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Scholarships & Grants Associate

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Department: Strategic Partnerships
Reports To: Climate Justice Grants Manager
Direct Reports: n/a
Salary: $50,000

General Overview:

The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former US Vice President Al Gore, is dedicated to leading a global 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 and to activate the public to support actions that address the climate crisis.

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 Scholarships & Grants Associate is primarily responsible for supporting the administration of The Climate Reality Project’s leadership training scholarship program and providing secondary assistance to the implementation of the Climate Justice for All Grants program. This person along with the Climate Justice Grants Manager, will identify and select scholarship and grant recipients, communicate with awardees, support outreach and communication efforts, and collaborate with staff and vendors to arrange travel logistics for scholarship recipients.

The Strategic Partnerships department, Scholarships and Grants Associate will support the organization’s efforts to build a more just and diverse climate movement that centers the expertise and leadership of frontline communities. The aim of the scholarship program is to increase the participation of frontline communities, students, and youth in the Climate Reality Project Leadership Trainings. The Climate Justice for All Grants program partners with grassroots environmental justice organizations to develop and implement local solutions to environmental injustices in the U.S.

Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • With strategic direction from the Climate Justice Grants Manager, assist with the implementation and maintenance of procedures of the scholarship program.
  • Promote the scholarship program through the creation of informational materials, presentations, application guidelines, and other communications.
  • Serve as the organization’s primary liaison for scholarship program applicants.
  • Review applications and aid with the selection of grant and scholarship recipients.
  • Arrange travel and accommodation logistics for scholarship recipients in coordination with the Special Projects team and outside vendors.
  • Assist with budgetary needs and ensure an optimal allocation of funds.
  • Process invoices or reimbursement claims for expenses incurred by scholarship recipients.
  • Support the ideation of long-term engagement strategies as they relate to scholarship recipients and The Climate Reality Project’s programing
  • Track and monitor scholarship program development via Salesforce and report out its achievements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • One to two years of relevant experience in nonprofit work, project or event coordination (a focus on climate issues highly preferred).
  • Organizing experience and/or climate and environmental justice experience.
  • Financial and budgetary experience as related to programs or events preferred.
  • Personal commitment to Climate Reality’s mission and demonstrated knowledge of climate, civil rights, and environmental issues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills (MS Office, Salesforce, BOX, Slack.)
  • Strong administration skills – and ability to juggle a number of projects sufficiently at one time.
  • Experience working with diverse communities.
  • Ability to travel once in-person trainings are resumed.
  • Solution-oriented approach.

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 PDF file with your resume and a thoughtful cover letter to: hiring@climatereality.com. Make sure your cover letter highlights why you are interested in the position and how your personal and professional background aligns with the job description. We are particularly interested in learning about your experience working with diverse communities.

BENEFITS and SALARY:

  • BENEFITS: Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, 401K, etc.
  • PREFERRED START DATE: March 28, 2022
  • $50K annually