Senior Program Manager - Climate Solutions Collaborative (C2C)

Confluence Philanthropy | New York, New York

Background

Confluence Philanthropy is a non-profit, membership-based association of foundations, high net worth investors and their investment advisors who collaborate in Mission-Related Investing (MRI), the process of integrating investment strategy with social and/or environmental goals. Confluence Members represent a combined $3.5 trillion in assets under management, with more than $92 billion designated as philanthropic capital. Members are committed to full mission alignment when prudent and feasible. Based in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Canada and Puerto Rico, our members collectively invest around the world. Confluence Philanthropy’s Climate Solutions Collaborative (C2C) is a community of investors committed to emissions reduction by deploying private and philanthropic capital towards a low carbon future. Created in 2016 in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and policymakers under President Obama, C2C aims to bring market-based climate solutions to scale and to make the field of climate investing more active, connected, and effective.

Job Summary

Position Overview The C2C Senior Program Manager is a key member of the Climate Solutions Collaborative team with significant research, analysis and communication responsibility. The Senior Program Manager will support the C2C Senior Program Director by providing the analytical foundation for a new program focus on the Net Zero Pathway in the Paris Accord. This role will track policy changes, financing breakthroughs, and investment initiatives and support C2C members in their unique investment approaches. This position offers ample opportunity for writing, creativity, network building, and professional growth.

Reports To

Senior Program Director, Climate Solutions

Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Climate Finance and Policy Research and Analysis: Provide basic analysis and breakdown of climate science, the financial implications of climate change, and what is needed to further a Net Zero pathway. Evaluation and analysis of metrics that measure how to assess what investment strategies are effective for removing carbon, and what resilience strategies entail. Clear presentation of findings for reports, blogs, power point presentations and articles.
  • Industry Tracking: Daily news scan to follow trends and breakthroughs in the climate finance industry and keep the Confluence team updated; construct timely briefs and reports for internal and external communications to support members interested in climate finance and policy. Post timely news and analysis on Confluence’s social media sites.
  • Project Management: Participate in further developing the Climate Solutions Collaborative programming. This includes implementing the engagement strategy for C2C’s Decarbonzing Bank Lending Initiative to organize members and key partners to use their leverage to engage with their banks regarding climate lending policy. Also included is research, analysis and metrics to develop a Net Zero pathway for members to align with the Paris Agreement.
  • Membership Cultivation: Compile technical information to support members by request. Review climate-related member applications and make recommendations to the membership committee. Participate in climate related networking events and assist with engagement and recruitment efforts. C2C Convening: Help develop and manage C2C’s learning series. Tasks include: conducting research about potential topics and speakers, event materials and presentation preparation, post meeting follow-up. 
  • Admin and Organizational Development: Maintain correspondence with members; participate in weekly staff meetings and discuss growth opportunities; assist in database upkeep and other admin tasks as requested.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • MBA or business related graduate degree, or similar experience.
  • At least three years professional experience in climate-related finance or climate finance policy.
  • Strong research, analytical, data and project management skills.
  • 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.

Compensation

Compensation: $80,000 - $90,000 FTE with full health, dental, and retirement benefits.

Requirements/Other

  • 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. There will be no exceptions as we adhere to Federal Employment Laws.

How to Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Edie Farwell, Climate Solutions Senior Program Director: edie@confluencephilanthropy.org

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