Coordinator, Outreach Programs

Website climateresolve Climate Resolve

Organization

Climate Resolve builds collaborations to champion equitable climate solutions. We connect communities, organizations, and policymakers to address a global problem with local action. We inclusively develop practical initiatives that reduce climate pollution and prepare for climate impacts. Using our collective power to tackle climate change, we are creating a thriving California and inspiring others to act. Our purpose is a just and resilient future. 

Climate Resolve staff members share one important characteristic in common: a culture of praxis. We’re doers. While idealistic in nature, we are pragmatic in our approach to climate solutions. Climate Resolve recognizes the gravity of the climate crisis and that its effects are profound. We work to avert its impacts, but we also see the opportunity for the climate crisis to inspire profound changes in society that will improve life in our cities and our world. 

Climate Resolve has prioritized working with communities that are most affected by climate change impacts. The residents of these communities are predominantly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Our work includes advocating in partnership with grassroots groups, assisting communities to obtain funding for climate solutions, and ensuring equitable implementation of climate legislation. By joining the Climate Resolve team, one is making the commitment to elevate racial, social, and environmental equity. 

Position Description

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 Coordinator, Outreach Programs (COP) position reports to the Associate Director, Outreach Programs. The COP 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 COP must be based in the Los Angeles region, preferably with lived experience in the area. 

Responsibilities 

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 and SSG;
    • 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 

Qualifications 

The Coordinator, 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. 

Required 
  • General
    • 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
Preferred 
  • 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. 

To apply, submit your cover letter and resume to Gabriel Varela at gvarela@climateresolve.org with the subject line “Full Name_Coordinator, 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.

To apply for this job email your details to gvarela@climateresolve.org