Northeast Regional Organizer

The Climate Reality Project

Washington, DC

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details 55,000

Northeast Regional Organizer

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 Northeast Regional Organizer plays a critical role in this work and is responsible for supporting chapters across the northeast region of the United States, working with Chapter Chairs, Leadership Committee members, and Climate Reality Leaders, to provide resources, trainings, and dedicated support. This position will work closely with Chapters running or interested in running Climate Reality campaigns, building tools for them to use and amplify amongst their Chapter membership, helping to train organizers, and generally acting as a personal point of contact for engaged volunteers.

As a representative of the Global Field team, this position also assists in efforts to meet strategic program and organizational goals through outreach and partnership-building with new constituencies, building strong relationships within this region. States served in this region include West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and the District of Columbia.

Currently reporting to the US Field Senior Manager, the Northeast Regional Organizer has no direct reports.

This position is within a union-represented collective bargaining unit, and specific terms and conditions of employment will be subject to a collective bargaining agreement between Climate Reality and the union.

This is a full time, hourly, non-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 $55,000 USD per year.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the Chapters team to recruit, onboard, and support new Climate Reality chapters
  • Provide on-going support, follow up, and leadership development to chapters
  • Conduct monthly one-on-one calls with chapter chairs to build lasting relationships with them as their point person on staff and help lead monthly national leadership calls
  • Act as the liaison between Climate Reality and Chapters, and Climate Reality Leaders
  • Facilitate meetups and retreats between regional chapters to foster peer learning and development
  • Train Climate Reality chapters on campaigns and organizing skills through developing Chapter Training Series curriculum content and acting as a skill trainer for webinars and in-person training events
  • Build organizational storytelling capacity by compiling chapter narratives, accomplishments, and photos to share with both internal and external audiences
  • Adhere and contribute to strong data management practices and program metrics
  • Support chapters with administrative duties
  • Serve as a resource for your chapters and the organization on regionally relevant issues and campaigns
  • Work with chapter leaders to recruit new chapter members and leadership
  • Build and maintain regional partnerships and identify strategic coalition spaces for Climate Reality and our chapters to join
  • Support chapters as they run Climate Reality campaigns, with support from the Campaigns team
  • Support the creation and implementation of chapter-specific campaign plans by providing feedback on plans and coaching through prioritization of actions to create impact
  • Track the progress of chapter-led campaigns and chapter development in coordination with the US Field Team
  • 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
  • Assist with Climate Reality Leadership Corps trainings, especially those in your region, and help chapters with post-training engagement
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to manage deadlines and multi-task, with some experience in managing or supporting projects/events
  • Experience and awareness of cultural diversity, ability to work effectively with a diverse group of organizations and volunteers, across generations and regions
  • A dedication to solving the climate crisis
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Organizing experience preferred, including the ability to build strong working relationships with volunteers
  • Proficiency with Salesforce preferred
  • Proficiency with Mac preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize tasks, learn quickly, and accept constructive feedback
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer required

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree—or equivalent experience 
  • Has between 0-2 years of relevant experience  
  • Working knowledge of organizing communities, leading climate change campaigns, and cultural diversity 
  • Proven track record with coalition building, political organizing, grassroots, or field campaign organizing 

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, appropriately seeking help from others when needed.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.

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.

  • 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.
  • Technology and Data Systems: Manages internal electronic document storage effectively, including for the purposes of supporting program metrics and analysis; uses Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and CRM software proficiently.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Is communicative, persuasive, patient, conscientious, and polite to Climate Reality colleagues and the general public over email, phone, and in person; works with internal staff to execute large-scale events for climate leaders; collaborates with internal staff and external agencies and consultants.
  • Leadership and Management: Works across departments or teams to foster organizational health and relationship-building.

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.

Please send a cover letter and resume to  hiring@climatereality.com 


Please send a cover letter and resume to  hiring@climatereality.com 

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Category Admin & Leadership, Policy And Law
Tags Outreach, Climate Change