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

 

Goals:

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

 

Qualifications

  • 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.   

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Application

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