World Resource Institute is hiring a
This position is remote-eligible and only for consideration within the United States where WRI is state registered. Existing work authorization is required at the time of application submission. WRI is unable to sponsor any visa work sponsorship for this position.
About the Program:
The Communications Lead is part of the WRI Cities Urban Development team and Global Communications team and reports to the UrbanShift Senior Manager and the WRI Ross Center Director for Global Communications and Engagement. The Communications Lead will manage communication and storytelling efforts for UrbanShift (formerly called the Sustainable Cities Impact Program). UrbanShift was officially launched in September 2021 during Climate Week NYC and supports cities in Asia, Africa and Latin America to adopt integrated, equitable and low-carbon approaches to urban development. The program is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and led by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), working in partnership with WRI, ICLEI, C40, the World Bank, UNDP and the Asian Development Bank. In its current iteration, UrbanShift brings together 23 cities from 9 countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Rwanda and Sierra Leone) and a wide range of stakeholders to facilitate sustainable and integrated urban transformation in the regions of practice. Our approach to achieving this transformation is two-fold: local, city-level pilot projects combined with a global knowledge and capacity-building platform. WRI manages UrbanShift’s global platform.
In this role, you will initiate, produce and promote communications products that align with UrbanShift’s brand and showcase our local and global activities to key external and internal audiences. These products include publications, blogs, emails, newsletters, social media, webinars, videos, online courses, in-person workshops, international conferences, and an overall communications strategy for the program. You will also have the opportunity to engage with cutting-edge research and learning on urban sustainability topic such as nature-based solutions, circular economy, climate action planning, climate finance, geospatial analysis and gender-sensitive urban planning. You’ll assist the project management team in coordinating with UrbanShift’s international partners and organizing virtual and in-person capacity-building events, and you’ll liaise with consultants and vendors to manage the production of deliverables that require specialized skills. Your work will be coordinated through the WRI Cities Global Communications team in order to ensure consistency and amplify the impact of the project, while also providing additional capacity for key activities. For more information about UrbanShift, visit the website, check out the teaser video, follow us on Twitter, and consult the Annual Report, which was launched at UrbanShift’s side event at COP27.
What will you do:
What will you need:
**Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors.
How to Apply:
Please submit a resume with cover letter by the date of February 3, 2023. You must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.
What we offer:
Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.
The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.
Our mission and values:
WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.
WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.
Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.**