Climate Finance Program Director

$110,000 - $130,000 yearly
  • Confluence Philanthropy
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Oct 04, 2021
Full time role

Job Description

Position Overview:

The Climate Finance Director will be a key member of the firm's industry leading Climate Change Investment Working Group. You will be responsible for the research, analysis, and for providing expert guidance to the larger organization, and their members. As the Director, you will provide the analytical foundation for the program, ensuring the firm's work aligns with other net zero initiatives, policy changes, financing breakthroughs. It will also support climate working group members with insights and resources, supporting and further accelerating their leadership. This role will directly engage policymakers, financiers, and philanthropists. The successful candidate will have a strong foundation in climate finance, climate-related policy, and partnership building.

Key Responsibilities

  • Climate Finance and Policy Research and Analysis: Lead the analysis and program development around the financial implications of climate change and what is needed to further Net Zero pathway scenarios and related investment themes. Devising clear presentations for reports, blogs, and articles.

  • Industry Tracking: Track and follow trends and breakthroughs in the climate finance industry; construct timely briefs and reports for internal and external communications to support Climate Change Investment Working Group members. Providing timely news and analysis to disseminate to the firm's network and via communications strategies. Track the flow of capital using data to highlight what the firm has accomplished so far and where they will need to go next.

  • Develop, maintain, and expand relationships. Work closely with the CEO to support the Climate Change Investment Working Group and the firm's member community in advancing their goals. You will be their network's technical expert. You will also maintain effective relationships with external partners and key allies, such as peer non-profits, thinktanks, and Climate Finance leaders. Also, you will review climate-finance-related member applications and make recommendations, to the membership committee, based on your assessment.

  • Business Development & Events: Help craft fundraising proposals to support the project and program work,

  • Climate Change Investment Working Group Convening: Develop and lead the working group's learning series. This will include working with the CEO and working group team to develop potential topics and speakers, developing technical event materials, post-meeting follow-up with members and partners. You will also support the team as they craft fundraising proposals, to support your project and program work.​

Qualifications

  • MBA, business, or sustainability-related graduate degree, or similar experience.

  • At least five years of professional experience in climate-related finance or climate finance policy.

  • Strong research, analytical, data, and project management skills and the ability to synthesis complex ideas into easy to digest, impactful conversations.

  • Exceptionally strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, efficient, and self-directed work style.

  • Ability to build trust and easy rapport with investment professionals and industry thought leaders required.

  • Experience in working on a small team with limited administrative / office support.

  • Emotional and social intelligence, and the ability to perform under pressure with 'high power' executives with grace, poise, and (hopefully) humor.

  • A high level of discretion for both professional and personal affairs.

  • Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Climate Finance Director will have a substantial impact on the rapid adoption of sustainable investing principles by serving as a servant and connector of relationships across the firm's member network.

If you are energized by the prospect of making strategic connections and influencing the decisions of the most influential leaders across the investment community, public policy makers, and non-profits, please send an email to Jordan Locke at jordan.locke@acre.com

Location:

Tri-State Area (New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut), within commuting distance of the New York City office. Must be available weekdays starting at 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (anticipate shorter summer hours). The job will start with telecommuting until it’s safe for the office to open. Domestic travel will be a required component of this job. Expect 2-4 domestic trips a year, once the pandemic is over.

Please do not consider applying if you are not planning to work from the Tri-State Area. We are unable to make any exceptions.

Organization Type

Nonprofit

Organization Size

1-10

Sectors

Carbon Accounting & Offsetting, Food & Agriculture, Funding, Advocacy or Policy, Energy