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Engagement & Advocacy Specialist

March 8, 2024

Please submit your Resume and Cover Letter outlining your relevant experience and interest in joining SHARE directly to jobs@share.ca by 5 PM PST on March 8th, 2024.
We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

 

Title: Engagement & Advocacy Specialist

Company: SHARE

Status: Full-time, permanent, unionized

Location: Toronto, Vancouver, or Montreal, Canada (hybrid work arrangements)

Salary: $77,480 per annum

 

MAKE AN IMPACT ON CLIMATE

  • In this position you will be uniquely positioned to mobilize the power of financial investments move the needle on climate change.
  • You will need to have strong diplomatic skills to unapologetically drive ambitious action on climate.
  • A passion for finding solutions and bridging gaps while responding to the urgency of the climate crisis in this turnaround decade would position you well for this role.
  • A professional approach with humour and humility will mesh with a team that shares your values and prioritizes effective and meaningful action.

ABOUT US

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.

BENEFITS OF WORK AT SHARE

  • SHARE is a small, nimble team of professionals that punch above our weight
  • SHARE has a comprehensive Benefits Package, including extended health benefits, an annual fitness benefit and professional development training benefits
  • SHARE operates within a Hybrid Office Policy offering the opportunities to work from home and the benefits of having office space with colleagues, in a flexible configuration to optimize what works for you. SHARE offers retirement stability with employer-matched contributions to a defined benefit Pension Plan through DbPlus

THE ENGAGEMENT & ADVOCACY SPECIALIST

Under the guidance of the Climate Engagement & Advocacy Manager and in close collaboration with the Associate Director, Climate Engagement, you will be a pivotal figure in SHARE’s shareholder engagement program. You will develop and implement corporate engagement initiatives, engaging in negotiations with companies, and leading collaborative engagement efforts.

Some of your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Leading negotiations of formal and informal agreements with companies to advance shared climate action objectives;
  • Collaborating closely with allied investors to develop common agendas and shared priorities for corporate engagement;.
  • Contributing to the development of strategy, identifying targets, outcomes, timing, and activities based on program priorities.
  • Maintaining ongoing, constructive engagement relationships with company personnel, government and regulatory officials, and other investors.
  • Monitoring developments from engagement partners, allied investors, stakeholder groups, and experts in relevant fields, staying abreast of emerging issues and trends.
  • Working collaboratively with the Engagement Research team to shape the research program to support new and emerging engagement objectives.

WHY YOU’RE THE BEST PERSON FOR THIS TEAM

  • You are an action-oriented risk-taker
  • Enjoy working on different projects at the same time
  • You have the ability to work independently on a variety of tasks and contribute as part of a team;
  • Enjoy the art of negotiation and have demonstrated advocacy techniques
  • 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;
  • You have a positive, flexible, and responsive attitude, a professional image, and a team-oriented style;
  • Excellent record-keeping, organizational and time management skills, including the ability to set priorities and balance competing deadlines and pressures;
  • Have the ability 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

YOU HAVE THESE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum three to five years of experience in an advocacy or negotiation role;
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent related experience;
  • Knowledge of business, investment, and financial markets in Canada and internationally;
  • Strong understanding of internationally recognized standards related to climate change and environmental sustainability;
  • Strong understanding of at least one of the following: corporate governance; decent work; human rights due diligence; equity and inclusion; Indigenous rights & reconciliation 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. Eligibility to work in Canada is granted through citizenship, permanent resident status, or a work permit;
  • Full vaccination against the Covid-19 virus is required of all SHARE employees;
  • Occasional overnight and international travel may be required;
  • SHARE operates with a hybrid office policy, including attendance in one of our

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.