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.

COMMUNICATIONS 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.

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

Location:​ 131 Cambridge St., Boston, MA

Compensation: $15/hr

Duration: Approximately 12 weeks at 20 hours/week

Start Date:​ 09/09/2019

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

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 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 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. Our state-level policy research models the design of carbon pricing policies and their impacts on households, employers, and emissions. We also author exploratory reports, which combine economic, scientific, and political analysis to extract learning lessons for future states to consider in their carbon pricing policies moving forward. 

Applicants must possess a strong aptitude for basic math and constructing formulas needed in modeling, 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 is not required, but is preferred. We are seeking individuals who are motivated, eager to learn, and demonstrate exceptional creativity and critical thinking when it comes to driving Climate XChange’s research forward. You will be supervised by our Research Associate.

 Other duties may include, as needed, writing educational documents and assisting with advocacy efforts.

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

Location:​ 131 Cambridge St., Boston, MA

Compensation: $15/hr

Duration: Approximately 12 weeks at 20 hours/week

Start Date:​ 09/09/2019

End Date: Approximately 10-12 weeks after start depending on the number of hours worked per week

*Exact dates are flexible. 

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Climate XChange is currently seeking applications for the position of Development Manager. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Development Manager is an experienced development professional who is primarily responsible for the institution’s fundraising and grant writing needs. The Development Manager will conduct research on individual, foundation, corporate and government prospects; prepare written research reports; identify new donor prospects; and manage prospect screening and outreach. They will be the lead grant writer for the organization and act as the primary liaison with institutional funders.

This opportunity is ideal for candidates who are eager to immerse themselves in a hands-on fundraising operation, work in a collaborative environment with other professionals, and help advance the organization and meet revenue goals. Considered one of the most innovative climate policy groups in the country, Climate XChange provides a stimulating and goal-oriented work environment that encourages innovation, leadership, and collaboration.

You Are:

  • A Generalist: Schooled in a range of fundraising disciplines, from crowdfunding to foundation approaches and donor cultivation. You are comfortable with what it takes to meet our fundraising goals.
  • 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 fundraising strategies, insights and deliverables. You can manage our donor pipeline and want to build it even further by identifying and cultivating new prospects.
  • Outgoing and People Savvy: You understand the need for personal relationships and are not scared to pick up the phone. You understand the needs of the funder and are happy to make sure our program results meet those.
  • So dang strategic: Be on the ball.
  • Someone who dots your I’s and crosses your T’s: You will be the point of contact for decision makers, managing external relationships and drafting proposals, which requires a keen eye for detail and the ability to project manage effectively.
  • Ambitious, collaborative, focused: You know that getting our work done is only half the battle. The success of our mission rides on your ability to bring funding in the door.

 

Duties:

  • Develop and write grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders.
  • Assemble and submit grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, presentations, and subsequent reports.
  • Maintain grants calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and required reporting.
  • Work with Executive Director to build relationships with major donors through established fundraising pipeline.
  • Maintain communication with low-level donors in order to free up the Executive Director’s time to focus on high-level cultivation and stewardship.
  • Identify and build relationships with new prospective donors.
  • Manage CXC Monthly Giving Program.
  • Conduct prospect research for the Executive Director and Board.
  • Liaise with the Board to maintain open lines of communication and provide supportive duties that empower Board members to fulfill their fundraising and fiduciary obligations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Board Development Committee

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of grant writing or fundraising experience, with a proven record of success.
  • Database experience required, Salesforce or other CRM preferred.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Candidate must be adept at prioritizing projects and keeping multiple projects moving in a timely manner, while also meeting deadlines and managing supplemental materials required for proposals.
  • Candidate must possess the ability to proactively seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form.
  • Extremely detail oriented with very strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as with a team.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Up to $60,000/year based on experience.

Join our Team!

Here at Climate XChange and Climate Action Business Association, we are thrilled at the prospect expanding our team. Please fill out the form below and we’ll contact you to coordinate an interview for one of our volunteer positions.

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