Senior Director, ESG

Remote (United States)

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The Senior Director, ESG reports to the Chief Legal Officer, Head of Corporate Affairs and Corporate Secretary, and is responsible for creating, maintaining and reporting on GitLab’s Environmental & Social Governance (ESG), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability policies and initiatives.

Job Grade

The Senior Director, ESG is a grade 11.


  • Establish best-in-class strategy and operating plan with regards to GitLab ESG, CSR and sustainability initiatives
  • Identify and prioritize sustainability and social issues; setting goals that support alignment and integration of the ESG, CSR and sustainability vision into overall corporate strategy
  • Develop measurement policies and implement governance processes and disclosure controls to ensure completeness and accuracy of ESG, CSR and sustainability reporting
  • Publicly report GitLab Inc.’s ESG, CSR and sustainability initiatives and measures
  • Lead strong collaboration with key global business stakeholders to influence positive outcomes with respect to ESG, CSR and sustainability initiatives and measures
  • Develop budget with respect to ESG, CSR and sustainability initiatives
  • Analyze regulatory requirements, regulations, business trends and industry benchmarking to enable GitLab to achieve and maintain a leadership position with respect to ESG, CSR and sustainability initiatives
  • Represent GitLab externally at sustainability & social impact leadership events and speaking engagements
  • Increase global awareness and impact with respect to GitLab’s ESG, CSR and sustainability initiatives
  • Design an ESG program that is focused on impact and tangible, repeatable results that demonstrate return on investment
  • Embrace iteration to make program changes quickly based on feedback and lessons learned
  • Create the most transparent public company ESG program


  • 6+ years validated experience in sustainability, ESG, CSR or relevant roles
  • Extensive knowledge of global sustainability, ESG and CSR standard methodologies and trends
  • Shown success in the development and execution of successful sustainability strategies
  • Outstanding cross-functional partnership skills, with a confirmed ability to identify, initiate and lead efforts with both internal and external teams
  • Enthusiastic self-starter; equally comfortable operating at the micro and macro levels with the innate ability to know which level is needed at what time
  • Passionate about ESG and CSR and the ability to translate that passion into action
  • Experience with establishing and managing an operating budget
  • Background with hyper-growth organizations, and proven ability to adapt and learn things quickly
  • An effective communicator with the ability to use “plain English” and to escalate, stay coordinated, provide feedback, and ask for help
  • Strong operational mindset with ability to prioritize projects and demands
  • Embrace GitLab Values of CollaborationResultsEfficiencyDiversity, Inclusion & BelongingIteration, and Transparency

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