Position Overview:

Do you want to be a trailblazer? Do you enjoy collaborating with multi-functional, diverse stakeholders? Are you an adept communicator and able to influence others?

We are looking for a self-driven leader to join our Sustainability Office to support the development and drive implementation of a sustainability strategy, roadmap, reporting and initiatives. The Director will build strong relationships across the company, possess a strong understanding of the businesses and ESG/sustainability, and implement aligned strategies and activities. Apply now and learn why there’s #MoreAtFreddieMac!

Our Impact:

  • Develop, manage and implement a cross-company corporate sustainability strategy and roadmap
  • Identify related risks and opportunities for the company and its divisions
  • Collaborate across divisions to plan, manage and implement aligned programs, initiatives and policies
  • Responsible for sustainability reporting; standard alignment, review process, content gathering and data
  • Responsible for sustainability communications; plan, websites and messaging
  • Manage ESG ratings; build relationships with analysts, SME on methodologies, perform analysis and respond
  • Secure buy-in for the strategy across the company and present to the Board and senior management
  • Thought leader and SME for sustainability across the company

Your Impact:

Strategy and Communications

  • Thought leader in the development and management of the sustainability strategy (themes, goals, metrics, data) and roadmap
  • Develop strong relationships with key leaders and SMEs in each division, particularly in Single Family, Multifamily, Finance, Enterprise Risk

Management and Communications

  • Partner closely with the divisions to identify related risks and opportunities, and support or drive implementation of related initiatives (e.g. develop or modify business strategy/offerings, policy/procedures, research/analysis and business cases)
  • Partner with the corporate communications team to manage and develop the communications plan, internal and external messaging, website content and related materials/tools/events
  • Develop Board and senior management content and deliver presentations as applicable
  • Onboard, partner and manage third parties (e.g. consultancies, service providers) as applicable
  • Present and engage with divisions, seller/servicers, investors and other third parties as applicable
  • Research and understand related market trends and expectations, particularly for investors
  • Ad hoc travel to engage with partners, investors and participate in conferences and industry events

Reporting and Ratings

  • Lead the ESG Reporting team; manage the end-to-end schedule, review process, tools and resources
  • Build strong relationships with ESG rating agencies; analyze reports to inform strategy and roadmap, prepare and provide responses, understand methodologies, communicate insights to others
  • Identify reporting data needs aligned to industry expectations, procure data and improve data quality
  • Provide SME input to business divisions in developing related reporting to ensure alignment with corporate-level

sustainability reporting

  • Monitor ESG ratings and sustainability components of credit rating agency ratings

Qualifications

  • 8+ years of related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Master’s degree or equivalent years of experience is a plus
  • Proven ability to lead, plan and implement sustainability strategies, reporting and initiatives
  • Proven ability to build relationships, partner with multi-functional teams and influence others
  • Experience implementing and aligning to SASB, GRI and TCFD
  • Experience with ESG rating agencies and data providers
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiar with ICMA Green/Social/Sustainability Bond Principles is a plus
  • Experience at an ESG market leader is a plus
  • Familiar with sustainability strategies, market trends, investor focus areas and organizations are a plus
  • Experience developing content and presenting to the Board and senior management is a plus
  • Experience working with suppliers and others in the value chain outside of the company is a plus
  • Familiar with UN SDGs/PRI/EP and EU NFRD/EeMAP is a plus
  • Experience or familiarity with Freddie Mac (e.g. mission, businesses and capital markets execution) or GSEs is a plus
  • Experience or familiarity with housing, finance or insurance industries is a plus

Keys to Success in this Role

  • Positive attitude, creative problem solver, self-driven and team player on a lean team
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and can adapt quickly to connect with different stakeholders
  • Ability to influence others

To Apply

Please visit the Freddie Mac careers website.