The United States Climate Alliance is a bipartisan coalition of U.S. states and territories committed to upholding the greenhouse gas emission reduction goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. Members of the Alliance will collaborate to ensure that there continues to be a contribution from the U.S. to the global effort to address climate change.
The Alliance was established on June 1, 2017 following the federal government’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement. Governors Andrew Cuomo, Jay Inslee and Jerry Brown established the Alliance as co-chairs. The Alliance currently consists of 16 members: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Puerto Rico. The Alliance now represents nearly 40% of the US population and roughly $7.4 trillion in economic activity – enough to be the world’s third largest economy.
The Senior Associate, Climate Policy and Communication, will work under the Executive Director, with a broad range of responsibilities supporting the functions of the Secretariat. This will include supporting strategy, policy research and analysis, and coordination functions, including day-to-day coordination and support for the Alliance, and coordination with other organizations providing support to the Alliance as well as the project’s funders. The Senior Associate will lead the development and execution of the Alliance’s digital and traditional communications strategy, and be responsible for coordinating communications efforts across the Alliance’s diverse partnership.
The Senior Associate reports to the U.S. Climate Alliance Executive Director. The Senior Associate supports and responds to state-led initiatives, and works with the Energy and Climate team at the United Nations Foundation, which houses the Alliance Secretariat.
Climate Policy Support
For full-time employees we offer an excellent range of benefits, including a choice of two health plans through CareFirst (PPO or HDHP). Dental insurance, vision discount plan, Life Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Long-Term Care Insurance, Health Club Discounts, Commuter Benefits, and Employee Assistance Program.
12 Paid holidays, 4 weeks of vacation, 10 sick days, 3 personal days and 8 weeks of parental leave (mother or father). Access to the UNFCU Credit Union, 150% match on our 403b retirement plan, Flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts and discounted Zipcar membership
Application Submission: Applicants are asked to submit a 1-2 page resume and a communications piece of which they were the primary author (e.g. blog, talking points, op-ed, press release, communications strategy). Please sumit your writing sample in place of a cover letter.