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Climate Advisor - Los Angeles - Outreach

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Los Angeles, CA, USA

NRDC is seeking a Climate Advisor to work with the City of Los Angeles as part of the American Cities Climate Challenge (ACCC). The American Cities Climate Challenge is an unprecedented opportunity for 20 ambitious cities to significantly deepen and accelerate their efforts to tackle climate change and promote a sustainable future for their residents. The City Advisor will work with city officials to assist with the execution of initiatives designed to advance carbon reductions through policies and programs focused on buildings and energy.  The Climate Advisor will be part of a network of similar positions located in cities across the country to support these building, energy, and transportation initiatives and will therefore be engaged at the local, regional, and national levels to advance the city’s goals. The position will interface with key influencers and decision-makers within city government, the real estate sector, utility companies, industry, and other organizations in the community.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Project Management: Design community engagement processes between the City and its partners to increase understanding and community support for decarbonization of buildings and transportation actions. Support the creation and deployment of a plan to engage and build support among Angelenos for upcoming policies. Support development of a marketing program that provides LA residents with direct actions that they can take to be part of the fight against climate change.
  • Communications Support for Policy Implementation: Develop compelling reports and resources using data from the Existing Building Energy and Water Efficiency (EBEWE) Ordinance to provide public information on energy use by buildings in Los Angeles. Identify and execute strategies to effectively communicate the role of the ordinance with key stakeholders, including building owners and property managers, with the goal of increasing energy efficiency in buildings.
  • Stakeholder Outreach and Management: Lead various work streams including outreach to stakeholders, both internal to City government and the broader community of private sector, non-profit, philanthropic, and community partners; drafting internal and public-facing documents; navigating internal city processes in coordination with our partners; and developing public outreach and engagement strategies . Coordinate engagement with stakeholders and partners, manage clear communication, and identify new partnerships. Incorporate the perspectives of multiple communities in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of a decision-making process.
  • Education and Policy Engagement: Educate city stakeholders and the local community on the role of decarbonization in meeting the city’s climate goals. Successfully support sustainability measures in the face of competing city priorities. Provide legislative review and policy research and analysis, with a focus on decarbonization policies and programs. Develop an engagement strategy to better represent Los Angeles residents and stakeholders on climate issues, focusing on frontline communities that are often underrepresented in civic forums. Help LA influence and stay connected to state policy development on decarbonization, including coordinating with other ACCC cities in CA working on the same topic (and other ACCC cities outside of CA).
  • Network Development: Develop and manage strong relationships with the city government, key stakeholders, and partners in the community. Maintain appropriate communication and information flow with community partners.
  • Challenge Participation: Actively participate in the ACCC network of cities. This includes joining regularly scheduled calls, participating in online trainings, and attending in-person convenings.
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree in a related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least 3 years of policy, advocacy, and community engagement 
  • Experience collaborating with diverse stakeholders to achieve goals
  • Excellent writing skills, strong verbal communication, and confident public speaker with an ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse comunities
  • Experience working at the city level preferred. Knowledge of and/or experience in Los Angeles and California decarbonization activities and programs perferrred
  • Exceptional strategic thinking, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience managing projects in a team setting, including developing project plans and managing timelines
  • Experience working at the intersection of equity and environment preferred
  • Data analytics

Organization Info

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

New York, NY, United States
Annual Budget : 
About Us

The Natural Resources Defense Council's purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends.

We work to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life -- air, land and water -- and to defend endangered natural places.

We seek to establish sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human society. NRDC affirms the integral place of human beings in the environment.

We strive to protect nature in ways that advance the long-term welfare of present and future generations.

We work to foster the fundamental right of all people to have a voice in decisions that affect their environment. We seek to break down the pattern of disproportionate environmental burdens borne by people of color and others who face social or economic inequities. Ultimately, NRDC strives to help create a new way of life for humankind, one that can be sustained indefinitely without fouling or depleting the resources that support all life on Earth.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Aug 26 2019
Active Until: 
Sep 25 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.