Position: Shareholder Engagement & Policy Analyst (Decent Work & Human Rights focus)
Organization: Shareholder Association for Research and Education
Location: Toronto or Vancouver (remote to start, due to Covid-19)
Status: Full-time, permanent
Reports to: Director of Shareholder Advocacy
SHARE is an award-winning 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 $52 billion in assets under management. SHARE is the only non-profit, unionized, living-wage-certified shareholder advocacy organization in Canada.
SHARE is seeking an individual passionate about and committed to building a more sustainable, inclusive and productive economy and looking to contribute to a vibrant, values-driven organization. The successful candidate is familiar with and works well in corporate governance and finance, but is primarily motivated by the opportunity to make meaningful changes to corporate policies, systems, and practices to contribute to social and environmental change.
Reporting to the Director of Shareholder Advocacy, the Engagement & Policy Analyst plays a key role in SHARE's shareholder engagement program, contributing to research, analysis, engagement campaigns, and the program's administration.
The key responsibilities outlined below are interpreted as being descriptive and not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties.
The Shareholder Engagement and Policy Analyst's responsibilities include:
- Research environmental, social and governance issues as they relate to publicly-traded corporations and shareholder value;
- Research publicly-traded companies and analyze key disclosures including regulatory filings, sustainability reports, websites and other information;
- Conduct financial analysis, where appropriate, and business case design;
- Make strategic recommendations about targets, outcomes, timing, focus and activities for sectors and companies based on thematic priorities;
- Undertake and lead engagements with companies on environmental, social and governance issues, including the filing of shareholder proposals, advocacy and negotiation with company personnel;
- Maintain ongoing engagement relationships with company personnel, government and regulatory officials, and experts in relevant fields;
- Monitor and analyze responsible investment trends and issues for future action;
- Prepare engagement correspondence and client reports;
- Write and editing public and client communications about engagement themes and companies, including policy briefs, blog posts, and research reports;
- Preparing and delivering presentations on relevant issues and program work; and
- Other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate demonstrates the following core competencies:
- Strategic thinking; common sense; political acuity, discretion and tact;
- Ability to research topics related to the financial, social, environmental and governance policies and practices of publicly-traded companies, utilizing an interdisciplinary, intersectional and equity analysis;
- Knowledge and expertise related to key environmental, social and governance issues.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills;
- Strong presentation skills in a variety of formal settings, including small and large groups, and via webinar or other remote platforms;
- Excellent record-keeping, organizational and time management skills, including the ability to set priorities and balance competing deadlines and pressures;
- Ability to work independently on a variety of tasks and contribute as part of a team;
- Proficiency in using standard computer software, including Microsoft Suite, online collaboration tools, and relevant database and data analysis tools.
- Terms and Conditions of employment, including salary, hours of work, vacation and benefits, are set under the SHARE-USW Collective Agreement.
- SHARE offers a comprehensive health benefits plan. Staff participate in a defined-benefit multi-employer pension plan.
- During the Covid-19 pandemic, work will primarily be remote from home or other suitable location, with a phased return to SHARE's offices planned in accordance with guidance from public health authorities. Ordinarily, work is in a standard office environment, based out of one of SHARE's offices.
- Occasional overnight and international travel required, once health restrictions allow.
- Master's degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience related to sustainability, law, human rights, or corporate social responsibility.
- Knowledge of business, investment, and financial markets in Canada and internationally;
- Interest in responsible investment; and
- Fluency in English is required. Fluency in French is considered a strong asset.
- 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.
The position is covered by a collective agreement, has an annual salary of $63,362.90 with vacation allowance, generous benefits and a 5% DB Plus Pension Plan contribution.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm EST on Friday, December 2, 2020. No phone or email enquiries please. We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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