Driven By Impact: Announcing our Crash Course!

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Edition 56: May 16, 2024

Advancing Your Climate Career: 201-Level Crash Course

🗓 🌱 Taking Your Climate Job Search to the Next Level

In the last two years, we've hosted over 95 free climate jobs workshops, with 10,000+ registrations and nearly 5,000 job seekers in attendance.

Our feedback has been incredible, but it has become increasingly evident that there is an appetite for more. The job search isn't meant to drag, and the vast majority of the climate career resources out there are either months-long programs or quick workshops that don't fully address the scope of the search.

So, we asked ourselves, how can we best serve the climate job-seeker community?

This will be a paid four-hour in-depth workshop on 6/26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST.

It will build on our free resources, offering:

🌱 Comprehensive templates
🌱 Detailed guides
🌱 First-hand accounts/proven success stories
🌱 Most importantly, a newly found sense of confidence that will bring optimism and results to your job search

🌎 WHAT: The Climate Job Search: How to Break In and Stand Out
🗓️ WHEN: 5/21 @ 12 pm EST
👤 WHO: Job Seekers

🌎 WHAT: Climate Workshop with Career Sprout
🗓️ WHEN: 5/23 @ 1 pm EST
👤 WHO: Job Seekers

🌎 WHAT: Climate Transitions Workshop: Making the Most in Career Shifts Session 4
🗓️ WHEN: 5/24 @ 12 pm EST
👤 WHO: Job Seekers

🌎 WHAT: Weekly LinkedIn Live Q&A
🗓️ WHEN: 5/30 @ 3 pm EST
👤 WHO: Job Seekers

→ Brendan and Natalie went live earlier today for a Q&A session. We covered our boot camp, the hidden job market, networking into a role, transferable skills, and much more. Check it out!

→ We’re partnering with Career Sprout to offer a two-hour job search workshop this Thursday, 5/23, at 1 p.m. EST. Register for free!

→ Earlier this week, Natalie went live with Semirah Dolan to talk about climate jobs in software. Check out the recording!

→ Missed last week’s edition? It was a jam-packed one! Check it out here.

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^ Our friends at Important, Not Important have incredible newsletters on all things climate! We’d highly recommend subscribing to learn more about climate science to help you best position and narrow down your job search!

→ Have you been battling against extended hiring processes? Here’s some advice from recruiters/hiring managers.


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We are partnering with a leading global consultancy to hire a Director of Grants tasked with securing large-scale grant funding for high-impact climate solutions. This fully remote position (PST preferred) involves overseeing a multidisciplinary team of up to 25 grant writers, managing 15-20+ projects monthly, improving processes, and driving team growth. Ideal candidates have 5+ years of federal grant management experience, a proven track record with 8-figure awards, strong project and multi-stakeholder management skills, and a deep commitment to addressing climate change.

Community Energy Labs (CEL) is seeking a Head of Engineering to lead the development of their AI-powered clean building control platform, which is focused on enabling buildings, particularly community buildings and schools, to use energy efficiently. This role involves close collaboration with the CEO to evolve the product from its current prototype to version 1.0 and beyond, as well as building and managing the first complete engineering team. The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive background in software development, including experience with enterprise SaaS, IoT, and ML engineering teams, and a strong foundation in modern programming languages and cloud computing environments. This position requires a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering, 5-10 years of software development experience, and demonstrated leadership in software development and deployment.

A global consultancy focused on securing large-scale grant funding for high-impact climate solutions is expanding its team with a Director of Grant Management position. This role is ideal for individuals with over 5 years of experience in federal grant management, particularly those who have managed large grants ($100M+) and possess strong project and multi-stakeholder management skills. The successful candidate will be mission-driven, with a keen understanding of the urgency in addressing climate change, and will play a pivotal role in developing ambitious ventures within an under-resourced sector of the climate industry.

Our client, an advisory firm working with startups and Fortune 500 companies to secure government funding in the semiconductor, material science, clean tech, industrial, and energy sectors, is seeking a high-exposure leader to create technical analyses and value propositions for clients. You will collaborate with C-Suite executives, stay updated on government program developments (DoD, CIA, NIH, DoE, DHS, FBI, Intelligence Community), manage grant applications, whitepapers, RFP/RFQ responses, and generate/edit technical materials. The ideal candidate has a Bachelor's or higher in hard science/engineering, 0-5 years of experience, strong analytical skills, and the ability to work independently and adapt to fast-paced environments. Bonus points for experience in relevant sectors.

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That's all for this edition! Thanks for doing your part in mobilizing a workforce transition to work on climate!