Sustainability is the defining challenge of the 21st century and COSA believes that you cannot manage sustainability until you can measure it.
Driven by the conviction that reliable data enables better decision-making and greater accountability, we develop indicators, design tools, and create solutions to better measure and manage sustainability. We are a global consortium of institutions dedicated to accelerating the social, economic, and environmental elements of agricultural sustainability. We are purposely small, are committed to excellence, and are influential on a global scale.
COSA is hiring a Program Coordinator to assist the Measurement Systems Manager with overseeing and developing various aspects of our technical work. Specifically, the position entails coordinating various aspects of our Performance Monitoring Program—implementing tools designed for managers that provide fast and affordable measurement of sustainability initiatives. Tasks include developing sustainability management frameworks with clients, adapting field data collection tools, managing relationships with partners and stakeholders, data analysis, and report writing.
The position also involves assisting in the ongoing development and maintenance of COSA’s Global Indicator Library—a hallmark of COSA’s work in global standardization of sustainability measurement. Tasks involve helping keep COSA indicators current, doing research to benchmark indicators to global initiatives, and assistance in maintaining our online database.
The ideal candidate will:
1. Have familiarity with sustainability topics across social, economic, and environmental themes
2. Have good interpersonal and communication skills to work with a variety of clients and stakeholders; must be fluent or highly advanced in English
3. Be comfortable with technology—we utilize a variety of software solutions and the ideal candidate would be a quick study
4. Be able to perform basic/intermediate data analysis
5. Be detail oriented and committed to high quality work
The job would take place at the candidate’s own location. Must have excellent connectivity to the internet and be available for reliable voice and email communication regularly during East Coast USA business hours.
The COSA team shares a high level of personal initiative and responsibility for great work, a strong set of world-class skills, a deep respect for the value of different perspectives, commitment to the practical application of good scientific methods, and a passionate commitment to creating a more sustainable world.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Jessica Mullan, Measurement Systems Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).