Position Title: SSDN Federal Programs Coordinator
Classification: Regular, Full Time, Hourly/Non-Exempt
Reports to: SSDN Resources Director, Federal Programs.
Location: Remote position based out of the Southeast region of United States(AL, AR, LA, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN and VA)
Compensation Range: $50,000 – $60,000 annually + robust benefits package; including 100% employer covered health, dental, disability, and life insurance, flexible leave policy, generous paid leave, and 401(k) Program. This is a fully remote, work-from-home position. SSDN has no central office but staff collaborate extensively via video call meetings and through periodic in-person convenings. employees must furnish their own quiet office space for conference calls. SSDN provides an IT stipend to cover internet and phone use, computer, software, and other home office supplies. Approximate work hours: 9am-5pm Eastern or Central Standard Times (flexible); 40 hours/week
This position is responsible for coordinating and providing support to the SSDN Federal Funding programs, prioritizing support for the Local Infrastructure Hub program and other related program support. This position will coordinate regularly with local government staff, community based organizations, technical assistance providers and funding partners for the purposes of enabling more funding to flow into Region 4 for sustainability and resilience priorities. There is a specific focus on advancing Justice40 policies and goals, in order to support communities that have limited resources, such as smaller and/or rural cities and counties, and communities of color.
This position will coordinate collaborative efforts with SSDN’s members, their community members, elected officials, nonprofits, business organizations, businesses, and other appropriate entities as defined by the members’ interests, to produce ideas and proposals that create innovative and equitable sustainability and resilience solutions at the regional level.
The Program Coordinator works under the direction of the Director of Federal Resources and provides support across a variety of SSDN’s federal programs, including engagement, research, resources management, communications and administrative functions:
Research & Resource Management
Data & metrics management
Desired Knowledge & Skills
The SSDN Federal Programs Coordinator will be employed by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN), SSDN’s Fiscal Sponsor. USDN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equal treatment of all employees without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability or other basis protected by law.
The Southeast Sustainability Directors Network (SSDN) is a collaborative community that develops solutions to the South’s unique sustainability challenges. SSDN’s membership includes sustainability and resilience staff from across the South, who build knowledge and learn from colleagues in other areas about best practices to meet their community’s needs. Communities located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia working in all stages of sustainability implementation join the network to scale, accelerate, and implement sustainable best practices so that our region’s communities are equipped to adapt to and mitigate climate change. For more information please visit www.southeastsdn.org.
SSDN Federal Programs
SSDN members have applied for a number of grants to address sustainability and resilience in their communities but capacity is often limited to win and implement projects using federal funding. To respond to this need and to provide greater assistance, SSDN has launched three programs, all focused on federal funding capacity building and direct support (outlined below).
SSDN created the Southeast Sustainable Recovery Center in the summer of 2021 to deploy a Southeast-specific economic recovery support mechanism that can consistently serve SSDN member communities by accessing funding to support their local sustainability and resilience initiatives. The SSRC:
SSDN’s Local Infrastructure Hub Cohorts Program launched in July 2023 to support critical gaps in community project development, CBO capacity, and grant writing and submission. The LIH Cohorts program provides direct support and technical assistance (TA) to local governments and their partners in the Southeast to access federal funding available through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to advance equitable climate projects and initiatives. Communities can apply for one on one assistance from SSDN’s LIH Cohort’s technical assistance bench and/or capacity building awards to support things like:
Applications (including resume and cover letter) will be accepted through our application tracking system, Breezy and reviewed on a rolling basis. Preference will be given to those who apply by 12/08/23. When you apply, you will be invited to complete an optional demographic questionnaire. This information is confidential and kept seperately from your application and helps to ensure that we are reaching a diverse pool of candidates. Apply Here!