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Applying for a Position

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interest and qualifications for the position and desired salary, along with a resume, and professional references via email to operations@usclimatenetwork.org. The subject line should be: 'First Name, Last Name, The Name of the Position You are Applying For’. For the current opening we are looking to hire immediately and we will be accepting applications until 10/27/2017 or until the position is filled. No inquiries by phone, please.

US Climate Action Network (USCAN) offers egalitarian workplace where intelligence, flexibility, authenticity, transparency, and good humor are highly valued. We offer a robust benefits and vacation package.

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. USCAN will do our best to make staff positions accessible to women, people of any ethnic background, people of any age, Indigenous people, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer people, disabled people, and other under-represented communities in our kind of organizations – including communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.
Network Engagement Coordinator
  1. Do you want to use your administrative savvy and dynamic personality at a non-profit organization?

  2. Are you extremely organized and enthusiastic about connecting with others?

  3. Are you passionate about climate change issues?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, and you are looking for a long-term administrative role, then this entry-level, Network Engagement Coordinator position at USCAN might be the right fit for you!

Position Description:

USCAN seeks a highly organized person with a unique combination of skills and traits that can support members’ collective interests to join our team. A successful Network Engagement professional is a generalist who plans, administers, and coordinates the network’s work, often through User Groups, using specific tools, processes and procedures. A Network Engagement professional also weaves connections and relationships across network members and seeks ways to empower and enhance members’ ideas for working together.

The Network Engagement Coordinator works to sustain and increase member connectivity and value creation by understanding member priorities and empowering their activities. They facilitate peer-to-peer exchange, support member-leaders and promote weaving among members. The Coordinator collaborates with other members of USCAN’s staff to support these activities and assists in advancing the network’s development, including duties associated with supporting strategic network initiatives and managing relationships with outside partners when needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Network Engagement Senior Director and supports work of the Network Engagement Team.

  • Coordinates a User Group, ensuring that all conference calls and other meetings are programmed in advance; facilitating discussions and taking notes during calls and meetings; updating the team on trends and opportunities as needed; providing support to User Group co-chairs.

  • Coordinates the new member process and orients new members to the network.

  • Researches and implements best practices associated with conference calls, meetings, and other communications.

  • May participate in other work groups, list serves (such as Climate Action Network International, Climate Action Coalition) and/or other outside groups on behalf of USCAN.

  • Provides support for the Network’s Annual Meeting and other gatherings that take place periodically.

  • Engages members on a regular basis to share and learn.

  • Works with Network Systems team to monitor the Member Center and respond to inquiries.

  • Other duties as needed.

Desired Skills, Traits and Experiences

  • Excellent organizational skills with the capacity to determine and execute on priorities in a timely manner.

  • Must have experience using Google Drive effectively.

  • Collaborative, team-oriented, and a positive, friendly, professional workplace demeanor balanced with appropriate assertiveness necessary to be effective.

  • Passionate about/interested in environmental issues.

  • Thrives working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where change is a constant.

  • Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading.

  • Experience organizing time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines.

  • Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.

Network building including:

  • The ability to catalyze a culture of spirited cooperation by fostering opportunities at all levels to develop camaraderie and trust;

  • The ability to listen deeply to fully understand and appreciate a diversity of perspectives and motivations;  

  • The ability to facilitate connection and collaboration within and across diverse groups of members;

  • The ability to productively orchestrate resolution to conflicts in values and beliefs;

  • The ability to work behind the scenes to empower and enable members to lead the network, and;

  • The ability to facilitate network processes while also introducing new ideas.

Demonstrates traits including:

  • The ability to embrace ambiguity and encourage experimentation and innovation;

  • Showing gratitude and encouraging mutual appreciation for the ideas and contributions of all;

  • Commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and;

  • A preference for cooperation, high levels of trust, sincerity, and openness to experience.

 

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