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16 Feb 2023

Full-Time Partnerships and Operations Manager

Pacific Environment – Posted by pacificenvironment San Francisco, California, United States

Job Description

Pacific Environment

Pacific Environment seeks to protect communities and wildlife of the Pacific Rim. We support community leaders to fight climate change, protect the oceans, build just societies, and move away from fossil fuels and plastic pollution toward a green economy. Learn more at

Pacific Environment is working to end fossil fuel use, including to get ships off fossil fuels. Our strategies include creating strong regulatory frameworks to achieve zero-emission shipping in a timeline commensurate with the climate emergency, inspiring corporate customers to demand zero-emission ships, and influencing ports and shipping stakeholders around the Pacific Rim and beyond to end fossil fuel build out and ready themselves for zero-emission shipping instead.


The Partnerships and Operations Manager will provide critical operational leadership to a dynamic, growing Climate Program at Pacific Environment. You will oversee the Climate team’s subgrant processes and procedures, manage contractor relationships and logistics, handle vendor payments, and provide general operational support to the team.

You will report to Pacific Environment’s Climate Campaign Operations Director.

The ideal candidate has experience in grants and contract management, operations for a growing team, and process development and implementation, and brings a passion for the environment, climate justice, and equity.

Location and Travel

Pacific Environment staff currently work from home. Greater San Francisco Bay Area local applicants and California residents are preferred, followed by candidates located in other states on the U.S. West Coast, plus Anchorage, Alaska. However, we will consider highly qualified candidates residing elsewhere in the U.S. This position requires working West Coast Time Zone hours, and potentially some evenings or weekends. Some travel to the Bay Area may be required if the successful candidate is based outside the greater San Francisco Bay Area. The position may also involve some other travel.


  • Managing the Climate Program’s subgranting process, including: developing and administering a competitive application process; supporting partners in application development; overseeing the subgrant review process; managing the execution of grant agreements; and ensuring grant reports (financial and narrative) are completed and submitted to Pacific Environment.
  • Manage the Climate Program’s contracting, including executing contracts and overseeing timely invoice payments, for long-term and short-term consultants.
  • Manage vendor relationships for the Climate Program.
  • Support the development and implementation of processes or policies to increase operations efficiency across the team, potentially related to IT, travel, expenses, timekeeping, and more.
  • Manage other tasks or duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications

  • 4-7 years of relevant operations and grants administration experience and increasing responsibility; experience in nonprofit advocacy-campaign organization a plus; experience in rapidly growing organizations a plus.
  • Demonstrated success in subgranting and contracting.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and implementing operations systems including: time tracking; expense management systems; experience as an effective manager, team leader, and collaborator across teams or departments; excellent communication skills, both written and oral; experience and expertise in environmental and climate issues a plus.
  • Relevant experience for this position can take many forms, and we strongly encourage applicants from a diversity of backgrounds.

Compensation and Benefits

Pacific Environment provides compensation commensurate with experience and equitable with others on our team, plus a full benefits package for staff positions. The salary range for this position is $68,000-$82,000, which is carefully considered to account for equity, and the final offer will be based on a candidate’s qualifications. The employee will enjoy a flexible working environment with a dedicated, diverse group of colleagues.

Physical Requirements

The Partnerships and Operations Manager work involves remaining in a stationary position and looking at a computer for long stretches of time, communicating with co-workers electronically, and occasional travel (including overnight travel), in-person meetings, or events. The ideal candidate must be able to complete all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Pacific Environment has an organization-wide policy that staff must be vaccinated against Covid-19.

To Apply

Applications encouraged by March 15, 2023.

The position will remain open until filled, and we encourage even late applications.

Pacific Environment is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people from communities harmed by environmental degradation and from backgrounds underrepresented in the environmental movement to apply. We welcome diversity to do our best work and believe that creating teams in which everyone can be their authentic self is key to the change we seek.

No phone calls, please.

How to Apply

Click here to apply online.

Job Categories: Environmental. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Grant Distribution. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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