Deputy Vice President of Programs

Ref: 5916

ClimateWorks Foundation

US, Flexible

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Role Managed by:

Jessica Knezy

Research Associate

t: +1 604 340 7004


Primary Practice Group: Social Impact and Environment

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 01/07/2022

We help funders invest in effective climate strategies around the world.

ClimateWorks Foundation is a global organization committed to the mission of ending the climate crisis by amplifying the power of philanthropy. Since our founding in 2008, we’ve collaborated with foundations, NGOs, and climate leaders around the world to tackle climate change on a global scale. We have awarded over $1.3 billion in grants to more than 600 organizations that advance climate solutions in over 50 countries. We have helped grow the field of climate philanthropy to where it stands today, establishing infrastructure, global networks, and momentum for continued growth. We live and breathe climate philanthropy. To end the climate crisis, we have to move faster, think bigger, and work together. Our collaborative global programs and services scale solutions and produce results that are bending the emissions curve.

In close collaboration with the Vice President of Programs, the Deputy Vice President of Programs will co-lead the team of dedicated programmatic experts while expanding the level of connectivity across a wide range of sectoral and geographic climate change mitigation opportunities. This individual will lead strategy discussions among the programs team on cross-cutting themes and topics to enhance all programmatic strategies and help drive ClimateWorks’ programmatic thought leadership, as well as helping to explore new opportunities for impact. This position will have a strong focus on supporting the VP of Programs in ensuring the Programs Team, and Program Directors in particular, have the resources, knowledge, guidance and tools needed to deliver exceptional, cutting-edge programs. ClimateWorks is experiencing rapid growth in a highly dynamic, evolving environment. As the size and scope of the ClimateWorks Program Team expands, the Deputy VP of Programs will work in partnership with an experienced VP of Programs to provide the leadership, guidance and management to support the growing team to succeed.

We are seeking a globally minded and innovative climate strategist, with a knowledge of philanthropic foundations, and proven team management skills, to serve in the position of Deputy VP of Programs. The commitment to and sense of urgency around combatting climate change has never been stronger. The Deputy VP of Programs will play a crucial role in guiding the team in their work to expand and scale transformative climate strategies; ensure close coordination and collaboration across the programs, with other ClimateWorks’ teams, and with key partners and funders; and deliver on the Foundation’s mission to support and amplify the impact of the philanthropic community in tackling the climate crisis.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification to quoting reference 5916. The deadline for applications is 12 noon PDT on Friday, July 1st, 2022.

ClimateWorks Foundation is based in the San Francisco Financial District. This position is classified as US Flexible. Successful candidates can work from the SF office or from other locations, geographic differential applied to compensation based on local cost of labor.

ClimateWorks offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience (geographic differential applied based on location). Employment at the ClimateWorks Foundation is at-will.

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at ClimateWorks Foundation and as such we are committed to creating a diverse and multi-cultural work environment. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race (including traits historically associated with race), ethnicity, religion, color, sex (including childbirth, breast feeding, and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniform service member and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, disability, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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