Institute for Sustainable Communities Senior Program Officer Remote · Full time

Senior Program Officer


Who We Are

The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), founded in 1991, is an international climate organization with a mission to create equitable, climate change solutions around the world. We do this by forming collaborative, people-focused partnerships that support communities disproportionately impacted by the global climate crisis. For more than 30 years, ISC has utilized a unique, bottom-up approach to ensure solutions emerge from within communities, rather than being imposed from the outside.

Through a deep understanding of and commitment to communities that are the least likely to cause global climate change yet face the highest impacts, ISC develops creative and inclusive solutions, demonstrated in our work in the US and across Asia in China, India, the Mekong, and Bangladesh. We actively partner with frontline organizations, subnational governments, and the private sector to co-create programs that support underinvested communities, women, and people experiencing poverty who comprise the global majority. ISC remains cognizant of communities; varying needs, and we tailor our approach to support those needs. We believe equity and inclusion are fundamental to building healthy, prosperous, and peaceful communities and are committed to furthering equitable climate action. ISC is implementing programs in the U.S., India, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, and Bangladesh. Learn more at 

What You’ll Do:

ISC is seeking a Senior Program Officer (SPO) to provide strategic support and leadership in promoting equitable climate solutions across the United States. The SPO will play a crucial role in designing and implementing our project with the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact. The position works closely with local governments, their partners,  and other key stakeholders to facilitate collaborative climate solutions. The SPO leads in planning and program implementation, which fosters collaboration among project partners and stakeholders, designing and facilitating workshops. Additionally, the SPO leverages data and research insights to inform program design and implementation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for oversight and program management for Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact 
  • Foster strong relationships with project partners and stakeholders to support ongoing collaboration, share regional tools and knowledge and increase public engagement. 
  • Lead effective partner and process management, including multi-stakeholder collaboration, analysis, and meeting facilitation.
  • Provide Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact members with virtual and in-person ideation, technical assistance in support of the work plan. 
  • Provide project leadership to an assigned program team, ensuring successful project execution by delegating tasks and ensuring project deliverables are met on time. 

What You’ll Bring: 

  • Minimum seven years program management experience, including working with government agencies and non-profit or community-based organizations.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in environmental/climate science or related discipline.
  • Experience in working in the climate or environmental justice field.
  • Experience in program design and implementation at the Florida state level or national level.
  • Exceptional project management skills.
  • Familiarity with outreach methodology and strategies to engage multi stakeholders from varying sectors.
  • Experience effectively leading multi-stakeholder collaborations including meeting and workshop facilitation.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully developing technical assistance programs in collaboration with regional leaders.
  • Strong program leadership, communication, and relationship-building skills.
  • Proven ability to work productively with internal teams and external partners.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Passion for ISC’s mission and values.

What We Offer:

  • The salary range for this role is $75,028 - $90,034. We identify where the candidate falls within this range, based on many factors including experience and qualifications. 
  • A friendly, open work environment, excellent benefits and the opportunity to make a difference in communities around the world.
  • Medical Plan with HRA
  • Dental & Vision plan, 100% paid for employee and family members
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 403b Retirement Plan, with an automatic 2% ISC contribution and up to 4% matching contribution
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Life, AD&D, Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Casual and Flexible Work Environment
  • Appreciation of Work-Life Balance
  • Employee Assistance Program

ISC is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workplace.

We encourage all applicants, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, and ability, to apply. 


$75,028 - $90,034 per year