Save the Children
Director, Humanitarian Climate Crisis Unit (Biotech)
The Director, Humanitarian Climate Crisis Unit (HCCU) will be responsible for leadership and strategic direction of Save the Children US' first ever climate crisis team. In addition to overall strategic leadership, fundraising and onboarding of team members, the Director will be expected to achieve three key objectives in the first two years. First, the Director will need to establish core partnerships across the technology and academic space to ensure better design and utilization of tools for predicting climate crises. Second, the Director will be expected to oversee key research on climate induced displacement and the humanitarian impact of climate change on children. Third, the Director is expected to develop mechanisms across the global Save the Children movement to ensure that predictive tools and findings from research are enabling early action. As the leading technical expert on the humanitarian impacts of the Climate Crisis, the post holder will represent SCUS externally and internally including with partners, donors and in movement-wide working groups.
What You'll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
Strategic Leadership (35%)
Build Partnerships and Develop Predictive Tools (25%)
Engage in Early Action Programs (20%)
Oversee Research (10%)
Managing Key Personnel (10%)
Why you should join the Save the Children Team…
Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.
Click here to learn more about how Save the Children US will invest in YOU!
About Save the Children
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children's policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.
We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.