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Sr. Program Manager- ESG Stakeholder Engagement & Impact

Company: Workiva, Inc.
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job SummaryThe ESG Stakeholder Engagement and Impact, Sr. Program Manager will enhance Workiva's business growth and societal impact with environmental, social, and governance (ESG). Leading as a project manager and strategic facilitator, this role will be responsible for Workiva's global ESG stakeholder engagement with external organizations such as associations, governments, and our ESG advisory council members and internal ESG Task Force. This role will advance Workiva's ESG strategy and impact outcomes through execution of ESG corporate programs identified by the ESG Task Force and executive team. The Senior Program Manager will work closely with many internal and external stakeholders to implement the best in class ESG programs and opportunities with the goal of positioning Workiva as a SaaS leader in ESG. This role will help deliver year-over-year improvement in ESG key performance indicators, impact outcomes and support ESG industry ratings and rankings, stakeholder inquiries, as well as annual reporting. The role will serve as a mentor to ESG staff, interns, consultants and short-term assignments.Responsibilities

  • Ensure development and implementation of the ESG strategic program and public promises with work streams being effectively managed and milestones are achieved. Including managing Workiva's Environmental Initiatives such as renewable energy transition within Iowa, rec and off setting programming, and Green Fridays, and consult on sustainable supply chain efforts, recycling, and e-waste
    • Manage Workiva's external stakeholder relationships with 15+ ESG public and private ESG corporate partners to advance Workiva's ESG strategy and impact. Particularly, our global headquarters located in Iowa.
      • Serve as Secretary to the ESG External Task Force providing direction, meeting content, scheduling, meeting minutes, meeting recordings, and agendas to achieve goals.
        • Serve as Secretary to the ESG ESG Advisory Council providing direction, meeting content, scheduling, meeting minutes, meeting recordings, and agendas to achieve goals.
          • Collect and curate content for Workiva's ESG social and economical impact performance across organizations and partner with Communications and Marketing department to elevate internally and externally by using various media channels (website, social, intranet etc.)
            • Lead the development, implementation, and management of dashboards for impact reporting and marketing influenced opportunities
              • Lead and enhance internal Workiva ESG education, training, and communications in partnership with internal stakeholders
                • Provide mentorship and guidance to ESG staff, interns, consultants, and short-term assignments
                  • Serve as a local, state, national, and global representative of Workiva with various committees, customers and stakeholder groups.What You'll NeedEducation
                    • Undergraduate Degree
                    • Minor or certifications in human centered design, environmental, social, and governance, public policy, corporate social responsibility, sustainability or related field, a plus.
                    • Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, Human Center Designed Certification, or ESG training, preferred.Skills
                      • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
                      • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, changing, matrix collaborative environment
                      • Ability to create project plans with business association, public and private community based organizations for a strong return on investment and impact
                      • Strong attention to detail
                      • Ability to work independently, make decisions and resolve issues with minimal supervision
                      • Advanced knowledge social and economic impact measurement, preferredExperience
                        • 8+ years program, stakeholder engagement and partnership management experience within a large or mid size preferably global, organization, with increased job responsibilities over the years
                        • 5+ years experience within corporate social responsibility or ESG program development and execution
                        • 5 + years experience in formal or informal management and mentorship roles
                        • Experience presenting, leading and facilitating group process and collaboration
                        • Experience managing external relationships, setting expectations for mutual beneficial partnerships and communicationTravel
                          • 30% travel to meet with project teams and stakeholdersWorking Conditions & Physical Requirements
                            • Reliable internet access for any period of time working remotely, not in a Workiva office.How You'll Be Rewarded:
                              • Salary range in the US:$96,000.00 - $180,000.00 Annually
                                • A discretionary bonus typically paid annually
                                • Restricted Stock Units granted at time of hire
                                • 401(k) match and comprehensive employee benefits packageThe salary range represents the low and high end of the salary range for this job in the US. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience and other relevant factors.Where You'll WorkOur values drive how we work and who we hire. You will see these values ingrained in how we support our customers, work with team members, build our products and in the work environment we've created.
                                  • Customer Success: Always delight our customers.
                                  • Trust: Rely on each other.
                                  • Integrity: Do the right thing, every time.
                                  • Collaboration: Share resources and work together.
                                  • Innovation: Keep creating solutions and finding better ways.
                                  • Inclusion: Support a diverse community where we all belong.
                                  • Accountability: Be responsible for your success and failure.
                                    We believe our people are our greatest asset, and our unique culture gives employees the opportunity to make an impact everyday. We give our employees the freedom and resources they need-backed by our culture of collaboration and diverse thought-to continue innovating and breaking new ground. We hire talented people with a wide range of skills and experiences who are eager to tackle some of today's most challenging problems.At Workiva, you'll enjoy:
                                    • Fantastic Benefits: With coverage starting day one, choose from competitive health, dental, and vision plans on the largest physician networks available.
                                    • Casual Dress: Workiva has a casual work environment, most people wear jeans to the office.
                                    • Involvement: Ability to participate in Business Employee Resource Groups (Black, Hispanic, Asian, Women, Rainbow (LGBTQIA+), Veterans, Disabilities), Volunteering, Company wide celebrations, and more
                                    • Work-life Balance: We have competitive PTO, VTO and Parental Leave. We encourage employees to spend time enjoying life outside of work.
                                      Learn more about life at Workiva: more about benefits:
                                      Workiva is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We believe that great minds think differently. We value diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, and interests, and we recognize diversity as an important source of intellectual thought, varied perspective, and innovation. Employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other protected characteristic.We strongly encourage and welcome people from historically marginalized groups to apply.Workiva is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. To request assistance with the application process, please email
                                      Workiva supports employees in working where they work best - either from an office or remotely from any location within their country of employment.#LI-HS2

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