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External Affairs Manager

Woodwell Climate Research Center
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Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) conducts science for solutions at the nexus of climate, people, and nature. We partner with leaders and communities for just meaningful impact to address the climate crisis.


The External Affairs Manager assists with effective delivery of Woodwell science to partners, decision makers and policymakers. The External Affairs Manager is responsible for providing strategic, tactical, and organizational support to Woodwells strategic initiatives.


  • Assist Chief of External Affairs in managing the External Affairs Department

  • Project manage strategic initiative focused on risk assessments for local, regional, and national governments. Ensure delivery of high-quality reports to relevant policymakers.

  • Document and track project objectives

  • Assist in the strategic and graphical creation of presentation and meeting materials for scientists as well as the Chief of External Affairs

  • Establish and maintain regularly scheduled meetings

  • Effectively manage all project schedule dates to meet or exceed scheduled milestones

  • Build and maintain positive relationships with external partners, as well as Woodwell stakeholders

  • Build and maintain collaborative cross-functional relationships

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in business, public policy, political science, or demonstrated a minimum of 2 years of experience in one or more of these areas.

  • Highly organized, attention to detail, results-oriented.
    Exceptional written, oral and presentation skills.

  • Ability to translate complex material into clear, engaging language for a variety of audiences

  • Strong editing skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office computer programs.

  • Ability to creatively find solutions to challenges.

  • Ability to anticipate, manage and resolve conflicts.

  • Extensive experience in communications and public relations

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines

  • Team player with leadership skills, abilities and desire to interact with people at all levels.

Application review will be ongoing.

Desired Start Date: April 2023

Classification and Compensation: This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position, the annual salary range is $75,000 $90,000 dependent on qualifications/experience. The selected candidate will work remotely from where they are based or from the Woodwell headquarters in Falmouth, MA. Please note, regardless of where an individual is based, the candidate will be required to work on ET time (9am ET to 5pm ET). Woodwell offers a generous benefits package and work life balance.

Location: Falmouth, Massachusetts or remote.

Application Instructions: To apply, please send your cover letter addressing your experience and qualifications in relation to the responsibilities of this position, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references as a single PDF to our careers portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please type EAMG23 on all correspondence.

Please visit Woodwell's website to learn more about Woodwells work.

Located on a 10-acre campus near the village of Woods Hole, the Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) is a private, non-profit research center. Woodwell is a leading source of climate science that drives the urgent action needed to solve climate change. Woodwell has 100+ staff members and is excited to welcome new employees to this work.

Woodwell is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Woodwell is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Woodwell


Climate change is the greatest challenge of our lifetimes. Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) understands that the climate crisisfrom causes to consequencesis inextricably linked with persistent social injustice. Effectively addressing either requires addressing both. The climate crisis demands that we bring to bear all of the knowledge, expertise, innovation, and creativity that we can collectively muster, and those who have been marginalized and disproportionately impacted must be heard.

The work Woodwell doesthe questions we ask, the ways we seek answers, and the strategies we put forwardis stronger when shaped by a diversity of knowledge, perspectives, and experiences. We strive to welcome, respect, and amplify differing voices. We value individuals as they are, with all their differences in race, age, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, language, and mental and physical abilities.

Woodwell acknowledges that our organization, and the scientific community more broadly, have a long way to go in living up to these ideals. We approach the work of improving our organization with the same ambition and commitment to systemic change that we bring to addressing climate change.

We will inevitably make mistakes, but we will continue to listen, learn, and do this critical work. We understand that this work requires an ongoing commitment from each and every one of us. We are actively engaged in building and sustaining an equitable and inclusive culture within our organization, and in fostering greater diversity in climate science.


Posted: 2023-03-15 Expires: 2023-04-16

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