Rare inspires change so people and nature thrive. Over more than three decades, Rare has partnered with local organizations to run more than 400 behavior change projects in nearly 60 countries, promoting community-led adoption of solutions such as coastal fishery recovery, protected area creation, fuel-efficient cookstoves, reciprocal water agreements, regenerative agriculture, and more. To advance behavior change in the conservation community, Rare recently launched the Center for Behavior & the Environment, designed to bring the best insights from behavioral science and design thinking to the world’s most challenging environmental issues.
Rare dreams big, holds itself accountable and stays positive even in the face of challenges. Rare’s organizational culture is largely defined by its five core values: The Courage to Take Risks, A Commitment to Accountability, A Mindset of Solutionology, Investments in People, and The Spirit of Celebration. Our mission is the “what” we do and our values are the “how” we do it!
In a recent report, Changing Behaviors to Reduce U.S. Emissions: Seven Pathways to Climate Impact, Rare identified the critical role individual behaviors can play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. If just ten percent of Americans adopted seven behaviors (plant-rich diet, electric vehicles, green energy/rooftop solar, food waste reduction, carbon offsets, no-till agriculture, and flying less), US greenhouse gases would decrease by 0.8 gigatons annually, representing an avoided cost of $22 billion.
Rare seeks an entrepreneurial, creative and task-oriented Vice President to work directly with the CEO bringing insight and life to a new US Climate Change Campaign.
This individual will lead the strategic development and implementation of a multi-faceted behavior change campaign designed to leverage individual behavior change to reduce emissions across the food/agriculture, energy and transport sectors.
The Vice President, U.S. Climate Change will exercise both independent judgement and a collaborative approach to carry out the following responsibilities:
Experience and Education
The ideal candidate will be dynamic, entrepreneurial, and high-energy, with the ability to work productively with a diverse array of leaders, experts and philanthropists. S/he should be able to demonstrate prior success in a variety of high-impact initiatives that include experience managing from conception through completion with explicit outcomes. S/he should be a hands-on, action-oriented leader. Experience creating and managing behavior change campaigns, public advocacy programs, or consumer marketing efforts with significant budget/P&L responsibility is critical. Priority skillsets include: strategy formulation, message design, campaign management, and fundraising. Candidates should self-identify as creative and analytical and organized with strong writing skills. Other qualifications include: