Diversity and Justice Associate @ The Climate Reality Project

Diversity and Justice Associate


The Climate Reality Project is a nonprofit organization founded by former US Vice President Al Gore. Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every sector of society.

At The Climate Reality Project, we come to work every day to help solve the climate crisis. We do it by working from the ground up, empowering people and communities worldwide to fight for their future and together drive a just transition to clean energy.

We are committed to building a more just and equitable world, one where all voices are heard and respected regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or physical ability. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other historically marginalized communities. We encourage applicants to read our diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice statement on the website.


The Diversity and Justice Associate is primarily responsible for supporting the administration of The Climate Reality Project’s diversity and justice team protocols and practices. This role will work closely with the Director of Diversity and Justice Initiatives, who oversees the Climate Reality Project international climate and environmental justice work with the International branches and language accessibility both domestically and internationally.

Under the Diversity and Justice department, the Diversity and Justice Associate will support the organization’s efforts to build a more just and diverse climate movement that centers the expertise and leadership of frontline communities, including those from the Global South. Additionally, this role will support administration efforts, working across teams to facilitate more accessible training content.

Currently reporting to the Director of Diversity and Justice Initiatives, the Diversity and Justice Associate has no direct reports.

This is a hybrid position, currently expected to work from Climate Reality’s downtown DC office at least two days per week. The salary for the role is $56,374/year.



  • With strategic direction from the Director of Diversity and Justice Initiatives, assist with the implementation and maintenance of equity protocols for the Climate Reality Project branches.
  • Assist the Director with research on diversity and equity materials for the DEIJ forum.
  • Proofread English and Spanish captions.
  • Support light Spanish translation
  • Provide materials support for recruitment of non-English speaking Climate Reality Leaders
  • Process invoices or reimbursement claims for expenses
  • Support the ideation of long-term engagement strategies as they relate to Diversity and Justice programming for The Climate Reality Project’s programing
  • Assist in curating options for securing subject matter expertise on creating training content for communities with disabilities
  • Work with Director and external vendors to support localization of materials in Global South and training region-focused languages
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English/Spanish
  • Demonstrated knowledge of climate, environmental justice and racial justice
  • Technologically proficient – including experience in Salesforce or other CRM system highly desired
  • Able to balance multiple competing projects
  • Lived experience within communities that are marginalized


  • Has between 3-5 years of experience in grassroots organizing, education or training
  • Working knowledge of the United States and international environmental justice movement
  • Spanish written and oral fluency


Send a resume and cover letter to: [email protected] and put “Diversity and Justice Associate” in the subject line.


The Climate Reality Project has adopted a competency-based approach to job definition, hiring, performance assessment, and professional development. The following are our seven organization-wide competencies and examples of how they manifest for this role.

  1. Teamwork and Collaboration: Builds and sustains productive working relationships with colleagues; actively listens to others and seeks to understand diverse perspectives; follows through on commitments.
  2. Flexibility and Adaptability: Demonstrates the ability to adapt to changing priorities and circumstances; takes initiative to solve problems, improve processes, and/or achieve outcomes; learns quickly when faced with new situations or systems.
  3. Written and Verbal Communication: Written communication is clear and concise; verbal communication is intentional and straightforward; provides timely and helpful information across the organization as needed; gives and receives constructive feedback in a thoughtful manner.
  4. Time and Project Management: Possesses a strong work ethic i.e., a sense of ownership over tasks, commitment to following things through, and a willingness to do what it takes to get the job done; manages multiple competing priorities, tasks, and projects effectively, appropriately seeking help from others when needed.
  5. Professional Development: Shows commitment and acts to continuously improve; connects with advocates, experts, mentors, and resources, and actively seeks new ways to grow and be challenged through internal and external training opportunities; accepts assignments that broaden capabilities.
  6. Climate Justice: Works to understand and achieve anti-racist principles to disrupt the systems of white supremacy, privilege, classism, sexism, and racism; seeks to understand how systemic racism and environmental injustice impact individuals and frontline and fenceline communities; works to promote a welcoming and inclusive environment in Climate Reality spaces (workplace, events, trainings, and other convenings).
  7. Climate Reality Mission and Focus: Is passionate about Climate Reality’s role and mission and can act as a Climate Reality ambassador to a diverse set of audiences.


In addition to organization-wide competencies, each role has its own competencies. Below are examples of how each competency manifests in this role.

  1. Communication and Facilitation Skills: Has strong facilitation skills; Is communicative, persuasive, patient, conscientious, and polite to Climate Reality colleagues and the general public over email, phone, and in-person; Conducts advocacy and organizational research for outreach to potential strategic partners
  2. Technology and Data Systems: Manages internal electronic document storage effectively, including for the purposes of supporting program metrics and analysis; Proficient use of Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and CRM software (e.g., Salesforce)
  3. Leadership and Management Skills: Manages logistics for workshops and other related events; Collaborates with Climate Reality chapters and partner organizations for joint work; Identifies and solves system weaknesses with creative solutions.
  4. Relationship Building: Effectively works with communities to cultivate the staff person’s own topical knowledge and to mobilize around issues; Possesses strong interpersonal skills that are used for coalition-building; Identifies and cultivates equitable partnerships in climate and environmental justice communities.
  5. DEI &J Content-Area Expertise: Approaches all work using a social justice framework: incorporates intersectionality when working on internal and external work; is inclusive of sociocultural groups; advocates for equity, inclusion, and justice within all aspects of the organization; and focuses on how privilege and white supremacist characteristics are part of the organization and works to dismantle them.
  6. Cultural Awareness: Demonstrates awareness of cultural diversity with a lens on equity and justice; Possesses the ability to work effectively with diverse groups, such as internal teams, organizations, coalitions, and volunteers.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Climate Reality, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in this job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

The Climate Reality Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.


Washington, District of Columbia, United States




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