Program Manager for Climate Resilience

Publicado por
The Greenlining Institute
Oakland, CA
Publicado há 25 dias


Founded in 1993, The Greenlining Institute envisions a nation where communities of color thrive, and race is never a barrier to economic opportunity. We advance economic opportunity for people of color through advocacy, community and coalition building, research, and leadership development. Greenlining is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and a welcoming workplace. We encourage women, immigrants, people of color and LGBTQ applicants to apply.


The Climate Resilience Program Manager will advance Greenlining's policy work by convening and managing the development of a new Community Resilience Working Group to influence implementation of key climate resilience initiatives, including OPR's Vulnerable Communities Mapping Platform, and other priority efforts as determined by the working group. The role will also support strategizing on climate resilience policy development and implementation to ensure CA's climate resilience policies effectively address the needs of communities of color in the state. The position works closely with staff at the Asian Pacific Environmental Network, other organizational members of the working group, and state agency partners.

Policy Research and Analysis

  • Develops a thorough understanding of the issue area, the policy-making process, the political landscape and the key stakeholders
  • Critically analyzes racial disparities by leading research activities including environmental scans, literature reviews, listening tours, stakeholder interviews, and best practice reviews
  • Prepares and presents top-quality analytical reports and recommendations for just and inclusive policy solutions
  • Develops compelling data, infographics, fact sheets, new articles, blogs and other political and educational materials to reach a variety of audiences

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Conducts outreach with community advocates, government, universities and private sector representatives to build a stronger coalition in support of the policy aim
  • Helps organize, participate in, and conduct trainings, webinars, and conferences to build awareness and knowledge related to policy area
  • Raises the visibility of issues that impact communities of color by writing news articles and blogs that attract positive media attention
  • Represents the organization through speaking engagements at hearings, conferences
  • Implements a variety of approached to influence specific legislation through direct and grassroot lobbying
  • Helps host convenings and stakeholder meetings that bring different kinds of people together to work for powerful solutions
  • Builds political will by presenting Greenlining's policy positions to strengthen support from public and government officials involved in policy decisions

Coordinate Advancement of Policy Aim

  • With the support of supervisor, assists in defining the project scope and goals, including setting targets for milestones, adhering to deadlines and securing necessary resources
  • Coordinates internal efforts when issues require collaboration with colleagues
  • Tracks policy developments across the state of California in specific area of focus
  • Makes effective recommendations throughout the policy life cycle when presented with obstacles or opportunities to accelerate the policy aim
  • Assesses short- and long-term impacts of enacted policies to determine the degree to which desired outcomes have been achieved
  • Identifies and promotes opportunities to strength impact of enacted policies

Other General Duties

  • Assist with efforts to strengthen commitment and support from funders, including giving input to possible grant proposals and supporting Greenlining's Annual Economic Summit
  • Contribute to a work environment and culture that is centered on equity and inclusion
  • Contribute to mentoring Greenlining's Leadership Academy participants

The scope of responsibilities is not limited to those listed above and may change as organizational needs evolve. Specific work plan goals are developed each year to inform performance targets.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:

  • One to two years related experience
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to Greenlining's mission and experience in advancing social justice, equity and inclusion for people of color
  • Proven ability to work with emotional intelligence, navigating individual and team conflicts productively, with empathy and integrity
  • Familiarity with California's policymaking process with experience supporting causes that serve low-income communities of color;
  • Ability to prepare well organized written reports and other communications
  • Ability to deliver effective presentations to diverse groups and present complex information in a meaningful way
  • Experience working with a broad array of constituency groups such as business, policy makers, and community advocates
  • Excellent research skills with the ability to synthesize, translate, and implement information from multiple sources into a coherent strategy and workable plan
  • Strong project management skills to manage multiple priorities, stakeholders, and workflows
  • Ability to work with some independence responding creatively and strategically when confronted with complex and multifaceted opportunities and challenges
  • Ability to monitor progress towards goals, track measures of success and report back through project completion
  • Ability and willingness to travel, as needed, to meetings and conferences throughout the state and possibly other locations
  • Experience using Slack, Google Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite strongly preferred

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Founded in 1993, The Greenlining Institute envisions a nation where communities of color thrive, and race is never a barrier to economic opportunity. We advance economic…

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Oakland, CA, United States

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