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Director of Climate Finance (Can be based US or Canada)

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Canada (British Columbia) - America North
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 09/10/2020
Company Name STAND
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We are hiring a Director of Climate Finance to help us hold some of the world’s biggest corporate polluters to account. The Director of Climate Finance will be responsible for applying a deep understanding of climate finance issues across all of our campaigns.

We encourage applicants to apply by October 9, 2020. This position is open until filled.

The Position

Reporting to the Global Climate Campaigns Director, the Director of Climate Finance will have deep experience in the field of climate finance and experience building and managing campaigns including budgeting, team leadership, strategic planning and coalition building. This position will work closely with the fundraising team, and must have a strong interest and/or commitment to Stand.earth’s values. Stand.earth offers an excellent package of employee and health benefits.

Stand’s work on climate issues has protected millions of acres of forests from being logged, stopped major pipelines and 20 oil train terminals, and more. Stand is working to build capacity to support the new Climate Safe Pensions Network to catalyze action among pension funds and other institutional investors as a critical new tool in shifting investments away from the further expansion of fossil fuels and accelerate the decarbonization of companies in their portfolios. This missing element of Stand’s portfolio of campaigns will make a major contribution to Stand’s impacts on our global climate.

This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and adjusted based on location, but will likely be within the range of $75,000 to $90,000 USD or $87,000 to $110,000 CAD.

This role will be based in the US or Canada, in Pacific or Mountain time zone (working hours are 9am-5pm Pacific time). At least to start with, the role will be remote from the comfort of the candidate's own home. Once the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, we hope there will also be the option to work out of one of our hub offices.

Key Responsibilities of this role:

  • Coordinate and develop campaign strategies to move industry leaders 
  • Work closely with our development, communications and digital teams on campaign strategies 
  • Be an influential spokesperson on the subject of climate and related impacts of industry amongst press and opinion leaders 
  • Articulate the visions and goals for our campaigns in an understandable, compelling, and inspiring manner to Stand.earth staff, Board, partner organizations, funders, and the press  
  • Apply deep understanding of climate finance issues to campaigns  
  • Strong project leadership including the ability to dive into international climate policy, build relationships with stakeholders, and build Stand.earth’s reputation internationally 
  • Manage campaigns to identify and foster relationships with partner organizations and possible allies  
  • Working with managers to create strong relationships with key stakeholders in the Finance and corporate sectors  
  • Actively seek out new funding sources via personal and professional networks and manage a significant portfolio of individual and foundation funders with the support of our industry-leading fundraising team  
  • Participate in foundation and major donor briefings, cultivation, stewardship and solicitation, as well as writing and editing funding proposals and reports as identified by the development department 
  • Develop campaign strategies that actively grow our online community and build power online and offline.  
  • Nurture and build strong teams so that employees are engaged and involved 
  • Other related duties as assigned


  • 7+ years of working in the campaigns sector  
  • A great developer and manager of staff  
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and solicit high level institutional and individual donors  
  • Proven ability to generate and respond to media inquires, identifying and pursuing opportunities for high profile media/communications  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online and offline campaigning strategies and tactics  
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver projects on time and within budget  
  • Highly organized, flexible, creative, able to prioritize multiple tasks, and able to thrive in a fast-paced and ever changing environment 
  • Committed to equity, racial justice, authentic communications, and continual learning 
  • Independent and self-motivated 
  • Excellent written, verbal and social media communication skills 
  • Ability and willingness to travel

Desirable, but not required: 

  • Expertise in foundation and major donor fundraising with a track record of successful cultivation and solicitation of major gifts/grants 
  • Decolonization and equity training

To Apply

Please send a 1-page cover letter and resume to directorclimatefinance@stand.earth with your name in the subject line and on the file name of each attachment. In your cover letter, tell us what’s motivating you to apply for this role and which of the ‘nice to have’ qualifications you’ve got (we certainly don’t expect you to have them all!). Please also make sure to let us know how you heard about this position. The recruitment and interview process includes a time-bound anonymous task and two rounds of interviews. No phone calls, please. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.

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