Program Associate, Environment & Science (Climate)
The Program Associate (PA) is the lead contact for our grantees when it comes to ensuring the grantmaking cycle and process is understood, effective, and streamlined. Through partnership with the grantees, an understanding of their needs, and strong knowledge of our internal processes, the Program Associate works with internal and external partners to contribute to Initiative and Foundation goals.
This role will be responsible for leading, developing, and implementing the operations for our Global Climate Initiative (GCI) in collaboration with other Program Associates. They will partner closely with multiple local and international Environment and Science (E&S) teammates including an Associate Program Officer (APO), a Director, and regional advisors, to ensure effective implementation of our climate strategies, with our work always centered around grantees. Environment and Science supports work to achieve the Foundation’s three goals, with a particular focus on the goal of protecting and restoring our natural world. To do this, we champion bold climate solutions, an ocean that sustains us, and scientific innovation and discovery to secure the health and future of people and planet. Across our globe, the fate of both people and our natural world are inextricably linked, and all solutions must account for both. Within E&S, GCI contributes to a collaborative program of donors, non-governmental organizations, and civil society organizations, that brings to bear the ambition, focus, knowledge, and partnerships required to halt and reverse tropical deforestation while delivering sustainable development and promoting an inclusive rural transformation. An interest or lived experience in tropical forest countries, in addition to Indonesian Bahasa or French language skills, would be an asset in this role.
This position reports to the Program Operations Manager and joins a team of passionate individuals committed to developing effective operational processes for grantmaking and strong, trust-based relationships, designed to support the needs and aspirations of our grantees.