Location United States of America
Job-type Permanent
Salary $120,000 - $150,000 Per Annum + Generous Benefits
Reference 16035

For decades, scientists, leaders, climate activists, and everyday people have been sounding the alarm about changes to our global climate, with only modest results. We must engage people in a different way if we hope to impact the trajectory of climate change. That's what they do at Climate Interactive.

Climate Interactive (CI) is a not-for-profit think tank with strong global reach that makes complex systems understandable so that decision-makers, NGOs, and citizens can understand how to address the biggest challenges affecting our lives on Earth.

If you feel passionate about driving durable, positive impact on climate change, this might be the role for you...

Together with MIT, CI builds real-time, interactive simulators that help leaders understand the impact of various scenarios and policy decisions on global temperature rise. The goal of these products is decision support and bringing transparency and education to people at all levels.

To date, CI's simulators has been used by over 400,000 people in 128 countries ranging from Heads-of-State to bankers to students. In fact, the Obama Administration and the Chinese Government used their C-ROADS simulator to help secure the 2014 US-China bi-lateral deal that set up the Paris Agreement. Since then, they've briefed over 130 members of Congress and were named the "Top US Energy and Environment Think Tank."


Climate Interactive's brand is Grounded Hope. As we look at the timeline and mission for limiting global temperature rise, the news is often bleak and discouraging. Their simulators bring clarity and insight grounded in science to a field that has been riddled with ambiguity. And ultimately, they can show people why there is reason to hope, and how to get there.

Are you a mission-oriented operations leader with an entrepreneurial mindset? Look no further.

Considering the size of their team, Climate Interactive has an outsized global reach and impact. With ambitions to grow their global footprint and impact, they are seeking a strong Director of Operations to help the business scale, support fundraising initiatives, and level-up the small-but-effective global team.

Position Summary

The Operations Director will oversee and improve the ongoing business operations of Climate Interactive (CI) and will establish policies that reflect the organization's values and increase the effectiveness of CI's programs. This Director is a key member of the four-person management team that sets overall organizational direction and strategy as it delivers upon its mission.

Job Responsibilities

Business Management and Supervision of Operations

  • Manage finances, budgeting, and business development.

  • Run human resources and other internal processes.

  • Supervise Operations Associate to support these functions.

Organizational Design and Development

  • Design and lead organizational development efforts, improving relationships and job satisfaction.

  • Support managers - Technology Director and Engagement Director - to deliver on goals and set and track goals for their own teams.

  • Support efforts on diversity, equity, and inclusion, led by Executive Director.

Strategic Planning

  • Directly with Executive Director and as a member of the four-person Management Team, contribute to formulation of Climate Interactive's strategy to deliver upon its mission and vision.

  • Explore and pursue new business opportunities.

Fundraising and Development

  • With Executive Director, create and implement approach to raising funds.

  • Monitor the need for grant funding, research new donors, and write grant proposals and reports, supported by external fundraising consultants.

Reports to: Executive Director

Direct Reports: Operations Associate

Overtime Status: Exempt

Experience: A bachelor's degree and deep operations management experience.

Location: East coast preferred. But remote is possible for anyone who can coordinate with the Eastern Time Zone.

Salary: $120,000 - $150,000 for this full-time position, plus generous benefits, including health (full), life, disability insurance, up to 6% retirement contribution/match, and paid vacation, holidays, and personal days.

Organizational Structure: Climate Interactive is part of the 501(c)3 organization, New Venture Fund, which serves as its fiscal sponsor.

How to Apply:

If this has piqued your interest, you can apply here or email your resume to Richard Kent (Richard.kent@acre.com).

Hiring Statement:

Climate Interactive is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF's work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

COVID-19 Policy:

To center the safety and well-being of its employees, New Venture Fund requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date. This position may require candidates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at HR@newventurefund.org.