NHQ:ESG - Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) - Micro-Investments Program Leader

NHQ:ESG - Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) - Micro-Investments Program Leader

This position supports the National Headquarters (NHQ) Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) department. The Sustainability Micro-Investments Program Leader will partner with the Director Sustainability & ESG Programs and other program and project leaders to lead and coordinate the Red Cross Sustainability Micro-Investments Program. In partnership with the Director, this position will be responsible for design, implementation, tracking and reporting of Red Cross micro-investments - internal micro-grants - that enable local Red Cross units and other business units to apply for and receive grants to improve their environmental sustainability performance. The Sustainability Micro-Investments Program Leader may also provide support to other ESG and Sustainability initiatives, including sustainability pilot programs and campaigns.

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Remote: National Headquarters,Remote: Northeast Division,Virtual Volunteer

Key Responsibilities

The Sustainability Micro-Investments Program Leader will:

  • Partner with sustainability program leaders to identify and plan a sample selection of suitable environmental sustainability micro-investment grants for regional teams and business units to apply for.
  • Collect and review micro-investment grant applications for completeness and accuracy.
  • Ensure regional leadership teams approve micro-investment grant submissions.
  • Review proposals and budgets for completeness and accuracy and resolve questions/issues.
  • Present sustainability team with eligible micro-investment proposals with recommendations for approval.
  • Communicate approval status to business unit leaders and grantees.
  • Track & monitor progress towards budget.
  • Identify additional staffing needs to support the micro-investments program, recruit, engage and supervise volunteers and employees on stretch assignments to support the program.
  • Partner with ESG and Sustainability team members, Communications and Marketing staff and other internal partners to develop and distribute communications related to the micro-investments program.
  • Coordinate, lead and/or participate in work groups, forums, focus groups, presentations and events (primarily virtual) and other gatherings of Red Cross volunteers and employees, focused on the micro-investments program.



  • Strong passion for sustainability, climate change and/or ESG programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in program or project management and administration.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exemplary organizational and administrative skills.
  • Previous experience preparing, presenting, and discussing information and materials in groups of various sizes.
  • Minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience leading cross-functional projects of varying complexity across a geographically dispersed organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and leadership ability.
  • Facility with remote collaboration tools including MS Teams or similar.
  • Strong MS Office skills, especially MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.
  • Willingness to comply with current public health and Red Cross policies



  • Experience establishing a corporate sustainability program.
  • Experience with volunteer supervision or management.
  • Knowledge of and experience in sustainability, climate change and/or ESG programs.
  • Degree in business, sustainability, environmental science, public administration or other relevant field.


Basic orientation to the 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 and work with individuals across all areas of the Red Cross mission.

Length of Appointment

1 year renewable

Time Commitment

8-10 hours per week

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