Technical Project Manager

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.

About SASB & The SASB Foundation

SASB’s mission is to help businesses around the world identify, manage and report on the sustainability topics that matter most to their investors. SASB is changing the way investors, corporations and the public think about financially material sustainability factors. With SASB standards, companies can benefit from greater transparency, better risk management, and improved long-term performance while providing investors a more accurate picture of their sustainability performance.

The SASB Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit responsible for the funding and oversight of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). The SASB Foundation supports the work of SASB and provides education and resources that advance the use of SASB standards and the field of sustainability accounting.

We are a dynamic, fast-growing organization that has raised over $40 million in funding, garnered over 11,500 media mentions, and released sustainability accounting standards that have been downloaded over 180,000 times. We develop products, resources and education programs to support the adoption and use of our sustainability accounting standards and are funded by a mix of earned income and grants. We have a talented staff and executive team, with our work overseen by two high-profile boards, drawing members from the FASB, the SEC and the Big 4 accounting firms, major asset owners and asset managers, companies, and academia. Our work is supported by major institutions and forward-thinking individuals, including Chairman Emeritus Michael Bloomberg.

Are you right for our mission and this role? Please make your case in your cover letter.


Job Summary

The Technical Project Manager will be part of SASB’s Technology Team, playing an integral role in helping build applications that are necessary for supporting the SASB mission. Working with the Technology Team, the Technical Project Manager will be responsible for managing the existing application portfolio, implementing the future roadmap for these applications, as well as building any new applications or API-based integrations as needed. In the past two years, SASB has utilized machine learning to analyze public company filings. You are excited by the opportunity to carry forward this and other current initiatives.

You are a roll-up-the-sleeves kind of person that is serious about ensuring systems are designed to help people find information faster and provide improved insights. You like jumping in and solving issues when you see a problem. You love integrating systems to improve processes. Switching between programming and project management comes naturally to you.

If you are passionate about sustainability and have a strong desire to make a difference in the world of sustainability disclosures, we want to hear from you.


REPORTS TO:  Director of Technology


Areas of Responsibility

  • Technical ownership of key internal applications
  • Collaborate with internal SASB teams in defining and scoping requirements
  • Design, develop and roll out solutions
  • Work with external machine learning resources to carry forward current and new initiatives
  • Manage project timelines and take ownership of project delivery
  • Work with vendors and/or contractors as needed


Desired Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or related field
  • 1 – 3 years’ professional engineering experience
  • Experience with web development using Java & Node.js
  • Experience with Python – scikit-learn is a plus
  • Experience with relational databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL
  • Experience in managing data and taxonomy
  • Solid understanding of HTML5, XML, JSON, JavaScript, jQuery and CSS
  • Experience with Agile development
  • Experience architecting and consuming API
  • Strong project management and vendor management skills
  • Dexterity to switch between programming and project management as needed
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working collaboratively with a team
  • Flexibility and willingness to work in a fast-moving start-up like culture
  • US work permit required


Special ADA Requirements

SASB is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate against applicants or employees with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

  • For the purposes of ADA, the “Essential Duties and Responsibilities” and “Qualifications” are essential job functions.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment, with typical office noise, equipment, and with staff tending to other business transactions.
  • Both standing and sitting are required for extended periods of time, with majority of work of the job done sitting.  Approximately three-quarters of the time performing job duties is spent using a computer keyboard.
  • Various types of office equipment/supplies are used to accomplish the job requirements and include, but are not limited to phones, computers, pens, pencils, calculators, computer keyboards, telephone, printers, etc.
  • May be required to drive personal or rented auto to other work sites for meetings, conferences, etc.


Location & Logistics

This is a full-time position with benefits, located in San Francisco, CA.
US work authorization required. SASB will not sponsor applicants for work visas.



Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to, with the email subject as “Technical Project Manager”