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Data Communications Manager

applications due Sunday, July 7th, 2024

The Climate and Community Project is a dynamic organization looking for a full time Data Communications Manager who is invested in building a think tank rooted in climate, racial, and class justice. The ideal Data Communications Manager candidate will have a combination of data visualization skills that illustrate the case for transformative climate policy; data science skills relevant to race, gender, class, and/or climate justice; and the ability to work across the Climate and Community Project’s diverse research areas to drive greater impact from our cutting edge research.  

About Our Quantitative Research and Communications Priorities:

The Climate and Community Project works with movement and academic partners to build the case for climate mitigation and adaptation policy that is racially just, supports working people, and is internationalist in its outlook. Our work covers a vast range of economic sectors and topics, including energy, transportation, housing, labor, education, international financial architecture, militarism, industrial policy, and more. Our work often contains sophisticated quantitative data on topics ranging from jobs modeling to critical mineral demand for the transition to zero carbon transportation systems; however, this work is often hidden in our detailed research reports or presented in dry tables and graphs. With additional staff leadership, we could also increase our depth and range of quantitative analysis. This successful candidate will boost our capacity to communicate the findings from our research; support our staff, fellows, and contractors with quantitative research design and execution; and contribute to the overall development of our overarching communications strategy.  

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:

  • Data visualization and storytelling: Create impactful, beautiful visualizations of CCP’s research findings that can go in reports, circulate on social media, press pitches, and accessible political education materials to help shape public narratives on climate policy

  • Data science proficiencies: Manage quantitative work across issue areas, including by contracting modeling specialists for a range of projects. Where possible, contribute to and support data analysis in research projects. We are open to candidates with a range of data science specializations, including experience in GIS mapping, quantitative jobs/economic modeling, greenhouse gas modeling, or other kinds of data science skill sets.

  • Liaise with and manage external contractors: Competently and efficiently engage with external data contractors for research needs outside of the candidate’s core skill set. 

  • Campaigning mindset: Bring a campaigning and narrative crafting mindset – experience using data visualization to tell compelling narratives, build advocacy campaigns, and/or help shift public opinion. Someone who thrives on communicating and telling stories with data in collaboration with researchers and advocates to win a future of climate, economic, and racial justice.

Experience and Skills:

Commitment to Justice & Equity: 

  • 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, gender, ability, and other lines of difference.


Data visualization expertise:

  • Experience creating high impact visualizations of quantitative data that tell powerful stories about climate, racial, and economic justice. 

  • Skills with relevant software packages necessary to produce data visualizations that make lasting impressions on viewers that inspire action for transformative climate policy. 

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to communicate across a range of stakeholders including movement allies, scholars, policymakers, unions, etc.

  • Ability to work closely with and manage technical quantitative experts, and preferred proficiencies in quantitative modeling and/or spatial analysis.

  • Data science specialization in one or more relevant fields is an asset, but not required.


Campaigning Mindset: 

  • Has a campaigning mindset, contextualizing research projects and data visualization within the political economy and movement partner ecosystem. 

  • Some experience with high visibility social media circulation of graphical work.

  • Ready to win progressive climate policies!


Team Player:

  • A resilient and flexible team player who is a fast learner, can handle a fast paced, highly collaborative team culture. Able to work with fellows, staff, and partners spread across multiple geographies and willing to support colleagues who are less fluent in quantitative methods.

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

  • Ability to manage external data contractors and coordinate project timelines and deliverables.


Organizational Relationship:

The Data Communications Manager reports to the Communications Director and Research Director, and collaborates with other staff, consultants, fellows, 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 $105,000. 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 Sunday, July 7, 2024.


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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