Data Assistant - Global Intelligence

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ClimateWorks Foundation

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28 days ago

About ClimateWorks Foundation

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 grant-makers who care passionately about our mission. For more information, please visit

Department Summary

ClimateWorks’ Global Intelligence identifies high-impact opportunities for philanthropy to enable deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. By applying our experience, expertise, and analysis to unique datasets on climate and philanthropy, we help individuals and organizations work with the speed and scale that the climate crisis requires. We work alongside a global network of funders, grantees, researchers, and other partners to build unique datasets that shed light on how philanthropy can have the greatest possible impact on alleviating the climate crisis. ClimateWorks’ Global Intelligence supports funders at every stage of their climate giving journey, from learning about the basics, to identifying opportunities, taking decisive action, and tracking progress. In addition to supporting climate funders, Global Intelligence also supports researchers and climate-focused NGO networks to access cutting-edge data and tools, convene stakeholders, generate insights to serve the climate community, and take action.

Job Summary -Data Assistant, Global Intelligence

The Data Assistant, will help ensure the smooth and effective completion of a wide range of tasks and functions associated with the Climate Philanthropy work in the Global Intelligence team. Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Global Intelligence and in close partnership with other departments, the Data Assistant, Climate Philanthropy will work with ClimateWorks Global Intelligence team and senior staff to support, compile, and maintain historic, current, and future looking databases and information related to climate philanthropy. The Data Assistant will also support initiatives to improve ClimateWorks’ internal database and data process.

They will work collaboratively with other intelligence asset and product owners across departments to support the development of compelling, integrated, and clearly positioned products that meet the information needs of key audiences.

Essential Tasks (includes the following and other duties as assigned):

Data management

  • Participate in the development and ongoing management of an integrated landscape of philanthropic datasets
  • Together with the Climate Philanthropy team, support the maintenance and development of specialized database, including process improvement or data quality
  • Support data collection, including identifying, obtaining, and processing data and organization of data assets
  • Maintain the security and confidentiality of sensitive data

Product development

  • Support the development of real-time analytical support for high level funder discussions
  • Support the development of data-supported findings and recommendations relevant to foundations working to end the climate crisis, especially related to the grantee landscape
  • Support the creation of public reports based on analysis of ClimateWorks’ assets

Team and organization support

  • Create strong, positive relationships with internal and external partners to support and grow the ClimateWorks Global Intelligence function


Required Qualifications

  • BA or BS degree and interest in or experience with environment a plus
  • At least 1-2 years of experience post-degree in analytical work, through an array of diverse positions (e.g. in the academia, private sector, non-profit sector)
  • High degree of proficiency in MS Suite with emphases on Excel.
  • Proficiency or demonstrated ability to learn Salesforce preferred.
  • Experience with data visualization/business intelligence software (e.g., Tableau, QlikSense) a plus
  • Experience with Box and Asana a plus
  • Experience creating well designed graphics and presentation material a plus
  • Immaculate attention to detail and strong organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent project management skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters with discretion, as well as an understanding of donor confidentiality issues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to communicate in a friendly, patient, and professional manner with other CWF departments and with foundation partners.
  • Experience providing high level customer service to clients or partners a plus.
  • Willingness to take initiative, help problem-solve to support short-term and long-term Global Intelligence and organizational goals
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently (both virtually and in-person) with minimal supervision
  • A commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable work environment


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 US Flexible. If US Flexible: Exceptional candidates can work from the SF office or from other locations, geographic differential applied to compensation based on local cost of labor.

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*