| April 29, 2024

Impact and Sustainability Specialist

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  • Full Time
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • $96,000.00 - $124,000.00 USD / Year

Website Etsy

About the job

Company Description

Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. We build, power, and evolve the tools and technologies that connect millions of entrepreneurs with millions of buyers around the world. As an Etsy Inc. employee, whether a team member of Etsy, Reverb, or Depop, you will tackle unique, meaningful, and large-scale problems alongside passionate coworkers, all the while making a rewarding impact and Keeping Commerce Human.

Salary Range

$96,000.00 – $124,000.00

We are looking for an Impact & Sustainability Specialist who has experience working across corporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics. You will support our Impact strategy broadly with research and writing across a range of topics, with a specific focus on evolving our work to meet emerging sustainability and ESG compliance obligations.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Senior Director of Impact and Sustainability. In addition to salary, you will also be eligible for an equity package, an annual performance bonus, and our competitive benefits that support

you and your family as part of your total rewards package at Etsy.

This role requires your presence in Etsy’s Brooklyn Office once or twice per week depending on your proximity to the office. Candidates living within commutable distance of Etsy’s Brooklyn Office Hub may be the first to be considered. Learn more details about our work modes and workplace safety policies here.

What’s this team like at Etsy?

  • The Impact team at Etsy leads the company’s strategy for environmental sustainability and social impact, to deepen Etsy’s commitments to people and planet as we continue to responsibly grow our business.
  • Our team is made up of passionate subject matter experts who collaborate companywide to build resilience for the long term, ensure equitable access to economic opportunity and foster a culture of ethics and accountability.

What does the day-to-day look like?

  • Partner closely with our Legal and Accounting teams to prepare for the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) disclosure as well as other sustainability, human rights, and ESG compliance obligations. Track policies and trends, dig into the details of disclosures, and help us evolve our ESG program to address the changing regulatory environment.
  • Conduct research and analysis on a wide variety of ESG topics and industry practices to support our business and impact strategies. Work across the company to develop policies and programs grounded in this research. Present your findings in compellingly crafted presentations and briefs.
  • Distill complex information into storytelling that meets the needs of varied partner groups.
  • Identify and explore emerging areas and support the team in chasing new challenges, all while keeping a keen sense of prioritization that will allow us to deliver on our commitments.
  • Of course, this is just a sample of the kinds of work this role will require! You should assume that your role will encompass other tasks, too, and that your job duties and responsibilities may change from time to time at Etsy’s discretion, or otherwise applicable with local law.

Qualities that will help you thrive in this role are:

  • 3-5 years of experience in a corporate sustainability or social impact role. A related graduate degree may replace some job experience.
  • Adept at using research as a tool to drive actionable, business-aligned insights – from quick benchmarking to deep topical research, you can do it all.
  • Whether it’s a new policy or a compelling story, you have experience strategically conveying meaning to your audience through the power of words.
  • You also love a good presentation and can build a Google slide deck that transforms complex or technical information into digestible content to drive decision making.
  • Comfort with uncertainty around processes and decision frameworks, and skilled at building the path as you travel it.
  • A passion for racial justice and combating the climate crisis and a strong understanding of the intersections in between
  • A commitment to Etsy’s vision, mission and values

Additional Information

What’s Next

If you’re interested in joining the team at Etsy, please share your resume with us and feel free to include a cover letter if you’d like. As we hope you’ve seen already, Etsy is a place that values individuality and variety. We don’t want you to be like everyone else — we want you to be like you! So tell us what you’re all about.

Our Promise

At Etsy, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace furthers relevance, resilience, and longevity. We encourage people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and experiences to apply. Etsy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If, due to a disability, you need an accommodation during any part of the interview process, please let your recruiter know. While Etsy supports visa sponsorship, sponsorship opportunities may be limited to certain roles and skills.

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