Climate Action Coordinator

$67,371 - $97,282 yearly
  • City of Iowa City, IA
  • Iowa City, IA, USA
  • Nov 17, 2021
Full time Environmental Protection Sustainability

Job Description

Climate Action Coordinator

Office of Climate Action & Outreach

City Manager’s Office


Application deadline: Wednesday, December 15, 2021

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One permanent full time position available

Full salary range: $67,371.20 – $97,281.60

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm,

evenings & weekends as needed


Job summary:

Under direction of the City Manager, develops, implements, promotes, analyzes and coordinates City and community climate action programs and projects including carbon emissions reduction activities, energy efficiency programs, conservation and natural areas management and community climate action education efforts. Provides technical assistance for climate action and environmental programs to other divisions, departments, and the community. Staffs the Climate Action Commission.


Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in environmental policy, environmental studies, urban planning, public administration/policy or a related field from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body plus minimum two years of professional-level experience in project coordination and management, preferably in climate action or sustainability-related initiatives, required. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check.


Preferred qualifications:

Master’s degree related to environmental science, urban planning or public administration from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body preferred. Interdisciplinary background is an asset as the position requires working across many departments and sectors. Previous exposure to municipal government operations a plus.


It is the policy of the City of Iowa City to afford equal employment opportunities for all employees and potential City employees.