The Program Manager for Capacity Building role supports local stakeholders to advance community-driven, equitable climate solutions at the pace and scale demanded by climate change and ongoing injustices. The aim is increased community ownership of climate & resilience action; strong grassroots and frontline leadership in city efforts; decreases in racial and socioeconomic disparities; greater trust between city & communities; and more robust neighborhood-level efforts in coordination with the ecosystem of partners needed to deliver transformative change.

Major Areas of Responsibility

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Conducts outreach with community advocates, government, and private sector representatives to build a stronger collaborative in support of community led initiatives
  • Helps organize, participate in, and conduct trainings, webinars, and conferences to build awareness and knowledge related to policy area
  • Facilitates convenings and stakeholder meetings that bring different kinds of people together to work for powerful solutions
  • Develops and maintains relationships with key partners, organizations, networks and coalitions, and convenes multi-sector stakeholders to achieve greater local collective impact
  • Manages or coordinates local campaign, coalition or project in partnership with local stakeholders
  • Raises the visibility of issues that impact communities of color by writing news articles and blogs that attract positive media attention
  • Represents the organization and the team through speaking engagements at hearings, conferences
  • Builds political will by presenting Greenlining’s policy positions to strengthen support from public and government officials involved in policy decisions locally or at the state-level

Policy Research and Analysis

  • Develops a thorough understanding of the issue area, the policy-making process, the political landscape and the key stakeholders
  • Critically analyzes racial disparities by leading research activities including environmental scans, literature reviews, listening tours, stakeholder interviews, and best practice reviews
  • Prepares and presents top-quality analytical reports and recommendations for just and inclusive policy solutions
  • Develops compelling data, infographics, fact sheets, new articles, blogs and other political and educational materials to reach a variety of audiences

Coordinate Advancement of Policy Aim

  • With the support of supervisor, assists in defining the project scope and goals, including setting targets for milestones, adhering to deadlines and securing necessary resources
  • Coordinates internal efforts when issues require collaboration with colleagues
  • Tracks policy developments across the state of California in specific area of focus
  • Makes effective recommendations throughout the policy life cycle when presented with obstacles or opportunities to accelerate the policy aim
  • Assesses short- and long-term impacts of enacted policies to determine the degree to which desired outcomes have been achieved
  • Identifies and promotes opportunities to strength impact of enacted policies

Other General Duties

  • Assist with efforts to strengthen commitment and support from funders, including giving input to possible grant proposals and supporting Greenlining’s Annual Economic Summit
  • Contribute to a work environment and culture that is centered on equity and inclusion
  • Contribute to mentoring Greenlining’s Leadership Academy participants

Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities

  • One to two years related experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to Greenlining’s mission and experience in advancing social justice, equity and inclusion for people of color
  • Proven ability to work with emotional intelligence, navigating individual and team conflicts productively, with empathy and integrity
  • Familiarity with California’s policymaking process with experience supporting causes that serve low-income communities of color;
  • Ability to prepare well organized written reports and other communications
  • Ability to deliver effective presentations to diverse groups and present complex information in a meaningful way
  • Experience working with a broad array of constituency groups such as policy makers, and community advocates
  • Excellent research skills with the ability to synthesize, translate, and implement information from multiple sources into a coherent strategy and workable plan
  • Strong project management skills to manage multiple priorities, stakeholders, and workflows
  • Ability to work with some independence responding creatively and strategically when confronted with complex and multifaceted opportunities and challenges
  • Ability to monitor progress towards goals, track measures of success and report back through project completion
  • Ability and willingness to travel, as needed, to meetings and conferences throughout the state and possibly other locations
  • Experience using Slack, Google Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite strongly preferred

Compensation and Benefits

Salary Range:             $75,000 (Depending on qualifications and experience)

Reports To:                   Designee of VP of Policy

Classification:              Salaried, Non-Exempt

Benefits:                         The excellent benefits package includes generous paid time off and full premium coverage for health, vision and dental insurance and 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching contributions (up to 5%).