Built to serve results-driven philanthropy, ClimateWorks leads collaborations that enable funders to strategize, learn, and execute new and existing climate initiatives. Our suite of best-in-class collaborations empower the largest global climate funders to increase individual and collective impact. We facilitate a wide range of international collaborations designed to build high-trust relationships, create strategic alignment, and facilitate coordinated actions across the climate philanthropy ecosystem, including funders, grantees, and other climate leaders. As part of our commitment to excellence, the Funder Collaborations team provides consistent, high-quality leadership and support for our collaborations that drive philanthropy’s impact on climate change mitigation.
In a pivotal aspect of this service, the Funder Collaborations Department spearheads two to three high-caliber international convenings a year for climate funders, held in locations such as the U.S., Europe, and India. These events are multi-day, multi-faceted VIP gatherings of 80-200 people from across the globe, with high-touch customer experience, and strong design to encourage participant engagement. During the pandemic, the convenings have been held virtually and we anticipate that in the future the events will combine strong in-person with virtual platforms to create new forms of engagement and inclusion. Staying at the forefront of event design and collaboration provides essential services that enhance the impact of our department and our broader community.
The Project Manager, Funder Collaborations will report to the Associate Director, Funder Collaborations, and will be based in the ClimateWorks San Francisco Office, supporting the department leadership as they organize multi-day international climate funder meetings and projects that tackle a breadth of climate mitigation and related strategies globally. This can include supporting CWF and other program staff in accomplishing their goals in funder meetings, bridging programmatic, collaborative and logistical work. The ideal candidate will possess an innate joy and curiosity for the art of event design and how events foster relationships, connection, and collaboration. They will be proactive, strategic, and detail-oriented, with a solutions-oriented project management approach and experience with both in-person and virtual events. This person will play a leadership role managing varied special projects, will naturally “connect the dots” in projects with multiple moving parts, and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. The Project Manager must possess a strong ability to anticipate needs, plan-ahead, and consistently operate with a high-touch client-service orientation.
As part of the Funder Collaborations team, they will be responsible for managing the execution of two to three major multi-faceted international hybrid convenings annually, plus coordinating and providing support to varied and evolving internal and external coalition projects. The Project Manager may also manage key internal operational and infrastructure projects to support the collaborations.
Manage the planning and execution of multi-faceted international hybrid events
Collaboration project support
ClimateWorks offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience (geographic differential applied based on location).
ClimateWorks Foundation is based in the San Francisco Financial District. Our offices are closed due to Covid-19, and employees are working from home. We anticipate transitioning back to in-person work in our office in line with health and safety guidelines sometime in the second half of 2021.
At ClimateWorks Foundation, we are driven by our vision of creating a thriving planet for all living beings for generations to come. We aim to foster an inclusive workplace that values diverse lived experiences and emphasizes the voices of marginalized people — especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color — who are most vulnerable to climate impacts, and whose voices, ideas, and leadership are crucial to winning the climate fight.
To ensure that we are making meaningful progress, we have made a set of diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments across all dimensions of our work to further our mission and realize our vision. For more information, please visit: Fostering Racial and Social Justice in Pursuit of our Mission
ClimateWorks Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool. The Foundation recognizes diversity as an asset essential to accomplishing its work and views diversity as encompassing differences in race and gender/gender identity, as well as age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, job skills, education, and geographic location. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
To be considered for this position, interested candidates must follow the link below to submit a resume and cover letter. This position will remain open until filled.