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Driven By Impact: Releasing our Job Seeker Playbook!

Your weekly recap + new climate jobs!

Driven By Impact: Releasing our Job Seeker Playbook!

Driven By Impact 🌱

Edition 26: October 12, 2023


Join us for an exciting webinar where we unveil the 2023 Climate Job Seeker Playbook on 10/24 at 12 pm EST!

​The Climate People team invites you to explore the depths of the playbook, engage with fellow participants in breakout rooms, and have your climate job search questions answered.

​During this session, we will unveil our highly-anticipated 30-page how-to guide, equipping you with the essential tools for your climate job search. Gain exclusive access to our comprehensive playbook, covering a wide range of topics including:

​- Establishing a solid foundation for your job search
- Understanding the essence of a climate job
- Mastering networking techniques and templates
- Excelling in interviews with best practices
- Navigating offer negotiations successfully, and much more!

​Don't miss out on this invaluable opportunity to level up your climate job search.


→ Join us for a live workshop on "How to Become More Confident" in your job search, featuring esteemed life coach Katharina Hellman! Gain invaluable tips and tricks to overcome self-doubt, debunk career misconceptions, and elevate your confidence. Mark your calendars for the event on 11/13 at 11 am EST. We look forward to seeing you there!

→ Join Climate People on 11/9 at 12 pm EST for “Impactful Interactions: A Networking Workshop” event with Laurie McGinley. Even if you loath networking, you'll walk away feeling better about it with tools to tap into the opportunities that effective networking brings into your life. Register for the event here, you won’t want to miss it!

→ Missed last week’s edition? It was a jam-packed one! Check it out here.

→ Our next "Breaking into Climate" webinar is next week Sign up for October’s upcoming session. We go over the climate basics and help you set your job search up for success.

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→‍ Why is the climate job search so difficult? Here are some of the reasons and some solutions to help you land a job!

→ Ready to make a difference in the fight against climate change but not sure where to start? We've got you covered! We've curated a list of expert climate career coaches who are eager to help you navigate your journey in climate.

→ Hiring climate talent? It’s a tricky space to navigate. We put together an in-depth guide to help make the process smoother for you. Interested in learning more? We’d love to set up a 30-min coffee chat to answer all your questions!

→ Want to kickstart your climate networking? Search the #opendoorclimate to find hundreds of climate professionals who are ready to share their advice!


Professionals often limit their climate tech job search to traditional VC-backed startups, overlooking the significant influence of non-traditional sectors on climate outcomes. It's crucial that we redefine what a "climate job" is. The fight against climate change demands all sectors' participation, not just 'climate companies'. Industries like commercial real estate, logistics, and waste management play instrumental roles in our sustainable future transition. Even corporations, particularly in the US, can make a greater climate impact with climate-driven individuals at their helm.

If you're looking for a climate job, think unconventionally. Don't limit yourself to climate startups. Opportunities abound where your unique skills can drive impactful change, even in non-climate core businesses. Remember, every job can be a climate job (as coined by Project Drawdown) with the right mindset. Let's redefine what it means to have a climate job and shape our desired future.


➵ Join the climate solution revolution and make a tangible impact on our planet's future! Our client, a trailblazing global technology and climate impact organization, is on the hunt for an innovative Head of Product. This role is at the heart of their mission to transform how environmental data is utilized, offering an unmatched opportunity to lead product development for their groundbreaking climate data software. You'll be at the helm of shaping product strategies, ensuring customer satisfaction, managing quality control, and driving iterative processes.

➵ Are you ready to make a significant impact on the global climate crisis? Our client, a pioneering global technology and climate impact organization, is currently seeking a highly skilled and passionate individual to join their team as the Head of Business Development. This leadership role offers an unparalleled opportunity to shape business development strategies, manage global sales processes, and contribute to revenue generation in alignment with the company's strategic goals. Preferred candidates will have prior experience in at least one of the core segments: Financial Services, Carbon Project Market, Corporates with Supply Chain/ Land holdings, Carbon portfolios.

➵ Join a dynamic advisory firm that has secured over $1.7B in government funding, focusing on industrial decarbonization and clean energy programs. We're seeking a Senior Grant Manager who can lead the process of content creation. You'll manage the entire grant writing and submission process, develop impactful white papers, and strategize on how clients can address key policy goals. If you have a knack for crafting compelling narratives, a track record of successful grant proposals, and at least 4 years of experience in federal government grant or technical-policy writing, this is the opportunity for you. A degree in a hard-science or engineering domain is required.

➵ Our client, a pioneering startup in the cultivated meats industry, is seeking a Process Modeling and Optimization Engineer to join their dynamic team. This role involves creating robust data pipelines, developing reliable control algorithms, and optimizing cell culture processes. The ideal candidate will have an MS or Ph.D. in a relevant field, experience in numerical simulation of dynamic systems, and expertise in statistical modeling. This is a fantastic opportunity for a self-motivated individual with a strong entrepreneurial spirit to work in a fast-paced, creative environment and play a pivotal role in the commercialization of next-generation bioreactors.

➵ Join an innovative global consultancy that's making a difference by helping companies secure large-scale grant funding for impactful climate solutions. As Lead Grants Manager, you'll leverage your expertise in grant writing and management to develop and scale high-impact projects. This role involves proactive collaboration with clients to refine project strategies, enhancing funding opportunities. You'll also coordinate with senior staff to bring forth top-quality proposals. Ideal candidates have at least 5 years of experience in a similar role, hold a BS in a scientific/technical field (advanced degrees preferred), and possess a strong understanding of the urgency to address climate change.

That's all for this edition! Stay tuned for next month's roundup. Thanks for doing your part in mobilizing a workforce transition to work on climate!

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