Climate Resolve is seeking a talented, bilingual Spanish-speaking project / program manager and community engagement specialist to join our fun, dynamic, and growing team! The right candidate will be mission-focused, values-driven, and passionate about driving forward real-time, equitable solutions to the climate crisis. They will be adept at fostering trusting partnerships to reach shared goals with various stakeholders, such as grassroots community groups and local government representatives with a grounded, respectful, and joyful approach.
The Manager, Outreach Programs (MOP) position reports to the Associate Director, Outreach Programs. The MOP helps promote the long-term goals of the organization by performing assignments in program delivery for the organization such as project management, public education initiatives, online and in-person outreach, grant writing assistance, and media and communications development geared towards fostering local climate solutions in the Los Angeles and greater Southern California region. With this last note in mind, the MOP must be based in the Los Angeles region, preferably with lived experience in the area.
Leadership & Management
Assist in the execution of several key programs and partnerships, upholding the organization’s standard of excellence and reputation in all activities
Report to the Associate Director, Outreach Programs on a weekly basis to debrief activities
Participate in initial 3-month, 6-month, and subsequent biannual performance check-ins with the Associate Director, Outreach Programs to review progress and nurture professional development and advancement opportunities
Curate, cultivate, and offer feedback on work activities across projects
Project / Program Management
Lead program meetings for project teams and partners, including:
Los Angeles Department of Water & Power + Special Service for Groups;
Inland Southern California Climate Collaborative (ISC3);
other local planning and community engagement partners
Develop and implement engagement plans to reach stakeholders and meet outreach metrics for projects
Collaborate with partner organizations to ensure that mutual deliverables for shared projects are achieved
Track project milestones and create invoices to be delivered to our funding partners
Compile interim and final grant reports for delivery to project funders
Participate in periodic progress check-ins with project funders
Outreach & Stakeholder Engagement
Conduct community engagement online and at in-person opportunities, including attending and leading tabling events as well as delivering public speaking presentations
Organize canvassing events with project partners
Design outreach collateral to drive adoption of energy efficiency and water conservation solutions
Develop interactive and engaging knowledge exchange programs for local government staff
Grants & Proposals
Contribute to scoping and drafting grant proposals for subsequent project funding
As needed, develop outreach-focused scopes of work to embed in various projects
Represent Climate Resolve in ad hoc interviews with prospective grantmaking entities
The Manager, Outreach Programs will be thoroughly committed to Climate Resolve’s mission. The ideal candidate will have applicable experience in the following areas, with the understanding that they will be trained and mentored to further refine their skill sets to deliver on the responsibilities listed above.
A Bachelor’s Degree
Commitment to, and embodiment of equity and inclusion principles
Ability to handle and prioritize multiple assignments, working well under pressure
Strong written, verbal communication, and research skills
Working knowledge of MS office and Google Apps products
Self-directed, flexible, and able to work under tight deadlines
A positive, can-do attitude and the ability to work well on a team, as well as independently
Available to work some evenings and weekends (with “comp time” offered to offset these working hours)
A driver’s license
Project / Program Management
3-4 years’ experience in project / program management, preferably in the nonprofit or public sector
Understanding of project-specific budgeting functions
Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color, into the impacts and outcomes of project management
Experience effectively executing performance- and outcomes-based programmatic activity
Outreach & Stakeholder Engagement
Bilingual in Spanish, spoken and written
Comfortable conducting community outreach online and in-person with diverse stakeholders
Understanding of the fundamental science of climate change, and subsequent impacts such as extreme heat, drought, and others relevant to the Los Angeles region
Comfortable collaborating with local government staff and academic partners
Proficiency at being collegial and collaborative, forming and maintaining partnerships with diverse stakeholders and constituencies
Experience researching, booking, and/or creating opportunities for outreach / public education
Working knowledge of project management tools such as Trello and Blackbaud CRM products
Working knowledge of communications and media platforms such as Canva, Klaviyo, Twitter, Facebook, and WordPress
Light design experience, in particular assembling digital and physical media for public dissemination and/or experience coordinating with design professionals to manage the development of visual media
This is a Full-Time position (40 hrs/wk) with a matching 401K contribution, medical benefits, dental/vision stipend, professional development stipend, and commuter benefit. Salary offered is $64,000 – $67,000 DOE.
A hybrid working arrangement is currently supported, with an in-office station available and the ability to work from home. Specific schedule will be determined with your manager.
submit your cover letter and resume to Gabriel Varela at email@example.com with the subject line “Full Name_Manager, Outreach Programs” no later than Tuesday, October 25 at 5:00 pm PT. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis up until the stated deadline.
Equal Opportunity Policy
Climate Resolve is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or characteristics or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local laws. Therefore, we encourage all individuals to apply and are committed to a diverse workplace. Climate Resolve will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.