The Climate and Community Project is looking for a full time Policy Manager to join our tight-knit team. The Policy Manager will work closely with our 25+ member scholars to research, manage, and execute research products that build the case for transformative, racially-just climate policy. The ideal candidate will have a combination of research and campaigning skills, strong working knowledge of climate policy, and interest in working directly with movement partners to build power. 

The Climate and Community Project is a young, dynamic organization looking for a Policy Manager invested in building a think tank rooted in climate, racial, and class justice.

Essential Duties + Responsibilities
  • Project manage our reports processes, specifically focused on the intersection of racial and climate justice. 

  • Support research development at the state and federal levels on issues that could include subjects such as housing, energy democracy, transportation, public infrastructure, and decarceration (dependent on research expertise).

  • Ability to develop materials such as detailed reports, talking points, policy memos, op eds etc.

  • Publicly represent the organization at convenings, coalitions, etc for strategy sessions, workshops, and in media.

  • Build and maintain relationships with climate justice and other movement partners.

  • Coordinate CCP members across multiple academic institutions.

  • Manage community and peer reviewer processes. 


Other Duties and Responsibilities
  • Other duties, as assigned.


Education and/or Experience
  • Five plus years of research or policy experience, with deep expertise in the built environment and climate justice.

  • Master’s degree preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Commitment to race, gender, class, and climate justice.

  • Has a campaigning mindset, contextualizing research projects within the political economy and partner ecosystem. Familiarity with state- and federal- level policymaking.

  • Ability to coordinate with multiple partners and proficiency navigating social movement, and especially climate movement, landscapes. 

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

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

  • A resilient and flexible team player who is a fast learner, can handle a fast paced, highly collaborative team culture. Able to work with members and staff spread across multiple cities. 

  • 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.

  • Ready to win progressive climate policies!


Organizational Relationship

The Policy Manager 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 as it becomes safe to do so. 



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 range is $68-75k, commensurate with experience.  We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, a 4% employer match 403b retirement account, and paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.


How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to jbozuwa@climateandcommunity.org with “Policy Manager” and your name in the subject line. Please apply by December 13, 2021.


About Us

The Climate and Community Project (CCP) is a network of academics and policy experts conducting qualitative and quantitative research in support of climate justice policy. The goal of the project is to build the connective tissue between researchers, social justice movements, and progressive policy makers we need in order to design and win our generation’s determining suite of policy interventions at the climate-inequality nexus. 

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.