Program Manager Job Description
(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. We are part of a larger movement of clinicians throughout the country working towards comprehensive climate action. 

 

VCCA is now a leading health voice for climate change solutions that will transition Virginia towards a clean energy economy.  We recently completed a strategic planning process, which recognizes the accomplishments of the organization and maps out our goals and objectives for the next three years. You can read our plan here. We are seeking to hire a part-time Program Manager (independent contractor) to help us execute on our ambitious plan. 


 

Job Description: 

 

The Program Manager will support the Chair and Executive Director in carrying out day-to-day operations for the organization with a particular focus on supporting policy and communications.  This will include drafting compelling online communications, advocacy and policy documents; oversight and management of social media strategy; supporting execution of the strategic plan; and administrative duties as needed.   The individual in this position will bring some knowledge and skills in nonprofit organizing, state-based advocacy, and communications; they will quickly gain skills in research, education, and community outreach around climate and health. 

 

VCCA is part of a coalition that recently received a federal grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to build climate resilience around extreme heat in Southwest Virginia.  Implementation of this grant will be a major focus of the Program Manager’s role, and will include occasional travel to Roanoke, VA, in order to oversee the project (3-4 times/year).  

 

The expected time commitment is 20 hours/week, with compensation starting at $2,500 per month.  Opportunities for growth are dependent on future grant support.  

 

This is a fully remote role, with preference given to candidates living in central or southwest Virginia.

 

Specific responsibilities of the Program Manager may include:

  1. Manage 3 current undergraduate Fellows (who can help support the following activities)

  2. Oversee implementation of NOAA grant among coalition partners

  3. Assist in event planning for 3-4 annual in-person events/conferences

  4. Manage and oversee communications on social media accounts for the organization

  5. Draft monthly newsletters, policy/advocacy briefs, opinion pieces and other public-facing communications

  6. Perform basic website maintenance and updates

  7. Attend an average 3-4 weekly calls with VCCA leadership

  8. Arrange and participate in both internal and partner calls/meetings as needed

  9.  Proactively identify and support the implementation of new and ongoing initiatives

  10.  Assist with grant writing/reporting and other administrative duties


 

 Applicants should have the following qualifications:

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

  2. Excellent writing ability with experience in external communications, especially social media/digital campaigns

  3. Experience working in/with nonprofit organizations

  4. Social Media proficiency

  5. Familiarity with issue-based advocacy and knowledge of VA politics

  6. Comfort working independently, flexible and self-motivated  

 

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to info@virginiaclinicians.org.