Climate for Health Program Director

Organization Name: 
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Closing Date: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Health Program Director leads ecoAmerica’s Health sector program as it expands its work with America’s leading national health executives and institutions to elevate climate change as a priority, build climate literacy, engage organizations to communicate and to lead on climate solutions and collaborate for collective impact. The Health Program Director reports to the President and Founder of ecoAmerica and works collaboratively with other staff members to cultivate, activate and support leaders and partners in a timely and cost effective manner. 



Build and activate a network of mainstream leaders and a coalition of organizations in the health and climate field to guide and support ecoAmerica’s mission.

• Identify, enroll and activate institutional and thought leaders and other relevant organizations in the health sector leadership Circle.

• Identify, enroll and activate a coalition of stakeholders by securing MOUs with partners.

• Create and manage on-going sector Leadership Circle and partner programs and events

Engage the Leadership Circle, the coalition of partners and the overall sector in activities that build support, capacity and collective action for the program and sector sustainability.

• Plan and produce quarterly in-person or virtual Leadership Circle meetings.

• Develop and support sector leadership circle members, partners and stakeholders in further enrolling constituencies within the sector.

• Lead eco-America’s staff and external partners to develop and implement outreach plans including specific actions with timelines and budgets to build overall participation in the health program

Collaborate with other sector directors to develop relevant programs that supports partner engagement efforts.

• Create and implement the health sector program strategy in collaboration with the executive management team.

• Support development and implementation of resources to lead by example and engage others.

• In conjunction with the marketing team help conduct and document sector specific research to understand the dynamics, stakeholders and situations in order to build sector knowledge and form strategies and plans

General organizational responsibilities

• Participate as a professional and positive member of the organization by contributing to activities that support ecoAmerica’s overall mission and success

• Participate with ecoAmerica and Network management team in the planning and implementation of organizational and cross sector strategies, plans and activities

• Support and implement grant-making programs with select partners

• Participate in staff and other organizational meetings to review progress and deliverables, share knowledge, and to collaborate on ecoAmerica activities

• Work in cooperation with the President and the Chief Administrative Officer to insure that sector budgets and financial projections are accurately prepared and achieved. 


• College degree required; advanced degree preferred and minimally 7+ years related work experience

• Experience in leading the building and implementation of complex multi-year, multi-faceted campaigns for multi-stakeholder initiatives with emphasis on energizing key players and establishing a model of collaboration.

• Experience building and managing professional relationships and interacting with high-level leaders from private, public, and NGO’s

• Current knowledge and understanding of the health and climate culture its leaders, organizations, structures and sustainability efforts

• Ability to blend strategic thinking with creation and management of real tactics and implementation.

• Excellent verbal, written and visual communications, presentation and motivational skills

• Proficient skills across multiple platforms, including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs

• Commitment to climate and environmental solutions and ecoAmerica’s mission.

The incumbent must have a proven record of success communicating and collaborating with C-level executives in the health and climate field.

Forward your resume and a well thought out cover letter to

Issue Area: 
Climate Change / Energy
Geographic Focus: 
District of Columbia