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Climate Resolve

Climate Planning & Resilience Coordinator

Employment type
Full Time
3 months ago
Los Angeles

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.
Position Description
The Climate Planning & Resilience Coordinator (CPRC) position reports to the Deputy Director (DD). The CPRC helps promote the long-term goals of the organization by performing programmatic assignments, such as policy research, project coordination, media and communications generation, and online and in-person outreach, as needed.

Leadership & Management
Assist in the execution of several key programs and partnerships, upholding the organization’s standard of excellence and reputation in all activities
Report to the Deputy Director and Climate Planning & Resilience Manager on a weekly basis and to debrief activities
Report to Deputy Director for annual review and performance evaluations 
Curate, cultivate, and offer feedback on work activities

Support the Keep LA Cool Campaign, working from a bottom-up community level and a top-down policy level to increase climate resiliency in the City of LA’s community plans 
Develop presentations, fact sheets, and toolkits on climate change impacts for several LA communities in order to raise public awareness on possible solutions
Participate in public meetings, tabling opportunities, and new avenues for community engagement for the community plans 
Facilitate partnerships with government departments and researchers through ad hoc work groups to discuss climate adaptation strategies
Organize partnerships with key community organizations to create advocacy coalitions 
Assist in the development of strategies for climate adaptation 
Assist in the development of media about community plans
Support several climate planning and resilience projects such as: 
Technical assistance for the California Climate Investment programs 
Tracking implementation of SB 379, SB 1035, SB 1000, SB 1072 and other climate planning efforts and laws
Coordination of place-based planning projects and climate collaboratives in Southern California 
Research on climate change adaptation measures (e.g. extreme heat, flooding, wildfire, and sea level rise) as well as climate mitigation measures
Memos on local and state policies for climate adaptation and mitigation
Attendance at policy meetings, conferences, and other events relating to climate adaptation and mitigation
Liaise with project-specific funders and partners, serving as a professional, public, and congenial representative of the organization in all activities
Assist in gathering and creating reporting materials to various grant-making organizations

Development / Communications
Assist with the annual gala and other functions where Climate Resolve is an organizer and/or large supporter
In collaboration with the Communications Manager, generate media and communications content related to project initiatives for public dissemination, including original content for newsletter, website, blogs, and social media, as needed


The Climate Planning & Resilience Coordinator will be thoroughly committed to Climate Resolve's mission. All candidates should have proven experience:

A Bachelor's Degree
Two years’ experience in program coordination, preferably in the nonprofit or public sector
Knowledge and ability to communicate about climate, transportation, land use, and/or public health and planning standards
Proficiency at being collegial and collaborative, and forming and maintaining partnerships with diverse stakeholders and constituencies
Understanding of project coordination and budgeting functions
Effectively executing performance- and outcomes-based programmatic activity
Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
Experience with engagement and incorporation of the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color, into the consideration of impacts and outcomes of a decision-making process
Ability to handle and prioritize multiple assignments, working well under pressure
Strong written, verbal communication, and research skills
Working knowledge of MS office and Google Apps products
Self-directed, flexible, and able to work under tight deadlines
A positive, can-do attitude and the ability to work well on a team, as well as independently

Speaks a second language commonly spoken by Angelenos, such as Spanish, Korean, Tagalog, Mandarin, Japanese, Cantonese, or other
Working knowledge of project management tools such as Trello and Blackbaud CRM products
Working knowledge of communications and media platforms such as Canva, Mailchimp, Twitter, Facebook, and WordPress

This is a full-time position (40 hrs/wk) with a matching 401K contribution, medical benefits, and a dental/vision stipend. Salary offered is $55,000-$60,000 DOE.

To apply

To apply, submit your cover letter and resume to Natalie Hernandez, Climate Planning & Resilience Manager at [email protected] with the subject line “Climate Planning & Resilience Coordinator - First Name and Last Name”. Applications are due no later than Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm PST.
We encourage applicants of all races, ethnicities, physical abilities, genders, and sexual orientations to apply; Climate Resolve is committed to a diverse workplace. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.