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Stakeholder Engagement Lead (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)

Apply Now Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542; job id: R0000174843
job family: Community Relations
schedule: Full time

Stakeholder Engagement Lead, Corporate Responsibility

Classification: Exempt

November 2021

About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America’s leading retailers.

Behind one of the world’s best loved brands is a team that specializes in sustainability (environmental + social), philanthropy and community connection. We are change agents, innovators, and forward thinkers that see around corners and seek to create societal and environmental change. We are listeners, conveners, and orchestrators, that bring different voices together to co-create, uplift our communities, and proactively build an equitable tomorrow.

Are you ready to bring your passion and expertise to Target to help cultivate a powerfully positive local and global presence? For the experienced corporate responsibility pro with a strong and time-tested background in non-profit leadership, a role in CR could be that just-right fit. Join our team where business savvy meets the greater good and you’ll soon see—this about so much more than volunteerism. You’ll rise to the challenge of maintaining Target’s good stewardship of the environment, its resources and its key partnerships with other organizations. As part of CR, the Target Foundation focuses on where to best allocate funds to support various programs and initiatives. Or you might assist with sustainable global sourcing practices, and projects that foster environmental responsibility and ways to minimize our footprint at both the macro and store levels. Whatever your role with CR, you’ll help influence how Target leverages its distinctive brand and unparalleled resources to set the bar for responsible, sustainable and charitable business practices.

  • Builds and manages external stakeholder engagement strategy and process for CR. Team in support of Target Forward

  • Orchestrates access and visibility to total CR stakeholder landscape and discovers opportunities, gaps, and insights to help build our reputation, advance our goals and minimize risk

  • Co-develops external stakeholders engagement strategy with internal partners, and facilitates and enables thoughtful stakeholder engagement and activation through teams

  • Develops a CR stakeholder engagement vision, strategy and process, in partnership with the CR LT and revisits annually

  • Captures, builds and maintains total stakeholder inventory for CR team and enables visibility to all stakeholder engagement activity across CR

  • Creates and gains buy in for CR stakeholder risk assessment, leveraging enterprise guardrails and frameworks; defines response decision-trees and escalation in collaboration with Reputation Management.

  • Builds and maintains best practice toolkit to stakeholder engagement for teams, leveraging internal partners and external research. Champions adoption/integration of tools as needed

  • Identifies opportunities to proactively influence our supportive stakeholders to build our credibility and reputation; develops tactical plans in collaboration with Communications

  • Regularly aggregates and monitors macro CR stakeholder issues and opportunities, including top risks, engagements, and trends/insights, in partnership with CR teams.

  • Manages memberships and associated activations with select nonprofit organizations/networks (e.g., BSR, GreenBiz, Sustainable Brands, etc)

  • Coordinate with Marketing, Communications, CR team, and select external partners to develop strategies that advance Target's reputation and credibility in the CR space 

  • Supports CR leadership team with stakeholder engagement as needed

  • Enables and contributes to external disclosures including surveys, awards, ratings, etc.

  • Ensures stakeholder engagement efforts are grounded in equitable and community-informed methods

  • Directs consultants to refresh materiality assessment

About you:

  • B.A or B.S. degree or equivalent experience

  • 7-9 years of business experience and community engagement or equivalent professional experience

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Strong ability to build and sustain collaborative relationships at multiple levels; consummate team player

  • Experience leading efforts to co-create with diverse stakeholder groups using participatory engagement methods

  • Exceptional organizational, process, and project management experience

  • Ability to work independently and drive own work, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Strong leadership skills, facilitation, and ability to influence without authority

  • Proven problem-solving and analytical skills; connects dots, translates ideas into action

  • Proven ability to collaborate and engage with external partners

  • Knowledge of social and environmental stakeholder landscape

  • Communications and stakeholder engagement experience

This position may be considered for a Full-Time Remote or Hybrid work arrangement based on Target’s needs.  A Hybrid work arrangement means the team members core role will be a blend of virtual and onsite at a Target location.A Full-Time Remote work arrangement means the team member works full-time from home or an alternate location that’s not a Target location, does not have a desk at their primary HQ work location and may travel to HQ up to 4 times a year. 

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada residents is $81,300 to $146,400.Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Find competitive benefitsfrom financial and education to well-being and beyond.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.

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