Now Hiring: Communication Assistant


Part-time employee, 20-25 hours per week

Rate: $25 per hour


ClimatePlan is a statewide network of health, equity, and environmental nonprofits dedicated to improving California’s land use and transportation. We are currently focused on ensuring California meets its greenhouse gas reduction targets, shifting state transportation spending, advancing sustainable and equitable solutions for the housing crisis, and implementing regional Sustainable Communities Strategies. Our work not only fights climate change, it also results in cleaner air, land and water conservation, and greater access and opportunities for families and communities. With more than 50 partners, ClimatePlan brings diverse interests together and has brought new energy and new voices to urban planning, transportation, and conservation in California. ClimatePlan’s fiscal sponsor is Community Partners. To learn more, visit


Our Communication Assistant who must be able to strategically deploy our communication tools in a timely fashion, provide communications support to on-the-ground campaigns, and orchestrate large and small-scale events to strengthen our network and to win support from potential allies.

Key Responsibilities

Web and Social Media

  • Maintain the ClimatePlan website, blog and social media

  • Implement ClimatePlan’s social media strategy to strengthen our Twitter and LinkedIn


  • Curate, edit and distribute our bi-weekly email newsletter featuring current news and

    partners’ announcements.

Campaign Support

  • Assist the coalition to identify key messages and develop communications strategies to communicate them to target audiences.

  • Support in responding to media inquiries or strategically soliciting earned media. Draft or edit op-eds and letters to the editor.

  • Produce written campaign collateral, such as informative and attractive fact sheets and handouts.

Desired Skills

  • Basic understanding of the fundamentals of climate change, as well as land use and transportation planning and investments.
  • Knowledge and/or desire to learn about the injustices and inequities within housing, land use, and transportation planning.

  • Proven ability to build relationships with a diverse set of partners and decision-makers

  • Strong communication skills, including research, writing, editing, and verbal


  • Experience drafting impactful written materials, including action alerts, sign-on letters,

    and other advocacy materials.

  • Commitment to building an inclusive movement that welcomes a diversity of missions

    and political strategies

  • Positive attitude and sense of humor!


This is a part-time position approximately 20 hours per week. This position will require occasional evening and weekend hours.

Our staff is focused on making positive change in the world. We prioritize equity and inclusion with what we do and how we work together as a team. People of color, of all abilities, of all sexual and gender orientations, and women are strongly encouraged to apply.


To apply for this position or for any questions please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Communications Assistant” in the subject line.

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. 

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