AV Operations Manager

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ClimateWorks Foundation

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30+ days ago


About the Organization

ClimateWorks Foundation is a global organization committed to our mission: to end the climate crisis by amplifying the power of philanthropy. Since our founding in 2008, we have awarded over $1.3 billion in grants to more than 600 organizations advancing climate solutions around the world. We helped grow the field of climate philanthropy to where it stands today, establishing infrastructure, global networks, and momentum for continued growth. Through our Global Programs and Services, we equip philanthropy with global knowledge, networks, and solutions to drive climate progress.

  • Scaling solutions: Our collaborative Global Programs — focused on solution areas including carbon dioxide removal, cooling, industry, transportation, and more — produce results that are bending the greenhouse gas emissions curve. From the U.S. to Europe, China, Brazil, and beyond, we collaborate with a diverse community of funders, NGOs, and climate leaders to accelerate just and equitable climate solutions.
  • Guiding and supporting funders: Our Global Services provide funders with comprehensive resources to assess, build, evolve, and execute high-impact climate-giving strategies. Our Global Intelligence service equips funders and the climate community with climate insights to pinpoint opportunities for impact and philanthropic insights to help identify investment priorities. We facilitate Global Collaborations that enable funders to increase individual and collective impact. Our Global Grantmaking services enable funders to invest in climate solutions around the world.
  • Fostering collaboration, exploration, and growth: Our collaborative approach and commitment to learning ensures that we continuously explore innovative ideas and emerging opportunities — all with the aim of scaling philanthropy-supported initiatives to help end the climate crisis.

As experts in climate science, public policy, economic and social analysis, and strategic philanthropy, ClimateWorks’ staff understands the multi-faceted challenges and opportunities of climate change. We are researchers, strategists, collaborators, and grantmakers who care passionately about our mission. For more information, please visit www.climateworks.org.

Department Summary

The information technology department provides global IT services including business applications, communications, networking, data security and storage, computing devices and support services

Job Summary

This hands-on position will lead the audio-visual services for domestic and international events, general meetings, and conference rooms. This position will manage the deployment and maintenance of the company’s audio-visual hardware, software, and communications infrastructure and services. This position provides audio-visual technical support services of the company’s audio-visual infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have a broad and strong background in audio-visual and event support services supporting a variety of platforms, and applications. This position will work closely with and report to the IT Director in leading the following essential duties and responsibilities.

Essential Tasks

  • The AV operations team supports the operation, maintenance, and break/fix of internal and external conference rooms and collaboration spaces across all our facilities and hosted events
  • Manage AV/IT for high-profile global events and production needs, including:
    • Oversee all testing of equipment and any run throughs or rehearsals
    • Onsite contact for in-house hotel A/V person, representing CWF team
    • Communicate/troubleshoot any onsite issues, real time changes or needs with AV vendors and CWF team
  • Provide scenarios and solutions to help CWF Programs, Collaborations and GI teams develop AV/IT solutions to meet their event goals
  • Review and analyze audio visual quotes, manage audio visual budgets and event costs
  • Stay abreast of event technology best practices and how we might apply them in our work, particularly in the emerging hybrid audio visual event space
  • As a hands-on AV operations manager, you will be responsible for leading and strategizing the function and maintaining all aspects for the AV operations team from design, operations, and support
  • You will partner with cross-functional teams, senior leadership, and other regional leaders to ensure a consistent and exceptional AV experience across all our facilities and events
  • Must be available for domestic and international travel as needed for events
  • Provide general information technology technical support as a staff backup as needed

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience managing an AV team, specifically in an operations capacity
  • Experience deploying and maintaining AV technology in new office builds, working closely with, Facilities, and Project Management teams
  • Strong vendor and venue management skills
  • Expertise in various cloud conferencing platforms such as MS Teams, Google Meet, Zoom, WebEx, etc.
  • Experience with budgetary/procurement and asset management efforts and the teams that help support
  • Scaling a new team effectively and nimbly with leadership experience managing employees, contingent talent, and/or vendor and venue support
  • Leading, training individual contributors with an adaptable style
  • Experience building and/or leading an inclusive and diverse workforce
  • Ability to partner effectively with business leaders and cross-functional teams on a global footprint
  • Self-motivated, flexible, able to juggle multiple and diverse responsibilities with unwavering attention to detail
  • Thrives on technical challenges and takes pride in solving them
  • Strategic thinking both technically and functionally and thoughtful approaches to prioritization


ClimateWorks offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience (geographic differential applied based on location).


ClimateWorks Foundation is based in the San Francisco Financial District. This position is classified as SF-Based. Hybrid work approach with flexibility of remote work. Will include domestic and international travel

Commitment to Racial and Social Justice

At ClimateWorks Foundation, we are driven by our vision of creating a thriving planet for all living beings for generations to come. We aim to foster an inclusive workplace that values diverse lived experiences and emphasizes the voices of marginalized people — especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color — who are most vulnerable to climate impacts, and whose voices, ideas, and leadership are crucial to winning the climate fight.

To ensure that we are making meaningful progress, we have made a set of diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments across all dimensions of our work to further our mission and realize our vision. For more information, please visit: Fostering Racial and Social Justice in Pursuit of our Mission

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at ClimateWorks Foundation and as such we are committed to creating a diverse and multi-cultural work environment. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race (including traits historically associated with race), ethnicity, religion, color, sex (including childbirth, breast feeding, and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniform service member and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, disability, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

This policy extends to all aspects of our employment practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, discipline, termination, promotions, transfers, compensation, benefits, training, leaves of absence, and other terms and conditions of employment.

ClimateWorks Foundation is committed to complying with all laws protecting qualified individuals with disabilities, as well as employees’ religious beliefs and practices. This policy extends to all aspects of our employment practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, discipline, termination, promotions, transfers, compensation, benefits, training, leaves of absence, and other terms and conditions of employment. ClimateWorks Foundation will provide a reasonable accommodation for any known physical or mental disability of a qualified individual and/or employees’ religious beliefs and practices, as required by law.

If you require an accommodation, please notify Human Resources. Once ClimateWorks Foundation is aware of the need for an accommodation, it will engage in an interactive process to identify possible accommodations.

Application Process

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. To be considered for this position, interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter. This position will remain open until filled.

Employment at the ClimateWorks Foundation is at-will.


ClimateWorks offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience (geographic differential applied based on location).

Healthcare Plans:

Multiple options available through Kaiser & UHC

  • HMO - 100% coverage for employee and dependents
  • POS - Employee pays difference beyond HMO coverage (3 out of 4 POS options are at 100% coverage for employee and dependents)
  • Dental –100% coverage for employee and dependents
  • Vision – 100% coverage for employee and dependents

Fertility Benefit

  • Fertility care through Carrot Fertility. Access to on-demand doctor-approved content, pregnancy support, and virtual chats with medical, legal, and regulatory experts.

Disability Benefit (long and short-term)

Life Insurance (3x base salary up to $750k for employee only)


  • 20 days (1st year)
  • 25 days (2nd - 8th year)
  • 30 days (9th year)


  • 11 Observed and 2 floating

401k Plan

  • After 6 months of service, CWF automatically contributes 9% of gross earnings per pay period to retirement fund*
  • After 6 months of service, CWF matches 100% of employee contributions up to a max of 6% of gross earnings per pay period*