Sustainability Senior Specialist

New York, NY +1

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Sustainability Senior Specialist to join our dynamic team in New York. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.


About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.


About the role

As a Sustainability Senior Specialist, you will be responsible for providing proactive and effective project management of key sustainability workstreams and driving forward momentum on cross-cutting operational initiatives, large and small. Other key responsibilities include:


  • Supporting third-party environmental reporting activities through frameworks such as CDP, SBTi, and others
  • Providing proactive and effective project management of key operational sustainability workstreams
  • Collaborating with key business departments to support sustainability initiatives in alignment with the firm’s Science-Based Targets and environmental goals
  • Engaging with procurement and other business teams to deploy and operationalize vendor greenhouse gas reduction programs 
  • Managing client inquiries regarding the firm’s environmental sustainability program and progress


About you

We’d love to hear from you if you:


  • Demonstrate experience with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard
  • Have a passion for environmental sustainability
  • Display knowledge and proficiency in PC applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Knowledge of Tableau is a plus 


And have:


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Sustainability, Environmental Science, Business Administration, or relevant work experience in related field
  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant work experience


Compensation & Benefits

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also receive a generous and competitive total compensation package. The salary range for this role is $75,000 - $90,000 and represents the firm’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be dependent upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s relevant experience, qualifications, and location. Discretionary bonuses may be awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance — and profit-sharing partnership contributions to 401(k) accounts may be given based on firm performance.


Latham's comprehensive and best-in-class benefits support employees through every stage of life:


  • Healthcare, dental, and vision plans
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Generous 401(k) plan and firm-paid basic life and disability insurance
  • Extensive resources for parents and caregivers
  • Family building and fertility resources
  • And much more!


In addition, employees receive:


  • At least 11 paid holidays per year and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Ongoing professional development and career support, including bespoke training and leadership development programs, firm-paid access to LinkedIn Learning courses, and career coaching.
  • Peer networking, mentoring, and professional support through our eight global staff affinity groups.


Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.


Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, pro bono work and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.


Latham & Watkins LLP is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our employees and partners, their families, and members of our community against COVID-19. Accordingly, the Firm requires all partners and employees based in the United States to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Employees must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at the time that a conditional offer of employment is made. This policy is mandatory except for employees with a documented legally permissible exemption for not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.


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