NOAH, and our great climate partners in the City and academia, seek an energetic and enthusiastic climate project organizer to join our dynamic ClimateCARE team in East Boston. This person must be knowledgeable, flexible, proactive, able to work independently and possess effective community engagement skills. Please read through the job description for the Climate Program Manager position. If you would like to pursue the position, please answer the following questions in an email and email your resume to Phil Giffee, Executive Director of NOAH, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications are due by Friday, March 3rd at 3 PM. No phone calls, please.
EB ClimateCARE is a Kresge Foundation supported three-year initiative entering its second year. NOAH was chosen because of our long and successful history in environmental activism and community engagement. A firm foundation has been built with multiple stakeholders, with the City of Boston being a very strong partner/ally in Climate Change/Resiliency work. We have an exceptionally talented leadership team of academics and professionals which meets weekly with NOAH staff to help manage and steer the initiative. We are well versed in the dynamics and challenges facing the neighborhood due to Climate Change. A number of East Boston residents have been involved in our work for years. We now need to deepen and broaden involvement of the diverse array of people and interests in our cherished community of East Boston. We have built a model for outreach and organizing called ‘Supported Community Planning’ in which we recognize and respect the personal and family challenges many people face, which can often impede residents involvement in important issues such as Climate Change. SCP will be deployed by the CC Manager to broaden education, feedback and involvement in this next phase of our work. This position is not just organizing; it is definitely not just technical or engineering-oriented. It is about effective communication with neighborhood residents so they can understand and be involved in shaping the well-intentioned technical fixes proposed by agencies and departments in the City and the State. The CC Manager will also interface with our professional teams. We have many friends and allies in these departments, some of whom are currently involved in our Adaption Planning Working Group (APWG), a multi-agency infrastructure planning and coordinating entity EB ClimateCARE has created. This bridge-like position will assist in the translation of ideas and plans between community and agencies in order to inform planners of resident needs. The position will also assist in the development of smaller Pilot programs in order to get information to and feedback from residents. The success of the 'feedback loop' will create meaningful and useful plans for the City and agencies as well as practical and useful programs and climate alternative programs for residents and businesses. We are excited about the possibilities!
Position Title: Climate Program Manager
Reports to: NOAH’s Executive Director, in collaboration with our ClimateCARE team
NOAH’s multi-year ClimateCARE program encourages community resiliency in East Boston by engaging a broad cross-section of interests, with special attention on social equity through involving diverse, low-income, immigrant and minority residents in a process that will culminate in integrated agency plans that mitigate and adapt to future sea-level rise and extreme heat conditions in our peninsular neighborhood of 40,000+. Collectively, we intend to create - and model - a neighborhood-based urban environmentalism projec through our Supported Community Planning principles and activities, such as making greenhouse gas negative investments easy and common in East Boston households and resiliency-building, cost effective technologies and services in City/State departments and agencies which are already planning for East Boston, and more. An energetic and knowledgeable ‘customer service orientation’ will be critical to the success of the ClimateCARE Program Manager in order to reach and involve residents and agencies alike.
This position requires experience with climate resiliency program planning and community organizing/engagement. The successful candidate will be an energetic, detail oriented and creative thinker who is also able to work with diverse stakeholders, including our newcomer populations.
Additional desirable attributes:
Salary commensurate with experience.
NOAH is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all people, including East Boston residents, women, and people of color.