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Chief Climate & Sustainability Officer

Reisterstown, MD, USA

How to Apply

To apply, send resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Chief Climate & Sustainability Officer'' in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting December 31, 2021.

Hazon’s new Chief Climate & Sustainability Officer (CCSO) will report to Jakir Manela, Hazon’s Chief Executive Officer. We are looking for someone who is deeply mission-aligned and has the demonstrated capacity to further develop and strengthen all of Hazon’s climate and sustainability work.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Overseeing a major new initiative that will engage both national and local Jewish organizations to develop and implement decarbonization efforts across Jewish communities everywhere. This initiative aims to exponentially increase the visibility and resonance of the climate crisis across the Jewish world and spark a dramatic increase in concrete climate actions across Jewish institutions and their constituencies.

  • Overseeing the Hazon Seal of Sustainability, a national program engaging Jewish organizations taking substantive action toward sustainability and climate goals. Seal sites commit to a multi-year process of improving the environmental performance of their facilities and operations, and integrating sustainability into Jewish programming. Over 200 organizations have participated in the Hazon Seal process over the past 5 years.

  • Leading organizational decarbonization efforts throughout Hazon and Pearlstone facilities and operations. The CCSO will work with Hazon’s Director of Sustainable Facilities and other staff to develop and implement our internal decarbonization plans.

  • Leading organizational integration of climate awareness and action. The CCSO will work with other key Hazon and Pearlstone staff in the following ways: 

    • Supervision and oversight of staff directly involved in greening, food & climate, sustainability and education.

    • Partner with Hazon’s Director of Food & Climate to integrate Food and Agriculture across our climate and sustainability initiatives.

    • Partner with our Chief Program Officer and the JOFEE Programming Team in order to integrate climate awareness, education, and action into Hazon & Pearlstone programs.

    • Partner with our Chief Operating Officer and leaders at the Pearlstone Retreat Center & Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in order to integrate climate awareness, education, and action into retreat rentals.

    • Partner with our Chief Development Officer and Chief Finance and Administration Officer in order to support our fundraising efforts and develop/manage budgets for all our climate and sustainability initiatives. 

  • Overseeing Interfaith Liaisons. The CCSO will develop and implement Hazon’s strategy for participation in interfaith, international, and other multifaceted coalitions. 

  • Serving as part of Hazon’s Senior Leadership Team. The CCSO will collaborate with the CEO, Executive Team, and board members in order to craft strategic plans, budgets, and SMART goals for annual and long-term program development.



  • Demonstrated success in implementing institutional decarbonization efforts in other settings. 

  • 5-10 years of professional experience in a non-profit and/or Jewish organization  including as part of a senior management team.  

  • 5-10 years of supervisory experience.

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.

  • High level of climate and sustainability literacy. 

  • High level of comfort and fluency in connecting climate and sustainability issues with Jewish values and traditions.    

  • At least 3 years of experience working closely with the organized Jewish community, including both local and national organizations of various kinds. 

  • Detail-oriented with the ability to take initiative, organize others, track multiple projects simultaneously and communicate with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Excellent time management skills. 


Salary range is 120,000-140,000, commensurate with experience; health insurance (medical, dental, vision), FSA, 403(b) Retirement plan, generous vacation and time off policies, and more!

How to Apply: 

To apply, send resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Chief Climate & Sustainability Officer'' in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting December 31, 2021.

Additional Information: 

Frequently cited statistics show that women and underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the criteria.  Hazon encourages you to break that statistic and apply.

Hazon is strongly committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals. Hazon will make all employment decisions for staff and applicants without unlawful discrimination as to race, creed, color, national origin, gender identity and expression, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, alienage, citizenship or any other basis protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, compensation, training and development, benefits, promotion, demotion transfer, discipline or termination. All Hazon staff, regardless of position, are expected to maintain and live up to the true meaning of nondiscrimination.

Organization Info

Hazon, Inc

New York, NY, United States
51-200 employees
About Us

We create healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond.


The Arava Institute & Hazon Israel Ride is held annually over 7 days in the Fall. The Israel Ride is a 200-300 mile journey that provides participants the opportunity to experience the beauty and challenges of the Israeli landscape in a whole new way.

Retreats at Isabella Freedman take place throughout the year. Check our website for a full list of upcoming retreats.

The Adamah Fellowship is a three-month leadership training program for Jewish young adults in their 20s that integrates organic farming, sustainable living, Jewish learning, community building and contemplative spiritual practice.

And much more!

Why Work For Us?: 

Hazon is the national umbrella organization leading the Jewish environmental movement, and the largest faith-based environmental organization in the U.S, leading the Jewish response to the climate crisis and working in coalition with other faith and cultural groups as well. Now, Hazon is merging with the strongest Jewish retreat center and JOFEE site in North America, the Pearlstone Campus just outside of Baltimore, creating a stronger organization than ever before to lead the Jewish, Outdoor, Food, Farming and Environmental Education (JOFEE) world and the Jewish environmental movement as a whole.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jan 6 2022
Active Until: 
Feb 5 2022
Hiring Organization: 
Hazon, Inc