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CSR Job Opening: Corporate Social Responsibility Advisor

Submitted by: CSR Jobs

Categories: Green Jobs & Career News, Human Resources & Diversity1

Posted: Jan 19, 2009 – 03:15 PM EST


Jan. 19 /CSRwire/ - JANUARY 19, 2009 -

SOURCE: Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR)

JOB TITLE: Corporate Social Responsibility Advisor



At Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR), we are proud to work with our member companies to create a more socially responsible business community. Founded in 1995, CBSR provides thought leadership and candid counsel to our members as they formulate powerful decisions and actions that improve business performance and contribute to a better world. We are passionate about our work in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and constantly strive to make CBSR a model workplace.

CBSR's work style and culture

At CBSR, we pride ourselves on continuously building an engaging culture in which our team members can thrive. We are a small, energetic, and nimble organization, efficient with our resources and highly effective in the work we undertake. We seek team members that are:

  • Self-motivated
  • Committed to working with corporate Canada to advance CSR
  • Able to collaborate and work independently
  • Committed to producing only the highest quality products and services
  • Able to balance multiple priorities and tasks
  • Continuous learners
  • Creative problem-solvers, focused on solutions
  • Effective time managers who are able to meet deadlines
  • Willing to travel as needed to meet member needs
  • Willing and able to work remotely from a home office (temporary)


    Reporting to the Director of Advisory Services through the Senior Advisor located in Calgary, the CSR Advisor will:

  • Manage day-to-day relationships between CBSR and a group of its member companies
  • Identify specific opportunities to directly promote CBSR expertise to individual companies
  • Develop proposals outlining high impact ways for CBSR to provide service
  • Provide day-to-day management of advisory service project teams
  • Develop tools, service lines and products to assist the deepening of CSR commitment and practice in our member companies
  • Work with the team to refine, manage and deliver on CBSR’s value proposition

    The following are the primary areas of responsibility:

    Member engagement

  • Serve as liaison with clients generally and as primary contact with specific member companies
  • Provide meaningful expertise and guidance to CBSR’s members and clients on CSR issues
  • Leverage CBSR knowledge to advise members and clients to answer specific questions as they arise
  • Identify opportunities to directly share and promote CBSR expertise to member companies
  • Contribute to the planning, development and support of the member services team

    Advisory services

  • Develop proposals outlining ways that CBSR can provide service with a focus on the oil/gas industry
  • Provide day-to-day project management for the delivery of high quality business advisory services on CSR related issues
  • Lead and coordinate project teams made up of staff from different disciplines and different seniority levels across the organization and outside of the organization
  • Develop CBSR perspectives and value added tools, service lines and products to assist the deepening of CSR commitment and practice in our member companies

    Relationship management

  • Build trusting and valued relationships with CBSR’s members at all levels of their organization, to meet their needs and deliver CBSR products and services
  • Identify opportunities for strategic partnerships with stakeholders, including industry partners, non-member companies, consultants and other subject-matter experts


  • A post-secondary degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience is required
  • Knowledge of and experience in the private sector is necessary
  • Minimum 5 years relationship management experience
  • Minimum 3 years experience related to energy (oil/gas)
  • Demonstrated excellence and achievement in account management, project management, sales, consulting, and business development
  • Highly motivated and effective team player
  • Outstanding leadership, team facilitation, interpersonal and coaching skills
  • Experience in developing CSR strategies, issues and/or programs
  • Familiarity with the network of leading stakeholders in the CSR community
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage budgets and project plans
  • Excellent written and oral communication/presentation skills
  • High ethical professional standards and values


    CBSR is committed to a diverse workforce. We actively seek to recruit people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives reflecting the full diversity of our economy and society.


    Compensation is competitive and commensurate with skill, knowledge and experience level and the constraints of a non-profit business organization with a bonus and excellent benefits program in place.


    Please electronically mail your cover letter and resume by February 2, 2009 to:

    Canadian Business for Social Responsibility
    Attn: Azar Pourian

    Please let us know how you heard about the position. No phone calls, e-mail response only please. Thank you for your interest in CBSR. To learn more about CBSR, please visit our website at

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