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OrganizationCommunity Climate Collaborative
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineFebruary 25, 2024
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range$50,000-$65,000


C3 believes the power to fight climate change resides within our communities. C3 works with businesses, residents, schools, nonprofits, and local governments to catalyze climate action at the community level through evidence-based planning, collaboration, programs, and advocacy which directly reduce climate pollution and elevate climate leadership. C3 recognizes that an equitable transition to a clean economy and a sustainable future means addressing the needs of all members of our communities.

The Community Climate Collaborative (C3), a non-profit organization based in Charlottesville, VA, seeks a driven and enthusiastic full-time Climate Justice Policy Manager. This pivotal role will contribute significantly to our organization, especially as we expand our engagement and action model from a single city to multiple communities. We are looking for a dynamic individual to join us during this crucial phase.


C3 is seeking a passionate individual dedicated to combating climate change, promoting climate justice, equity, renewable energy, energy efficiency, location efficiency, and other climate solutions. Join us as the Climate Justice Policy Manager and contribute to our mission of creating a greener future. In this role, you will have the opportunity to collaborate on policy analysis, design innovative strategies, and advocate for climate solutions. Your responsibilities will encompass data collection, meticulous analysis, proficient proofreading, and impactful report writing. As a crucial member of our team, you will help us engage and mobilize the community, playing a pivotal role in effecting change. If you are a creative, detail-oriented, and solution-driven professional, we invite you to apply and be a part of our impactful journey toward a sustainable future. C3 welcomes diversity. Women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBT individuals are encouraged to apply.

Reports To

This position reports to the Director of Climate Policy. Additionally, this role will work collaboratively with all team members to plan campaigns, communications strategies, and development opportunities to advance climate action.

Job Duties


● Collaborates on design and leadership of C3’s Climate Justice Campaigns, conducting targeted social science research projects, collecting data, and providing community-level sector data for policy development.

● Conducts research and analysis of local climate policies and identifies innovative solutions.

● Delivers policy-related reports, briefings, and other informational materials.

● Plans and executes community convenings and engages with community leaders.

● Develops engagement activities and maintains relationships with community partners.

● Participates in partner meetings, workshops, and events.

● Coordinates projects with stakeholders and partners.

● Assists the Leadership Team in developing and implementing organizational policies.

● Contributes to grant proposals and fosters relationships with potential program sponsors.

● Contributes to communication efforts, including media interviews and written outputs.

● Prepares engaging technical presentations.

● Assists with community organizing and climate policy advocacy.

● Supports miscellaneous program tasks.

● Manages intern(s) and/or volunteer(s).

Skills Required

Key Skills

● Relationship-building and proactivity: Build and maintain relationships while taking initiative.

● Management: Lead, motivate, and manage interns, volunteers, and partners.

● Project management: Budgeting, meeting deadlines, and achieving project goals.

● Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (including Excel) and G-Suite.

● Research, analytical, and writing skills: Strong abilities in gathering information, analyzing data, and writing effectively.

● Interpersonal skills: Clear communication, active listening, and engaging with diverse audiences.

● Commitment and project completion: Demonstrated ability to conclude and deliver projects on commitments.

● Excellent writing and verbal skills: Strong written and oral communication proficiency.

● Organization, attention to detail, and self-motivation: Highly organized, detail-oriented, and proactive.

● Professional proficiency in Spanish (desirable, but not required).

● Knowledge of GIS and/or statistical software (desirable, but not required).

Work Schedule


● Application Deadline: February 25, 2024;

● Starting date: As soon as possible;

● Location: Charlottesville Area, Virginia, USA

● C3 operates in a hybrid format with opportunities to work from home and the office weekly

Compensation & Benefits

● The salary range is $50,000 – $65,000, depending on experience.

● Health & Dental Insurance: 100% Coverage for Employees, 50% Coverage for Family.

● Paid time off every year: 20 days of vacation, 12 sick and wellness days, and 11 paid holidays.

● Yearly professional-development allowance.

● Generous Retirement Plan and Life & Disability Insurance Benefits.

Additional Info



● A degree (or equivalent work experience) in a climate-related field of study such as public policy, environmental management, social sciences, law, economics, urban development, or a related field;

● Understanding of key aspects of climate change and sectoral policies;

● Analytical skills and the ability to work with quantitative and qualitative data.


● Working experience in climate or transportation policy-related fields;

● Project management and coordination experience;

● Interest in and ability to work in a diverse and interdisciplinary team.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to with “Climate Justice Policy Manager – Job Application” as the subject line.