Job Details

Climate Policy Lead
Aug 6, 2020 Lead job posting-667.pdf
Green Umbrella
Full Time

Green Umbrella seeks a Climate Policy Lead to help local governments prepare their communities for transformations in transportation, energy, and climate, while protecting their most vulnerable populations from the harmful effects of pollution, flooding, and heat.

Green Umbrella leads collaboration, incubates ideas, and catalyzes solutions that create a resilient, sustainable region for all.  We envision a vibrant community where sustainability is woven into our ways of life. Our systems-level work has the goal of improving the health of our region's people, climate, and landscape. We do this by convening collective impact teams in four areas: People, Policy, Built Environment and Landscape.

The Policy Lead will launch and lead the Policy Impact Area work identified by the organization as a priority in its 2019 strategic plan. The vision is for local governments across our region to reduce their climate footprint and improve their resiliency by using natural systems. The position will facilitate collaboration among government leaders, who are often challenged by a lack of resources and time, to adopt proven solutions and smart development practices that will improve the quality of life in their communities. This role will involve convening a set of Impact Teams made up of local elected officials, community advocates and other relevant partners. Initial categories for these teams are Energy, Land Use and Ecosystem Services, and Transportation.

This position is made possible thanks to funding from the Murray and Agnes Seasongood Good Government Foundation and the Kroger Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation.

Job Logistics

This full-time position will start in October 2020. The Policy Lead will work remotely, with the option of scheduling time in the office, and occasional staff meet-ups until resuming in-office work is deemed safe. Eventually they will attend meetings across the 10-county region Green Umbrella serves and must be able to travel accordingly.


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Contact Details

Ryan Mooney-Bullock
Green Umbrella