Manager, US Program Alumni Network, Climate Corps

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Environmental Defense Fund

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Raleigh, NC, United States

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27 days ago

Overview:
Put your passion and skills to work for the planet. Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, and we need people like you to help us build a vital Earth — for everyone.

We’re Environmental Defense Fund, a fast-paced nonprofit with a growing staff of more than 850 people in nearly 30 countries. We deliver game-changing solutions that cut climate pollution and strengthen people’s ability to thrive despite the effects climate change is already having. We work wherever we can have the most impact, from local communities to top companies to governments worldwide, and even in space.

Our culture,
values and commitment to diversity make EDF an exciting and meaningful place to work. Every job here makes a difference. Won’t you join us?
Responsibilities :
Overall Function

Climate Corps has ambitious plans to activate its network of hosts, alumni, partners and external peer groups to advance sustainability. The US Fellowship Program Network Manager plays a critical role in the success of maintaining and building the network initiative which now includes over 1,000 members and represents more than 80% of Climate Corps’ global alumni network.

In addition, they will directly engage with organizations by managing a portfolio of host relationships as well as participating in key programmatic processes. This position reports to the Senior Network Manager.

Work Location
- Hybrid Raleigh, Boston, New York, DC or Austin

Key Responsibilities
  • Serve as a strategic partner to the Senior Network Manager in the implementation of Climate Corps’ global network strategy.
  • Lead development and execution of network activities serving alumni of the US Fellowship Program, including, but not limited to the following activities:
  • Participate in advancing EDF DEI goals in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to address the environmental and organizational challenges in alignment with EDF values

US Fellowship Program Network Strategy
  • Develop and execute specific strategy and project plans in alignment with EDF strategic priorities, incorporating input from consultants, alumni, network research and other key stakeholders;
  • Identify and initiate strategic partnerships with external organizations - public, nonprofit and private - to contribute to growth of Climate Corps’ network impact;
  • Identify goals, targets, and key metrics for network development activities;
  • Create and manage the US Fellowship Program Network & events budget;
Energizing and Resourcing the Network
  • Act as the first-stop for all alumni requests for support. This includes fielding calls, emails and monitoring social platform communications.
  • Design and oversee the scheduling and execution of year-round network engagement in partnership with teammates charged with professional development and networking events;
  • Oversee the strategy of the annual US Climate Corps program Summit, the program’s annual virtual conference;
  • Manage and promote the Climate Corps Connect platform;
  • Recruit and manage alumni as regional hub network managers;
  • Oversee Climate Corps’ US program’s alumni mentor program.
Communicating with the Network
  • Oversee the development and execution of US Fellowship Program Alumni Network communications including;
  • Communications calendar
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Individual & miscellaneous comms
  • Communicate program results to internal and external stakeholders through reports, conferences, presentations, and other methods.
  • Contribute to global alumni storytelling.
Tracking Network Engagement
  • Design a process for tracking and monitoring network member participation, initiative progress against goals, potential network reach, and impact;
  • Maintain network metrics on a quarterly basis;
  • Execute and analyze the annual US Fellowship Program Alumni Network survey.
  • Supervise one or more team members in their daily job functions.
  • Manage five Climate Corps engagements, and deepen relationships with hosts throughout the year through relationship management processes;
  • Participate in advancing EDF DEI goals in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to address the environmental and organizational challenges in alignment with EDF values
  • Manage and coordinate projects with interdisciplinary teams.
  • Independently troubleshoot problems where precedents are not always available.
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree required in related field. Advanced degree a plus.
  • At least 6 years of related work experience, or advanced degree with at least 4 years of related work experience in the corporate or non-profit sectors, including demonstrated ability to manage people, complex projects and partnerships to achieve program goals.
  • Working knowledge of corporate and public sector sustainability.
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • A high level of strategic thinking is required, in order to synthesize complex information to identify and deploy action plans.
  • Possess a high degree of diplomacy to influence and manage key stakeholders and teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently recommend and determine approaches to completing projects and managing processes where precedents are not always available.
  • Ability to lead and collaborate with colleagues and partners of varied backgrounds and experience.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience performing rigorous analysis in support of highly visible work.
  • Exceptional personal organization and attention to detail required.
  • Strong ability to work on multiple projects concurrently, both independently and as a member of multi-disciplinary teams in a dynamic, fast-paced and creative environment.
  • Proficiency in the use of PCs, Microsoft Office suite of software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint), database programs, Google office programs and Salesforce.
Pay Ranges:
We offer a strong total rewards package encompassing competitive salary, robust benefits, and professional development opportunities consistent with a modern global organization. We take into account factors such as candidate experience, skills, training, internal team equity and local norms.

The pay range for this role is shown below.

Please note that pay ranges are country specific. As a result, the stated currency is not meant be converted into any other currency.

Minimum Salary: USD $83,000.00/Yr. Maximum Salary: USD $93,000.00/Yr. EEO Information:
Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.