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The Climate Reality Project is a nonprofit organization founded by former US Vice President Al Gore. Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every sector of society. 

At The Climate Reality Project, we come to work every day to help solve the climate crisis. We do it by working from the ground up, empowering people and communities worldwide to fight for their future and together drive a just transition to clean energy.

We are committed to building a more just and equitable world, one where all voices are heard and respected regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or physical ability. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other historically marginalized communities. We encourage applicants to read our diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice statement on our website.

Position Summary

The Americas Regional Organizer is responsible for coordination and support of The Climate Reality Project’s international branches in Latin America, Brazil, and Canada. This position supports Climate Reality’s International Global Field team to enhance a communications workflow within the region, develop branch capacity, provide program and technical support, support Climate Reality Leader engagement, and manage relationships, grants, and day-to-day operations of Climate Reality’s three regional branches and branch programs for over 11,200 Climate Reality Leaders across the region.  The Americas Regional Organizer supports the International Field Team in managing multiple projects as well as building cohesive and sustainable global systems/communities to grow public support in addressing the climate crisis in your regions.

Currently reporting to the International Field Senior Manager, the Americas Regional Organizer has no direct reports but coordinates very closely with other Regional Organizers on the Global Field team.

The salary for the role is $58,199 .  This position will be based in Washington DC. 

Duties and Responsibilities

General

  • Co-lead annual branch grant strategy-setting process for the region, in close coordination with International Field Senior Manager and other global Regional Organizers
  • Build and maintain relationships with branches within the region and identify opportunities to strengthen collaboration, communication, and learning
  • Support branch programs and campaigns to achieve impact according to their annual strategies
  • Process, organize, and respond to or direct support requests from Climate Reality branches and international partners in the region
  • Support and contribute to the development of strong data management practices, program metrics, and analysis
  • Support the International Field Senior Manager and Campaigns and Field Senior Vice President with quarterly reports and periodic grant administration
  • Identify and develop region-specific impact stories, particularly identifying those stories that fit together into a larger global campaign narratives
  • Serve as the liaison between HQ and the regional branches, ensuring work is cohesive across      branches and HQ
  • Design curriculum to keep HQ staff informed about regional branch work, international climate policy, and regional implementations of global campaigns through presentations, quarterly report summaries, and other knowledge products as necessary
  • Lead efforts to foster branch cohesion, including taking point on monthly global community calls
  • Provide insight and thought leadership on Climate Reality global campaigns and policy work
  • Support branch integration within international trainings
  • Serve as point person for organizing region-specific content, facilitation, and logistics for virtual and/or in-person branch summits
  • Manage an International Field Team Intern as needed
  • Organize and attend branch strategy sessions
  • Plan and execute new ways of working on the Global Field team and HQ
  • Represent Global Field team and region on certain projects/campaigns
  • Research to stay up to date on international climate news
  • Attend other departments meetings
  • Support and contribute to the ongoing improvement of our operations and enrichment of our culture, for example by serving on ad hoc or ongoing work groups, assisting with the onboarding and training of colleagues, and participating in efforts to assess, refine, and strengthen our culture and practices
  • Other duties as assigned    


Required Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent organization skills and experience in organizing and prioritizing project sets based on substance, urgency, and capacity.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to tell a compelling story
  • Self-organized with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • English language fluency required; Linguistic proficiency in a regional language such as Spanish, French, or Portuguese is highly desired
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar data management systems
  • A dedication to solving the climate crisis
  • A sense of humor, passion for change, and an eye towards innovation    
  • Proficiency with Mac preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Travel occasionally to support international trainings and branch programs
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer required


Education and Experience

  • 4 years of equivalent related experience or bachelors; degree welcome.
  • Prefer 2-3 years of global NGO work experience but not required.
  • Lived experience in the cultures or diaspora of the Americas region a plus
  • Demonstrated knowledge of international issues and affairs, organizing communities, climate-change campaign tactics, and cultural diversity
  • Understanding of basic organizational monitoring, and evaluation methods


Organizational Competencies

The Climate Reality Project has adopted a competency-based approach to job definition, hiring, performance assessment, and professional development. The following are our seven organization-wide competencies and examples of how they manifest for this role.

  1. Teamwork and Collaboration: Builds and sustains productive working relationships with colleagues; actively listens to others and seeks to understand diverse perspectives; follows through on commitments.
  2. Flexibility and Adaptability: Demonstrates the ability to adapt to changing priorities and circumstances; takes initiative to solve problems, improve processes, and/or achieve outcomes; learns quickly when faced with new situations or systems.
  3. Written and Verbal Communication: Written communication is clear and concise; verbal communication is intentional and straightforward; provides timely and helpful information across the organization as needed; gives and receives constructive feedback in a thoughtful manner.
  4. Time and Project Management: Possesses a strong work ethic i.e., a sense of ownership over tasks, commitment to following things through, and a willingness to do what it takes to get the job done; manages multiple competing priorities, tasks, and projects effectively, appropriately seeking help from others when needed.
  5. Professional Development: Shows commitment and acts to continuously improve; connects with advocates, experts, mentors, and resources, and actively seeks new ways to grow and be challenged through internal and external training opportunities; accepts assignments that broaden capabilities.
  6. Climate Justice: Works to understand and achieve anti-racist principles to disrupt the systems of white supremacy, privilege, classism, sexism, and racism; seeks to understand how systemic racism and environmental injustice impact individuals and frontline and fenceline communities; works to promote a welcoming and inclusive environment in Climate Reality spaces (workplace, events, trainings, and other convenings).
  7. Climate Reality Mission and Focus: Is passionate about Climate Reality's role and mission and can act as a Climate Reality ambassador to a diverse set of audiences    


Role-Specific Competencies

In addition to organization-wide competencies, each role has its own competencies. Below are examples of how each competency manifests in this role.

  1. Cultural Awareness: Demonstrates awareness of cultural diversity with a lens on equity and justice; possesses the ability to work effectively with diverse groups, such as organizations, coalitions, and volunteers; works with communities to cultivate issue knowledge and advocacy.
  2. Technology and Data Systems: Manages internal electronic document storage effectively, including for the purposes of supporting program metrics and analysis; uses Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and CRM software (e.g., Salesforce) proficiently; recommends new and improved options for grant evaluation.
  3. Interpersonal Skills: Is communicative, persuasive, patient, conscientious, empathetic, and polite to Climate Reality colleagues and the general public over email, phone, and in-person; collaborates with internal staff and external agencies and consultants.
  4. Leadership and Management: Works across departments or teams to foster organizational health and relationship-building.
 

How to Apply

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Climate Reality, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in this job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. Please send a cover letter and resume to hiring@climatereality.com

The Climate Reality Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.