Who we are
We’re a multidisciplinary team working together to research and fund strategic leverage points in the fight against climate change. On paper, ours is a medium-sized family foundation that makes grants and investments to its portfolio, ranging from angel investments to impact investments to progressive political contributions to philanthropic grants. We’re a distributed team, and we come together online to debate the best approaches to making the world a better place. Whether it’s debating the merits of capitalism, negotiating a political vs private investment approach, or discussing new ways to bring more diverse voices into decision making, we often find ourselves far more critical of philanthropy than perhaps would seem the norm. But we like it that way, and we’re looking to add several more voices to the team this year.
Who we’re looking for
Someone who can help us capture all of the ideas that we discuss internally and turn them into external communications, via blog posts, op-eds, etc. We also need help collecting all of the communications from our partners about the amazing work they’re doing, and turning those bits of information into stories that we can share externally.
We hope you will love this job because you know that every day your contributions will be felt by our team and pushed out into the world. You will have decision-making power, as opposed to being stuck somewhere deep inside an org chart. We also recognize that more traditional forms of compensation matter as well. To that end, we offer a competitive starting salary range of $80K-$100K annually commensurate with experience and with significant growth potential subject to bi-annual reviews. We also offer excellent health coverage, generous PTO, fully remote work opportunities, and all of the lively debate about how the world works and the best way to make change that you can handle.
You are an excellent, quick writer and willing to share a byline. Some projects will be your own, but others will be co-constructed with our team members. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about Oxford commas and appreciates relevant citations. We want you to love going down the rabbit hole of research, but also know when to stop and finalize a draft. Please have at least three years experience in a job with a heavy writing focus and be ready to share examples of your work. Comfort with broad academic and scientific discourse is essential. Academics are welcome to apply, but we’d like you to have experience publishing outside of academic journals. Education and work experience in climate-related fields, journalism, and communications are a bonus, but not required.
Some other things to know
While we’re focused on growing our climate portfolio, we also invest heavily in public health, especially family planning. We also support progressive politics and movement building, at both the domestic and international levels. Our office is in San Francisco, but you are welcome to work from anywhere, as long as you can attend our afternoon Zoom meetings. We highly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Finally, please know that we’re a small shop, and we’re just at the beginning of our journey. We will deeply value your insight and expertise to help us build a great place to work. This may be a fulltime or parttime position depending on the needs of the successful candidate.