LOCATION: Climate Generation Office, Minneapolis, Minnesota
REPORTS TO: Climate Change Education Manager
TYPE: Full Time
EXPECTATIONS: 100% of Climate Generation operations and programming are currently remote to mitigate risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Once on-site operations resume, this position has the potential to be semi-remote with some required on-site expectations.
Do you enjoy working with teachers?
Are you concerned about climate change and believe education is an essential solution?
Do you want to join an organization recognized as a national leader in climate change education?
Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy empowers individuals and their communities to engage in solutions to climate change. Based in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, Climate Generation strategically engages and empowers youth, educators, decision-makers and the public to foster climate literacy and action with the goal of building a more equitable and resilient future for all.
Climate Generation recognizes the complexity of climate change and the importance of interdisciplinary climate change education. The climate change education program builds educators’ confidence and competence to teach climate change in their educational setting by providing curriculum resources, professional development and ongoing support. Climate Generation’s curriculum resources are aligned to science, social studies, and language arts standards and encourage students to think beyond science alone. Climate Generation also values Traditional Ecological Knowledge, social justice education, and STEM education.
Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status and other protected status as required by law. We actively seek to build and maintain a diverse workforce and foster the leadership of people of color, indigenous people, people from working class backgrounds, women, LGBTQ+, and all people of varying and intersecting identities.
Duties and responsibilities:
The primary purpose of this position is to support the education program in the area of climate change education, particularly developing professional learning experiences for educators in K-12 formal, informal and higher ed connected to Climate Generation’s Teach Climate Network of 7500+ educators.
Program Support (70%)
- Building from institutional knowledge and/or external experience, research, design, and implement workshops and training for educators – formal & non-formal including the annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education and our Teach Climate Network
- Develop, implement, and when appropriate lead programs and projects with community partners, ensuring outcomes are aligned with education program mission and current education practice
- Work directly with the Climate Change Education Manager to develop a comprehensive annual work plan
- Support the Climate Change Education Manager in developing a plan to expand and support the Teach Climate Network
- Collaborate closely with other program teams, specifically Sr. Youth Program Coordinator, Sr. Community Engagement Coordinator and Communications Coordinator, on project specific tasks
- Lead on Climate Generation’s public presentation offerings and registrations and coordinate with Climate Generation staff and volunteer Climate Ambassadors to fulfill public requests for presentations
- Supervise an annual, part-time, seasonal Summer Institute/programs support intern
- Support Education in publishing monthly Teach Climate Tips e-newsletter
- Teach Climate Network marketing to include: creating and executing a plan that includes new and established partnerships, as well as expanding the reach of existing curriculum resources and toolkits in partnership with Education team
- Market the education program at conferences, through community and organizational calendars and direct contacts and through the development of the monthly educator e-newsletter, Teach Climate Tips
- Support Climate Change Education Manager and Senior Director of Programs with grant-writing, donor relations support, and budget management as it relates to programming
- Manage the Teach Climate Teachers scholarship fund, including tracking scholarships and reviewing applications and communicating spending to Sr. Finance Manager
- Track and monitor Summer Institute budget, managing for cost containment and maximizing in-kind support
- Support the the organization with program evaluation and events support
Organizational Engagement & Health (15%)
- Engage in team functions including events, team meetings, strategic planning, and marketing
- Collaborate with Sr. Development Coordinator and Sr. Community Engagement Coordinator to co-create and implement a Climate Ambassadors program
- Collaborate with Organizational Development & Equity Manager, and other colleagues, to ensure that an equity and anti-racism framework is used to develop and deliver all Climate Change Education programs
- Coordinate with Sr. Development Coordinator on volunteer needs, event logistics, program materials, and vendor relations
- Support and participate in diversity, equity, and inclusion work across the organization
- At least three years of experience in a related field, like environmental education, formal education, community-based network coordination, and/or climate justice.
- Experience training and coordinating educators
- Solid understanding of climate justice, and environmental or STEM educational pedagogy and standards demonstrated through coursework or real world application
- Curriculum writing or experience in lesson plan design
- Terrific oral and written communication skills
- Excellent organization skills, specifically with time management and ability to multitask. Must be detail oriented and self-motivated
- High attention to detail and the ability to successfully manage multiple projects and responsibilities with consistent follow-through
- Ability to work with small and dedicated team
- Ability to interact respectfully with diverse groups of people in a variety of settings
- Comfortable with technology including Zoom, Microsoft/Apple software, Dropbox, Asana (content management system), Google docs, Slack
- Occasional nights and weekend work commitments
- Committed to an equitable workplace and integrating equity into program planning
- Ability to seek out, analyze, and communicate new information, data, and approaches that would be of use to education program materials and outreach
- Experience or interest in supervising part-time, seasonal employees and interns
- Experience coordinating or participating in an educational or professional learning network.
Compensation and Benefits:
- Salary range for this position is between $40-$43,000 based on experience and qualifications
- Full-time, exempt position, working 40 hours per week
- 20 days of PTO (increases with years of employment), 6 paid holidays and a holiday break from December 24th through January 1
- Three percent matching contribution of annual salary to 403(b) retirement plan after one month of employment
- Medical insurance provided through BenefitsMN with Medica and Colonial Life Dental (80% of monthly premiums are covered by employer for Medical and 10% Dental) and Flexible Spending Account for out-of-pocket medical expenses
- Cell phone reimbursement ($20/month) and travel/mileage reimbursement
- Located in the Greenway building with access to biking trails and light-rail transit, as well as indoor bike storage area and showers
- Foster a respectful, collaborative, and fun work environment
Hiring Process and Timeline:
- Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Teach Climate Network Coordinator, last name, first name” in the subject heading. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a candidate is hired
- Climate Generation engages a thorough screening process and applicants may be asked to participate in multiple screening activities
- Ideal candidate will be available to start in April 2021