Job Category: Full-time employee (40 hours week), benefits eligible
Annual Salary Range: $38,000-$40,000, depending on experience/qualifications
Reports to: Associate Director


The Communications Coordinator is responsible for providing support for Climate Generation in two major areas:

  • Communications: electronic and print communications, earned media, social media and working with program staff on communication activities, in addition to overseeing website updates;
  • Development: event and partnership support, database support, collateral design and printing, online and mobile giving, donor research, individual giving and small/medium size corporate stewardship

Communications (55%):

  • Coordination of organization communications, both internal and external (e-newsletters, print newsletters, annual report, social media, blogs, op-eds, media advisories, press releases, etc)
  • Work closely with Program Directors and Program staff on program communication needs, including earned media strategy and integration with Climate Generation communication deliverables and timelines
  • Develop and implement online engagement and outreach strategies in conjunction with program staff
  • Develop and implement a social media strategy in conjunction with Executive and Associate Directors
  • Serve as editor and staff lead for organization’s printed newsletter (2 annually) and annual report
  • Build organization’s online presence through engaging and interactive content
  • Monitor and adjust communications strategy based on data/feedback
  • Research, write, and review content for the website, blog and all external communications as requested
  • Manage all organizational communication details and logistics, from beginning to end, including coordination with webmaster and vendors
  • Monitor, translate and share google analytics (i.e. e-news and e-blast statistics) and adjust communications accordingly
  • Facilitate program-related communication plans and provide follow-up support and accountability
  • Manage community event calendar and slideshow on website
  • Support policy communications with policy partners and PR consultants

Development (40%):

  • Support Executive Director and Associate Director with development, including donor outreach strategy, events planning, donor research, database updating and cultivation as well as donor reports
  • Assist with event ideas and planning
  • Support Associate Director with stewarding Development Committee, including meeting and logistics, taking minutes and assist with annual Development Plan
  • Nurture and maintain creative partnerships with breweries, restaurants, community institutions and other nonprofit partners to maximize outreach and fundraising synergy
  • Represent Climate Generation at outside meeting and events as needed
  • Responsible for all logistics, planning and promotion related to Welcome Mat/development events
  • Maintain and manage donor database, including pulling data for appeals, communications and fundraising reports

Miscellaneous (5%):

  • Be available before and after regularly scheduled hours for events, meetings and special functions
  • Participate in Climate Generation meetings, events and special functions that might take place on evenings and weekends.
  • Other duties to support Climate Generation’s work overall

Required Qualifications:

  • Degree in communications, environmental studies, public policy, or related field
  • Solid understanding of climate change
  • Strong research, social media and writing skills
  • Interest or experience in climate change education and outreach
  • Ability to interact respectfully with diverse groups of people in a variety of settings
  • Self motivated and able to work well on teams
  • Terrific public speaking and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills, specifically with time management and ability to multi-task
  • High attention to detail and the ability to successfully manage multiple projects and responsibilities with consistent follow-through as well as to set priorities
  • Experience with individual fundraising strategies and comfortable asking for financial gifts
  • Experience with event planning details and logistics
  • Comfortable with technology including Microsoft/Apple software, Dropbox, Asana (content management system), Google docs, Slack, Adobe Suite, Social Media (including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc)
  • Flexibility around occasional night and weekend work commitments

Desired qualifications:

  • Committed to an equitable workplace and integrating equity into program planning
  • Education or training in climate science and public policy
  • Ability to seek out, analyze, and communicate new information, data, and approaches that would be of use in program materials and outreach
  • Creativity and enthusiasm for development activities and donor and partner engagement


Please submit resume, cover letter and a writing sample to Put “Communications Coordinator: last name, first name” in the subject heading. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be considered through May 31. No phone calls please.

Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, skin color, gender, gender expression, class, religion (creed), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or military status. Climate Generation reserves the right to modify the position description at any time. This position is at will employment.

Climate Generation offers a generous benefits policy. All employees are eligible for a cell phone allowance, a simple retirement plan and flexible health spending account. Full-time employees (40 hours/week) are also eligible for medical and dental coverage. Office hours are 9-5 pm with several evening, early morning and weekend commitments.