Project Manager, Drive Electric Campaign-Emerging Economies Battery Sustainability

ClimateWorks Foundation
  • Location
    San Francisco, California
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 17

Position description

About the Drive Electric Campaign

Drive Electric is the campaign to accelerate the global transition to 100% clean electric transportation for people and goods, delivering massive benefits to the climate, health, and the economy. The campaign advances smart government policies to drive electric vehicle and infrastructure supply and demand; engages business leaders to ensure adequate investment in EV production and procurement; and supports diverse people-powered coalitions working to advance a cleaner transportation future.

Job Summary

The Program Manager, Drive Electric Campaign - Emerging Economies and Battery Sustainability provides high-level project management and support to the ClimateWorks Drive Electric Campaign Director and Associate Director, Transportation. The Program Manager develops, provides input on, and leads sector-based strategies and research. They also facilitate and manage exchanges between internal and external groups and help build internal Drive Electric Campaign capacities to deliver on the campaign’s goals, specifically those related to transportation electrification in emerging economies and battery sustainability. This position supports the team in preparation of materials, including reports and presentations for meetings with internal and external partners, including funders.

Essential Tasks 

The Program Manager is responsible for the following duties:

  • Provide assistance and support to the Drive Electric Campaign Director and Associate Director.
  • Manage and support a variety of projects contributing to strategy, budgeting, planning, reporting, and grants in the relevant program areas, especially emerging economies and battery sustainability.
  • Support the refinement and execution of the Drive Electric Campaign’s emerging economies strategy and grantmaking related to battery sustainability. 
  • Provide research, planning, and general coordination support to the campaign team to deliver on the goals of the emerging economies strategy.
  • Oversee the editing and production of grant reports, communications materials, and funder reports as necessary.
  • Assist with production and quality control of outgoing work products.
  • Provide general organizational and operations support including for in-person meetings.

Required Qualifications 

The successful applicant will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • 6-8 years’ experience in a program support role with at least 3 years of experience in a relevant sector such as electric vehicles, energy transition, sustainable international development, circular economy, etc. 
  • Advanced degree in economics, engineering, policy, or other relevant field is preferred 
  • Experience working in emerging economies is highly preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and research and analytical skills
  • Ability to initiate and manage projects
  • Ability to represent ClimateWorks and the Drive Electric Campaign in meetings with partners in external events
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Good personal and interpersonal communications skills
  • Competence in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and numerous databases
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently (both virtually and in-person) with minimal supervision 
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize, and multi-task
  • Willingness to be flexible, adaptable, and proactive in a dynamic work environment
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally as needed
  • Passion for environmental and social issues
  • Commitment to the mission and values of ClimateWorks Foundation
  • A commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable work environment


ClimateWorks offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience (geographic differential applied based on location). 

Salary Range: $95,000 - $110,000 annually ***ClimateWorks strives to create an equitable culture of transparency and fairness.


ClimateWorks Foundation is based in the San Francisco Financial District. This position is classified as US Flexible and Latin Americas. Exceptional candidates can work from the SF office or from other locations, geographic differential applied to compensation based on local cost of labor.

Commitment to Racial and Social Justice

At ClimateWorks Foundation, we are driven by our vision of creating a thriving planet for all living beings for generations to come. We aim to foster an inclusive workplace that values diverse lived experiences and emphasizes the voices of marginalized people — especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color — who are most vulnerable to climate impacts, and whose voices, ideas, and leadership are crucial to winning the climate fight.

To ensure that we are making meaningful progress, we have made a set of diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments across all dimensions of our work to further our mission and realize our vision. For more information, please visit: Fostering Racial and Social Justice in Pursuit of our Mission

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