Program Coordinator, Breaking Barriers Collaborative

Climate Solutions seeks a smart, innovative Program Coordinator with a deep commitment to equitable and just climate and clean energy solutions to help us and our partners launch an exciting new project, the Breaking Barriers Collaborative.

Climate Solutions is focused on accelerating a swift and equitable transition to 100% clean energy, and we are working in three key areas- buildings, transportation, and electricity- to achieve it. The Breaking Barriers Collaborative is a brand new project that we are launching in collaboration with four other core partners: WA Build Back Black Alliance, Clean & Prosperous WA, Oregon Business for Climate, and the Wave Northwest. The overall mission of the Collaborative is to provide support to businesses in the Northwest that want to accelerate their climate progress. The Program Coordinator will support the launch of the project, including our first program, an Accelerator for businesses interested in decarbonizing their fleets.

As a Northwest-based nonprofit, Climate Solutions' mission is to accelerate clean energy solutions to the climate crisis. Since 1998, Climate Solutions has the vision of a thriving, equitable Northwest, powered by clean energy, inspiring the transition to sustainable prosperity across the country and beyond. Climate Solutions advances local, regional, and state action on climate and clean energy through championing transformational policies and market-based innovations; catalyzing powerful partnerships and a diverse movement for action and accountability; and communicating a bold vision for solutions at the scale required by climate science. For more information about Climate Solutions, visit www.climatesolutions.org.

The position is a part-time, temporary, non-exempt (hourly) position located in the Northwest and supervised by Gregg Small, Executive Director, but providing support to the Breaking Barriers Collaborative. The position is currently planned for six months after hire, but may be extended.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create, update and manage program schedules
  • Manage communications, scheduling and logistics with partners and customers
  • Manage the application and review process for businesses interested in the program
  • Plan, execute and track marketing programs
  • Create, proofread and edit copy for emails, presentations, and websites
  • Coordinate and manage content created for the program
  • Coordinate, host and support Zoom and/or Teams meetings and webinars
  • Manage scheduling and logistics for in-person group events
  • Manage, track and report data, including customer feedback, throughout the program
  • Participate in Climate Solutions trainings, racial equity conversations, and team meetings. Lead or coordinate meetings when appropriate. · Incorporate Climate Solutions’ Equity, Diversity and Inclusion commitments, Commitment to Leading our Work with a Racial Equity Lens, and Climate Solutions’ values into all aspects of the job.
  • Meet staff reporting deadlines for program, development, and administrative tasks.
  • Additional duties may be assigned within the course of the work.

DEMONSTRATED COMPETENCIES

Experience:

  • 2+ years as a program coordinator or similar role
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills, and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as outstanding copywriting and proofreading skills
  • Must be a self-starter and able to independently move projects forward, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines
  • Experience managing relationships with customers or clients
  • Strong understanding of and commitment to racial equity
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office 365 and Google Docs, including presentation software, spreadsheets, and forms
  • Experience coordinating, hosting, and supporting Zoom and/or Teams meetings and webinars
  • Experience with Salesforce is a plus
  • Experience working in the environmental or climate space is a plus
  • Experience managing simple websites is a plus
  • A demonstrated commitment to racial justice and the urgency of confronting institutional racism and inequity within our systems. A demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture.

REMUNERATION

This position is being offered 33.65 per hour.

Climate Solutions cares about you as a whole person so we provide the following benefits to support your ability to be successful in the position:

  • 30 days of Paid Time Off accrued annually, prorated for part time work.
  • Flexible work policy
  • A work environment that recognizes your family and community responsibilities
  • A commitment to professional development, including both funds and time
  • Paid time dedicated to work on equity and inclusion with a racial equity lens
  • Annual performance reviews and ongoing feedback to support your development
  • A strong commitment to successful onboarding and retention

TO APPLY

Email your résumé and a 1-page letter addressing the following question in PDF format to employment@climatesolutions.org

Question: What excites you about working for Climate Solutions to support businesses as they work to equitably reduce their carbon emissions, and what experiences and perspectives would you bring to this role?

· Please put PROGRAM COORDINATOR and YOUR NAME as the subject line of the email and label the resume with your first and last name.

In the body of the email, please let us know how you found out about the position.

This position is open until filled.

Climate Solutions recognizes that institutional racism, including systems and behaviors that maintain white power and privilege, exists within our organization, the broader climate and environmental movement, and throughout society. We also recognize that the impacts of the climate crisis, pollution from fossil fuels, and the costs of proposed solutions fall disproportionately on communities of color, low income, Tribal Nations, and frontline communities, both in our region and across the world. This is a barrier to a more equitable future and our ability to achieve our mission.

Climate Solutions has chosen to lead our work with a racial equity lens as a strategy to address all forms of oppression. Climate Solutions is committed to equal opportunity in employment and promotion for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, military or veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, pregnancy and childbirth, family responsibilities, or any other basis protected by applicable laws, regulations, or guidelines relating to discrimination in employment.

Climate Solutions is committed to equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, military or veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, pregnancy and childbirth, family responsibilities, or any other basis protected by applicable laws, regulations, or guidelines relating to discrimination in employment.

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