Careers with the
U.S. Climate Alliance

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The Alliance Secretariat is led by a team of diverse and dedicated climate experts with deep experience across sectors, government, and NGOs.

Open Positions

Full Time

Washington, D.C. with Consideration for Remote Work

The U.S. Climate Alliance seeks a Development Director to lead the Secretariat’s fundraising activities and secure the philanthropic resources needed to sustain and grow our work in support of our member governors.


The Development Director will be responsible for overseeing effective donor stewardship with existing funders, identifying and cultivating relationships with prospective new funders, leading the development of grant proposals and reports, establishing systems and processes to support an effective fundraising operation, and tracking progress toward grant objectives in close collaboration with the Leadership Team and relevant policy leads.


The Development Director reports to the Managing Director and sits on the Extended Leadership Team, contributing to the strategic direction of the organization. This is a brand-new role and an exciting opportunity to build on the Alliance’s momentum and growth as we look to increase support for member states and territories at a critical moment for climate. The position is part of the Energy and Climate team at the United Nations Foundation, which houses the U.S. Climate Alliance Secretariat.

Full Time

Washington, D.C. with Consideration for Remote Work

The Alliance Secretariat seeks a Communications Associate ready to contribute to its dynamic communications team, which is charged with amplifying the individual and collective climate leadership of member governors while increasing public awareness of the health and economic benefits of state-led climate action.


Key responsibilities of the communications team include managing press relations, developing coalition-wide messages, overseeing social media, planning press events, providing member communications support, and executing effective digital and web communications and design. The Communications Associate reports to the Secretariat’s Communications Director and works closely with the Senior Communications Associate in carrying out these responsibilities.


Specifically, they will be expected to lead digital video production and editing efforts, manage and maintain internal databases and the Alliance’s website, oversee news and media monitoring, and provide other communications support as needed to the Secretariat leadership and Alliance member governors’ offices, including digital and social media assistance. The Communications Associate will work as part of a broader team that Secretariat staff as well as external partners, consultants, and representatives from the Alliance states and territories.

The Alliance is housed at the United Nations Foundation in Washington, D.C. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and comprehensive employee benefits package, please visit the United Nations Foundation Careers page.