Job Posting 101705

Manager, Shareholder Advocacy
SHARE
Work From Home - Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Toronto Metro area
closes in 7 days (Thu, 20 Jun)
full time  •  $85,272.00 (per annum)

Title: Manager, Shareholder Advocacy

Status: Full-time, Permanent, Unionized
Reports to: Associate Director, Shareholder Advocacy
Location: Vancouver, BC or Toronto, ON (hybrid work arrangements)

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

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 ESG engagement program. You will craft and execute strategies to create transformative change in Canadian capital markets 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 and advance good stewardship practices;
  • Lead a small staff team, working within a high-impact, mission-driven organization.

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 with a nimble team of values-driven professionals that punch above our weight, in a collaborative and supportive environment;
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including

o Employer-paid pharmaceutical, dental, optical, paramedical health benefits, and basic life insurance;

o An annual fitness allowance;

o An annual professional development allowance and employer-paid education days;

o 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 figure in SHARE’s corporate engagement program. Some of your primary responsibilities will include:

  • 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;
  • 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 maintain relationships with and monitoring developments from engagement partners, allied investors, funders, and relevant stakeholder groups, and experts in relevant fields;
  • 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 THE 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.
  • Full vaccination against the Covid-19 virus is required of all SHARE employees;
  • 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.

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