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NHQ: ESG - Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) - Research Associate

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American Red Cross - National Headquarters

Purpose Statement:
This position supports the National Headquarters (NHQ) Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) department. This is a remote (volunteer-from-home) position. The Research Associate will provide research support to the Chief Sustainability Officer and the Sr. Director Sustainability & ESG on issues related to climate change, sustainability, and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) programs.


  • At the request of the Chief Sustainability Officer and/or Sr. Director, Sustainability & ESG Programs, conduct subject research and prepare research summaries on topics related to climate change, environmental sustainability, and ESG program.
  • Prepare and present briefs on current events and news related to sustainability, climate, and ESG.
  • Provide subject matter expertise on sustainability & climate change issues to inform planning and decision-making to sustainability, climate, and ESG initiatives.
  • Robust problem-solving skills coupled with process improvement mindset.
  • Strong MS Office skills.
  • Facility with remote collaboration tools including MS Teams.


  • Knowledge of and experience in sustainability, climate change, and/or ESG programs.
  • Excellent demonstrated research and writing capabilities.
  • Up to date on the latest developments in sustainability and/or climate change.
  • Excellent organization, written and verbal communication, and critical analysis skills.
  • Previous experience preparing, presenting, and discussing information and materials at the executive level.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to easily navigate through an organization and build strong relationships.
  • Robust problem-solving skills coupled with process improvement mind set.
  • Strong MS Office skills.
  • Facility with remote collaboration tools including MS Teams.
  • 4-year college degree in sustainability, public management, non-profit management, or related area of study or equivalent experience.

Length of Appointment: Minimum 1-year commitment, renewable.

To apply for this opportunity and register as an American Red Cross volunteer, individuals must reside in the United States or on one of the United States Service to the Armed Forces stations. If you are an individual that does not meet this criteria, but are interested in volunteering with the Red Cross or Red Crescent Society in your country, please visit:

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About American Red Cross - National Headquarters


431 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20006, US

Mission Statement

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.


Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether it's one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.

Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety
Veterans & Military Families


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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Environmental Education
  • Technical Writing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • 2-4 hours per week. Availability during business hours, though the majority of work should be able to be accomplished during evenings and weekends, if desired.

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