Program Director, Water at Ceres

Program Director, Water
Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.
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Description & Responsibilities
Ceres’ Water Program promotes capital market solutions to the global water crisis by accelerating private sector leadership on sustainable water management, through cutting-edge research, investor mobilization and advocacy.  Ultimately our work is about changing the way the world’s largest economic actors value and manage water.
Ceres advances its work to protect freshwater through a number of complementary initiatives, including the Ceres Investor Water Hub, a working group of over 100 institutional investors with $24 trillion in assets under management, with whom Ceres partners to accelerate deeper integration of water into investment decision-making and corporate engagement. Ceres also works with some of the biggest companies in the world to improve their water stewardship. We are particularly focused on improving practices in the food sector, which uses 70 percent of the world’s freshwater, largely in agricultural supply chains. Finally, through our California Connect the Drops campaign, we coordinate a coalition of 35 companies to urge policymakers to advance resilient water solutions that ensure sustainable management of the state’s water supplies.
The Program Director, Water will play a pivotal role in Ceres’ efforts to reduce the water impacts of large companies, including in the food and agriculture sector, and to improve how water is valued within the investment, and corporate communities and beyond. The position will supervise and mentor a team of issue experts and support staff to develop and implement effective strategies, initiatives, and campaigns that advance Ceres’ advocacy mission. S/he will play a critical role in budget and resource management, fundraising efforts, communicating Ceres’ Water Program impact and successes, and managing special projects to grow or enhance Water Program priorities.  The Program Director, Water is a full-time, Boston-based position, reporting to the Vice President of Initiatives & Campaigns.
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