| May 27, 2024

Director of Organizational Operations in Climate Advocacy

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Website Climate Power

About Climate Power

Climate Power is a strategic communications organization focused on winning the politics of climate. We’re educating Americans about our climate progress, highlighting how clean energy investments benefit local communities, and holding Big Oil accountable for polluting our air and water. We use data-backed messages to pave a path for bold action and shine a light on the price of ignoring the climate crisis would cost our health, economy, and future generations.

It’s our job to tell the story of how climate action and clean energy investment are rebuilding our economy, lowering energy costs, and protecting our planet for future generations. We call out disinformation from bad actors like the Big Oil lobby, and make the climate stakes real for voters.

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

About This Role

This is a temporary position to support Climate Power’s work through the election cycle. It is expected that this role will end November 30, 2024.

The Director, Organizational Operations will join Climate Power’s COO in managing the organizational operations of three entities – Climate Power, a 501(c)(4), Climate Power Education Fund, a 501(c)(3); and Climate Power Action, a 527 PAC.

The Director, Organizational Operations will support the COO in managing the organizational budget, including appropriately classifying, tracking, and projecting spending according to different types of funding restrictions.  They will also support the COO in ensuring the organization is operating appropriately with different types of regulations, including FEC and IRS.

The Director, Organizational Operations will also help refine, craft, or institute financial and operational processes to support a growing and complex organization, in consultation with the COO and Operations Manager.  They will also support the Operations team in finalizing agreements, including contracts and grants with outside vendors and partners.

This position will report to the Chief Operations Officer,  be a key member of the Operations team, and work in deep partnership with the organization’s senior leadership team.

 

Staff Tier & Description

Tier: Director

Tier Description: Project management across teams; Manages staff and contractors; Manage a “vertical” of work & manage daily workflow; Positions lead work in an area of specialization and require expertise or near expertise in the relevant area. Requires significant experience. Middle Management

 

Location & Hours of Operations

Climate Power is a remote-first organization based in Washington, DC. This position can be located anywhere in the United States, but must be able to work Monday – Friday 9 am – 6 pm EST, plus weekends and evenings as the work dictates.
In all things, maintain confidentiality, standards of ethics, and personal accountability.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • In consultation with the COO, work closely with Senior Leadership across Climate Power’s teams to track and project spending to enable efficient program operations and decision-making in a timely manner
  • Develop accessible budget reporting to be used by the Executive team and department Senior Leadership to inform fundraising, and program activities
  • Refine/develop, implement, and evaluate processes to support Climate Power’s expanding operations and finance functions.
  • Help teams navigate questions of regulatory compliance as it pertains to their program work (i.e., IRS and FEC restrictions), in consultation with the COO and Climate Power’s outside legal counsel
  • Contribute to a culture of an Operations team that is knowledgeable and functional within in the organization’s program and strategy
  • Support in grant reporting

Additional responsibilities may be assigned as need and capacity dictate.

 

Essential Qualifications

  • 7 years of relevant prior work experience in nonprofits, advocacy or electoral organizations, or budget focused roles, including 1 year or one campaign managing budgets and 2 years experience or two campaign cycles at a 501(c)(4) organization and comprehensive knowledge of 501 (c)(4) structures and regulations.
  • 3 years of people and/or project management experience; demonstrated success in leading departments and diverse teams and managing complex projects.
  • Clear understanding of the political landscape, especially as relating to climate justice.
  • Excellent judgment in navigating complex issues and making difficult decisions.
  • Collaborative leader;  Must be able to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, manage competing priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Strong people skills and exceptional team player
  • Effective communicator—both written and oral
  • Takes initiative, is creative and resourceful.
  • Ability to be a proactive self-starter, working independently to move work forward to successful completion;
  • Proficiency in Google Workplace, especially Google Sheets.

If you do not meet all of the requirements and believe you are good fit, we absolutely encourage you to apply, but be sure to uplift all experience that aligns with both our essential qualifications.

 

Our Values: We are..

  • Strategic
  • Collaborative
  • Relevant
  • Nimble
  • Purposeful
  • Creative
  • Proactive

 

 

Our Norms: We work to..

  • Set everyone up for success
  • Treat all team members with respect.
  • Seek, accept, and provide feedback consistently.
  • Trust our/your teammates
  • Step up, Step back
  • Take care of each other.

 

Key Benefits…

  • 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 insurance
  • 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

 

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