Program Associate

  • Full Time
  • Telecommute
  • Applications have closed

Website Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN)

The Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) is seeking a full-time Program Associate to join our dynamic team working for climate justice, systemic change, and  women’s and feminist leadership in global climate solutions.

The Program Associate will work remotely, under the guidance of WECAN’s Executive Director, and will contribute to event, campaign and program management; to research and writing projects; the production of policy briefs; and varied support of all WECAN programs.

This is a remote position, 40 hours a week, located in the United States, and the Program Associate is expected to have their own reliable computer and internet access. Compensation is $44,000, which includes paid vacation. Health insurance stipend is offered  after 3 months.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Planning, management and administrative support for varied WECAN programs, campaigns, events, and projects
  • Research and writing for policy advocacy and briefings
  • Research and writing for projects and campaigns
  • Outreach and networking support for WECAN projects and campaigns (in collaboration with WECAN Communications Coordinator, as needed)
  • Other flexible collaboration with WECAN’s Executive Director and Communications Coordinator

Required Qualifications:

  • In-depth work experience with non-profits or NGO’s,  including experience in policy advocacy, campaigning, and community organizing
  • Superb research, writing, and copy-editing  skills
  • Highly self-motivated and happy working independently with a remote team
  • Enjoyment and ease with working collaboratively
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to coordinate many tasks at once
  • Developed background in the current climate justice/environmental justice landscape and significant knowledge and experience with many of the topics and campaigns central to WECAN’s work, including: environmental and climate justice, feminist economics, rights of nature, Indigenous rights, environmental racism, fossil fuel resistance, forest protection, just transition and divestment, false-solutions critiques, non-violent direct action, community organizing, political advocacy, and violence against land defenders
  • Reside in the United States

Preferred Qualifications (not required, however the ideal candidate will have some or all of these skills):

  • Professional level Spanish competency
  • Previous work experience with a climate justice, women’s rights, Indigenous rights, or human rights focused organization
  • Demonstrated personal commitment to climate justice and care for the Earth

We suggest candidates carefully review our website, newsletters, and social media  accounts to ensure alignment before applying.


To Apply:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through Tuesday,  January 18, 2021. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible because  we will close the process as soon as we find a match.

Please apply by sending your resume and a cover letter explaining your background and interest in the role to Katherine Quaid <> .

People of color, Indigenous peoples, members of the LGBTQ community, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are especially encouraged to apply.