Senior Associate, Climate Justice (Oakland)

B Lab U.S. and Canada
🌎 Location
💵 Salary

$68,000

N/A
🗓️ Posted

April 2, 2024

Multiple Locations

About B Lab

A leader in economic systems change, our global network creates standards, policies, and tools for business. We certify companies — known as B Corps — who are leading the way.
B Lab Global creates standards, policies, tools, and programs that shift the behavior, culture, and structural underpinnings of capitalism. We mobilize the B Corp community towards collective action to address society's most critical challenges. Our global community includes more than 5,000 B Corps in 77 countries and 153 industries. More than 100,000 companies use our B Impact Assessment and SDG Action Manager to manage their impact.

B Lab U.S. & Canada is one of six global partners of the global network. We foster and mobilize a growing community of people and businesses working towards a more fair and inclusive economy in the United States and Canada. Almost 2,000 B Corps make up the U.S. & Canada community, supported by the nonprofit, B Lab U.S. & Canada. Learn more about us here.

About the Opportunity

The Climate Justice Team is part of the Programs and Policy team at B Lab U.S. & Canada. The Programs and Policy team is dedicated to advancing racial justice, climate justice and a stakeholder economy within a growing community of 2,400+ Certified B Corps across the US and Canada, and the wider business community. The department educates and empowers business leaders to understand the critical role they can play in promoting racial equity, climate justice and a stakeholder economy. By providing practical resources, programmatic opportunities, and fostering collaboration within the B Corp community, the department helps companies improve their practices and amplify positive impacts across the three impact pillars that make up B Lab U.S. & Canada’s Theory of Change - Racial Equity, Climate Justice, and a Stakeholder Economy. Furthermore, the department's policy team advocates for changes in laws and regulations that align with values centered on justice, equity and stakeholder impact. The department drives efforts to cultivate a more equitable economy by championing education, impact improvement and advocacy on climate justice, racial equity and stakeholder economy.  
The Climate Justice Team at B Lab U.S. & Canada believes it is imperative for businesses and the business sector to play an active, visible role in advancing climate justice. This is rooted in our global commitment to Anti-Racism and collective vision of an inclusive, equitable and regenerative economic system that works for all people and the planet. Our programs and resources seek to significantly broaden awareness of climate justice issues and deepen understanding of how these show up in business operations and climate action plans, while supporting employees to identify ways their company can advance climate justice. In addition to fostering company-level change through climate action commitments and transition plans that center justice and equity as well as reduce emissions, we aim to harness the collective power of our business community at scale to support frontline and impacted communities that are disproportionately experiencing the impacts of climate change.


B Lab US and Canada is seeking a Sr. Associate level professional with passion, expertise and experience working towards climate justice and related issues to join our talented and diverse team. You will work collaboratively with professionals throughout the organization to advance our mission. You will also be joining a wider and collaborative programs team that is advancing our racial equity, stakeholder economy, and policy work. In addition to the specific climate justice projects and workstreams you will be leading externally within the US and Canada B Corp community, you will work collaboratively with these professionals and across the organization as well as directly with partner organizations, frontline community partners, climate justice advisors, and the B Corp Climate Collective (BCCC), a group of B Corps across the US & Canada committed to advancing climate justice through their companies.


Core Responsibilities

Program & Resource Development Support [40%]

  • Support the development of new and expand on existing programming to support companies in taking action on climate justice at the company policy and practice level and through community engagement (e.g. piloting B Lab USCA’s Principles for Partnership with Frontline Communities), as well as the local and national policy advocacy levels. Programming may include peer-to-peer coaching/learning cohorts, opportunities for best practice sharing, direct policy engagement, etc.
  • Work with nonprofit partners and climate justice leaders to ensure programming includes diverse voices and centers frontline community perspectives.
  • Work with Strategy + Programs Team to identify one or more measurable, actionable calls-to-action to anchor B Lab US & Canada’s Climate Justice collective action campaign in 2025 and beyond, aligned with the standards for B Corp Certification.
  • Work collaboratively with Strategy + Programs Team to foster B Corp individual and collective policy advocacy that advances just and equitable climate policy.
  • Serve as an internal cross-team advisor and advocate for Climate Justice, ensuring that the strategy is integrated across the organization.

Community Stewardship & Engagement [25%]

  • Foster the health and vitality of the B Corp Climate Collective in the US & Canada, including supporting peer-based learning, providing administrative and facilitation support to a volunteer-led climate action group, and supporting the integration of a justice and equity orientation across the Collective.
  • Oversee strategy and execution of convenings for B Corp Climate Collective, ensuring convenings advance strategy and desired outcomes.
  • Coordinate bi-monthly B Corp Climate Collective collaboration calls.
  • Develop and send bi-monthly B Corp Climate Collective email newsletters.

Partnerships & Relationship-Building [25%]

  • Relationship-building with B Corps including B Locals, place-based communities of B Corp leaders and employees.
  • Propose, evaluate, and advise on partnership opportunities to support goals of the climate justice program.
  • Support in selecting racial equity partnerships, including identification and scoping of new partnerships, supporting scheduling and logistics, developing partnership proposals and ongoing programmatic work.
  • Serve as a relationship and project manager for select program partners.
  • Co-lead the creation of engagement for community building utilizing existing networks and partnering with the community team with both in-person and hybrid event formats including the bi-annual US/Can B Corp community-wide gathering, Champions Retreat, regional B Corp Leadership Development (BLD) conferences and other local and national events related to climate justice.

Fundraising, Events & Special Projects [10%]

  • Play a support role in fundraising, working with the Senior Program Manager and  global fundraising team (including a US/Can-focused fundraising professional) to support their work in raising philanthropic funding to advance this work.
  • Support B Lab US/Canada with select internal projects that promote organization and team health and wellness and serve on select internal committees.
  • Support planning and execution of internal and external climate justice events.

About You

  • 2-3 years of experience supporting and managing programs with 1-3 years in a climate-related role
  • Must have an understanding and awareness of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) principles and how to apply them
  • Knowledge of climate-related issues globally including Canada, in addition to the U.S., preferred
  • Previous experience working with businesses preferred
  • Program management (including development, implementation, and evaluation)
  • Solutions-oriented and able to problem-solve using resourcefulness, innovation and tact
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required, with the ability to concisely communicate complex messages inclusively and effectively
  • Ability to earn and build influence across a matrixed organization; to initiate and drive projects and initiatives with a strong people-first framework
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously
  • Agility and comfort with change management and adapting to shifting timelines or the need to accommodate new context  
  • Excellent, persuasive public speaking experience and skills
  • Commitment to professional development and personal growth through self-directed reading, networking with both external and internal colleagues, attending training, courses, or conferences, as needed
  • Strong understanding of key office platforms used regularly across B Lab: Excel, Word, PowerPoint as well as G Suite: Google docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.
  • Exposure to Slack or a comparable inter-office communication tool and Salesforce or a comparable CRM preferred
  • Open to experimentation and trying new approaches to optimize long-term strategy
  • Lived experience with climate impacts and related injustices
  • Business proficiency in languages other than English is a plus, especially Spanish or French

Compensation Details

B Lab has a compensation plan that includes:

  • An annual salary of $68,000.00
  • Excellent health benefits package including access to medical, vision and dental coverage
  • Paid time off for vacation - in your first year, you’ll start with 15 days (prorated in a to your start date)
  • Additional paid time off for organizational closures
  • 403(b) with a match of up to 3%
  • Unlimited sick and personal time - if you need it, use it
  • After your first year of employment, 40 hours paid time off for community service; paid parental leave; and time and budget for your professional development (we assess this PD budget annually)
  • A remote-first workplace
  • A flexible work environment with the ability to plan your work week around your personal commitments

Location

We are a remote-first workplace but the candidates for this role must be resident of Denver CO, Philadelphia PA, New York NY, Oakland CA, or Toronto, Canada at the start of employment. B Lab is not set up to provide work permit sponsorship and candidates will need to have unrestricted, permanent work authorization for the location they are applying for. Please visit our Careers page to review all opportunities and submit your application for the role(s) that best fit your experiences and location. This is a Full-Time Role (40 hours per week) with the option to apply for reduced hours per week after one year in the role.

Hiring Process

We require the following in order to consider your application:

  • Resume
  • In lieu of a cover letter, we ask that all candidates respond to a standard set of application questions

If you progress through additional stages in the hiring process, you can expect to:

    • Step 1: Participate in an interview with a panel via Google Meet
    • Step 2: Complete a brief hiring exercise
    • Step 3: Participate in a final interview with a panel via Google Meet

We will begin reviewing applications on April 1 and will continue until we identify a diverse and qualified candidate pool.

Please note: All applications will be reviewed by our team, and all candidates will receive a status update via email after their application has been reviewed, which we expect to complete by April 30. Due to capacity constraints on our hiring team, we are unable to provide you with a specific status update beyond these parameters. Our ideal start date for this role is June 24, 2024

If we can offer reasonable accommodations to you in the application or interview processes, or if you have feedback on how we could improve the equity or accessibility of our recruitment, you are welcome to contact us at careers @ bcorporation.net with the subject line “Accommodation request - Senior Associate, Climate Justice”. Please note that we are unable to respond to general status inquiries or other messages that are unrelated to accessing our application or interview processes.

About B Lab

B Lab is transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. A leader in economic systems change, our global network creates standards, policies, and tools for business, and we certify companies—known as B Corps—who are leading the way. To date, the B Lab community includes over 6,300 B Corps across over 85+ countries in over 160 industries who manage their impact with the B Impact Assessment and the SDG Action Manager.

Recognized as one of Fast Company’s 2020 Most Innovative Companies, B Lab is home to an innovative and enthusiastic team committed to building an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy. B Lab U.S. & Canada is part of the B Lab Global network and we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive and flexible workplace that allows all staff to flourish. Our teams are innovative and enthusiastic about building an inclusive and sustainable economy. We pride ourselves on creating an inclusive and flexible workplace that allows all staff to flourish. To learn more and join the movement, visit usca.bcorporation.net.

B Lab U.S. & Canada is headquartered in New York City, NY, with offices in Philadelphia, PA; Denver, CO; and Toronto, ON.

B Lab believes an equitable and inclusive work environment and a diverse, empowered team are key to achieving our mission. We’re not looking for candidates who are “culture fits.” We’re looking for candidates who can expand our perspective and challenge business as usual. We strive to foster an environment where all staff can bring their whole selves to work, by their own definition.

As an organization, we stand against anti-Black racism and all forms of oppression including transphobia, classism, sexism, and xenophobia. We commit to a focused and sustained action to dismantle racist systems, policies, practices, and ideologies within ourselves and our networks. As we continue to learn about injustice, we embrace radical reorientation of our consciousness and will listen to the voices of Black, Brown, Indigenous and marginalized peoples to catalyze equitable outcomes for all.

At B Lab an equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace is one where all workers, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability, feel valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all of our teams, programs. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard.

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B Lab U.S. and Canada

Senior Associate, Climate Justice (Oakland)

$68,000

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