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, human rights abuses.
For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site (www.ceres.org).
Description & Responsibilities
The Manager, Federal Banking Regulation position will lead projects and support Ceres’ efforts to spur action by US financial regulators to address systemic climate risk. The Manager will lead or support research, analytical and advocacy projects to facilitate the adoption of Ceres recommendations to financial regulators on strategies to address transition and physical risk to get to a net zero future.
Target federal regulators include the Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, FDIC, other banking and housing finance regulators and other federal financial regulators. This is a full-time role, reporting to the Director, Financial Regulation, and has the option of working in our Boston office or working remotely from the Washington DC area.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:
- Support the implementation of the financial regulators Strategy, including work planning, output delivery and progress evaluations, coordinating with teams across Ceres.
- Prepare regulatory submissions and respond to requests for public comment on priority regulations, serving as project manager for document production, research inputs, peer review, submission and follow up with regulators.
- Support the development of new policy and legal research and analysis to support policy and regulatory recommendations, partnering with Director and Senior Manager, Disclosure to prioritize strategic research that refines Ceres positions and provides thought leadership.
- Co-develop influence strategies leading to the adoption of Ceres recommendations working with relevant Ceres corporate sector and investor teams.
- Engage with key regulators and policymakers and secure high-level, strategic opportunities to present and defend Ceres’ policy and regulatory recommendations.
- Manage consultants to conduct research and deliver written materials.
- Engage with external allies and partners, identifying and leveraging opportunities for joint advocacy and research.
- Support congressional engagement on climate financial regulation including identifying and supporting relevant legislation, representing Ceres positions, responding to congressional information requests, and supporting Ceres testimony in hearings and briefings. This includes close collaboration with Ceres Policy Team.
- Develop media messaging and communications materials, including op-eds, press releases and blogs in collaboration with our communications team.
- Partner with the Managing Director and Director in production of funding proposals with the Ceres Development team, providing support for funder meetings and outreach to potential new funders.
- Supervise and mentor interns to include hiring, onboarding, training and evaluation duties.
- 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.
- Other duties as requested.
- Travel as necessary.
- Minimum 5 years of experience managing projects and developing strategies aimed at influencing government policy or regulation or corporate policy.
- 3 years of experience working on financial regulation and policy, with preference for experience with bank regulation or policy.
- Experience working on sustainability issues in the corporate, investor or non-profit sectors preferred.
- In depth knowledge of climate and energy policies and corporate sustainability issues. Background in financial regulation or policy is a plus.
- Excellent writing, editing and ability to produce high-quality white papers, reports and presentations.
- Demonstrated experience managing and executing research projects.
- Demonstrated strong project management, business planning skills and capacity to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines.
- Effective presentation style and excellent oral and written communication skills.
- 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.
- Experience with communications and fundraising preferred.
- Prior experience with supervising or training staff, a plus.
- 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.
- Interest in being part of a diverse workforce and willingness to support Ceres’ Commitment to Inclusion and Equity
- 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, please submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.
Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.
Boston, MA 02111