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2022 Consultant: ESG Advisory and Disclosure

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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, to help them 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 Framework

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 positive team and exceptional client experiences. We celebrate wins big and little. And while the pandemic has transformed how people around the world work, it has only reaffirmed and reinforced our commitment to nurture a supportive work culture. In response to the pandemic, we tested and deployed new systems that foster collaboration, boost learning, and ease sharing. We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and supportive team of dedicated, passionate professionals.

We are a distributed team, and we have “hubs” in cities around the United States, including Seattle, Denver, 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. Post pandemic, we expect many of these changes to endure. If anything, the experience has deepened our understanding of the vital links between work, play, creativity, and overall wellness.

We offer a competitive compensation and bonus package commensurate with relevant experience; abundant PTO; healthcare and retirement plans; 401(k) match and profit sharing; flexible work location and schedule; ample opportunities for professional development; and stipends for a home office and professional development.

This Opportunity

You will have the opportunity to influence positive change within some of the world’s largest organizations. This is a high-impact, client-facing role; your work 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 people at the highest levels of the client organization.

Requirements

This Position

As a consultant, you will advise our clients through multifaceted engagements to develop ESG vision, governance and accountability structures, and action plans. You will conduct the work on client projects you lead and serve as an individual contributor on projects led by other team members.

You will engage internal and external stakeholders, including boards and executive teams to secure buy-in and spur progress. You will interact directly with clients: understand their needs and objectives, lead research on issues, synthesize results of analyses, deliver to clients actionable insights and help them understand, improve, and communicate their performance around the issues that matter most to their stakeholders. You must be able to understand, analyze, articulate, and help clients meet the evolving expectations of stakeholders and the key principles of ESG performance and

disclosure.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 the business landscape, stakeholder capitalism, and ESG trends and developments.You will contribute, through research and thought leadership, to our firm’s brand and visibility in the marketplace and our ability to secure and strengthen client relationships and advance our mission and vision.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead ESG advisory and disclosure projects with support from conception through delivery to client, including identifying strategic direction of the work and directing and coaching team members
  • Manage day-to-day project execution, including planning and budgeting; contracting; tracking budget, scope, and internal resources. Communicate project progress to team members and firm leadership
  • Serve as a point of contact for clients whose projects you lead; advance client relationships by understanding their needs, keeping abreast of developments in their sector, and providing substantive and actionable counsel
  • Collaborate with team to produce high-quality, substantive, visually compelling, and actionable deliverables
  • Contribute to client workshops and meetings; present to executives and board members
  • Contribute to Framework’s external thought leadership content and business-development activities, including the development of proposals and new products and services
  • Learn and deepen your expertise
  • 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 are a pragmatic, analytical, and strategic thinker. You bring a deep understanding of the business importance of attention to ESG issues and can communicate the value to executives and boards to galvanize company action. You are comfortable dealing with complexity and ambiguity.

You love creating value for clients and solving problems. You are comfortable in a fast-paced environment with a wide variety of interesting and challenging work. You approach the world with a sense of curiosity and humility.

You have a bachelor’s or graduate degree and four or more years of professional experience working to address ESG issues in a management or specialty ESG consultancy, nonprofit advisory firm, or corporate environment.

You have an enterprise mindset. You consider the impacts of your decisions on others and the business. You’re self-motivated and always look for how to work better and deliver an exceptional client experience.

You have strong project-management skills and the ability to lead several projects concurrently. You can confidently lead project teams, track progress, manage to project scope and budget, and regularly communicate status to the firm’s leadership and team members. You can address challenges and successfully navigate roadblocks. You are strong in planning and can execute work assignments within deadline, independently and as part of a diverse team working across various locations. You are organized and happy to both lead and sweat the details.

You have high emotional intelligence, a professional demeanor, and strong interpersonal skills. You can engage comfortably with executives and demonstrate grace under pressure. You exercisesound judgment, diplomacy, and the highest professional ethics and integrity. You build and maintain strong, trusting connections with clients, colleagues, and partners.

You are collaborative and supportive. You are adept at building positive, productive working relationships with colleagues and foster team cohesiveness. You hold yourself and team members accountable for commitments. You actively seek and provide constructive feedback and encouraging guidance to colleagues no matter their position.

You have outstanding communication, presentation, and facilitation skills. You have demonstrated facility in developing clear, concise, and thoughtful written materials and visually engaging presentations. You provide and seek clarity in your interactions with colleagues and clients.

You have demonstrated subject-matter expertise relevant to our service areas, including several of the following: business strategy; ESG management, governance, and accountability; ESG reporting and disclosure standards and best practice; risk management; financial analysis; diversity, equity, and inclusion; human rights; supply-chain management (environmental and social), climate strategy and risk management; and stakeholder engagement.

You are adaptable and love learning. You’re a quick study and are open to new ideas and ways of working.

You are able to work from home or in a workspace, can sit or stand at a computer for extended periods. You have facility with standard software applications such as Asana, Box, Slack, and MS Office applications. You can travel as needed for client work and business development; travel could constitute 5–10 percent of total annual time.

This is a full-time, salaried position. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. To apply to this position, please submit your resume, cover letter, and writing sample.

To be considered for this position, please apply here.

We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and supportive team of dedicated, passionate professionals. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.