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Climate Change Outreach Manager

Washington, Dist. of Columbia, US
Closing date
Dec 14, 2022

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Aquarium / Zoo / Botanical garden
Conservation science
Climate Change
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Full time
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Climate Change Outreach Manager
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Established in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a green leader among public gardens with a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate our historic glasshouse.

Phipps is seeking a full-time Climate Change Outreach Manager to act as a liaison and change agent to museums, gardens and zoos worldwide, connecting institutions who seek to aggressively address climate change and share, mentor and learn from one another. The Climate Change Outreach Manager will oversee implementation of the Climate Toolkit ( ) and serve as a catalyst for climate action in others, utilizing the Toolkit and its resources to help institutions reach their climate goals and inspire their stakeholders to do the same. Currently, the Climate Toolkit embraces thirty-two goals for addressing climate change within the categories of energy, food service, transportation, plastics, landscapes and horticulture, investments, visitors and research.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is and equal opportunity employer that is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff. We strive to create a working environment that is inclusive, equitable and welcoming as we honor employee experiences, perspectives, and unique identities.

Duties & Responsibilities

Principal responsibilities will be to manage all areas of The Climate Toolkit project, including coordination and production of quarterly virtual webinars, creation and maintenance of website content and e-blast communications, Listserv discussion moderation, coordination of interorganizational mentorship programs, interaction with participating institutions to aid short term goal management and encourage new pursuits, and other items as needed. The Climate Toolkit Manager will also oversee the Youth Climate Advocacy Committee Coordinator, whose work further expands the scope of the Toolkit project to the youth served by cultural institutions, and potential additional Toolkit staff.

Education and Experience

The ideal candidate has experience with sustainable programs management and institutional best practices for addressing climate change and a Bachelor's degree in a related field (e.g. sustainable development, sustainability programs).

Application Instructions

Phipps offers a competitive compensation package, strong benefits and unique atmosphere. Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, resume and salary history to or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. No telephone calls, please. Phipps is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information about Phipps, please visit our website: .
Phipps Conservatory is an equal opportunity employer.
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