About the Organization

ClimateWorks Foundation is a global organization committed to our mission: to end the climate crisis by amplifying the power of philanthropy. Since our founding in 2008, we have awarded over $1 billion in grants to more than 500 organizations advancing climate solutions around the world. We helped grow the field of climate philanthropy to where it stands today, establishing infrastructure, global networks, and momentum for continued growth. Through our Global Programs and Services we equip philanthropy with global knowledge, networks, and solutions to drive climate progress.

Scaling solutions: Our collaborative Global Programs — focused on solution areas including carbon dioxide removal, cooling, industry, transportation, and more — produce results that are bending the greenhouse gas emissions curve. From the U.S. to Europe, China, Brazil, and beyond, we collaborate with a diverse community of funders, NGOs, and climate leaders to accelerate just and equitable climate solutions.
Guiding and supporting funders: Our Global Services provide funders with comprehensive resources to assess, build, evolve, and execute high-impact climate-giving strategies. Our Global Intelligence service equips funders and the climate community with climate insights to pinpoint opportunities for impact and philanthropic insights to help identify investment priorities. We facilitate Global Collaborations that enable funders to increase individual and collective impact. Our Global Grantmaking services enable funders to invest in climate solutions around the world.
Fostering collaboration, exploration, and growth: Our collaborative approach and commitment to learning ensures that we continuously explore innovative ideas and emerging opportunities — all with the aim of scaling philanthropy-supported initiatives to help end the climate crisis.
As experts in climate science, public policy, economic and social analysis, and strategic philanthropy, ClimateWorks’ staff understands the multi-faceted challenges and opportunities of climate change. We are researchers, strategists, collaborators, and grantmakers who care passionately about our mission. For more information, please visit www.climateworks.org.

Job Summary
The Manager, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MMEL) will support evaluation and learning for ClimateWorks itself and support learning for other foundations and partners we work with in close collaboration with the Director, Evaluation and Learning. The MMEL will support the Director to manage evaluations, design and facilitate learning within ClimateWorks and with partners, conduct data analysis, prepare data visuals and brief reports, and communicate results and learning within and beyond ClimateWorks. The MMEL will assist in the design and use of outcomes and indictors to support adaptive management and to demonstrate progress and results across the organization. The MMEL will also support staff to enhance our work on equity and racial, social and environmental justice. While some of the work will include day-to-day management and logistics and some administrative tasks, it will also include primary responsibility for some individual workstreams.

Essential Tasks

  • Contributing to learning across ClimateWorks and the climate funder ecosystem
  • Provide thought partnership for the design of new learning work
  • Conduct data analysis
  • Develop and review report-outs, including memos, figures, slide decks and other communications products
  • Facilitate and support emergent learning
  • Supporting management of on-going and new evaluations and other learning work
  • Provide administrative and other support to management of evaluation and learning projects, including project management for planning, timelines and logistics; keeping inputs from a variety of stakeholders on track; supporting contracting of consultants; arranging interviews and meetings; etc.
  • Recruit evaluation and learning consultants
  • Manage evaluation and learning projects, including managing consultants
  • Provide clear feedback on draft reports, memos, slide decks, and other items produced by others
  • Demonstrating progress and results
  • Support collaborative design and use of theories of change and results frameworks
  • Support collaborative design and use of quantitative and qualitative outcomes and indicators to track progress and demonstrate results
  • Support proposal design, including working with staff on the above
  • Support evidence-based adaptive management, decision-making, and program design
  • Support reporting on grants
  • Facilitating learning: Design and support in-person and virtual meetings and workshops, using adult learning methods
  • Supporting work on equity and justice: Support deepening incorporation of diversity, equity and inclusion and racial, social and environmental justice approaches and metrics into ClimateWorks’ work
  • Supporting communication: Draft or produce reports, memos, slide decks and other materials to communicate with a variety of stakeholders
  • Other tasks and workstreams based on the MMELs skills and ClimateWorks’ needs

ClimateWorks offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience (geographic differential may apply—if applicable).

This position is classified as US Flexible. Exceptional candidates can work from the SF office or from other locations, geographic differential applied to compensation based on local cost of labor with expectation that remote employees attend all key organization wide in person meetings and other convenings as needed. ClimateWorks is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Commitment to Racial and Social Justice
At ClimateWorks Foundation, we are driven by our vision of creating a thriving planet for all living beings for generations to come. We aim to foster an inclusive workplace that values diverse lived experiences and emphasizes the voices of marginalized people — especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color — who are most vulnerable to climate impacts, and whose voices, ideas, and leadership are crucial to winning the climate fight.

To ensure that we are making meaningful progress, we have made a set of diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments across all dimensions of our work to further our mission and realize our vision. For more information, please visit: Fostering Racial and Social Justice in Pursuit of our Mission

To Apply
ClimateWorks Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool. The Foundation recognizes diversity as an asset essential to accomplishing its work and views diversity as encompassing differences in race and gender/gender identity, as well as age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, job skills, education, and geographic location. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

To be considered for this position, interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter. This position will remain open until filled.

Required Qualifications
Must Have

Skills and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree required
  • 5-7 years of relevant, professional experience focused on monitoring, evaluation, and learning
  • Experience working in climate change, public policy, international development, and/or racial and social justice in philanthropic, NGO, coalition, legislative or advocacy communities
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative data gathering and analysis skills, including survey design
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, excellent attention to detail and ability to set priorities and complete projects in a timely manner
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communications skills
  • Strong facilitation, interpersonal, intercultural and team building skills
  • Ability and willingness to do the day to day administrative aspects of the role
  • High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint


  • Proven diplomatic approach, with sound professional judgment, discretion in handling sensitive matters, flexibility, and problem-solving skills in a multi-stakeholder environment
  • The highest level of personal and professional integrity and quality standards
  • Enthusiastic and natural team player the ability to work with cross-functional, virtual, and diverse teams
  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize time, projects, and budgets
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently (both virtually and in-person) with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work within the Pacific time zone work day and occasionally take early or late calls to accommodate different time zones where needed
  • Commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable work environment
  • Commitment to ClimateWorks’ mission and values

Nice to Have

  • Advanced degree strongly preferred—with an educational background in evaluation, social science, research methods, environmental sciences, and/or public policy desired.
  • Experience and comfort working in a highly collaborative and deadline-driven professional environment
  • Skilled in the use of data visualization approaches and tools
  • Experience working in service to broad range of clients and stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with philanthropic giving and with emergent learning

ClimateWorks offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience (geographic differential applied based on location). This position will be located in San Francisco, CA.

Healthcare Plans:
Multiple options available through Kaiser & UHC

HMO – 100% coverage for employee and dependents
POS – Employee pays difference beyond HMO coverage (3 out of 4 POS options are at 100% coverage for employee and dependents)
Dental –100% coverage for employee and dependents
Vision – 100% coverage for employee and dependents
Fertility Benefit

Fertility care through Carrot Fertility. Access to on-demand doctor-approved content, pregnancy support, and virtual chats with medical, legal, and regulatory experts.
Disability Benefit (long and short-term)

Life Insurance (3x base salary up to $750k for employee only)


20 days (1st year)
25 days (2nd – 8th year)
30 days (9th year)

11 Observed and 2 floating
401k Plan

After 6 months of service, CWF automatically contributes 9% of gross earnings per pay period to retirement fund*
After 6 months of service, CWF matches 100% of employee contributions up to a max of 6% of gross earnings per pay period*
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