Senior Associate, Marketing and Communications

The Senior Associate will help build our program marketing strategy and engage stakeholders on their efforts to accelerate the transition to net-zero emissions globally

About our Team

Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time – impacting our health, our safety and our livelihoods now and for generations to come. Despite growing awareness and increased public mobilization on this issue, we are not yet on track to contain this threat. But we can be. Humanity has the solutions and the pathways to end this crisis, and collectively we can make this decade be the one for climate action.
Sounds compelling? We think so too. The Marketing and Communications team at ClimateWorks Foundation has a key role to play in building awareness, generating funder interest, and promoting philanthropic collaborations that can help end the climate crisis. We’re a small but mighty team, working to expand the organization’s impact, outreach, and engagement to funders, partners, and grantees globally.

About the Job

We’re looking for a senior communications associate who is passionate about working to end the climate crisis and create a safe, equitable, and sustainable future. This is a new role on our growing team, reporting to the communications manager, program marketing.
In this role, you’ll support program leaders who are working in areas like zero-emissions transport, clean industry, and sustainable finance. You will play a key role in helping them translate their vision and strategy into a thoughtful, compelling, and results-oriented communications plan.

Specifically, you will help tell the story of the important work our team leaders, grantees and partners are doing in this climate fight. As a natural storyteller, you’ll use your expertise with communications strategies and tactics such as web, email, social media, and earned media, to elevate program work and deepen partner and funder engagement.
We are looking for someone who can bring fresh ideas and perspectives, through their work or lived experiences, to help frame new narratives and write stories that can inspire action on climate change.

Essential Responsibilities

Communications Strategy and Execution

  • Collaborate with program teams to develop communications plans that support program goals
  • Assist with creating strategies and generating materials for launching new initiatives with relevant partners/NGOs
  • Devise and deliver campaigns to promote publications, initiatives, and achievements
  • Create and execute social media strategies that promote new reports, initiatives and events
  • Help maintain the ClimateWorks content calendar
  • Help define tools and processes to manage workflow across teams

Impact storytelling

  • Interview partners, funders and grantees to draft stories of impact
  • Draft blog posts with program teams to elevate their work and thought leadership
  • Develop narratives for email newsletters and report launches

Execution and Reporting

  • Partner with design, editorial, email, and web teams to deliver online and digital materials and experiences
  • Direct and guide program experts in conversations (media, social, other) that help shape target audience sentiment
  • Analyze and share success metrics across platforms (email, social, web) to drive continuous improvement

Required Qualifications

  • 5-7 years relevant work experience, including marketing campaign management, content development, and social media marketing, at least partly at a non-profit organization
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with proven ability to translate complex concepts into succinct, clear, accessible language for multiple audiences
  • Strong project management skills, attention to detail, and demonstrated ability to set priorities and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • A proven track record of using messaging to support programs/sales and building a digital presence
  • Enthusiastic and natural team player with strong communications skills and the ability to work with cross-functional, virtual, and diverse teams to develop plans and drive results
  • Past experience with marketing tools and systems including web content management, CRM, email/marketing automation
  • A commitment to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment
  • A passion for working to end the climate crisis in an equitable and just way

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with foundations and non-profits whose primary audience is funders
  • Experience with Salesforce, Pardot and Google Analytics
  • BA in communications, journalism, or related field preferred


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. In light of COVID-19, we expect for this position to commence initially as a remote work opportunity as state and local health guidelines evolve.

To Apply

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.