Justice Climate Fund, Inc Executive Assistant & Board Liaison Remote · Full time

JCF seeks an Executive Assistant and Board Liaison to provide administrative and project management support to the CEO and leadership team.

Description

The Justice Climate Fund (JCF) is a purpose-built, non-profit corporation created to lead a national coalition to deliver on its successful application for the Clean Communities Investment Accelerator program (CCIA), a program of the EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF).


The Justice Climate Fund will maximize its $940 million award to achieve the GGRF’s goals of rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions, transforming low income and disadvantaged communities through increased benefits (environmental, energy, climate, health and economic) and attracting matching private capital for investment into qualified projects. The CCIA program specifically awarded funds for JCF to:


1) Develop and administer training to build green financing capacity for CDFIs,

2) Provide other technical assistance services to assist in building demand for qualified green lending projects,

3) grants to qualified community lenders to a) enable the design, development and launch of new green financing programs and b) capitalize these qualified community lenders to build demonstration portfolios and attract additional private capital.


While JCF is a new organization, it is supported by and draws from the experience of its founding members that represent a broad cross-section of environmental justice, community development finance, impact investing and other organizations. JCF’s coalition includes over a dozen technical assistance partners who will not only help deliver technical assistance services to community lenders but also help reach community lenders that are best positioned to serve low-income and disadvantaged communities across the country, and already serve 84% of Justice40 communities. 


About the Position


JCF is a selectee of the CCIA program, part of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF), to affordably finance clean energy projects that promise to deliver healthier air, greener transportation, cleaner water, and better-paying jobs to communities across the country. With its award, JCF will stand up a Community-Based Green Lender Certification Program to ensure that community lenders – especially U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution Banks (CDFI Banks), Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs) small and large CDFI loan funds directly serving communities that the program targets receive funding.


To move JCF to its next level of success, JCF seeks an Executive Assistant and Board Liaison to provide administrative and project management support to the CEO and leadership team. Reporting to the CEO, the Assistant is also the primary administrative liaison to JCF’s Board of Directors and its committees.


This is a fully remote position based in Washington, DC.


Job Responsibilities


Executive Support

  • Provide administrative support to the CEO and other executives while maintaining high levels of discretion, professionalism, judgment, and attention to detail
  • Expertly manage and prioritize the CEO’s and other identified calendars, focusing on productivity, urgency, and stakeholder needs
  • Arrange comprehensive travel plans and coordinate high-profile events and meetings for the CEO and leadership team
  • Act as a gatekeeper by screening and prioritizing CEO’s communications
  • Effectively communicate and partner with various internal and external stakeholders, ensuring smooth collaboration and coordination
  • Assist in developing and organizing support materials for meetings and conferences (e.g., slide decks, presentations, meeting materials, etc.)
  • Prepare and submit expense reports
  • Work closely with the CEO and other executives to implement office policies and procedures as needed
  • Assist with special projects and ad-hoc assignments as directed by management·


Board Support

  • Schedule and provide logistical support for Board and committee meetings
  • Create and maintain annual calendars and term sheets
  • Distribute all Board and committee meeting reminders, agendas, reports, and special mailings
  • Prepare binders and organize logistics for board events
  • Maintain official minutes for Board and committee meetings
  • Maintain Board distribution lists and contact information


Qualifications


  • 7+ years of relevant experience in senior-level administrative support to an executive and/or Board
  • Must be deeply aligned with JCF’s mission, demonstrating a genuine passion for and experience in environmental justice and community lending
  • Ability to manage multiple complex calendars
  • Ability to adapt and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Start-up experience a plus
  • Event planning experience
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Ability to work independently and to be resourceful with minimal supervision
  • Team player with a positive attitude
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to think strategically and adapt to changing business environments
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and passion for building and growing businesses
  • Ability to travel


Benefits and Perks


  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive health benefits package
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Professional development funds and opportunities
  • Collaborative and inclusive organizational culture


An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity


The Justice Climate Fund (JCF) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity, we consider applicants equally without regard to age, race, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, national origin, on the basis of genetic information, political affiliation, pregnancy, or veteran status.

Salary

$90,000 - $110,000 per year