Jobs, Internships, and Volunteer Opportunities

Climate XChange offers a unique workplace for those who believe that market-based tools like carbon pricing can make a difference in the fight against climate change.

To address this problem we will need a new generation of leaders. Climate change is an urgent problem. This new generation of leaders will have to be passionate, nimble, and prepared to work in a fast moving ever-connected world.

Working at Climate XChange will provide you the opportunity to grow as a professional and believe in the work you are doing. We offer opportunities to young professionals, career experts, and those looking to volunteer their time.

Please see below for open positions.

State Manager

Climate XChange is expanding and we’re looking for two driven and experienced individuals to lead our efforts in the Southwest and Midwest.

You Are

  • A Generalist: Schooled in a range of disciplines, from broad campaign management to detailed meeting coordination. You are comfortable being a team player but willing to step up and be a team leader.
  • Climate focused: From transportation policy to energy procurement, you know that there are many different solutions to addressing climate change.
  • A Do-er and Getter-doner: You are a hands-on practitioner, independently generating campaign strategy insights and deliverables, while managing and inspiring members of the staff.
  • Politically Savvy: You powermap in your spare time, you understand the history and context of state policy as well as the communities and stakeholders that shaped the landscape.
  • So dang strategic: Be on the ball. You understand what actions have the greatest impact and go for them.
  • Someone who dots your I’s and crosses your T’s: You will be the point of contact
    for decision makers, business partners and advocacy leaders.
  • Prolific, collaborative, cooperative: You want to get stuff out of people’s heads and down on paper whenever you can for whoever you can because instead of an ego, you’ve got an insatiable thirst to complete the mission at hand.

Goals

Help Climate XChange and our partner organizations effectively engage in supporting carbon pricing policies in your state.

  • Strengthen Climate XChange’s alliances with other key players in the climate movement across the state and region.
  • Focus on clean transportation and other market-based policies that are gaining momentum in the region.
  • Build awareness and support for Climate XChange and grow our network of experts and audiences.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Work proactively with Climate XChange volunteers to support them as they engage in efforts across the state and region.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with partner organizations and in-state allies (local nonprofits, officials, lobbyists, etc.) to develop a coalition and build momentum within the state.
  • Identify key political and advocacy stakeholders in the state with a focus on raising up communities that are already feeling the impacts of climate change and environmental injustice.
  • Act as a connection point for campaign activities in the region and with central staff in Boston.
  • Manage political strategies and make recommendations to the organizational leadership on expanding priorities and opportunities.
  • Engage with media related to state-level efforts, create sign-on letters, write blogs, and tweet about state policy & advocacy efforts. 
  • Direct allies and volunteers to resources that can help them understand carbon
    pricing (e.g. economic studies, polling, messaging, other state efforts, etc.)
  • Work with local business leaders to develop a private sector strategy for
    growing carbon pricing support.
  • Oversee state-level project expenses, and report on project expenditures and
    results to relevant granting foundations.
  • Other duties as required.

    Qualifications

    • At least 5 years experience working in your state’s political system
    • Willingness to work proactively and independently in a remote work setting
    • Ability to travel occasionally
    • Experience engaging with various stakeholders in an advocacy role
    • Ability to work collaboratively with remote staff and volunteers
    • Creative and analytical thinking with strong problem-solving skills
    • Exceptional attention to accuracy, detail, and deadlines
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field related to policy or economics preferred

    Locations: New Mexico, Minnesota

    We are hiring one staff member in each location.

    Communications & Policy Fellow

    Climate XChange provides research, education, and advocacy tools to promote carbon pricing and bold leadership on climate change. We achieve this through multiple means, such as authoring economic research, providing technical assistance to policymakers crafting state policy, running the Climate Action Business Association, convening the State Carbon Pricing Network, and running a national newsletter. We believe that effective change on carbon pricing can be achieved at the nexus of cutting-edge research, compelling media, and strategic advocacy.

    Responsibilities

    The Communications Fellow is responsible for managing all our social media content and assisting with traditional media functions for Climate XChange and our Business Association, CABA. Management of social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, should be data-driven in order to strategically build an audience. Creativity and new ideas are highly encouraged.

    You will work closely with and report directly to our Communications Director and will assist with website work and traditional media projects, such as writing press releases and articles for publication, ghost-writing emails and story pitches to reporters and editors, drafting our weekly newsletter, and calling media outlets on the phone. You will also work closely with the Policy & Partnership Manager in supporting the development & publication of the Massachusetts Policy Roundup, as well as assisting their work researching & analyzing climate, environment, and energy policy in Massachusetts.

    Deliverables of the fellowship may also include independently carrying out an entire social media campaign, as well as writing articles for our website.

    Qualifications

    • Strong writing, editing, reading, and comprehension skills
    • Experience posting from organizational social media accounts
    • Creative and proactive approach to work
    • Strong communication skills, including in-person, on the phone, and over email
    • Able to work both independently and within a team 
    • Exceptional time management skills and ability to accomplish daily tasks independently

    Preferred skills

    • Graphic design
    • Video editing/filming
    • Social media growth
    • WordPress experience
    • Familiarity with climate policy and/or Massachusetts politics a plus

    Location:​ 31 Saint James Ave, Fl. 6, Boston MA 02116
    Compensation: $15/hr
    Duration: Approximately 12 weeks at 40 hours/week
    Start Date:​ May 18th, 2020
    End Date: Approximately 10-12 weeks after start depending on the number of hours worked per week
    *Exact dates are flexible

    Carbon Pricing Research Fellow

    Climate XChange provides research, education, and advocacy tools to promote carbon pricing and bold leadership on climate change. We achieve this through multiple means, such as authoring multi-disciplinary research, providing technical assistance to policymakers, convening the State Carbon Pricing Network, and running a national newsletter.We believe that effective change on carbon pricing can be achieved at the nexus of cutting-edge research, compelling media, and strategic advocacy.

    Responsibilities

    The Carbon Pricing Research Fellow will play a key role in driving the conversation forward and contributing to the thought-leadership that Climate XChange currently provides to readers and stakeholders across the United States.. Your primary role will consist of co-authoring quantitative research on carbon pricing policies at the state level. This research can take several forms depending on what knowledge needs to be created for state policies to progress. We also author exploratory reports, which combine economic, scientific, and political analysis to push the envelope on national policy discourse around state and federal climate policy. 

    Applicants must possess a strong aptitude for basic math critical thinking, and creative problem solving, along with skill and experience in designing Excel spreadsheets, working with large data sets, and utilizing internet research to obtain needed data. An extensive understanding of carbon pricing or related policies is not required, but is preferred. We are seeking individuals who are motivated, eager to learn, and  take initiative when it comes to driving Climate XChange’s research forward. You will be supervised by our Senior Research Associate.

     Other duties may include, as needed, writing educational documents and assisting with advocacy efforts. We seek individuals who can effectively communicate the findings of their work and why those findings matter.

    Qualifications

    • Strong writing, editing, reading, and comprehension skills
    • Familiarity with Excel
    • Ability to work within a team
    • Exceptional time management skills and ability to accomplish daily tasks independently

    Not required, but preferred skills

    • Professional and/or academic experience with economic theory, public policy
    • Experience with coding and/or data visualization programs

    Location:​ 31 Saint James Ave, Fl. 6, Boston MA 02116
    Compensation: $15/hr
    Duration: Approximately 12 weeks at 40 hours/week
    Start Date:​ May 18th, 2020
    End Date: Approximately 10-12 weeks after start depending on the number of hours worked per week
    *Exact dates are flexible
    **Applicants must be eligible for MassCEC internship program

    State Carbon Pricing Network Fellows

    Climate XChange (CXC) provides research, education, and advocacy tools to move the US towards a low-carbon economy through market-based mechanisms. To achieve this, we conduct research, draft policy, author articles, and help leverage action confronting the climate crisis. 

    The State Carbon Pricing Network (SCPN) is a rapidly-growing project within the organization that includes more than 6,000 advocates and policymakers across the country who are pushing for carbon pricing in their states. We help provide these individuals with the tools they need to advance their campaigns to price pollution, and advocate for strong and equitable climate policies. 

    Each semester, we hire State Carbon Pricing Network fellows to conduct state-specific research, provide media coverage, and bring new stakeholders into the conversation. The fellows will help spearhead our research and media coverage in each of the following regions: the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Southwest, Southeast, and Northwest. 

    Why Apply?

    At Climate XChange, we pride ourselves on our robust fellowship program, which seeks to provide a unique professional opportunity to all fellows while empowering individuals to advance the work of climate action in a substantial way. In addition to the responsibilities listed below, we encourage fellows to proactively suggest new projects that advance Climate XChange’s goals and create opportunities for their professional growth. 

    Main responsibilities

    • Tracking state-level legislation across the country and helping to create an inventory of bills 
    • Conducting policy analysis for internal reports and website articles 
    • Writing articles and blog posts for the Climate XChange website and weekly newsletter that reaches an audience of 10,000
    • Writing Letters to the Editor (LTEs) and reaching out to media outlets across the country for publication
    • Researching political landscapes in different regions and synthesizing the information for CXC’s audience
    • Reaching out to key stakeholders and bringing them into the network

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Excellent written and interpersonal communications skills
    • Ability to work independently after initial guidance
    • Flexible and able to tackle multiple assignments simultaneously
    • Attention to detail applied to research and written assignments

     

    More Information

    Location: 31 Saint James Ave, Boston, MA

    Reports to: Noa Dalzell, State Carbon Pricing Network Manager

    Compensation: Unpaid Intern

    Hours: Between 10-20 hours per week.

    Start Date: May 4th or September 8th***

    ***You are able to apply for either our summer or fall fellowship. Our summer fellowship runs from May to August, while our fall fellowship runs from September to December. 

    To Apply

    Email your resume to the State Carbon Pricing Network Manager, Noa Dalzell (ndalzell@climate-xchange.org). Please include in the subject line: your full name followed by Climate XChange Fellowship Application. 

    Apply now if you want to: 

    • Improve your research, writing, and communication skills
    • Become well-versed in carbon pricing and climate policy
    • Engage in networking opportunities with government officials, sustainability experts, academics, and others in the climate space 
    • Enjoy a flexible schedule 
    • Get to know other students and professionals in this space 

     

    Read more: Why Price Carbon? 

    There is widespread recognition and scientific consensus that in order to stabilize the climate and prevent the worst consequences of the climate crisis, greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by at least 80 percent by 2050. 

    The fuels responsible for emitting the gases that are causing this crisis have long been cheap and subsidized by governments around the world. In turn, we have failed to account for the true cost of these fuels as the main agents of global climate change, and all the impacts that come with it, which we are already living with today.

    Read more at www.climate-xchange.org/carbon-pricing-101/

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