The Senior Program Officer (SPO) leads a project team and is responsible for the support of the ongoing design, development, and implementation of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact. The SPO manages the Compact's secretariat functions with direction from the Director of Urban Resilience and the Compact's Staff Steering Committee. The position is responsible for high quality coordination between the Compact parties, other key stakeholders, and ISC staff to deliver a series of capacity-building activities to advance regional resilience, sustainability and emission reduction objectives, stakeholder engagement and outreach, program analysis to identify promising practices for application in the region, program design and implementation, and monitoring and evaluating.
This position is located in Southeast Florida under a work-from-home arrangement or shared office space with remote supervision. Extensive travel within the region (Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach Counties) is required; some travel outside the region is required.
- Provide strategic leadership in identifying opportunities for advancing the Compact and its objectives to include analyzing trends in national and local sustainability and resilience action for application in Southeast Florida, identifying potential partnerships beneficial to advancing the Compact, and developing ideas for expanding and deepening the impact of the Compact programming in Southeast Florida.
- Provide project management and direction to an ISC team of distributed staff for supporting Compact communications, event logistics, Compact working groups, Compact publications, and other events/materials from the Compact as defined by annual work plans.
- Provide technical assistance to stakeholders in implementing recommendations from the Regional Climate Action Plan drawing from the incumbent’s professional training and experience, ISC’s extensive library of case studies and resources, and examples from other jurisdictions across the United States and around the world.
- Provide effective relationship management between ISC and the Compact’s Staff Steering Committee and among members of the Staff Steering Committee to foster ongoing productive relationships. Serve as a representative of the Staff Steering Committee to external stakeholders and partners as required by the Staff Steering Committee or ISC to further the purposes of the Compact.
- Broad knowledge of and experience with community-based programs designed to promote climate adaptation or mitigation and build equitable, resilient communities;
- Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;
- Demonstrated experience in facilitation and/or conflict resolution;
- Strong research and analytical skills;
- Good budgeting skills;
- Strong work ethic, personal integrity and self-starter attitude;
- Ability to identify and seize strategic opportunities to advance the Compact;
- Ability to effectively manage contractors;
- Ability to work productively with diverse individuals from disparate backgrounds;
- Ability to work positively and effectively both as a leader and as a member of cross-functional work teams;
- Ability to work as a highly productive independent contributor when necessary;
- Ability to provide leadership and project management for team projects, prioritizing work assignments, and managing to appropriate deadlines;
- Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing priorities and ability to meet deadlines;
- Proficient in use of Microsoft Office suite, data processing, email, Internet browsers, and other software.
- Master's degree in a related field.
- Five years of relevant professional experience, preferably in a sustainablility role for a local government or other large institution, or public health, economic development, social service or similar NGO.
- Project design and implementation experience.
- Willingness and ability to travel.
- Fluency in Spanish and/or Creole preferred, but not required.
- Commitment to ISC’s mission and goals.