Grants Specialist, Global Energy Transition Initiative

Employer
ClimateWorks Foundation
Location
California, United States
Salary
$70,000.00 - $80,000.00
Closing date
Sep 1, 2022

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Position Type
Programs, Grant Administration, Grant Making
Fields
Environment, Other Fields
Employment Type
Full Time
About the Organization

ClimateWorks Foundation is a global organization committed to our mission: to end the climate crisis by amplifying the power of philanthropy. Since our founding in 2008, we have awarded over $1.3 billion in grants to more than 600 organizations advancing climate solutions around the world. We helped grow the field of climate philanthropy to where it stands today, establishing infrastructure, global networks, and momentum for continued growth. Through our Global Programs and Services, we equip philanthropy with global knowledge, networks, and solutions to drive climate progress.

  • Scaling solutions: Our collaborative Global Programs — focused on solution areas including carbon dioxide removal, cooling, industry, transportation, and more — produce results that are bending the greenhouse gas emissions curve. From the U.S. to Europe, China, Brazil, and beyond, we collaborate with a diverse community of funders, NGOs, and climate leaders to accelerate just and equitable climate solutions.
  • Guiding and supporting funders: Our Global Services provide funders with comprehensive resources to assess, build, evolve, and execute high-impact climate-giving strategies. Our Global Intelligence service equips funders and the climate community with climate insights to pinpoint opportunities for impact and philanthropic insights to help identify investment priorities. We facilitate Global Collaborations that enable funders to increase individual and collective impact. Our Global Grantmaking services enable funders to invest in climate solutions around the world.
  • Fostering collaboration, exploration, and growth: Our collaborative approach and commitment to learning ensures that we continuously explore innovative ideas and emerging opportunities — all with the aim of scaling philanthropy-supported initiatives to help end the climate crisis.

As experts in climate science, public policy, economic and social analysis, and strategic philanthropy, ClimateWorks’ staff understands the multi-faceted challenges and opportunities of climate change. We are researchers, strategists, collaborators, and grantmakers who care passionately about our mission. For more information, please visit www.climateworks.org.

  Department Summary The Global Energy Transition initiative supports efforts to rapidly transform the global power sector toward clean energy, beginning with 10 emerging economies across Africa, Asia, and South America. These are countries where power demand is projected to rapidly grow and there is huge potential for solar, wind, and other renewable energy deployment in this decade. The initiative also supports efforts in Japan, Australia, and South Korea to accelerate the coal to clean energy transition, reduce emissions, and achieve a 1.5-degree pathway. The benefits of a transition to clean energy go far beyond reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating climate change. It creates jobs, builds local manufacturing value chains, improves infrastructure, protects public health by keeping pollutants out of the air, and provides affordable and accessible power. By shifting to clean energy, developing nations can secure a resilient and thriving future. Job Summary The Grants Specialist will support the coordination and administration of grants, contracts, and gifts under the Global Energy Transition Initiative. The Specialist will help ensure the smooth and effective completion of a wide range of tasks and functions across the grants management cycle to ensure the accuracy and completeness of grant applications. They will report to and work closely with the Program Manager and Associate Director. This position requires a detail-oriented, collaborative and self-directed team member with strong project management skills. The Grants Specialist will coordinate closely with the Grants and Finance teams to ensure an efficient and timely processing of grants and contracts and may provide additional support as needed.   Essential Tasks

The Grants Specialist is responsible for the following duties and others assigned:

Grants and Contracts Administration

  • Processing and entering data related to grants, contracts, and organizational records using shared resources such as Fluxx, Google Drive, and Salesforce
  • Conducting review of supporting documents (including budgets and financial statements on grant submissions) to ensure accuracy of data and information entered by grantees, while also ensuring they meet compliance guidelines, sometimes working directly with grant and contract requesters to resolve issues
  • Maintaining grant records and assisting and responding to technical questions related to grant processing as needed
  • Serving as a point of contact and coordinator between program team members and the Grants and Finance teams to ensure proper documentation for grants and contracts, securing approvals and other processing needs

Grants and Contracts Management

  • Coordinate on efficient and appropriate funding and grant and contract structures and provide guidance to program team members
  • Supporting the preparation of reports and metrics on the internal workflow and status of grants and contracts
  • Tracking and monitoring grantee and contract payments and reports
  • Providing other program-related assistance as needed
  Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Strong project management skills – highly organized and detailed-oriented
  • Well-developed interpersonal and teamwork skills; ability to reach out to different organizations of the ClimateWorks network and to interact with diverse profiles at external organizations
  • Ability to juggle numerous competing demands and priorities, respond quickly to management requests
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently (both virtually and in-person) with minimal supervision
  • A commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable work environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and understanding of grants and contracts administration within a program setting
  • Experience with Fluxx or experience/familiarity with grant management system or database management tools
  • Experience in non-profits or foundation, particularly international organizations is a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel

 

Compensation

ClimateWorks offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience (geographic differential applied based on location).

  Location

ClimateWorks Foundation is based in the San Francisco Financial District. This position is classified as US Flexible. Exceptional candidates can work from the SF office or from other locations, geographic differential applied to compensation based on local cost of labor.

  Commitment to Racial and Social Justice

At ClimateWorks Foundation, we are driven by our vision of creating a thriving planet for all living beings for generations to come. We aim to foster an inclusive workplace that values diverse lived experiences and emphasizes the voices of marginalized people — especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color — who are most vulnerable to climate impacts, and whose voices, ideas, and leadership are crucial to winning the climate fight.

To ensure that we are making meaningful progress, we have made a set of diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments across all dimensions of our work to further our mission and realize our vision. For more information, please visit: Fostering Racial and Social Justice in Pursuit of our Mission

  Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at ClimateWorks Foundation and as such we are committed to creating a diverse and multi-cultural work environment. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race (including traits historically associated with race), ethnicity, religion, color, sex (including childbirth, breast feeding, and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniform service member and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, disability, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

This policy extends to all aspects of our employment practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, discipline, termination, promotions, transfers, compensation, benefits, training, leaves of absence, and other terms and conditions of employment.

ClimateWorks Foundation is committed to complying with all laws protecting qualified individuals with disabilities, as well as employees’ religious beliefs and practices. This policy extends to all aspects of our employment practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, discipline, termination, promotions, transfers, compensation, benefits, training, leaves of absence, and other terms and conditions of employment. ClimateWorks Foundation will provide a reasonable accommodation for any known physical or mental disability of a qualified individual and/or employees’ religious beliefs and practices, as required by law.

If you require an accommodation, please notify Human Resources. Once ClimateWorks Foundation is aware of the need for an accommodation, it will engage in an interactive process to identify possible accommodations.

  Application Process

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. To be considered for this position, interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter. This position will remain open until filled.

Employment at the ClimateWorks Foundation is at-will.

  Benefits

ClimateWorks offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience (geographic differential applied based on location).

Healthcare Plans:

Multiple options available through Kaiser & UHC

  • HMO - 100% coverage for employee and dependents
  • POS - Employee pays difference beyond HMO coverage (3 out of 4 POS options are at 100% coverage for employee and dependents)
  • Dental –100% coverage for employee and dependents
  • Vision – 100% coverage for employee and dependents

Fertility Benefit

  • Fertility care through Carrot Fertility. Access to on-demand doctor-approved content, pregnancy support, and virtual chats with medical, legal, and regulatory experts.

Disability Benefit (long and short-term)

Life Insurance (3x base salary up to $750k for employee only)

PTO

  • 20 days (1st year)
  • 25 days (2nd - 8th year)
  • 30 days (9th year)

Holidays

  • 11 Observed and 2 floating

401k Plan

  • After 6 months of service, CWF automatically contributes 9% of gross earnings per pay period to retirement fund*
  • After 6 months of service, CWF matches 100% of employee contributions up to a max of 6% of gross earnings per pay period*

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