Program Manager 

(Part-time Consultant Position)

 

About VCCA: 

 

Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action (VCCA) was founded in 2017 in order to bring the clinician voice to climate change advocacy in the state of Virginia.  

 

Clinicians have the knowledge and mission to play a vital role in protecting the health and prosperity of Virginia’s families and communities from climate change. VCCA brings this critical perspective into climate-related policymaking in our state.

 

Through education, advocacy and community outreach, VCCA is building a network of clinician advocates for local and statewide climate change solutions that protect the health of our patients and communities in the Commonwealth. 

 

VCCA has become a leading health voice for climate change solutions that will transition Virginia towards a clean energy economy. Our organization is now at a turning point, where our success is being recognized and we are being invited to participate in larger projects with greater financial support.  We are seeking to hire a part-time Program Manager (independent contractor) to support this transition.  

 

Program Manager Job Description: 

 

The Program Manager will support the Chair and Executive Director in carrying out day-to-day operations for the organization.  This includes managing social media and online communications, supporting the development of special projects, assistance in grant writing and reporting, and overseeing administrative duties.   The individual in this position will gain knowledge and skills in advocacy, research, education and community outreach around climate and health. 

 

The expected time commitment is 15-20 hours/week, compensated at $2,500 per month.  

 

Specific roles expected from the Program Manager will include:

  1. Manage social media accounts for the organization

  2. Draft monthly newsletters

  3. Perform basic website maintenance and updates

  4. Draft agendas and attend 2-3 weekly calls with VCCA leadership

  5. Assist managing interns/fellows

  6. Assist in grant writing and reporting

  7. Assist with accounting/bookkeeping and other administrative duties

  8. Preparing presentations, including PowerPoint

  9. Arranging and participating in both internal and partner calls and meetings 

  10.  Supporting new and ongoing initiatives

 

 Applicants should have the following qualifications:

  1. Basic knowledge of or experience working on issues related to climate change and/or public health. 

  2. Excellent writing ability with experience in external communications

  3. Experience in nonprofit administration

  4. Social Media proficiency

  5. Familiarity with nonprofit grant writing and reporting

  6. Some experience in issue-based advocacy is valuable

 

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to John Bagwell (john@virginiaclinicians.org).  

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