Climate Resolve

Climate Planning & Resilience Coordinator

Employment type
about 1 month 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 Associate Director, Climate Planning & Resilience. The CPRC helps promote the long-term goals of the organization by performing programmatic assignments, such as project coordination and development, grant writing assistance, and capacity training to assist under-resourced communities prepare for climate change.


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 Associate Director, Climate Planning & Resilience and other project supervisors on a weekly basis to debrief activities
  • Reports to Associate Director, Climate Planning & Resilience for annual review and performance evaluations 
  • Curate, cultivate, and offer feedback on work activities



  • Support the local government capacity building work of Climate Resolve through the Climate Planning & Resilience and Ready for Tomorrow programs, which include:
    • Providing technical assistance and grant writing assistance to programs such as the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program as well as other California Climate Investment Programs 
    • Developing resources/trainings, such as fact sheets and webinars, to get applicants and partners ready for grants and climate planning 
    • Strategizing on projects to push forth local climate change adaptation measures for extreme heat, drought, flooding, wildfire, and sea level rise as well as climate change mitigation measures for transportation, energy, and water 
    • Providing ArcGIS or mapping support by downloading information from online data tools such as CalEnviroScreen, Healthy Places Index, and Cal-Adapt, and presenting them in easily digestible formats
    • Participating in grant and capacity building program webinars and meetings on behalf of Climate Resolve 
    • Facilitating cross-sector partnerships between government departments, community-based organizations, and academics
    • Meeting or exceeding defined deliverables on fee-for-service or consultant projects 
    • Tracking project budgets and expenditures 
  • Support ongoing climate planning and resilience efforts such as: 
    • Tracking implementation of SB 379, SB 1035, SB 1000, SB 1072 and other climate planning efforts and laws
    • Coordinating place-based planning projects and climate collaboratives in Southern California 
    • Attending policy meetings, conferences, and other events relating to climate adaptation and mitigation
  • Liaise with project-specific funders and partners, serving as a professional and congenial representative of the organization in all activities
  • Assist in gathering and creating reporting materials to various grant-making organizations



  • On occasion, and in collaboration with the Communications Manager, generate media and communications content related to project initiatives for public dissemination, such as original content for newsletter, website, blogs, and social media



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


  • A Bachelor's Degree
  • 2-3 years experience in program coordination in the nonprofit, private, 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, 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 engaging and incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color, into the impacts and outcomes of decision-making processes
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple assignments, working well under pressure
  • Strong written, verbal communication, and research skills
  • Working knowledge of ArcGIS and environmental equity mapping platforms such as CalEnviroScreen (others might include Cal-Adapt and/or Health Places Index)  
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Drive platforms
  • Self-directed, flexible, and able to work under tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion principles
  • A positive, can-do attitude and the ability to work well on a team, as well as independently



  • Master’s degree in planning, policy, environmental management or a related field 
  • Working knowledge of project management tools such as Asana
  • Working knowledge of communications and media platforms such as Canva, Mailchimp, Twitter, Facebook, and WordPress
  • Speaks a second language commonly spoken by Angelenos, such as Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog, Japanese, or other


This is a full-time position (40 hrs/wk) with a matching 401K contribution, transit commuter benefits, medical benefits, a dental/vision stipend, and a professional development fund. Salary offered is $57,000-$62,000 DOE.



To apply

To apply, submit your cover letter and resume to Natalie Hernandez, Associate Director, Climate Planning & Resilience at [email protected] with the subject line “First Name_Last Name_Climate Planning & Resilience Coordinator”. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and are due no later than Thursday, September 2, 2021 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.