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Sustainability Associate, Strategic Grantmaking and Stakeholder Engagement

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JP Morgan Chase & Co.’s Sustainability team is seeking an Associate to support implementation of the Firm’s sustainability strategy and initiatives.

Business Description

The team works to advance sustainability in the financing activities of JPMorgan Chase’s lines of business (LOBs) and throughout our operations. Through this work, the team manages several key priorities, including: the development and implementation of firmwide sustainability and climate change related commitments; internal and external reporting and communications on environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters; client, investor, policymaker and NGO engagement; sustainability grantmaking; reputation risk management; and operational sustainability management.

The Sustainability team is part of JPMorgan Chase’s Corporate Responsibility (CR) department, whose mission is to advance a stronger, more durable and safe financial system and an inclusive economy and society for clients, customers and communities around the world. In addition to Sustainability, CR includes teams focused on policy and regulatory affairs, global philanthropy, impact finance, community engagement and data analysis and research. The Sustainability team works closely with these groups throughout CR as well as with senior executives and partners in the LOBs, Risk Management, Corporate Strategy, Legal, Investor Relations, Global Real Estate and others on a day-to-day basis.

The Associate will have an important role in supporting the full team on a diverse range of initiatives, with a focus on key work streams outlined below.

Job Description & Responsibilities

Strategic sustainability grantmaking

  • Support all aspects of the development and execution of JPMC’s grantmaking strategy and ongoing management of its grant portfolio, which focuses on sustainability as well as advancing equitable community climate resilience and adaptation
  • Lead the grants management process from start to finish, including:
    • Working with organizations to ensure timely submission of materials in the firm’s grants database (Cybergrants), including financials and other required information
    • Reviewing materials for completeness and accuracy
    • Preparing relevant materials required for internal approvals
    • Managing the grant agreement process, including writing grant agreements, working in collaboration with Legal and grantees
    • Tracking payments
    • Ensuring timely receipt of reports from grantees on outcomes and impact
    • Manage tracking of the grant budget and related internal reporting requirements
    • Support impact analysis, including the identification and collection of appropriate impact metrics
    • Work with grantees and JPMC stakeholders to coordinate any related external or internal communications, such press releases
    • Prepare internal materials and presentations to senior executives, as needed

Stakeholder engagement

  • Conduct research and develop insights on a range of environmental and social topics, including those related to policy/regulation, stakeholder trends/perspectives and industry practices, to inform JPMC’s sustainability strategy
  • Support the firm’s efforts to respond to various policymaker, industry and stakeholder consultations and initiatives, including by conducting research and coordinating responses
  • Support ongoing management of key stakeholder relationships, including memberships
  • Coordinate planning and execution of internal and external roundtables and events with JPMC staff and stakeholders
  • Manage internal and external inquiries related to the Firm’s ESG and sustainability initiatives
  • Develop materials needed for internal meetings and external engagements

The Ideal Candidate Will Have

  • 2-4 years of experience working in a business-focused sustainability role, the nonprofit sector, policy/think tank and/or philanthropy
  • Experience or interest in sustainability, climate and other ESG issues, and ideally some knowledge of banking/finance
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, quantitative analysis and program management skills
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and professionally in a small team and with senior executives
  • Ability to excel and maintain a positive attitude in a high-performance, fast-paced professional environment, while managing multiple projects under tight deadlines
  • Highly experienced in using Excel and Power Point
  • Outstanding judgment, attention to detail, and independent decision-making ability
  • Strong initiative, entrepreneurial spirit and desire to learn

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COMPANY

JP Morgan Chase & Co

POSITION

Sustainability Associate, Strategic Grantmaking and Stakeholder Engagement

DATE POSTED

Wednesday 21st July 2021

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