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Vice President for Development

The time is now to join a high-impact effort addressing the great challenge of climate change.

免费幸运飞艇人工计划Climate Central, an influential climate communications and research group, seeks a senior leader to be its chief development officer and a key member of the senior-staff leadership team. The VP will be responsible for all fundraising and development activities, from planning to soliciting to stewardship and reporting of accomplishments to staff, board, funders and prospects. The VP will work closely with the CEO, senior staff, and members of the Board of Directors to plan, develop, and execute a comprehensive program of fundraising. Emphasis will be on major and principal philanthropic giving from individuals and foundations, but it will also include government grants and new funding programs to diversify the portfolio of revenue streams over time.

Climate Central is an independent group of scientists and science translators who research and report the facts about our changing climate and how it affects people’s lives. We use science, big data, and tech to generate thousands of local storylines and compelling visuals that make climate change relevant and show what can be done about it. We address climate science, energy, sea level rise, extreme weather, and related topics. We collaborate nationwide with TV meteorologists, journalists, and other respected messengers, reaching broad audiences through local voices. Our programs spurred more than 2,000 TV spots in the U.S. over the last 12 months. Media have covered our global sea level research, maps, and imagery in at least 89 nations. We see major and timely opportunities to continue to grow our impact.

免费幸运飞艇人工计划Working with members of the Board, the CEO, and senior staff, the VP will plan and orchestrate solicitations of prospective donors, engaging most closely or directly for principal gift work. The VP oversees a development team including local and remote staff, and will lead efforts of development and other staff from proposal creation through stewardship activities. With direct reports, the VP will set and monitor progress toward individual fundraising performance goals, helping each team member achieve excellent results through empowerment, continuous staff development, and mentoring. The VP will serve as key liaison between development staff and the CEO and senior staff.

The VP will play a key role with the CEO, senior staff and the Board in developing the overall strategy for Climate Central, with an eye to what may attract funding interest. The VP will work as a member of the senior staff team to help develop communications strategies that reach and move large geographically and ideologically diverse US and global audiences as well as key decision-makers to understand and act on climate change at a level commensurate to its great threat. As a team, they will develop specific strategic goals for the organization, for Board review. Collaborating with the CEO and with input of fellow members of the senior staff, the VP will set fundraising goals and strategies, and will be accountable for reaching funding targets agreed to in the planning and budgeting processes.     

Additionally, the VP will work with Programs, Finance and Administration, and other internal groups to provide necessary support to achieve shared objectives. These include, among others, contributing to creating a consistent, high-quality brand for Climate Central across all program areas and platforms; developing and reporting on budgets with support of the VP for Finance, and setting annual organizational goals and regularly reporting progress toward those goals. 

免费幸运飞艇人工计划Along with the senior staff, the VP will assist the CEO in forming the agenda for board meetings. Further the VP will assist the CEO in working with the Nominating Committee to create a robust list of potential Board nominees and plans to cultivate them towards membership.  The VP will manage a Development Committee of the Board.

The VP will represent Climate Central in external meetings and conferences as appropriate.  Working together with colleagues or independently, the VP may be called upon to help initiate possible partnerships between Climate Central and other groups working toward similar objectives. These may range from strategic alliances to informal collaborations at local, national, or global scale. The VP will advise the CEO and senior staff of such arrangements on a regular basis.

Experience and Qualifications

免费幸运飞艇人工计划Experience and qualifications should be commensurate with a position of this great importance and seniority within the organization. Representative (but not strict) requirements follow:

  • 10+ years of development experience, with a strong record of raising major and principal gifts from both individuals and foundations, and success in all stages of the development cycle
  • 5+ years of experience in a senior leadership/executive role with a record of success for leading effective, efficient and spirited teams with high levels of trust and communication
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and support Board and other high-level volunteers
  • Demonstrated success in building new donor programs 
  • Fundraising success and issue knowledge specifically for climate change, scientific research, communications, and/or media preferred
  • A clear and deeply held commitment to addressing climate change
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, time management and communications skills
  • Creativity and initiative
  • Unquestionable integrity and commitment to ethics; responsibility with sensitive information
  • Able to travel and extend work hours for critical priorities
  • Advanced degree preferred

Location

Climate Central’s headquarters are in Princeton, N.J. A meaningful amount of presence at headquarters will be important, but majority-time remote work is an option for this position. 

Compensation

Compensation is competitive, with generous benefits.

Diversity

免费幸运飞艇人工计划Climate Central strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and as such do not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter including salary expectations; your resume; and contact information for three references familiar with your work, to with the exact subject line, “VP for Development” (no quotes). Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, Climate Central is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate. The search will close when a successful candidate is recruited.

Scientist: Sea-Level Rise Impacts

High-profile research that matters: Climate Central seeks a highly productive junior-to-mid-career natural or social scientist dedicated to making a strong societal impact. Top candidates will be creative and quantitative thinkers; prolific, independent generators of top-quality scientific manuscripts; and fluent in written, spoken, and visual communications for broader audiences. This is an opportunity to publish numerous papers from a platform promoting strong public attention for the best reasons.  Candidates don't need to be sea-level experts already; it's more important that they have strong aptitude, are driven to have a big impact on the climate conversation, and are eager for a research and work agenda shaped accordingly. The scientist will sit within Climate Central’s nationally recognized sea-level rise program and conduct critical research, writing and outreach for our U.S. and global work.

免费幸运飞艇人工计划 About Climate Central.  Climate Central is an independent group of scientists and science translators who research and report the facts about our changing climate and how it affects people’s lives. We use science, big data, and tech to generate thousands of local storylines and compelling visuals that make climate change relevant and show what can be done about it.  Climate Central’s sea-level rise program is a recognized leader in both climate science and communication. Our peer-reviewed research has been downloaded and accessed half-a-million times; our October 2019 paper in Nature Communications garnered more media and online attention than any other climate-science publication in 2019 and for at least the seven preceding years. Our research, web tools and expert perspectives have appeared in more than 15,000 stories ranging from covers of the New York Times to local TV news features to China Daily to The Hindu. Our web assets have won more than 250 million page views, including wide and extensive use of our online tools by NGOs and governments at every level.

Key responsiblities:

  • 免费幸运飞艇人工计划Conduct research on sea-level rise and coastal flooding impacts

  • 免费幸运飞艇人工计划Lead and contribute to scientific papers for peer review

  • Identify and collaborate with co-authors 

  • 免费幸运飞艇人工计划Engage with the media, opinion leaders, and decision-makers

  • 免费幸运飞艇人工计划Engage with users of Climate Central sea level data (corporate, governmental, NGO)

  • 免费幸运飞艇人工计划Support relevant communications products including maps, tools, visualizations and reports

Essential qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a relevant natural or social science 

  • Strong evidence of high productivity and performance

  • 免费幸运飞艇人工计划Strong quantitative and data-analytic abilities – blended with creativity

  • Facility with Matlab, GIS, python, R or similar; skilled in data visualization/figures

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  • 免费幸运飞艇人工计划Self-starter and independent worker also able to take direction and work in small team

  • Ability to travel and extend work hours for critical priorities

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • Strong visual communication skills (e.g. data visualization for broad audiences; web tool design)

  • A significant record of peer-reviewed publications in respected journals with lead authorship (clear evidence of strong and independent scientific writing)

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Location

免费幸运飞艇人工计划Climate Central’s headquarters are in Princeton, N.J. Some remote work is an option.   

Compensation

Compensation is competitive, with generous benefits.

Diversity

Climate Central strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and as such do not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter including salary expectations; your resume; and contact information for three references familiar with your work, to  with the exact subject line, “Sea-Level Scientist” (no quotes). Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, Climate Central is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate. The search will close when a successful candidate is recruited.

Climate Scientist

免费幸运飞艇人工计划Use science to help transform the climate conversation. Climate Central seeks a highly motivated, creative, mid- to senior-level natural or social scientist to play a major role in our most ambitious effort to date. The mission: to make accurate and effective climate communications ubiquitous.

免费幸运飞艇人工计划You will spearhead a strategic effort to build an unprecedented library of ways to link diverse local observations and events to climate science, impacts, and solutions for dissemination to social media, journalists, and other key messengers, in near real-time. Other audiences will include public and private decision-makers. This work will require efficient identification of authoritative literature in fields across the natural and social sciences; a nose for significant emerging science; and active research collaboration in high-value cases. Robust engagement with a broad research community will be critical.

About Climate Central

免费幸运飞艇人工计划Climate Central is an independent group of scientists and science translators who research and report the facts about our changing climate and how it affects people’s lives. We use science, big data, and tech to generate thousands of local storylines and compelling visuals that make climate change relevant and show what can be done about it. We address climate science, sea level rise, extreme weather, energy, and related topics. We collaborate nationwide with TV meteorologists, journalists, and other respected messengers, reaching broad audiences through local voices. Our programs spurred more than 3,500 TV spots in the U.S. in 2019. Media have covered our global sea level research, maps, and imagery in well over 100 nations. We see major and timely opportunities to continue to grow our impact.

Key responsibilities 

  • 免费幸运飞艇人工计划Provide scientific leadership and inputs for a major new initiative leveraging technology to deliver compelling climate content to the right people at the right time in the right place, again and again

  • Support all Climate Central programs providing science-based content and context to broadcast meteorologists, journalists, and other key amplifiers, plus decision-makers and clients

  • Identify authoritative recent research and datasets to inform effective local communications

  • 免费幸运飞艇人工计划Track, advise, and participate in key relevant emerging research

  • Conduct high-priority research and analysis 

  • Advise and participate in translation of science to broadly accessible words and visuals

  • 免费幸运飞艇人工计划Engage with outside scientists in a diverse variety of fields 

  • Represent Climate Central in the media and in external meetings and conferences

Essential qualifications

  • Ph.D. in a relevant natural or social science plus more than 10 years of research experience

  • Fast learner comfortable at identifying authoritative information and at working in new areas

  • Wide familiarity with literatures on climate science, impacts, and solutions 

  • 免费幸运飞艇人工计划High creativity; able to find relevant science, stories, and climate connections in unexpected places

  • Highly productive and able to handle multiple concurrent initiatives 

  • Excellent analytical and communication skills including for lay audiences

  • 免费幸运飞艇人工计划Driven to impact the climate conversation and to pursue a work agenda shaped accordingly

  • Able to travel and extend work hours for critical priorities

  • 免费幸运飞艇人工计划Good interpersonal skills 

Additional qualifications.  Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • Prior experience interacting effectively with media and public audiences

  • Strong data science and/or data visualization skills

  • 免费幸运飞艇人工计划Familiarity with localizable health impacts, economic impacts, and/or solutions

Location

Climate Central’s headquarters are in Princeton, N.J. A meaningful amount of presence at headquarters will be important, but partial-time remote work is an option for this position. 

Compensation

免费幸运飞艇人工计划Compensation is competitive, with generous benefits.

Diversity

Climate Central strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and as such do not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter including salary expectations; your resume; and contact information for three references familiar with your work, to  with the exact subject line, “Climate Scientist” (no quotes). Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, Climate Central is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate. The search will close when a successful candidate is recruited.