Career Opportunities at CLEO

About The CLEO Institute

The CLEO Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization exclusively dedicated to climate change education, engagement, and advocacy. Founded in 2010 in Miami, Florida, we work with front-line communities and their leaders to build climate literacy. We highlight the urgency of climate action and impact policy while championing solutions for a resilient future. The CLEO Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

Senior Climate Policy Manager in Miami, Orlando, or Tallahassee

Job Description:

The Senior Climate Policy Manager will play a lead role in helping to shape The CLEO Institute’s vision in local, state, and federal climate policy while advocating for a resilient sustainable future for all. This position can be based in Miami, Orlando, or Tallahassee and reports to the Executive Director while working in close collaboration with the entire CLEO Team.

Responsibilities:

  • Play a lead role in formulating climate policy objectives and advocacy positions for The CLEO Institute
  • Oversee and conduct analysis related to a range of local, state, and U.S. federal climate and energy policy proposals 
  • Develop timely, comprehensible, politically salient materials for policymakers, media outlets, and other stakeholders (including analyses, fact sheets, answers to specific queries, and other information as needed), in close coordination with CLEO staff
  • Develop and deploy analytical tools designed to educate external stakeholders (e.g., Congressional staff) and inform internal thinking on policy design
  • Develop recommendations to help advance climate & resilience policy 
  • Present analysis and findings through clear and compelling oral presentations to both internal and external audiences
  • Write and prepare white papers, technical reports, policy briefs, and communications materials aimed at external audiences
  • Draft internal decision memos, policy documents, testimony, talking points, etc.
  • Represent CLEO in external settings (e.g., meetings with policymakers, Congressional staff, other environmental organizations, research institutions, or corporations) and build partnerships with key organizations focused on climate, resilience, and clean energy innovation policy
  • Contribute to fundraising strategies, proposals, and reports

Qualifications:

We are seeking candidates who have demonstrated expertise in the area of climate and/or energy policy. Candidates must have exceptional problem-solving skills and a demonstrated ability to ensure consistency and quality of research products. You should also have:

  • Graduate degree in economics, environmental science, or public policy with more than 5 years’ experience working on climate and/or energy policy issues, including relevant research or analytical work
  • A deep understanding of climate change, mitigation and adaptation solutions to the climate crisis, as well as broad knowledge of climate policy
  • Strong ability to effectively synthesize and communicate technical and policy findings in a clear and concise manner to colleagues internally and to external non-technical audiences through both written and oral communication
  • Strong ability to prioritize and execute in a fast-paced environment with changing needs and critical deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to lead small teams and complex projects and to work collaboratively in different coalitions and stakeholder groups

Position: This is a part-time position, salary range $30,000 – $35,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

To apply: Send resume and cover letter to olivia@cleoinstitute.org.

Part-Time Programs Manager in Tallahassee

Job Description:

The Program Managers works in tandem with, takes direction from, and reports to the Director of Programs and the Executive Director. This person is proactive and well organized and will manage office and program needs. The Program Manager will works with CLEO staff, partners, and volunteers to advance the organization’s work. Therefore, having a fundamental understanding of climate science, its seriousness, and solutions, is a must. The Programs Manager must be able to work evenings and weekends, as needed.

Program Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate / Co-facilitate climate trainings
  • Help develop, coordinate and execute local programs in line with CLEO’s mission and goals
  • Help with event planning (i.e. secure venues, catering, invite panelists/guest speakers), and manage event logistics
  • Manage programs expenses
  • Prepare materials/handouts for events
  • Analyze feedback surveys, write summary reports, and coordinate follow up
  • Assist with grant research, writing proposals and reports, and managing deliverables
  • Write content for social media and e-newsletters about the programs in collaboration with the Social Media Coordinator
  • Represent CLEO in the community including attending events and conferences, participating in panels, networking, etc.

Office-Related Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the renewal of the organization’s legal and insurance requirements and paperwork
  • Search for grants and work on grant reporting
  • Purchase office supplies
  • Maintain databases (donors, members, participants, expenses, etc.) and generate reports as needed
  • Process contracts and agreements for partners, services, and events
  • Manage monthly accounting reports

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communications skills (written and oral)
  • Computer skills – experience with Microsoft Office/Google Suite/Apple programs
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) programs experience preferred
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and / OR 3-5 years of experience managing community outreach programs.
  • Bilingual (Spanish or Creole) preferred

Position: This is a part-time position with a salary range between $17,500-$22,500 depending on qualifications and experience.

To apply: Send resume and cover letter to Salome@cleoinstitute.org