NYC Climate Action Alliance is Hiring!

The NYC Climate Action Alliance is hiring a Temporary Interim Executive Director to oversee the organization and its project work for four to five months during spring and summer of 2018.  For the full job listing, click here. For an overview of the position, see below. Please email Amy Turner at with any questions and please circulate this job listing to any qualified and interested candidates.

Job Description

The NYC Climate Action Alliance is seeking a temporary part-time Executive Director during a four-month parental leave of the Executive Director. The temporary Executive Director will provide critical leadership on program management and implementation of a project with an organizational partner to encourage law firm participation in energy efficiency programs, as well as other executive director responsibilities. The successful candidate will have at least five years of relevant experience and demonstrated interest in energy and the environment, ideally with familiarity with basic energy policy, utility regulation, and energy efficiency programs in New York State. Candidates should have a working familiarity with the legal community in New York City and be comfortable taking meetings with decision-makers at New York City’s largest law firms. Reports to the board of directors.

Key Responsibilities

Identifying and engaging potential law firm program participants in our core outreach program. Develop and organize events to increase awareness, interest, and participation in the program.

Overseeing external communication activities to ensure messaging is accurate and consistent. Work to develop strategies to influence participation among law firms.

Developing marketing materials and case studies. Develop strategies to increase awareness, interest, and participation.

Managing budgets and resources to maximize efficiencies.

Overseeing a small nonprofit organization, including responding to inquiries, observing corporate formalities, managing finances and budgets and working with the board of directors on other projects as time allows.


Advanced degree in law, business, public administration, environmental or sustainability subject areas or other relevant area.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with the ability to present information clearly and concisely and comfort presenting information in professional environments.

Excellent interpersonal skills, with an interest in relationship-building and cultivating alliance membership.

Experience with project management and organizational oversight (including corporate governance, finances and budgeting).

Organized, self-motivated and proactive.

Location: New York City

Compensation: This is a part-time salaried position. Compensation is competitive with peer non-profit groups.

To Apply: To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and two professional references to Please no phone calls.

Closing Date: Open until filled, but applicants are encouraged to submit by February 16, 2018.

Creating an Alliance to Achieve 80x50 - Panel Discussion

Please join us for a panel discussion on efforts to build an alliance and cooperate cross-sector to help New York City achieve greenhouse gas emissions reductions of 80% by the year 2050. The discussion will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fordham Gabelli School of Business (McNally Auditorium, 140 West 62 St. New York, NY 10023).

The City of New York has set an ambitious goal of reducing carbon emissions City-wide by 80 percent by 2050. If that goal is to be achieved, our sectors and citizens must work together to do so. The NYC Climate Action Alliance will be holding a panel discussion focused on how New York City’s businesses, institutions, NGOs and individuals can collaborate to assist the City in achieving its objective. The program will focus on what the City is doing to advance its 80x50 goal, how New York City businesses, institutions and NGOs are supporting the City in reaching 80x50 and the progress being made by the NYC Climate Action Alliance towards creating a multi-sector alliance to amplify these actions.


  • Mark Chambers, Director, Mayor's Office of Sustainability
  • Marcia Bystryn, President, New York League of Conservation Voters
  • Peggy Shepard, Executive Director, WE ACT
  • Amy Turner, Co-Founder, NYC Climate Action Alliance; Co-Chair NYCBA Environmental Law Committee
  • Richard Yancey, Executive Director, Building Energy Exchange

Moderator: J. Kevin Healy, Bryan Cave LLP, Co-Chair NYCBA Environmental Law Committee

Host and Co-Sponsors: The discussion will be hosted by the Fordham Social Innovation Collaboratory and co-sponsored by the NYC Climate Action Alliance, the New York League of Conservation Voters and the New York City Bar Association.

To register: