ESG Strategist

Industry: Professional Services

Job Family: Strategy & Planning

25 Jan, 2023

New York

Full Time

United States

Company description Sia Partners is a next-generation consulting firm dedicated to creating state-of-the-art narratives for transformation and innovation and deploying them at scale. Our goal is to deliver superior value and tangible results to our clients as they navigate the digital revolution and achieve transformations which generate a positive impact. Our global footprint and expertise in more than 40 sectors and services allow us to enhance our clients’ businesses worldwide. We guide their projects and initiatives in strategy, business transformation, IT & digital strategy, and Data Science.

Why Join The Sia Village?

Excellence | Entrepreneurship | Innovation | Teamwork | Care & Support | Employee Wellbeing

These are the six core values that guide all our actions. As an expression of our values, our Sia Village concept describes our commitment to fostering a sense of community within and among our offices. We believe that knowledge sharing is the key, not only to innovation, but to the growth and development of our people.

Your experience at Sia Partners will be enriched by a(n):

Entrepreneurial journey Career advocacy program that supports achieving professional development goals through guidance, and real-time feedback Continuous learning & development opportunities Diversity, equity, and inclusion programs with an ever-growing list of global affinity initiatives Annual seminar, an in-person value-add experience, that allows you to network with colleagues throughout North America Job description The Strategist is responsible for supporting and continuing to build out Sia Partner's CSR and Sustainability and portfolio within key Fortune 500 client accounts and with new business prospects.

In this critical role, you will use your knowledge of sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting and issues to help companies build their reputation by marrying smart content strategy with impactful design.

You have experience and a passion for the challenges to embed CSR within the core values and operations of a company, understand the process to develop a communications and engagement mix that will motivate employees and other key stakeholders.

As a member of this team, you will provide subject matter expertise and support to other members of the team and to Addison at large, while ensuring on-time, on-budget, and high-quality deliverables to client satisfaction. You will also provide leadership in setting the standard for seamless process management from project kick-off to completion, and facilitate integration and coordination among Sia Partner's practice areas, in particular Design and Digital.

Responsibilities

Strategy

Supports Addison’s CSR and sustainability offering and enhances the Practice’s offerings within key client accounts and with new business prospects, in collaboration with other Addison practices Creates strategic recommendations, presentations, and communications plans for CSR and sustainability reports and communications Designs approaches to showcasing CSR and sustainability outcomes and impact for clients Provides research and analysis for prospects and clients, which may include, but is not limited to, benchmarking, gap analysis, and trend tracking Innovates client and agency thinking to deliver breakthrough designs and thinking Management

Serves as the main CSR and sustainability subject matter expert on multiple projects Sets overall project requirements and ensures completion of deliverables distribution to clients and team Oversees the flow of information in all project phases, ensuring that milestones such as client approvals and Addison proposal objectives are met and recorded Provides, as needed, day-to-day project guidance to Client Service Managers and Creative team members Is accountable for budget/billing standards and records for all projects Keeps senior management informed of project status and needs Addresses project and client issues strategically and effectively

Qualifications A minimum of 5 years professional experience in the sustainability or corporate social responsibility fields in an agency, non-profit or corporation Knowledge of the sustainability and corporate social responsibility sector, its concepts, trends, frameworks, issue areas, and organizations Experience in communications and project management Bachelors’ degree; post-graduate degree in business or sustainability a plus Experience using GRI and SASB Standards; certification is a plus Skills & Criteria

Ability to work as a team player in a highly entrepreneurial environment with minimal structure Flexibility and the ability to take individual initiative and self-manage Proven ability to make tight deadlines Excellent verbal, presentation, and written communications skills; Articulate and confident client presence Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail including proofreading Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (must be able to create and maintain spreadsheets with computations); knowledge of project management software (such as SmartSheet) programs a plus Ability to work in Macintosh OS-X operating system environment (preferred)

Additional information Compensation & Benefits

Compensation for this role is $116k and $119k/ann.

Actual compensation within that range will be dependent upon the individual’s skills experience, qualifications, and market location

Salary + Annual Discretionary Bonus Healthcare coverage that includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance policies Generous time off Parental leave paid at 100% of base pay for all new parents regardless of gender Future Moms Program 9 Company Holidays + 1 Floating Holiday 401(k) matching College save-up plan & college loan repayment plan Monthly cell phone stipend Commuter Benefits Gym Reimbursement through firm medical plan Our Commitment To Diversity

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) are part of Sia Partners’ DNA. Thanks to our expertise in several sectors and our international growth, our teams include a variety of experiences and cultures. We’re confident that promoting DEIB creates an environment in which everyone can reach their full potential.

Our global network, [email protected] Partners, brings together our people worldwide to facilitate local and global progress, focused on the following areas:

Gender equality (global Gender Equality Index score of 91/100 for FY19-20) LGBTQ+ Race & Ethnicity Working Parents Disabilities Sia Partners is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, remuneration, or discipline, are based solely on performance, competence, conduct, or business needs.

Covid-19 Update

Please note that, to the extent permitted by state and local law, Sia Partners requires all employees in this position to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. “Fully vaccinated” means that the individual can provide acceptable proof that the individual has received, at least fourteen (14) days prior to the individual’s start date, either both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine plus all boosters recommended for you, or one dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine plus all boosters recommended for you. Vaccines must be authorized and/or approved by the FDA. The Company will engage in an interactive process to determine if an exemption to this requirement as a reasonable accommodation is appropriate.

Hybrid Workplace Guidelines

Sia Partners maintains its hybrid workplace arrangements and provides a flexible workplace environment that is driven by client and business/market needs. While our firm does support hybrid work, there are times that we may require our consultants to work onsite at one of our Sia offices or a client office full-time. Consultants are expected to have the ability to be flexible with work location depending upon business needs. When in-between client engagements, Consultants typically work onsite at a local Sia office 2+ times per week.

To learn more about our mission, values, and business sectors, please visit our website.

Sia Partners is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, remuneration, or discipline, are based solely on performance, competence, conduct, or business needs.