Mayor's Climate Advisor

City of Boise

Boise, ID, USA

Full time

Nov 25

About the job

Summary Statement

The City of Boise is excited to announce their recruitment for the Mayor's Climate Advisor. We are committed to taking action to address climate change, because our city's prosperity is directly linked to clean energy, clean air and water, and open space. By harnessing innovation, and the passion of the next generation, Boise will be a national climate leader. The Mayor's office is looking for candidates who are passionate about climate control, skilled collaborators, and strong communicators. This position is an exciting opportunity to drive our carbon neutral goals and bring our Climate Roadmap to our wonderful community.

Coordinates with the Mayor’s office and city departments regarding community partnerships and grant opportunities related to the city’s strategic initiatives on climate. Coordinates with city staff to identify and pursue federal and state funding opportunities related to climate change and economic development. Serves as community partnership manager with businesses, organizations, governmental agencies, universities and research entities, and organizations focused on climate to expedite Boise’s actions towards mitigation and adaption to the impacts of climate change. Engages with the community, a team of strategic initiative managers, and department team members in support of the city’s climate goals. Performs work under general policy direction with wide latitude to achieve objectives.

This position is designated as At-Will.

Essential Functions

Builds and maintains positive relationships with community partners, including businesses and business organizations, to support efforts in adopting climate mitigation and resilience measures, advancing climate related research, and expanding climate entrepreneurship and economic development opportunities. (35%)

Monitors and applies for climate related grants and federal funding opportunities as well as identifies philanthropic opportunities for climate work. (35%)

Tracks, researches, and analyzes policies at the state and federal level. Provides strategic perspective on policy through reports, briefings and presentations summarizing key elements of analysis and recommendations to the Mayor and the Climate Action division. (20%)

Collaborates with city staff, advises and updates key city leaders on opportunities and challenges that affect the city’s climate goals. Seeks to solve problems and create innovative ideas through collaborative teamwork from all government and community levels to ensure the best program recommendations come before the Mayor. (10%)

Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. Total Percentage = 100%


Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, various science-based curricula, public policy, public administration, environmental engineering or closely related field
  • Four years of experience
  • Or any combination of training and experience equivalent


  • Functional knowledge of principles and practices of successful business relationship management
  • General business office and telephone etiquette, equipment, and procedures
  • Computer operations including contemporary and related software applications
  • Record-keeping and filing practices
  • General customer service techniques.


  • Ability to utilize excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including public speaking
  • Develop ideas from concept through implementation using group facilitation skills
  • Read, interpret and apply complex rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Compile, develop and organize data and information into clear and concise written reports; analyze information, identify alternatives, and develop conclusions
  • Plan, organize, and implement special assignments; prioritize and manage several projects simultaneously and independently in a high stress environment
  • Utilize change management methods
  • Demonstrate proficiency in written communication including spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Operate a computer with demonstrated proficiency using contemporary and related database, word processing, and spreadsheet software applications at an appropriate level for efficient job performance
  • Display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of city employees, the public and other organizations; communicate effectively in the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance
  • Complete assignments in a timely fashion; understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations; maintain prompt and regular attendance; and perform all essential and marginal functions with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • Capable of operating vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record

Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training

  • Excellent coalition-building and negotiation skills with a proven record of bringing together a diverse set of stakeholders to agree upon collaborative decisions and strategy implementation
  • Five years or more work experience in grants and project management
  • Functional knowledge of general sustainability and climate policy and key issues

Licensing And Other Requirements

  • Valid state-issued driver's license

Special Requirements

Applicants Must Be Able To Pass

  • City of Boise background check processes which includes a criminal history check and reference checks in accordance with the City of Boise Hiring Process Regulation
  • Driving Record Check

Working Conditions

The physical effort characteristics and working environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Efforts

The noise level is rarely moderate. Work includes sensory ability to talk and hear. Work in this position also includes close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. Employees will sit, stand and walk. Position requires hand/finger dexterity.

Working Environment

The work environment will include inside conditions and outdoor weather conditions. Employees will also drive a vehicle as part of this position.

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