Associate, SME Climate Hub – Communication and project management

Remote (United Kingdom)

WE MEAN BUSINESS

Associate, SME Climate Hub – Communication and project management

 

Location: Remote; within EST and CET time zones (UK/London, Switzerland/Geneva, US/NYC)

Reports to: Director, SME Climate Hub

Hours Per Week (Average): Full Time (40h per week)

Contract type: Permanent

Starting date: ASAP

Overtime Status: Exempt

 

As we move into the next phase of growth for the SME Climate Hub, we are seeking an exceptional Associate to join the team and help us build on the current success of the Hub, with the goal of accelerating a global movement mobilizing SMEs to take climate action on Net Zero.

 

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be at the forefront of helping SMEs and multi-national supply chains achieve rapid decarbonization globally, while building businesses that will thrive in a net zero carbon economy.

 

About the SME Climate Hub

The SME Climate Hub provides a one-stop-shop where small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can make a climate commitment and access best-in-class tools and resources to measure their emissions, develop a climate strategy and reduce their footprint at a pace required by science. It is the official pathway for SMEs to join the United Nations Race to Zero campaign.

 

The Hub partners with non-profits, multinational companies, financial institutions and governments to create clear incentives and opportunities for SMEs that commit to halving their emissions before 2030 and achieving net zero before 2050. It is driven as a lean-start-up project with participation and contribution from the founding partners: We Mean Business Coalition, Exponential Roadmap Initiative, Normative and UN Race to Zero.

 

Responsibilities

·      Provide coordination and project management support across SME Climate Hub workstreams, under the oversight of the Director, SME Climate Hub – from tracking deliverables to drafting reports

·      Monitor the latest trends, initiatives and developments in the SME climate action space, and share insights with the Hub’s cross-organisational team

  • Manage collaboration and support requests, including communications requests, advising on next steps and coordinating follow up with the team
  • Support activations of small business community, including SME database management, spokesperson selection for event and media opportunities, coordination and execution of written and video interviews
  • Coordinate logistics and assist on developing talking points for event and speaking opportunities; collaborate with social media team on event promotion
  • Advise on social media strategy and weekly content in collaboration with the team; manage inbound outreach on social media
  • Assist with media outreach, including media monitoring, organizing media contacts, identifying media opportunities, and securing media placements
  • Facilitate yearly small business survey and data collection and analysis

Experience

·      Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. PR, English, Communications, Journalism, Advertising) from an accredited college or university

·      Practical experience of working with business, government or NGOs to promote, develop and/or coordinate business-led solutions for climate change – ideally as part of or in close collaboration with global initiatives

·      Strong experience developing communications campaigns and editorial content for a variety of stakeholders. Work experience at a communications or press agency or media outlet a plus

·      Understanding of the business drivers of SMEs and their role in delivering Net Zero 

 

Skills

·      Self-starter and problem-solver with the ability to take initiative in executing agreed-upon goals and responsibilities, and to ideate on new projects and approaches to communications

·      Proven ability to coordinate multiple deliverables and stakeholders, and to work in fast-paced, changing environments 

·      Excellent English communication skills, including strong writing and editing skills and the ability to package a story for a variety of audiences. Proficiency in other languages is a plus

·      Ability to conduct thoughtful research and analysis, and strong attention to detail

·      Proven ability to work collaboratively and enjoy building relationships and networks across organizations and cultures, with diverse groups and individuals

·      Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, familiarity with online conferencing and collaboration tools, and experience in remote work environments a plus

 

 

To Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume through this link. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until 17 July 2022.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment tasks, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to hr@wemeanbusinesscoalition.org

 

Benefits

Benefits and compensation vary per region and are competitive with local prevailing packages. Regardless of location, team members get equipment stipends to ensure they are set up wherever they may be working from, generous time off, and paid parental leave.

 

Hiring Statement 

All positions at We Mean Business Coalition are grant funded and are contingent upon continued funding. 

 

Diversity at WMBC

We Mean Business Coalition is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Our work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, colour, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

 

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