Chief Program Officer
Salary range, $85,000-$95,000. Package of benefits. On January 1, 2024, we will be shifting to a four-day, 32-hour week.
Anthropocene Alliance (A2) is the nation’s largest coalition of frontline communities fighting for climate and environmental justice. The alliance consists of 240 community-based organizations in 41 U.S. states and territories. 82% of our grassroots leaders represent mostly low income, Black, Latinx, or Native American communities, and almost 70% of our leaders are women. They are impacted by flooding, toxic waste, wildfires, drought, and heat — all compounded by reckless development and the climate crisis.
A2’s staff of 14 works to empower communities by providing them scientific, technical, communications, finance, operations, and grant writing assistance. Ouris a collaborative project with the Environmental Protection Network, Thriving Earth Exchange, Community and College Partners Program, Center for Applied Environmental Science, and others. Please learn more about us in , and and read our members’ reviews in .
The Chief Program Officer is a new position at A2. The person will lead the development and roll-out of policies and programs on climate and environmental justice. He/she/they will directly supervise four staff, be part of A2’s senior management team and stand-in, when needed, for the executive director in meetings with partners, funders, government officials and the media,
- Overseeing the management of several federally funded projects
- Researching and writing grants and steering the work of the grant writing team
- Establishing partnerships with academic, nonprofit and government partners including FEMA, NOAA, USGA and USDA
- Representing A2 in meetings with partners, funders and decision-makers
- Supporting the development of tools, guidelines, and resources to assist communities.
- Staying informed about relevant policies, regulations, and funding opportunities
- Working with policymakers and advocacy partners to influence decision-making
- Researching and preparing policy papers and submitting public comments to federal government requests for information
- Developing and delivering training programs, workshops, community organizing, and educational resources for A2 members
- Representing the organization at conferences, meetings, and public events to raise awareness of resilience and mitigation issues and advocate for effective solutions.
The committed employee will have:
- Ten plus years’ experience, likely in the field of climate mitigation and adaptation
- A track record in writing successful federal grants
- Experience managing state or federally funded projects
- A desire to collaborate with academic, non-profit and government partners such as FEMA., NOAA, USGA and USDA
- At least a BA degree, preferably in the sciences, engineering, or planning.
- Comfort with A2’s mission and .
Spanish language knowledge is preferred but not required.
The person will be well-organized, versatile, a quick-study and a good writer. This is a full-time, remote position. Because the position requires significant video conferencing, the candidate must have access to a private or quiet room.