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Sustainability Advisor - Forum for the Future US

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location New York - America North
Town/City Brooklyn, NY
Salary Additional Information US$52,899 - US$58,845 commensurate with experience
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 07/03/2016
Company Name Forum for the Future
Contact Name Sophie Kennedy
Telephone 020 7324 3630
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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Based in Brooklyn, NY, Forum for the Future US

Salary: US$52,899 - US$58,845 commensurate with experience

Forum for the Future is a project of Tides Center

About 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 and energy, to make them fit for the challenges of the 21st century. We have 20 years of experience of inspiring new thinking, building creative partnerships, and developing practical innovations to change our world.

Overview of the position

The Sustainability Advisor will deliver strategic sustainability advice to leading US and international businesses as well as managing consortia funded projects.

The role is externally facing and highly visible – the expectation is that 70% of time is spent on delivery of sustainability advice, with the remaining time divided between business development (with an annual target of $55k), 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

  • To deliver high quality strategic sustainability advice to partners in order to fulfill Forum’s mission of creating a more sustainable society.
  • Work with Forum’s food team to deliver cutting edge advice to businesses and other project partners.
  • Help build the US office through contributing to the direction of the office, representing Forum externally, and developing new business.

Qualifications and experience

  • Commitment - understanding of, and a commitment to, the mission and values of Forum for the Future.
  • General Sustainability knowledge – broad understanding of sustainability issues and sustainability as a strategic driver for business. 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. Well read on sustainability.
  • Understanding of key issues of sustainable business - with a good track record in assisting organizations in integrating sustainability into strategy and business models. 
  • Systems knowledge: A working knowledge of the sustainability issues in the food system is essential.
  • Project Management– project management experience, including delivering projects with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Experienced facilitator – some experience in leading and facilitating workshops and delivering training sessions & seminars.
  • Business Development - able to scope out new projects based on partners needs and sustainability outcomes and secure funding.
  • Communications - able to produce and contribute to a wide range of outputs (for example business plans, consultancy reports, letters, articles, memos, briefs and presentations) to tight deadlines and to consistently high standard.
  • Enthusiasm – be a passionate advocate for change and communicate enthusiasm for change across a variety of audiences.
  • Organization and planning – able to plan, organize, schedule and budget in an efficient, productive manner. Focus on key priorities.
  • Proactive – able to act without being told what to do, and bring in new ideas.

Click here to download the full job description.

Salary in range of US$52,899 - US$58,845 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 (plus 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.

To apply: please send your resume and a covering letter detailing how you meet the qualifications and experience requirements to Sophie Kennedy at recruitment@forumforthefuture.org.  Applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

Closing date: Monday 7 March  (8.00 am EST / 1.00pm GMT)

Phone interviewsMonday 14 March
Second interviews: Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 March
Final interviews: Friday 1 April

Please note that due to the number of applications we receive we are unable to respond to all individually. Therefore if you have not heard from us by close of business on Monday 21 March we will not be taking your application further.

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