Apr 13, 2022

Climate Leadership Coordinator

  • Hudson Valley Regional Council
  • 105 Ann Street, Newburgh, NY, USA
Full-Time Civic Engagement Client/Customer Service Sustainability

Job Description

The Hudson Valley Regional Council (HVRC) is seeking applicants for a full-time Climate Leadership Coordinator.  The successful applicant will carry out tasks related to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Climate Leadership Support Services Program for the seven-county Mid-Hudson Region.

Duties of a Climate Leadership Coordinator will primarily include delivering technical assistance services and guidance to local governments interested in greenhouse gas emissions inventories and climate action planning.  Duties to include:

  • Assist local governments in completing government operations and community greenhouse gas emissions inventories, and in benchmarking the energy use of municipal buildings.
  • Assist local governments in developing climate action plans to set goals and explore mechanisms for emissions reductions and climate mitigation.  
  • Assist local governments in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by connecting them with energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy project opportunities.  Identify and connect communities with other relevant grant opportunities.
  • Conduct local presentations and on-site trainings / workshops to groups of interested local officials and community stakeholders on program-specific topics.
  • Coordinate with territory contractors on the development of climate adaptation / resilience plans and climate vulnerability assessments.
  • As needed, assist local governments with understanding and completing actions toward Climate Smart Communities Certification.
  • As needed, assist local governments with understanding and completing actions in the NYSERDA Clean Energy Communities Program.
  • Regular maintenance of information on community progress and grant project completion, partnerships, meetings, referrals, and other activities through all necessary reporting platforms.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Hiring Organization

Hudson Valley Regional Council


Minimum qualifications are a master’s degree in urban planning, environmental science, geography, or a related field and one year’s experience, or a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, environmental science, geography or a related field, three years’ experience in sustainability, energy or urban planning.  Must be knowledgeable about climate action planning, clean energy, NY State local government operations, and NYSDEC and NYSERDA programs.  Must be collaborative, passionate, able to work independently within programmatic structures, and motivated to make new contacts and engage communities.  Must have strong public speaking and writing skills as well as experience with outreach and engagement to a variety of stakeholders, including clarity of presentation and facility with gauging audiences.  Must possess proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Teams); facility with Salesforce Customer Relations Management system and social media welcomed.  Position requires use of own vehicle for off-site travel, including ongoing evening meetings throughout the Mid-Hudson Region; travel expenses reimbursed at federal rates.  Working proficiency in Spanish welcomed.  Must reside in one of the seven Mid-Hudson counties.  Position reports to the Mid-Hudson Clean Energy Communities Manager.  Salary commensurate with experience.

Industry/Service Area

Community/Capacity Building, Education, Environment




Hudson Valley Regional Council is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Paid time off; health, dental, & vision insurance; flexible schedule; disability insurance & workers compensation; parental leave.

Application Instructions

Please email your cover letter, résumé, and position-related writing sample to the attention of Deputy Executive Director Carla Castillo at ccastillo@hudsonvalleyrc.org by 4:00pm on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

Apply Now