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Director of ESG Enablement at Workiva, Inc.

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Location: New York, New York

Job Description:


The Director of ESG Enablement - Growth Solutions is responsible for helping Workiva align our platform capabilities to the needs of our customers and partners to meet the evolving needs of the ESG and sustainability market. This role will collaborate cross-functionally in establishing and documenting ESG reporting best practices, standards and frameworks in our platform and enabling Workiva teams and partners. As part of the Growth Solutions team, the Director will work cross functionally to help design our ESG solution enablement strategy for partners and customers maximizing alignment of our solutioning to meet the needs of our direct and partner go-to market efforts.


  • Serve as the Growth Solutions team expert in the evolving ESG standards and frameworks (ie GRI, SASB, TCFD, SDG, CDP) how they relate and map to each other and what this means for our customers, partners and solution offerings

  • Engage with partners and customers to understand the market needs to help companies manage risk and maximize opportunities related to ESG and sustainability reporting with the goal of designing approaches and optimizing them in Workiva's platform

  • Collaborate cross functionally to establish best practices for leveraging the Workiva platform for gathering, organizing and reporting on ESG data and Sustainability KPI's according to the evolving global regulatory standards and frameworks

  • Document and create training assets on best practices, accelerators and exemplary templates that can be used to assist partners, customers and Workiva internal teams in optimizing and establishing governance and controls over their ESG and Sustainability reporting and disclosure processes in Workiva's platform

  • Serve as the ESG/Sustainability subject matter expert to own and coordinate Workiva's ESG Partner strategy and initiatives as well as be the source of enablement for our partner program with the goal of helping us expand our ESG business and earn new partners and customers.

  • Provide strategy and leadership for Workiva's technology and consulting partners in envisioning and solutioning Partner ESG solutions in Workiva's platform in support of their ability to grow their business leveraging our technology

  • Act as an subject matter and technology expert for external marketing or partner initiatives as needed

  • Assist in documenting and establishing Internal controls frameworks for Sustainability or best practices in our platform that could be used by customers and partners

  • Provide ESG expertise, guidance, training and enablement where needed to Workiva internal stakeholders including sales, services, customer success around ESG reporting and internal controls

  • Act as a feedback loop for our partners and customers to our product management leads to help us refine our offering and maximize the impact of our ESG solution in the marketplace

  • Engage with customers and partners in sales opportunities to help demonstrate Workiva's expertise, technology and offerings in support of earning new customers and bookings

  • Responsible for documenting and updating as well as presenting ESG framework and enablement strategy to ESG Solution Lead and Cross Functional leadership to ensure goals and objectives are met

What You'll Need

  • Undergraduate Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field.

  • Strong communication and people skills

  • Ability to learn and configure technology to gather, organize and manage data and standards as well as document and train others

  • Ability to engage with external stakeholders and customers in support of sales and marketing initiatives

  • Negotiation, influencing, collaboration and conflict resolution skills

  • Strong financial acumen, customer focus and strategic thinking skills

  • Excellent judgment and strong creative problem-solving skills

  • Ability to be proactive and self-directed


  • 8+ years of related experience in ESG/EHS/Sustainability services or delivery with consulting firms (e.g. Big 4, Global SIs, boutiques and Regional SIs)

  • Experience and Expertise in major ESG standards and frameworks including for example GRI, SASB, TCFD, SDG, CDP. Knowledge of industry specific frameworks and standards is a plus

  • Experience with ESG/EHS market including technologies, consultants and systems used by companies to support their sustainability reporting efforts

  • Experience documenting, training and enabling customers and consultants

  • Experience interacting cross-functionally in a matrixed environment including but not limited to sales, services, product, and customer success

  • Experience working with sales and partners to engage customers, align our capabilities to their needs to grow the business

  • Preferred: CPA and ESG related certifications

Travel Requirement
  • Up to 30% travel primarily across North America and occasionally globally
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements
  • Reliable internet access for any period of time working remotely, not in a Workiva office

How You'll Be Rewarded

  • Base Pay Range in Colorado: $190,000 - $237,000

  • A discretionary bonus typically paid annually

  • Restricted Stock Units granted at time of hire

The base pay range represents the low and high end of the hiring range for this job. Actual pay will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to relevant skills, experience, and capabilities.

Where You'll Work

Our values drive how we work and who we hire. You will see these values ingrained in how we support our customers, work with team members, build our products and in the work environment we've created.

  • Customer Success: Always delight our customers.

  • Trust: Rely on each other.

  • Integrity: Do the right thing, every time.

  • Collaboration: Share resources and work together.

  • Innovation: Keep creating solutions and finding better ways.

  • Inclusion: Support a diverse community where we all belong.

  • Accountability: Be responsible for your success and failure.

We believe our people are our greatest asset, and our unique culture gives employees the opportunity to make an impact everyday. We give our employees the freedom and resources they need-backed by our culture of collaboration and diverse thought-to continue innovating and breaking new ground. We hire talented people with a wide range of skills and experiences who are eager to tackle some of today's most challenging problems.

At Workiva, you'll enjoy:

  • Fantastic Benefits: With coverage starting day one, choose from competitive health, dental, and vision plans on the largest physician networks available.

  • Casual Dress: Workiva has a casual work environment, most people wear jeans to the office.

  • Involvement: Ability to participate in Employee Resource Groups, (Women in Tech, Women in Sales, Ethnic Diversity, Veterans, Rainbow (LGBTQ), Remote Employees, Caregiving) Volunteering, Company wide celebrations, and more

  • Work-life Balance: We have competitive PTO, VTO and Parental Leave. We encourage employees to spend time enjoying life outside of work.

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Workiva is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We believe that great minds think differently. We value diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, and interests, and we recognize diversity as an important source of intellectual thought, varied perspective, and innovation. Employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other protected characteristic.

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