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Nov 12 / BARD CEP

Program Manager, Alliance for Climate Education – California

Organization: Alliance for Climate Education

Position Title: Program Manager, Northern California

Location: Santa Clara/San Mateo County, California

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: dynamic, science-minded, education-driven performer and trainer to deliver our multimedia assemblies on climate change to high school students, train youth leaders to take climate action in their schools and communities, support teachers to educate their students about climate science and solutions, and represent ACE to partners and funders in Northern California, with a focus on Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. (Check out our trailer to get a taste of our presentation.)

You will be responsible for phone, email and in-person outreach to a wide range of high schools and will be in the field with high school students, communicating the essential science of climate change in a lively, fun and unforgettable way. After the assemblies you’ll be training youth to take action, such as by reducing campus energy use, pushing for a district-wide sustainability plan, or influencing local officials to adopt climate friendly policies. You’ll also support teachers by connecting them to our online resources and will collaborate closely with other Bay Area partners to build ACE’s capacity to perform its work.

You’ll work from home, meet about once a week by video chat with your regional manager (based in Los Angeles), and have weekly national meetings with colleagues online. You’ll need to be available to travel to ACE’s Oakland headquarters about twice a month for evening meetings with students and occasional weekend events.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree.
  • Terrific oral and written communication skills in English; bilingual in Spanish preferred.
  • Dynamic presentation style and engaging, charismatic personality, especially in eyes of high school youth.
  • Solid understanding of climate science and a passion for inspiring youth to take action.
  • Proven experience collaborating with partner organizations to design and achieve shared program goals.
  • Comfortable working as a part of a small team with a remote manager.
  • Self-managing—you’ll need to be able to take initiative and manage a wide variety of projects with clear and constant communication with a remote manager.
  • Strong organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple areas of responsibility. Must be detail-oriented and self-motivated.
  • Excellent computer skills (Google Apps, Microsoft Office, Salesforce, scial media, including Facebook, Twitter, blogging and mobile engagement).
  • Existing expertise or willingness to master trends in science curriculum, implementation, and teacher professional development around the California EEI and Next Generation Science Standards. Includes willingness to follow school-based energy efficiency trends, including efforts aligned with CA Proposition 39.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, regular access to a car (Zipcar may be an option, depending on location), and be willing to travel around the region, including as far south as Monterey county, as far north as Sonoma county, and as far east as San Joaquin county.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in performance arts or presenting before large audiences.
  • Teaching experience or other experience working with high school age students.
  • Experience working with or training secondary school teachers.
  • Familiarity with local school systems; being from the Santa Clara or San Mateo counties is a plus.
  • Experience working with diverse communities, including serving Spanish-speaking youth.
  • Basic familiarity using a database to organize contacts and manage emails.

How to Apply: Please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to [email protected], with the “Program Manager, Northern CA” in the subject line.

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