• Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance Communications Manager

    Ford Motor CompanyDearborn, MI 48123

    Job #1430948711

  • 42824BR

    Job Title:

    Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance Communications Manager

    Job Description & Qualifications:

    At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow's transportation.

    **Position location is open to Michigan, California, Washington, or elsewhere

    The Corporate Social Responsibility Communications Manager develops and leads communications initiatives that influence the thinking and behavior of key audiences - to advance understanding and influence of, commitment to, confidence in and appreciation for Ford's climate-change, broad environmental and other sustainability goals and accomplishments.

    You will plan and act strategically, optimistically and ambitiously while working closely with colleagues in to effect ESG communications including:

    • Situation analysis and implications

    • Purposefully creative storytelling

    • Strategic media relations

    • Stakeholder communications

    • Management, interpretation and management of ESG rankings and ratings

    • Crisis communications

    What you'll be able to do:

    • Collaborating with and advising business partners in Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering (SE&SE), Government Relations, Product Development, Marketing, Sales and other functions on ESG matters and opportunities

    • Developing and carrying out a communications strategic plan, particularly focused on climate/environmental matters, to persistently:

    • Engage with and persuade key stakeholders (e.g., employees, customers, government officials and agencies), NGOs and other thought leaders about the shared benefits of Ford's actions, and

    • Help the company reach its business goals.

    • Initiating, developing and trading on mutually beneficial relationships with environmental and other ESG NGOs, thought leader and journalists, particularly in California and Washington, D.C.

    • Developing and persistently placing stories that establish/advance Ford's standing as and accountable leader in climate, environmental and other priority ESG areas

    • Serving as a crisp, on-point spokesperson for the company with the major media outlets

    • Being a key contributor to thematic planning, content and production of Ford's annual sustainability report

    • Guiding and mentoring agency support staff

    • Helping improve measurement of strategic communications effectiveness and overall perceptions of the company

    Essential competencies:

    • Political and Business Acumen

    • Drive for Results

    • Intellectual Curiosity

    • Learning on the Fly

    • Dealing With Ambiguity

    • Organizational Agility

    • Executive Presence

    Minimum requirements we seek:

    • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism or public affairs

    • Seven years of successful experience in sustainability or ESG communications

    • At least five years of experience inAdvocacy/strategic media relations for a corporation, NGO or public relations agency, ideally in California; Washington, D.C.; London and/or Paris


    • Familiarity with such organizations from reporting on them on behalf of a top-tier media outlet

    Our preferred qualifications:

    • Experience representing a complex, publicly held, global company

    • Exceptional written and verbal communications and project-management skills

    • Experience with regional/global ESG metrics and indices of major importance to investors, NGOs, thought leaders and other stakeholders to guide and support Ford's priorities, progress and reputation

    • E.g., CDP, Global Reporting Initiative, TCFD and JUST Capital

    • Productive record working with, influencing and learning from people with diverse backgrounds, in different disciplines and at multiple organizational levels

    • Confidence, composure, self-awareness

    • Advanced knowledge of reputation management, issue-based communications and crisis management

    • Extended involvement in developing and promoting compelling sustainability reports

    • High skill influencing through social media

    What you'll receive in return:

    As part of the Ford family, you'll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

    If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we'd love to have you join us.

    Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

    By choice, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status

    Auto req ID:



    Ford Motor Company



    Skill Team:

    Communications (COM)