CAC-21-007: Communications and Community Relations Manager / Co-Founder (Immediate Opportunity)

Website Climate Action Center

The consensus is clear that Climate Change driven by an accumulation of greenhouse gasses (GHG) in the atmosphere is an existential threat to the entire planet. The Climate Action Center is dedicated to accelerating solutions to reduce GHG emissions and prepare communities across the world for the impacts of Climate Change. We do this by applying advanced Digital Engineering techniques and digital modeling developed originally at the European Space Agency to accelerate, de-risk and improve the outcomes of complex projects being undertaken by government and private sector organizations. Moreover, we are building a global knowledge sharing network that enables organizations to freely share their Climate Change solutions by making our models free and open-source to ensure their widest possible reuse.

Do you want to be a part of our dynamic team that is working to solve world-class problems using advanced technology? We provide you the opportunities, resources and guidance if you are passionate, focused and dedicated to the mission.

As the CAC’s Communications and Community Relations Manager, you will:

  • Develop comprehensive outreach campaigns that position the C.A.C. and our unique products and services within the rapidly growing climate change industry sector
  • Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders, including customers (and potential customers), advisory panel members, partners, investors, academic institutes, etc. (NOTE: This is NOT a sales position)
  • Be responsible for corporate branding and communications, including the C.A.C. website, online media presence (Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.), and other channels
  • Take the lead in planning events, conferences and multi-stakeholder meetings
  • Manage the C.A.C. intern program
  • Be the main point of contact between the C.A.C. and community organizations such as The Hague Humanity Hub, The Hague Tech, NGOs, and other community organizations both within the Netherlands and abroad
  • … and any other duties required to secure the growth of the CAC and our ability to drive positive environmental and societal impact

To promote acceleration and de-risking of Climate Change related projects and enable governments and companies to meet (or exceed) their climate pledges, the Climate Action Center offers an inclusive work environment that supports diversity, out-of-the box thinking, calculated risk-taking and people that do not fear disrupting normal ways of working in order to achieve 10x gains in effectiveness (think SpaceX).

Our culture also promotes:

  • Work/life balance
  • Career development
  • Mentoring and mentorship opportunities
  • Rewards & recognition

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience with corporate branding and communications
  • A solid understanding of and experience with social media platforms (LinkedIn and Twitter being the most important)
  • Proven experience establishing and maintaining a network for either a business entity or social club
  • Strong language skills in either English or Dutch
  • Ability to be self-directing and operate effectively after being give very high level goals and objectives
  • Have experience or be willing to manage and mentor younger staff members and interns
  • Strong organizational ability
  • Strong interpersonal skills with experience managing other staff members (and for mothers returning to the workforce, raising children fully qualifies as “managing other staff members”)

Desired Skills & Behaviors:

  • Experience and skills at creating compelling presentations
  • Outgoing and enjoy working with people either electronically or in person
  • Knowledge or experience as an entrepreneur
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong social skills, and ability to build consensus among peers while building solid relationships with team members
  • Master’s degree preferred or 10 years of experience

Experience Level:
Experienced Professional desired, recent graduates also invited to apply

Founder Designation:
The Climate Action Center is a pre-revenue / high-impact startup. Launching the organization will require a staff of three to four people who are willing to volunteer a minimum of two days per week with no pay but with the ability to earn equity in the company for time worked. As soon as we secure a paying launching customer, investment or a government grant, we will convert volunteer staff to paid staff. At the moment, we cannot anticipate an exact date for this, although we expect to reach one of these milestones in early 2022. If you join in this capacity, you will be officially designated as a “Founder” of the Climate Action Center.



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