Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract.
As a company, we constantly challenge what’s possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations.
We operate development centers in Plymouth, Michigan; Southern California (Irvine, Carson & LA); Silicon Valley (San Jose and Palo Alto); Vancouver, British Columbia; and Surrey, England; as well as a manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois.
This position will help solve some of the most challenging and relevant environmental issues by influencing how Rivian approaches and inspires a mindset shift to maximize environmental and social impact in our communities.
·Utilize your big picture and systems thinking skills to design an internal and external engagement strategy related to sustainability, circularity, and carbon neutrality
·Influence how organizations (starting with Rivian) take action and inspire others to take sustainability efforts to the next level in order to maximize social impact
·Scope research, recruit participants, lead fieldwork, conduct interviews, lead synthesis, and communicate findings internally and externally
·Synthesize existing quantitative data that underlies the most robust research on carbon footprint and sustainability as related to communities, end users, and public opinion
·Engage your storytelling skills to connect sustainability projects and roadmaps to the broader Rivian sustainability narrative
·Collaborate with the Rivian Communications team to keep all employees engaged and informed
·Connect research themes to implementation by collaborating and integrating findings into roadmaps
·Inspire others by creating content to document and bring to life insights and impact themes
·Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
·A passion for sustainability and our environment
·5+ years related experience in systems design (big picture thinking), user research, and inspiring action
·Ability to succeed and thrive as a “team of one” while collaborating with internal, science-based environmental experts and leveraging designers working in other areas of the organization
·Ability to shape and lead strategic, systems thinking based upon insights gathered through research
·Ability to identify “next steps” independently and execute on a plan with significant autonomy
·Experience driving change within a dynamic and quickly growing organization
·Exceptional communication and storytelling skills; fluency and confidence in inspiring teammates and partners with user-driven rationale through a variety of mediums: in-person events, virtual settings, digitally (Figma, PPT, etc.) or in writing
·Experience using technology and digital methods to uncover needs (e.g.: experience conducting online ethnography and implementing remote user studies
·Ability to consider the bigger picture and possess the willingness to get into the specifics when needed
·Strong interpersonal skills, resiliency, and ability to transition quickly from key influencer to confident decision maker
·Ability to have impactful conversations that educate stakeholders and influence cross-functional teams
·Highly motivated self-starter and constructive team-player with the ability to work efficiently, exercising a balance between research rigor and speed
Rivian is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Rivian is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Rivian are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Rivian will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Rivian encourages applicants of all ages.
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