Manager of Cross-Sector Climate Action

Second Nature
  • Location
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Feb 20

Position description

Exciting opportunity to assist in Second Nature’s emerging cross-sector climate work and manage the early stage development of a new network of research institutions known as the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3). Reporting to the Director of Education and Partnerships, the manager will work across the Second Nature team to support for Second Nature’s cross-sector initiatives, with project management responsibilities for UC3. Accessibility to Second Nature’s Boston office is strongly preferred, but remote work may be considered for highly qualified candidates, particularly in the Washington D.C. region. 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Second Nature’s network manager for the UC3. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Facilitate and align ongoing efforts among the UC3 representatives
  • Coordinate internal group communications and scheduling
  • Coordinate public communications efforts with UC3 campuses as well as integration into Second Nature’s communications 
  • Assist with distribution and compilation of relevant resources to maximize impact and connections between UC3’s forums
  • Complete UC3’s Phase One synthesis report 
  • Cultivate external partnerships that can support the work of the UC3
  • Present to external and public audiences about UC3 progress, including coordinating UC3’s activities at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit
  • Serve as support staff for Second Nature’s cross-sector climate initiatives
  • With assistance from Second Nature staff and campus partners, curate resource development (webinar content, virtual content, print materials, etc) in support of Second Nature’s cross-sector climate initiatives
  • Assist in fundraising activities for Second Nature’s cross-sector efforts

About Second Nature

Second Nature’s mission is to accelerate climate action in, and through, higher education. For more information about the organization, please see Second Nature, a Boston-based non-profit, leads the nationally recognized Climate Leadership Network, a group of nearly 600 institutions where presidents and chancellors of the colleges and universities commit their institutions to carbon neutrality and climate resilience. Second Nature has also led higher education’s involvement in We Are Still In – a cross-sector initiative recently launched to accelerate US climate action.

This is a project-based, fullā€time salaried position that is fully funded for the first year and a high likelihood of renewal in future years. Compensation will commensurate with experience. A competitive benefits package is provided.

Second Nature is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on any of the following: race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or gender characteristics, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.


  • Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public policy, climate / environmental management, international affairs or related field is required. Master’s degree or higher preferred. 
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working climate-related and/or deep carbon reduction projects preferably with cross-sector stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to align and empower network participants to act together on an emerging climate initiative
  • Passion, understanding, and commitment to the organizational mission of accelerating climate action in, and through, higher education
  • Experience translating technical information into broadly accessible resources
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Demonstrated ability for strategic thinking and innovation
  • High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail
  • High degree of independent initiative and problem-solving
  • Experience with graphic design software, Wordpress, and online communication platforms a plus

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