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Communications Director

applications due Monday, February 26, 2024

The Climate and Community Project is looking for a Communications Director. We are seeking a candidate who is ready to kick off our inaugural communications position and work closely with our tight-knit team to articulate CCP’s transformative, world-building policy and research. The Communications Director will support CCP in crafting strong narratives for change, will direct the production of our wide-ranging publications, and will ensure that CCP’s research lands in the press. The ideal candidate will have strong writing, editorial, and organizational skills with the ability to think strategically about how we tell our story to diverse audiences in a compelling way. 


As a young organization, we need someone excited to help build CCP up as an institution, increasing our impact so that we can support progressive climate policy wins that provide material benefits to people. The staff team at our growing, relatively horizontal organization works collaboratively on a range of issues. The Communications Director will get to be involved in high-level strategic planning discussions and work alongside our exceptional fellows, as well as support the team in the day-to-day tasks of operating a new, dynamic think tank. 


CCP is looking for an outstanding candidate who is aligned with our vision, wants to make a positive impact through their work, and is excited to help create an organization where everyone can thrive. Whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this role would make you excited to come to work every day. We are less interested in the number of years you’ve worked in the field than in the vision and rigor you bring to your work. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct Narrative Change 

    • Craft and carry out narrative change work in order to shift public narratives towards CCP vision and values. 

    • Strategize with the team on how to best use communications tools– like earned media, social media, in person events, etc. – to achieve the impacts CCP wants.

  • Manage Publication Process

    • Oversee the publication process of multiple research and policy projects at once. This includes coordinating with programmatic staff to understand the research’s audience and tailoring a publication plan that fits the scope and timeline of the piece.

    • Manage streamlined processes for contractors including copyeditors, fact checkers, media contractors, and graphic designers to ensure high quality of all materials at CCP.

    • Design and lead communications plans for projects in close collaboration with staff, fellows, and partners. This includes media relations with journalists, editors, or podcasters.

    • Oversee the operation of our website, which is the external face of the organization.

  • Author Communications Content

    • Manage, write, and/or edit press releases, blogs, memos, and reports.

    • Oversee and coordinate social media and email strategy, including determining platforms, style, and curation.


Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate external relations opportunities including in-person events, webinars, video collaborations, etc. 

  • Assist on research projects or administrative tasks, as related to the candidate’s expertise.

  • Other duties, as assigned.


Experience and Skills:

  • At least 5 years of experience in communications, publications, or journalism. Very strong written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to communicate across a range of stakeholders including movement allies, scholars, policymakers, unions, etc.

  • Demonstrated experience and commitment  to race, gender, class, and climate justice. Recognizes how their identities show up in the work, and welcome, reflect on, and act on feedback with an eye toward continuous learning about race, ability, and other lines of difference.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks, with light supervision.

  • Has a campaigning mindset, contextualizing research projects within the political economy and partner ecosystem. Ability to coordinate with multiple partners. 

  • A flexible team player who is a fast learner and can handle a fast paced, highly collaborative team culture. 


Organizational Relationship:

The Communications Director reports to the Executive Director, and collaborates with other staff, consultants, and partners.



This is a fully remote position with the selected candidate needing to be located within the United States. Some travel will be expected– about one week of travel every two months. 



This is a full-time, exempt position working an average of 40 hours a week. At times, evening and/or weekend work may be needed to complete tasks. 


Physical Demands:

Ability to work at a computer for 8 hours per day. Also, requires frequent communication with others including hearing and speaking clearly with adults. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Compensation and Benefits:

Salary is $110,000. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, a 4% employer match and 2% half match 403b retirement account, and paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.


How to Apply:

Please fill out this form and include your cover letter and resume. Applications are due by Monday, February 26.


About Us:

The Climate and Community Project (CCP) is a progressive climate policy think tank that mobilizes a network of 40+ experts producing cutting edge scholarly research to design and win our generation’s determining suite of policy interventions. We advance bold ideas to decarbonize the built environment; reorder systems of political power; and embolden a multiracial working class. Our research has been instrumental in the climate policy space from the local to national level– including defining the planks of the Green New Deal for Public Schools, producing housing research that directly inspired the Whole Homes Repair program passed in Pennsylvania, and changing narratives on supply chain justice and critical minerals with first-of-its-kind modeling. We work with our fellows to develop timely research and to help drive the conversation around progressive climate policy.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The Climate and Community Project is a fiscally sponsored project of Tides, an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions. We encourage and will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Applicants with Disabilities:

Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. If you seek an accommodation, please advise in writing at the time you apply.

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