Location: This role is based in Brooklyn, New York. Open to other locations within commuting distance to Brooklyn.

Candidates must have the valid authorization to work in the USA.

Salary:  US$ 50,000 - US$ 55,000 (per annum pro rata) dependent on experience 

Benefits: various opportunities for flexible working, generous time off policies, and other sector-competitive benefits

Reports to: Managing Director, Forum for the Future US

FLSA Status: Exempt           

 

Forum for the Future is looking for a dynamic, super-organized and process-oriented individual to join our small sustainability nonprofit team to coordinate our US-based operations and keep our team functioning like a well-oiled machine. This is a perfect role for a self-motivated proactive professional who is energized to give their best enabling the team in delivering impactful change, and keen to grow their skills and experience in the sustainability sector, and eventually stepping into a delivery role.  Working closely with the Managing Director, you will have a key role in supporting our growing globally distributed team and collaborative team culture.

 

About you

To thrive in this role you will be naturally organized proactive people person and solutions seeker, with experience of designing efficient and effective processes and practices, keen eye for detail, and clear writing and editing skills. You are comfortable working with resource constraints in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, working independently managing multiple tasks, meeting deadlines, as well as working with your manager to agree priorities. You enjoy working with people from different cultures and across geographies and your preferred ways of working are embodied by Forum’s values. You are passionate about sustainable development, and want to be part of a mission-driven organization. 

We recognize and value diverse experiences that people bring to work. We are keen to hear from people from any relevant professional background who believe in our purpose, share our values, and will bring their skills and desire to enact change.

About the role 

Our team coordinator is a shape-shifter that dives into a dozen different roles a day and is a creative and forward thinking team member. In this role, you will be responsible for anything from supporting the team on key projects through stakeholder management, scheduling, organising, researching and communications, to managing relationships with key operational vendors and service providers to ensure our physical office supplies and virtual office services meet the current and evolving needs of the team.

 

You will take ownership of the Managing Director’s schedule enabling effective use of her time, support the US team ‘ways of working, as well as contribute to the implementation of the global communications and marketing strategy in the US. With your keen attention to detail, you will ensure our records are maintained and financial transactions are processed on time and accurately. You will collaborate with central enabling functions on key organizational processes and seek improvements to enable more effective delivery of our work, as well as work across the organization to ensure alignment on governance planning and coordination. Download the job description for further details of the job.

 

Our work environment

We are inspired by the world in which we live and those with whom we share it. We celebrate the indivisibility of all life forms on Earth, are committed to the pursuit of equity, and seek to act justly in all we do. We believe in being courageous, adaptive, inquisitive, respectful, empathetic and playful. These values help build our common culture, shape our shared purpose and guide us in all actions and decisions.

We enjoy working in teams, collaborating, and learning from each other. We are a dynamic, flexible and supportive team of people who care about each other’s wellbeing and the world around us.

At Forum, we aspire to foster positive team spirit and to provide the best possible working environment for all our staff; one that is based on highest standards of ethics, honesty, integrity, openness and transparency.

We are an inclusive organisation that encourages applications from across our diverse communities. We’re committed to building a team of capable and thriving people from all walks of life.       

 

About Forum for the Future

 

Forum for the Future is an independent, global non-profit with a mission to accelerate systems change for a just and sustainable future. We have a 21 year track record in partnering with pioneering companies who recognize that social and environmental issues are already shaping their business context today, and want to actively create the conditions for their future success. In addition to working with these organizations one on one, we bring companies, NGOs, government representatives and others together to create action-oriented coalitions on particularly urgent and complex sustainability challenges. Examples include The Protein Challenge 2040, which is working to ensure we can feed 9 billion people with enough protein in the future; Cotton 2040, which is working to mainstream sustainable cotton; and The Net Positive Project, which is helping to create a movement of companies giving more back to society and the environment than what they take out. As a charity, we publicly share our learnings from this work through communications, events and our School of Systems Change.

Forum has offices in London, New York, Mumbai and Singapore. We operate as a global team, delivering both international and local projects.

Our US office is celebrating its tenth year, working with partners including Target, Danone North America, FoodCorps, Omidyar Network, and Garfield Foundation, among others. We drive Forum’s full strategy – from advising organizations on a 1:1 basis to driving wider collaborations to running our School of Systems Change.

 

Next steps

If this role interests and excites you, we would love to hear from you.  Where you do not meet all of the requirements outlined in the job description, but still believe you have the right mix of skills and experience to thrive in this role and further Forum’s ambitious goals for change, we encourage you to apply.

In return, we offer a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of systems thinking and change making. We work as a close knit, dynamic, and supportive team. We offer various opportunities for flexible working to help you manage your work life balance.

Together we can reinvent the way the world works.

To find out more about this vacancy, please download and read the full job description.

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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply early! 

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Please note:

If you do not already hold the right to work in the US and/or require sponsorship in order to continue working in the country, you should think carefully before applying. This is because we will be unable to sponsor you.

Equal Opportunities

Forum for the Future wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities in employment. We promote and support equality, diversity and inclusion both in our own workplace and through our work with our partners and the wider public.  We actively support and promote diversity as an essential component of sustainability, and as a key element of our organizational values.  We oppose all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of color, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, caste, religion or belief. We encourage applications from traditionally under-represented groups, including those who identify as disabled, LGBTQ, racial and ethnic minorities, and come from diverse social and educational backgrounds.