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1)EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

2) Communications and Outreach Intern

3) Policy Intern


 

Executive Director

 

SUMMARY: US Climate Action Network (USCAN) seeks an Executive Director to be its organizational spokesperson, leader and fundraiser.  We want someone with the vision to lead a broad, deep, and powerful community of organizations to meet the enormous challenges and manifold opportunities presented by climate change.  The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring that the organization builds and implements programs that advance its mission, secures the resources it needs to succeed, and uses the funds it raises efficiently and effectively. The Executive Director also supports the work of the Board of Directors and supervises the staff.

 

THE ORGANIZATION

USCAN’s mission is to support and strengthen US-based civil society organizations’ influence on the development and implementation of local, national, and international climate policy and action.

Founded in 1989, USCAN fosters and facilitates collaborative efforts to share information, coordinate activities, and develop strategies across diverse organizations and constituencies.  The network spans an array of perspectives and approaches.  USCAN members are united by their common desire to reduce US greenhouse gas emissions, to increase climate resiliency, to inspire the United States’ positive participation in international forums to secure equitable, effective climate policies, and to support on-the-ground implementation of climate solutions.  Just this year we have held an annual conference, conducted webinars on the recent draft EPA rule on carbon pollution, and involved ourselves in the international climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany.  These and many other services we provide have caused our membership to grow rapidly this year and we now have 122 members.

To learn more, go to www.usclimatenetwork.org.

 

DUTIES

The Executive Director:

  • Serves as the principal spokesperson for the organization;
  • With staff support, serves as the organization’s lead fundraiser with foundations, individuals and corporations;
  • Works with Board and staff to develop, update, and evaluate the organization’s strategic and annual plans;
  • Ensures that the organization builds and implements programs which effectively advance its mission;
  • Builds trusting relationships and works closely with member organizations and other allies to make progress on common goals;
  • Ensures that the organization develops sound annual budgets and builds the organization’s financial strength and stability;
  • Works with Board and staff to develop and implement an annual communications plan;
  • Is responsible for hiring, supervising and evaluating staff;
  • Acts as Board liaison, informing and supporting the Board as needed and working closely with the Board Chair;
  • Has overall responsibility for planning and executing the annual conference and other meetings and events.

The Executive Director reports to the Chair of the Board of Directors.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong commitment to advancing action on climate change
  • Significant connections to the climate change community both domestically and internationally
  • Proven ability to inspire, motivate, communicate, collaborate and manage
  • Five or more years’ experience in a senior leadership role (program development and implementation, budgeting, management) or other relevant experience
  • Strong commitment to a collaborative work style with member organizations, Board, staff and other key stakeholders
  • Proven success in raising funds from individuals, foundations & corporations.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  Negotiable, depending on experience and qualifications.

 

LOCATION: Washington, DC with occasional domestic and international travel

 

START DATE:  As soon as possible.

 

CLOSE DATE: Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


TO APPLY

Please e-mail:

1) Cover email/letter explaining why you’re interested and qualified,

2) Resume and references

To:  jobs@climatenetwork.org

Please include the words USCAN Position in the email subject line.

No phone calls please.

All applications will be acknowledged promptly.

 

US Climate Action Network encourages diversity and prohibits discrimination in the office place.  The organization exceeds the anti-discrimination policies of the District of Columbia and of the federal government.  Specifically, USCAN prohibits discrimination in hiring on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence or business, gender identity, or socio-economic status.

 

 


 

Communications and Outreach Intern

 

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: 35-40 hours/week, $800 monthly stipend

Position Dates: Early September 2014- December 2014 or beyond; specific dates are flexible

Application Deadline: September 2 or until ideal candidate is found

 

Summary: Would you like to make connections and experience opportunities few internships can offer? Are you interested in energy and climate advocacy, web design, and/or online communications?

The US Climate Action Network (USCAN) is the largest US network of organizations focused on energy and climate issues. Our members are based all around the country and range from organizations focused on conservation and wildlife to renewable energy and environmental justice. As an intern for the US Climate Action Network (USCAN), you'll have the opportunity to get a bird's eye view on what's happening in climate and energy politics.

Here, you'll obtain real-world experience as a communications and outreach professional. Your duties will include assisting with online communications and outreach and working with the diverse collection of organizations that make up the clean energy and climate movement. Best of all, an internship with USCAN introduces you to and puts you in touch with our entire network.

The Communications and Outreach Internship is located in our Washington, DC office and offers a monthly stipend of $800, help obtaining college credit (if needed), and negotiable start and end dates. Interns are expected to commit for a duration of 4 to 6 months.

 

Organization Overview:

USCAN plays a critical role as the largest network connecting organizations working on climate advocacy and policy development at the state/regional, federal, and international levels, all of which are increasingly interdependent.

USCAN’s mission is to support and strengthen US-based civil society organizations’ influence on the development and implementation of local, national, and international climate policy and action. Founded in 1989, USCAN fosters and facilitates collaborative efforts to share information, coordinate activities, and develop strategies across diverse organizations and constituencies.

The network spans an array of perspectives and approaches. USCAN members are united by their common desire to reduce US greenhouse gas emissions, to increase climate resiliency, to inspire the United States’ positive participation in international forums to secure equitable, effective climate policies, and to support on-the-ground implementation of climate solutions.

USCAN is the US node of the Climate Action Network (CAN-International), a global network of over 850 environment, energy, development, and faith based NGOs working collaboratively to address the causes of climate change and promote equitable solutions.

 

Duties:

• Design, create, and update various web pages for a dynamic USCAN site

• Attend and assist with organizing community meetings and briefings for USCAN members

• Design new outreach documents and digital materials

• Attend briefings, congressional hearings, and other events as needed

• Aid in editing and compiling weekly email newsletters and web content on energy and climate issues

• Help USCAN take our social media work to the next level

Plan and assist in the continual updating of public-facing USCAN platforms

• Research, identify, categorize, and upload key publications, polling data, press releases and other resources to the USCAN website to assist our member organizations

• Help coordinate USCAN member engagement and surveys

• Help manage USCAN member database and list serves

• Research, identify, and assist with outreach to potential new member organizations

• Assist other staff as needed, with tasks such as editing of documents and delivery of materials to congressional offices

 

Requirements:

• Understanding of HTML required and familiarity with Photoshop, CSS, Plone and/or SQL is a big plus

• Strong oral and writing skills, and methodical research methods

• Understanding of various social media platforms

• Self-starter, flexible, and adaptive

Must be able to manage multiple tasks and to work quickly with astute attention to detail

• Interest in climate change, with particular enthusiasm for communicating information to coalition partners and policy-makers

• Knowledge of key players and climate change policy issues a plus

• Ability to work independently and in a team, and to telecommute when appropriate

• Good phone skills

• Outgoing and friendly personality with good sense of humor is a must

• Available at least 35 hours a week

 

How to Apply:

The deadline to apply for the Communications and Outreach Internship is September 2, 2014. However, USCAN is looking for a qualified applicant to fill the position as soon as possible, and may hire an ideal candidate before the deadline has been met. Conversely, if an applicant has not been selected before the deadline, we will be accepting applications until the position is filled.

Send a resume and cover letter with availability to Marie Risalvato (Mrisalvato@climatenetwork.org). Please subject your email "Communications and Outreach Intern First Name Last Name."

 

USCAN encourages diversity and prohibits discrimination in the office place. The organization exceeds the anti-discrimination policies of the District of Columbia and of the federal government. Specifically, USCAN prohibits discrimination in hiring on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence or business, gender identity, or socio-economic status.

 

 


 

 

Policy Intern

 

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: 35 hours/week, $500 monthly stipend

Position Dates: Early September 2014- December 2014 or beyond; specific dates are flexible

Application Deadline: Rolling application period, but preferred ASAP

 

Organization Overview:

USCAN plays a critical role as the largest network connecting organizations working on climate advocacy and policy development at the state/regional, federal, and international levels, all of which are increasingly interdependent.

USCAN’s mission is to support and strengthen US-based civil society organizations’ influence on the development and implementation of local, national, and international climate policy and action. Founded in 1989, USCAN fosters and facilitates collaborative efforts to share information, coordinate activities, and develop strategies across diverse organizations and constituencies.

The network spans an array of perspectives and approaches. USCAN members are united by their common desire to reduce US greenhouse gas emissions, to increase climate resiliency, to inspire the United States’ positive participation in international forums to secure equitable, effective climate policies, and to support on-the-ground implementation of climate solutions.

USCAN is the US node of the Climate Action Network (CAN-International), a global network of over 850 environment, energy, development, and faith based NGOs working collaboratively to address the causes of climate change and promote equitable solutions.

 

Description:

USCAN seeks a policy intern for a minimum of four to six months to assist with policy and outreach activities. You will learn about domestic and international issues relating to climate change, including the international climate change negotiations, energy issues, and Clean Air Act issues. You will also become acquainted with the federal policy-making process and the various players and positions in the climate movement.

The position is located in our Washington, DC office. This internship offers a monthly stipend of $500, help obtaining college credit (if needed), and negotiable start and end dates.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist International Policy Coordinator and Program Director/Domestic Policy Director with activities relating to international and domestic climate change policy
  • Attend briefings, congressional hearings, and coalition meetings
  • Research and write material for newsletters, web pages, action alerts, and fact sheets
  • Help organize coalition meetings and strategy sessions on international and domestic issues, including taking detailed notes on meeting discussions
  • Help organize briefings and webinars for USCAN members
  • Assist in organizing meetings and issue briefings for congressional staff
  • Hand-deliver materials to congressional offices
  • Participate in lobbying congressional offices by phone or in person, if professional and knowledgeable
  • Assist with outreach to USCAN member organizations
  • Assist other staff as needed
  • Take on other responsibilities as they develop, based on intern strengths and interests, ability to complete individual projects, and organizational needs.
  • Possible travel to assist at conferences/events

 

Qualifications

  • Interest in climate change and enthusiasm for communicating with partners and policy makers
  • Strong oral and writing skills and methodical research methods
  • Self-starter, flexible, able to manage multiple tasks
  • Some knowledge of Congress and/or international climate policy and negotiations is a plus.
  • Good phone skills
  • Extroverted and friendly personality with good sense of humor is a must.
  • Available at least 35 hours a week.

 

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter with availability to Brent Murcia (policy @climatenetwork.org). Please put the name of the internship and your name in the subject line of your email:  “Policy Internship Application, First Name Last Name.”


USCAN encourages diversity and prohibits discrimination in the office place. The organization exceeds the anti-discrimination policies of the District of Columbia and of the federal government. Specifically, USCAN prohibits discrimination in hiring on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence or business, gender identity, or socio-economic status.

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