Associate Director, Program Marketing and Communications

Posted by
ClimateWorks Foundation
San Francisco, CA
Published 24 days ago

About the Organization

ClimateWorks Foundation is a global organization committed to our mission: to end the climate crisis by amplifying the power of philanthropy. Since our founding in 2008, we have awarded over $1.3 billion in grants to more than 600 organizations advancing climate solutions around the world. We helped grow the field of climate philanthropy to where it stands today, establishing infrastructure, global networks, and momentum for continued growth. Through our Global Programs and Services, we equip philanthropy with global knowledge, networks, and solutions to drive climate progress.

·      Scaling solutions: Our collaborative Global Programs — focused on solution areas including carbon dioxide removal, cooling, industry, transportation, and more — produce results that are bending the greenhouse gas emissions curve. From the U.S. to Europe, China, Brazil, and beyond, we collaborate with a diverse community of funders, NGOs, and climate leaders to accelerate just and equitable climate solutions.

·      Guiding and supporting funders: Our Global Services provide funders with comprehensive resources to assess, build, evolve, and execute high-impact climate-giving strategies. Our Global Intelligence service equips funders and the climate community with climate insights to pinpoint opportunities for impact and philanthropic insights to help identify investment priorities. We facilitate Global Collaborations that enable funders to increase individual and collective impact. Our Global Grantmaking services enable funders to invest in climate solutions around the world. 

·      Fostering collaboration, exploration, and growth: Our collaborative approach and commitment to learning ensures that we continuously explore innovative ideas and emerging opportunities — all with the aim of scaling philanthropy-supported initiatives to help end the climate crisis.

As experts in climate science, public policy, economic and social analysis, and strategic philanthropy, ClimateWorks’ staff understands the multi-faceted challenges and opportunities of climate change. We are researchers, strategists, collaborators, and grantmakers who care passionately about our mission. For more information, please visit

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 plays a key role in building awareness, generating funder interest, and promoting philanthropic collaborations that can help end the climate crisis. We’re a quickly growing team, working to expand the organization’s impact, outreach, and engagement with philanthropies, partners, and grantees globally.

Job Summary

We’re looking for a creative, senior marketing and communications team leader to head up our program marketing team. The successful candidate will have significant experience developing and executing campaigns, creating powerful narratives that connect emotionally, and building and leading a communications team in a fast-growing environment with a global mission and impact.

Our program marketing team at is a burgeoning group of comms pros who each manage a portfolio of ClimateWorks global programs in areas like zero-emissions transport, clean industry, and sustainable finance. Working closely with the programs leaders, program marketing collaborates to help translate the program vision and strategy into thoughtful, compelling, and results-oriented communications plans that are designed to amplify the important program work our grantees and partners are doing in this climate fight. Focused on a range of efforts from launching initiatives to promoting reports and impact stories and building awareness of the solution areas, the campaigns leverage multiple channels, including web, email, social media, and earned media, to elevate program work and deepen engagement with our key audiences across our global networks.

We are looking for someone who can bring fresh ideas and perspectives, through their work or lived experiences, to help frame new narratives that can inspire philanthropic action on climate change.

This position reports to the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications.

Essential Tasks 

The Associate Director of Program Marketing and Communications will be responsible for the following:

·      Advance the vision and approach for the program communications team to collaborate with program teams to develop strategies and plans that support program goals

·      Lead and mentor your team in their work to elevate the visibility of ClimateWorks global programs and the climate issues they address

·      Work as the marketing lead on your own small portfolio of programs

·      Develop strong internal relationships – within marketing & communications and across teams at ClimateWorks to build alignment, smooth operations, and work effectively on the development and execution of communications plans

·      Build external partnerships with funders, grantees, partners as you and your team develop and promote stories of impact

·      Help define tools and processes to manage workflow across marketing & communications as well as other teams at ClimateWorks

·      Partner with design, editorial, email, and web teams to deliver online and digital materials and experiences

·      Define KPIs and analyze and share campaign success metrics to drive continuous improvement

·      Help maintain the ClimateWorks editorial calendar – across programs, services, and corporate comms

Required Qualifications

  •  10+ years of experience in marketing campaign management, content development, and social and earned media
  • Exceptional people manager with a passion for leading a team and helping to build skillsets
  • A demonstrated track record of developing marketing and communications strategies that have led to significant brand/cause visibility
  • 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 proven ability to set priorities and complete projects in a timely manner
  • 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 and create a safe, equitable, and sustainable future.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently (both virtually and in-person) with minimal supervision
  • A commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable work environment

Preferred skills and experience

  •  Career mix of work in both non-profit and for-profit environments – with focus on program/service marketing is highly desirable
  • Past work at a company or organization with a global mission and impact
  • Experience working with foundations and non-profits whose primary audience is funders, ideally on climate or environmental causes
  • Familiarity with Salesforce, Pardot and Google Analytics
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or related field


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.

Commitment to Racial and Social Justice

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

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.

About the Organization

ClimateWorks Foundation is a global organization committed to our mission: to end the climate crisis by amplifying the power of philanthropy. Since our founding in 2008, we have awarded over $1.3 billion in grants to…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    January 4, 2022
  • Professional Level
USD $120,000 - USD $135,000
/ year


ClimateWorks offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience (geographic differential applied based on location). This position will be located in San Francisco, CA.

Healthcare Plans:

Multiple options available through Kaiser & UHC

  • HMO - 100% coverage for employee and dependents
  • POS - Employee pays difference beyond HMO coverage (3 out of 4 POS options are at 100% coverage for employee and dependents)
  • Dental –100% coverage for employee and dependents
  • Vision – 100% coverage for employee and dependents

Fertility Benefit

  • Fertility care through Carrot Fertility. Access to on-demand doctor-approved content, pregnancy support, and virtual chats with medical, legal, and regulatory experts.

Disability Benefit (long and short-term)

Life Insurance (3x base salary up to $750k for employee only)


  • 20 days (1st year)
  • 25 days (2nd - 8th year)
  • 30 days (9th year)


  • 11 Observed and 2 floating

401k Plan

  • After 6 months of service, CWF automatically contributes 9% of gross earnings per pay period to retirement fund*
  • After 6 months of service, CWF matches 100% of employee contributions up to a max of 6% of gross earnings per pay period*

ClimateWorks offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience (geographic differential applied based on location). This…


Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
235 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104, United States

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