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Manager of Investor Network on Climate Risk, Ceres – Massachusetts

Organization: Ceres

Position Title: Manager of Investor Network on Climate Risk

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Application Deadline: Position open until filled (posted January 6)

Description: Ceres is looking to hire a Manager to join its Investor Program.  We are looking for candidates with strong relationship management skills and significant understanding of U.S. finance markets.

The Ceres Investor Program is specifically looking for someone that will lead our recruitment, management, and retention of investors in the Ceres Investor Network on Climate Risk. This full-time position is based in Boston, MA, and reports to the Senior Manager of Investor Relations.

Responsibilities: Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage operations, recruitment and member services for the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), with goal of engaging, retaining and providing value to members
  • Oversee INCR relationship management system and process, working with and supporting relationship managers to promote member engagement
  • Develop and update, with relationship managers, individual investor action plans for key INCR members
  • Track INCR member progress and impact on sustainable investment metrics including implementation of 21stCentury Investor Blueprint steps, new investment commitments, and participation in INCR working groups
  • Track member engagement, participation and activities in Salesforce
  • Develop recruitment targets with Investor Team and manage investor recruitment process, with goal of 5 major new investors joining INCR each year
  • Coordinate planning and logistics of INCR meetings and events and interface with other Ceres’ programs and staff on same
  • Conduct annual evaluation of INCR member experience; solicit and analyze INCR member feedback on member activities, opportunities and services
  • Serve as relationship manager for a subset of INCR members
  • Monitor activities of and coordination/collaboration with other investor groups (e.g., PRI, CDP, UNEP FI)
  • Monitor and coordinate outreach to INCR member by other Ceres’ staff members.
  • Support investor team project work with INCR members and fundraising proposal development on an as needed basis
  • Manage, review and update investor content on Ceres website, working closely with other program staff
  • Partner with Finance Team on financial management of INCR member dues
  • Participate in team’s organization of Ceres Conference sessions, with special focus on investor engagement
  • Assist with training and supervising interns.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Graduate degree in business, economics, or sustainability related fields preferred.
  • Five years of work experience, preferably direct experience working in investment or nonprofit sectors on sustainability-related issues.
  • An understanding of financial markets and investment firms, financial institutions, or institutional investors.
  • Demonstrated experience with relationship management.
  • Strong writing and research skills.
  • Effective presentation style and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills and attention to detail.
  • Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative and motivation.
  • 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.
  • Desire to work in a not-for-profit, advocacy-focused organization.
  • Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted above.
  • Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and e-mail computer applications.
  • Interest and willingness to be trained on specific applications necessary for work: ReadyTalk, Salesforce, listserv program, etc.

How to Apply: We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying: Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to [email protected]. Please use the words “Manager, INCR, Investor Program” in the subject line of your e-mail message.

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