Remote
€32,000 - €37,000 per year (indicative range for Belgium)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Introducing Global Climate Collaborative

Global Climate Collaborative (GCC) is a new international organisation seeking to make a distinct and important contribution to tackling climate change — the greatest challenge facing humanity.  

Our analysis: to overcome this challenge, we need to generate the political and societal will to take the specific actions needed to rapidly reduce emissions from different sectors. While an incredible array of organisations is building pressure to achieve this and winning many battles, we believe we need both to deepen trust and collaboration among these organisations and to expand this community in order to accelerate progress and increase our collective impact. We aim to make a significant contribution to this.

As a strategic convenor, we will bring together civil society, business and new champions for climate action. We will enable high-impact international and national coalitions to secure decisive action by governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, likely focusing on two to four issues annually. We will not focus on the international negotiating process.

In addition to convening campaigns GCC also aims to deliver wider and lasting benefits to the climate struggle, by enhancing connections and learning on how we achieve our shared goals among a diverse network of allies including the private sector. 

GCC is currently housed by fiscal sponsor Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, who are responsible for issuing contracts. 

Values

Our starting point is a commitment to practice four core values in all that we do.

  1. Courage: we are highly ambitious for the impact we want to achieve, and determined to be open-minded and innovative in the strategies we develop to achieve this.

  2. Collaboration: we work with others in all that we do.

  3. Diversity: we reflect the diversity, scale and complexity of the climate struggle in our recruitment, our geography, and our external relationships.

  4. Learning: we listen and learn from leaders driving change on climate, and learn actively from our own experience.

Summary of Responsibilities

The Executive Assistant will be a vital member of the GCC team, providing critical, executive administrative support to enable the Chief Architect and GCC to operate effectively as a fast moving and developing start-up NGO. 

The Executive Assistant will produce written briefings and carry out basic research where needed to support the Chief Architect in leadership of GCC. The duties associated with the role will evolve significantly as GCC evolves. 

The Executive Assistant reports to the Chief Architect.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage calendars, negotiating and managing the needs of individuals or groups requesting time with, or information from, the Chief Architect and other senior staff; commit their time based on an in-depth understanding of priorities.

  • Assist the Chief Architect and other senior staff in preparing for meetings and appointments with external partners and allies, donors, board members and staff and external constituents by securing information and supporting materials from others. 

  • Take minutes of Leadership Team meetings, board meetings, and other meetings as needed.

  • Chief Architect email management — identifying priority emails, ensuring follow-up is completed, drafting responses as needed.

  • Ensure there are clear agendas and defined purposes to meetings, set up meeting rooms, conference calls and video conferences.

  • Develop relationships with and act as a liaison with staff and external stakeholders, sustaining a high level of professionalism in interactions on the phone and via email.

  • Draft written products and respond to information requests.

  • Assist with research related to key organisational goals.

  • Organise and support recruitment processes for new GCC staff.

  • Complete and process expense reports.

  • Create and maintain filing and other administrative systems.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will bring a proactive, creative and tactful approach to making logistics run smoothly, and will have strong interpersonal communication skills.

Essential

Experience

  • At least two years work experience supporting an executive or senior-level manager in a similar function with a proven track record of autonomously managing a complicated schedule

  • Experience and understanding of working in an international campaigning organisation

  • Demonstrated experience in handling sensitive information in confidence and with discretion.

Competencies

  • Resilience for working in a fast-paced, start-up environment

  • Ability to work independently, and successfully handle and prioritize diverse, simultaneous tasks.

  • Desire and ability to take initiative, and to learn as you go.

  • Meticulous attention to detail, reliability and organizational abilities

  • Poised, confident, tactful and flexible approach to communications.  

  • Excellent judgment, tact and discretion. 

  • Ability to manage upwards and sideways

  • Demonstrated experience working with and across teams and time zones

  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrable ability to get results working with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Excellent oral and written communications ability.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to the values of the Global Climate Collaborative.

  • Proficiency in office and collaboration tech tools, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).

Desirable

  • Experience working in a start-up environment

  • Demonstrated research skills

  • Understanding of the climate issue and commitment to action on climate change

  • Fluency in a second language, other than English.

Location

Remote, from Europe or UK.

Salary

Salary will be competitive, and depends on location.  Indicative range for Belgium: € 32.000-37.000

 

Diversity is a matter of principle for us. It is also critical to our long-term success. GCC aims to recruit leaders with different experiences, networks and perspectives, to help us design strategies that can be highly effective in many different national contexts and with different stakeholders.

Application Instructions

Your application should include a cover letter outlining your motivation, your CV, and two references.

Posted on: 21 April 2021
Closed date: 05 May 2021
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