| May 27, 2024

Communications Project Manager in Climate Advocacy

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Website Climate Power

About Climate Power

Climate Power is an independent strategic communications and paid media operation focused on building the political will and public support for bold climate action. Founded by the Center for American Progress Action Fund, League of Conservation Voters, and Sierra Club, Climate Power integrates hard-hitting research, polling, state and national earned media, digital and paid media to influence the national conversation, embolden leaders to take immediate, bold climate action, and expose climate deniers and their oil and gas lobby allies.

Learn more about our organization and work here: Climate Power: Who We Are!

About This Role

Climate Power has an immediate opening for a Project Manager for Climate Power’s Communications Department who helps drive the successful execution of day-to-day and long-term communications priorities and ensures that communication within the department and across the organization is streamlined.

This pivotal role will play a crucial part in not only spearheading the implementation of our forthcoming projects but also providing invaluable support in the strategic development of a short and long-term department calendar, communication products, in-person events, and cross-department endeavors. The ideal candidate will bring a proven track record of project and operations management, strategic thinking, and a passion for advancing our mission to combat climate change.

This position reports to the Managing Director, Communications.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Communications support: Support Climate Power communications staff in the drafting, editing, and approvals of communications products across the department and the organization.
  • Strategic Calendar Development and Management: Create, implement, and manage department’s strategic communications calendar, from conception to execution, ensuring roll-outs, announcements, campaigns, and press events align with organizational objectives and enhance the organization and team’s visibility.
  • Thought Partnership & Strategic Implementation: Participate in the  design and delivery of team based solutions that will prepare our organization and people for growth.
  • Meeting Coordination & Support: Coordinates logistics for team and partner meetings led by the Managing Director including creation of agenda, delegation of meeting roles/responsibilities, meeting notes, and tracking next steps.
  • Product & Project  Management: Support communication’s team in overall coordination and management of  their projects (Black Engagement, Storytelling, Surrogates, etc.) to ensure  successful implementation of projects, drive project milestones, resolve challenges, organizational alignment, and optimize processes for efficient execution.
  • Product & Project Evaluation: Work with the Managing Director to create, implement, and manage an evaluation and internal reporting process to understand and improve the impact and value add of communication teams products and projects.

Additional duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications

  • 5 years of relevant prior work experience in project/program management, executive leadership support, communications, event planning, campaigns, or electoral work.
  • 2 years of people and/or project management experience; demonstrated success in leading departments and diverse teams and managing complex projects.
  • Collaborative leader: Must be able to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Strong organizational skills demonstrated by the ability to manage competing priorities, navigate complex issues, and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Effective communicator—both written and oral. Experience working in a dynamic and rapid response organization.
  • Willingness to stay up to date on best practices and trends relative to the work and projects in their purview.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Workplace.

If you don’t meet all of the requirements and believe you’re a good fit, we absolutely encourage you to apply, but be sure to uplift all experience that aligns with both our essential and desired qualifications.
$85,400 – $101,712 a year

Climate Power offers a competitive compensation package including experienced based salary (please ensure that all relevant experience is included on your resume)  and comprehensive benefits, including the following:

Medical, Dental, and Vision insurances 100% paid for employee 50% for their dependents

Unlimited Paid Time off, including every other Friday and extended summer, fall, and winter breaks

401(k) with 5% match

Education Assistance, including student loan repayment program

Sabbatical Leave

Employee Assistance Program

Monthly Tech Allowance

Cell Phone Stipend

Work From Home Stipend, for home office furniture

Employee Wellness & Treat Yourself Funds
We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and will continue to interview until the position is filled (posting will remain up until position filled).

An ideal start date would be before or by May 14, 2024.

Our interview process generally involves 3 rounds of interviews, ranging in length from 30-60 minutes. All interviews will be conducted via Google Meets or Zoom. Successful candidates that move forward in the hiring process, may be invited to complete a skills assessment activity (for which they will receive compensation) and will undergo a vetting process, including reference and background check to ensure cultural and political alignment.

Climate Power is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, or sexual orientation.

Additionally, Climate Power is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Climate Power will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations for the interview and hiring process.

If reasonable accommodation is needed in the interview process, please [email protected]. Requests for updates in the hiring/interview process or other solicitations, should not be sent to this email.


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