Associate Director, Industry – ClimateWorks Foundation

Opportunity Type: Job

ClimateWorks Foundation is a global organization committed to our mission: to end the climate crisis by amplifying the power of philanthropy. Since our founding in 2008, we have awarded over $1 billion in grants to more than 500 organizations advancing climate solutions around the world.

Our Industry Program seeks to ensure that people everywhere have access to goods, materials, buildings, and infrastructure they need without harming the climate. Unfortunately, today one-third of greenhouse gases come from manufacturing, mining, building, and disposing of those products and materials. We focus on the most GHG-intensive industries—like steel, cement, and chemicals—that are the foundation for most industrial activities. We support a coalition of advocates, researchers, policymakers, consumers, businesses, and other stakeholders who are working together to transform the material economy. Our goal is to safeguard the climate while meeting everyone’s material needs and supporting quality employment and equitable economic development.

Position Overview

Working directly with the Program Director, the Associate Director, Industry will support and guide the industry program as it expands rapidly. In addition to overall program management and strategy development, the Associate Director will lead our Buy Clean initiative on public procurement of greenhouse-gas-intensive industrial commodities, like steel and cement. This portfolio fosters markets for climate-safe commodities in the United States, Europe, and China. The Associate Director will develop strategies in cooperation with the Program Director, identify potential partner and grantee organizations, do oversight and due diligence on our grantmaking, define and evaluate metrics for program performance, contribute to expanding the field of funders in this area, and build a cohesive coalition of stakeholders through effective communication and capacity building. The Associate Director will work with program staff, grantees, funders, and other stakeholders to accelerate change in large and powerful industries. This person must thrive in collaborative environments, be comfortable working in different geographies, and be able to synthesize many types of knowledge to understand how to create political and social change in this sector.

Required Qualifications

The successful applicant will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Strong program and project management skills.
  • Excellent relationship management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • 7 to 10 years’ experience in a program or project management role with at least 3 years of experience in a related field, including public procurement, heavy industry, commodities, or environmental advocacy.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of ClimateWorks Foundation.
  • Resourcefulness, good judgement, and a commitment to excellence and integrity.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently (both virtually and in-person) with minimal supervision.
  • A commitment to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment.

Compensation & Benefits

ClimateWorks offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience ($120,000 per annum negotiable subject to experience). This position will be located in San Francisco, CA. Exceptional candidates who prefer to work from other locations may be considered, with geographic differential applied to compensation based on local cost of living.

How to Apply

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