Associate Program Director: Climate and Environmental Justice
The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) is seeking an experienced climate
activist or shareholder advocate to help develop our Just Transition campaign, which focuses on
the decarbonization of the energy utilities sector. We are convening place-based investor
engagements with utility companies in coalition with local and regional stakeholders to help
ensure that no one is left behind in the transition to a clean energy economy. The Associate
Program Director will coordinate faith and values based investors to help them partner with
community and stakeholder groups, and engage with utility companies.
Who we are:
Founded 50 years ago, ICCR is a pioneer coalition of over 300 active institutional investor
members representing faith-based communities, socially responsible asset managers, labor
unions, and others who leverage their investments as a catalyst for change. ICCR members work
in coalition to engage the world’s largest corporations on a range of social and environmental
issues impacting communities in the U.S. and globally, including human rights; climate change;
food justice; sustainable water policies; health equity; and corporate influence via lobbying and
About the Just Transition Campaign
In order to meet the demands of a decarbonized energy economy, investors must address not
only the changes in business plans and practices necessary to stay within the 1.5°C limit but must
do so within a “Just Transition” framework. Just Transition mandates support for necessary
climate action with commitments to labor standards, human rights, and inclusive growth—with
an explicit focus on the workers and communities who contribute to and are affected by the
transition. Investors play an important part in addressing this challenge by integrating the tenets
of a Just Transition in their climate investment strategies, and by supporting policy and industrial
strategies that align with Just Transition principles.
ICCR’s Just Transition campaign seeks to leverage this unique position in order to facilitate this
critical social dialogue both to drive shareholder engagement and investor participation in publicpolicy
discussions on a Just Transition and to inform relevant frameworks for measuring
To learn more about ICCR, please visit www.iccr.org or find us @ICCRonline on Twitter.
What you’ll do:
You will be an organizer, educator, policy expert, researcher, and campaigner, working with
investors and other stakeholders (labor, community groups and environmental justice groups) to
pursue decarbonization and a just transition in the energy utilities sector. Leveraging the unique
faith and values based perspective of ICCR members, as well as their existing connections to
frontline communities affected by climate change, you will coordinate place-based investor
engagements on the Just Transition, evaluate existing strategies to develop the next stages of the
campaign, and sharpen investor best practices on collaboration with stakeholders.
• Coordinating place-based investor engagement with stakeholders in the service areas of
publicly-held energy utility companies.
• Consulting with key stakeholders—including labor groups, environmental justice
organizations, rate payer groups, regulators, NGOs and community organizations as well
as experts on energy efficiency and equity—to further a productive dialogue on
decarbonization and a Just Transition. This includes helping to organize a stakeholder
roundtable and developing a campaign plan from the results of that roundtable.
• Developing investor briefs to guide shareholder engagement with energy utility
• Company and policy research.
• Evaluating investor interventions in these engagements to develop models for future
work and to develop key benchmarks on Just Transition, in particular the World Business
Alliance’s upcoming 2023 benchmark.
• Organizing webinars and workshops to educate investors about the challenges and
opportunities for a Just Transition.
• Facilitating investor participation in public policy discussions relevant to delivering the
Just Transition and tracking policy opportunities through engagement with local
Who you are:
You are someone with experience organizing stakeholders to make change, including identifying
and developing relationships with these groups on a local or regional level. You know how to
translate policy to different audiences, work in coalition to develop campaigns, and evaluate
those campaigns to guide future work.
Specifically you will have many of the following qualifications:
• At least three years of experience in campaign work or advocacy related to climate change.
• Experience working with community organizations and stakeholders affected by climate change
• General familiarity with the U.S. climate policy landscape, particularly energy utility policy
• Strong preference for individuals with experience engaging with corporations on climate
change issues, shareholder advocacy, or corporate accountability campaigns
• Excellent written, oral communication, and research skills.
• Strong organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to multitask, take initiative, and
work independently while being part of a team.
What else you should know:
This position is full-time. ICCR’s office is in New York City: Work is currently remote but will
resume hybrid remote-in office at some point. We are open to candidates from outside the New
York City area who are able to work on East Coast time.
The starting salary for this role is $70,000, and includes generous benefits. This is a one-year,
grant-funded union position, subject to renewal.
It is the policy of ICCR to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and
employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin,
marital status or disability. This policy is intended to reflect the values and ideals of ICCR’s
members and to help ICCR itself model the equal employment opportunity (EEO) and
affirmative action practices that its members urge corporations to adopt.
How to apply
Send a cover letter and resume to Christina Herman at email@example.com. Please write “Associate
Program Director: Climate and Environmental Justice (Just Transition)” in the subject line.
Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls, please.
Applications will be accepted through September 30. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling
basis. We apologize that because of the volume of applications, we are able to respond only to
those applicants granted an interview.