As You Sow

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As You Sow Remote
Nov 29, 2021
Full time
Full-Time, Exempt Position THE ORGANIZATION MISSION As You Sow   seeks to promote environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies. VISION Our vision is a safe, just, and sustainable world in which protecting the environment and human rights is central to corporate decision-making. OVERVIEW As You Sow   is a Berkeley-based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization who promotes corporate environmental and social responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies. We believe that the way to a safe, just, and sustainable world can be only achievable by enlisting the support of corporations, either through advocacies, scorecards, shareholder engagements, and other innovative methods. Moving companies to take greater responsibility for the social and environmental impact of their operations, is our primary goal and our actions have produced results for 29 years. COMMITMENT TO JEDI As You Sow   actively seeks to recruit and retain a diverse staff in all areas of operations. As You Sow will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, or sexual orientation. THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM As You Sow’s   Environmental Health program works to address critical environmental health issues resulting from corporate policies and practices. The program has several primary goals including: moving food manufacturers to adopt sustainable agriculture strategies that promote ecosystem health and reduce the use of toxic pesticides, eliminating the routine use of antibiotics important to human medicine in the production of food animals, and working with fast food chains to eliminate food packaging that contains known toxic chemicals. THE POSITION The Environmental Health Program Coordinator will work with the Environmental Health Program Manager to develop and execute engagements with major publicly traded companies to advance solutions to agricultural and public health risks. The Coordinator will support ongoing initiatives including minimizing use of toxic pesticides in agricultural supply chains and eliminating the routine use of antibiotics important to human medicine in food animal production, in addition to helping to launch and build new initiatives including reducing the use of PFAS chemicals in consumer goods. The Program Coordinator will also coordinate with and support the Environmental Health Program Manager in coalition building, including meeting with values-aligned NGOs and other investors. The ability to work on many tasks simultaneously and maintain focus and work quality is crucial. A successful candidate will be adept at moving quickly from one work topic to another as well as developing deep subject matter expertise. We hope that the Program Coordinator will learn and grow into the role and be able to progressively take on more leadership. As our work is focused on making bold and lasting positive change in the world on issues including climate change, environmental health, ocean plastics, wage justice, financial transparency, and human rights, the ideal applicant will passionately care about these issues and our theory of change. Position Type:   1.0 FTE. Exempt. Start date:  Position will be open until January 4, 2022. Reports to:  Environmental Health Program Manager, and President   ESSENTIAL DUTIES Conducting research using scientific reviews, corporate reports and documentation, media, and other sources Synthesizing information in issue briefs, blogs, or reports Working directly with companies to set up shareholder engagement meetings Maintain data base of corporate scores and key performance indicators Participating in a variety of corporate meetings, taking leadership for a subset as determined by the Program Manager Work with  NGO advocates, activists, faith-based investors, and other institutional investors to develop secure commitments and maintain forward momentum on initiative goals Assisting with program operations as needed (including notetaking for meetings with corporations, calendaring meetings, or managing email outreach) Monitor media, analyst reports, online postings, and other program information sources. Represent the organization at conferences and corporate annual meetings. Track corporate contacts, engagement notes, and other information in Salesforce QUALIFICATIONS 1+ years of experience in corporate responsibility, Socially Responsible Investing, and/or ESG Investing. Two or more years of research experience preferred (i.e. gathering, synthesizing, and analyzing data) Professional experience with substantive independent work and collaboration Background in or understanding of initiative area issues (i.e. impacts of toxic chemicals on the environment and public health, pesticides, sustainable agriculture, and/or antimicrobial resistance) High level of attention to detail Ability to work both independently and collaboratively Initiative to ask questions when needed and desire to independently take on projects as skills and experience develop Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment Experience with Microsoft Office Suite required Passionate personal commitment to progressive social and environmental change Sense of humor appreciated   WHAT TO EXPECT FROM US Salary: The expected range for this position is $50,000 - $62,000, depending on experience. Benefits: Healthcare, dental, vision insurance, Life, LTD, Voluntary Life, EAP, 401K, phone stipend, 18 holidays, 1 volunteer day, and 10 vacation days in first year of employment (15 vacation days each subsequent year). A team with passion and fun. A low-ego, high-performance culture and flexible work environment. HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB Please apply through our  job site.  Applications will be accepted until January 4, 2022. We thank all applicants for your interest. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT As You Sow is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization and is an equal opportunity employer. As You Sow makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. As You Sow does not unlawfully discriminate on the of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or identification, or any other basis protected by law. Women, People of Color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about  As You Sow , go to:  www.asyousow.org
As You Sow Berkeley, CA (Remote due to Covid)
Oct 18, 2021
Contractor
Consultant, Full-Time, Remote THE ORGANIZATION MISSION As You Sow   seeks to promote environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies. VISION Our vision is a safe, just, and sustainable world in which protecting the environment and human rights is central to corporate decision-making. OVERVIEW As You Sow   is a Berkeley-based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization who promotes corporate environmental and social responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies. We believe that the way to a safe, just, and sustainable world can be only achievable by enlisting the support of corporations, either through advocacies, scorecards, shareholder engagements, and other innovative methods. Moving companies to take greater responsibility for the social and environmental impact of their operations, is our primary goal and our actions have produced results for 29 years. COMMITMENT TO JEDI As You Sow   actively seeks to recruit and retain a diverse staff in all areas of operations. As You Sow will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, or sexual orientation. THE POSITION This year-long fellowship supports   As You Sow ’s Energy & Climate program in working to embed climate action throughout the full range of companies’ operational planning and disclosures. Work will include research on corporate policies and practices, climate regulations, corporate governance and risk management, and company financials. Issue areas include oil and gas emissions, financed emissions in the banking and industry sectors, offsets, low carbon technologies, and greenhouse gas measurement and management, among others. The Fellow will also participate in company dialogues, report drafting, press release drafting, etc. Through this fellowship, you will gain insight into the nexus of climate and business and obtain a greater understanding of shareholder advocacy.  Position Type:   1.0 FTE. Consultant Start date:  Position will be open until filled Reports to:  President and Chief Counsel, and Climate and Energy Program Manager ESSENTIAL DUTIES Research and writing of memos, briefs, reports, blogs, and press releases on topics relating to climate change and energy issues, from both a financial and sustainability lens. Assess company practices and disclosures (financial and sustainability). Collaborate with NGOs, faith-based investors, and institutional investors. Monitor media, analyst reports, online postings, and other information sources. Prepare for and participate in company dialogues and negotiations. Assist with shareholder resolution process as needed, including research and writing of resolutions, proxy memos, responses to company no-action requests. Potential opportunities to speak at conferences and corporate annual meetings. QUALIFICATIONS Must demonstrate strong commitment to corporate responsibility issues. Prefer significant experience in ESG issues. Strong interpersonal engagement and communication skills. Excellent research, analysis, and writing skills. Ability to work as part of a team, as well as to take individual initiative. Strong analytical skills and familiarity with databases and online research. Organizational and time management skills, with excellent attention to detail. Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks. Personal commitment to progressive social and environmental change. Strong work ethic, self-motivated, and commitment to excellence. Sense of humor appreciated. LOCATION Berkeley, CA (remote during COVID-19)   WHAT TO EXPECT FROM US Salary: Negotiable depending upon experience. A team with passion and fun A low-ego, high-performance culture and flexible work environment HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB Please apply through our   job site . Applications will be accepted until a great candidate is found. We thank all applicants for your interest. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT As You Sow is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization and is an equal opportunity employer. As You Sow makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. As You Sow does not unlawfully discriminate on the of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or identification, or any other basis protected by law. Women, People of Color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about  As You Sow , go to:  www.asyousow.org
As You Sow
Aug 19, 2021
Part time
Supervisor: Toxic Enforcement Research Manager Classification: Part-time, Hourly Schedule: Part-Time (20 hours/week)   As You Sow actively seeks to recruit and retain a diverse staff in all areas of operations. As You Sow will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, or sexual orientation.   ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND As You Sow is a Berkeley-based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1992. We promote corporate environmental and social responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies. We are one of the nation's leading practitioners of shareholder advocacy, moving companies to take greater responsibility for the social and environmental impact of their operations. We engage companies directly, work with and mobilize investor coalitions on key issue areas, file shareholder resolutions, and write reports and research briefs to inform investors and the public about novel issue areas. In short, for 29 years we have gotten big companies to make big changes for good.   As You Sow is also one of the leading enforcers of California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, known as Proposition 65, a toxic right-to-know law. The Act specifies that a company must provide a warning to consumers if its products or processes expose citizens to known carcinogens or reproductive toxicants, and also prohibits discharges of such chemicals into the state’s drinking water. Since 1992, As You Sow has been working to bring hundreds of manufacturers and whole industries into compliance with the Act through innovative settlements that reduce hazardous emissions, eliminate consumer exposures to toxics, and provide funds for employee training to lower occupational exposures to toxic chemicals.   POSITION SUMMARY As You Sow is seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) Investigator & Program Assistant who will work with the Toxic Enforcement Research Manager and Staff Attorney to support our consumer product investigations and legal actions. The Investigator & Program Assistant role will provide administrative support for our legal team as well as be responsible for conducting investigations and gathering evidence to support legal cases, including researching, purchasing consumer products, and logging evidence and case materials.   The ideal candidate will be an independent self-starter with a strong attention to detail who enjoys cataloging and organizing documents and data. The candidate must also be comfortable driving to various stores throughout the Bay Area to purchase products. The Investigator & Program Assistant will report to the Toxic Enforcement Research Manager.   RESPONSIBILITIES Conducting online research to identify consumer products for investigation. Populating chain of custody documents and submitting evidence to an accredited laboratory for testing. Conducting calls for investigation purposes. Traveling to assigned businesses and purchasing specific products for investigation. Inspecting store inventory and taking note of similar product types or Proposition 65 warning notices. Completing and submitting a written report detailing investigations. Labeling, photographing and otherwise documenting all evidence. Logging gathered data in a detailed spreadsheet or other internal database. Assembling and serving legal documents. Filing legal documents at local courts and online. Case management tasks, including calendaring important dates and organizing multi-party calls. Scanning and saving documents and organizing case files. Other administrative or investigative duties as assigned.   QUALIFICATIONS Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license are required. Strong organizational skills and excellent attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Zoom, and/or Box preferred. Interest in consumer protection, corporate responsibility, and/or law.   HOURS 20 hours/week, $20/hour; flexible hours. Will meet with Toxic Enforcement team either in person or via Zoom once per week.   LOCATION Berkeley, California. Remote work within the San Francisco Bay Area negotiable.   APPLY Please apply through our job site . Applications will be accepted until a great candidate is found. We thank all applicants for your interest.   EQUITY As You Sow is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization and is an equal opportunity employer. As You Sow makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. As You Sow does not unlawfully discriminate on the of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or identification, or any other basis protected by law. Women, People of Color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about As You Sow , go to: www.asyousow.org