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Director, Ocean Sustainability

At Salesforce, we believe that business is a powerful platform for driving positive social and environmental impact for all stakeholders. Our customers and products span every industry, and that’s why we use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework for action. The 17 goals outlined in the SDGs are an urgent call for action for public, private, and social sectors to come together in global partnership and measure our collective progress against the world's most pressing challenges.

The sustainability team operates as a trusted advisor in order to create positive impact in the world. We are looking for an oceans expert with experience in the corporate environment who can help us tap into the full power of Salesforce for the benefit of our oceans. The right candidate will bring a versatile array of skills in order to work with a wide variety of stakeholders inside and outside of Salesforce. Their responsibility will be to balance being able to define the strategic direction and execute forward progress at the same time.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Development and execution of Salesforce’s ocean impact program

  • Coordination across numerous external stakeholder initiatives including those of Salesforce’s customers and partners, the Benioff Ocean Initiative, the World Economic Forum’s Friends of Ocean Action and many others

  • Inspire, empower and engage numerous internal stakeholders including the corporate sustainability team, impact team, philanthropy team, equality team, employee resource groups, pro-bono volunteer efforts and more.

  • Representing Salesforce at key internal and external events related to environmental impact and oceans

  • Supporting Salesforce leading up to and around key global events

About you:

  • You're a driven, values-based leader who’s passionate about making a difference through business

  • You are adept at facilitating multi stakeholder and multi sector initiatives as well as building enduring, trusted relationships with executive stakeholders

  • You can work effectively within varied business contexts including technology, finance, public policy and communications

  • You enjoy working strategically and operationally, both conceiving of- and delivering programs

  • You love project management and pride yourself on having brilliant organizational skills and attention to detail

  • You are comfortable making decisions with incomplete information, managing through ambiguity and changing direction to seize opportunities

  • You see, value and pursue the intersectional opportunities to create positive outcomes that span equality, environment, economy and more.

  • You have been successful working within a matrixed organizational structure where you lead through influence and collaboration

  • You use data to make the right decisions and yet can move fast in the context of changing and sometimes incomplete context and analysis.

  • You have experience managing strategic event sponsorships and high-profile corporate convenings

  • Proficiency with Salesforce, PowerPoint, Keynote, and Google Drive preferred


  • 10+ years of related experience

  • Experience working directly on issues related to ocean health

  • Experience working on challenges and opportunities related to plastic pollution

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills - including proven experience working closely with executives

  • Proven experience in a role requiring high-attention to detail and organization skills in a fast paced environment

Location: Flexible


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