Manager, Climate Change – The Skoll Global Threats Fund


The Manager, Climate Change will serve a dual role as content specialist on climate change and supervisor of climate program activities. Reporting to the Director of Climate Change, this key staff member will be an external face of the organization, helping to identify and build new partnerships. Working closely with both the Climate Change Director and the Director of Policy and Communications, s/he will serve as a strategic collaborator to advance initiative planning and explore future opportunities to innovatively address the climate crisis.
Content Specialist and Program Management:
  • Supervise all climate program activities at the Fund
  • Represent the Fund at external meetings as a content expert, and identifying key opportunities and investments for the Fund and the Jeff Skoll Group
Strategic Collaboration and Leadership:
  • Helping define strategic direction for the Climate Learning Initiative
  • Looking for new areas beyond the initiative for collaboration to advance the climate change work
Partner Identification and Relationship Building:
  • Play a critical role in identifying, cultivating, and structuring partner relationships within government, NGOs, foundations, and non-profit sectors
  • Attend meetings where new relationships and ideas can be envisioned
Knowledge Network Management:
  • Oversee the development of a network for building and sharing the data and knowledge that emerges from the Climate Learning Initiative (Link to About Climate Learning on the position profile)
  • With programmatic and technical support, help define a structure for public-private access to the information produced and shared within this network; build the community to use it
  • A minimum of ten years experience working on climate change issues, either in advocacy, policy or research
  • Knowledge of the major players in the U.S. policy and funder environment
  • Understanding of U.S. climate engagement
  • Fluency in quantitative and analytical process
  • Program management experience and familiarity building knowledge networks
  • Diversity of experience, in grant making, philanthropy and the private sector
  • A Master’s degree in public policy, social or environmental science
Please send a 2-page resume and cover letter expressing how your interest and accomplishments align with our needs and mission. Address email to Melissa Merritt at, with ID346 in the subject line. The Skoll Global Threats Fund is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Learn more about the position here.