| May 21, 2024

Shareholder Rights: Project Director

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  • Full Time
  • United States
  • $85,000 - $110,000 USD / Year

Website Shareholder Rights Group

The right of investors in a publicly traded US company to file and vote on shareholder proposals on environment and human rights as well as corporate governance is critical to companies, the economy and public well-being such as climate change and diversity.

This position entails research and advocacy to push back against an ongoing corporate disinformation campaign that is directed toward undercutting these rights. The position involves support for investors as well as national organizations and coalitions to provide them with the resources needed to oppose  these threats to shareholder rights.

This is a full-time position for a skilled advocate, organizer or attorney to defend investors’ rights to file shareholder proposals.   Typical work will involve conducting research, analysis and writing regarding policy initiatives, and developing and advocating for proactive policy ideas regarding shareholder participation in corporate annual meetings.

• Public information reports, fact sheets, petitions, etc.

• Public speaking including conducting webinars.

• Development and establishment of a nonprofit organization  on shareholder rights.

• Website development for defense of shareholder rights.

• Engaging with national organizations and investors.



Apply for this position if you  are someone with experience working in policy advocacy  and/or the financial sector and/or financial sector accountability, and/or have demonstrated experience or interest in working on corporate accountability and shareholder advocacy. We hope that you are detail-oriented, can manage multiple projects, and are excellent at follow through and setting and meeting deadlines.

More specifics we will be looking for in the application process include:

• Superb writing skills.

• Ability to articulate importance of shareholder rights and shareholder engagement.

• Public speaking/spoken advocacy skills

• Ability to translate legal and policy concepts into language understandable by non-lawyers.

• Demonstrated commitment to public interest and in making this position a career-building position.

Competitive factors for increased eligibility

• Familiarity with shareholder proposals process, investment stewardship or ESG investing.

• Legal or policy advocacy experience in investor engagement, shareholder proposals or similar advocacy




To apply for this job please visit www.idealist.org.