Website thinkPARALLAX

Location: Encinitas, CA (possibility for remote)


The Director is a client partner, providing insightful guidance within their specialty of sustainability strategy and expanding our collaboration on impactful work. They have a knack for problem solving and navigate project details while keeping a client’s broader goals in mind.

This role sits on our Strategy Team and reports to the Head of Sustainability Strategy.


Client relationship development and revenue growth

  • Develop strong and authentic relationships with clients, as well as a deep understanding of their business and industry.
  • Become a thought partner to clients, providing strategic counsel and supporting them to continually advance their sustainability/ESG strategy and communications.
  • Collaborate with clients to build internal buy-in and senior management support.
  • Foster client satisfaction by soliciting and applying feedback and ensuring project deliverables contribute to our clients’ long-term goals.
  • Uncover and develop opportunities for organic growth with existing clients.
  • Contribute to proposals and pitches for new clients, in collaboration with the Client Engagement Team.
  • Meet annual sales goals by growing work with a portfolio of clients and potentially securing new clients.
  • Represent thinkPARALLAX at conferences and industry events.

Delivery and project management

  • Lead an array of sustainability/ESG projects, such as benchmarking, materiality assessment, ESG reports, and/or others.
  • Lead the development of work products and meeting materials for small projects and possibly new services.
  • Lead project management and day-to-day client interactions for complex projects and initiatives.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and guidance to clients and to tPX teammates in multiple disciplines of sustainability/ESG, such as Board governance, circularity, climate change, DEIB, ESG frameworks, ethics, and reporting.
  • Coordinate resourcing needs with the Operations Team.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for clients and partners throughout projects.
  • Identify and act on opportunities for internal process and practice improvement.

Strategic leadership and business development

  • Identify and develop new core service offering(s), including opportunity identification and research; proposal and process template development; internal training; and collaboration with Client Engagement and Operations for promotion, pricing, and capacity planning.

People development

  • Manage and mentor Strategy Team members to meet expectations or better for their roles.
  • Train Strategists on communications and strategy services, trends, and project implementation tools.


  • Extensive knowledge of the value of sustainability to business and foundational knowledge of common ESG topics to guide businesses on their sustainability journeys.
  • Extensive knowledge of and capacity to use tools and approaches that assess ESG risks and opportunities.
  • Able to map longer-term sustainability goals, strategies, and implementation plans.
  • Knowledge of ESG/Sustainability reporting process and report creation, including GRI, SASB, and TCFD.
  • Track record of delivering high-quality work products and solutions that are strategic and meet client goals.
  • Track record of establishing rapport with key contacts, building partnership and engaging senior executives.
  • Demonstrated ability to secure work with new clients and grow business with existing clients.
  • Ability to identify opportunities for the business and work with others to develop ideas aligned to business needs and goals.
  • Experience coaching and/or mentoring direct reports to meet expectations or better for their roles.
  • Collaborative and team-oriented, though able to draft work products independently.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to function well in a remote-first, fast-paced environment.
  • Eligibility for employment in the U.S.

This is a full-time, exempt position, working remotely or from the thinkPARALLAX office in Encinitas, CA. thinkPARALLAX is California-based, so the ideal candidate will be working within three hours of Pacific Standard Time.

Application steps:

If you think you’re the one, please send the following to with subject line “Director, Sustainability Strategy application.”


  1. Your resumé.
  2. How you learned about the job (e.g., a particular job board, a contact at tPX).
  3. Responses to the following questions in whatever format you think best shows off who you are (right in the body of an email, in a cover letter, video,…):
  • Why would you like to work at thinkPARALLAX – what would it mean to you?
  • What part of this role excites you the most?
  • What’s one strength or specialty people are surprised to learn about you?
  • What about your creativity, skill sets, and/or experience might be exciting or inspiring for the team to know?

To apply for this job email your details to