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We are currently recruiting for the following opportunities:

Manager, Shareholder Advocacy

Closes June 20th, 5PM PST

Deadline to apply is June 20th, 2024 at 5pm PST
No phone or email inquiries please.
We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Title: Manager, Shareholder Advocacy 

Status: Full-time, Permanent, Unionized

Salary: $85,272.00 per annum with annual increases as per our collective bargaining agreement

Reports to: Associate Director, Shareholder Advocacy

Location: Vancouver or Toronto (hybrid work arrangements)

 

MAKE AN IMPACT ON INDIGENOUS RIGHTS, RECONCILIATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS INITIATIVES

In this role, you will:

  • Be at the heart of SHARE’s industry-leading engagement program. You will craft and execute strategies to create transformative change in corporate Canada and support SHARE’s mission to build a sustainable, inclusive and productive economy;
  • You will use your advocacy prowess to drive change and lead collaborative initiatives with allied investors;
  • Lead a small staff team, working within a high-impact, mission-driven not-for-profit.

ABOUT SHARE

SHARE is an award-winning Canadian non-profit dedicated to mobilizing investor leadership to build a sustainable, inclusive, and productive economy. We combine a deep passion for real change with sound strategy, analysis and skills. Our team leads shareholder engagement, education and training, policy advocacy, and practical research with a growing network of values-led investors who are driving meaningful changes within global businesses, governments and regulators. SHARE is the only non-profit, unionized, living-wage-certified shareholder advocacy organization in Canada. By bringing together diverse stakeholders, we address pressing challenges and cultivate shared solutions that advance Indigenous Rights and Reconciliation, promote workers’ rights, and benefit communities while restoring and conserving this irreplaceable planet.

GOOD WORK

At SHARE, you will:

  • Work in a collaborative and supportive environment, with a nimble team of values-driven professionals that punch above our weight,
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including:
    • Employer-paid pharmaceutical, dental, optical, paramedical health benefits, and basic life insurance;
    • An annual fitness allowance;
    • An annual professional development allowance and employer-paid education days.
    • Financial support to set up a home-office workspace;
  • Generous time off provisions, including 3 weeks vacation, an office closure from December 24-January 2, and flex days;
  • A hybrid in-office/work-from-home environment, offering the flexibility to work from home and the benefits of having office space with colleagues;
  • Retirement security with employer-matched contributions to a defined benefit pension plan through DbPlus;
  • The protection of union representation and a collective agreement with the United Steelworkers.

THE OPPORTUNITY: MANAGER, SHAREHOLDER ADVOCACY

You will be a pivotal contributor to SHARE’s industry-leading corporate engagement program. Some of your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Recommending company, sector and theme-specific strategies, targets, outcomes, timing, focus and activities for engagements related to Indigenous rights and reconciliation and broader human rights initiatives;
  • Planning and facilitating project team meetings and discussions;
  • Maintaining ongoing, constructive engagement relationships with company personnel, government and regulatory officials;
  • Leading collaborative work with allied investors, including developing common agendas and shared priorities;
  • Cultivating and maintaining relationships with and monitoring developments from engagement partners, allied investors, funders, and relevant stakeholder groups, and experts in relevant fields;
  • Coordinating work, training and technical assistance for the Decent Work & Human Rights engagement team to maximize the effectiveness of SHARE’s program;
  • Supervising day-to-day work of a small project team;
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of emerging issues and trends related to SHARE’s thematic areas;
  • Designing and overseeing project-related research frameworks, methodology and project instructions for analysts;
  • Working collaboratively with the engagement research team to propose a research program to support new and emerging engagement objectives;
  • Ensuring that project activity is properly documented and electronic records maintained.

YOU MAY BE BEST PERSON FOR THE ROLE IF YOU:

  • Have experience working collaboratively with rights-holders, and particularly with Indigenous people in the Canadian context;
  • Are an action-oriented risk taker, who enjoys working on different projects at the same time
  • Thrive working independently on a variety of tasks and contributing as part of a team;
  • Are an experienced advocate, with a track-record of interest-based negotiation success;
  • Possess excellent analytical skills, political savvy, and sound judgement;
  • Have flawless verbal and written communication skills, with a knack for delivering captivating and engaging presentations to a range of audiences;
  • Have a flexible, positive and responsive attitude, and a team-oriented approach to change-making;
  • Keep meticulous records, and possess excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to set priorities and balance competing deadlines and pressures.
  • Dig deep to find answers on environmental, social and governance issues, using your finely honed research skills.

AT A MINIMUM, YOU HAVE THESE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Master’s degree in law, finance, business, sustainability or other relevant field or equivalent related experience;
  • Five to seven years of professional experience in an advocacy, engagement, negotiation, or strategic research role, including at least 3-5 years of experience managing a team. Relevant work experience in a corporate setting is a strong asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of responsible investing, ESG integration or issuers’ financial and non-financial reporting obligations;
  • Strong knowledge of relevant thematic priorities, including on internationally recognized standards related to Indigenous rights in the Canadian context, and human rights.
  • Fluency in English is required. Fluency in French is a strong asset.

SOME OTHER THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WORKING AT SHARE

  • Terms and conditions of employment are set in accordance with the SHARE-USW Collective agreement;
  • SHARE employees must be eligible to work in Canada. You must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada or authorized in writing to work in Canada under the Federal Immigration Act;
  • Occasional domestic and international travel may be required, including to the United States.

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY

  • SHARE’s Vancouver office is located on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
  • SHARE’s Toronto office is located in the territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples.
  • SHARE strives to embody its values of fairness, inclusion and justice in its hiring and employment practices and has a strong commitment to employment equity.
  • SHARE seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, and people of colour and LGBTQ+ candidates.

HOW TO APPLY

Click the button below and follow the instructions to submit your Cover Letter and Resume.

Shareholder Advocacy Specialist (Decent Work & Human Rights)

Closes June 27th, 5PM PST

Deadline to apply is June 27th, 2024 at 5pm PST
No phone or email inquiries please.
We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Title:               Shareholder Advocacy Specialist (Decent Work & Human Rights)

Status:           Full Time, Permanent, Unionized

Reports to:    Associate Director, Shareholder Advocacy

Location:       Vancouver, BC or Toronto, ON (hybrid work arrangements)

Salary:            $79,029.60 per annum with annual increases as per our collective bargaining  agreement

 

COLLABORATE WITH INVESTORS TO MAKE AN IMPACT ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND DECENT WORK:

In this role, you will be:

  • At the heart of SHARE’s mission to drive positive change through investor stewardship;
  • Setting the responsible investment agenda – not just following the trends;
  • Crafting and implementing innovative engagement strategies, using your negotiation skills to influence corporate practices.

ABOUT SHARE:

SHARE is an award-winning non-profit organization dedicated to mobilizing investor leadership for a sustainable, inclusive and productive economy. We do this by supporting our investor network and amplifying their voices to improve corporate sustainability practices and implement better rules and regulations that govern capital markets. We combine a deep passion for real change with sound strategy, analysis and skills.

Our team leads shareholder engagement, education and training, policy advocacy, and practical research with a growing network of values-led investors who are driving meaningful changes within capital markets.  SHARE’s engagement clients collectively represent over $100 billion of assets under management and include pension funds, foundations, Indigenous trusts, universities, faith-based organizations, and asset managers across Canada.

SHARE is the only non-profit, unionized, living-wage-certified shareholder advocacy organization in Canada.

WHAT WE OFFER:

At SHARE, you will work in a collaborative and supportive environment, with a team of values-driven professionals. You will enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Employer-paid pharmaceutical, dental, optical, paramedical health benefits, and basic life insurance;
  • An annual fitness allowance;
  • An annual professional development allowance and employer-paid education days;
  • Financial support to set up a home-office workspace;
  • Generous time off provisions, including 3 weeks’ vacation, an office closure from December 24-January 2, and flex days;
  • A hybrid in-office/work-from-home environment, offering the flexibility to work from home and the benefits of having office space with colleagues;
  • Retirement security with employer-matched contributions to a defined benefit pension plan through DbPlus;
  • The protection of union representation and a collective agreement with the United Steelworkers.

THE OPPORTUNITY – SHAREHOLDER ADVOCACY SPECIALIST:

Reporting to the Associate Director of Shareholder Advocacy (Decent Work & Human Rights), you’ll be at the forefront of SHARE’s mission to drive positive change through shareholder engagement.

Some of your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Leading negotiations of formal and informal agreements with targeted companies;
  • Leading collaborative efforts with allied investors, including the development of common agendas and shared priorities;
  • Contributing to the formulation of strategy, identifying targets, outcomes, timing, focus, and activities for each sector and company based on thematic priorities;
  • Maintaining ongoing, constructive relationships with company personnel, government and regulatory officials to ensure sustained engagement;
  • Nurturing relationships with engagement partners, allied investors, relevant stakeholder groups, and experts in pertinent fields, while also monitoring developments from these connections;
  • Maintaining up to date knowledge of emerging issues and trends within SHARE’s thematic areas, maintaining up-to-date knowledge to inform engagement efforts;
  • Collaborating with the research team to shape the research program, aligning it with new and emerging engagement objectives.

YOU MAY BE BEST PERSON FOR THE ROLE IF YOU:

  • Are an action-oriented risk taker, who enjoys working on multiple projects at the same time;
  • Thrive working independently in a fluid environment;
  • Are proficient in negotiation and advocacy techniques, demonstrated through prior experience;
  • Possess excellent analytical skills, political acuity and sound judgement;
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to provide compelling and engaging presentations to a range of audiences;
  • Are able to conduct research on topics related to the social, environmental and governance policies and practices of publicly traded corporations, including extensive use of online resources.

AT A MINIMUM, YOU HAVE THESE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Three to five years of experience in an advocacy or negotiation role;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of responsible investing, ESG integration or issuers’ financial and non-financial reporting obligations;
  • Relevant work experience. Experience in a corporate or investor ESG role is a strong asset;
  • Master’s degree in law, finance, business, sustainability or any other relevant field or equivalent related experience;
  • Strong knowledge of relevant thematic priorities, including on internationally recognized standards related to human rights and Indigenous rights in the Canadian context;
  • Fluency in English is required. Fluency in French is a strong asset.

SOME OTHER THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WORKING AT SHARE:

  • Terms and conditions of employment are set in accordance with the SHARE-USW Collective agreement;
  • SHARE employees must be eligible to work in Canada. You must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada or authorized in writing to work in Canada under the Federal Immigration Act;
  • Occasional domestic and international travel may be required, including to the United States.

SHARE’S COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYMENT EQUITY:

  • SHARE’s Vancouver office is located on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
  • SHARE’s Toronto office is located in the territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples.
  • SHARE strives to embody its values of fairness, inclusion and justice in its hiring and employment practices and has a strong commitment to employment equity. SHARE seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, and people of colour and LGBTQ+ candidates.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Click the button below and follow the instructions to submit your Cover Letter and Resume.

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