The U.S. Climate Alliance is a bipartisan coalition of governors committed to upholding the goals of the Paris Agreement. The U.S. Climate Alliance secretariat provides strategic, convening, analytical and other functions to support Alliance states in making progress on their climate priorities. For more information on the on the Alliance, please visit www.usclimatealliance.org.
The Chief of Staff works as a member of the U.S. Climate Alliance Secretariat, which provides direct technical and policy assistance to support Alliance states in developing and implementing climate policy. This young organization and large coalition of state officials has grown and evolved substantially in its first three years and is at an important inflection point – revising its strategy and structure to more effectively support state climate leadership over the next four years and engaging the new federal administration to help create and implement an ambitious, durable national climate framework. This position is internally facing, strengthening a talented, resilient team at the Secretariat to be able to provide more effective service delivery to its states, especially during the triple climate, economic and health crises. You will be most happy in this position if you love to create and execute processes to streamline operations, manage workflows, engage and serve as a sounding board to team members, and advise and keep on task a busy leadership team. Each day will be fast-paced, fulfilling and require the juggling and learning of many things. You will have many, many video-calls and one day many in-person meetings because our work is achieved best by building relationships. Climate experience is not needed, but a passion for our mission is. A writing sample is required with a cover letter.
The Chief of Staff reports to the Executive Director of the U.S. Climate Alliance Secretariat, in support of and responding to state-led initiatives, and will be expected to work as part of a broader team that includes Alliance states, consultants and external partners. The position is part of the Energy and Climate team at the United Nations Foundation, which houses the U.S. Climate Alliance Secretariat.
The location is based in Washington, D.C. with limited domestic travel. Diverse views and experiences strengthen our team - diversity candidates are encouraged to apply.
Benefits & Compensation
For full-time, benefit eligible employees, UNF offers an excellent range of benefits, including:
Additionally, all benefit eligible employees have 12 paid holidays, 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 3 personal days, and 8 weeks of family leave care.
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