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Sustainable Finance - Project Manager

About the job

At U.S. Bank, we’re on a journey to do our best. Helping the customers and businesses we serve to make better and smarter financial decisions and enabling the communities we support to grow and succeed. We believe it takes all of us to bring our shared ambition to life, and each person is unique in their potential. A career with U.S. Bank gives you a wide, ever-growing range of opportunities to discover what makes you thrive at every stage of your career. Try new things, learn new skills and discover what you excel at—all from Day One.

Job Description

U.S. Bank is looking for a new Sustainable Finance Project Manager (PM) to join our new and growing Sustainable Finance Team. The PM will report to the Managing Director of Sustainable Finance.

The enterprise Sustainable Finance Team is a new bank-wide function responsible for driving progress and accountability for the enterprise Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) commercial strategy and roadmap. The team will bring specialized expertise to support and enable U.S. Bank lines of business to capture ESG business opportunity, working alongside business leaders from around the bank to mobilize capital towards ESG commitments and meet client ESG needs.

The Sustainable Finance Team will drive successful implementation of the enterprise ESG commercial strategy, support and enable lines of business to integrate ESG into their business strategy, and have the following four areas of focus: 1) Technical expertise, consulting and advising; 2) Cross business line support; 3) Sustainable finance frameworks and taxonomies; 4) Strategy and governance:

The Sustainable Finance Project Manager is a critical role, providing coordination and administrative support to the Managing Director of Sustainable Finance. The PM will help support strategic business planning and execution as we continue to increase our sustainable finance growth year over year. This is a fast-paced, think-on-your-feet position, requiring day-to-day business management and administrative coordination, as well as key interdepartmental collaboration.


  • Oversee the administration of sustainable finance initiatives from development through successful execution under the guidance of leadership and business lines sustainability heads
  • Assist the executive team members in determining and prioritizing initiates and goals based on their schedules
  • Assist and communicate with executives in decision-making, program management, and initiative implementation
  • Improve current processes and coordinate organizational procedures for optimized efficiency and productivity
    Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Oversee daily operations through performing an array of tasks from developing and maintaining SMART internal tracking models for sustainable finance enterprise goals, preparing and disseminating internal executive materials, and creating standard operating procedures and processes
  • Work with Managing Director of Sustainable Finance to deliver, monitor, and communicate progress on key organizational metrics (SMART) aligned the bank’s sustainable finance goals and 3-year roadmap
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to head of Sustainable Finance on administrative/business management matters, handling inquiries and developing action plans to address them, and assisting with the preparation and dissemination of cross-functional communications
  • Improve current processes and coordinate organizational procedures for optimized efficiency and productivity
  • Support head of Sustainable Finance in the management and administration of the Sustainable Finance Steering Council, including minute taking, executive presentations and agenda setting

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree, or equivalent work experience
  • 10 or more years of experience in project management activities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven success in a project coordination role
  • Experience planning and leading strategic initiatives
  • Experience in a an ESG/sustainability-focused role in the financial services sector
  • Proficiency with excel and data analysis
  • Proven experience organizing and directing multiple teams and departments
  • Excellent communicator in written and verbal form with a strong focus on interdepartmental communication
  • Extremely versatile, dedicated to efficient productivity
  • Experience with budget management
  • Consulting experience with a focus on operations management
  • Proven success in a project coordination role
  • Nimble business mind with a focus on developing creative solutions
  • Strong project reporting skills, with a focus on interdepartmental communication
    U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation, the tax credit and community development division of U.S. Bank, believes all people have a right to the possibilities that comes with living in a safe and vibrant community. The financing USBCDC provides for affordable housing, economic development, and renewable energy projects have a lasting social and environmental impact in communities. Visit USBCDC on the web to find out more at www.usbank.com/cdc.

If there’s anything we can do to accommodate a disability during any portion of the application or hiring process, please refer to our disability accommodations for applicants.

Learn how the way we work at U.S. Bank drives meaningful relationships with our customers and collaboration across the company.


Our approach to benefits and total rewards considers our team members’ whole selves and what may be needed to thrive in and outside work. That's why our benefits are designed to help you and your family boost your health, protect your financial security and give you peace of mind. Our benefits include the following (some may vary based on role, location or hours):

  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision)
  • Basic term and optional term life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Pregnancy disability and parental leave
  • 401(k) and employer-funded retirement plan
  • Paid vacation (from two to five weeks depending on salary grade and tenure)
  • Up to 11 paid holiday opportunities
  • Adoption assistance
  • Sick and Safe Leave accruals of one hour for every 30 worked, up to 80 hours per calendar year unless otherwise provided by law

EEO is the Law

U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors. Applicants can learn more about the company’s status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal KNOW YOUR RIGHTS EEO poster.


U.S. Bank participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program in all facilities located in the United States and certain U.S. territories. The E-Verify program is an Internet-based employment eligibility verification system operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Learn more about the E-Verify program.

The salary range reflects figures based on the primary location, which is listed first. The actual range for the role may differ based on the location of the role. In addition to salary, US Bank offers a comprehensive benefits package, including incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase 401k contribution and pension (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Pay Range: $111,010.00 - $130,600.00 - $143,660.00

U.S. Bank will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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Location: San Francisco, CA, US
Company: U.S. Bank

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