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Principal Sustainability Advisor, Forum for the Future US

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location
Salary Additional Information $58,000-$63,000
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 22/07/2011
Company Name Forum for the Future
Contact Name Helen Saunders
Telephone +44 20 7324 3607
Email recruitment@forumforthefuture.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Most organisations now recognise that global challenges like climate change, food and energy security and population growth will mean big changes for the way they operate. Forum for the Future's role is to help them find their way to a sustainable and successful future.
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.

 

Forum for the Future is a project of Tides Center

The mission of Forum for the Future

Forum for the Future is a non-profit organization working globally with business and government to create a sustainable future. We aim to transform the critical systems that we all depend on, such as food, energy and finance, to
make them fit for the challenges of the 21st century. We have 15 years’ experience inspiring new thinking, building creative partnerships and developing practical innovations to change our world. We opened our New York office in late 2010.

Overview of the position

We are currently seeking a Principal Sustainability Advisor, who will work closely with, and report to, the Head of the Forum for the Future US to build and develop our US office. This is a great opportunity for an experienced sustainability professional to take the next step in their career, working for a leading NGO that is known for being at the cutting edge of sustainability.

The post-holder will deliver strategic sustainability advice to leading US and international businesses, manage consortia funded projects to tackle systemic sustainability problems, and help build Forum for the Future’s presence and partner-base in the US.

The role is externally facing and highly visible – the expectation is that over 60% of time is spent on delivery of sustainability advice, with the remaining time divided between business development, communications and contributing to internal discussions and processes at Forum.

Travel both nationally and internationally will be required. Applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities

  • Managing Forum’s relationship with a selected group of Forum partners and
    funders in the US.
  • Providing strategic sustainability advice to Forum’s US partners
  • Managing and delivering projects within one or two key systems (Food,
    Finance or Energy) relevant to Forum’s overall US strategy
  • Managing and delivering projects within Forum’s sustainable business
    practice.
  • An active contribution to Forum’s US income targets which includes
    generating $135k income through projects and new partnership work
  • Managing at least $225k per year in project and/or partnership delivery

Qualifications and experience

  • Understanding of, and a commitment to, the mission of Forum for the Future
  • A good working knowledge of the current policy, regulatory and commercial
    drivers and development processes affecting the uptake of sustainable
    development in the US and beyond.
  • 5+years experience and proven ability in managing complex projects and
    partnerships on sustainability issues
  • Able to scope new projects, secure funding, and deliver on time within
    budget
  • Highly developed interpersonal and presentation skills; able to communicate
    at senior corporate level and to facilitate workshops of up to 25 people
  • Skilled facilitator, able to build consensus within and across teams
  • Able to produce and contribute to a wide range of documents (for example
    business plans, consultancy reports, letters, articles, memos, briefs and
    presentations) to tight deadlines and to consistently high standard
  • Able to recruit, supervise and develop other staff
  • Able to manage project teams
  • The post-holder should be able to demonstrate specialist knowledge in
    sustainable business strategy and implementation. In addition, skills in futures
    techniques, including foresight techniques such as scenario-building, creating
    visions and trends analysis are desirable, but not essential.
  • A working knowledge of the issues, and proven experience, in one of our key
    systems – food, energy or finance.

Compensation
Salary in range of $58,000-$63,000
commensurate with experience. Full-time employees receive an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, and 18 days’ vacation in year 1, rising to 23 days from year 2 onwards (with 11 days public holidays).

Equal opportunities
Forum for the Future, a project of the Tides Center, is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and
seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities.

For further information on how to apply, please visit http://www.forumforthefuture.org/jobs/principal-sustainability-advisor-forum-future-us

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