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Senior Manager of Carbon Asset Risk Campaign, CERES – Massachusetts

Organization: CERES

Position Title: Senior Manager, Carbon Asset Risk Campaign

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Hours and Compensation: Full-time; competitive for NGO

 Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: Ceres is looking to hire a Senior Manager to coordinate its investor campaign on carbon asset risk. The successful applicant will work with Ceres’ Oil & Gas, Electric Power and Investor Teams to mobilize investors to help prevent unmanageable climate change by pressuring fossil fuel companies to invest significantly less capital in projects like thermal coal, oil sands and Arctic drilling. The Senior Manager will also work with Ceres’ investor members to develop strategies for reducing carbon asset risk in their own portfolios and lead engagement with other key financial sector actors like banks and credit ratings agencies who have the power to influence how the fossil fuel industry invests its capital.

This is an exciting time to be working with some of the nation’s largest investors to engage with one of the world’s largest and most influential industries, and one that has the power to define the world’s future energy mix. This is a full-time position, based in our Boston office and will report to the Director of the Oil & Gas Program.


  • Develop and implement campaign strategies and tactics to discourage continued fossil fuel industry investment in high carbon fuels.
  • Conduct annual assessment of campaign and re-direct strategies and tactics based on evaluation.
  • Work with, expand and mobilize existing multi-trillion dollar investor coalition with goal of slowing industry investment in high cost/high carbon fossil fuels.
  • Continue to build the business case for investor action on carbon asset risk, through research and possible report production.
  • Develop and execute communications strategies to persuade key decision makers of the riskiness of high cost/high carbon fossil fuel investments.
  • Partner closely with other Ceres teams, including the electric power, transportation and investor teams, to execute Ceres’ carbon asset risk strategy.
  • Coordinate Ceres’ collaboration on carbon asset risk with a broad range of national and international NGOs.
  • Manage and conduct research projects focused on carbon asset risk.
  • As needed, support Ceres’ other Oil & Gas Program priorities, including fracking, oil sands and flaring.
  • Partner with Development on grant proposals or engagements with donors to raise funds to support this initiative.
  • Lead workshop design and oversee organization for Ceres Conference
  • Represent Ceres as a speaker at conferences and events.
  • Travel, as needed, to engage with companies, investors and stakeholders.


  • Masters degree in business, environment, law or public policy or related field preferred.
  • Bachelor degree, required, with 5-7 years relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of environmental and sustainability issues and an understanding of corporations, the socially responsible investment community, and the environmental and sustainability movements.
  • Effective presentation style and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative and motivation
  • Advocacy or campaign experience is a preferred.Successful record of organizing multiple projects and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted above.
  • Knowledge of the oil and gas industry is preferred, but not required.

How to Apply: We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselve with Ceres before applying: Applicants should submit a resume, two writing samples, a list of three references, and a letter describing their qualifications, interests, and potential contribution to our organization.

Please use the words “Senior Manager, CAR Campaign” in the subject line of your e-mail message.

Address all correspondence to:
Careers at Ceres
ATTN: Senior Manager, CAR Campaign
Email (preferred): [email protected]
99 Chauncy Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02111

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