Director of Engagement

$120,000 - $125,000 yearly
  • The Climate Reality Project
  • Washington D.C., DC, USA
  • 14 Aug, 2020
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Job Description

The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former US Vice President Al Gore, is seeking a full-time Director of Engagement to lead the Engagement department.  At Climate Reality, we come to work every day to help solve the climate crisis.  We do it by working from the ground up, empowering people and communities worldwide to fight for their future and together drive a just transition to clean energy.

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General Overview:  The Director of Engagement oversees the support and growth of Climate Reality’s volunteer base, strengthening an ever-expanding global network of Climate Reality Leaders while developing national campaigns and supporting local campaigns undertaken by our chapters that result in direct impacts to help solve the climate crisis. The Director oversees the creation and management of engagement platforms and strategies that support these campaigns and encourages our volunteer leaders to take action. The Director provides support to our U.S. chapters to connect and build our volunteer base on campuses and in local communities. The Director serves on a team of Senior Staff and is one of seven direct reports to the Senior Vice President of Programs.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Building the engagement strategies for our diverse volunteer base through a variety of national, international, and local campaigns and tactics that create impactful outcomes. This includes working closely with our International team to ensure branches and leaders are being effectively engaged in our efforts.
  • Designing and overseeing support platforms and programs for the Climate Reality Leadership Corps and chapter program, including but not limited to, the online community, recruitment, support, mentorship, and communications.
  • Setting metrics and overseeing the data analysis of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps programs and campaigns to ensure measurable impact toward climate solutions.
  • Serving as counsel on best practices for engaging and leveraging the Climate Reality Leadership Corps and its chapter and branch network.
  • Assisting in the development of multi-day training programs for new Climate Reality Leaders.
  • Working with and encouraging our Climate Reality Leaders to engage with us, including identifying and cultivating valued relationships to the organization and the movement at large.
  • Promoting programs, events and activities by representing the organization at events.
  • Creating and managing department and campaign budgets.
  • Working closely with other teams to ensure that engagement activities cut across all audiences and are moving our supporters up the ladder of engagement.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • 7-10 years of organizing, campaign, or issue advocacy experience.
  • Demonstrated management experience and oversight of field campaigns.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Must be a self-starter who is able to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience and awareness of cultural diversity, ability to work effectively with a diverse group of organizations and volunteers.
  • A dedication to solving the climate crisis with climate or environmental expertise preferred.


Salary and Benefits

  • Salary range $120,000-$125,000
  • Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) with no vesting period and a company match, mobile phone reimbursement and a transit subsidy. 


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The Climate Reality Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.