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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
    Director of Information Systems and Technology
    Community Manager
    People and Human Resources Assistant
    Prospect Research Manager
    Regional Organizer – Petrochemicals and Pollution
    Social Media Manager
    Social Media Coordinator
    Southeastern Climate Justice Organizer
    Staff Accountant
    Youth Engagement Program Coordinator  

    Jobs

    Director of Information Systems and Technology

    Department: Information Systems and Technology (IST)
    Reports To: SVP Operations
    Direct Reports: This position has direct reports
    Salary: $150,000 annual salary

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

    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, 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.

    Position Summary

    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.

    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.
    • Analyze IT infrastructure and systems performance to assess operating and logistics costs.
    • 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 systems 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.
    • Prepare budget, strategy and status reports for executive leadership.
    • Oversee IT infrastructure for Climate Reality Action Fund (c4) when needed.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications and Education Requirements

    • 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.  Attention to detail key.  
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • PREFERRED START DATE: October 1, 2021

    Community Manager

    Reports To: Engagement Director
    Direct Reports: Community Coordinator
    Salary: $65,000-$70,000

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

    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, MD, ME, NC, NY, OR, PA, TN, and VA.   

    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 Community Manager is responsible for managing an exclusive, proprietary, worldwide social networking platform called Reality Hub and utilizing its community by empowering a global network of trained Climate Reality Leader volunteers to engage in meaningful climate action.

    Duties and Responsibilities

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

    • Project managing the online community platform Reality Hub, including:
    • Vendor management to ensure the platform run with little-to-no downtime
    • Planning and building new functionality as needed with the developer, with insight from the Community Coordinator
    • Using CSS and HTML to create new features that improve the visual appeal and functionality of Reality Hub
    • Database administration using best practices to ensure data integrity inside Reality Hub and in a Salesforce contact database, to include but not be limited to:
    • Using Excel and Excel macros to extract, clean, and transfer volunteer-logged action data from Reality Hub to Salesforce
    • Maintaining spreadsheets to track and execute volunteer engagement efforts and Acts of Leadership
    • Before each Climate Reality Leader training event, creating new community groups and content in addition to processing new volunteer accounts in large batches
    • Maintaining critical “action workflows” on the backend of the Reality Hub platform with the help of the developer
    • Monitoring Salesforce for data discrepancies and, when necessary, performing data corrections and providing necessary parties with corrected records for updating in Salesforce 
    • Acting as the primary substantive liaison for Climate Reality Leaders through Reality Hub, to include but not be limited to:
    • Representing Climate Reality by responding to questions in the community inbox, forums, and comment sections
    • Overseeing communication and data processes related to Reality Hub, including community event postings, event requests, and volunteer recognition 
    • Identifying outstanding climate action being reported through Reality Hub for recognition 
    • Creating and implementing organizational policies and processes for Reality Hub.

    Responsibilities associated with leading the transition to a new community platform for Climate Reality Leaders, to include but not be limited to:

    • Evaluating the current and future needs of Climate Reality Leaders and, in accordance with engagement and organizational strategies, selecting a platform that will facilitate Climate Reality Leader mobilization, communication, and growth
    • Providing relationship management and leading communications between Climate Reality Project teams and account managers for the new iteration of Reality Hub
    • In collaboration with Engagement Director, drafting a timeline and transition plan in accordance with engagement and organizational strategies
    • In collaboration with members of the Engagement and Evaluation Teams, drafting a strategy for data identification, extraction, and processing, along with a process for renaming and reformatting Acts of Leadership
    • Performing stocktaking to determine relevant resources for transfer from Reality Hub to the new iteration of Climate Reality’s community platform
    • Restructuring groups within the new iteration of Reality Hub and performing data evaluations to segment Climate Reality Leaders into relevant groups
    • Providing quality control for data and account transfers from Reality Hub to its new iteration
    • Monitoring and evaluating the new iteration of Reality Hub to glean Climate Leader feedback and rectify bugs or inconsistencies
    • Coordinating and creating content and updates for the platform’s blog and forums.
    • Proactively updating Reality Hub’s resource library.
    • Managing and updating a climate justice and environmental justice resource library
    • Helping event attendees activate and troubleshoot their new Reality Hub accounts at Climate Reality Leadership Corps training events, supporting the promotion of the platform throughout the training events.
    • Prior to virtual trainings, working with the Special Projects team to strategize ways in which Reality Hub can be used as a tool for networking, information dissemination, and resource provision for trainees before and during the training
    • Drafting engagement strategies and timelines within trainee groups during virtual trainings
    • Providing direction for and delegating responsibilities to the Community Coordinator
    • Developing metrics and reporting structures on content engagement, resource use, and other metric parameters as they relate to the way Climate Reality Leaders are using Reality Hub for the Engagement department and larger organization.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Strong organizational, written, and verbal communications skills
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, with experience managing, analyzing, and presenting data
    • Ability to manage deadlines and multi-task
    • Experience and awareness of cultural diversity, ability to work effectively with a diverse group of organizations and volunteers
    • Experience using Salesforce or another CRM preferred
    • A dedication to solving the climate crisis
    • Customer service experience a plus

    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: engagementjobs@climatereality.com.  

    Job title and applicant name must be included in the subject line of email application to be considered.

    DEADLINE: September 20, 2021
    BENEFITS: Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, 401K, etc.
    PREFERRED START DATE: ASAP

    People and Human Resources Assistant

    Department: People and Culture
    Reports To: Director of People
    Direct Reports: This position does not manager others
    Salary:  $50,000

    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 People and Culture Department.

    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, 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 People and Human Resources Assistant works closely with the People and Human Resources Manager and the Director of People to coordinate and support human resources activities. The HR team stewards culture, talent and organizational effectiveness.  This position requires a high level of organization, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in order to meet deadlines.  Whether we are recruiting team members, developing talent, refining core programs, or curating culture, we care passionately about our people.

    Duties and Responsibilities

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

    Payroll

    • Manage and maintain all personnel records and required documents in compliance with local, state and federal laws, as well as internal record retention policies, including the employee database with the ADP WFN system
    • Key new employee data into the ADP Workforce Now portal
    • Train new hires on how to use the ADP Workforce Now platform
    • Maintain payroll recordkeeping by loading pay period reports into the companies shared drive
    • Proactively manage timecard deadlines, ensuring accuracy and required approvals
    • Liaison for all state and local agencies related to employee state withholding, local taxes, SUI and unemployment filings
    • Manage ACA vendor for annual compliance with ACA reporting and timely distribution and filing of forms 1095
    • Manage the annual W2 filing, administration and distribution
    • Assist People and Human Resources Manager and the Finance Department by generating and providing ad-hoc reports for the annual audit, and as requested
    • Keep abreast with all federal, state and local requirements related to tax filing, COVID-19 policies and mandates, and general payroll trends

    Benefits

    • Help administer Flexible Spending Accounts, Retirement Plan, COBRA, health and life insurance, and transit subsidy program
    • Process accurate and timely reconciliation and payment of monthly medical, dental, vision and life insurance policy invoices
    • Act as point of contact to staff for any payroll and/or benefits related questions including managing the benefits@ mailbox on a daily basis

    Respond to employee’s benefit questions in a timely manner, to include assisting with resolution of problems regarding access to or payment of benefits, assisting employees with paperwork related to filing medical claims, and processes enrollment forms and change requests

    • Assist with communication of benefit programs changes and updates
    • Maintain accurate and up to date benefits information on the employee shared drive
    • Ensure all payroll training materials are up to date and stored on the shared drive

    Performance Management

    • Schedule and coordinate new employee orientations
    • Partner with the People and Human Resources Manager to ensure new hires have a clear understanding of all policies and procedures in the employee handbook, and where to go for questions
    • Assist in the management of the Intern-Mentor program, including managing the internships@ mailbox and applications
    • Manage the Fun Department, which helps to create company social events which includes maintaining a calendar of key dates, employee anniversaries, milestones etc. in order to celebrate employees

    General

    • Update and maintain organizational chart
    • Update and maintain the company contact list
    • Distribute, track, and file all employment paperwork, ensuring new hire compliance
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 1-3 years of multi-jurisdictional payroll processing experience, preferably on the ADP platform
    • 1-3 years of benefits administration/coordination experience
    • Passion for learning and developing HR functions
    • Basic knowledge of HR laws and regulations
    • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
    • Exemplary attention to detail
    • Ability to multi-task and shift priorities as needed
    • Self-motivated
    • Proven critical thinking skills, ability to analyze and interpret data
    • Creative thinker able to see big picture
    • Demonstrated client/customer service focus
    • Discretion regarding sensitive employee and company information
    • Proficiency in MS Office, especially Excel and Word
    • Familiarity with Mac preferred but not required

    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: Farooq Salahuddin at Farooq.salahuddin@climatereality.com
    BENEFITS: Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, 401K, etc.
    SALARY RANGE: $50,000 annual salary
    PREFERRED START DATE: September 13th, 2021

    Prospect Research Manager

    Department: Advancement
    Reports To: Director of Advancement
    Direct Reports: This position does not manage others
    Salary Range: $60,000-$75,000
    Classification: Full Time, Salary Exempt
    Location: Washington, DC or Remote

    General Overview:  The Climate Reality Project is seeking an experienced prospect researcher to expand the organization’s fundraising efforts and provide critical support to the Advancement Department. The Prospect Research Manager will design and execute the department’s prospect research strategy and analytics, including pipeline development and portfolio management, as well as provide strategic direction to senior management on prospective donors with major gift capacity. This is a unique opportunity to take ownership of a prospect research program, while working independently and collaboratively with a small fundraising team.

    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, MD, ME, NC, NY, OR, PA, TN, and VA. 

    Duties and Responsibilities

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

    • Designs, plans, and executes organization’s prospect research strategy.
    • Formulates data analytics tools and practices to proactively identify new prospects for prospect pipeline, patterns and trends in prospect pool, and strategic recommendations to gift offices and leadership.
    • Conducts in-depth research on current and prospective individual donors and foundations for significant financial impact, utilizing wealth and propensity screenings, relationship mapping science tools, public records, and other sources. Actively identifies new tools and processes.
    • Directs and leads research workflow and scope of work of research team members, including Advancement Operations Associate and prospect research consultant.
    • Synthesizes research to develop concise and thorough research reports, profiles, briefing documents, and recommendations for President & CEO, Chairman, board members, and gift officers.
    • Fulfills timely research requests for leadership as requested.
    • Implements and executes progressive pipeline moves management, as well as portfolio development, optimization, and maintenance to ensure refined, focused, and balanced portfolios for gift officers.   
    • Plans, organizes, and participates in regular prospect review meetings, providing key donor insights and strategy to gift officers, and advising on plans for engagement and solicitation.
    • Manages and maintains Salesforce reports, dashboards, tracking systems and lists to monitor fundraising performance, prospect analysis, and portfolio upkeep (including assigning and monitoring engagement and cultivation tasks).
    • Utilizes database to search and identify underdeveloped or overlooked donors.
    • Become familiar and well-versed in current supporters and their background, and proactively share up to date information, current events, and opportunities with gift officers and leadership.
    • Actively identify and qualify institutional giving prospects and opportunities.
    • Prioritizes and ensures data accuracy and integrity of donor information in Salesforce, including regular upkeep of information.
    • Uphold organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion by identifying areas to increase diversity of prospect and donor pool.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Commitment to Climate Reality’s mission and values, and the principles of diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion
    • 2-3 years’ experience in a prospect research field
    • Demonstrated ability to synthesize large amounts of information into digestible and accessible information for leadership and fundraisers
    • Innate curiosity
    • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and develop proactive prospecting methodologies
    • Track record of utilizing data analytics in a CRM, Salesforce preferred
    • Ability to think strategically, take initiative, and use sound judgement
    • Ability to work independently with a small fundraising team and remain flexible
    • A self-starter
    • Experience and advanced understanding of research tools and software, iWave preferred
    • Knowledge of APRA’s Body of Knowledge a plus
    • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
    • Optimistic and positive attitude a must
    • Ability to work in high-visibility and fast-paced environment

    Please send cover letter and resume to advancementjobs@climatereality.com, with ‘Prospect Research Manager’ in the subject line.

    REGIONAL ORGANIZER – PETROCHEMICALS AND POLLUTION

    Department: Engagement

    Reports To: Engagement Campaign Strategist

    Direct Reports: This position does not manage other positions

    Salary: $50,000

    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 Engagement Department. The Regional Organizer for Petrochemicals and Pollution will play an integral role in supporting the regional buildout of Climate Reality’s petrochemical work in the Guld South of the United States. The role will require the applicant to be self-motivated, team-oriented, and an efficient communicator.

    General Overview: The Regional Organizer is responsible for supporting the tactical approach and implementation of Climate Reality’s petrochemical opposition campaign in the Gulf South (Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida) as well as strategic pipeline operations around the US. Climate Reality’s campaign covers the entire system of petrochemicals from fracking to plastics as well as the resulting toxic pollution, specifically in communities of color, on the state and local level as well as federally. This role will work closely with a second dedicated regional organizer in the Gulf South as well as our two regional organizers in Pennsylvania to serve as the leaders of Climate Reality’s work in this space. This position will work closely with grassroots organizations, community leaders, regional and national coalitions, and Climate Reality chapters that are running or are interested in running this campaign. Support includes but is not limited to building tools for them to use and amplify amongst their networks, helping to train organizers, and generally acting as a personal point of contact for partner organization and our most engaged volunteers. Additionally, this position will be responsible for tracking campaigns efforts, planning and executing local events, and will serve as organization’s on-the-ground contact for coalition and community efforts. The Climate Reality Project is headquartered in Washington, D.C. This will be a remote position, with the organizer residing in Louisiana. Organizer must have the ability to travel once Covid-19 restrictions allow.

    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

    Our job descriptions are general overviews, not a mandatory comprehensive list. If you feel passionate about our efforts and believe that you have the skills to contribute to the growth of our organization, we want to hear from you!

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

    • Creating and maintaining relationships with grassroots organizations, communities, and individuals in the region as well as national coalition members to support diverse and meaningful campaigns and opportunities.
    • Supporting chapters and trained leaders running this campaign, as well as larger coalition movements through:
      • Conducting regular one-on-one calls and in-person meetings;
      • Facilitating campaign working group calls;
      • Drafting resources, scripts, and campaign materials;
      • Creating and implementing campaign plans;
    • Facilitating in-person and/or virtual events, trainings, and actions.
    • Tracking progress of campaign efforts and chapter development in coordination with the engagement team to report out on goals reached.
    • Training Climate Reality Leaders on campaigns and organizing skills and acting as a skills trainer for in-person and virtual training events.
    • Integrating multi-teared tactics stemming from the hyper local level to federal actions and opportunities to uplift and support the needs of larger movement.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Relevant college degree or 1-3 years+ of relevant experience in grassroots organizing (a focus on pollution and environmental justice issues highly encouraged)
    • Experience in working with communities and volunteers to cultivate topical knowledge and mobilizing around issues
    • Strong community connections and a knowledge of the culture, values, and lifestyles of the living in the region
    • Experience with federal, state, and/or local legislative advocacy helpful.
    • Attention to detail and adherence to deadlines
    • 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
    • Personal commitment to Climate Reality’s mission and demonstrated knowledge of climate and environmental issues
    • 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
    • A dedication to solving the climate crisis
    • Access to a car with a valid and active driver’s license and insurance, as the job requires regional travel
    • Ability to work from home with a remote manager and team
    • Regular and reliable internet access
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Proficiency with a data management software 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.

    To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to engagementjobs@climatereality.com with ‘Regional Organizer – Petrochemicals and Pollution’ in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    Social Media Manager

    Department: Communications/Digital
    Reports To: Digital Campaign Manager
    Salary/Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000
    Preferred Start Date: 09/13/2021
    Position Location: Washington, DC
    Please send resumes to Attn: Tom Meyer, Email: digorgjobs@climatereality.com

    General Overview:

    Do you love finding the latest trends and ways to engage an audience? Are you constantly thinking of creative
    tactics to break through noise? Do you blend detailed organization skills with out-of-the-box thinking to grow
    brands and make a difference?

    Climate Reality’s next Social Media Manager will oversee our social platforms, manage social media staff, develop
    and implement organic and paid strategies to advance the organization’s social media brand, and work with teams
    across the organization to further key priorities. This position is also responsible for helping measure and achieve
    campaign objectives and key results — with a focus on driving audience action around climate, advancing climate
    justice, and building the brand.

    Duties and Responsibilities

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

    • Developing the organization’s social media strategy: Utilize best practices and the latest research to create a cohesive social strategy to guide the organization’s presence across platforms, with a focus on growth, engagement, and activation.
    • Work with the digital communications team and stakeholders across the organization to revise and update the strategy as needed to support key organizational objectives.
    • Project manage cross-channel social calendar: Create and maintain a comprehensive calendar of upcoming social media content. Advise social media coordinator(s) on which content in their defined subject areas should be shared on which channels and in what timing.
    • Tracking and reporting on social media outputs: Create and maintain a regular tracking and reporting mechanism for progress on social channels. Regularly monitor our social media performance and share results with relevant stakeholders.
    • Developing and maintaining strategic partnerships: Establish social media partnerships with other groups in the environmental and climate justice space, influencers with a track record in the subject area, celebrity backers, and other partners. Identify mutually beneficial ways to leverage existing brands to advance organizational objectives.
    • Create and implement paid social campaigns. Oversee paid advertising on social channels, including development of assets, purchasing placements, tracking results, and optimizing for performance.
    • Manage a dedicated budget for social media advertising, with a focus on aligning spend to key objectives.
    • Drive digital advocacy, in alignment with organizational mission and objectives. Work with teams across the organization to devise social campaigns that engage followers in advocacy work.
    • Create interactive opportunities for supporters to engage with online advocacy efforts.
    • Grow the organization’s social media brand and following. Position Climate Reality as a leader in the climate activism and climate justice space while growing our reach and following, all in the effort of driving real action.
    • Researching new social media trends, tools, and benchmarks (and responding accordingly):
    • Coordinate with stakeholders across the organization to build content calendars, to encourage the adoption of relevant social media techniques into the organization’s culture, and integrate social media into all of the organization's campaigns and services.

    Qualifications

    • Experience writing content targeting frontline communities and supporting environmental justice
    • 4+ years working in social media content development and strategy
    • Experience developing accurate, creative, and engaging content across social and digital platforms
    • Detailed knowledge of social scheduling, monitoring, and tracking tools like Sprout and Hootsuite.
    • Strong ability to work within analytics tools including Google Analytics, to monitor performance and adapt strategy accordingly.
    • Ability to assist with graphic design, including strong knowledge of Photoshop, Canva, and other design tools.
    • Previous experience managing staff preferred.
    • Up-to-speed on current digital and social trends and best practices.
    • 1+ year’s experience running paid digital media and social advertising campaigns.
    • Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and verbal format.
    • Flexible enough to manage shifting priorities in a growing organization, while maintaining continuity in current projects.
    • Curiosity and a willingness to experiment and learn.
    • Strong project management and organizational skills.
    • Strong ability to build and maintain relationships, including with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Team player with a love of collaboration, brainstorming, strategic thinking, and team ideation.
    • Understand the intersection of paid and organic in social and what each brings to the table.
    • A deep commitment to climate action, climate and environmental justice, and making a difference.

    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, MD, ME, NC, NY, OR, PA, TN, and VA. Relocation to the DC office may be required.

    Salary: $65,000 - $75,000

    Social Media Coordinator

    Department: Communications/Digital
    Reports To: Social Media Manager
    Salary/Salary Range: $50,000 - $55,000
    Direct Reports: This position does not manage other positions
    Openings: Two
    Status: Full time, exempt salaried
    Please send resumes to Attn: Tom Meyer, Email: digorgjobs@climatereality.com

    General Overview
    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.

    As a core part of our growing social media team, you’ll have the chance to drive real climate action on a global scale, grow the Climate Reality online brand, and develop content seen by millions. You’ll craft daily social media content, advocate for climate action, promote special events, develop video content or assist with graphic design, grow the Climate Reality base of supporters, and find innovative ways to increase Climate Reality’s brand visibility on social media. Sound like you? Join our team!

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Specific duties and responsibilities include,but are not limited to the following.

    • Implement the organization’s social media strategy: Assist in managing a cross-channel editorial calendar. Day-to-day activities to include ideation, writing, and posting organic and paid messages to social media, private social networks, and other channels.
    • Drive digital advocacy and social outreach in alignment with organizational mission and objectives. Drive action in areas including: domestic and international digital advocacy, Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training promotion and outreach, and special projects and events. In each instance, work with the social media manager to develop an integrated social plan that includes key internal and external stakeholders and drives engagement.
    • Assist with development of graphics and/or live and pre-recorded video for social.
    • Help design social media graphics, in coordination with our Design Manager, with a focus on alignment with organizational priorities and driving engagement. Identify internal and external partners for video content, lead planning for video segments, and project manage recordings and delivery.
    • Track strategic metrics: Analyze, review, and report on the effectiveness of campaigns to maximize results.
    • Schedule social media posts on an ongoing basis. Drive brand visibility, growth, and audience engagement by utilizing the latest scheduling tools to create a robust calendar of social media content.
    • Write and develop organization-wide social media content. Develop a strong sense of the brand voice, to be used in drafting social media posts that drive action, establish key priorities, and grow the Climate Reality digital brand. Assist with organization-wide priorities, serving as liaison with internal stakeholders as needed.
    • Research new social media trends, tools, and benchmarks (and responding accordingly).
    • Coordinate with stakeholders across the organization to build content calendars, to encourage the adoption of relevant social media techniques into the organization’s culture, and integrate social media into all of the organization's campaigns and services.
    • Research and write engaging long and short-form content for the web: Research, write and edit original SEO-ready content for the organization’s websites, blogs, online communication, and content assets (e-books, landing pages, etc.) as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Experience writing content targeting frontline communities and supporting environmental justice
    • 1+ years of documented social media experience crafting and scheduling engaging content across multiple networks.
    • Deep understanding of how to drive engagement and conversion with all relevant social channels.
    • Focused on driving growth and engagement through quality social content, creative thinking, and implementation fo best practices.
    • Comfortable with social channels native metrics and tools like Sprout, Creator Studio, and Hootsuite.
    • Love writing, as well as curating and creating content. This role works within our social calendars, drafts all posts, and is quality control for all social content.
    • Up-to-speed on current digital and social trends and best practices.
    • Experience developing live and pre-recording video segments for social and/or with graphic development.
    • Understand the intersection of paid and organic in digital and what each brings to the table.
    • Flexible enough to manage shifting priorities in a growing organization, while maintaining continuity in current projects.
    • Likes to strategize and plan in collaboration with a team – but comfortable working proactively toward key goals.
    • Team player with a strong ability to work effectively with other departments.
    • Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and verbal format.
    • Curiosity and a willingness to experiment and learn.
    • Strong organizational skills and detail-orientation.
    • A deep commitment to climate action, climate and environmental justice, and making a difference.

    Location: Washington, DC preferred

    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, MD, ME, NC, NY, OR, PA, TN, and VA. Relocation to the DC office may be required.

    Salary: $50,000 - $55,000

     

    Southeastern Climate Justice Organizer

    Department: Strategic Partnerships
    Reports to: Strategic Partnership Manager-Climate Justice Initiative
    Direct Reports: This position does not manage other positions
    Salary: $50,000-$55,000
    HOW TO APPLY: Send a resume and cover letter to: partnershipsjobs@climatereality.com

    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 Strategic Partnerships Department. The Southeastern Climate Justice Organizer will play an integral role in supporting the regional buildout of Climate Reality’s climate justice work in the southeastern United States. The role will require the applicant to be self-motivated, team-oriented, and an efficient communicator.

    General Overview: The Southeastern Climate Justice Organizer is responsible for supporting the Strategic Partnerships Manager in the buildout of Climate Reality’s regional and national climate justice efforts. This includes: assisting in the management of regional partnerships; tracking, scheduling, and attending partner calls; attending events as a representative of The Climate Reality Project; and the development of content supportive of these efforts. The organizer will also work on supporting regional environmental justice campaigns with partners. These tasks focus on increasing engagement and interaction between The Climate Reality Project and our regional work around environmental and climate justice.

    The Climate Reality Project is headquartered in Washington, D.C. This will be a remote position, with the Organizer residing in the Southeastern United States (specifically, FL, GA, NC, TN or VA). Organizer must have the ability to travel once Covid-19 restrictions allow.

    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:

    • Assist the Scholarships and Grants Manager in managing relationships with scholarship and grant recipients
    • Work with the Strategic Partnerships Manager to cultivate and manage environmental and climate justice partnerships in the region to inform the organizational mission
    • Participate in organizational conversations on environmental and climate justice
    • Support the Strategic Partnerships Manager in the buildout of our Climate Justice Initiative
    • Identify EJ/CJ organizations in the Southeast with whom to cultivate partnerships
    • Work with Climate Reality’s Science and Solutions team to develop external content to support partner campaigns approved by the Strategic Partnerships Team
    • Populate and manage a climate justice calendar to include partner events and CSN events
    • Work with the Engagement Team to look for opportunities to collaborate with Climate Reality chapters and partner organizations for joint work specifically, connecting Climate Reality Chapters to support regional partner campaigns
    • Coordinate with other Climate Reality departments supporting climate justice work and outreach as necessary
    • Other duties as assigned

    Desired Skills and Qualifications

    • Relevant college degree or 3-5 years or more of relevant experience in grassroots organizing (a focus on environmental justice issues highly encouraged)
    • Experience in working with communities to cultivate topical knowledge and mobilizing around issues
    • A working knowledge of the United States environmental justice movement preferred
    • Ability to travel as needed once Covid-19 allows
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Effective organizational/project management skills working across multiple teams
    • Attention to detail and adherence to deadlines
    • Excellent soft skills that allow for pushing for on-time delivery without negatively impacting morale
    • 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
    • Low ego and high output
    • Personal commitment to Climate Reality’s mission and demonstrated knowledge of climate and environmental issues
    • Proficient computer skills (MS Office and database management)

    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.

    Staff Accountant

    Department: Finance
    Reports To:  Chief Financial Officer
    Direct Reports: This position does not manage other positions
    Salary: $50,000- $55,000

    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 Finance Department.

    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, 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.

    Position Summary

    Responsible for day-to-day accounting activities including general ledger analysis, financial transaction postings to the general ledger, maintenance and reconciliation of asset and liability accounts, cash management, bank reconciliations, accounts receivable and accounts payable processing, fixed asset management and month-end closing activities. The successful candidate will also assist with monthly financial analysis, departmental budget development and financial report generation and dissemination.

    Duties and Responsibilities

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

    • Accounting
      • Prepare and post contribution and other deposit journal entries
      • Process accounts payable invoices and related disbursements
      • Post employee reimbursement and vendor payments from Concur to general ledger
      • Prepare payroll journal entries including expense and liability account transactions
      • Perform detailed reconciliations of balance sheet accounts
    • Budgeting and Internal Reporting
      • Support departmental budget development with staff throughout the organization
      • Produce and disseminate monthly detailed departmental reports
      • Revise budget documents upon request
    • Other Support and Analysis
      • Provide support to year-end closing and audit processes
      • Develop and run ad-hoc reports and database queries
      • Manage the finance department’s internal electronic document storage
      • Execute other projects, assignments and tasks as required

    Qualifications and Education Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration and proficient knowledge of general accounting principles
    • 1+ years’ experience in accounting or related field
    • Knowledge and training with financial applications (cloud-based general ledger systems and Concur experience is preferred)
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, lookup formulas, etc.) and Word
    • Ability to read, create and explain financial reports
    • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
    • Strong ability to work as part of a team and with a high degree of self-direction and motivation
    • Effective communications skills, both oral and written, with the ability to work in an international, multi-cultural organization

    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: finance@climatereality.com
    BENEFITS: Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, 401K, etc.
    PREFERRED START DATE: 10/1/2021
    APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/24/2021

    Youth Engagement Program Coordinator

    Department: Engagement

    Reports To: Youth Engagement Program Manager

    Direct Reports: This position does not manage other positions

    Salary: $50,000- $55,000

     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 Engagement Department.

    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, 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.

    Position Summary

    The Youth Engagement Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting the development, expansion, and management of Campus Corps chapters and Climate Reality youth engagement programs to support youth activists in pursuing real solutions for the climate crisis. This position will support the program manager and the larger Engagement team in strategic campaign planning and implementation, event and logistical planning, coalition and movement building. This position may require weekend work and domestic travel..

    Duties and Responsibilities

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

    • Providing organizing and chapter support to Climate Reality Campus Corps chapters to run advocacy trainings, host days-of-action, and drive targeted grassroots campaigns.
    • Assisting in the planning, strategy, and intentional outreach to increase Youth and BIPOC attendance at Climate Reality Leadership Corps Trainings.
    • Assisting in the planning, implementation, and post-training engagement for Youth Climate Reality Leaders and Campus Corps Chapter members under the age of 26 through digital and on-the-ground programming at Climate Reality Leadership Corps Trainings
    • Support the build out of Youth engagement programming for trained Youth Climate Reality Leaders
    • Developing strategic campaigns for Climate Reality Campus Corps chapters to use targeted grassroots tactics in institutional and federal campaigns, including movement building, relational organizing, divestment, and lobbying.
    • Building relationships and coalitions with youth activists and youth justice organizations, as well as identifying strategic engagement opportunities for Climate Reality activists to get involved.
    • Supporting the Chapter Support Team in developing resources and materials and leading webinars or workshops for Climate Reality chapters.
    • Supporting the build out of DEIJ infrastructure, growth, and learning for Community and Campus Chapters
    • Selecting and mentoring interns in the engagement internship program.
    • Tracking and reporting campaign metrics and narratives as needed. 
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Other Responsibilities

    • Continue to support the expected growth of the Campus Corps program after the 2021 Trainings

    Providing insight, guidance, and intentionality around Unpacking Whiteness programming at the organization to work on white-dominant organizational culture and internal DEIJ goals

    Qualifications

    College degree or equivalent experience

    • 1-2 years of field, campaign, or volunteer organizing experience
    • HBCU, campus and student organizing experience preferred
    • Experience in event and logistical planning
    • Experience working in coalition
    • Understanding of the intersections between climate, racial, and economic justice
    • Dedication to solving the climate crisis and prioritization of environmental justice
    • Willingness to travel and a valid driver's license
    • Strong written and verbal communications skills, particularly advocacy writing
    • Good time management and organization skills.

    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: Annika Harley, Youth Engagement Manager: engagementjobs@climatereality.com
    BENEFITS: Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, 401K, etc.
    PREFERRED START DATE: 11/1/2021
    APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/30/2021

     

    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 employ 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.