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Dec 19, 2022

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ClimateRaise Director & Fellows

(Volunteer Positions)

ClimateRaise is seeking Directors and multiple Fellows who are passionate about ClimateTech and supporting women, non-binary and gender non-conforming founders.

About ClimateRaise

This is far from an ordinary volunteer opportunity. The ClimateRaise team is responsible for a bi-weekly newsletter that features top ClimateTech startups led by women and connecting them to resources to help them succeed.

Since our inception in 2020, ClimateRaise has made over 450 introductions between investors and founders. As of June 2022, 39% of all feature companies include a C-level team member who identifies as BIPOC, Asian, Mixed Race or ‘Other’, and 12% include a C-level team member who identifies as LGBTQIA+.

ClimateRaise newsletters are sent out bi-weekly, and the team works to find, vet, and feature the top women-led Climate startups for our list of almost 2,000 subscribers. Our subscribers feature investors from some of the top ClimateTech firms such as Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Buoyant Ventures, C3, and many more.

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(1) Director - Volunteer position

As a Director at ClimateRaise you would have the opportunity to help shape the organization and new ways to expand our impact. Learn more at We’re looking for one or two Directors who are willing to make at least a year-long commitment. The work typically requires at least 2 hours a week and includes:

Entrepreneur Sourcing & Selection

  • Find, source, and reach out to founders
  • Choose the best companies that fit with investor interest and show traction
  • Write/ edit a newsletter every other week that highlights companies

Investor Community Building & Communication

  • Maintain and grow the ClimateRaise network of accredited investors
  • Reach out to investors to ask for referrals for new founders
  • Make introductions weekly as requests come in

Back Office

  • Attend a weekly one hour team meeting
  • Keep our Airtable CRM up to date
  • Update and maintain our website and social media

Additional Opportunities

This is a lean run organization and there are a lot of opportunities to grow it depending on your interests. Opportunities include running events, exploring sponsorship opportunities, growing our founder support, creating additional resources for founders, and building a social media presence.

(2) Fellow - Volunteer Position

This position is a great opportunity for people who want to support ClimateRaise but cannot commit to a year long part time role.

Fellows are ambassadors of our brand, and support ClimateRaise with ad hoc projects within their expertise. If you are interested in supporting ClimateRaise in the following areas, please apply!

  • Data & analytics
  • Workflow automation
  • Social Media
  • Scouting
  • Content generation
  • Partnerships

Why join us?

Our team is passionate about climate solutions that advance diversity, inclusion, equity and justice. This position is a great opportunity to grow your network, break into climate-tech, and meet like minded founders and investors. We care deeply about each other’s mental wellness and make space for fun!

We value skills and backgrounds of different paths of life and encourage people from underrepresented communities and systemically marginalized groups to apply.

If you are thinking of other ways you can help ClimateRaise, please apply!

If you are interested in applying for one of the Volunteer Director roles, please complete this application form by EOD January 20th 2023 and feel free to email with any questions. Start date is Q1 2023.

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