or NGOs, a plus.
  • Interest in being part of a diverse workforce and willingness to support Ceres’ Commitment to Inclusion and Equity.
  • Willingness to travel as needed.
Compensation and Benefits
The hiring salary is $48,750 - $51,000 with competitive benefits. Ceres offers fantastic benefits including opportunities for hybrid and remote work; 82% or 85% (depending on your coverage election) employer paid health insurance and 90% employer paid dental insurance; a 403(b) retirement plan with a generous match that starts on day one; generous allowances for commuter and work from home expenses; flexible spending accounts to set aside money on a pre-tax basis for eligible expenses; 10 holidays, generous vacation, and additional paid time off including a week-long winter break, summer Fridays, and sick, personal, and parental leave.

Ceres Culture
Everyone has a role to play in the movement towards a more just and sustainable world.
At Ceres, we are committed to intentionally and carefully curating, engaging, and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. We endeavor to create a supportive environment that sparks innovation, fosters respect, and allows Ceres employees, in all roles at all levels, to come together equally to be fulfilled, successful, and to thrive.
Ceres is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates, and we do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.
If you have questions related to the above statement or need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact our ADA Coordinator at ADArequest@ceres.org. Please note, this email address is for ADA inquiries only.

To Apply
We encourage all applicants to check out our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying: www.ceres.org. Please submit a resume and cover letter through our online application. Professional references may be requested during the selection process.

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