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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. Our Frontline 360° service [1] is 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 US News and World Report [2], and Inside Philanthropy  [3]and read our members’ reviews  [4]in Great Nonprofits [5].

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, 

Responsibilities include:

  • 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 policy platform [6].

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. 

  1. https://anthropocenealliance.org/action/get-help/
  2. https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2023-07-25/how-unbuilding-can-help-weather-climate-disasters
  3. https://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2023/2/14/frontline-360-is-helping-grassroots-groups-land-federal-funding-and-building-a-movement
  4. https://greatnonprofits.org/org/anthropocene-alliance
  5. https://greatnonprofits.org/org/anthropocene-alliance
  6. https://anthropocenealliance.org/action/resources/

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