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2 Feb 2023

Full-Time International Program Senior Manager

The Climate Reality Project – Posted by allianceadmin Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Job Description

The Climate Reality Project is a nonprofit organization founded by former US Vice President Al Gore. Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every sector of society.

At The Climate Reality Project, we come to work every day to help solve the climate crisis. We do it by working from the ground up, empowering people and communities worldwide to fight for their future and together drive a just transition to clean energy.

We are committed to building a more just and equitable world, one where all voices are heard and respected regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or physical ability. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other historically marginalized communities. We encourage applicants to read our diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice statement on our website.

Our current policy is a hybrid approach where our staff will come to our Washington DC office two days a week.


The International Program Senior Manager is responsible for implementation of and advising on The Climate Reality Project’s team strategy and general operations. This position will support the execution of programs, relationships with Climate Reality’s 10 regional branches, and grants on behalf of the organization. This position will also support strategic visioning to build cohesiveness across branch programs and provide an operational structure for over 25,000 Climate Reality Leaders across the world. This position will report to the Director of International Programs and will be responsible for managing the team’s progress towards objectives, key results, and theories of change, as well as serving as a resource for the team’s execution of cohesive and sustainable global programs to build public support in addressing the climate crisis.

The Climate Reality Project’s international branch program supports and coordinates 10 branch offices and one partnership globally as they engage Climate Reality Leaders in their country/region and implement their own programs, projects, and campaigns. Branches are hosted in countries and regions that have held Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training events in order to establish and maintain localized support for Climate Reality Leaders in the area. They establish programs and campaigns for making impact and generating positive change with Climate Reality Leader involvement, including communications, policy, grassroots mobilization, education, and more.

Currently reporting to the International Program Director, the International Program Senior Manager has two direct reports.

The salary for the role is $92,395 annually.



  • Work with the Director to build a strategic vision for the organization’s global growth and structure of international branch system.
  • Advise implementation of global programs, including but not limited to Climate Reality Leadership Corps Trainings and 24 Hours of Reality.
  • Guide branch grant strategies toward outputs that align with Climate Reality’s international goals.
  • With other team members, research and recommend branch office growth strategies.
  • Manage and support growth of a small staff of professionals with who lead on operations and evaluation, global climate policy, and diversity and justice initiatives. This includes advocating for the International Team internally, building an environment of trust, and committing to an openness to support development of programs.
  • Identify new models for measuring success and supervise their transition into concrete reporting metrics.
  • Develop tools that clearly display progress towards goals and relevant data/information necessary to achieve those goals.
  • Identify potential funders and develop details of funding proposals with branch staff.
  • Work effectively across teams within the organization to help provide greater global support and amplification for our Climate Reality Leaders.
  • Manage workload for International Team interns as applicable.
  • Travel domestically and internationally as needed to support international branch programs and overall operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Experience in a cross-cultural environment including working knowledge of environmental justice in different cultures
  • Leadership experience in global climate change campaigns including communications/media, budgeting, and movement build
  • Experience working on diverse international campaigns that include cohesive narratives and building of global communities.
  • A demonstrated understanding of climate change policy and geopolitics.
  • Additional language proficiency, particularly Portuguese or Japanese.
  • Fundraising and/or grant administration experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organization and attention to detail.
  • Ability to speak publicly and represent The Climate Reality Project while abroad.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar CRM systems.
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer required


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree (preferred) in related field.
  • International experience working across cultures with diverse stakeholders.
  • Has 3 to 5 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrable volunteer and/or full-time employee management experience
  • Demonstrated global thinking and delivery of international program outcomes


The Climate Reality Project has adopted a competency-based approach to job definition, hiring, performance assessment, and professional development. The following are our seven organization-wide competencies and examples of how they manifest for this role.

  1. Teamwork and Collaboration: Builds and sustains productive working relationships with colleagues; actively listens to others and seeks to understand diverse perspectives; follows through on commitments.
  2. Flexibility and Adaptability: Demonstrates the ability to adapt to changing priorities and circumstances; takes initiative to solve problems, improve processes, and/or achieve outcomes; learns quickly when faced with new situations or systems.
  3. Written and Verbal Communication: Written communication is clear and concise; verbal communication is intentional and straightforward; provides timely and helpful information across the organization as needed; gives and receives constructive feedback in a thoughtful manner.
  4. Time and Project Management: Possesses a strong work ethic i.e., a sense of ownership over tasks, commitment to following things through, and a willingness to do what it takes to get the job done; manages multiple competing priorities, tasks, and projects effectively; assigns work that is both manageable and appropriate to supervisees’ level of experience.
  5. Professional Development: Shows commitment and acts to continuously improve; connects with advocates, experts, mentors, and resources, and actively seeks new ways to grow and be challenged through internal and external training opportunities; accepts assignments that broaden capabilities.
  6. Climate Justice: Works to understand and achieve anti-racist principles to disrupt the systems of white supremacy, privilege, classism, sexism, and racism; seeks to understand how systemic racism and environmental injustice impact individuals and frontline and fenceline communities; works to promote a welcoming and inclusive environment in Climate Reality spaces (workplace, events, trainings, and other convenings).
  7. Climate Reality Mission and Focus: Is passionate about Climate Reality’s role and mission and can act as a Climate Reality ambassador to a diverse set of audiences; stays up-to-date on climate trends, impacts and solutions.


In addition to organization-wide competencies, each role has its own competencies. Below are examples of how each competency manifests in this role.

  1. Cultural Awareness: Able to craft country- and culture-specific definitions of success and to develop strategies appropriate to the political, cultural, and social reality in a particular environment.
  2. Technology and Data Systems: Executes migration onto platforms for programmatic organization.
  3. Interpersonal Skills: Represents the division in organizational meetings and projects; represents Climate Reality at public events and other speaking engagements; develops and manages effective campaigns and programs.
  4. Leadership and Management: Is aware of how biases manifest in performance evaluations and conducts performance evaluations in an unbiased manner; leads the development, management, and execution of global programs and campaigns; operationalizes organizational knowledge on international affairs and developments.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Climate Reality, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in this job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


Send a resume and cover letter to: [email protected] and put “International Program Senior Manager” in the subject line.

The Climate Reality Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

How to Apply

Send a resume and cover letter to: [email protected] and put “International Program Senior Manager” in the subject line.

Job Categories: Climate Change. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: See posting for details.

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