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OrganizationCommunity Climate Collaborative
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineAugust 30, 2019
College Degree Required?No


The Charlottesville Climate Collaborative (C3), a non-profit organization based in Charlottesville, VA,

is seeking a dynamic, engaging, highly-motivated full-time Residential Program Manager. C3 aims to

catalyze climate action through community-wide collaborations and programs that reduce climate

pollution and advance our Charlottesville identity to include climate leadership. We aim to unify and

empower local groups so that together we can achieve a positive impact, making Charlottesville an

even stronger, healthier community.


The Residential Program Manager takes primary responsibility for convening and engaging the

residential community. As the residential sector accounts for nearly one-third of greenhouse gas

emissions in Charlottesville, this manager works to understand obstacles to action within this sector;

provides hands-on support for homeowners and renters to take action in their own lives; advances a

culture of climate action; and cultivates advocates for climate-friendly and equitable local policies.

Reports To

This position reports directly to the Director of Programs and the Executive Director. Additionally, this

role requires coordination of content with the Director of Communications and collaboration with the

Director of Climate Policy.

Responsibilities and Duties

Home Energy Challenge: Ensures the success of the Home Energy Challenge by conducting

diverse recruitment; sends regular communications to households; fosters personal

relationships with team leads; develops resources for climate action; plans celebration events

for season conclusions; and coordinates with platform developer for optimal performance and

reporting issues.

C.A.S.T. Events: Plans and executes bi-monthly “Climate Action Street Team” events that

foster a community of climate action with relevant resources, opportunities, education, and

skills-building for residents and renters; leverages community partnerships to boost

attendance and content; creates promotional materials.

Energy Equity: Researches and develops proposals for equity initiatives; provides the Climate

Policy Director with sector data to construct policies; engages with community members to

better understand challenges; maintains relationships with community partners working on

various social justice issues.

Convening & Facilitated Discussions: Plans and executes convenings of individuals pertaining

to the residential sector and/or issues of equity; provides strategy insights for other sector

convenings; supports convening by facilitating discussion and documenting participant


Outreach & Education: Develops engagement activities for outreach and education

opportunities; presents at community events; assists staff in program specific outreach

opportunities by attending or presenting when needed.

Intern & Volunteer Management: Develops work plan for intern(s); coordinates intern

schedule(s) and daily tasks; maintains contact list of volunteers; communicates with

volunteers about upcoming opportunities.

Social Media: Provides concept drafts to Director of Communications for content

development; reviews and approves content of posts/blogs related to Residential Program.

Media Relations: Submits concept drafts to the Communications Director for program-related

press releases; provides interviews for media representatives; provides input for program


Organizational Leadership: Works with the Executive Director to develop, implement, and

enforce policies that promote the overall health and mission of the organization; seeks

professional development opportunities related to organization’s mission, vision, values, and


Website Management: Updates website with events and new information; offers strategies for

website structure and content; publishes content.

Data Analysis: Obtains relevant data to inform policy decisions or suggested best practices;

interprets data sets for insights to climate actions; coordinates with Climate Policy Director on

data needs and analysis.

Fundraising: Works with Executive Director to develop relevant grant proposals and build

strong relationships with Charlottesville-area donors; Cultivates relationships with potential

program sponsors.

Key Skills

Approachable/Personable: The position requires strong interpersonal skills and be able to work with

a broad diversity of people. C3 works with every type of homeowner and renter, so a successful

candidate is one that is a positive “people person”; can build strong relationships with individuals;

and foster strong ties with community groups.

Strong Initiative: This position requires successful candidates to be self-starters and problem

solvers. This program manager is someone who is passionate, not pushy; relentlessly positive;

results-oriented; agile, understanding, and creative.

Communication: The program manager must have excellent writing and public speaking skills.

Management: The program manager must be able to lead, manage, and motivate interns, teams of

volunteers, and third-party partners.

Project Management: The program manager must work within a budget, meet deadlines for multiple

projects and project goals.



● Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a related field.

● 2-5 yrs. of experience executing marketing campaigns, nonprofit programs or project

management experience.


● Experience in Squarespace, Adobe Photoshop, and Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel.

● Working knowledge of community-based social marketing and/or social behavior change


Compensation & Benefits

● Market competitive salary

● Health & Dental Insurance Coverage

● Paid Personal Time Off plus Holidays

● Self-Improvement Allowance

● Retirement Plan and Life & Disability Insurance Benefits

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to The

Charlottesville Climate Collaborative welcomes diversity. Women, people of color, persons with

disabilities, and LGBT individuals are encouraged to apply.