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    The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former US Vice President Al Gore, is dedicated to leading a global cultural movement demanding immediate action on the climate crisis by using cutting-edge communications and grassroots strategies to educate the public about the urgency and solvability of the climate crisis.

    JOBS
    SVP of Diversity and Justice
    Director of Information Systems and Technology
    Regional Organizer: Southwest and Rocky Mountain Region
    Advancement Associate

    Jobs

    SVP of Diversity and Justice

    About The Climate Reality Project

    OUR MISSION IS TO CATALYZE A GLOBAL SOLUTION TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS BY MAKING URGENT ACTION A NECESSITY ACROSS EVERY SECTOR OF SOCIETY.

    In 2006, Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore got the world talking about the climate crisis with the Academy Award-winning film An Inconvenient Truth. Later that year, he founded The Climate Reality Project to take this conversation forward and turn awareness into action all across the Earth.

    Today, Climate Reality is a diverse group of passionate individuals who have come together to solve the greatest challenge of our time. We are activists, cultural leaders, organizers, scientists, and storytellers from around the world, all committed to building a sustainable future together. Our signature activist program, the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, has trained over 31,000 people worldwide on climate science, communications, and organizing since 2006. The result is a global network of activists leading the fight for climate solutions through branch offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, the Philippines, and South Africa and 140 local chapters across the US. Alongside these on-the-ground efforts, our dynamic communications initiatives connect climate and behavioral science with the emotional power of well-told stories, bringing climate change to online audiences everywhere.

    Climate Reality is headquartered in Washington, DC with approximately 80 staff.

    The Opportunity

    Climate Reality is committed to infusing the framework and values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) into its internal and external work, ensuring that all aspects of the organization, from human resources to programming and outreach reflect these values. In order to achieve these goals, Climate Reality is seeking an SVP of Diversity and Justice, for a new, executive level role that will develop and implement DEIJ strategies and practices across the organization and in all aspects of its work.

    The creation of this role reflects Climate Reality’s ongoing commitment to ensuring that policies and practices across the organization are fully aligned with DEIJ principles and values, and that all team members have the knowledge and skills required to approach their internal and external work with a climate justice lens.

    The SVP of Diversity and Justice will be a member of the Executive Leadership Team reporting to the President. They will oversee a dedicated budget and have the potential for growing a team over time. The SVP’s duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Leading an inclusive, collaborative design process that results in a framework for Climate Reality’s DEIJ initiatives internally and in Climate Reality’s external-facing programmatic work
    • Establishing and communicating key institutional DEIJ and climate justice goals and metrics and providing regular, transparent reporting on progress toward those goals and metrics
    • Advising the President and senior leaders on DEIJ-related issues and providing guidance and advice for Executive Leadership Team members’ work as equity-focused managers, including participating in Board meetings as needed
    • Collaborating with Climate Reality’s HR team to help deepen and strengthen an inclusive and diverse internal culture and reinforce principles of diversity and inclusion in hiring and workplace conditions
    • Working across the organization at all levels and within all departments to ensure that the objectives and underlying values of Climate Reality’s DEIJ and climate justice work are clear, communicated, understood by all stakeholders, and are reflected substantively in culture and programs
    • Promoting accountability throughout staff for engaging in genuine, effective DEIJ-related conversations and initiatives and providing guidance and support in implementing DEIJ and climate justice goals including partnering with the communications teams to ensure that external communications reflect these same values and practices
    • Identifying institutional barriers to DEIJ and climate justice efforts and working with leadership to remove those barriers to ensure full and equitable participation for existing and future team members
    • Communicating and collaborating with existing internal groups and initiatives, including the staff-led DEIJ Forum, the Unpacking Whiteness group, and the Black Affinity group among others to ensure clarity of purpose, efficacy, and coordination across efforts
    • Coordinating with external community partners and other stakeholders when needed, applying DEIJ knowledge and climate justice experience and collaborating with team members to advance the organization’s environmental and climate justice goals across all of its programs and initiatives

    Candidate Profile

    The SVP of Diversity and Justice will bring deep expertise around DEIJ practices and principles and experience leading large-scale culture change. The candidate will be an exceptional strategist, communicator, and facilitator who can create a vision, a road map for achieving that vision, and the collective buy-in and accountability required to achieve organizational change. It would be helpful for candidates to bring an understanding of environment/climate justice and Climate Reality’s programmatic areas of focus.

    With the understanding that no one candidate will offer every desired skill and characteristics outlined below, ideal candidates will offer much of the following:

    DEIJ and Leadership Expertise

    • A track record of extensive leadership in advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, including race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability analyses and commitments, as well as experience successfully leading the integration of DEIJ throughout organizational policies, practices, management, and culture
    • Experience and understanding of leadership in a multiracial, multigenerational setting and the ability to coach others to be inclusive leaders
    • Willingness and comfort to engage with team members at all levels to help build best practices in an inclusive, equitable, and just way
    • Experience with building learning and development systems and initiatives that support and advance DEIJ values and principles
    • Ability to advance DEIJ goals externally, with strategic partners and within programs, and convey this aspect of the organization’s work with donors, partners, and others Strategic Vision and Leadership
    • Proven experience in a senior leadership position in the field of DEIJ, including successfully developing and implementing strategic plans, establishing metrics, and measuring progress
    • Strategic visionary leader with experience aligning a team towards a common vision through influence (rather than explicit authority) and collaboration
    • Proven ability to translate strategic thinking about complex challenges and organizational gaps into executable plans to deliver on strategic imperatives and solve problems large and small, and measure progress toward goals
    • An emotionally intelligent, results-driven leader who can inspire team members at all levels, collaborate across departments, and provide feedback and coaching to support the achievement of complex goals

    Change Management Skills

    • Demonstrated experience in significant change management processes that require building buy-in and leading across a wide range of stakeholders
    • Keen understanding of how to lead organizational change, empower people, influence colleagues and decision making, and work across departments in a complex organization
    • A strong background of managing change throughout a distributed system of entities and teams is preferred
    • The ability to drive change internally as well as externally, with partners and others in the field
    • Experience managing multifaceted projects, including the ability to use benchmarking and data metrics to drive organizational change and accountability
    • Aptitude to take risks, see opportunities, and pivot when necessary Communications and Relationship Building
    • Thoughtful and patient communicator who will strengthen Climate Reality’s efforts to establish shared norms, vocabulary, and practices around DEIJ and climate justice
    • Empathic and solutions-oriented approach to guiding difficult conversations and addressing interpersonal issues and helping others gain the skills to do so as well
    • Ability to inspire and influence internally and externally with diplomacy, passion, and gravitas
    • Highly skilled communicator, written and verbal — both individually and in large audience or public communications
    • Ability to build trust through transparency, consistency, and accessibility Compensation & Benefits

    The compensation range for the SVP of Diversity and Justice role is $185,000 – 220,000.

    Molly Brennan and Turner Delano of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role please submit your materials here email Molly and Turner directly at climaterealitysvpsearch@koyapartners.com. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

    The Climate Reality Project is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants.

    Director of Information Systems and Technology

    Reports To:  Senior Vice President, Operations

    Direct Reports: Systems Developer, Systems Tester and Trainer, Helpdesk/Administrative Specialist

    The Climate Reality Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded and chaired by former US Vice President Al Gore, is seeking an experienced Director of Information Systems and Technology.  This is a full-time salary exempt position.  Climate Reality’s mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every sector of society. As part of this effort, we work to elevate racial and environmental justice as central issues in the climate movement today.

    General Overview:  The Director of Information Systems and Technology oversees the organization’s technology infrastructure and operations, ensuring the staff of Climate Reality can successfully execute their advocacy-based work. This position manages a department and team of support staff and provides ongoing guidance to the team regarding IS and IT priorities and strategic direction. The Director is a member of the senior management team responsible for overseeing all technical aspects and integration of online platforms used by Climate Reality.  This position will work closely with internal departments to manage integration projects, ensure systems are meeting data collection needs, and the staff have the tools and technology they need to perform their roles.

    Our Washington, DC office is presently closed due to the COVID-19 health emergency. Therefore, we will accept remote applicants who work/reside in the following states: CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NC, NY, OR, PA, TN, and VA.   Relocation to the DC office may be required.

    Successful applicants must be at least 18 years of age and will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the United States.

    Duties and Responsibilities 

    Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Manage the strategy, design, implementation, and ongoing maintenance of Climate Reality’s information systems and technology infrastructure.
    • Manage a department of 3-4 staff, providing them with daily and long-term direction and prioritization.  Provide management oversight to ensure IS/Tech projects are delivered within appropriate budgets and timeframes.
    • Oversee integration of systems with organization’s CRM (Salesforce) and other platforms such as EveryAction, Phone2Action, Ringlead, Paragon, Form Titan, Reality Hub, Climate Action Now app. Work closely with the digital communications team to oversee the backend of the organization’s website.
    • Work closely with executive team and staff to ensure proper data tracking to measure programmatic results and ensure the ability to extract data needed for reporting to relevant teams and donors.
    • With systems developer, oversee design and development of custom forms for training applications, grant applications, and other forms. Oversee testing of the forms before going live.
    • Develop, manage, and maintain relationships and contracts with external vendors as needed.
    • Oversee the effective delivery and maintenance for integrations, outsourced technical projects, in-house development and configuration to verify organizational alignment.
    • Evaluate technology needs and make recommendations to decision makers. Research and recommend new tools, products, data gathering and analytics practices.
    • Direct security strategy for all supported domains, hardware and applications.
    • Oversee testing and training programs for all supported hardware and applications.
    • Oversee department staff who manage the helpdesk and daily administrative operations in the DC office including usage of Zoom, Box, Outlook, Apple computer equipment, printers, copier, preparing laptops for new employees, install upgrades and virus protection software, etc.
    • Manage department budget and project budget allocations.
    • Oversee IT infrastructure for Climate Reality Action Fund (c4) when needed.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    • Extensive hands-on experience in the design, development and implementation of information systems.
    • Ability to multi-task on several projects and collaborate with groups and partners of various technical skill levels to complete them on time and budget.
    • Strong project management skills with the ability to think strategically and work tactically.
    • Strong management and interpersonal skills.
    • Experience in technical aspects of nonprofit advocacy organization preferred.
    • Experience with Salesforce, EveryAction, and/or similar advocacy platforms and integration.
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively across teams, managing in all directions to complete projects.

    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.

    • HOW TO APPLY: Send a resume and cover letter to: ISTjobs@climatereality.com
    • BENEFITS: Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, 401K, etc.
    • SALARY RANGE: $120,000 - $135,000 annual salary
    • PREFERRED START DATE: August 1, 2021

    Regional Organizer: Southwest and Rocky Mountain Region

    Department: Engagement
    Reports To: Chapters Program Manager
    Direct Reports: This position does not manage other positions
    Salary: $50,000
    Preferred Start Date: June 1, 2021

    General Overview:  The Regional Organizer is responsible for supporting chapters across the southwest and Rocky Mountain region of the United States, working with Chapter Chairs and Leadership Committee members to provide resources, trainings, and dedicated support. This position will work closely with Chapters running or interested in running Climate Reality campaigns, build tools for them to use and amplify amongst their Chapter membership, help to train organizers, and generally act as a personal point of contact for engaged volunteers. As a representative of the Engagement team, this position also assists in efforts to meet strategic program and organizational goals through outreach and partnership-building with new constituencies, building strong relationships within this region. States served in this region include Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana.

    This is a remote position based in Colorado. Occasional travel to the Washington, DC office may be required when the office reopens post-pandemic.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Chapter Support (65%)

    Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Working with the Chapters team to recruit, onboard, and support new Climate Reality chapters.
    • Providing on-going support, follow up, and leadership development to chapters.
    • Conducting monthly one-on-one calls with chapter chairs to build lasting relationships with them as their point person on staff and helping to lead monthly national leadership calls.
    • Facilitating coalition spaces, meet-ups and retreats between regional chapters to foster peer learning, development, and state-level advocacy action.
    • Training Climate Reality chapters on campaigns and organizing skills through developing Chapter Training Series curriculum content and acting as a skill trainer for webinars and in-person training events.
    • Building organizational storytelling capacity by compiling chapter narratives, accomplishments, and photos to share with both internal and external audiences.
    • Adhering and contributing to strong data management practices and program metrics.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Campaign Support (35%)

    Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Serving as a resource for your chapters and the organization on regionally relevant issues and campaigns.
    • Building and maintaining regional partnerships and identify strategic coalition spaces for Climate Reality and our chapters to join.
    • Supporting chapters as they run Climate Reality campaigns, with support from the Campaign Strategist and Chapter Engagement Manager.
    • Supporting the creation and implementation of chapter-specific campaign plans by providing feedback on plans and coaching through prioritization of actions to create impact.
    • Tracking the progress of chapter-led campaigns and chapter development in coordination with the Chapters Team.
    • Adhering and contributing to strong data management practices and program metrics.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • 2+ years of organizing, campaign, advocacy or volunteer engagement experience.
    • Experience with federal, state, and/or local legislative advocacy helpful.
    • Strong organizational, written and verbal communications skills.
    • Experience and awareness of cultural diversity, ability to work effectively with a diverse group of organizations and volunteers.

    Preference for grassroots organizing experience with a focus on environmental/climate justice.

    CRM experience preferred.

    • Good time management and organization skills.
    • Solution oriented in the management of potential challenges
    • Capable of balancing multiple priorities effectively
    • Demonstrable strategic thinker and problem-solving acumen
    • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and committed to excellence
    • Capable of working well with a variety of personalities and leadership styles

    A dedication to solving the climate crisis.

    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.

    To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to engagementjobs@climatereality.com. Applications are due May 21, 2021.

    The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is offering a full-time, salary non-exempt position to work with the Advancement Department.

     

    Advancement Operations Associate

    Our Washington, DC office is presently closed due to the COVID-19 health emergency. Therefore, we will accept remote applicants who work/reside in the following states: CA, CO, DC, FL, IL, MA, MD, ME, NC, NY, OR, PA, TN, and VA.  

    Relocating to Washington, DC will be required when our Washington, DC office safely re-opens post-pandemic (exact timing TBD).

    Successful applicants must be at least 18 years of age and will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the United States.

    General Overview:  The Advancement Operations Associate is responsible for general administrative and database support for the Advancement department and the office of the President and CEO as it relates to all Advancement and fundraising activity.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Process all incoming gifts and prepare accurate acknowledgement letters.
    • Prepare written materials for meetings and events for the Chairman, President and CEO, and senior staff, including call sheets, research and vetting reports, and briefings.
    • Maintains donor database and ensure accurate record retention of donor-related documentation, including up to date and consistent management of the moves management and prospect pipeline.
    • Prepare grant memos, manage grant reporting calendar, deliverables, and shared folders with relevant departments.
    • Assist Director of Evaluation with grant proposals and reports, and prepare grant applications and writing LOIs.
    • Manage and execute all stewardship of current donors.
    • Assist team with prospect identification research, organizing and maintaining accurate and up to date research on current donors and newly identified prospects and foundations.
    • Act as key liaison between the Finance and Advancement departments, including but not limited to: prepare monthly and quarterly contribution reconciliations; manage the department budget; and assist where necessary during the annual audit review.
    • Process team invoices.
    • Maintain Advancement team meeting schedules as well as prepare agendas and meeting notes.
    • Maintain all files, records, and lists for the department, including but not limited to: the team calendar; grant reporting calendar; major donor and foundation prospect research; subscription lists; contribution trackers; and communication and task logging in Salesforce.
    • Assist with mailings, including complex mail merges, and annual year-end direct mail appeal.
    • Manage fundraising event logistics.
    • Answer general donor inquiries, as well as assist with coordination of chapter fundraising.
    • General administrative and clerical duties.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • 1-2 year of fundraising or development experience.
    • Commitment to solving the climate crisis.
    • Salesforce or CRM experience required.
    • Highly detailed-oriented and organized.
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
    • Experience using prospect research software and tools a plus.
    • Proven critical thinking skills.
    • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, and willingness to self-start.
    • Demonstrated good judgment and discretion.
    • Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
    • High proficiency in MS Office applications, especially MS Word and Excel.
    • Mac experience preferred.

    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.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Send a resume and cover letter to advancementjobs@climatereality.com

    BENEFITS

    Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, 401K, etc.

    SALARY RANGE:

    $50,000 - $60,000 annual salary

    PREFERRED START DATE:

    July 1, 2021

     

     

    Internship Q&A

    Q: Do you offer informational interviews?

    A: No, however if there is a particular department with which you would like an informational interview, you may contact them using the contact information found in the internship posting.

    Q: Does the intern program accept recent college/university graduates?

    A: Yes.

    Q: Does the intern program accept international applicants?

    A: Yes, but all applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. 

    Q: I'm interested in multiple internships at Climate Reality. Should I apply to each separately or can I send application materials once to cover all?

    A: Please apply to each separately, per the instructions in the posting.

    Q: I'm in / will be in a state (living or working or attending school) that is not listed on the internship posting. Am I able to still apply/why can I not apply for the internship?

    A: Due to COVID, the current internships are remote and we are only authorized to employee paid staff in those states wherein which we are registered.

    Q: Can I apply in advance / in anticipation of a future internship opening?

    A: Yes. However, we recommend applying only when vacancies are posted.

    Q: Is this a paid internship?

    A: Yes, for 2021 interns are paid $15.20/hour with a 30-hour maximum work week.

    Q: Can an internship be used to fulfill a requirement from my degree program, e.g., course credit?

    A: All internships for credit are subject to the requirements of your degree program.  Please let us know in your application if you would like to participate in an internship for course credit and include the applicable requirements of your degree program so that Climate Reality can confirm that it is able to meet the requirements.

    Q: Are work hours flexible for students, those working multiple jobs, or those with other special circumstances?

    A: Yes, work hours for interns are flexible, but shall not exceed 30 hours per week. Additionally, there may be times/days of the week that interns are required to be online. Unique scheduling requirements should be conveyed clearly.

    Q: I applied to an internship already. When will I hear back? / Should I expect to hear back?

    A: Thank you for applying! Due to the volume of applicants, we cannot respond to everyone. We will contact you if we require additional information or if you are selected as a candidate.

    Q: The application deadline has closed. Should I still apply?

    A: Thanks for your interest! If the deadline has closed, you will not be considered for that internship opening. Be on the lookout for the next internship opening to apply.

    Q: Do you have a timeframe when you typically get back to people with a decision? 

    A: Successful applicants will usually hear back no later than one month prior to the internship start date.

    Q: To whom should I address my cover letter?

    A: Cover letters may be addressed to the relevant department.