Climate Resolve builds collaborations to champion equitable climate solutions. We connect communities, organizations, and policymakers to address a global problem with local action. We inclusively develop practical initiatives that reduce climate pollution and prepare for climate impacts. Using our collective power to tackle climate change, we are creating a thriving California and inspiring others to act. Our purpose is a just and resilient future.
Climate Resolve staff share one important characteristic in common: a culture of praxis. We’re doers. While idealistic in nature, we are pragmatic in our approach to climate solutions. Climate Resolve recognizes the gravity of the climate crisis and that its effects are profound. We work to avert its impacts, but we also see the opportunity for the climate crisis to inspire profound changes in society that will improve life in our cities and our world.
Reporting directly to the Executive Director while working closely with the Senior Operations Director, the Communications Manager will implement the media and communications activities for the organization. This position will contribute to an outreach strategy to support policy, project-based, and development initiatives, as well as maintain day-to-day communications channels on social media and periodic outreach via email. In collaboration with the Executive Director, the Communications Manager will generate and adhere to a workplan that will elevate Climate Resolve’s brand in the public sphere and grow the organization’s audience. The Communications Manager will work to ensure the organization's online presence is consistent with its brand and mission.
Leadership & Management
Implement communications and outreach efforts on a variety of Climate Resolve’s initiatives.
Co-manage (with Outreach staff) the Climate Corps Outreach & Communications Fellow, as well as the professional relationship with Climate Resolve’s creative consultant team
Assist the Executive Director and Senior Operations Director with fulfillment of organizational communications responsibilities, reporting to the Executive Director on a biweekly basis while working closely with the Senior Operations Director on organizational initiatives
Occasionally represent the organization in coalitions, public meetings, and public events
Prioritize winning earned media that amplifies Climate Resolve’s mission and name in the public sphere
Develop and implement innovative marketing activities
Act as lead liaison with creative consultant team to manage content and maintenance of organization’s social media channels and website
Manage, maintain, and create original content for the organization’s websites and social media outlets
Manage and disseminate monthly email newsletter via organizational CRM (Raiser’s Edge)
Research and write original articles and press releases, as needed
Reestablish Climate Resolve’s unique website of scientific studies concerning climate change in Southern California
Work with Executive Director to integrate communications into all program-related workplans
Contribute to developing guidelines for the organization’s brand look and feel
Assist with media and communications related to fundraising activities and events, including email-based fundraising appeals, in collaboration with the Senior Operations Director
The Communications Manager will be thoroughly committed to Climate Resolve’s mission. All candidates should have proven experience that includes:
A Bachelor’s Degree in communication, journalism, environmental science, urban sustainability, or related field
At least three years of communications experience, preferably in the nonprofit sector
Experience in communications, public relations, and an ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
Track record of effectively executing programs-related communications, i.e. be able to translate a project into a story
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Working knowledge of WordPress and CSS
Ability to handle and prioritize multiple assignments, working well under pressure
Ability to work effectively in a supportive, complementary, and collaborative fashion with diverse groups of people
Important to be self-directed, flexible, and able to work under tight deadlines
A congenial personality – can get along with others – and a sense of humor
Master’s degree in communication, journalism, environmental science, urban sustainability, or related field
Knowledge of climate and environmental communication best practices
Understanding of political landscape and media market of Los Angeles and California
Experience supervising and managing interns, volunteers, and paid staff
Submit your cover letter and resume to Kristina von Hoffmann, Senior Operations Director, at [email protected] with the subject line “Communications Manager”.
Please include as an attachment (.pdf) a sample blog of 200 words or less detailing a current climate policy initiative in the Los Angeles region.
We encourage applicants of all races, ethnicities, physical abilities, genders, and sexual orientations to apply; Climate Resolve is committed to a diverse workplace.