Full-Time Coordinator, Climate Communications
About the Organization
CLASP serves at the epicenter of collaborative, ambitious efforts to mitigate climate change and expand clean energy access through appliance efficiency. Our mission is to improve the energy and environmental performance of the appliances & equipment we use every day, accelerating our transition to a more sustainable world. Energy-efficient appliances are one of the most cost-effective methods for mitigating climate change. They save money for governments and consumers alike, reduce peak energy demand, and bolster economic and energy security. We work hand-in-hand with governments, experts, industry, consumers, donor organizations and others to accelerate adoption of the highest-quality, lowest resource-intensive appliances possible.
CLASP has worked in more than 100 countries since our inception in 1999. We are headquartered in Washington, DC, with teams in Europe, Kenya, India, China, and Indonesia. We are mission-driven and committed to a culture of diversity, transparency, collaboration, and impact. See our Team Page to learn more about us.
About the Role – Climate Communications Coordinator
CLASP is seeking an early-career communications professional who is ready to take their experience to the next level with our growing team. The Coordinator will support CLASP’s climate change mitigation portfolio, which focuses on data-driven, cost-effective interventions to mitigate the climate crisis and promote uptake of super-efficient technologies.
The communications team ensures that the role of super-efficient appliances in climate change mitigation efforts is well-promoted and shared. You will work closely with our program team to tell stories about the impacts of CLASP’s work and how investments in appliance efficiency benefit people and the planet. You will ensure that CLASP’s communication materials are clear, informative and impactful, and work with like-minded partners to promote energy efficiency as an effective and reliable way to limit climate-changing emissions. Your efforts will help keep CLASP’s communications team timely and on target, and you’ll have opportunities to grow your skills in writing, media engagement, business development and much more.
Your responsibilities will include
- Developing communications materials for news announcements, research reports and/or policy tools.
- Designing and formatting reports, blog posts, and other publications following brand guidelines.
- Writing and scheduling social media content for Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
- Contributing to upcoming communications campaigns (e.g. preparing partner toolkits; planning Twitter chats and/or webinars).
- Developing and coordinating content for our bi-monthly newsletters; schedule newsletters and coordinate inputs.
- Coordinating across teams to ensure consistent programmatic support on communications
- Contributing to the development of new graphics and data visualization tools for use on social media and the website.
- Supporting regular donor reporting and fundraising efforts, from helping program team members fine-tune narratives to researching new potential donors.
- Managing critical program administrative tasks and day-to-day activities that ensure program impacts (e.g., develop and maintain contact databases, tracking online content engagement via Sprout Social and Google Analytics).
- Researching innovative ways to communicate our initiatives through local/regional media outlets
Who You Are:
- An Exceptional Communicator. You have excellent written and verbal communication skills. You have the skills to convey information through writing, graphics, and visual storytelling, and know how to turn complex ideas into impactful and concise narratives.
- A Team Player. Nothing is beneath or above you. You are quick to always lend a hand, or two! You are able to earn influence without authority and naturally seek to support both small projects or large strategic goals.
- An Effective Collaborator. You’re eager to work across cultural lines on a dispersed team, and you have the ability to operate in complex situations. You can easily gain trust from team members and are known for supporting them to ensure they are set up for success. You’re not afraid to ask questions.
- An Abundant Thinker. You believe that we are living in a world of abundant resources and that the right team of partners can make improbable things happen. You bring curiosity and creativity to every task, project, and engagement.
- Flexible. You can manage a diverse set of team needs and aren’t afraid to step outside your comfort zone to help the team reach its goals. You’re comfortable with shifting schedules and don’t expect every day to go “as planned.”
- Mission-oriented. You believe in the mission of CLASP and are passionate about climate change, energy efficiency, and creating a more sustainable world. You believe that effective and strategic communications is essential for furthering that work.
What you’ll need:
- 1-3 years of overall professional experience
- Strong writer; must be able to write about complex and technical content without losing the big picture.
- Proven ability to take tell stories in a variety of formats: web, print narratives and briefs, digital media, and social media
- Good visual eye; must be able to reproduce CLASP brands across multi- media
- Ability to handle multiple deadlines and complete assignments with minimal supervision in a fast-paced workplace.
- Impeccable organization and attention to detail. You get satisfaction from producing polished work and managing smooth and orderly processes.
- A commitment to diversity and inclusion. You’re always asking: “whose voice is not at the table?” You have experience working with diverse teams and successfully navigating cross-cultural communication in both local and global contexts, and you deeply value creating a workplace that is supportive of difference.
Why this role is compelling
You will be exposed to a wide range of people and issues in the climate and energy sectors, as well as the internal infrastructure and operations of a global NGO.
A successful candidate will develop and grow a broad set of professional skills, honing them in a demanding and fast-paced environment. You will work with, learn from, and grow alongside a high-performing and diverse team in which everyone is committed to the development of themselves and others.
This role is intended to serve as a professional development path for you. There is high potential for the role to evolve within two to three years based on the particular strengths that you bring to the team, making this an invaluable opportunity to launch your career in the climate sector.
Compensation and Location
CLASP provides its employees with a competitive salary that is benchmarked annually with other non-profit organizations in the DC metropolitan area. CLASP also provides a comprehensive benefits package, including fully paid health insurance for individuals and competitive rates for families/dependents, unlimited leave and all federal holidays, an impressive match of employee contributions to the 403b retirement plan and a collegial office environment that supports professional development, wellness and flexible telecommuting options.
Compensation for this role starts at $50k and can increase based on the candidate’s level of experience.
The Communications Coordinator will work in CLASP’s Washington office, and will work collaboratively with CLASP team members in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia, conducting critical communications tasks and ensuring others on the communications team are set up to develop and execute objectives successfully. This will sometimes require working early mornings or late nights, to accommodate time differences.
How to Apply
- The Application Process: CLASP has engaged Equitable Hiring Group to support this hiring process. To apply, please visit https://equitablehiringgroup.applytojob.com/apply/7kR47PtU8B/Climate-Communications-Coordinator?source=CL.
- Individuals who apply by Wednesday, June 2nd will be given priority; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after that date until the position is filled.
- When you apply, please remove the names of your undergraduate and graduate schools from your resume. There is no need to reformat your resume, but simplify it to “B.A. Economics,” for example. This “bias blind” process is aimed at opening this opportunity to more candidates, reviewing applicants on performance assessments instead of resume proxies (e.g., where you went to school). This evaluation process will follow best practices shown to reduce bias in decision making and may be different from other application processes you have experienced.
- Early June: Selected candidates asked to complete short answer questions
- Mid-June: Video interview with CLASP Staff
- Mid-June: Finalist candidates will be asked to complete a timed trial assignment
- Late June: Finalists will participate in a multi-team member group interview via video conference. (*due to COVID-19, we will be conducting all interviews via video for the near future)
- Candidate references will also be checked at this step
- Early July: Offer extended