Elon University

Washington University in St. Louis

EarthxTV & EarthxWomen

Matthew Shambroom

As Operations Project Manager at Project Drawdown, Matthew leads a wide variety of projects across the recruiting, HR, technology, and finance areas of the organization.

Prior to joining Project Drawdown, he led finance and operations for a variety of climate-focused organizations including Blu Skye Consulting, Yerdle, and Generous Films, where he produced the short film series Let Science Speak. He has a diverse background encompassing finance, technology, HR, and project management, and a passion for doing well by doing good.

Matthew’s undergraduate coursework was in Economics at the University of Rochester, and he is currently enrolled in the Climate Change and Health program at Yale’s School of Public Health. 

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About Project Drawdown

The World’s Leading Resource for Climate Solutions

Project Drawdown is a nonprofit organization that seeks to help the world reach “Drawdown”— the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline. Since the 2017 publication of the New York Times bestseller Drawdown, the organization has emerged as a leading resource for information and insight about climate solutions. Cities, universities, corporations, philanthropies, policymakers, communities, educators, activists, and more turn to Project Drawdown, as they look to advance effective climate action. We aim to support the growing constellation of efforts to move climate solutions forward and move the world toward Drawdown—as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible.

See The Drawdown Review—2020 for the latest update to our work.

Position Summary

Project Drawdown is hiring a Manager of Storytelling to help shape our impact strategy for climate solutions storytelling and to develop original climate solutions content for print and digital platforms, including our new flagship publication, The Drawdown Review.

We are looking for an expert wordsmith and storyteller, who is adept at research, editing, and project management and passionate about informing and inspiring diverse audiences around the world. The ideal candidate will be a talented and proven writer who can surface, synthesize, and bring to life stories that capture both hearts and minds and move hands to action. Creative and digital skills would be an asset.

As a small organization with a big mission, the Manager of Storytelling will need to work with independence and self-direction yet thrive in collaboration, to manage simultaneous projects and meet deadlines while sustaining creativity, and to ensure factual rigor while shaping compelling human narratives. Prior experience in climate is not a requirement, but eagerness to learn is.

This position sits at the nexus of Project Drawdown’s work in print publications, digital communication, and education. The Manager of Storytelling will report to the Director of Drawdown Learn and collaborate closely with the Editor-in-Chief of The Drawdown Review, as well as the Director of Marketing and Communication.

Project Drawdown welcomes people of all backgrounds, identities, and beliefs to join us in helping the world reach Drawdown quickly, safely, and equitably. We are a 100% remote organization based in the U.S. Candidates currently authorized to work in the United States (US Citizens, green card holders, and work visa holders), who reside anywhere within the US may apply.  

Essential Responsibilities

The Manager of Storytelling will:

  • Manage the development of climate solutions storytelling at Project Drawdown.
  • Design and execute a plan to develop original story content in alignment with the Drawdown Framework for climate solutions.
  • Create an initial body of content specifically for the 2021 publication of The Drawdown Review, with subsequent products developed through Drawdown Learn.
  • Manage workflow from concepting through research, writing, revision, and design, to ensure publication-ready content on deadline.
  • Adapt story content for various communication mediums.
  • Collaborate with key team members to shape the contours of Project Drawdown’s impact storytelling approach.
  • Collaborate as needed with freelancers, editors, fact-checkers, photographers, videographers, digital strategists, designers, etc.
  • Fulfill other tasks as requested.

Education and/or Experience

The ideal candidate will possess a combination of the following education and/or equivalent experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (required)
  • 3-5 years of experience in impact storytelling, journalism, communication, or a similar field
  • Record of success in professional settings, including writing, research, and project management
  • Background in climate or sustainability is an asset but not required
  • Experience in a small, nimble organization is an asset but not required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The qualifications listed here are necessary to perform this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Experience researching and telling stories through diverse media (e.g., print, digital, video, photography, social media, audio)
  • Experience developing strategy and project plans, as well as implementing/executing them
  • Ability to research and learn about a wide range of climate change solutions
  • Excellent written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills to engage effectively within the organization and with external collaborators/stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage workflow on deadline
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Flexibility, creativity, and tenacity
  • Fluency in English

Location

As with all positions at Project Drawdown, this one will be 100% remote. Employees can work anywhere within the United States. Candidates currently authorized to work in the United States (US Citizens, green card holders, and work visa holders), who reside anywhere within the US may apply.

Compensation

This is a full-time position with benefits. We work hard to ensure our salaries are competitive with similar leading nonprofits in major cities across America. In addition, Project Drawdown provides exceptional benefits including 4 weeks PTO (plus 6 sick days and 13 holidays/holiday closure), health/dental/vision insurance premiums 100% paid for the employees, and matching 401k. We will share compensation package details with candidates we invite into our interview process.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete our online application form. All candidates will need to upload a cover letter, their most recent resume, as well as work samples as described below:

  • Cover letter that creatively communicates who you are and your interest in this role
  • Resume detailing your professional and educational background
  • Portfolio of 3-5 pieces of your best storytelling work (please include relevant project context and details about your role or contribution)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning September 4th, 2020, until the position has been filled.


Project Drawdown is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Project Drawdown does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by law, and we will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. We strongly encourage all qualified persons worldwide to apply for this position. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and the organization’s need.


Position Description PDF

For more information contact us at jobs@drawdown.org.

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About Project Drawdown

The World’s Leading Resource for Climate Solutions

Project Drawdown is a nonprofit organization that seeks to help the world reach “Drawdown”— the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline. Since the 2017 publication of the New York Times bestseller Drawdown, the organization has emerged as a leading resource for information and insight about climate solutions. Cities, universities, corporations, philanthropies, policymakers, communities, educators, activists, and more turn to Project Drawdown, as they look to advance effective climate action. We aim to support the growing constellation of efforts to move climate solutions forward and move the world toward Drawdown—as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible.

Drawdown Labs is a consortium of businesses, impact investors, and philanthropy working collaboratively to scale climate solutions to help the world achieve Drawdown. Together, our impact will reach far beyond the operational footprints of individual entities and offer the broader world powerful, new ways to scale climate solutions and address climate change at unprecedented speed and scale.

Position Summary

Project Drawdown is seeking passionate, committed and experienced individuals to join the team at Drawdown Labs. In this role, individuals will support coordination of the Drawdown Labs consortium and assist in writing and research projects that support and motivate Labs’ business and philanthropic partners to scale climate solutions that meet the magnitude of the climate crisis.

We anticipate hiring one or two full-time people in these positions.

These positions are part of Project Drawdown’s Drawdown Labs team and will report to the Director of Drawdown Labs.

An ideal candidate will be an excellent writer and communicator, adept at research and project management and passionate about motivating and inspiring the private sector to act faster and more boldly, equipping them with the latest knowledge on climate solutions they need to do so.

Project Drawdown welcomes people of all backgrounds, identities, and beliefs to join us in helping the world reach Drawdown quickly, safely, and equitably. We are a 100% remote organization based in the U.S. Candidates currently authorized to work in the United States (US Citizens, green card holders, and work visa holders), who reside anywhere within the US may apply.

Essential Responsibilities

The Lead Writer & Researcher, Drawdown Labs will:

Overall coordination

  • Track and coordinate priorities, themes and research requests from Labs business and funder partners.
  • Provide support for coordinating virtual workshops, convenings and conferences for Drawdown Labs.
  • Assist in setting performance metrics for business members of the Drawdown Labs consortium and methodologies for assessing businesses against these metrics.
  • Assist in identifying, verifying and documenting solutions and successes of Drawdown Labs for broader public learning and awareness.

Research and analysis

  • Contribute to research and development of review articles, primers, case studies, white papers and other publications required to support businesses in scaling climate solutions.
  • Conduct stakeholder mapping in key solution areas, identifying gaps, policy barriers and investment needs to scale key climate solutions. 
  • Research existing and design innovative business models of key climate solutions.

Writing

  • Support the development and maintenance of Drawdown Labs’ newsletter. This includes identifying writing themes and drafting articles at the idea stage.
  • Based on common research themes, conceptualize graphics and other visual content to support blog posts, social media posts, and other editorial content.
  • Draft copy for web page, op-eds and marketing materials.
  • Assist with other writing and editing projects as requested.

Education and/or Experience

The ideal candidate will possess a combination of the following education and/or equivalent experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (required)
  • Strong passion for helping the world achieve Drawdown
  • 3-5 years of experience in climate-relevant field including climate science, journalism, corporate sustainability or public policy
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated experience in climate science and research
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Skilled in effectively synthesizing insights & data, and creating concise, high quality reports and presentations

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The qualifications listed here are necessary to perform this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Experience researching and telling stories through diverse media (e.g., print, digital, video, photography, social media, audio)
  • Experience developing strategy and project plans, as well as implementing/executing them
  • Ability to research and learn about a wide range of climate change solutions
  • Excellent written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills to engage effectively within the organization and with external collaborators/stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage workflow on deadline
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Flexibility, creativity, and tenacity
  • Fluency in English

Location

As with all positions at Project Drawdown, these will be 100% remote. Employees can work anywhere within the United States. Candidates currently authorized to work in the United States (US Citizens, green card holders, and work visa holders), who reside anywhere within the US may apply.

Compensation

This is a full-time position with benefits. We work hard to ensure our salaries are competitive with similar leading nonprofits in major cities across America. In addition, Project Drawdown provides exceptional benefits including 4 weeks PTO (plus 6 sick days and 13 holidays/holiday closure), health/dental/vision insurance premiums 100% paid for the employees, and matching 401k. We will share compensation package details with candidates we invite into our interview process.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete our online application form. All candidates will need to upload a cover letter, their most recent resume, as well as work samples as described below:

  • Cover letter that creatively communicates who you are and your interest in this role
  • Resume detailing your professional and educational background
  • Writing sample of 2-4 pieces of climate-related research or writing. (Please include relevant project context and details about your role or contribution)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning September 4th, 2020, until the position has been filled.


Project Drawdown is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Project Drawdown does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by law, and we will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. We strongly encourage all qualified persons worldwide to apply for this position. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and the organization’s need.


Position Description PDF

For more information contact us at jobs@drawdown.org.

Job Category: 
Page Banner Image: 

About Project Drawdown

The World’s Leading Resource for Climate Solutions

Project Drawdown is a nonprofit organization that seeks to help the world reach “Drawdown”— the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline. Since the 2017 publication of the New York Times bestseller Drawdown, the organization has emerged as a leading resource for information and insight about climate solutions. Cities, universities, corporations, philanthropies, policymakers, communities, educators, activists, and more turn to Project Drawdown, as they look to advance effective climate action. We aim to support the growing constellation of efforts to move climate solutions forward and move the world toward Drawdown—as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible.

See The Drawdown Review—2020 for the latest update to our work.

Position Summary

Project Drawdown is hiring a new Director of Marketing & Communication — a senior leader in the organization focused on overseeing, coordinating, and implementing our broad communication portfolio, as well as managing the overall Drawdown brand.

We are looking for a seasoned leader who can manage and execute a wide array of communication activities, each blending sophisticated content with powerful platforms.

Our work to date includes efforts in print (including a New York Times best-selling book), on social media (at @ProjectDrawdown), on the web (at drawdown.org), and our new signature publication, available both digitally and in print, The Drawdown Review. The Director of Marketing & Communication will help coordinate these efforts, while looking to dramatically increase their reach and impact.

In addition, the Director will help us develop additional communication products, including more educational materials, a new series of technical briefs and primers, a new emphasis on solutions storytelling, and new video and multimedia content. We also anticipate building partnerships to amplify our reach dramatically.

We also seek a leader who can help maintain, build, and enhance the overall Drawdown brand in a changing landscape. We seek someone who will coordinate our efforts with outside partners, media outlets, journalists, and public relations firms.

As a small organization with a big mission, we seek a Director will can oversee many simultaneous projects and meet multiple deadlines, while maintaining a high level of creativity, collaboration, and excellence. Prior experience in climate or environmental issues is not a requirement, but eagerness to learn and engage is.

The Director of Marketing & Communication will report to the Executive Director of Project Drawdown and collaborate closely with other senior leaders in the organization. The Director of Marketing & Communication will also manage a small team of freelancers and consultants.

Project Drawdown welcomes people of all backgrounds, identities, and beliefs to join us in helping the world reach Drawdown quickly, safely, and equitably. We are a 100% remote organization based in the U.S. Candidates currently authorized to work in the United States (US Citizens, green card holders, and work visa holders), who reside anywhere within the US may apply.

Essential Responsibilities

The Director of Marketing & Communication will:

  • Oversee, manage, and evolve Project Drawdown’s overall brand
  • Enhance and grow the reach and reputation of Project Drawdown
  • Oversee and manage Project Drawdown’s communication platforms (e.g., social, web, print), coordinate the release of Project Drawdown’s many different communication products, and Project Drawdown’s key communication-related partnerships
  • Help us develop new communication platforms, tools, and products
  • Coordinate a complex array of communication needs for Project Drawdown, working with senior leaders across the organization
  • Oversee freelancers, editors, fact-checkers, photographers, videographers, digital strategists, designers, etc.
  • Manage the core Drawdown website and social media channels
  • Coordinate with outside media and communication partners
  • Manage incoming enquiries from media, stakeholders, and partners
  • Fulfill other tasks as requested

Education and/or Experience

The ideal candidate will possess a combination of the following education and/or equivalent experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (required) or Master’s degree in relevant field of communication, marketing, journalism, or other areas
  • Proven record of success in leading a communication team, and working across a larger organization
  • 5+ years of experience in organizational communication and marketing
  • 5+ years of experience in project management and content production
  • Strong technical experience with modern communication tools – including website development, content management, publishing workflows, social media management, web and social media analytics, etc.
  • Strong editorial background — with demonstrable writing and editing skills 
  • Experience working with outside consultants and freelancers
  • Impeccable organizational skills, thoroughness, and ability to multitask in a fluid environment
  • Background in climate or sustainability is helpful but not required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The qualifications listed here are necessary to perform this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Experience coordinating and managing a wide variety of communication platforms and projects, across a broad organization
  • Experience developing an organizational communication plan, as well as implementing / executing it
  • Ability to develop and enhance the reach, impact, reputation, and value proposition of a non-profit organization
  • Ability to lead a team of communication professionals and consultants
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple workflows on deadline
  • Excellent written, speaking / presentation, and interpersonal communication skills to engage effectively within the organization and with external collaborators / stakeholders
  • Flexibility, creativity, and tenacity
  • Fluency in English

Location

As with all positions at Project Drawdown, this one will be 100% remote. Employees can work anywhere within the United States. Candidates currently authorized to work in the United States (US Citizens, green card holders, and work visa holders), who reside anywhere within the US may apply.

Compensation

This is a full-time position with benefits. We work hard to ensure our salaries are competitive with similar leading nonprofits in major cities across America. In addition, Project Drawdown provides exceptional benefits including 4 weeks PTO (plus 6 sick days and 13 holidays/holiday closure), health/dental/vision insurance premiums 100% paid for the employees, and matching 401k. We will share compensation package details with candidates we invite into our interview process.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete our online application form. All candidates will need to upload a cover letter, their most recent resume, as well as work samples as described below:

  • Cover letter that creatively communicates who you are and your interest in this role
  • Resume detailing your professional and educational background
  • Portfolio of 3-5 pieces of your best communication and marketing work (please include any links or critical context about your role, if applicable)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning September 4th, 2020, until the position has been filled.


Project Drawdown is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Project Drawdown does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by law, and we will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. We strongly encourage all qualified persons worldwide to apply for this position. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and the organization’s need.


Position Description PDF

For more information contact us at jobs@drawdown.org.

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