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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 coordinator@usclimatenetwork.org. The subject line should be: 'First Name, Last Name, The Name of the Position You are Applying For’. For the current two openings we are looking to hire immediately and we will be accepting applications until 8/1/2017 or until the positions are filled. No inquiries by phone, please.

US Climate Action Network 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 Systems Director
Development and Communications

Position Description:

The Network Systems Director will be a highly organized individual who pursues development opportunities and manages USCAN’s communications. USCAN is a small organization, and this role will be crucial in connecting USCAN members through our social media platforms and sharing information out to the network. The Network Systems Director will also be responsible for managing donations, grant writing and reporting grant deadlines, and tracking funder relationships and outreach.

The ideal candidate will be a great writer and an organized and enthusiastic team player who supports USCAN’s mission and engages with our dynamic team.

Duties of the Network Systems Director:

  • Develops and implements annual development and media plans for USCAN.

  • Leads production of Annual Report, weekly Network Update, Bi-Monthly Network Newsletter, and other organizational documentation.

  • Manages USCAN Twitter and Facebook accounts with content that advances USCAN’s mission.

  • Works with Network Executive Director to identify and pursue development opportunities.

  • Manages donor database, using NationBuilder.

  • Tracks deadlines for grant proposals and grant reports.

  • Drafts grant proposals and grant reports, with support of USCAN team

  • Coordinates Board Development Committee.

  • Ensure donors receive thank you notes, tax information, and donor requirements are met.

  • Provides peer learning opportunities for members on media and development.

  • Links USCAN user groups with media, as needed.

  • Develops a deep understanding of the work of our members, promote and expand the reach of this work to broader audiences, and work with the USCAN staff to develop a strong and strategic communications plan.
  • Reports to the Network Systems Senior Director.


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in fundraising or communications or a combination of both.

  • Demonstrated record of success in meeting fundraising goals for organizations.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies and techniques for institutional and individual funders.

  • Must have excellent writing and editing skills, including the ability to write grant proposals/reports, newsletters, talking points, opinion pieces, press releases, and other materials, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Superior written and oral communication and presentation skills, to include: experience speaking to and writing for donors and crafting compelling funding proposals and pitch materials.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Working knowledge of donor databases.

Desired skills & traits:

  • The ability and desire to bring order to chaos by designing, documenting, implementing, and training others on consistent, predictable, and clear systems.

  • The talent to develop infographics and use images/videos to create compelling materials and incorporate a story-telling lens when appropriate.
  • Deriving satisfaction from getting the “trains to run on time” through strong project management and administration skills.

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

  • A preference for assimilating and organizing logistics, data, schedules, and communications across a broad and diverse membership base.

  • Strong computer skills and experience, including experience with systems such as Google Drive, Asana, & NationBuilder.

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


Network Systems Coordinator Position

  1. Do you want to use your administrative savvy at a non-profit organization?

  2. Are you extremely organized and enthusiastic about getting the details right?

  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 Systems Coordinator Position at The US Climate Action Network (USCAN) might be the right fit for you!

Position Description:

USCAN seeks a highly organized individual to join our team in Washington, DC. This person will be primarily responsible for providing direct administrative support to the Executive Director and the Network Systems Senior Director. A typical day involves scheduling meetings, office administration, and data entry. Agility and a flexible mindset are essential along with a positive can-do attitude and a ability for seeing issues and a love for fixing them. This person helps to keep the organization running smoothly and is a very important role.

Duties of the Network Systems Coordinator Position:

  • Reports to the Executive Director and the Network Systems Senior Director.

  • Provides administrative support to the Network Executive Director, including scheduling, and media interviews.

  • Coordinates scheduling conference calls, meetings, webinars, and events.

  • Collaborates with the Network Engagement Directors to implement website, social media, and other communications strategies.

  • Manages social media platforms, weekly Network Updates and bi-monthly Newsletter.

  • Assist Network Systems Senior Director to update and maintain database and manage troubleshooting.

  • Under the direction of the Network Systems Senior Director, manage office and facility coordination.

  • Tracks USCAN member grantee data, including due dates and requirements, and produces data.

  • Tracks USCAN metrics for reporting out to grants, members, and USCAN Board.

Desired Skills, Traits & Experience:

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

  • Experience supporting large events.

  • 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.

  • Strong computer skills and experience with database software, specifically NaitonBuilder and Asana.

  • 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.

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