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24 Jan 2022

Full-Time Partner Engagement Program Manager

Climate Action Campaign – Posted by CAC Anywhere

Job Description

The Climate Action Campaign is looking for a Program Manager for our Partner Engagement team who will help us establish new and maintain existing relationships with organizations that we partner with to demand action on the global climate crisis. The Program Manager is responsible for establishing new and stewarding existing relationships with partner organizations representing diverse constituencies.

The Program Manager will be report to the Director of Partner Engagement and be responsible for these duties including, but not limited to:

Relationship Management

  • Establishing new and managing existing relationships with partner organizations representing diverse constituencies.
  • Serving as CAC’s point of contact for respective constituencies and organizations, keeping management, internal departments, and direct supervisors apprised of the latest intel from partner organizations and constituencies.
  • Developing strategies and organizing opportunities to engage constituency groups around key priority issues.
  • Maintaining relationships with partner organizations by facilitating weekly check-in calls or meetings to ensure grant deliverables are met, including weekly database reporting.
  • Managing relationships with applicable consultants and contractors as necessary.
  • Working well within and deftly navigating dense coalition dynamics.

Project Management

  • Working with CAC and partner organizations to develop grants and contracts, setting mutually agreed-upon deliverables. Deliverables to include earned media events, social media opportunities, and engagement with key stakeholders or decision-makers, etc.
  • Facilitating material delivery and development from CAC to partner organizations.
  • Providing additional programmatic and administrative support to projects such as managing and executing internal team projects, participating in working groups, database reporting, project budget planning, organizing convenings, event planning, and assisting the Partner Engagement Director with other projects as needed.

Who We Are

The Climate Action Campaign (CAC) is a vibrant coalition of 13 national environmental, environmental justice and public health organizations working together to drive ambitious, durable federal action to cut carbon pollution, address the climate crisis and accelerate the transition to clean energy with equitable, fair and just policies centered on justice, jobs, and health. CAC supports more than 60 partners and allies, nationally and in key states, working together to rally public support and motivate decisionmakers to tackle the climate crisis. The Climate Action Campaign is based in Washington D.C., not San Diego, California. Visit us online at:

Who You Are

  • 2-4 years’ experience in political, issue or advocacy campaigns or organizing or nonprofits
  • Media experience
  • Creative approach to planning and problem solving
  • Highly organized and self-motivated
  • Strong time management and priority-setting skills
  • Previous experience working successfully with state and national organizations
  • Ability to maintain discretion
  • Highly collaborative with experience working across multiple departments and teams
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and positive attitude
  • Knowledge of database software preferred but not essential
  • Comfortable working in fast-paced environments

The Fine Print

CAC staff are currently fully remote. However, once it is safe to do so, CAC staff will continue to work remotely and will be asked to come to our DC office for at least 1-2 in-person meetings per quarter depending on department. Staff will work East Coast hours regardless of their location.

The target salary is $58,000. Travel may be required when it is safe to do so.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to economic and social justice and do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Your cover letter should express your specific interest in, and qualifications for, this role as well as respond to these specific questions:
  1. Why is it important for you to work for an organization committed to winning the climate crisis?
  2. How have you demonstrated your commitment to fighting climate change?
  3. What does it mean for you to have a commitment to social and environmental justice?
  4. Tell us about a time when you built rapport with someone under difficult conditions and what did you do to overcome those conditions?
  5. What would you like to learn here that would help you in the future?

The Process:
  • Successful applicants will receive a phone screen conducted by staff of The Griffin Partnership. Candidates who are moved to the next stage will complete a Questionnaire regarding their experience. The next round of interviews will involve a virtual interview (over Zoom) with members of the Climate Action Campaign Hiring Team. After that interview, finalists will be asked to complete a skills-based exercise. There may be another interview before a successful applicant is chosen. Reference checks will be conducted prior to presenting an offer to the successful candidate.
  • This hiring process is on a fast track and applications may only be accepted for a limited period of time. We plan to have a start date of the beginning of March or sooner.
  • If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability so that you may participate in the selection process, please email Sybil Griffin at or call Sybil at (313) 549-5925.

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

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