International Program Manager/Director, Center for Climate Strategies

Position Description

The International Program Manager/Director is responsible for coordination, management and development of the CCS International Policy Advancement Program. Current focus is on the China Program and Mexico Program with intent to expand to additional country programs. Extensive international and domestic travel is required. Expected that 50% of time will be spent in fundraising/outreach activities and 50% in program development and management.

Duties include:

  • Management of CCS’ international program with and in support of senior management
  • Management of international program staff and coordination internally with members of the CCS team
  • Collaboration with external partners, allies and affiliates
  • Strategic planning and assessment
  • Program and project specific planning, including establishment and compliance with milestones and task deliverables
  • Management and coordination of staff and contractors, including contract management
  • Budget planning and management, including financial performance analysis and tracking
  • Maintenance of client/partner development and satisfaction
  • Enhancement of CCS’ institutional profile on international policy through targeted outreach, presentations and relationship-building with international and domestic private foundations that fund international work on climate
  • Enhancement of CCS’ institutional profile on international policy through targeted outreach, presentations and relationship-building with US agencies that support international work, especially DOE, EPA, Dept. of State and USAID
  • Enhancement of CCS’ institutional profile on international policy through targeted outreach, presentations and relationship building with bilateral and international funders, such as the UN, World Bank, DFID
  • Primary responsibility for development of funding strategy for international work through outreach, proposals and other means


1.       Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a degree or degrees related to policy, science, law and or management (graduate degree preferred), and five to ten years of international project or program management experience in a public policy and or nonprofit institutional environment, including at least five years of policy, administration, supervisory, planning, and budget management experience.

2.       Ability to coordinate strategies for in-country programs, coordinate programs and manage multiple concurrent and developing projects.

3.       Considerable knowledge of government, private and nonprofit program and project planning, development, budgeting and management; grant development and administration. Experience with DOE, EPA, Dept. of State and USAID preferred.

4.       Extensive knowledge of philanthropic, federal, state and local funding sources and development processes.

5.       Must be proficient in computer and information technology skills and possess working knowledge of software applications commonly used in program and project management and communications, including spreadsheets, word processing, and illustrations.

6.       Ability to analyze projects, programs and services and structure new projects and programs and improvements and prepare and maintain complex reports and records and interpret complex federal, state and local regulations and guidelines.

7.       Possess strong interpersonal skills, be very detail oriented, be very collaborative, be diplomatic, have strong organizational, administrative and time management skills.

8.       Commitment to building client and partner relationships and satisfaction with ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and contractors, partners and allies, government agencies and other institutions and the public, and to train and effectively manage staff persons and contractors.

9.       Ability to follow written and verbal instructions and communicate effectively verbally and in writing at all levels inside and outside an organization.

10.   Ability to work under stress conditions and to successfully handle stressful situations efficiently and effectively and meet critical deadlines under changing and stressful conditions and ability to prioritize work on a daily basis.

11.   Willingness to learn new things and adapt to constantly changing workload.

12.   Be completely familiar with and able to carry out CCS policies and practices.

13.   Be fully committed to the mission and programs of CCS.

If you are interested, please send a resume or direct inquiries to