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20 Sep 2022

Full-Time Manager, Oil & Gas

CERES – Posted by [email protected] Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

Manager, Oil & Gas

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.

For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site (

Description & Responsibilities
The Oil & Gas (O&G) team is part of the growing Climate and Energy Program at Ceres. The Manager will support work with investors, companies, and other key stakeholders focused on encouraging oil companies to make ambitious climate commitments and to align their business strategies with the low-carbon transition. The Manager collaborates with teams across the organization working on corporate climate commitments, investor engagement and public policy. This is a full-time salaried position, reporting to the Senior Manager, Oil & Gas.

This role is a full-time position that is remote or may be based in Boston, MA or San Francisco, CA. Candidate must be flexible to work with employees in all US time zones.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supporting Ceres’ Oil & Gas (O&G) work in key issue areas, potentially including:
  • Climate accounting
  • Engaging key oil companies on climate risk
  • Corporate Climate Governance in the O&G sector
  • Methane/flaring
  • Contributing to the success of key Ceres projects, including the Ceres Ambition 2030 initiative and the Climate Action 100+ initiative
  • Coordinating with Ceres’ Investor Network to support investors with research, materials drafting, and strategic guidance on engaging with companies in the O&G sector to boost ambition on climate risk
  • Continuing to build the business case for investor action on O&G climate risk, by managing and/or conducting research and report production
  • Collaborating with Ceres’ Policy Network on state and federal climate policy initiatives relevant to the O&G sector including on methane
  • Contributing to the development of new areas of impact for Ceres’ O&G work, including water, in close coordination with the Valuing Water Finance Initiative
  • Ensure Ceres’ O&G work addresses issues of Justice, Equity, and Inclusion (JIE) and supports advance emerging JIE best practices for the sector
  • Managing and advancing relationships with current and potential funders, including by partnering with the Development Team on grant proposals or engagements with donors to raise funds to support this campaign
  • Track, analyze, and verify results under the Oil & Gas program in close coordination with the Innovation and Evaluation team
  • Supervise employee or intern, as needed, to include training, conducting performance reviews, and providing guidance and support with professional development
  • Traveling, as needed, to engage with companies, investors, and stakeholders
  • Minimum of five years of work experience, preferably direct experience working in climate and energy
  • Understanding of business and financial sector capabilities, methods, and practices for achieving positive sustainability outcomes.
  • Familiarity with corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies and platforms
  • Familiarity with accepted sustainability frameworks and platforms such as GRI, SASB, SBTi, TCFD or others
  • Successful record of organizing and executing multiple projects and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent research, presentation, and writing skills; Effective facilitation skills with the ability to bring divergent ideas to a productive conclusion
  • Experience working with diverse constituents and making everyone feel valued and respected, a plus
  • Interest in being part of a diverse workforce and willingness to support Ceres’ Commitment to Inclusion and Equity
  • Strong organizational, project management and relationship management skills
  • Ability to regularly evaluate workload and manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Able to work well independently and as a team member
  • Interest in being part of a diverse workforce and willingness to support Ceres’ Commitment to Inclusion and Equity
  • Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted above
  • Desire to work in a mission-driven and nonprofit environment
Compensation: The hiring salary is $75,000 to $78,000 and pairs with competitive benefits. 

How to Apply

We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed. To apply, visit and select the appropriate job from the list.
Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We strongly encourage applications from people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.  We do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law. 

Job Categories: Sustainability. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: energy, gas, and oil. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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