Senior Movement Engagement Associate - Climate Justice

Learning & Engagement · Washington, District of Columbia
Department Learning & Engagement
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $55,000 -$75,000

NCRP promotes philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness.  We envision a fair, just and democratic society in which the common good is recognized as a high priority; where a robust public sector is empowered to protect, preserve and extend the commonly held resources and the public interest; where a vital nonprofit sector provides voice and value to those most in need; where our society has equitable systems; and where all people enjoy equal justice, full inclusion and fair treatment. 


NCRP seeks a Senior Movement Engagement Associate who will help us ensure that philanthropy is accountable and responsive to the priorities of the Climate Justice Movement, especially the organizing led by indigenous, low-income, and LGBTQ communities and people of color. Given NCRP’s unique role as bridge between institutional philanthropy and social justice movements, this role could provide an early-career rising star with a unique position in which to grow and build connections in both worlds. You’ll find yourself at an organization that prioritizes intersectional racial, gender and economic justice across a variety of projects and campaigns.  


This position reports to the reports to the Field DirectorThe salary range is $55,000 -$75,000.  Benefits include contribution of 8% by employer to retirement account (no match required) and 100% paid medical and dental insurance premiums.   This is a remote position.


Why you’ll want to come to work each day:  


  • You’re working on a diverse staff of values-driven, smart, creative, and kind people.  
  • You have the opportunity to influence how billions of dollars of charitable dollars are given away.  
  • You get to work alongside organizers and nonprofits to create a world where philanthropy’s behavior matches movement priorities, rather than the other way around.  
  • NCRP doesn’t shy away from a fight. 


What you’ll do:  


 The Senior Movement Engagement Associate will lead campaigns to shift the funding, behavior and power of funders and other target organizations to serve the climate justice movement better. You’ll work as a project manager for NCRP’s Movement Investment Project, coordinating a cross-departmental team and evaluating progress. You’ll build NCRP’s relationships with leading groups in the climate justice movement and with funders who care (or should care) about this work. You’ll have the chance to organize 1:1 and facilitate presentations for national audiences. 



  • Recommend and implement engagement tactics to the field director and communications team based on the needs and opportunities of the climate justice movement 
  • Engage funder targets in taking action on NCRP content and programming. 
  • Hold funders in assigned movements areas accountable for commitments they make across NCRP’s programming 
  • Attend conferences and lead presentations about the Movement Investment Project 
  • Recruit nonprofit groups that are essential to the movements as members 
  • Share resources with movement organizations about philanthropy and how to navigate the sector to help advance their goals. 
  • Manage a project team and assist in developing project budgets and fundraising. 


Who You Are: 

You’re passionate about climate justice, and you recognize its intersectionality with other social justice movements; you also understand that even within this diverse movement, much more must be done to achieve racial, gender and economic justice. You understand that resources and money matter, and that the climate movement can and should be better funded on its own terms. This position is fantastic for someone who already has strong relationships in the movement and can balance effective organizing chops with solid project management skills. This is also a wonderful opportunity to leverage existing relationships with climate justice movement groups with a national nonprofit. Experience with foundations or institutional philanthropy is a definite plus but is not required; you will learn a lot on the job.  



  • You have strong experience with the climate justice movement, especially organizing led by indigenous, low-income, and LGBTQ communities and people of color.  
  • Ownership: You care deeply about getting results in your realm, and you proactively develop solutions to challenges and push to get past roadblocks, including paying attention to even small details, anticipating problems, offering creative solutions, driving work forward, and course-correcting when needed. 
  • Cultural Competence: You share our commitment to advancing racial justice and equity and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. You have a familiarity with the complexity of issues and obstacles facing communities of color in the philanthropy sector or social justice ecosystem. 
  • Relationship-oriented: You recognize the deep importance that relationships with colleagues and allies play in our work, and you successfully build rapport and trust with others. 
  • Positive attitude: Approach work with a spirit of “yes"; strike a positive tone and adapt cheerfully as things change (which they inevitably will!) 
  • Organizational responsibility: Operate with the best interests of the organization in mind, and not simply the best interests of your team 
  • Applied learning: You absorb information from your colleagues, from your work, and from keeping up with your field. If something doesn’t make sense, you ask questions until it does, and you apply what you learn in your work! 
  • Experience conducting outreach to organizations and/or campaign work 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Microsoft Office proficient, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce or similar CRM databases 
  • Working knowledge of Zoom or similar webinar platforms 
  • Experience with foundations or philanthropy will come in handy but is not required. 


NCRP is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.   


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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Department
    Learning & Engagement
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $55,000 -$75,000