SHARE is seeking an individual passionate about and committed to building a more just, sustainable, and productive economy and looking to contribute to a vibrant, values-driven organization. The successful candidate is motivated by the opportunity to make meaningful changes in the way that capital is invested and deployed so as to address some of the critical environmental and social challenges facing our communities.
Title: Program Officer, Capital Strategies
Status: Full-time, permanent, unionized
Reports to: Manager, Capital Strategies, North America
Location: Toronto or Vancouver (remote to start, due to COVID-19)
SHARE is an award-winning and dynamic Canadian non-profit in the responsible investment field. SHARE is dedicated to mobilizing investor leadership to build a sustainable, inclusive, and productive economy. SHARE provides shareholder engagement, proxy vote analysis, education and training, policy advocacy, and practical research to a growing network of values-driven investors with more than $80 billion in assets under management. SHARE is the only non-profit, unionized, living-wage-certified responsible investment service provider in Canada.
Reporting to the Manager, Capital Strategies, and working collaboratively across programs, the Program Officer plays a key role in SHARE’s responsible investment leadership work, including influencing the investment policies and practices of pension funds and asset managers. The Program Officer will provide coordination and research support to the Canadian Capital Stewardship Network (CCSN) and contribute to capital strategies programming in the areas of decent work, racial justice and affordable housing. The CCSN is an action-oriented movement of trade union representatives and labour-nominated pension fund trustees who are committed to mobilizing workers’ capital to uphold the rights of workers, their families and their communities. Some travel may be required.
The key responsibilities outlined below are interpreted as being descriptive in nature and are not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties.
The Program Officer’s responsibilities include:
- Help coordinate the activities and campaigns of the Canadian Capital Stewardship Network (CCSN) in consultation with the Program Manager and advisory committee
- Draft and coordinate communications with the CCSN Advisory board and other advisory committees and partners
- Initiate research and develop informational resources related to decent work, racial justice and affordable housing
- Participate in strategy development for SHARE’s RI Leadership program and CCSN specifically including contributing to funding proposals
- Draft letters, emails and other communications related to CCSN campaigns including keeping the website updated
- Support funder communications and reporting
- Contribute to the development of strategy and systems to support a dynamic and growing program
- Represent SHARE in front of internal and external audiences, including webinars and conferences
- Other research and coordination duties as assigned
- Excellent written and oral communications skills
- Experience in coordinating or participating in social or environmental justice campaigns and/or political campaigns
- Background conducting research and developing programs on one or more of the following topics: decent work, racial justice and/or affordable housing
- Experience conducting in-depth corporate and investor research
- Strong organizational and time management skills
- Team-oriented but also able to work independently at a variety of tasks
- Computer literacy: Advanced ability in MS Office and basic familiarity with website content management systems (CMS) and customer relationship management systems (CRM)
- Highly proficient with cloud-based collaboration tools, CRM databases, Microsoft Suite, and relevant database and data analysis tools
- Attention to detail, reliable and flexible
- Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently with minimal supervision
The Program Officer will have the following skills and qualifications:
- Master’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
- At least three years of research experience in corporate social responsibility, trade union rights, responsible investment or social/environmental justice
- At least two years of work experience in a trade union or related non-profit/civil society organization setting
- Willing to travel nationally and internationally if required
- Proven experience with coalition building and corporate campaigning
- Strong understanding of appropriate thematic priorities, including internationally recognized standards related to labour rights due diligence; racial justice; Indigenous rights & reconciliation in the Canadian context; just transition; and affordable housing
- Fluency in English is required. Fluency in French is a strong asset
TERMS & CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Terms and conditions of employment are set in accordance with the SHARE-USW Collective agreement.
- SHARE offers a comprehensive benefits package, employer-matched contribution to a defined benefit pension plan through DbPlus, support for professional development, and an annual fitness benefit.
- Once Covid-19 related travel restrictions are lifted, occasional overnight and international travel is required.
- 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 staff are represented by the United Steelworkers.
- 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, or people of colour and LGBTQ+ candidates.
Please submit a statement of interest and resume to [email protected] by 5pm ET on Thursday, September 16, 2021. No phone or email enquiries please. We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.