With less than 2 percent of global philanthropy investing in climate solutions, the Climate Leadership Initiative (CLI) was created in 2019 and is based on the fundamental premise that today’s leading climate funders are ready to do much more to leverage their credibility, networks, resources, and experience to attract new philanthropists to climate mitigation and inspire them to give on a scale commensurate with the global scope of the problem. The founding funders include Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (Chris Hohn), Hewlett Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Oak Foundation (Kristian Parker), Packard Foundation, and Sea Change Foundation (Nat Simons and Laura Baxter-Simons).
CLI is both an advisory service for new climate philanthropists as well as strategic support to help experienced climate funders enlist their peers. When working with CLI, philanthropists can get started fast, receive tailored guidance, and engage with its network of peers and world-class climate experts. CLI works with philanthropists to match their interests and passions with solutions ready to scale — all with the rigor and urgency this cause requires.
CLI is fully funded, so does not fundraise for itself or any one organization. This frees the CLI team to help philanthropists find the smartest path for them.
For more information, please visit www.climatelead.org.
ABOUT THE POSITION
In this newly created position reporting to the Head of Global Climate Strategies, the Project Manager will be a force-multiplier for the GCS team and all its work to guide new climate philanthropists to the outsized impact needed to solve the most profound challenge of our time. This role represents an opportunity to leverage core project management and knowledge management skills with systems-level thinking in a position that provides an unparalleled vantage point to the most promising philanthropic strategies and solutions to solve the climate crisis. The Project Manager will sit at the hub of a dynamic knowledge management system that includes climate solutions, experts, and knowledge products for philanthropists.
The Project Manager will provide vital support to a dynamic team, and take on key responsibilities in the areas of project coordination, knowledge management of climate strategies and solutions, and tailored knowledge products.