Director, Sustainability Practice

Remote Washington, District of Columbia, United States

About BlueLabs

BlueLabs is a leading provider of analytics services and technology for a variety of industry clients: including government, business, and political campaigns. We help our clients optimize their engagements with individual customers, supporters, and stakeholders to achieve their goals. Simply put: we help our partners do the most good by getting the most from their data. 


Today, our team of data analysts, scientists, engineers, and strategists come together from diverse backgrounds to share a passion for using data to solve the world’s greatest social and analytical challenges. We’ve served more than 400 organizations ranging from government agencies, advocacy groups, unions, political campaigns, international groups, and multinational companies. Along the way, we’ve developed some of the most innovative tools available in analytics, media optimization, reporting, and influencer outreach-- serving a diverse set of industries, including the automotive, travel, consumer packaged goods, entertainment, healthcare, media, telecom, and more.


About the Team

BlueLabs’ new Sustainability Practice sits within our Client Solutions Team, and is responsible for leading BlueLabs’ client engagements within the rapidly growing sustainability sector and diversifying BlueLabs’ client base and revenue. The Sustainability Practice will complement BlueLabs’ pioneering work among Fortune 500 companies, leading foundations, and startup ventures, where we specialize in influencer analytics, persuasion modeling, and experimental design. We are a fast-moving group that works collaboratively to develop custom solutions and explore new tools and approaches for our clients. We work with prospective clients from first contact through contract and program implementation, making sure they receive the information and support they need to make optimal decisions.


About the Role

In this exciting role, you’ll launch and lead BlueLabs’ Sustainability Practice, leveraging your subject matter expertise and BlueLabs’ pioneering analytics to bring new data-driven solutions to clients in the sustainability sector. This is a client-facing, strategic, roll your sleeves up role requiring a mix of leadership, analysis and communication. You’ll be responsible for developing and implementing a revenue strategy in collaboration with BlueLabs’ leadership team, qualifying business leads, managing relationships with clients, and leading a matrixed team in the successful execution of client projects.  


As an advisor and strategist, you’ll be looking at the big picture, while also working closely with a team of analysts, engineers and data scientists to understand and explain the data that drives key insights. You’ll be framing the questions our team answers and identifying and communicating the trends you and other team members see to clients. This role suits someone comfortable with the strategic ability to navigate client needs along with the desire to work with and communicate about the data. 


This position reports to the Managing Director. 


Who you are:

  • You are passionate about developing data-driven solutions to improve sustainability outcomes across commercial and non-profit sectors.
  • You likely have 8+ years of experience in the sustainability field, this may include corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • You have successfully managed teams and / or projects that rely on message testing, modeling, or analytics products.
  • You have strong and broad technical communication skills - you can write for a technical audience, but you can also boil down a model, experiment, or engineering solution to an elevator pitch for a campaign manager or CEO to understand. 
  • You are proactive about building strong and lasting relationships, and maintaining a network of contacts within the sustainability field.
  • You’re comfortable being a connector between worlds - you can relate to an analyst who is focused on her research, and with a client who needs to make time constrained decisions on a budget. 
  • You’ve had experience shepherding a diverse group of people from initial concept to finalized product.
  • You love motivating people, keeping them on track, and helping them succeed. 


Recruitment process

We strive to hire efficiently and transparently. Our process includes an HR phone screen, a scenario assessment, panel interview, and meeting with BlueLabs leadership. 


What We Offer:

BlueLabs offers a friendly work environment and competitive benefits package including:

  • Premier health insurance plan
  • 401K matching
  • Unlimited vacation leave
  • Paid sick, personal, and volunteer leave
  • 15 weeks paid parental leave
  • Professional development stipend & tuition reimbursement
  • Macbook Pro laptop & tech accessories
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) stipend for mobile device
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Supportive & collaborative culture 
  • Flexible working hours
  • Telecommuting/Remote options
  • Pre-tax transportation options 
  • Lunches and snacks
  • And more! 


The salary for this position is $120,000+ annually. 


While we have an office in Washington, DC, we are open to considering candidates from within the U.S. 


At BlueLabs, we celebrate, support and thrive on differences. Not only do they benefit our services, products, and community, but most importantly, they are to the benefit of our team. Qualified people of all races, ethnicities, ages, sex, genders, sexual orientations, national origins, gender identities, marital status, religions, veterans statuses, disabilities and any other protected classes are strongly encouraged to apply. As an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer, BlueLabs is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. BlueLabs endeavors to make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified applicants with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If an applicant believes they require such assistance to complete the application or to participate in an interview, or has any questions or concerns, they should contact the Director, People Operations. BlueLabs participates in E-verify. EEO is the Law (Link to external DOL site)

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