BSR believes that to create a just world, everyone must have fair access to resources and opportunities, as well as the right to self-determination in meeting their fundamental needs. We work with businesses to deliver on this vision by using an equity-first approach which enables companies to identify and dismantle systemic barriers to active inclusion throughout their corporate ecosystems. From developing inclusive workforce practices to leveraging power and influence to drive progressive change at the community and societal levels, BSR helps companies confidently position themselves as responsible community stakeholders and change agents.
Our EIJ AOE team provides strategic consulting services, thought leadership and research, and helps companies to align their efforts with the needs and expectations of their employees, communities, and other vital stakeholders through robust community engagement and collaboration. For BSR and our member companies, Equity, Inclusion and Justice is about more than achieving company-specific goals; it’s about driving positive transformation.
The Manager, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice role will provide project management, administrative, and other strategic capacity supports to BSR’s EIJ AOE.
As a member of the EIJ AOE, the manager will work on a range of advisory services and consulting projects, grant-funded projects, and collaborative initiatives.
The position is full-time, preferably based in Copenhagen, Paris and/or London.
The successful applicant will be:
Passionate about BSR’s mission and above-mentioned focus areas.
Experienced in applying an equity lens – especially gender and/or social equity more broadly — to our work with companies.
Possess a practical and conceptual understanding of institutional and systemic inequities and social justice issues and ability to effectively engage with stakeholders belonging to underrepresented and/or historically marginalized groups.
Reliable, collaborative, comfortable with ambiguity; ability to advance activities according to strategic plan/milestones but also agile, as needed, given emerging issues/flashpoints.
Comfortable in a high-performing, fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and challenging work environment. Experienced in managing several projects simultaneously; provide consistency/continuity potentially over several years.
Client ready, with experience in developing and delivering presentations to engage senior corporate clients. Structured and analytical in communication and work products.
Have significant budget, workplan and workflow management experience
Experienced in building, iterating, and identifying areas for streamlining/improvement.
Specific project management responsibilities will include:
Leading the intellectual agenda for projects, shaping the direction for what the project should achieve and how to get there.
Maintaining day-to-day client and stakeholder relationships, including through regular management of BSR knowledge management/CRM systems (i.e., Salesforce, SharePoint, etc.)
Preparing for and leading client workshops, webinars, and other in-person and virtual events.
Leading and guiding production of client-ready work products (i.e., meeting agendas, reports, engagement documents, and other deliverables)
Managing project teams of BSR colleagues (typically 2-4 people) across 4-6 projects simultaneously.
Developing and managing a clear project timeline and budget.
At BSR we have implemented a transparent total compensation framework with an emphasis on internal equity. In order to maintain our equity our hiring rates for this position are listed below. Location adjustment will apply if successful candidates reside in Paris.
France € 74,557
Denmark 611,724 kr
UK £ 58,093
Relevant 4-6 years of professional experience in a comparable environment
Experience working on business-related issues and advancing equity including LGBTI inclusion, disability rights, gender equality, or inclusive growth/economies, “future of work” other related issue areas.
Specific experience in women’ empowerment/gender equity with global or European based companies
Significant experience working closely with clients including senior leadership and foundations.
Established management skills, including a demonstrated ability to enhance the skills and effectiveness of other team members, build relationships with diverse stakeholders, and effectively manage challenging power dynamics
Excellent verbal and written communication skills (i.e., structured, concise, compelling).
Willingness to undertake up to 20% business travel
Capacity to work and thrive in a growing, fast-paced entrepreneurial organization with a collaborative environment.
High ethical standards and commitment to BSR core values of leadership, respect, and integrity
Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation
BSR is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. As a global organization, BSR strives to represent a culmination of different perspectives, backgrounds, cultures, and ideas. BSR encourages employees to be themselves and share their unique stories, as these initiatives foster a global environment of creativity, forward thinking, and open-mindedness. These values drive the innovative work of our staff and support BSR’s overarching mission to build a just and sustainable world.
At BSR, discrimination because of age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by regional laws, is not condoned. BSR strives to maintain a fair and inclusive working environment. Thus, these factors do not influence recruitment, performance management processes, and project assignments. BSR aims to support necessary accommodations and has a zero-tolerance policy for discriminatory behavior and retaliation in response to the needs of our employees.
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