Job Title: Manager, Public Education
Location: Remote - Worldwide (working with significant overlap with US business hours)
Start Date: Immediately
Reports to: Senior Manager, Communications
Verra is a global leader helping to address the world's most intractable environmental and social challenges. As a mission-driven non-profit organization, Verra is committed to helping reduce and remove greenhouse gas emissions, improve livelihoods, and protect natural resources across the private and public sectors. Verra manages a portfolio of standards, including the:
- Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) – the world's leading carbon crediting program, with more than 1,900 registered projects in 80 countries that account for two-thirds of all voluntary carbon market transaction volume, and over one billion credits issued to date.
- Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta) – a flexible framework for assessing and reporting on the sustainable development benefits of project-based activities.
- Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards – to identify projects that simultaneously address climate change, support local communities and smallholders, and conserve biodiversity.
- Plastic Waste Reduction Program – to enable robust impact assessment of new or scaled-up waste recovery and recycling projects around the globe.
With environmental and social actions growing rapidly and attracting growing public and media attention, Verra is scaling up its communications work and is looking for a Manager, Public Education, to manage the effective outreach around key issues.
A day with Verra might include:
- Finalizing the details of your visit to a VCS project site with the aim of producing a video featuring the experiences of local communities and the development impacts of the project.
- Coordinating a meeting with members across the organization to brainstorm stakeholder engagement approaches regarding changes in Verra’s REDD+ methodologies.
- Assessing the effectiveness of a recently concluded outreach campaign on Plastic Credits, using quantitative and qualitative indicators.
Specific functions that you are responsible for delivering…
Plan and implement public education campaigns: develop objectives, timelines, and workplans; coordinate with internal teams and external stakeholders as appropriate; and ensure timely execution of all planned activities.
Assess the effectiveness of public education campaigns: determine indicative metrics and indicators of campaign success and track these across all campaigns; and identify lessons learned from each outreach campaign and integrate these into upcoming efforts.
Develop campaign collateral: draft text for outreach materials and obtain necessary review and approvals; work with graphic designer on the production of collateral; and oversee production efforts.
Serve as first point of contact for colleagues who have identified the need for an education campaign. Understand the context and objectives and prepare an initial proposal for the campaign.
Collaborate with other teams to maintain issue-specific contact lists.
You bring with you...
- Significant relevant professional work experience in many or all of the communications functions set out above, particularly proven expertise in developing and executing work plans for public education activities in environmental activities.
- Familiarity with environmental and/or social markets, ideally gained through first-hand experience with carbon crediting programs or similar programs in other environmental areas, is a requirement.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Fluency in English is essential.
- Strong organizational skills and self-discipline to be able to prioritize and work eﬃciently and effectively under deadlines in an independent manner.
- Ability to maintain a professional approach and demeanor in high-pressure situations and to work with stakeholders and partners from different countries and cultures.
In this role, you will grow and expand your expertise by...
- Supporting a high-functioning team to deliver a broad range of communications functions for both small, short-term projects and long, large-term projects. The ability to make an impact is enormous.
- Working at a fast-paced, environmentally focused non-profit organization.
- Expanding your network of professionals working on climate and sustainable development, including government oﬃcials, private-sector actors, NGOs, and others.
- Learning from a diverse group of climate and sustainable development leaders with vision and other passionate professionals at Verra.
You will know you are successful if...
- The effectiveness of Verra’s public education campaigns continually improves.
- Verra’s communications team has a strong standard operating procedure for public education campaigns that continues to be expanded and refined.
- You effectively serve on a team of professionals dedicated to communicating Verra’s work to global audiences.
- You support your team to achieve deliverables across the ﬁnish line on schedule.
You will join a team...
- From diverse locations and backgrounds, including carbon market experts, project developers, consultants, climate negotiators, researchers, auditors, and more.
- Committed to driving finance at scale to projects and programs that advance climate action and sustainable development through high-quality standards and programs.
- Embodying the values Verra has established for itself: Teamwork, Results, Integrity, Balance, and Exploration.
Compensation at Verra
To help us attract and retain top talent, Verra pays employees competitively to the market. In return, we expect each employee to, at a minimum:
- Meet expectations in terms of work effort and performance;
- Take the initiative to build the skills and knowledge needed to do their job effectively; and
- Embody Verra’s values.
For this position, the indicative starting salary range is USD $77,793-$88,321, depending on experience.
Salary is one component of Verra’s total compensation package which also includes:
- Health, vision and dental care, and life insurance;
- Verra contributions to each employee’s retirement plan;
- Verra contributions as required by national labor laws in countries where staff are located;
- Paid Time Off (PTO), comprising 22-30 days plus ten floating holidays, sabbatical after five years of service, and other leave allowances; and
- Funds to support professional development.
How to Apply
To apply, please send us the following:
- Cover letter (not to exceed one page)
- Resume/CV (not to exceed two pages)
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Verra provides equal opportunity for all job applicants and employees and is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination. We conduct our recruitment and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetics, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.