The U.S. Climate Alliance is a bipartisan coalition of governors committed to upholding the goals of the Paris Agreement. The U.S. Climate Alliance secretariat provides strategic, convening, analytical and other functions to support Alliance states in making progress on their climate priorities. For more information on the on the Alliance, please visit www.usclimatealliance.org.
The Senior Associate works with the Executive Director of the U.S. Climate Alliance Secretariat in formulating and executing strategy to support the Midwestern Alliance states (at present Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin) in developing and implementing climate policy within their states and across the region. The Senior Associate will support Midwestern states in developing and staffing the day-to-day execution of a regional strategy. They will also provide surge capacity support at critical times and at the direction of Alliance states (e.g. producing policy options papers, conducting research, meeting with stakeholders, etc.). Finally, the Senior Associate will collaborate with other stakeholders, including from the NGO, business, agriculture, and labor communities, to expand support for individual state and regional Midwestern climate efforts and seed the ground for successful rollout and support of ambitious climate policies in the long-term.
The Senior Associate reports to the U.S. Climate Alliance Secretariat Executive Director in support of Alliance states and will be expected to work as part of broader teams that include Alliance states, consultants and external partners. The Senior Associate supports and responds to state-led initiatives and works with the Energy and Climate team at the United Nations Foundation, which houses the U.S. Climate Alliance Secretariat.
This position can be located in any of the Alliance Midwestern states - Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, or Wisconsin.
We are only considering applicants with the following essential criteria:
Benefits & Compensation
For full-time, benefit eligible employees, UNF offers an excellent range of benefits, including:
Additionally, all benefit eligible employees have 12 paid holidays, 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 3 personal days, and 8 weeks of family leave care.
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