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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 U.S. Climate Alliance seeks an Operations and Finance Coordinator to support the deployment of capacity-building resources to member governors through a range of administrative, budgeting, contracting, and project management support.

 

This position is ideal for early career candidates looking to join a dynamic organization and gain valuable experience while supporting the leadership of Alliance states and territories at a critical moment for climate.

 

The Operations and Finance Coordinator reports to the Chief of Staff and directly supports the work of the Alliance’s Policy Team and Programs & Analysis Team. Key responsibilities include administering contracts, contributing to budgeting and financial tracking, and assisting in a variety of operations-focused projects. The Operations and Finance Coordinator should be highly organized, detail-oriented, proactive, and committed to advancing our mission. 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.

Full Time

Washington, D.C. with Consideration for Remote Work

The U.S. Climate Alliance seeks a Policy Advisor to support the development and implementation of policy solutions that advance equity, environmental justice, and a just economic transition in Alliance states and territories, working closely with senior staff of the Alliance Secretariat. Member governors of the coalition have committed to centering equity and environmental justice in efforts to achieve their climate goals, working with frontline communities to address the disproportionate burdens of climate change, and supporting a just economic transition by building the clean energy workforce and driving the creation of good-paying, family-sustaining jobs.

 

The Policy Advisor will be charged with helping Alliance states and territories turn these commitments into action as the coalition deepens its focus in this priority area. They will also advise on the intersection of equity and environmental justice with other policy areas and partner with fellow team members to embed relevant considerations across all sectors of the coalition’s work.  

 

This role will report to the Policy Director and be expected to work as part of a broader team that includes Alliance states, consultants, and external partners. The position is part of the Energy and Climate team at the United Nations Foundation, which houses the U.S. Climate Alliance.​  

Full Time

Washington, D.C. with Consideration for Remote Work

The U.S. Climate Alliance seeks a Policy Director to lead the Secretariat in advancing climate solutions across ten coalition-wide policy priorities, inform organizational strategy, ensure Working Groups are delivering high-impact results, and support team member development, among other responsibilities.

 

The Policy Director will manage the Secretariat’s core policy team and, together with the Executive and Managing Directors, convene and provide direction to the Secretariat’s extended policy team.

 

The Policy Director reports to the Managing Director of the Alliance and will be expected to work as part of a broader team that includes Alliance states, consultants, and external partners. 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 U.S. Climate Alliance seeks a Policy Advisor to develop and implement policy solutions to decarbonize the buildings sector in Alliance states and territories, working closely with senior staff of the Alliance Secretariat.

 

This coalition of governors recently announced a series of new commitments to eliminate emissions from buildings, including collectively quadrupling heat pump installations across the Alliance by the end of the decade. The Policy Advisor will be charged with helping turn these commitments into action as the Alliance deepens its focus in this priority area. They will also advise on additional sectors as appropriate.

 

This role will report to the Policy Director and be expected to work as part of a broader team that includes Alliance states, consultants, and external partners. The position is part of the Energy and Climate team at the United Nations Foundation, which houses the U.S. Climate Alliance Secretariat.​

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.