Climate Finance Campaign Manager

The Climate Reality Project

Washington, DC

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details 85,000

The Climate Reality Project is a nonprofit organization founded by former US Vice President Al Gore. Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by
making urgent action a necessity across every sector of society.

At The Climate Reality Project, we come to work every day to help solve the climate crisis. We do it by working from the ground up, empowering people and communities
worldwide to fight for their future and together drive a just transition to clean energy.

We are committed to building a more just and equitable world, one where all voices are heard and respected regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, age, or physical ability. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other
historically marginalized communities. We encourage applicants to read our diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice statement on our website.

Position Summary
The Climate Finance Campaign Manager will develop and implement actionable plans based on the campaign strategy and be the organizational subject matter expert for
climate finance. They will work closely within the Campaigns team, and closely with the Global Campaigns Director, and the Campaigns and Field SVP to integrate climate
finance into the broader work of the organization and ensure we are accurately measuring our impact and telling our story. The Campaign Manager will stay up to
date on the latest research, trends, and areas of focus for climate finance, providing trainings, briefings, and guidance to internal audiences on a regular basis. They will
hold relationships with coalition partners and funders, and work closely with the Field, Partnerships, Trainings and Events, and Climate and Environmental Justices
teams to further cultivate, support, engage, and activate external partners, funders, Climate Reality Branches, Chapters, Leaders, volunteers, and communities on how to
finance a just transition to clean, renewable energy.

Currently reporting to the Campaigns and Field SVP, the Climate Finance Campaign Manager will be a part of the Campaigns team but will not manage staff. This is a full time, exempt, benefits-eligible, hybrid position. The Climate Reality Project offers a flexible hybrid schedule, with staff working from our office in downtown Washington, DC at least two days per week to enable and encourage collaboration within and among teams. The salary for the role is $85,000 USD per year.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Finalize, socialize overall strategy and theory of change with guidance from Campaigns and Field SVP, and develop and steward concrete implementation plans for climate finance global campaign
  • Serve as organization’s subject matter expert on climate finance and related policies, research, trends, and areas of focus, regularly providing trainings and briefings to raise internal understanding and external profile of the organization’s work on this campaign
  • Partner with Advancement department to identify, cultivate, secure funding, and as appropriate, manage relationship with finance-related funders.
  • Report on areas of impact across the organization, as well as with Branches and Chapters related to climate finance, and lead gathering, evaluation, and analysis of impact. Utilize this information to produce outcomes and compliance reports in accordance with grant and organizational requirements on time sensitive deadlines
  • Coordinate with Training and Events team to support training content and with the Science, Solutions, and Policy Team to determine strategic policy actions that our Branches, Chapters, Climate Leaders, and volunteers can take to help action related to the campaign
  • Build and maintain relationships with climate finance coalition partners, coordinating closely with Climate and Environmental Justice and Partnerships teams to maximize organizational and community engagement
  • Engage with the Digital, Creative, and Reality Hub teams to create press releases, blogs, social and earned media, and other communication materials to enhance public awareness on the importance of climate finance in solving the crisis
  • Proactively work with the Science, Solutions, and Policy team to ensure that all campaign materials are rooted in a concrete understanding of international climate finance’s role in solving the climate crisis and in support of a just transition
  • Support and contribute to the ongoing improvement of our operations and enrichment of our culture, for example by serving on ad hoc or ongoing work groups, assisting with the onboarding and training of colleagues, and participating in efforts to assess, refine, and strengthen our culture and practices
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Detailed knowledge of a broad range of campaign strategies and tactics, with proven ability to translate strategy into actionable campaign plans
  • Proven track record with coalition building, engagement, grassroots or field organizing in North America and at least one additional global region
  • Project management acumen, including ability to coordinate across multiple departments, stay on top of several projects, plan backwards, and anticipate obstacles and opportunities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including comfort with public speaking
  • Demonstrable strategic thinker and possess problem-solving acumen
  • Personal commitment to Climate Reality’s mission and demonstrated knowledge of climate, civil rights and environmental issues
  • Ability to work under short deadlines and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, team-based environment
  • Professional proficiency in a language in addition to English highly desired
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer required

Education and Experience

  • Has between 3-5 years of relevant experience in climate finance
  • Experience and awareness of cultural diversity with a lens on equity and justice and possess the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of organizations, coalitions, and volunteers
  • Experience designing and implementing strategic campaigns to encourage action and change policy and/or behavior toward environmental, climate justice and/or climate finance
  • Experience working with funders, including grant writing and impact reporting highly desired

Organizational Competencies
The Climate Reality Project has adopted a competency-based approach to job definition, hiring, performance assessment, and professional development. The following are our seven organization-wide competencies and examples of how they manifest for this role.

1. Teamwork and Collaboration: Builds and sustains productive working relationships with colleagues; actively listens to others and seeks to understand diverse perspectives; follows through on commitments.
2. Flexibility and Adaptability: Demonstrates the ability to adapt to changing priorities and circumstances; takes initiative to solve problems, improve processes, and/or achieve outcomes; learns quickly when faced with new situations or systems.
3. Written and Verbal Communication: Written communication is clear and concise; verbal communication is intentional and straightforward; provides timely and helpful information across the organization as needed; gives and receives constructive feedback in a thoughtful manner.
4. Time and Project Management: Possesses a strong work ethic i.e., a sense of ownership over tasks, commitment to following things through, and a willingness to do what it takes to get the job done; manages multiple competing priorities, tasks, and projects effectively; assigns work that is both manageable and appropriate to supervisees' level of experience.
5. Professional Development: Shows commitment and acts to continuously improve; connects with advocates, experts, mentors, and resources, and actively seeks new ways to grow and be challenged through internal and external training opportunities; accepts assignments that broaden capabilities.
6. Climate Justice: Works to understand and achieve anti-racist principles to disrupt the systems of white supremacy, privilege, classism, sexism, and racism; seeks to understand how systemic racism and environmental injustice impact individuals and frontline and fenceline communities; works to promote a welcoming and inclusive environment in Climate Reality spaces (workplace, events, trainings, and other convenings).
7. Climate Reality Mission and Focus: Is passionate about Climate Reality's role and mission and can act as a Climate Reality ambassador to a diverse set of audiences; stays up-to-date on climate trends, impacts and solutions.

Role-Specific Competencies
In addition to organization-wide competencies, each role has its own competencies. Below are examples of how each competency manifests in this role.

1. Cultural Awareness: Operates with an awareness of cultural diversity, with a specific lens on equity and justice; can work effectively with diverse groups, such as organizations, coalitions, and volunteers; works with communities to cultivate issue knowledge and advocacy.
2. Technology and Data Systems: Understands and utilizes the CRM to manage engagement data, online community information, and project management platforms for reporting purposes.
3. Interpersonal Skills: Represents the department in organizational meetings and projects; represents Climate Reality at events and in the environmental community; manages and maintains existing partner relationships.
4. Leadership and Management: Is aware of how biases manifest in performance evaluations and conducts performance evaluations in an unbiased manner. Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification.

At Climate Reality, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in this job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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.


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Category Admin & Leadership, Sustainability
Tags Climate Change