Policy Associate

  • Full Time
  • Remote

Website mobilizeclimate Climate Mobilization Project

Building power for a safe climate and just society

Climate Mobilization Project (501(c)(3)) and The Climate Mobilization (501(c)(4)) are searching for a dedicated, full-time Policy Associate to support the development of ambitious policy solutions to the global climate emergency as the organization expands our capacity to meet our goals for 2021.

The position will report to the Director of Strategy and directly contribute to our organizational and campaign work. The Policy Associate’s main responsibility will be collaborating with CMP’s climate emergency activists across the United States in accelerating local Climate Mobilization Implementation Programs and will work to develop collaborative relationships with coalition partners in the front line of the Climate Emergency.

This is a remote, exempt position at approximately 40 hrs/week with a generous stipend toward benefits. Employees have access to a group health insurance plan and a retirement plan with no employer matching.

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the Organizing Team and local residents across the U.S. to develop local Climate Mobilization policies and implementation plans.
  • Create Climate Mobilization Policy resources and materials for our members and campaign partners.
  • Build relationships with elected officials and coordinate advocacy meetings that include local residents.
  • Track Climate Emergency Declarations across the U.S and the world.
  • Work effectively with our Fundraising staff to support grant writing/reporting.
  • Participate in relevant CMP staff working groups as appropriate.
  • Undertake special projects and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree in environmental policy, environmental science, political science, or a related subject.
  • Relevant experience and demonstrated expertise will be considered in lieu of formal education and certification.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in a research, advocacy, or policy-focused role(s) with focus on environmental, climate, and/or social justice campaigns.
  • A strong, justice-centered understanding of the causes and impacts of climate emergency and the failures of gradualist climate policies and institutions.
  • Collaborative, creative, interdisciplinary, and community-oriented approach to developing climate solutions, with a focus on what is necessary, rather than what is politically “possible”.
  • Strong critical thinking skills with demonstrated ability to write clearly and concisely on complex topics .
  • Proficiency in GSuite including Google Sheets for data management.

Preferred:

  • Masters’ degree in environmental policy, environmental science, geography, political science, or a related subject.
  • Experience in graphic design and document layout, environmental organizing, communications strategy.

Salary Range: $60,000 – $70,000

Application Guidelines:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to enlist@climatemobilization.org with the subject line “Policy Associate Position”. The cover letter should succinctly describe (1) your interest in joining CMP; (2) why you think you are a good fit for the role; and (3) relevant expertise and experience you offer. The application process is open now and applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

About CMP:

Climate Mobilization Project, founded in 2015, calls for an all-hands-on-deck Climate Mobilization to achieve decarbonization by 2030. This is the zero-emissions deadline we should be striving for to ensure a safe climate for all.

To this end, we expand awareness and fuel a growing global movement (1 in 10 people around the world live under a Climate Emergency Declaration, which we initiated in 2017); influence transformative policy; and distribute tools and best practices to our network of partners and governments. We succeed by organizing, advocating, and empowering allies, and sharing proven practices. Given the gravity of this climate emergency, we must act with both speed and focus, and do so in close collaboration with a wide range of partners and leaders, from youth climate strikers to policymakers. We have been building a grassroots strategy to make this happen. We now have over 135 local governments in the U.S. on board, with transformational policies flowing from Climate Emergency Declarations. 31 of these governments have set net zero emissions goals by 2030. Now we are working to expand the campaign, deepen the policy impacts, and move entire states into emergency mode on climate—laying the groundwork for implementing a national mobilization.

CMP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals seeking employment at CMP are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and we value diversity at our company. We are committed to creating a workforce that reflects society through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programming and initiatives.

To apply for this job email your details to marina.mails@climatemobilization.org