NHQ:ESG - Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) - Research Associate

NHQ:ESG - Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) - Research Associate

This position supports the National Headquarters (NHQ) Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) department. This is a remote (volunteer-from-home) position. The Research Associate will provide research support to the Chief Sustainability Officer and the Sr. Director Sustainability & ESG on issues related to climate change, sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) programs.

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Remote/Virtual Volunteer Opportunity

Key Responsibilities

  • At the request of the Chief Sustainability Officer and/or Sr. Director, Sustainability & ESG Programs, conduct subject research and prepare research summaries on topics related to climate change, environmental sustainability and ESG program.
  • Prepare and present briefs on current events and news related to sustainability, climate and ESG.
  • Provide subject matter expertise on sustainability & climate change issues to inform planning and decision-making to sustainability, climate and ESG initiatives.



  • Knowledge of and experience in sustainability, climate change and/or ESG programs.
  • Excellent demonstrated research and writing capabilities.
  • Up to date on the latest developments in sustainability and/or climate change.
  • Excellent organization, written and verbal communication, and critical analysis skills.
  • Previous experience preparing, presenting, and discussing information and materials at the executive level.  
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to easily navigate through an organization and build strong relationships.
  • Robust problem-solving skills coupled with process improvement mind set.
  • Strong MS Office skills.
  • Facility with remote collaboration tools including MS Teams.  


  • 4-year college degree in sustainability, public management, non-profit management, or related area of study or equivalent experience


Basic orientation to Red Cross

Development Opportunities

Opportunity to work with senior-level executives in the organization and on key organizational initiatives and projects. Opportunity to contribute to sustainability and climate change initiatives of the Red Cross. Opportunity to learn about carbon accounting, sustainability program development, and climate resilience initiatives.

Length of Appointment

Minimum 1 year commitment, renewable

Time Commitment

2-4 hours per week


Availability during business hours will be required, though the majority of work should be able to be accomplished during evenings and weekends, if desired.

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