You are here

Sustainability Program Manager at Measure to Improve, LLC - 10682

Job Title: 
Sustainability Program Manager
Measure to Improve, LLC
Flexible/Remote , CA
Job Type: 
Employment Type: 
Job Description: 

Are you passionate about sustainability? Are you dedicated to improving environmental and social outcomes while helping companies grow their business and save money? Measure to Improve (MTI) is currently seeking a talented and experienced Sustainability Program Manager to contribute to the next phase of our growth. As a woman-owned consultancy, MTI has become the fresh produce industry’s go-to experts for sustainability. Leverage your entrepreneurial spirit and expertise to manage client relationships and drive implementation of professional services and technology solutions in multi-year, interdisciplinary client engagements.

The Sustainability Program Manager supports MTI’s clients’ sustainability projects including zero waste, sustainable packaging, social accountability, energy and water efficiency, greenhouse gas reduction and reporting, and a host of on-farm initiatives including healthy soils, regenerative ag, and water. MTI believes what can be measured can be improved, so data collection and analysis is at the heart of what we do. As a Sustainability Program Manager, you will design, plan, implement, and evaluate sustainability improvement projects to support the fresh produce sector including growers, packers, shippers, processors, and industry associations. This position will collaborate with MTI Team members, NGOs, topic experts, and MTI customers. Find your opportunity to grow with us!

Duties & Responsibilities: 

• Collaborate with clients to collect, track, manage, and analyze data and metrics related to current practices and new sustainability efforts
• Analyze environmental impacts, trends, and opportunities to inform client corporate policy and protocol changes
• Develop new ideas and program proposals for current and prospective clients
• Support client’s Sustainability Director and/or Green Team, including providing sustainability guidance, resources, and program recommendations
• Help clients prepare for sustainability certifications and respond to buyer surveys on sustainability-related questions
• Support client’s internal/external sustainability communications and reporting
• Develop written, visual and digital employee education tools for training purposes
• Conduct sustainability-related trainings for client staff
• Work with multiple clients at the same time across a variety of interdisciplinary programs
• Maintain clear documentation of program deliverables and schedule
• Develop progress reports for clients.

Education & Experience: 

• Master’s Degree or advanced education/training equivalent in the fields of sustainability, environmental studies, or related topics
• Must be passionate about the agricultural industry, fresh produce, and sustainability
• Prior experience with sustainability programs and/or agriculture highly desired but not required
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, and Excel
• Strong quantitative and data analysis skills required, including the ability to collect, sort, and identify trends in large data sets
• Strong project management skills and high attention to detail
• Ability to be flexible, multi-task, and balance a variety of sustainability initiatives and clients at the same time
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Must be comfortable in a collaborative, innovative, and entrepreneurial environment
• Self-starter who can work both independently and collaboratively with co-workers and clients
• Ability to work in different settings: in the office, field, and processing facilities
• Must have a valid driver’s license
• Fluency in Spanish preferred but not required

Application Instructions: 

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume describing your interest in and qualifications for this position by October 19, 2020 to with the subject line Sustainability Program Manager – YOUR NAME.

Job Categories: 
Research & Science