Citizens’ Climate is Hiring State-Level Carbon Pricing Coordinator

State-Level Carbon Pricing Coordinator – Job Description

Citizens’ Climate is a non-profit organization working to solve climate change and empower citizens in our democracy.  We have a paid staff of 30 and more than 80,000 supporters and volunteers in more than 400 chapters worldwide advocating for carbon fee and dividend legislation.  We are looking to hire a full-time State-Level Carbon Pricing Coordinator to take over from our current part-time coordinator.


Position: State-Level Carbon Pricing Coordinator

Location: US, working from home

Status: Full-time, exempt



Help Citizens’ Climate volunteers effectively engage in supporting state-level efforts to enact carbon pricing, without overly distracting from our federal work.

  • Help Citizens’ Climate strengthen alliances with other key players in the climate movement during this work.
  • Help enact state-level carbon pricing in order to incentivize adoption of a national carbon fee and dividend system.
  • Build awareness and support for carbon pricing as a solution to climate change.


Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Work proactively with Citizens’ Climate volunteers to support them as they engage in state-level efforts
  • Work with Climate XChange and other partner organizations to help support state-level efforts across the country.
  • Identify states with high potential for success with carbon pricing and proactively support nascent efforts in those states.
  • Support Citizens’ Climate volunteers in building alliances and coalitions across the political spectrum (as is locally appropriate) around carbon pricing in their state.
  • Work to protect Citizens’ Climate’s reputation and relationships throughout this process by ensuring that the primary work by volunteers of engaging at the state level is done under a different or new organization, and not as part of Citizens’ Climate.
  • Evaluate potential for Citizens’ Climate to endorse and support state-level efforts and specific bills, and bring appropriate options for final approval to the Executive Director.
  • Engage with the media related to state-level efforts as appropriate.
  • Direct volunteers to resources that can help them with state-level carbon pricing (e.g. economic studies, polling, messaging, other state efforts, etc.)
  • Help volunteers to grow bipartisan support for climate action and carbon pricing in state legislatures, and with local business, faith, and community leaders.
  • Oversight of state-level project expenses, and reporting of project expenditures and results to relevant granting foundations.
  • Other duties as required



  • At least 2 years experience working on climate and/or related policy.
  • Ability to travel occasionally.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with remote staff and volunteers.
  • Creative and analytical thinking with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional attention to accuracy, detail, and deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Access to computer, internet, and telephone sufficient for communication with staff and volunteers (including video conferencing).
  • Experience working with Citizens’ Climate a big plus.


Salary and Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience.  Benefits for a full-time position include health insurance (eligibility after a 60-day wait period), dental and vision insurance, and a 401K retirement plan.  Two weeks vacation are provided to all first year employees.  An additional week of vacation is added after one year of  employment with CCE.   



Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please submit your application and resume by December 8, 2017, to