Senior Partnership Officer for Climate & Disaster Justice | Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
Guided by Unitarian Universalist principles and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UUSC is a human rights organization that strives to advance human rights, dismantle systems of oppression, and uplift and affirm the inherent dignity and power of all people. We focus our work in three intersectional areas of justice: Migration, Climate Change, and Crisis Response. We center the voices and experiences of those most affected and strengthen those grassroots groups and movements who are organizing themselves to advance these goals. To accomplish this, we offer Justice Education and Leadership Development, Engagement and Mobilization for Advocacy, and Grantmaking and Partner Support.
The Senior Partnership Officer for Climate & Disaster Justice (SPO) will help inform and advance a strategic plan for UUSC’s initiative on climate forced displacement. As part of the partner support and grantmaking team, the SPO will cultivate and maintain a portfolio of grants and build deep and trusting relationships with partners, primarily from affected communities. Based on the needs of the communities, the SPO will implement a range of support beyond grants that may include providing technical assistance, organizing convenings, helping to identify additional financial support for partners, and more. To create deep and meaningful impact, the SPO will work closely with an intersectional team including advocacy, member engagement, communications, justice education, and research to inform and advance a joint strategy. As an expert on climate justice, the SPO will represent UUSC externally with key stakeholders, government officials, the international community, donors, and UUSC board and members.