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Climate Leadership Initiative (CLI)

Flexible; San Francisco Bay Area preferred

Date Posted: 07/02/2020

About the Organization

The climate crisis touches all of our lives and impacts everything we hold dear. There is no question that solving this crisis is a formidable challenge – but the good news is that climate change is a problem with solutions. Climate Leadership Initiative (CLI) is an advisory service designed to help philanthropists get started fast, with confidence. Philanthropists can move with both urgency and rigor to stop the climate crisis and protect our planet for generations to come. When working with CLI, philanthropists can get started quickly, receive tailored guidance and engage with their network of peers and world-class climate experts. CLI works with philanthropists to match their interests and passions with solutions ready to scale.

The Opportunity

CLI seeks a sharp, persuasive Writer to help build the communications foundation for an organization singularly focused on dramatically increasing the amount of private philanthropy flowing to climate change mitigation. Success in this ambitious endeavor requires a talented, skillful communications team to effectively tell the story of climate – the challenges, successes and opportunities – in a manner that compels action and investment in the cause. Reporting to the Director of Communications, the incoming Writer will have the opportunity to create and influence content that will motivate donors in significant and impactful ways. Serving in a role focused on both strategy and execution, the Writer sits in the unique position of driving editorial strategy while also having direct involvement in the generation of content. With a focus on distilling complex climate and climate-related topics into compelling, story-driven narratives, the Writer will play a critical role in moving philanthropists with the means to act on the most promising climate solutions.

The Ideal Candidate

The incoming Writer must be deeply motivated by CLI’s mission to mobilize philanthropy to help solve climate change. CLI seeks an individual who is both a thoughtful advisor and effective executor, demonstrating the flexibility and agility to
pivot between high level strategy and implementation. The Writer will bring experience setting the direction for content generation and understand how to drive an organization towards increased clarity around tone and messaging. At the same time, the ideal candidate will have a track record for writing and editing persuasive content focused on conveying issues, movements, or causes. Working across numerous stakeholders, the Writer will bring deep experience packaging and tailoring materials into various formats driven by audience. While this person will be primarily focused on writing copy, the ideal candidate will also know the power of visual communications.

Location is flexible within the US, with a strong preference for this person being based in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can review the full profile here:

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