Managed by the City of Cleveland Mayor's Office of Sustainability, Sustainable Cleveland engages people from all walks of life, working towards designing and developing a thriving green city on a blue lake. The City of Cleveland is committed to advancing climate action and our work centers around the climate goals and progress outlined within the Cleveland Climate Action Plan, our open positions will help us accelerate climate progress within Cleveland and the Northeast region and implement important work by strengthening our economy, cleaning the environment, and improving the health and wellness of our communities and neighborhoods.
Assistant Director of Sustainability & Climate Justice
The Assistant Director will assist in the management of the overall day-to-day operations and personnel of the Mayor's Office of Sustainability (& Climate Justice) to assure the successful achievement of the office's vision, mission, and program objectives. The Assistant Director provides mentoring, supervision and technical assistance to all staff. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director / Chief of Sustainability & Climate Justice. The position assumes all duties of the Director / Chief of Sustainability & Climate Justice in their absence and supervises all employees within the department, in conjunction with Director or Chief.
The Decabonization Strategist will be a strategic thinker and doer to support the specific focus of decarbonization as a strategic lens for updating and enhancing the Cleveland Climate Action Plan, as well as any related activities guided by this plan. Some key skills that will be needed for success in this position are the ability to quantify carbon emissions for energy, transportation, and building infrastructure systems and carbon sequestration potential for nature-based solutions, strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines with high attention to detail, and the ability to translate technical information and goals into specific action steps necessary to cause public policy changes to be adopted.
The purpose of this position is to provide strategic leadership and support for the specific focus on decarbonization as a strategic lens for updating and enhancing the Cleveland Climate Action Plan and related activities guided by this plan to decidedly align with the Paris Agreement in a quantifiable manner.
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