Fellowship Associate
United States · Remote
Junior +3 · Full time
Posted a year ago


  • We're hiring a Fellowship Associate to support the planning and execution the upcoming Climatebase Fellowship and it's participants.
  • This is a contract position (with the possibility of transitioning into a full-time employee), reporting to and working closely with Climatebase's CEO and co-founders.
  • This is rare opportunity to get in at the ground floor of an early-stage, rapidly growing digital climate tech startup that's making a major impact.

About Climatebase:

Climatebase is the world's leading platform for climate careers. We're mobilizing the world’s top talent to work on climate, while helping climate tech startups and environmental nonprofits hire the mission-driven talent they need to succeed.

We're a small team of passionate climate-concerned technologists, operators, and community builders. Our founding team members come from leading technology companies including Slack, Netflix, and Gusto, as well as Make School, a tech education company backed by Y Combinator, Andreessen Horowitz, Kapor Capital, and Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian. Our advisors, allies, and partners include leaders from Project Drawdown, New Energy Nexus, The Anthropocene Institute, Urban Us, and many of the climate organizations hiring on Climatebase.

Climatebase recently joined Urban-X, a leading climate tech accelerator. During this time, we're focusing on product development, growth, and the launch of our upcoming Climatebase Fellowship.

About the Climatebase Fellowship:

Since climatebase.org went live in July 2020, we're proud to have helped nearly 500,000 people discover job opportunities at over 3,000+ climate-focused employers on our platform.

Hundreds of climate tech companies and environmental nonprofits have used Climatebase to attract mission-driven hires by posting their jobs on our platform, sourcing talent from our talent directory of over 25,000 candidate profiles, and attracting applicants through our popular weekly newsletter read by nearly 30,000 people.

Along the way, we've learned a lot about what it takes for people to successfully launch into a climate career. The first and most critical step, of course, is simply knowing which climate job opportunities even exist. Addressing that challenge has been our company's starting point.

But we've discovered that in order to be hired, it often takes more than merely cold-applying to jobs. Candidates are far more likely to be successfully hired if they:

    • grow their professional networks by developing strong connections to people already working in climate
    • gain a foundational (if not deep) understanding of climate science and real-world solutions
    • can apply their knowledge and showcase their abilities by working on products or projects

Although climate tech is rapidly growing, it's still a nascent space, and there's still a lack of well-established professional networks in the space — which represents a major hurdle for jobseekers to overcome, considering that roughly 70% of people get jobs through their professional networks. Nor are there well-established re-skilling programs or alternative educational pathways designed to help people transition into climate tech.

At Climatebase, we see these challenges as opportunities. We're launching the Climatebase Fellowship to address this challenges, by providing top talent with the foundational education, professional connections, and hands-on experience needed to accelerate their transition into a climate career. You can learn more about the program on the Fellowship page here.

The Opportunity:

We are seeking a Fellowship Associate to join our team to assist with the upcoming Climatebase Fellowship. The Climatebase Fellowship is a climate career accelerator for the most talented, mission-driven members of the Climatebase community. As a Fellowship Associate, you'll be help with all aspects of the program, with emphasis on applicant pipeline management and admissions for the program. You'll also be a key point-of-contact for our lineup of guest speakers, including climate tech founders, investors, and other leaders in the space.  This is a full-time, paid contract role, with the opportunity to become a salaried position at the end of the contract.

What you will do:

  • You will work closely with the Fellowship Course Lead (Neil Yeoh; see his bio on the Fellowship page) and Climatebase's founders across a variety of areas, with an emphasis on application pipeline management, admissions, and communications with applicants and guest speakers.
  • You will be a primary point of contact for applicants for the Fellowship program, answering any questions they may have about the program.
  • You will assist in application review processes, which may include conducting phone interviews with applicants.
  • You will help Fellows get onboarded onto different community, communication, and collaboration tools that we will be using throughout the Fellowship program.
  • You will help communicate with key speakers, employers, and mentors that are part of the Fellowship community.
  • You will assist in financial aid assessments and awards.

Who you are:

  • Your key skills should be in at least one of the following areas:
    • program management
    • admissions
    • community management
    • virtual event manegement
  • You have a comprehensive understanding of climate change and the climate tech ecosystem.
  • You have experience in using a CRM (hubspot, in our case) and feel comfortable with managing relationships and communications with hundreds of stakeholders.
  • You are tech-savvy and feel comfortable learning how to use a new tool/platform. Automation is your friend.
  • You have experience working in a startup-like environment — being able to learn quickly and be available to help other team members out in a pinch.

Nice to haves:

  • You have a deep network in the climate space. You know climate founders and investors, and they know you.
  • You have experience running online cohort-based-courses or similar programs (including in-person educational programs like coding bootcamps)
  • You have experience in email marketing, creating drip campaigns, etc
Climatebase connects people with employment and volunteer opportunities at organizations working to solve the climate crisis.
Size:  1-10 employees
Year Founded:  2019
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