Full-time 2023-10-10

Health Care Without Harm: U.S. Climate and Health Campaigner

Organization: Health Care Without Harm

Point of Contact at Health Care Without Harm: [email protected]

Organization Address: 12110 Sunset Hills Road Suite 600 Reston, VA 20190

Location:            Remote

Reports To:        Director, Climate Solutions

Supervises:         N/A

FLSA Status:       Exempt

FTE Status:         FTE 1

Posting Date:     September 15, 2023

Closing Date:     October 10, 2023

Salary Range:   $84,300 – $97,900   

We’re looking for a campaigner with excellent interpersonal skills to develop climate solutions initiatives and mobilize key constituencies (e.g., health professionals, community members) to drive change. As an integral member of the Climate & Health team, this person will leverage their creativity, facilitation skills, organizing skills and their experience in advocacy and campaigning to spur climate action in the health care sector. If you have a passion for working in coalitions – from the local level to the international level – to make the world healthier, more equitable, and more climate-smart, we encourage you to apply!

Organizational Overview

Health Care Without Harm seeks to transform health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint and becomes a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice. With more than 70 staff members in the US and abroad, we have a unique and dynamic workplace! We believe health care, as the only sector with healing as its mission, has an opportunity – and obligation – to use its ethical, economic, and political influence to create an ecologically sustainable, equitable and healthy world. Health Care Without Harm in the U.S. works to achieve its mission in collaboration with Practice Greenhealth, the leading sustainable health care organization, delivering environmental solutions to more than 1,500 hospitals and health systems in the United States and Canada.

 Position Description

The U.S. Climate and Health Campaigner is responsible for leading the development and execution of initiatives to engage and activate health professionals and community partners to accelerate climate action from the health sector and advance resilient communities. The role’s primary aim will be to mobilize key constituencies (e.g., health professionals, community members, health care leaders) to support a just and equitable transition to a climate-smart health care sector. The Campaigner will work in close partnership with the full Climate and Health Program team and coordinate across the organization on national and global climate efforts and the development of tools, resources, advocacy and strategic communications, and organizing initiatives. The Campaigner will also work closely with the Health Care Climate Council and Practice Greenhealth staff and partner with other networks and organizations. 

Primary Objectives

  • Coordinate health professional and community engagement and mobilization efforts for internally developed and partner-driven climate initiatives such as health sector climate commitment campaigns, health professional mobilization campaigns (e.g., Nurses Climate Challenge), and place-based advocacy campaigns.
  • Participate in cross-organizational climate resilience programming and contribute to the development of initiatives that support health institution partnerships on community resilience.
  • In close collaboration with the Medical Director of Physician Engagement, lead the development and execution of health professional organizing initiatives and related strategic communications to accelerate climate action from the health sector. 
  • Coordinate climate-related health professional initiatives with the Climate and Health Program and other global and U.S. HCWH programs. Represent the U.S. Climate & Health team in coordination with health professional initiatives in our other HCWH offices and global networks and external partners. 
  • Support the engagement and commitment of the Climate Council members through meeting planning, facilitating work groups, and innovative project development.

Essential Functions

  • Develop, build, and implement a robust strategy to mobilize key stakeholders around climate-smart health care and support a set of campaigns and initiatives, working closely with other programs and partners across the U.S. and internationally.
  • Support the incubation, development, and cross-pollination of health professional activation and mobilization by working closely with the Medical Director for Physician Engagement, the International Climate and Health Campaigner, and other HCWH programs and offices.
  • Develop strategies and initiatives to mobilize participants in national and international climate programs such as the HHS Health Sector Climate Pledge, Health Care Climate Challenge, and the Race to Zero, including but not limited to the design, planning, implementation, and evaluation of campaign efforts. 
  • Support the development of place-based initiatives that prompt health care organizations to leverage their power as anchor institutions to partner with impacted communities in order to build health, wealth, and climate resilience.
  • Represent the U.S. Climate & Health program in building external partnerships with health systems, health professional organizations, and community organizations and support select campaigns as they emerge.
  • Disseminate existing tools, resources, and training materials, and produce new ones as needed.
  • Work with Health Care Climate Council members and Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth staff to foster climate action leadership from the health sector.
  • Present at meetings, educational events, and on webinars.
  • Support development of funding proposals and budgets; manage grants.
  • All other duties as requested and needed to meet organizational goals.


  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree. Combined experience/education is acceptable as a substitute for minimum education. 
  • Minimum Experience: At least 5 years of experience working on communications, organizing, and campaigning around public health, healthcare, and/or climate issues. Cross-cultural experience and experience working in nonprofit, community, and/or health care settings preferred.
  • Minimum Field of Expertise: Campaign development and implementation and policy advocacy and communication. Some familiarity with public health, the health sector, and climate change issues preferred. 
  • Preferred Education: Health or public health professional (e.g., RN, ANP, PA, RDN, DO, MD, MPH, DrPH) preferred. 
  • Preferred Experience: Working and/or organizing at multiple levels (i.e., at the community level as well as part of national or international campaigns); Leading clinician-based and/or community-based initiatives; Working in a virtual organization.

Job-specific Competencies 

  • Ability to collaborate on highly effective campaigns and successfully communicate the missions and vision of Health Care Without Harm and its work around mitigation, resilience, and equity.
  • Strong organizing and/or campaigning experience with a history of proven success in developing creative, adaptable, cross-cutting campaign strategies. 
  • Exceptional facilitation and communication skills. Fluency in a language in addition to English is a plus. 
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively while organizing time efficiently.
  • Strong project management experience working with a diverse group of stakeholders; strong cross-cultural competency.
  • Well-honed interpersonal skills to work across a virtual organization and with varied external stakeholders, including hospital employees, community members, and health professionals.
  • Ability to build strong partnerships with organizations and communities and grow and manage a coalition.
  • Ability to quickly adapt with minimal coaching to new situations and processes; ability to adapt style to meet the needs of individuals and/or the organization.
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills.
  • Track record of successfully planning and organizing all aspects of a variety of event types (e.g. in-person convenings, community meetings) with multiple stakeholders and partners.
  • Proficiency in computer and communications technologies including Microsoft Office programs, Google Suite, and social media. Familiarity with design tools (e.g., Photoshop, InDesign, Canva), social media analytics and/or video editing skills are a plus.


  • Understanding of the impact of climate change on health, health equity, and health care delivery, and potential mitigation and resilience solutions.
  • Familiarity with leading organizations, current research, and resources related to climate change and health.
  • Experience with grant development, tracking, and reporting.

What’s In It For You?

  • Work for an organization where the mission is inspiring and your colleagues care deeply for the mission and the network of people carrying out that mission.
  • Play a key role in helping drive growth, influence impact, and advance efforts to create a more sustainable health care sector and community.
  • Develop and advance healthcare ESG reporting and analytics
  • Be part of an inspirational global network.
  • Fantastic benefits!

To Apply or Inquire

Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth are committed to cultivating and sustaining culturally and ethnically diverse organizations, and to the principles that promote inclusive practices. We believe that systems can only be transformed when a diversity of voices, perspectives, and lived experiences are a part of the movement for change. We are dedicated to building a diverse staff with expertise and interest in addressing systemic racism within our organization and to serve the mission of the organizations in respectful ways. Health Care Without Harm/Practice Greenhealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, upload a cover letter and resume to Emmie Mediate, Director of U.S. Climate and Health Program, via this link.  Questions can be addressed to [email protected]. Only competitive candidates will be invited to participate further in the recruitment process. Closing date to apply is October 10, 2023.

More Information

Advocacy, Communications, Outreach, Policy, Project Management, Other

$84300 - $97900

5-10 years


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