Climate Power - Senior Manager, Operations

Washington, DC /
Operations /
Full Time
Climate Power has an immediate opening for a Washington, DC based Senior Manager, Operations to help run the operations of a dynamic, growing, semi-remote non-profit. The Senior Manager, Operations will work closely with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) to ensure that the organization has the tools necessary to function and proactively anticipate and problem solve future needs while remaining agile.

The Senior Manager, Operations will manage a COVID-safe workplace in DC as well as ensuring that the organization’s remote staff has resources needed to work seamlessly across the country. The Senior Manager, Operations will work closely with outside vendors to ensure our IT security, maintain and build software solutions to keep a mid-size organization functioning well, and work with staff to build appropriate solutions to a remote work environment.

A nimble and sophisticated communications campaign, Climate Power was founded by the League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club and the Center for American Progress Action Fund in 2020 to build the political will and public support needed for climate action.  Climate Power’s coordination of smart, aggressive communications campaigns has proven itself an indispensable part of the climate movement. Our job is to put climate on offense and neutralize the opposition’s attacks. We do it by defining climate change as not only an existential threat that we must address but a huge opportunity to move beyond fossil fuels and into a clean energy economy that creates jobs and lowers costs. We partner closely with allies to leverage our collective power. We coordinate paid and earned communications to move proven climate messages to policymakers, voters, and the press. We bring proven political campaign tactics to climate advocacy fights.


    • Office management: The Senior Manager, Operations will be responsible for evaluating and obtaining the resources that an in-person office needs to operate smoothly, and ensure that these resources are consistently available.  They will also manage a plan to keep the office functional and implement that plan either individually or with additional help from staff
    • Climate Power-wide organization processes:  Work with the COO and Chief of People and Culture to determine necessary organization-wide resources, processes and tools; work to build out, socialize and implement them within the organization
    • Organization-wide software management:  Manage ongoing support and operationalization of software tools; Conduct sourcing for new organizational software solutions; Ensure the adoption, implementation, and management of necessary technologies
    • IT management:  Manage IT support with outside vendor and provide other assistance as needed for all staff
    • Contract management:  Work with the COO and the fiscal sponsor’s contracting team to contract outside vendors
    • Expense tracking:  Project and track Operations expenses, and code incurred expenses on a monthly basis
    • Staff onboarding:  Work with Climate Power’s Chief of People and Culture, COO, and the organization's fiscal sponsor to onboard staff completely and in a timely manner
    • Perform day-to-day administrative duties for the Operations team
    • Other duties as requested

Requirements & Qualifications:

    • This position is located  in Washington, DC and requires regular in-person attendance Climate Power’s office
    • 4 years of work or relevant volunteer experience with a minimum of one year, or one election cycle, in an operations role
    • Must be a solutions oriented self-starter
    • Comfort operating in fast-paced, dynamic workplaces
    • Experience managing technology for a remote organization
    • Dedication to constructively working with staff when operations problems arise
    • Passion for educating colleagues and fostering adoption of new technologies
    • Proficiency with Google Workspaces, Asana, Zoom and Slack is a plus
    • Familiarity with contracts is a plus
This full time exempt position reports to Climate Power’s Chief Operating Officer. 

Pay for this position is commensurate with experience and responsibilities. The salary range for this position starts at $75,000. We offer a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision insurance, 401(k) plan, student loan repayment assistance, and generous paid time off. 

Climate Power and Climate Power Education Fund are fiscally sponsored projects of Fund for a Better Future (FBF) and Resources Legacy Fund (RLF). RLF and FBF are an equal opportunity employers and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, or sexual orientation. We are committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination, where all team members feel valued, respected, and included. We know that our work is enriched by the varied voices and perspectives of every staff and board member, so we are committed to making an earnest effort to recruit, welcome, train, develop, and retain talented individuals from diverse backgrounds. We believe that a diverse and inclusive culture expands our creative capacity to do our work and achieve greater outcomes for people and the natural world. Learn more about RLF’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion on our website.

RLF and FBF require that employees be vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to visiting or working in an RLF or FBF office or conducting any travel or in-person meetings on behalf of our organizations. If you are hired for this position, we will require proof that you are up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.