Program Associate

  • Full Time
  • Remote

Website Blue Crab Strategies

Blue Crab Strategies is hiring for a Program Associate!


About Blue Crab Strategies

Blue Crab Strategies (BCS) lives at the intersection of climate, politics, communications, and movement building. We are strategists who develop approaches for some of the most impactful players in the global transition to a clean energy economy and the fight against climate change. From brands to NGOs to foundations to activists, we work behind-the-scenes at the cutting edge of climate innovation around the world. Check out our website for more on our approach.


About The Role

BCS is searching for a Program Associate to assist senior leadership with managing relationships, people, and projects as we continue to expand our ever-growing climate work around the globe! The ideal candidate is someone who has strong organizational and project management skills, as a large part of this role involves helping keep various projects on track. We’re looking for someone who is a strong collaborator and communicator, as the role requires the sustained cultivation of important relationships in the climate-organizing space.

On an average week, the Program Associate can expect to…

● Manage an internal project management tool

● Take notes on calls with clients and synthesize and manage next steps

● Produce written and visual material for clients and BCS leadership

● Strategize with Client Managers about client management

● Join calls and lead agenda items with clients and internal BCS staff



This may be the job for you if:

● When Friendsgiving gets scheduled, you’re the one who organizes the potluck, assigning dishes to everyone while multitasking on the three you’ve signed up to cook.

● You aren’t afraid of cold-calling a powerful person, and know how to exercise discretion with the sensitive information you get from that call.

● You notice the small details in complex situations, can organize chaos into order, and know how to “manage up” to get results.

● When it comes to a tricky situation, you’re the person rolling up your sleeves to organize the group to solve problems and are proactively asking for more problems to solve. Your friends can always count on you to do what you say you will. To top it all off, you craft a stellar story to share what happened at the happy hour that you organized to celebrate.


Who We Are

We are meeting our planet’s messiest problems with the collective power of people in order to build, with our clients, a worldwide, collaborative ecosystem to accelerate climate action. We are reliable, integrated and passionate partners to our clients and network, building a trusted ecosystem for visionary ideas to thrive. We use our unique viewpoints, emotional intelligence and persistent curiosity to understand complex problems and create solutions. We acknowledge, in our work and partnerships, that we are all humans deserving of respect and empowerment.


Required Qualifications

● 1-3 years of experience in a similar role working with NGOs, coalitions, campaigns, or progressive corporations

● A commitment to racial and social justice with the understanding of how they connect to issues surrounding the climate and environment

● Ability to pick up technical verbiage quickly when working with others, though policy expertise is not necessary

● Strong organization and relationship management skills

● Strong note-taker

● Ability to multi-task and work on various projects (both small and large) at once

● Ability to delegate tasks and responsibilities among team members across all levels

● The ideal candidate is curious, eager, ambitious, humble, has a great sense of humor, and loves working with people across a wide spectrum of backgrounds and expertise

Benefits and Salary

Salary is $55,000 – $75,000 based on experience.

Our benefits include a 401k with matching contributions, 10 vacation days, 10 sick days, 12 weeks of paid parental leave, and two paid weeks for a company-wide closing (one week in August and one week in December).

Blue Crab Strategies offers a 401k with matching contributions.

Blue Crab Strategies offers insurance coverage for eligible employees. Employees are given the option to choose any plan on the District of Columbia’s health insurance exchange. Blue Crab Strategies pays at least 80% of the monthly premium for the selected health care plan for employees, with employees paying up to 20% (varies based on cost of the plan).



How To Apply

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In lieu of a cover letter, we are asking applicants to please answer the following questions:

Why are you interested in working at Blue Crab Strategies? (150 words or less)
Can you tell us about how you center equity and inclusion in your work? (150 words or less)
What systems and practices do you use to balance and prioritize competing deadlines and obligations? (150 words or less)

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