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20 Dec 2023

Full-Time Climate Project Manager

West Virginia Rivers Coalition – Posted by WVRiversCoalition West Virginia, United States

Job Description

West Virginia Rivers Coalition (WV Rivers) is seeking a Climate Project Manager to support members of the West Virginia Climate Alliance maximize long-term impact and sustainability of climate organizing throughout West Virginia. The position focuses on collaborative development and execution of strategies and campaigns that build public support for science-driven climate action to conserve watersheds, habitat, and wildlife; promote public health; and account and mitigate for the impact of energy transitions on West Virginia workers and communities. 

This position manages the operations of the WV Climate Alliance, leads strategic buildout of collaborative organizing strategies/campaigns and associated fundraising, and ensures funds raised are aligned with long-term goals and emerging needs. The overall intent of the position is to grow and mobilize a base of support in West Virginia to move the needle on priority climate policy issues through education and advocacy. 

The WV Climate Alliance involves 20 organizations working together to educate and activate West Virginians on climate impacts and solutions. 

WV Rivers is a founding member of the WV Climate Alliance, and co-leads efforts to build long-term capacity for climate education and organizing statewide. 

The Climate Project Manager is a full-time*, remote working position. On occasion, work will involve hours outside of a conventional 9-5 schedule, including evening meetings, weekend events, and overnight travel. *A part-time, contracted arrangement could be negotiated, though job responsibilities likely entail a minimum of 25-30 hours per week. 

Responsibilities 

WV Climate Alliance Coordination 

Alliance coordination. Convene, facilitate and document meetings and activities of the coordinating committee, full Alliance, and ad hoc workgroups. Support the Alliance in following its established operating guidelines. 

Coordinated actions. As the need arises, support mobilization of organizational actions related to policy priorities. 

Strategic Planning 

Goal-setting. Lead the Alliance’s strategic planning to set short-term and long-term goals, as well as the theories of change to guide collaborative work. 

Strategy development. Develop strategies and coordinate activities to achieve goals. 

Work plans. Maintain regular communication with partners to assure project/campaign work plans are progressing efficiently and effectively. 

Capacity Building 

Base-building. Coordinate project strategies to strengthen collective capacity for base-building efforts, including but not limited to: recruitment, training, coaching program for organizers; evaluation of pilot base-building initiatives; development of collaborative base-building strategies across the climate organizer cohort. 

Stakeholder engagement. Cultivate existing relationships with project partners. Identify additional partners and stakeholders, and follow up as needed. 

Supervision. Manage hiring and oversight of project contractors as needed.   

Fundraising. Develop fundraising strategies and proposals to implement project activities (working with grant writers as-needed). 

Project Tracking and Reporting 

General project management. Manage work plans and reporting on tasks. Prepare project budgets and monitor project expenses. 

Administrative tasks. Maintain timesheets, submit required documentation for out-of-pocket reimbursements, maintain all work products on cloud-based shared drive, other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications 

  • A commitment to relational work and experience in building and managing partnerships. 
  • At least 3 years of experience in coalition building, community organizing, or campaign management experience. Experience with grant writing and fundraising a plus. 
  • Background in and/or interest and ability to learn about policies and legislation related to climate and public health. 
  • Excellent written and oral communications and meeting facilitation skills. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products; working understanding of, or ability to learn, cloud-based applications like Google Groups, Google Docs, Office 365, and WordPress. 
  • General comfort and confidence with working in technologies designed for remote working environments. 
  • Valid WV driver’s license and ability to travel outside of regular business hours as needed. 
  • A commitment to equity and justice and to supporting individual and organizational growth in this area. 
  •  A strong passion for climate justice. 

Compensation 

The salary range for this position is $40,000 – $65,000 and is dependent upon experience and qualifications. WV Rivers offers a competitive benefits package that includes 80% employer-paid health insurance, beginning paid annual leave of 23 days and up to 12 sick days annually, an employer contribution to a retirement plan, and a monthly telework stipend. This is designed as a full-time, exempt position, though a contractual arrangement could be negotiated. 

About West Virginia Rivers Coalition 

WV Rivers is the statewide voice for water-based recreation and clean, drinkable, swimmable, and fishable rivers and streams–from the headwaters to wherever water flows in West Virginia. We’re also the West Virginia state affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation and a licensed program of Waterkeeper Alliance. 

WV Rivers aspires to be an inclusive multicultural organization that celebrates the rich dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious and political beliefs. Diversity at WV Rivers translates into understanding and valuing all perspectives in order to fully accomplish our mission and vision for clean water for all. Candidates must share a commitment to fostering values of diversity, inclusion, equity in justice in all aspects of our programming and advocacy. 

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to [email protected] with your name and Climate Project Manager in the subject line. Position is open until filled, with applicant screening beginning on January 10. 

Job Categories: Climate Change. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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