Are you passionate about making the world a better place?
About helping companies to understand and respond to stakeholders’ needs, improve performance, and create long-term value? Do you want to work with committed, thoughtful, and creative team members in a collaborative and supportive work environment? Then FrameworkESG is the place for you.
FrameworkESG is a specialty consulting firm that helps clients align their thinking, strategies, and operations with evolving environmental, social, and market realities. We’re motivated by a vision to help clients solve some of their—and society’s—thorniest problems, to deliver an exceptional experience, and to work side-by-side to expand our collective impact.
During our nearly two decades in business, we have built a curious and collaborative culture that enables us to bring our best thinking to our clients and, in turn, help our clients exceed their stakeholders’ expectations for performance. We are driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and reward collaborative dedication, responsiveness, and initiative.
We share an ethos of client service built on relationships that evolve into partnerships. We deliver for clients by listening carefully, thinking deeply, and speaking candidly. We seek to bring a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives that deliver smarter insights, and we are supportive of and accountable to one another.
Working at FrameworkESG
We are guided by our values: Relationships rule. Learn every day. Take initiative. Be nimble. We seek mutual understanding and value collaboration, communication, and learning. We are intentional about creating a positive team and exceptional client experiences. We celebrate wins big and little. We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and supportive team of dedicated, passionate professionals.
FrameworkESG offers an outstanding employee total rewards package to meet the personal needs of our staff. We are a distributed team, and we have “hubs” in cities around the United States, including Denver, Boston, and the New York Metro area. We work from our homes or in coworking spaces. To stay connected while working from home, we often host virtual socials and games; and provide stipends to support comfort and productivity in home-office environments. environments.
You will have the opportunity to influence positive change within some of the world’s largest organizations. Your work—envisioning and developing content that demonstrates clients’ performance and progress on the environmental, social, and governance issues of highest interest to key stakeholders—will influence company executives to think differently and accelerate their move toward more responsive and sustainable modes of operating. You will act as a trusted advisor and partner to our clients as well as to your team members and will often interact with senior leaders within the client organization.
As a consultant and content strategist, you will develop clear, compelling, and credible (pardon the alliteration) corporate ESG messaging and communications for FrameworkESG clients. You will take the lead in crafting themes, key messages, and narrative stories to build cohesive company ESG reports and other communications.
You will engage internal and external stakeholders, including client teams, to advance thinking and communication around key ESG issues and build trust and brand value. In addition, you will contribute to our ability to secure and strengthen client relationships and advance our mission and vision as well as our firm’s brand and visibility in the marketplace.
You will immerse yourself in the why and how we work as we do, learning from and, in turn, teaching your team members. You will have professional and business-development opportunities and maintain expertise in ESG communication trends and best practice, as well as have a credible working knowledge of disclosure standards and frameworks and the evolving expectations of stakeholders for ESG information.
This a mostly a remote position, although attendance is required at firmwide gatherings and may be required for key team meetings and occasional visits to firm hub locations.
- Develop key themes and narratives that credibly convey client companies’ ESG performance and progress
- Write and edit company ESG reports and content to provide stakeholders with a transparent, balanced, and engaging view of clients’ achievements and challenges around key ESG issues
- Train and support team members in developing their excellent writing skills and marshal internal resources to ensure elegant execution of communications projects
- Communicate progress of the projects you support to clients, internal team, and project leads
- Advance client relationships by understanding and addressing their needs
- Collaborate with internal team and design professionals to produce high-quality, substantive, visually compelling, and actionable deliverables
- Contribute to client workshops and meetings and present to executives regarding communication strategies and key messaging
- With direction from Framework’s leadership and in collaboration with the client service team, strategize, plan, and produce Framework’s thought-leadership content and marketing and business-development materials, including product and service, capabilities, and proposal presentations
- Continue to learn and deepen your expertise: keep abreast of developments in the sectors of clients you serve, as well as best practice in ESG reporting and communications
- Coach, mentor, and support the development of colleagues
- Pitch in wherever, whenever, and however to support colleagues, serve client objectives, and elevate Framework’s brand and profile in the marketplace
Your Experience, Skills, And Professionalism
You love the challenge of consulting and gain energy and satisfaction from solving problems and engaging with clients and your team members. You are comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with interesting and challenging work and can work effectively in situations with significant ambiguity. You can understand and apply past experiences to new ones, are a fast and eager learner, and approach the world with a sense of optimistic curiosity and confident humility.
You have at least a bachelor’s degree and four (4) or more years of relevant professional experience as a writer, business journalist, or communications professional; experience writing about ESG issues and performance for an agency, news organization, or corporate environment is a strong plus.
You have an enterprise mindset and consider the impacts of your decisions on others and the business. You’re self-motivated and always looking for how we can work better, deliver exceptional client experience, and grow our influence and impact.
You have strong project-management skills and can execute work assignments to tight deadlines, independently and as part of a diverse team working across various locations. You are organized in your work and your thinking.
You have high emotional intelligence and strong interpersonal skills. You can engage comfortably with client teams and demonstrate professionalism and grace under pressure. You exercise sound judgment, diplomacy, and the highest professional ethics and integrity. You build and maintain strong, trusting connections with clients, colleagues, and partners. You’re flexible in the face of changing circumstances and client needs and able to listen carefully, read a room, and adapt on the fly. You are respectful of all in a way that embodies our firm values and culture.
You’re a team player. You are adept at building positive, productive working relationships with colleagues. You are comfortable motivating and orchestrating team collaboration. You hold yourself and your team members accountable for commitments and deadlines. You actively seek and provide constructive feedback and guidance to colleagues no matter their position.
You have outstanding communication skills. You have demonstrated facility in developing clear, concise, and thoughtful written materials and can contribute your thinking to the design of visually engaging reports. You provide and seek clarity in your interactions with colleagues and clients.
You’re a quick study and are open to new ideas and ways of working. You have a strong ability to synthesize complex or multifaceted information into clear and compelling narratives. You’re always looking to how you and your teams can be more effective and efficient and exceed expectations. You love a good brainstorm.
You are able to work from home or in a shared workspace, and are comfortable doing so, can sit or stand at a computer for extended periods, and can sit or stand at a computer for extended periods. You know yourself and can effectively manage your energy and multiple workstreams.
You are proficient with standard software applications such as Asana, Box, Slack, and MS Office applications. You can travel as needed for client work and business development (we do not anticipate that this position requires a significant amount of travel).
This is a full-time, salaried position. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. To apply for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter, and writing sample here.