Climate Campaign Program Manager – US

04 Sep, 2023


Climate Campaign Program Manager – US

Mercy Corps
Portland, OR/Washington, DC/Remote

Location: Portland, OR, or Washington, DC or Remote US

Valid unrestricted work authorization in the country in which you will be based (United States) is required at the time of application for this position.

Position Status: Full-time, Regular, Exempt

Salary: Starting salary for this role will be $64,000 – $76,000, commensurate on experience.

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is powered by the belief that a better world is possible. To do this, we know our teams do their best work when they are diverse and every team member feels that they belong. We welcome diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be stronger and have long term impact.

The Team

The Development team works to raise private funds, cultivating and maintaining relationships with private donors; define the agency’s brand, raising our public profile and sharing stories about our work by engaging with the media, the public, and our supporters; and producing a wide range of online and offline communications. We are passionate about Mercy Corps’ mission and dedicated to supporting our worldwide team that’s improving the lives of 30 million people in more than 40 countries.


In support of that mission, the Foundations team (CFT) manages Mercy Corps’ relationships with major US foundations by co-creating strategically restricted grants and leading Big Bet proposal processes. We set bold agency-wide strategies, manage relationships with foundation partners, and support relationships initiated by our RD and program colleagues around the world.

The Position

The Campaign Program Manager will drive implementation of campaign elements, ensure team remains on track, report on progress against goals, ensure coordination between teams and departments, and manage distribution of flexible funds through proposed processes, in partnership with a fund manager. The Campaign Program Manager will work closely with campaign leadership, fundraising teams, management and support staff (including finance, administration and program) to ensure day-to-day activities are implemented according to schedule, budget, and required quality. The Campaign Program Manager will develop and provide regular team-wide updates and support campaign leadership and advisory committees with coordination and necessary reports. The Campaign Program Manager will assist the Senior Director, Foundation Partnerships and campaign leadership with a strategic plan for the implementation of the campaign, including identifying target areas/projects, methods of operation for effective programming and maximum results.

Essential Responsibilities


  • Develop and manage implementation workplan and calendar which will be inclusive of various workstreams, including leadership/committee engagement, pipeline management, reporting, materials development, executive outreach, internal communications, and external communications.
  • Track operations related to the campaign according to the work plan and implementation strategies.
  • Troubleshoot, as needed, to prevent disruptions in activities.


  • Manage and support weekly or bi-weekly campaign team meetings, including leadership and advisory committee and other structures as necessary.


  • Share information with the climate campaign leadership to ensure overall project targets and donor obligations are being achieved. Troubleshoot on reporting and implementation needs. Advise supervisor on suggested improvements and necessities, as required.
  • Work with campaign leadership and the Program Quality (PAQ) team to devise, track, and report on impact metrics.
  • Coordinate with CFT grant support and development operations teams to ensure that all research, gifts, pledges, visit reports, notes are properly logged in the pipeline management system and in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Draft campaign progress reports and develop and provide regular team-wide updates.
  • Develop and support internal processes for pooled fund allocations, monitoring and tracking in coordination with the Programs team, campaign leadership, and the Climate Campaign Fund Manager.


  • Drive campaign activity through effective back-office support, including moves management, meeting preparation and briefings, and supporting drafting of outreach and follow-ups in coordination with frontline fundraisers.
  • Provide project management support for preparations for trips and meetings (draft talking points, coordinate prep and follow up for ET members prior to meeting with a foundation donor).

Supervisory Responsibility


Reports Directly To: Senior Director, Foundation Partnerships
Works Directly With: Directors of Foundation Partnerships, key stakeholders in Resource Development, Regional Program Team, including Program Officers, Country Directors, and Technical Advisors; Finance, and the Technical Support Unit.

Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Minimum Qualifications & Transferable Skills

  • Proven ability to manage projects and competing priorities. Excellent project and work management skills: ability to organize, determine priorities, and follow through promptly.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years increasingly responsible work with program or fundraising teams. Fundraising campaign management experience, a plus.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent problem solving, interpersonal, and intercultural skills.
  • Ability to work in teams to develop and execute strategy.
  • Understanding of climate adaptation, international aid and development required
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with diverse strategic outcomes.
  • Knowledge and proficiency at an intermediate or higher level of the Microsoft Office suite, including Teams, Sharepoint, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Interested in this role but it’s not quite the right match? Applicants who meet some but not all of or exceed the above criteria are still encouraged to apply! We are eager to speak with candidates with diverse backgrounds.

Success Factors

The successful Climate Campaign Program Manager will be an outstanding project manager and relationship builder, particularly with internal Mercy Corps stakeholders. They will skillfully coordinate cross-functional teams to complete projects and work required to move relationships forward and help Mercy Corps reach its campaign goals. They will be able to articulate Mercy Corps’ mission and engagement opportunities with passion and professionalism.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions

The position is U.S. based, open to remote, location subject to review and approval. Most of the team is based in Portland, OR, with representation in Washington, DC and a presence in NY.

Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Ongoing Learning

In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.

We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics

Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC and have signed on to the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct elearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

As a safeguarding measure, Mercy Corps screens all potential US-Based employees. This is done following the conclusion of recruitment and prior to assuming full employment.

Our screening process is designed to be transparent and completed in partnership with new Team Members. You will have the opportunity to disclose any prior convictions at the conclusion of the recruitment process before the check is initiated. We ask that you do not disclose any prior convictions in your application materials or during the recruitment process.

Covid-19 Vaccine Policy for US-Based Employees

Mercy Corps has determined that, in an effort to protect the health, safety, and well-being of all Mercy Corps employees working in the United States, all U.S.-based employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, regardless of prior COVID-19 infection status. This policy is necessary to ensure not only the safety of our workforce, but the ongoing functionality of the organization.

This policy will be revised as needed to comply with federal, state, and local requirements, and to respond to changing guidance from public health authorities.

For new employees this requirement goes into effect within 10 business days of employment.  Team members that travel are expected to comply with host-country requirements, including vaccinations.  Failure to comply may impact your employment.  Proof of vaccination or exemption must be provided.



Job posted: 2023-09-04