AVP Sustainability

Pacific Asset Management, LLC
Newport Beach
21 Jan 2023
26 Jan 2023
Employer Sector
Technology, ICT & Telecoms
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description:

Pacific Life is looking for a dynamic leader to develop and implement strategies, initiatives and programs that support the company's sustainability and corporate social responsibility efforts. The Assistant Vice President, Sustainability, will have direct accountability for developing and driving environmental and sustainability strategies, responsible business initiatives, and other emerging areas of corporate social responsibility. This role will lead key projects, cross-functional teams, and coordinate across the enterprise, communicating with executives, employees, business partners as well as key external stakeholders. This position will be located in Newport Beach, CA.

This position requires a deep understanding of sustainability, ESG, and non-financial reporting; experience managing, leading, and implementing corporate sustainability initiatives and efforts; setting and managing to metrics; communicating company efforts, priorities and initiatives to key stakeholders; and an understanding of how initiatives drive business value across a global organization.

How you will make an impact:

  • Drive implementation of Pacific Life's sustainability strategy, key programs, stakeholder engagement, metrics reporting and disclosures

  • Support development of Pacific Life's corporate social responsibility report. Work with stakeholders across the company and across markets to develop relevant content and lead efforts to enhance overall ESG disclosure strategy and process to increase publicly available information

  • Spearhead company efforts to develop programs and reporting capabilities to meet established framework reporting requirements, such as TCFD.

  • Collaborate with internal departments/markets to identify key ESG gaps/opportunities and advance new programs the drive value and minimize risk

  • Work closely with Communications and Community Relations teams to develop and execute sustainability messaging and engagement activities that drive increased communication on Pacific Life's sustainability priorities

  • Develop strategies to actively promote awareness of Pacific Life's sustainability strategies and programs to internal and external stakeholders

  • Develop company responses to customer requests, industry and partner surveys, and ESG-related rankings

  • Lead creation of storytelling, key messaging, and sustainability materials/asset development in collaboration with functions/markets

  • Work cross-functionally and collaboratively with government and policy affairs teams and other key stakeholders to bolster governance processes in alignment with global regulatory requirements.

The experience you will bring:

  • Strong expertise in communications/marketing and ability to create short- and long-form content for campaigns, stakeholder engagement programs, digital channels, and company reports

  • 7 - 10+ years of experience working on sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR), ESG issues broadly

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Sustainability, ESG, Communications, Marketing, Public Policy, Environmental Science or related field

  • Deep expertise on ESG, sustainability and climate issues

  • Knowledge of sustainability standards, tools, and reporting mechanisms (ex. GHG Protocol, CDP, GRI, SASB, etc.), and emerging practices (ex. TCFD, UN Sustainable Development Goals, global regulatory requirements etc.)

  • Demonstrated excellence in understanding brand building and integrating sustainability into the company's strategy and implementation efforts

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and outstanding relationship building skills at all levels of the organization, including senior executives.

  • Proven track record of collaborating across a matrixed organization to build alignment on, and advance, key strategies

  • Excellent skills developing and managing relationships across a multitude of internal and external stakeholders

  • Strong project management skills, attention to detail

  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills - written, oral, PowerPoint/Visual

  • Strong ability to collaborate across the organization and drive a shared agenda that recognizes and supports business needs

  • Strong analytical skills with ability to track, measure and identify business improvement solutions

Base Pay Range:

The base pay range noted provides a basis to determine the appropriate offer dependent upon several factors including but not limited to geographic location, experience, skills, education and pay equity. Also, most employees are eligible for additional incentive pay.

$164,100.00 - $205,100.00 - $287,200.00

Your Benefits Start Day 1

Your wellbeing is important to Pacific Life, and we're committed to providing you with flexible benefits that you can tailor to meet your needs. Whether you are focusing on your physical, financial, emotional, or social wellbeing, we've got you covered.

  • Prioritization of your health and well-being including Medical, Dental, Vision, and Wellbeing Reimbursement Account that can be used on yourself or your eligible dependents

  • Generous paid time off options including: Paid Time Off, Holiday Schedules, and Financial Planning Time Off

  • Paid Parental Leave as well as an Adoption Assistance Program

  • Competitive 401k savings plan with company match and an additional contribution regardless of participation

EEO Statement:

Pacific Life Insurance Company is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at Pacific Life Insurance Company.