Sustainability Senior Consultant, North America

Feb 23, 2021

Position Overview

Come join our rapidly growing North America team to accelerate progress toward a future where society and the planet thrive! As a Sustainability Senior Consultant, you will play a critical role delivering and driving key projects across our Fortune 1000 corporate client portfolio, serving as the day to day client contact and guiding junior team members. You will also contribute to new business opportunities (proposals and pitches), service innovation, and thought leadership through articles, blogs and reports.


Client Delivery

The Senior Consultant will serve on several client teams, in most cases acting as the day to day point of contact for the client.

  • Understand and interpret client needs, clearly communicating client goals and overall business objectives to internal and external stakeholders
  • Scope projects and work with senior staff to finalize staffing and workstreams
  • Identify relevant data and translate into a clear and compelling narrative for clients
  • Manage client relationships and project teams, overseen by a Director or Associate Director
  • Develop presentations and deliverables for clients, delegating portions of work to junior colleagues as appropriate
  • Manage and build relationships with clients

Project Coordination and Workflow Management

The Senior Consultant will be the lead Project Coordinator on most client projects, with the expectation of team leadership and management. In some cases, the Senior Consultant will manage large, multi-workstream projects.

  • Understand account budget parameters and avoid over-servicing
  • Demonstrate excellent project management by building and maintaining Gantt charts, client agendas, action items, and progress updates for team members and clients
  • Supervise and manage junior team members
  • Engage senior team members where appropriate

New Business & Thought Leadership

The Senior Consultant will help generate new business through proposal development, networking, and thought leadership.

  • Lead the drafting and development of proposals with some oversight from senior team members
  • Participate in new business pitches, including project scoping, proposal drafting, and pitch presentations
  • Conduct research, draft articles, deliver presentations, and position Corporate Citizenship and yourself as a trusted thought leader in sustainable business
  • Grow professional and industry contacts by representing Corporate Citizenship in virtual and out of office environments (events, conferences, panels)


  • 5+ years of relevant experience in sustainability, management consulting, ESG investing, or business and human rights
  • Demonstrated experience managing client relationships and project teams, including direct supervisory responsibilities
  • Demonstrated experience contributing to the development and execution of corporate sustainability strategies, baselines, initiatives, ESG ratings and rankings, and/or reports that align with business goals and budgets
  • Ability to accurately recognize the strategic challenge a client is facing, and scope and contribute to executing client engagements that deliver value and impact
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills to deliver client-ready slides
  • Ability to distill quantitative and qualitative data and communicate it succinctly to clients
  • Passion for and commitment to engaging business in building a sustainable and inclusive future
  • Masters degree or equivalent experience preferred; 4 year degree in sustainable business, business administration, international relations or related field required.

To Apply

If you are excited about learning and growing in a fast-paced, supportive, and forward-thinking environment, come join our dynamic, committed, and passionate team to accelerate toward a future where society and the planet thrive.

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**Thanks in advance for your submission. If your profile meets our qualifications for this position, we will contact you about next steps.**

Equal Opportunity Statement 

Corporate Citizenship is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are at the core of who we are and want to be.  

At Corporate Citizenship, we embrace diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within and outside our organisation. We respect and celebrate difference and want to ensure that we continuously strive to build a place where everyone feels included and is encouraged to be their authentic self.  

We are committed to these values and our Corporate Citizenship DE&I Team work to actively promote diversity, equity and inclusion across our people and talent processes, operations as well as our client work around the world. Our DE&I Action Plan allows us to identify opportunities for improvement and monitor our progress in addressing inequalities.